The Hotel Puri Bali at Jimbaran Bay is absolutely splendid.
After crawling through an unbelievable traffic chaos coming from the airport the traffic slows down considerably when turning into a side road towards the hotel. Suddenly the taxi stops in front of an inconspicuous entrance gate and 2 helpful employees of the concierge team emerge.
We left the luggage behind and were led over a bridge overstretching a pond with lush tropical vegetation, before being greeted by a handful of very friendly and helpful reception staff.
After a drink and refreshment and some explanations we were accompanied to our pool villa. Wow! We have stayed in many comparable accommodations like that, but this was absolutely awesome. There were 2 buildings in our compound and 3 outdoor reclining areas. There was a big green wall with tropical vegetation all around the compound, and nobody could see into it. 2 sun-beds, a great big wooden swing with 2 sun beds and an open pavilion with a huge deck area. Of course a pool didn’t miss. The building where we slept had a large bath with indoor bath tub, indoor and outdoor shower facilities. We never ever showered indoors, the outdoor experience was too much fun to miss! In the other building there is a large sofa and an office setting, where we put our luggage.
The cleanliness of the whole hotel area was impeccable, including garden, restaurants, closets and rooms. The housekeeping team consisted of 5 people, everyone with his/her own task to complete. There was always a supervisor who inquired about your special wishes of the day, of which we had a lot .
The villa area was so nice and cozy that we decided to have breakfast and lunch in our villa every now and then. There was complimentary afternoon tea service, other beverages and cakes/pastries being brought to our villa daily. Room service came twice a day with change of towels, making up of beds etc.
The location in general is also great. The whole hotel is nested into a tropical garden whit scrubs, bushes and palm trees, even 2 small temples, all of which is kept nice and tidy by a crew of gardeners. The beautiful and long moon-shaped beach invites you to linger and have a walk. Depending on the time of day, there were large waves and swimming was not easy. There were many surfers but no noise water sport activities.
Every day at a quarter past six there is a gorgeous sunset, which we always followed at the beach with a cool sundowner drink. In the evening, many people come to the beach to admire the beautiful sunset, including newly weds with camera crews. The crowd however did not affect us because they were mostly seated more to the north of our beach area.
We always ate at the hotel in one of its excellent restaurants. Often we could take our shoes off and put our feet in the sand during dinner. There were some evenings with special food like BBQ, some music etc., too.
There was a small spa area where we had some massage and other treatments. The service is great, the employees are very experienced and maybe the best of all: the treatments are held in open pavilions so you can listen to the sound of the waves.
All the employees were so nice and helpful. Almost every wish or request was answered to before we could pronounce it. They remembered our names and after a short time we had nice chats with members of the service crew on all kind of topics.
While we were there no children or families were present in the hotel, no noisy groups, it was just pure relaxation.
As stated above leaving the hotel was somewhat cumbersome, given the heavy traffic all around. Allow plenty of time when visiting other places on the island. For a shopping trip to Kuta the taxi transfer required 1 full hour (for 8 kilometers only)!
We thus decided to spend as much as possible of our precious time on the premises of the Puri Bali resort itself, in our astounding villa and only to leave paradise after our 7 days of holiday!
Thanks very much to the management and staff of Puri Bali for an unforgettable stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a luxury resort hotel in Jimbaran, Bali with a authentic, unpretentious and supremely romantic style. Located at the beachfront of Jimbaran Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, the resort promises uninterrupted breathtaking sea views and is perfect for those looking for a private space to relax and unwind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jimbaran Puri Bali By Orient-Express Hotel Jimbaran
- Puri Bali Hotel Jimbaran
- Jimbaran Puri Bali Hotel
- Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali