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“The room smelt like a septic tank” 1 of 5 stars
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The Niche Bali
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   JL. 190, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #20 of 181 Hotels in Kuta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The room smelt like a septic tank”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

This is not a nice place to stay. We had a superior room and the whole 8 days all you could smell was the sewer coming up thur the pipes in the bathroom. Nothing like a sewage truck turning up every couple of days at the main entrance and pumping out raw sewage. The breakfast is very basic. Rooms look nice on the Internet etc, but very deceiving. Book somewhere else!!!!!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Wow wat a fantastic hotel. This was mine and my partners first trip to Bali and we were so happy with our trip. The hotel felt like home, been so small all the staff knew our names, they were so friendly and easy to chat with. The meals and 24 hour room service were of an excellent standard. The drinks at the bar were awesome. Happy hour created an opportunity to mingle with the other guests and due to the hotel size we became friends with many staying there. But we also found ourselves alone in the pool many times which was great as well. The staff speak English very well and are great for offering advice. We didn't get sick at all. We started quite security conscious regarding our room and valuables and locked everything in the safe but by the end we weren't bothering all the staff were lovely and security was always present. The location is excellent your literally right in the middle of the kuta night spots, less then a 5 min walk to poppys and the memorial and a short walk to the beach. But at the same time due to the laneway your completly set back from the noise and intensity at the same time. The spa was great.

I couldn't say a bad word we had such a wonderful time and the age range was quite mixed during our stay 19-60's (we're 23)

I'll be planning another trip in about a year and we'll be coming back to the niche. :)

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was my 9th time to Bali and my partners 4th time - I have stayed at a few different hotels in Kuta over the last 5 years and I have to say that the Niche has been my favourite so far. We checked in on the 28th of December and got a room upstairs with a table and chairs on the balcony overlooking the pool (just a ROH room) and the moment we walked into the room the aircon was icy cold the bed was comfortable and the room very spacious and modern. The bathroom was lovely - shower was great! Everything was clean and kept clean daily... room service was good and the pool bar service was fantastic! one of the reception girls was not so friendly and took her time doing absolutely anything and we felt ignored whenever we had to speak to her but the rest of the staff were great! Breakfast was good and there were always people around the pool to have a chat to even being a small hotel... I found it perfect and will definitely stay again! A suggestion would be to possibly open the pool a bit later even to 11pm as going to dinner later and coming back about 10pm and the pool is close sucked a bit but even if it was for the weekends that the pool was open later that would be a nice treat. Oh and maybe get some new base sheets as none seemed to be fitted to the bed properly and softer pillows would be an added bonus ahaha... we went on after the Niche to stay at the Royal Seminyak (a so called 5 star hotel) - maybe for the location right on the beach but the service was shocking, our room booking was messed up, everything was over the top expensive and the staff need major customer service training and do not speak english well at all... our room service always got stuffed up, breakfast cold, restaurant food cold and cocktails disgusting by taste and warm no ice and to get a can of beer took over 40 minutes and never came... we found ourselves wanting to go back to the Niche... great work Niche owner and staff! see you again this year :)

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony over the pool :)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Our family just returned from Bali for our x mas break , we had teens too Grandma and we all stayed at the Niche . We had a great time and thanks to all the staff / Management for making our stay relaxing , entertaining , enjoyable . The pool bar and staff looked after us durring the days we didnt go out , the rooms were cleaned every day to a very high standard , meals were good , and Jack organised our outings and tours . The Niche is quiet , clean , close to everything and very friendly . We will be back soon. Thanks BP..

Room Tip: We will be upgrading to the superior room next , just because you can ....
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had such a great stay at The Niche the room was always cleaned and the service was great! Location was great close to plenty of shopping, pubs and restaurant, only a short walk to the beach. We enjoyed laying around the pool and also made sure we made it to the swim up bar for Happy Hour.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This was an excellent hotel to stay at. The staff were very friendly and would do anything for you and the rooms were cleaned daily. The hotel is small and compact so if you are wanting something big this is not the place for you! Niche means small! It is down a short alley way which gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the streets, yes there are men trying to sell things to you down the alley way however they are no different to any other person on the street trying to sell you this or that. It is in a great location with walking distance to a lot of things however taxi's are easy to get. The food at the restaurant is amazing here! My partner and I would eat room service almost everyday when we needed an afternoon snack and didn't want to walk down the street, on many occasions we ate at the restaurant at night time too. Occasionally at night time we could here the music from the clubs because they are about 200m from the hotel but out of the 10 days we were there I only heard the music 3 times where it kept me awake. All in all my partner and I had a ball here and are coming back to stay here again because of the friendly staff, location and clean rooms. This hotel really feels like a home away from home!

Stayed December 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

First time to Bali and stayed at The Niche in december for 10 days was recommended by a friend. Its a lovely place so relaxing staff are extremely friendly. Rooms cleaned daily. Breakfast was good with all you basic eggs bacon sauages fried rice omelatates, 24 hour hour room service with wide variety to choose from.
Swim up bar is great with happy hour every day.
Would def recommend this this place and would def stay again
Ladys at the Niche Beauty spa so lovely and gentle def recommend getting a massage done there.
Gang in lane way can get quiet annoying hasling all the time just ignore them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: JL. 190, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Kuta
#20 Romantic Hotel in Kuta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Niche Bali 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering 38 modern and well appointed rooms The Niche Bali hotel is ideally situated to offer its guests easy access to the variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment options Legian Street is world renowned for. The Niche Bali hotel is your perfect choice for Bali accommodation.Opened in May 2011, our brand new 1st floor Superior King rooms with pool view and modern furnishings are available for our guests wanting something a little more special. The Niche Bali hotel is popular amongst travellers wanting accommodation in Kuta and Legian.A trip to Bali wouldn’t be complete without some pampering and self indulgence. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Niche Bali Hotel Kuta
Samsara Hotel Kuta
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