Hyatt Bali Hotel
Reviews - Hyatt Bali Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Great Holiday and Weddingfrom Fenner
When we arrived we were greeted with a flower garland around our necks a cool drink and towel. The rooms were great although there was a slight smell but the staff did not hesitate to move us when we asked, it was no problem at all for them. All the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. There was no shortage of sunbeds as previous reports had suggested and the pools were great, so good we could not get our daughter out! At breakfast there was a great selection of food and no waiting or standing in line. The Piano bar in the hotel was good on an evening and they had a really good singer on with a good range of songs for everyone.
We met with the hotels wedding co-ordinator the day after we arrived he showed us various locations where we could have our wedding and what other extra's they could arrange for us (musicians, photographer etc) and they were not expensive, very cheap compared to the prices we would have had to pay in the UK. We decided to get married in the Bamboo Atrium in the georgous gardens in the hotel grounds. On the day of the wedding all the area had been fantasticly decorated with 2 large carved thrones for us both. The wedding at the Hyatt for us was like a fairy tale and I would recommend the hotel to anyone thinking about getting married out there. Our day was more than perfect and was better than we ever expected it to be.
We did find it cheaper to eat out and not in the hotel and there is some great places to eat Sanur. Also there are some great shops that are really cheap.
We will definatley be going back in the future as it will always be special to us espcially with us getting married there.
Paradise. Fantastic, and excellent servicefrom missced
The landscaped gardens are large and beautifully set out in a balinese style, with fragrant ylang ylang, orchids, bougainvillea, etc growing profusely everywhere. Sanur beach is wonderful - the tide goes out quite far once a day, with plenty of exotic sea life to look at. Whilst it is tidal, waves are gentle and not for surfing, as the beach is protected by a coral reef some 400m offshore. It was quite the most unique beach I have been to yet - Crabs, seaweed, sea snails - the place is naturally as near to paradise as I have been, with the added advantage of a secure hotel resort area. There is a long path along the seafront, where we did after a day or two venture to local restuarants. Local fishermen still use the beach with local colourfully painted boats. This is great for peace and quiet and local character - and if you want luxury, it is there aplenty in the hotel. The hotel's public areas are well maintained, with a balinese open style roof by the piano bar. The mixture of the humid climate, fragrant planting of the gardens, layered level gardens,unobtrusive local musicians and landscaped swimming pools all add to the atmosphere. The hotel is large, and three storey, and clearly built in the seventies - but we did not have a issue with this at all as it has been decorated well in a local style, (each courtyard is lit with hangings and teracotta pots at night, the gardens are dotted with lanterns) and the outside is covered in vegetation. Many reviews mention a damp smell - the climate is excessively humid (usually over 80%) and this is the reason for the confusion, I believe. The rooms themselves were not damp, and well maintained.
Food in all the restaurants was excellent - and if you wish to venture outside you will find good local food very cheaply. By western standards the Hyatt is not expensive either. A win-win situation!
I used the spa, which was first class. If you would like a cheap massage on the beach, fine, but the spa was professional, immaculate, clean and intensely relaxing (I had a massage, and little touches such as having a fragrant wooden bowl of water with flowers floating in it underneath your head as you place your face in the hole in the massasge table) are thoughtful touches which make all the difference. And for a snip of the price at home! Before we went to the Bali Hyatt we were a couple of uncertain tourists, - we moved on to our next destination in love with the place. We would definitely stay at the Bali Hyatt again - the service is superb, and you have the option of going outside the resort if you wish, so how one enjoys the holiday is up to you.
Fantastic place dont let the terrorists winfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel and all the facilities were amazing, the only disappointment was the beach, as the other reports say due to the corral reef that is about 100m out to sea the water never gets very deep and you get lots of see weed. Some times if the sea isn’t rough enough the water on the inside of the reef doesn’t get changed. This affected us a couple of times when we went scuba diving just up from the hotel. The sand on the beach is swept all the time and is very clean. Sun beds under the beach umbrellas are almost impossible to get some people must get up in the middle of the night to get them. As I mentioned the swimming in the sea was a bit off a disappointment so we spent most of the time around the pools that I have to say are incredible.
The gardens/grounds to the hotel are an absolute credit, absolutely beautiful and immaculately kept.
If you have some extra cash to spend, we fully recommend going to the hotel spa. We both did a 2 and a half hour package with various treatment and had the best time. The staff made you feel so welcome and special. It’s a real treat.
To sum up we would without a doubt recommend this hotel we had a holiday of a lifetime.
One final note, don’t be put off by the terrorist situation in Bali, we were in Bali at the time of the latest terrorist attacks, apart from heightened security entering the hotels (car and bag checks) Bali is still a paradise island. The Balinese people are the most friendly and good natured people you will come across who are so anti to any type of violence. They are so dependant on tourism as it is their main forms of income, as you can imagine they are very concerned that the attacks are going to prevent travel to Bali.
Great holiday, but the hotels needs some attention!from nozmeister
Basically we had a very enjoyable holiday but whereas the main areas of the hotel are fine and the staff excellant we found that there are a few issues around.
- When we arrived we asked for a double room but were given a twin. When we went to ask for a change there were none available until the following night, the following day they then wanted us to move to another room which despite paying for an "OceanView" we could hardly see the ocean. Eventually we got a room with an ocean view although as it was on the ground floor it wasn't really worth the extra.
- The rooms and the bathroom in particular needs a complete refit. This hadn't been changed in the five years since we were last at the resort and we thought that it could do with it then! This makes me wonder about the "4 star" rating as this is fine outside the rooms.
- They appeared to have a "bath towel problem" as every day we were left without bath towels and had to ring up for them most nights as they didn't come round to service the rooms again until about 7pm. This is far too late for most people.
Having also stayed in Nusa Dua I agree with the other comments that Sanur is a good mix between the buzz of Kuta and the cold "could be anywhere in the world" feel of Nusa Dua. We went to the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua a couple of times when we stayed there and was very quiet due to the renovation work but it does have a very nice pool and the beach is better than in Sanur. Food/drink prices are very high though !!
Nice complex but smell problemsfrom soundlite1
There are 3 interconnected square buildings with a garden in the middle all with 3 floors and a total of 389 rooms. The middle bulding holds the Regency rooms.
We had problems with a mouldy smell in the first 5 rooms we were offered but the 6th room, a minisuite with a big 30 sqm terrace on 2nd floor in the 3rd and last building had no smell and we accepted.
Once you get familiar to the local surroundings you discover restaurants not only on the main street outside the hotel but also 15 mins walk in both directions on the beach. We loved the area south of the hotel on the beach path, where you can eat directly on the beach, unless you want to eat in one of the many reastaurants on the hotel.
It is not a bounty beach and the tide plays with you as it changed 4 times during our 16 days stay. Sometimes it was only possible to swim in the ocean late in the aftenoon. But the you got 2 pools to swim in. In the weekend there are not enough beach chairs for everyone and there are a limited parasols (11)on the beach and they were taken before 8 in the morning during our stay.
Massage is offered next to the hotel at $10 an hour and two women will take good care of you next to the beach unless you want to use the hotels Spa treatments which are quite exceptional.
We enjoyed our holiday, but will explore other parts of the world before going back to Bali.
great value for money, fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Exceeded expectationsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Out of interest, we visited the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua (a shuttle bus runs frequently each day between the 2 hotels) to take a look. The Grand Hyatt is a newer hotel, but to be honest it felt 'cold' and uninviting - a very 'resort' style hotel. Not to mention that there is very little within walking distance of the hotel and the food/ drinks are about 50% more expensive than the Bali Hyatt. Oh yes - and in the interest of supporting my comments that it is very 'resort' style, there is a Marks & Spencer and Starbucks opening up at the resort soon (if you have no interest in Bali or it's culture, this resort is for you).
There was a great crowd at the Bali Hyatt - a good mix of people (different cultures, ages). They have a great pool bar and piano bar (live music). The restaurants on site are very good quality at a reasonable price. There is an exceptional chinese restaurant as well. The breakfast (normally included) is the largest I have seen in a hotel - exceptional standard.
Try the restaurants outside the hotel - there is a fantastic italian restaurant called 'The Village' - some of the best Italian we have ever had. There are many others great spots in the surrounding area, you just need to have a good look around.
I would definately recommend the hotel and the location. Sanur itself has a nice quieter feel than Kuta, and less 'manufactured' than the Nusa Dua area.
Honeymoon trip in Hyattfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Firstly, the hotel staff are really friendly, we ended up saying good morning, good afternoon and good evening about 40 times a day! But in all fairness they are just lovely people and go out of their way to be nice....
The room we stayed in had no dampness or any other problems that previous reviews have mentioned, we found it to be immaculate in every way (it was an oceanview in the Bougainvillea block on the second floor) with great views and it was constantly looked after by the staff i.e. they would ask if we wanted the bed turned down every evening and would do a clean up and refresh of towels etc. of the room if we were not in and so on...
The property itself is really lovely, its an ideal location especially for honeymooners who want to relax etc. We travelled to another beach where we were constantly hassled on the beach to buy items etc. and couldn't wait to return to the calmness of our own beach the next day, albeit there are some guys asking if you want to go on jet skis etc. As per other reviews the grounds and pools are spectacular and are very traditionally Balinese. The spa in particular is worth a visit. We really enjoyed the experience.
The only thing we found was that after three nights of dining in the hotel restaurants that some of the restaurants outside the complex were worth dining in and are vastly less expensive particularly The Village and Palay and are also equally as good. It is definitely worth the visit. Another thing we found was that the only place you could have a drink in the hotel in the evening was the Piano bar near the lobby which was extremely repetitive after a few nights, i.e. the music was the same and the faces of the guests became familiar.... The entertainment should certainly differ here!!!!
Overall we had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend the relaxation and pampering after organising a wedding !!!!
Just to add that we went to the Hyatt at the end of August and never found it a problem finding a sunbed or a table at breakfast in the morning, some reviews mention queuing being a problem but we certainly didnt.
All in all we had a great experience for 10 nights!! We would definitely recommend it, enjoy !!!!
Difficult to faultfrom yorkieYork_England
We had interconnecting rooms at the far end which suited us fine. Rooms were as we expected with no sign of the smells referred to in other reviews. The balcony was on the small side as rooms were on the top floor. If you want bigger balconies go for a lower floor though that might be at the expense of views. Room service was very prompt and we were looked after very well.
Pool areas are first class and, despite being there in peak season there was no problem with sun beds. Pool attendants were happy to find spare beds and move them to where you wanted.
All public areas, restaurants and bars are very good, all with a typical Balinese character. with excellent service throughout. Prices are not bad for this standard of hotel although bars and restaurants outside the hotel are much cheaper as you would expect. A meal for 4 in the hotel could cost between £20 and £30 for four (which isn't bad) whereas outside would cost around £15 for four.
A real treat!from CathBrad
The hotel itself is amazing in our opinion. The service were amazing and the staff couldn't do enough for us. The grounds are lovely with two great pools.
The rooms are nice, but yes there is a damp smell. If you go for the regency rooms it costs about £10 a night more and you get free drinks from 5-7pm. Well worth it. plus you get breakfast away from the main part which is much more relaxed and no waiting for tables or food.
Sanur is nice. The beach is amazing. It is worth taking the free shuttle bus over to the Grand Hyatt as it seems less busy with plenty of choice of sunbeds unlike the Hyatt. Like another review said, people put their towels on sunbeds then go away for hours, but when we mentioned it to staff they said they had a rule if beds are left unattended for more than half an hour, the towels will be taken away. And they did. I saw it on several occasions.
Overall a lovely hotel in a great country.
Top Local Tips for Bali
For the less mobile... It is worth noting that because of the size and layout of the Bali Hyatt, many of the rooms are a good walk from the Lobby and pool areas which could be a problem for less mobile guests (or, as we found, those with young children who have to cart so much stuff about that they invariably forget something!!). People for whom this could be problematic should request a room in the first block. Also note that the pavements in Bali are interesting! We wore out the wheels on our daughter's buggy!! The Balinese people are lovely, so friendly and obliging without being pushy, and the security (particularly around the hotels) is very tight. This makes for a relaxed holiday.
getting out and about hire your own driver with car ,much cheaper than arranging a tour etc. get to see the real bali and meet the locals.
Taxi Driver We had a great driver while we were there. His car is brand new with nice seats...many of the cabbies have grubby seats. The best part are his prices! It's his own cab company so he just is happy to be working. He charges honest prices and low compared to many of the cabs that sit by the hotels. You can call him and he'll pick you up...wait for you...and whatever you want. His name is Nyoman Suednya. From inside Bail call: 081-747-86409. The only reason I put this on here is cause he is such a nice, honest guy I want to give him future business.
Other names for Hyatt Bali Hotel
- sanur hyatt
- hyatt sanur
- hyatt hotel sanur
- hyatt hotel bali
- bali hyatt sanur
- bali hyatt
- Address: Sanur Beach - Bali - 80363 - Indonesia
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