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“Would I stay there again - No I don't think so....” 3 of 5 stars
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The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   JL Camplung Tanduk 66, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 107 Hotels in Seminyak
Coogee Western Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Would I stay there again - No I don't think so....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

We stayed here for 10 nights with our young family, 3 kids under 7. They gave us a standard family room (which consists of two standard rooms). Our room was overlooking the stairwell on the 2nd floor. The night we arrived (we received NO welcome drink or fresh towels), it took at least a hour to check in, at 10.30pm with a 1 year old, wasn't much fun, got to our room no worries to find our air conditioner wasn't working, all I wanted to do was put our 1year old down to sleep, he was exhaused after the flight with no nap,(our pre ordered cot wasn't in the room either, and the 1st one they bought up after I had to ring reception and remind them they couldn't erect) but had to wait for maintenance to come to fix our air cond. Finally this got done and we all went to sleep. Woke up in the morning, went to the toilet and flushed it only to find that the toilet was leaking and absolutely reaked, we rang reception to let them know, they came up and said they fixed it, in fact all they did was mop up the leak, so everytime we flushed the toilet same drama, got sick of ringing them in the end and just got used to the smell or used the kids toilet which also leaked but the smell wasn't as bad. The staff had great trouble understanding the most simple things. We also got told off for bringing chips and water down to the pool and was warned we would get fined if we were to bring our own supplies down by the pool. The breakfast was in our outdoor restaurant and the food got pretty boring quick. It was very cramped and hot and not enjoyable at all, you would work up a sweat just eating breakfast.
Wasn't much happening in the kids club, one bonus with this hotel was the cinema, though you have to book, but the kids loved watching the new movies they bought that day for some relaxtion time and it's supervised, so that was a plus for the kids and parents.
Now for the pool, I didn't like the tiered pool as I found this dangerous, very hard to keep an eye on the kids with all the tiers. The kids area down the bottom where the beach pool was ok, but there was grides missing on the bottom of the pool and my eldest boy got his foot stuck in there.
I have been to Bali many times and have stayed in nicer 3* hotels than this one and they class the Breezes a 4*, I really don't know how?
The location was great and only a 5 minute walk to the beach, great spas up the road and really cheap, and for restaurants the options are endless.
Would I stay at the Breezes, not a chance, so many more nicer hotels in Bali.
They really need to work on the customer service skills in the Lobby, yeah the staff are nice, but that is the Balinese, they are beautiful people.
Think twice before booking here.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Booking the right room in this hotel is the key! Make sure it is on the ground floor! This hotel has 3 levels and no lift! Plus the sound from the pool bar can be loud at night. We had a Pool Terrance room on the ground floor and it was great! Nothing like after a long day shopping to get back to you room put you stuff down open the back door and dive into the pool!

Don't bother eating at the restaurant at night there are plenty of places in the same street that are a 1/3 of the price. Watch out for the surcharge we didn't realize till 3 days later that the bar was CHARGING 21% SURCHARGE on our drinks! They didn't even have this printed on their menu! Buffet breakfast every morning was great; the staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful.

This hotel is great if you don't want to be annoyed by people trying to sell stuff! Our room was clean though starting show signs of age. The hotel also has a free shuttle bus that leaves at 10am in the morning and drops you of in Kuta. Though it’s only about a 40min walk into Kuta Square if you walk along the beach.

Don't pay more than 50,000 for a taxi into Kuta Square or back to hotel and make sure you have the address of the hotel on a piece of paper as many drivers didn’t know where the hotel was. There is a great laundry service 100 meters up the road from the hotel they wash and iron your clothes for 1/10th of what the hotel charges.

Most importantly we found one of the best money changer if you turn right from the hotel and walk to the end of the road and turn right again about 200m on the left side of the street the shop has a glass front and a big electronic board inside the shop. I even saw businesses changing their money in here!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

We stayed at the Breezes last year, so when we decided to head back again this year we didnt hesitate to book the Breezes again. We love the location, and the feel of the hotel. We had a ground floor room overlooking the pool and bar area. The rooms are big enough and the bathroom is clean. The breakfast is reasonable although not a lot of hot choices but still enough so we never went hungry. The grounds are really lovely and a lot of work goes into the upkeep and maintenance of the gardens. It is only about a 200m walk to the beach and there is a small supermarket next door where you can exchange money and buy supplies. There are some really lovely restuarants nearby also. I would certaninly recommend this hotel and wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

This hotel has a nice feel to it. The staff are very good and very obliging. The hotel presents very well and has a nice ambience about it. The location is quiet and about 200+ metres to the beach. The pool areas are very good. The beds are extremely comfortable. In the negative the rooms are getting tired and need an update. The food is average and I would recommend eating at some of the very close restaurants such as the Luck Day and Delicious Onion. Overall the hotel is very good and thankfully we didn't have many if at all any rowdy fellow Aussies.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

This hotel was a serious letdown. After many trips to Bali, this is one of the poorest major hotels I've seen. Breakfast is a particularly lame effort - a straightforward case of feeding time at the trough, with no focus on service or making it a nice experience. Coffee/milk is hard to come by, long queues for the egg station, and lots of congestion around the toast/fruit/hot food, which is all crammed into one end of the restaurant. A shortage of tables makes it crowded, and there is no decoration in the plain, open-air room. Its obvious they are just doing the minimum to satisfy the breakfast expectation for tourists.

The room was nice enough, but on the small side, and cleaned well. The bed was big & comfortable, and the pillows really comfy, but only 1 provided each, so we had to request more.

Food & drink (room & poolside) service is OK but expensive, and drinks in the front bar insanely expensive (1 small Bintang & 1 small water cost 65,000 Rupiah's). For lunch or snacks, go to Benny's Bar/Restaurant right opposite the front door, or the shop next door (beware the system of 'corkage' fines though for consuming any outside purchased food/drink around the pool - 300,000 Rupiahs per offence!).

The hotel has no van/taxi service, so you are at the mercy of the transport vendors who lurk outside, who won't even entertain the notion of going on the meter. Just start walking along the road though, and cabs will come along and do the right thing. Hotel reception can also call in a meter taxi for you. I was never sure quite why the security guard wanted to know where we were going every night - that made me uncomfortable.

Space around the pool is tight, and sunbeds minimal and close together. 1 grotty smoker will contaminate the next couple of families thanks to this. Noise from the pool and balcony areas is quite loud at night until about 10-ish at least - drinking is allowed in the pool bar after dark, which seems daft. 5 day beds at 1 end of the pool are super-comfy, but will be in the shade past 1pm.

Air con is noisy but effective if left running when out of the room - a folded piece of paper in the key card holder will achieve this, as the maids demonstrate.

The daily 'mozzie spray' is a scam - its just an excuse to knock on your door and pass out advertising leaflets for overpriced hotel 'entertainment'. Ensure your 'do not disturb' sign is shown to avoid this intrusion.

Internet cost is OK for hotels - 18,000 for 30 mins, and the Firefox-based web cafe operating system seemed pretty secure.

The idea of the 'departure lounge' is good - showers/toilet/luggage storage is provided if you arrive early/leave later than regular checkouts provide for. We asked for a late checkout from the room, but this was seen as an excuse to push a spa package onto us for several hundred thousand Rupiah and proved just too hard to do, and we gave up.

We were booked in for a return at Christmas due to the good value, but the price is too good to be true - and it comes at a cost too great to be worth spoiling the whole holiday with. We have therefore cancelled that stay, and relocated elsewhere, and won't be returning to the Breezes (although Seminyak is a great area with fabulous shops).

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Perth Wa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

This hotel is definately NOT a 5*. The pool areas are pleasant but lacking in room to move, sunbeds and poolside service. At the pool which has the swim-up bar the sunbeds are lined up around the edge, there is just enough room to walk between the backs of these sunbeds and the ground floor rooms of the hotel.

The first thing you are greeted with at the swim-up bar is the list of fines applicable if you dare to bring outside food and drinks into the area. Whilst I understand it is not appropriate to bring in your own meals and alcohol (it is allowed in the privacy of your own room) it is unfair to fine guests with children if they wished to bring in chips/lollies...you can even be fined if you drink your own water!

The breakfast restaurant is very similar to a school dinner hall with about as much appeal. There were not enough tables and chairs for all the guests and most mornings guests had to wander around the "hall" waiting for a table to become available. There was a long table at the rear of the restaurant but this table was so low that chairs could not fit underneath it so you would had to sit at the table with your knees to the side! Also lots of the chairs were broken . The breakfast itself was basic although plentyful although tea and coffee were far and few between, sometimes too long to bother waiting for and no milk was provided, this you had to collect for yourself from the buffet counter in a glass as there were never any jugs available.

The beer at the hotel was the most expensive beer I have ever come across in Bali. One beer and one water cost 61,000 rupiah!

On the upside, the staff were all very friendly and helpful and the beds were very comfortable although the rooms are VERY small. The hotel is in a good location with plenty of nearby shops and restaurants.

Initially we were booked to return to this hotel for Christmas but since our recent visit we have cancelled.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

On the whole, we had a lovely stay at The Breezes, and would stay again. We were there during August, so their were very few children running around.

The Good
- Stunning pool, better than the website pics. We stayed mostly in the quiet pool, being the larger pool in the garden area,with more sun loungers, shade etc.
- Breakfast was lovely, it changed everyday. We were their for 7 days and did not tire of the selection.
-Staff are super friendly and helpful
-Cable TV had a great selection of programs / movies
-Room, we were in room 89, so on the second floor with a balcony, overlooking the large, quiet pool, garden and restaurant area - the view was superb. It was clean (but see note below under The Issues), of a good size, good pressure hot shower, sheets changed regularly, slept really well, air conditioning worked perfectly (and not noisy)
-Location, a couple of minutes walk to the beach (loads of sun loungers for hire on the beach, and neare little bars and food shacks on the beach), one minute walk to health massages (Carlas, Bali Spa both on Jl Dhyana Pura), great eateries (Delicious Onion on Jl Drupadi), Warung Mimpi on Jl Dhyana Pura), bars (Ku De Ta) and shopping (fakes, local designers (furniture, mirrors, lights), made-to-order shoes / clothes / bags).
-Activities, they have free cooking classes, water aerobics, and pilates.

The Issues
-Booking, We had booked via our travel agent a king bed, but was given a room with two twin beds pushed together. The staff showed us three other rooms to choose from, but two were near the swim up bar, and the other was smaller. We ended up choosing to stay in room 89 as the view was great, it was quiet at night, and the twin rooms are bigger than the king bed rooms, furthermore, the twins were not as small as western single beds, they were more like super singles, so once made up as a double it was perfectly fine.
-Room, the bedhead should have been renovated, it had damage marks on it
-Breakfast, the spreads apart from vegemite (strawberry, honey, orange) all had a sour tang, we should have bought our own, or the hotel should stock non-Indonesian made spreads.
-Noise levels, to get guests to come to the feature dinners at the restaurant, the staff walked up and down the corridors drumming loudly, this was at 8.30 - 9.30 at night, this would not be good for children sleeping, and us - when recovering from a 12 hour flight. The staff also turn up the music near the bar area - so don't stay near there unless you will be at the bar.
-The Rat, yes, on the last night we heard a noise in our room, and saw a rat run up the walk, and behind the built in wardrobe. We told the staff about it, and that I hadn't been able to sleep after that. It seemed like a not unusual occurrence, they did not apologise or anything like sat, simply sent in the rat catcher, who said there was a hole in the wall, and that a trap would be set to catch it. This was on the last night...
-As other people have commented, at the start of our stay there was a loud, group of Aussie westies, who drank beer all day by the swim up bar. The bar staff also played rather loud music, of the Craig David variety - need I say more!

Even so, we had a nice stay. Having negotiated a cheaper night rate through our travel agent probably helped. We also only expected a 3 star hotel. Which is what you get. We didn't use the hotel spa or get food / drink from the hotel, as was overpriced. There are so many great places close by, so this is not an issue. We also bought over duty free spirits, for afternoon drinks by the pool. There is a supermarket next door, and the Bali Deli two long streets away, on Jl Kunti which is like a western supermarket, with a bakery, fruit, wine section etc and great for a look through.

We recommend for massages ($9NZ for 1 hour) Carlas, their massages were better than Bali Spa ($24NZ for 1 hour). Bali Spa do fabulous manicures and pedicures ($24NZ, including scrub and massage). For eating out we highly recommend the Delicious Onion (try the pineapple margarita, tasting plates, and Divine brownie), only one minute up the road in front of the hotel (Jl Drupadi), there is also a tapas bar up that street, La Sal, and another bar / restaurant with a good happy hour. The Tuck Shop on JL Laksmana was great, Grocer and Grind on Jl Kayu Jati looked great and has a good magazine supply. Hu'u is not what it used to be - very disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: JL Camplung Tanduk 66, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#20 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#27 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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