The main reasons we had chosen this place is because of its location, it is very close to airport, not in the jam-packed area of Kuta where we could be trapped in the traffic on or way to airport; also, this hotel has a back door that connects to Bali Galleria Shopping Centre. This is perfect setting for us, just in case we need to grab something in the last-minute 🙂 And on top of that, despite the budget friendly rate per night, the room size is actually not too small like many other budget hotels.
I actually stayed at this hotel twice, once at the end of my second Bali trip with mom and brother; and another time with my husband at the very end of our trip before heading back to Sydney. The first time we stayed here, I made the booking directly to the hotel and they had good offer for a connecting room. Whereas the second time, I actually booked via Indonesian web travel (travel*ka.com) where they had special rate for the period we wanted. Communication with the hotel staffs was easy, they responded to emails friendly, fast and informative. And that was also how we felt when we stayed there, the staffs were all very helpful and friendly.
The rooms are all decent size, furnished with a king size bed or twin beds, a minibar fridge, a work desk with chair, a small wardrobe, a couch that makes packing so much easier, a flat screen TV and you usual 2 complimentary bottles of water per day with tea/coffee making facilities. The bathroom is also good size and practical, clean and fluffy towels, shower cap, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel, which has the fresh citrus fragrant that I love. There is also a little balcony that you can actually step out to get some fresh air and you don’t feel like constricted in a small closed space all the time. Another thing that we appreciate is the curtain, it’s fabric is the really thick one, so good at blocking the early sun shine.
I didn’t experience noises at night or early morning and have had good night sleeps on the two separate occasions I stayed there. Air conditioner took a while to cool down the room, but after that it works fine; no mosquitoes issues as well; water pressure was good. Note that whilst many Harris Hotels in Kuta area offer free shuttle to certain drop points, there is no such facility in this location. So, if you are staying in here just for transit or if you have arranged for your own transport (there are plenty of parking available) then it should not be any problems. But again, taxis are cheap and you can always ask reception staffs to order one for you whenever needed.
There is also gym facility in the hotel and whilst we didn’t make use of it, the equipment looks not bad at all. Our bookings were excluding breakfast so I couldn’t review on how the breakfast, but looking at others’ reviews they are doing okay. I believe they also have kids club as well to entertain and keep those little ones busy 😛
We have enjoyed staying at this hotel, in fact husband thinks that for our next trip to Bali, we should just stay in here and get a motorbike again! I won’t disagree to that idea at all hehehehe
Here is a short video I took on my first stay for room no. 350, it is a connecting room which I only showed the twin share room. Both rooms are exactly the same except for the bedding.