Booked a resort view room which was pleasantly decorated and a nice size. There was a nice big day bed on the balcony and the room though facing into the resort was not directly overlooked at all. This is a very big hotel, very busy and seems popular with Japanese tourists. Check in was efficient but compared to some of the other places we stayed during this trip seemed a much less relaxing experience with lots of people/kids running around.
We were only here for one night and booked up to experience the Rock bar mainly. It was very worth it for us. We arrived at 5pm at the bar to find a large queue we were able to bypass and get priority entry. We were found a table straight away in the packed bar although the view was not as good as we wanted. A bit later on when space freed up, being hotel guests we were moved to a much better area of the bar higher up which only guests can use. The bar really is spectacular and the crashing dramatic waves are worth seeing. The drinks and service were also really good. The bar staff kindly arranged dinner for us in the Kisik restaurant on the beach, again we had a lovely table by the sea edge.
We did have a couple of issues when we first arrived. The plug sockets didn't work and we couldn't charge phones etc. We had to put several calls in to reception before maintenance arrived and fixed the problem. WIFI was also not working and again this required several phone calls until it was ascertained my details had been put in back to front hence I could not log in using my name.
Breakfast was good although did not really feel like a 5 star experience. It was all self serve and again a very big busy space. I think it is best suited to families or larger groups rather than couples or those wanting peace and quiet. The part of the hotel with villas etc will cater to those wanting to relax in more luxurious surroundings I imagine. This hotel was very good value and I would recommend it though maybe not for a long stay. It is not within walking distance of other restaurants or attractions and is quite remote compared to the rest of the action in Jimbaran.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the Indian Ocean, AYANA Resort and Spa embraces the mystique of Bali, natural beauty, and the grace of its people. With 368 guest rooms and villas, varieties of facilities and services to satisfy the guests, the Resort, set in 77 ha of tropical gardens, invites self-indulgence on the southwestern tip of Bali in Jimbaran bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ayana Hotel Jimbaran
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