Just returned from four nights in this oasis. If you like noisy Aussie sports bar Kuta then the area might be fine. The hotel itself was pretty, with a nice pool, restaurant, and rooms, but location a noisy, bustling, dirty part of Bali. I wouldn't stay again in this area of Bali unless desperately needed something near the airport. But hotel lovely escape off the street.
At the time of our visit Kuta beach was very polluted. The sand is covered in rubbish which seems relatively permanent.Yuck. I can't understand why they sweep the streets, but then everyone puts up with all the rubbish on the beach. So unneccesary. It rained just after our visit, and to be fair, the lovely surf is probably generally cleaner, but had much plastic rubbish floating in at time of our visit. Hundreds of people surfed in it, but I couldn't bear it and had to get out. I cant understand how Australians or NewZealanders could swim here as we never have this in our countries. It seems despite the massive tourism income government doesn't prioritise waste management and it flows down rivers to the ocean. Put me off spending tourist dollar here again.
Fortunately hotel swimming pool was nice, although occasionally slightly rowdy music, hard to get thepool lounge seats. Room was cute slightly Balinese style touches, frangipanis flowers on white sheets :-) Clean although towels etc not brand new. Shower fine but not working brilliantly, but so warm in Bali not a concern. Lovely Balinese style cottages from outside and hotel area is lush balinese foliage, very pretty. Restaurant had great food and often live Balinese music mixed with a great foreign DJ, nice at nighttime. Hotel has a sportsbar where some visitors loudly cheered to sports games which wasn't so nice background noise.
Staff pleasant and generally helpful, especially at the pretty good breakfast, although not amazing service overall. But no problems, helped with all our needs in a relaxed smiley fashion, after some slow explaining in English. Enjoyed the hotel, felt safe, relaxed there, as a true oasis away from the traffic and beach noise and pollution outside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a heart of Kuta, Bali, the resort is hidden away in a tranquil tropical garden, complete with serene koi pools with cascading water features providing the soothing sound of running water. Close to International airport, Kuta Beach, Kuta Art Market, Shopping Center (Discovery Mall, Kuta Square, Kuta Center, and 5 star shopping mall "Kuta Beach Walk"), Food Center, Water bomb, and only walking distance to Night Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramayana Resort And Spa
- Ramayana Resort Kuta
- Ramayana Resort & Spa Bali/Kuta