We decided to stay at Ossotel in July after reading great reviews on TripAdvisor. We were glad we did! The service was fantastic from the very beginning. The moment we arrived we were greeted by name with big smiles and refreshing delicious welcome drinks straight away. We were so pleased with the pool room. It has a beautiful view and you can pop straight in the pool from your balcony. The pool was a little chilly but refreshing. The lounge on our balcony was comfy but a little short for my tall boyfriend! The bed was very comfy and the shower head is huge! The wall between the room and bathroom is glass but the frosted glass is strategically placed and you can't see through it clearly. Having a DVD player in the room is very handy as well and having robes provided adds a little luxury. The room was always cleaned well and plenty of water is provided - we hardly had to buy our own. The little pastry treats delivered in the evening is a lovely touch with a note describing any activities for the next day as well as the expected temperature and wave swell. We found the hotel quiet, we hardly heard our neighbours. We were towards the back of the hotel though. If you were towards the front the noise from the band / music at Romeos might be an issue.
Breakfast was amazing and generous. A choice from twelve freshly made dishes (we just about tried every one) as well as buffet is on offer. The breakfast meals were lovely. The pancakes, french toast, salmon bagel and salmon omelette were favourites. The staff are welcoming and attentive and always bringing over fresh coffee and tea. My only suggestion would be a fly net over the pastries on the buffet maybe? We often ate at the restaurant Romeos. My boyfriend loved the chilli fries and we both loved the chocolate milkshakes. The chicken fajita is delicious as well as the burger sliders. The bar snacks menu is great.
We thought the location of the hotel was great. I hadn't stayed in this area before but my boyfriend had. It only took about 15 minutes to walk into Kuta and a short taxi ride in to Seminyak. The hotel provides a shuttle to Kuta and Seminyak but we didn't realise this until towards the end of our stay. We were surfing every day and Legian beach suited both our levels. My boyfriend surfed directly out front of the hotel while I went further up the beach towards the Rip Curl Surf School. Ossotel has beach lounges as well which we used a few times. There is a door to access the beach alleyway at the back of the hotel. To get to the beach you have to walk down a narrow alley way which is also used by scooters. You have to be able to push yourself up against the wall in some parts if a scooter comes past but the scooters are going slowly and most people are courteous. We didn't find it a problem but you might if you're not quick on your feet. For most of the alleyway it is well lit at night but one section is quite dark. I don't think I'd be confident to walk down the alleyway by myself at night. Along the beach there are lots of lovely places to eat and get drinks. We often went to the Deck, Mozarella and the restaurant at Niksoma. Cocoon beach club is about a ten minute walk from the hotel. For sunset drinks we would go on the beach to sit on a beanbag with a Bintang.
We would definitely love to come back and stay at the Ossotel again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ossotel is organic in its conception and operation. Stylish but not pretentious. We are modern, we like simple pleasures and design that works. The modern tropical design fuses simplicity and functionality, from the architecture to our tailored service showcasing a new breed of Balinese hospitality. Ossotel sits right in the centre of the iconic Padma Legian beach neighbourhood, a stone's throw from the ocean and a short walk to the Island's bars, restaurants, and vibrant club scene. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ossotel Bali/Legian