I was in Kuta for my 21st bday celebration. Before I was in Bali I went online to see which hotel offers the best deal and closest to Legian street aka Party Paradise. I come across Fat Yogi and its reviews.
Located along popies 1, right infront of this hotel is a mini-mart, about 10-15 steps away.
1 thing good about this hotel is its location. It is right in between street stalls selling shirts, singlets, shorts, shoes, shades, and many other things a tourist would want to get. There is also a massage parlour near the hotel. At only 55,000 rupiah (7 Singapore Dollars) you could get a full body massage for an hour.
This hotel is also near kuta beach. But ofcourse it would be better to rent a bike and ride it to kuta beach. renting a bike cost 60,000 per day but trust me, its well worth it if you love the beach.
In kuta beach, There are many stalls catering mostly to tourist. So, if its your first time there, like me, be prepared to have 10-15 guys selling you things all at once when youre minding your own buisness. prices at kuta beach are insane. But can be brought down by more then 50%.
Now Lets get to the Hotel itself.
I contacted Diah, the manager via email letting her know what I need, eg, 3 ppl in 1 room, the rates, pick up from airport.
I paid 440,000 rupiah for a superior room with an extra bed per night.
The transport from the airport cost 75,000 rupiah which is rather cheap considering Bali's airport is far away from anything.
The first thing you notice when you arrive at the hotel is the swimming pool. which looked very very inviting. I checked in with no problems as I already had a reservation. Diah had already printed out the emails I had mailed to her which I thought was very professional as it does not allow any misunderstanding as the rates were already agreed upon.
We checked in at room 202. The second floor. The WIFI was poor. Theres no connection in the Second floor. But it was ok as it was much better hanging around the pool area. There are sun bathing seats by the pool and It is a place you could spend 3-4 hours dazing. The pool area is really the most relaxing and quite part of my trip. With the WIFI the strongest there, It is a nice place to just lay back and get some work done or catch up with your friends in your home country.
The room I got was ok. The aircon could be better so we decided to leave a card in the key holder to on the aircon throughout the stay. That solves the problem. As I read from the reviews there were no tvs. But i was happy to see one in our room. It was wall mounted so it gives a good view. The balcony wasnt really a big wow cause I prefer the bed.
The bathroom was ok.. But they could change the tiles.
Overall, I think the hotel was worth the money. But a helpful tip, Do not get the cheapest room. The place where you stay in will determine weather or not it was a good trip. And Im glad mine was.
There is also a bar/restaurant called HAVANA beside the hotel. It is only 4-5 steps away from the reception which I thought was amazing. We could have our food delivered to the swimming pool hut. YES, hut. I thought the staffs there were friendly and very helpful.
A must place to visit is the SKY GARDEN located at LEGIAN, which is about 3 minutes by bike, 10 minutes by walking. If youre facing the hotel's entrance from outside, turn left and walk all the way down straight untill you see a 1 way road. Turn left and walk down till u see SKY GARDEN.
walk up to the entrance and a lovely lady will ask u which country are u from. If youre a tourist, you'll get a VIP pass for some promotions. Another thing is that tourists can enter SKY GARDEN for free. And the buffeet at ONLY 50,000 rupiah, 6 Singapore dollars is amazing. You get to sit at the rooftop and admire the atmosphere. Its just awesome. night time sky garden is a place for tourist. Ive met alot of people in Sky garden ranging from Italy, England, Mexico, Japan and ofcourse Australia.
Overall I think the trip was amazing. But ofcourse thanks to Diah, the manager of Fat Yogi, It makes our stay in Bali a great one.
Pick atleast a Superior room.
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