We have been coming here for years, since we first discovered Poppies back in the 1990s. It is just a little oasis in the heart of Kuta, and set the standard and design of all its later imitations. During our stay we heard one (American) couple describe it as 'heaven in Kuta'.
The Poppies Smile starts as we are met at the airport by a beaming driver, and it just gets bigger every time we stay! We find it the perfect place to unwind, and love sitting by the pool and living in 'our' cottage amidst the peace of the beautiful Balinese gardens. When (in our case 'if') you get bored of your little slice of heaven you can go through the Balinese double door (which feels a bit like doing a Harry Potter!!) and venture into the lively lane with its bustle of shops, restaurants, and people, just outside the walls - or Poppies will arrange one of their drivers to take you exploring around the island (comfortable cars, good drivers and reasonable prices). When you've had enough of the 'great outside' you can retreat back into your own little bit of tranquility again.
Although we always have breakfast on our patio (woken by a gentle knock on the door and a softly spoken 'helloooo') Poppies restaurant is also delightful - meals under a hanging garden by the light of the stars - and all the staff are concerned to make your stay as good as possible. Many of the staff have worked at Poppies for years and all wear the Poppies' Smile with pride!!!
All of this at affordable prices. What more could you need?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After three decades Poppies is still being discovered by those wishing to escape the glitz and glamour of grandiose hotels while expecting comfortable clean surroundings, friendly service, and Balinese charm. Spacious individual thatched cottages filled with collectors' antiques, Indonesian fabrics and a host of creature comforts nestle in beautifully kept gardens with ponds, waterfalls, towering coconut palms, and a stunning swimming pool built among rocks and sunbathing terraces, overhung with riotous bougainvillea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poppies Bali Hotel Kuta
- Poppies Bali Kuta