We're just back from one month trip to Indo last week. We spent 7 days in Bali. We decided to stay at Bali Padma for the whole time we were in Bali.
Bali Padma has a distinctive atmosphere. A huge typical Bali style lobby with thatch roof and one-of-a kind artwork statue, spreaded all over the hotel area.
The first 2 nites we were upgraded from superior (located out front of the hotel - too far from beach and pool) to Deluxe Chalet. We booked 2 interconnecting rooms (twins and king). The rooms were nice. Clean and had nice amenities. The rooms were spacious, enough for adding one extra twin bed without being cramped in. We liked the decent size of patio with seating.
The bathrooms were all in good order, good toiletries. My husband and I looooved the shower. With a natural sunlight (though we were on the ground floor), and an art carved wall (Balinese's flower) as a focal point, roomy. The indoor-with-outdoor-feeling shower was our favorite.
The staffs were very warmth and helpful, especially the housekeeping. It didn't take ages to get them at your door. The receptionists staffs were average. They were straightforward to business and lacked of Bali's warmness signature, that you could even found anywhere in the island.
The pool was okay. The main pool was big enough. Water was a bit too cold for me. :-) Maybe the weather was mostly cloudy for several days we were there.
The kids pool was square boring. My tots liked the small fountains in kids pool. But, they liked the big pool better.
On the 3rd night, we got another upgrade to Garden Deluxe, after we requested to get chalets that closer to the pool. Hauling 2 toddlers, with all floaties and its friends twice a day at least from our former chalets that located right next to the outside security check point was a pain (not to mention the Padma street noise!)
The new chalets that we moved in, were strategic located. Right across from the drugstore. Everything seemed to be fine, until we found the bathroom in the twins room had leaked on the floor and got a sewer smell came out from somewhere in the bathroom. Very unpleasant. Called the housekeeping, they sprayed air freshener in the bathroom. Lasted for only a couple of hours, and we were too tired of moving around. So we stick with the chalets, and use the other bathroom instead.
We love the hotel's spa. We had Balinese massage, twice!
it was soo relaxing, and always went too fast! You know what I mean. ;-)
Location of this hotel is very strategic. Right on the beach, though we had to cross a private small road to go to the beach. Not a problem at all. Legian beach was as beautiful as it always be. The beach hawkers didn't bother us that much. Once we said, No, thank you. They left us alone for next time we were on the beach.
There were many eating places, deli, convenient stores and spas around the hotel. Shopping is just around the corner, literally.
It was fabolous!
p.s. thanks to Advantours that had been very accomodating our travel needs.