The best hotels in Bali combine the best features, including exquisite views and scenery, luxury amenities, warm hospitality and quality facilities, all adding up to make your stay in Bali unforgettable.
Hotels in Bali – Tips and recommendations
- Bali is a great year-round destination and the weather should not make a big difference in deciding when to visit Bali.
- The best luxury hotels in Bali Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort (Kuta) – Padma Resort (Legian) – W Bali (Seminyak) – Four Seasons Resort Bali (Jimbaran) – Grand Hyatt Bali (Nusa Dua) – Four Seasons Resort at Sayan (Ubud)
- Best Boutique Hotels in BaliAlaya Resort (Ubud) – Viceroy Bali (Ubud) – Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort (Seminyak)
- Best Cheap Hotels in BaliBest Western Kuta Beach (Kuta) – Febri’s Hotels & Spa (Kuta) – Puri Cendana Resort Bali (Seminyak) – The Open House (Jimbaran) – Alam Indah (Ubud) – Nick’s Pension (Ubud)
- Where to stay in Bali?My favorite beach towns in Bali are Jimbaran (a quiet stretch of beautiful sand, excellent seafood restaurants, luxury hotels) and Seminyak (beautiful beach, trendy restaurants, quality hotels).My favorite inland town is Ubud (wonderful art, culture and food; surrounded by rice fields and countryside).
- The best restaurants in Bali are La Lucciola (Seminyak), Sardina (Kerobokan) and Mozaic (Ubud).Don’t miss the beach restaurants that serve fresh seafood along Jimbaran Bay.
15 Best Accommodations in Bali
1.Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort ⭐⭐⭐
Unique in Bali’s most hedonistic region, this hotel clearly focuses on tradition and tropical gardens, with the name emanating from the traditional kulkul tower and the Indonesian word for «nature». The buildings are beautifully designed and the gardens carefully laid out, with abundant ponds, palm trees and fountains.Both pools are sized appropriately, have beautiful wooden terraces and a pool bar, the standard rooms are very comfortable and offer a terrace/balcony overlooking lush foliage, while the villas have a large tiled balcony, canopy bed and large windows that maximize light and views, all rooms are at least 100 meters from the beach road and its endless traffic.And remarkably, this resort is 50 metres from the famous Kuta beach and its endless shops, cafes and bars.
2.Padma Resort Legian ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A giant resort within walking distance of Kuta and Seminyak, this long-standing resort is based on lovely landscaped gardens and features an overall unapologetic Balinese design.The spacious and comfortable bungalows (chalets) include large balconies overlooking the dense vegetation. The smaller deluxe rooms are located in motel-style blocks, but remain pleasantly traditional in design and furnishings: the patios in the ground floor rooms extend into one of the many pools.The oceanfront pool seems endless, with elegant wooden terraces, plenty of shade, plenty of couches and one of the most attractive pool bars you can imagine. The little ones enjoy the slides in the children’s pool, as well as the many fun activities in the supervised children’s club.
3.W Bali – Seminyak ⭐⭐⭐⭐
On a colossal property in Seminyak, further north, still accessible from a main road, this complex is ultra-modern, spacious and welcoming, without feeling modern or pompous like the others.The rooms are located in a building facing the sea, while the opulent villas, with nicknames such as «WOW» and «Extreme», sacrifice the views for isolation with their high walls and dense foliage that also offer privacy.The villas feature huge swimming pools, dazzling outdoor living / dining rooms, elongated sofas and even longer desks. The two-level infinity pool on the beachfront is large enough to feature «beaches», «waterfalls» and «islands» with palm trees.Avoid the walk or buggy ride to the main road entrance, and instead enjoy the beachside cafes on the nearby Batu Belig beach.
4.Four Seasons Resort Bali – Jimbaran Bay ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cascading down a long beachfront slope, the villas are only accessible along steps and cobblestone paths through ornate tropical gardens.All are very spacious and sumptuous, with subtle Balinese decoration, a stunning bathroom and abundant windows to maximize the sublime views of the curved Jimbaran Bay and its famous sunsets. Each villa has a private pool (with a gazebo and a large terrace), and the infinity edges of the private pools and the main pool blur into the horizon.Although only a five minute walk from Jimbaran, the access road and trails around the grounds are steep, so trolleys are available, which can also take guests to the private beach and famous seafood cafes nearby.
5.Segara Village Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
Family owned for over sixty years, this hotel has been significantly modernized without sacrificing any of its charm.the extensive gardens are well established with paths, ponds, fountains and even an ancient fig tree.the deluxe rooms are compact and comfortable, with Balinese touches and large terraces/balconies overlooking the lush grass or one of the three swimming pools.More attractive are the bungalows shaped like traditional rice barns and hidden behind the tropical foliage, there are also nice extras such as a library and a tennis court, and a part of the pristine beach has been set aside for the private beach club.And many cafes are dotted along the way along the beach and main street.
6.Grand Hyatt Bali ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This resort faces one of the longest and most beautiful beaches on the island: curved, sheltered and well shaded.The lobby sets the tone with its lotus ponds, traditional thatched roof and welcoming staff. The rooms are in «villages» of gigantic buildings of traditional design distributed over a vast expanse of lawns, gardens and ponds.The spacious rooms have modern Asian décor (not necessarily Balinese) and large balconies/patios facing the sea or gardens. The villas offer more privacy and seclusion. Other attractions include five shaded swimming pools (some with a pool bar), tennis courts, an outdoor boutique gallery and a water sports centre.A host of activities for the little ones, as well as a beach playground, paddling pool, waterslide and a cozy children’s club.
7.Viceroy Bali ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This very sophisticated complex offers a truly personalised service, with the owners living on site and their children helping to manage it.The villas (with one or two bedrooms) are located along a hillside and offer uninterrupted views of the rice fields and the valley. The spacious and spacious villas have a subtle Balinese design and decoration and luxuries such as private pools, marble bathrooms and espresso machines.The main infinity pool seems to blend in with the valley in front of it, while the spa and elegant bistro, with homegrown ingredients from their own greenhouse, also share the same extraordinary views.However, the Viceroy is secluded, with no shops or cafes within walking distance, but only a short drive from Ubud via the resort’s free bus.
8.Amertha Bali Villas ⭐⭐⭐
With an extensive beachfront and a stunning mountain backdrop, this resort boasts one of the most extensive grounds in Bali.’, «The one and two bedroom villas have private pools, outdoor kitchen/living room/dining areas, lovely gardens and impeccable Balinese style design and modern furniture, although they are not totally secluded or totally private.The more secluded suites are located within a two-storey building and contain kitchens, the beach is grey, as is typical of the area, but is impeccably maintained, and the vast gardens are dotted with traditional statues and fountains, and the huge swimming pool is framed by palm trees, facing the picturesque coast.The resort is far from the busy road and has a better selection of nearby cafes than rival resorts.
9.Indiana Kenanga Boutique Hotel & Spa ⭐⭐⭐
Located along a narrow property between the white sand beach and the main street of Jungutbatu village, these villas offer total privacy behind grey walls.The interior decoration is much more attractive: modern and a bit original, with colourful cushions and brightly painted wardrobes. All the villas have lush tropical gardens, which are best enjoyed from the extended terraces, and the larger villas have 2 bedrooms and private pools.Comfortable living rooms border the poolside and the sand, which is shady, clean and devoid of boats, and offers excellent views, especially at sunset.
10.AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI ⭐⭐⭐
The Ayana is about a ten minute drive from Jimbaran, with its seafood cafes along a perfectly curved beach. The resort has one of the largest grounds in Bali (the main entrance is over 1 km from the lobby), so golf carts are provided.The deluxe rooms in a four-story block overlooking the gardens and the sea are filled with exquisite Balinese furniture and sculptures, and are not modern and bland like other resorts. The lawns are large enough to put in greens, while the lush gardens are comparable to some of the city’s botanical gardens.The infinity pool at the top of the cliff is connected to the famous Rock Bar and the small white sandy cove by an outdoor elevator. regular buses to Jimbaran and the Nusa Dua shopping centre help compensate for the isolation.