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Hotel Tugu Bali
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl Pantai Batu Bolong | Canggu Beach, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Canggu
Diemen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“The return to a classic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

One of our favourite things to do is travelling around the world. We like to stay in hotels with a unique character. Back in 2005 we experienced the Tugu Park hotel and from there we benchmark every other hotel we stay in. What the Tugu Park hotel does right is providing a unique experience through all the items that are one display and sometimes still in use, having a great location, serving some of the best food one can imagine and having a staff which will make the extra mile because you are their guest.

Our expectations were high and it is safe to say they were met. It started with the pick-up from the airport. In the car was a cooling box with drinks, a fruit platter and a refreshment towel. When we arrived at the hotel we could walk straight to the main area with a giant statue. We sit down, got a welcome drink and the staff handled the check-in. All we had to do is provide our documents. We got a full explanation of the hotel and any questions we had would be answered.

As we had a late arrive we had dinner straight away. The hotel has a concept that you can eat anywhere you like. The idea is you are the guest so you pick where you want to eat. The hotel has some beautiful locations for that so it is up to you where you want to have your meal.
The food was lovely and the portion was huge; from that moment on we knew we had made the right choice of coming to Tugu Bali.

Then we went to our room. We had the Dedari Suite; a suite on the ground floor with a pond with fishes, a plunge pool, a huge bed and a big bathroom. There is one other suite that is upstairs (Rejang Suite) but we would choose the Dedari suite anytime. The room had everything you could wish for including fresh fruit, free fast internet access and more bottles of complimentary water then you could finish. There were also anti-mosquito/insect devices installed at various areas of the suite so that they would not bother you.

After a good night sleep we had (the a la carte) breakfast the next day. The selection is huge; there is so much to choose from that you might have to stay at least a week to try all the different food. And this is not where it ends: with like 10 different kinds of coffee, more than 10 different kinds of tea the selection is enormous. Unlike some other hotels in the world Tugu wants to make sure you are not leaving hungry after breakfast and they succeeded in it.
Also for activities there is enough to do: an extensive spa menu, tours, yoga, danceclass, traditional medicine making etc. We will try that next time we return.

The manager provided us with a tour of the hotel. If you are interested in history it is highly recommended. The afternoon tea was just lovely again; served together with local cuisine it really was a nice touch. We had it on the private beach where the sunset is just stunning.
The next morning we already had to leave very early. The hotel provided us with a breakfast box for at the airport so we would not go hungry or thirsty, Again a good touch and a sign they are sincere about treating you as their guest.

We can highly recommend Tugu Bali. It is different than Tugu Park in Malang but on most levels it performs equally well or comes very close to it. We cannot wait until we can try the next Tugu.

Room Tip: The Dedari Suite is better than the Rejang Suite (you get a small pool with the first one).
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Just spent 3 nights there. The room 203 was out of a dream. The flowing drapes in the lobby are Quixotic. Food: amazing. Staff: like family. Go down he road for a meal at beetle nut. And to Monsieur spoon for a croissant. Fabuloso. And head to dues ex machina for a cocktail. But enjoy the staff atvTugu more than anything. And the pool is out of Indiana Jones. Loved it. Loved every bit of it. Thank you Tugu!!!!!!!!!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Schliersee, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Already the reception war amazing. Friendly, well trained staff. Generous reception hall in balinese style. Our suite was spacious with wonderful interior fit-out. The hotel is located in a big subtropical garden. Very quiet location. Private beach, unique sun-set. The sea is quite rough, good for surfers, swimming not recommended. But the hotel pool is big and clean. Several restaurants with excellent food. Meals are served wherever you want, even at the beach. We loved it.
Stephanie, the director was very polite and helpful. She made a tour through the hotel with us which is recommendable because of the great antiques collection.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend the hotel to enyone travelling to Bali.

Room Tip: We recommend tours to Ubud, to the temples and mountains.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Excellent, private and cosy hotel. We felt right at home. The overall concept, decoration, rooms quite unique and we loved it in comparison to chain hotels. It is located at Canggu beach and if you are into surfing it is the place. The sea is quite strong and there is no swim guards. However the view and sunsets are to die for!

We travelled with young children and staff was very helpful accommodating our ad hoc requests... And there have been plenty of requests every day to the point we felt a little bit uncomfortable bothering so much :)

Rooms are excellent... they are really small villas. With comfortable beds, unique decorations, and big terraces.

Food was excellent - rich menu of Indonesian, Chinese, Balinese dishes. Reasonable wine list. As previous reviewer mentioned there is no dining room per se, however your meal can be arranged pretty much anywhere in the hotel - at the main hall, on the beach, at your terrace, in a little hut at the hotel grounds, etc. I actually loved it.

Service was excellent and the hotel manager Stephanie looks after guests very well. We had a small problem with a leaking tap which could only be fixed next morning and Stephanie offered a free spa massage as a token.

The only nit-picking is that service could be a bit inconsistent. Few guys in the team were truly excellent, and there were couple of laid backs.

Anyway, I am definitely coming back and would also try out Tugu Lombok.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The concept behind this hotel is great and it completely delivers visually. The rooms are spacious and the unique furnishings really add to the location and set-up. It is a bit off the beaten track, which can be good if you just want to veg. They have a shuttle service and if you reserve it ahead of time, they'll take you just about anywhere, which is nice. They have a huge menu, and the food I ate there was very good. The only thing that felt a bit strange was that they have this concept that they don't really have a dining room and you can eat where you want. The problem is if you aren't sitting at a table; they won't offer you service. The service in general was really up and down and perhaps a bit too laid back. The front desk staff is awesome and the spa is also very nice and reasonably priced. It's a bit more then places in Simenak, but you don't have to mess with the traffic. The mosquitos are bad - they spray twice a week and put things in the room, but they are still fairly horrendous, if you go, take DEET.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the beach in one of the upstairs rooms - the spiral stair case is a killer, but it...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Hotel Tugu is gem hidden in the wonderful & exotic island of Bali. We've returned to Hotel Tugu the last three Decembers and expect to continue this tradition for years to come. It has a great location, close enough to the airport to make the transfers easy, but still nestled on a wonderful stretch of the south coast that provides great surfing and wave watching. It is also just up the coast from Seminyak, so easy to access for shopping or restaurants (e.g., KuDeTa) but far enough away to feel the seclusion and serenity of Canggu Beach.

And even more intoxicating is Hotel Tugu itself. Being a Boutique Hotel started by an archeologist, it feels like stepping back in time, with lots of artifacts all around the property and an authentic feeling to the construction & decoration of the rooms and common areas. There are so many great spots on the property, including its access to the beach, that allow for romantic meals and relaxed lounging. The expansive menu is fantastic, including great choices for local, Chinese or western cuisine, good wine selection, fantastic coffee & tea selection, and an assortment of other drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The spa & messages are top-notch and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are spectacular, especially when you compare price to other resorts, and the authentic nature of this Boutique Hotel makes selecting it over a Large China with pre-fabrication or synthetic building materials an easy choice. Tugu makes it easy to get lost in the romantic side of Bali's past.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore River, Singapore
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Very nice hotel with high privacy, services are excellent.
The decorations of the hotel is in a very traditional way, and i like it very much compare to other hotels that i lived in Bali.
The hotel is near the beach and the sunset there is very beautiful. You may book a dinner reservation on the beach, you would never regreat. Anyway, if i go to Bali again, I would choose to live in the Tugu Bali again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 Pantai Batu Bolong | Canggu Beach, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Canggu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Canggu
#2 Spa Hotel in Canggu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Canggu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Tugu Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a beautiful pristine sunset beach Hotel Tugu Bali is almost an experience too surreally beautiful to be true. Built upon a passion for the romantic art, history and culture of Bali, a vast collection of Indonesian antiques adorned the hotel, blending pure tropical luxury with an out-of-the-ordinary ambience. 30 Minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple and one of Southeast Asia's best golf courses. ... more   less 
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