My husband and I first stayed at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel 15 years ago on our own. We returned this time with our 2 children (14 yo daughter & 17 yo son), and another family couple.
The appeal of the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is that over the years it has remained true to the Balinese culture which is reflected in the beautiful Balinese carvings (including the rooms), the stunning & well maintained gardens and the overall architecture. Even with the major refurbishment undertaken in the last few years it has maintained its charm stylishly but not opulently. This is sadly so often not the case with a lot of the new properties which crop up which seem sterile, stifling and lifeless.
Rooms in our wing were culturally elegant and quiet enough. We we found them to be as clean as other (unnamed ) 5 star hotels in Bali. The beds are fresh and incredibly comfortable. We stayed in a Premier room close to the beachfront and pool which was lovely.
Nusa Dua is an established tourist area with many elegant hotels and the clientele reflect that (no Bintang singlets here!) however, you would be hard pressed to find a hotel with as much get away garden space (shaded if you so choose) and beach frontage in Nusa Dua, as the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa. These are things to consider in the heat and humidity that comes with a Balinese holiday.
With the hotel running at full capacity over the Easter break, you would not know it other than at the breakfast bar. During the day everyone seems to disappear as there is an abundance of seating on the beach to match the expanse which is shaded and provides ample respite from the heat. You never feel on top of other guests.
We felt the Spa was of very high quality and even better than some we have attended at other (unnamed) 5 star resorts.
Staying at Nusa Dua with a 17 year old son and 14 year old daughter was perfect as the beach water is clean and swimable, more often than not.
Unlike many other beaches in Bali plus there is an abundance of water sports at reasonable rates for them to engage in. They too thoroughly enjoyed their time and were never bored - even partaking in the hotel's cooking course at Raja (Indonesian quisine) - highly recommended and fabulous food as is Maguro's (Asian quisine).
This hotel is definitely best value for money in the Nusa Dua area. We would rate it 4.5 stars.
Constructive criticism: Being picky now but..... some front office staff could improve their knowledge base and willingness to assist and breakfast staff could be either more attentive or more abundant. Quite a few of the pool towels need replacing and the pool lounges could be a bit cleaner and balcony furniture could also do with some regular cleaning. We found the rooms to be quiet enough - perhaps signs on room doors, requesting that guests be a bit more considerate of other guests and not bang their doors entering and exiting- would be beneficial. Sad to have to go to that extent but unfortunately some people are not as considerate as others and this is not a hotel fault but a human one.
MUST stress though, that these are not details that would deter one from returning to this relaxing and charming hotel. It would be our first choice in Nusa Dua.
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- Also Known As:
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel Nusa Dua
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel And Spa
- Nusa Dua Beach Resort
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Bali