We stayed at the Novotel recently and ate at Spice Market numerous times, only because it was difficult to get to better restaurants in Kuta town.
The buffet breakfast is poor - the food is dry, tasteless and cold. I ended up just using the omelette station so I could get hot food. By far the worst breakfast I've ever had at a 4 star hotel. Even the coffee was barely drinkable.
The beach BBQ buffet was the best meal we had there, but it was not worth the money paid. The grilled meats were cold by the time you put them on your plate, other food was average tasting at best and desserts were quickly finished but not replenished.
We also tried a la carte and again it was below average food. My "shredded beef" was actually diced beef which was very tough. The fish was overcooked and not tasty compared to our other dining experiences elsewhere.
Service was overall friendly and helpful which is the main positive.
Don't expect great food just because this is at a Novotel hotel, it's very poor and you'll be disappointed. Any restaurant in town would be better!
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