This is the first time my girlfriend and I have been on a holiday together, so I wanted to do something a little bit special. I emailed the hotel asking for any romantic welcome packages, and they responded within a day with what they had available - ended up going for the standard rose petals and champagne bottle FYI - and their speed of service and secrecy whilst my girlfriend was at the front desk was amazing. They even called us 30 mins after we were taken to the room to ensure everything was satisfactory.
The view from our room (top floor ocean view room) was spectacular. Sun sets were beautiful and we even had little lizards coming to join us every night. The only thing that could have been better is if the chairs were a bit comfier, but that's nothing to complain about.
The room itself was amazing. Comfy (relatively hard) King size bed, great bathroom (although the window from bathroom to bedroom was a bit strange, but if you're comfortable with each other it isn't that bad) and a good size, storage was also ample for two people. Air con was an absolute blessing. The only negatives was the fridge didn't seem to work - but we weren't really using it anyway so didn't look to see if it was just a setting or not - the TV reception was great to start with but got progressively worse, and the sinks drain really, really, REALLY slowly. Oh, and the safe somehow reset its code so we were locked out, but a call to front desk had that sorted within 5 minutes.
I can't recommend the rooftop infinity pool and pool bar enough - there are some prime sun loungers that stay in the sun all day, right next to the bar, facing the sea, but we were never out of the room in time to bag them, but all the other areas were just as good up until about 5/5.30pm when the sun went behind one of the buildings. Water was warm, it wasn't busy, and the DJ played great chill-out, summer-y vibes on an evening. Staff were also great up here.
We had the buffet breakfast twice and there was a very good array of food, from sausages, bacon and eggs to traditional Indonesian, continental, fruits, yogurts, etc. It all sounds pretty standard, but the quality was excellent and if you can get an outside table near the pool and eat before the kids start playing, it's an exceptional view of the grounds.
Speaking of the grounds, they are gorgeous. Flowers, trees, plants and gorgeous gardens with hammocks make it a delight to have a slow post-dinner wander.
The staff here were outstanding, always smiling, saying hello, asking if the stay is ok and if there is anything they can do to help. There must be a really big focus on cleaning too, as there are always cleaners making sure everywhere is spotless.
Room service was exceptionally quick, coming within 10 mins when we were told 35, and quality was acceptable, yet pricey, but I was never expecting anything from a Michelin star restaurant.
Location, for us, was perfect. A 30 second walk to the beach, some really nice bars and restaurants within walking distance and a short cab ride to the main clubs in the area - Sky Garden particularly. Be prepared to get ripped off by taxi drivers though, a metered ride to Sky Garden would usually cost 3000-ish Rupiah, but they'll charge you between 50 and 100,000 Rupiah and not have the meter on. We decided it's worth paying just for the convenience, as it's only $5-10 anyway, which is still far cheaper than back in Sydney.
Overall, 10/10! Would definitely come back. Ok, so there were one or two blips, but they were exceptionally minor and didn't make our stay any less amazing, romantic and fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most popular beachfront in Bali welcomes a prestigious new addition. Set in tranquil surroundings opposite the famous Legian Beach. Pullman Bali Legian Beach is the newest 5-star hotel in Kuta. Close to the airport, this hotel offers easy access to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Its 353 impeccable rooms and suites feature modern design inspired by the frangipani tree, and Pullman Bali Legian Beach boast superior leisure facilities for a truly sophisticated resort experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Hotel Legian