It is an architectural celebration on the beach of Nusa Dua with every area , every nook and crannies are well designed resulting plenty of natural light and continuous fresh air. It is a great feeling to walk into an open spacious lobby with the blue sea at the background and sea breeze welcoming. ( Although I do not see the point of having blue artificial flowers around nor the hanging gold flower features at the lobby). Beautiful marbles and even more beautiful sandstone walls are everywhere with wooden floor which is supposed to be less slippery.
The resort is so huge that one can easily get lost and there is not any map in the room. Fortunately there are lifts at every building and there are many security officers at every corner. It would be ideal if the Resort put a label in the lift next to each floor; such as what floor The Café/ Fitness Centre/ Pools etc. We stayed at the Royal Suite Ocean Court Room 2648; the officer at the corner told us that number 2 refers to Building 2 and 6 refers to 6th Floor. Our room was great, spacious, with a sofa bed for our daughter. The bed and pillows are good; only light system is a bit awkward - once the main switched turns off the light- the reading light at desk cannot be turned on. There is a charging station for mobile phones at the desk. Bathroom is wonderful with the automatic toilet facilities. ( the one we had in Japan did not open its lid when one is near ) Shower has extra side shower spray which is great. Bathtub is pretty but position right in front of wide open window and it has only like 20 cm space to wall to squeeze thru in order to pull down the window shade. Bottled water are generously provided; but toiletries such as body wash and shampoo - I had to ask to be replaced. They are not locally made; instead they are from UK. The view from the 6th floor balcony is great and the sofa is good - it is interesting to have a 'laundry mini rack' to hang our wet swimsuits.
Breakfast at The Café is totally a different experience. On the first day we came rather late ( 9:45 am ) that we had to wait in long line. It was a very huge café- with many staff who are efficient and polite- but with lots of people - and some do not know how to wait in line. Dishes variety is rather mediocre- not as good as Mulia Jakarta. The Café at Mulia Resort do not serve salmon for breakfast I was told. Omelette station is great particularly Mr Antara and colleague ; not only they are efficiently quick and well prepared but also Pak Antara apart from making good omellete- was aware of which one came to his station and served in the order of first come. One guy came and cut the line and stood in front of me- but Pak Antara asked me first. During our stay - The Café felt like a crowded zoo with good, efficient staff.
Swimming Pools with the pool bar closest to beach is the best- but pool lounge chairs are taken quickly. Our first day- we could not find any, but the staff helped us find a couple 20 minutes later. Our second day- we went earlier and saved three chairs - but to our surprise: a big family of 6 adults and 4 kids took our chairs despite of my magazine, sarongs. Pool staff apologised and told me that he tried to tell the family but they did not understand English. Still when my husband went to restroom, one of the children of the group went to lie down on our chair with our towel. Pool Bar is great with great staff. I would love to see more trees and green grass around this area- the rest such as the beach is almost perfect with staff cleaning the sea weed. The Sky Bar has great view and good munchies. Soleil serves delicious dishes.
If you prefer boutique type hotel; particularly for a romantic holiday- perhaps this resort is too huge and too crowded; mind you though- they have a chapel for weddings.
One important information is that you are not stuck with the expensive hotel restaurants. You can go out: Bali Collection Nusa Dua is only Rp. 16,000 by meter Taxi which requires us to pay min. Rp.25,000 ( SGD 2.50 ) Bali Collection has several good restaurants, shops and Spa. We ate Balinese Grill at Paon and return Rp.40,000 by a rental car. Closer to hotel there are the well known Ulam Sea food restaurant serving basic local grill dishes. Ulam provides pick up and return service to hotel. There are a handful of other restaurants next and across from Ulam.
I also saw there is an outside Grill café right next to Hotel if you walk from the beach; let us know how it is. Taxi to Legian costs around Rp.120,000.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the majestic coastline of Nusa Dua, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas evoke a relaxed yet polished sensibility. Cutting edge design throughout, the resort comprises three signature experiences; The Mulia is a boutique all-suite resort with 111 suites. Mulia Resort has 526 accommodations including lagoon pool rooms and suites and Mulia Villas is nestled on the hills of Nusa Dua with private pools and tropical gardens enjoying views of the Indian Ocean, offering total privacy and relaxation. Mulia Resort – Nusa Dua, Bali is sprawled along Nusa Dua’s most stunning coastline. Inside, creative use of crystal, beautiful blue Azul Bahia and furnishings are stunning and compliment the tranquil ponds and pools outside that weave effortlessly around the gardens. A favourite for couples, families or small groups, the resort offers unrivalled facilities and there is a selection of dining venues to choose including Table8, Edogin, Soleil, The Cafe, Mulia Deli, The Bar and ZJ’s Bar & Lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mulia Resort Bali/Nusa Dua