Firstly before I start with my review, I would like to point out that we booked a suite package. We paid around $330 US for two nights accommodation, dinner for two, massage for two, transfer and breakfast. This property offers value for money.
Location: Down a laneway right next to the Hu’u Bar (many reviewers have talked about noise issues – we experienced none from the bar (stayed 21-23 Dec). The new Alilia is being built right next door, so there is a lot of construction going on all around the hotel. There was a lot of rain whilst we were there and the laneway was very muddy (it’s basically just dirt). Good location 5 minutes to the beach. Lots of restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance.
Room types: Suites and Villa. This review about the suites.
The room was absolutely huge, it has a lounge suite and bed – there was room for another couple of beds. The room didn’t feel very Balinese.
The room was clean and well kept. The room has huge windows which don’t open (so there is no way to get fresh air into the room). There was also a gap in the frames so mosquitos were an issue (having said this housekeeping sprayed each night).
Amenities – all the usual in addition it has a water cooler (hot/cold water).
Again a massive large room. The toilet was off to the side (however no door) as was the walk in shower (excellent rain shower head). The main bathroom had a huge bath – I did try to fill it but the water was a brownish colour and it wasn’t hot enough to fill the bath.
Small pool which is nice enough (not resort style).
Café/bar area where breakfast is served. Food and beverages available all day.
Pure spa – located next door (see separate review).
This was a very noisy hotel in terms of internal noise – if you’re a light sleeper this might be an issue. The suites are all in the main building (3 floors). Each floor has wood floorings which were very noisy, additionally the room doors were extremely heavy and they banged when closing.
The suites don’t offer twin bedding – we asked for an additional bed (which was 25US per night – when we arrived they had put a single bed mattress on the floor – obviously this wasn’t what we were expecting and they were happy to remove it and not charge us.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
The reservation staff are great – they responded to all my email enquiries in a very timely manner.
They offer customised day tours. Half day US40 and full day US60.
Would I stay again – no, this wasn’t my style of property. Whilst it was excellent value for money, I didn’t love the location and the room was too noisy. For the same price you can find other properties (see reviews on Sense Hotel and Ize Hotel).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE DIPAN RESORT, VILLA AND SPA epitomises fashionable luxury accommodation with acute attention to a design and style yet to be seen on the magical island of Bali. Our philosophy is simple: Anyone who stays with us should feel like a VIP rock star, a fashion icon, a celebrity designer . The Dipan resort, Villa & Spa is the first private villa complex in Bali to incorporate a truly metropolitan chic design aesthetic that blends tastefully with the rich tropical Bali milieu. Our guests can always expect the pleasing comfort of our one of a kind property and unique individual private villas, coupled with services and amenities befitting the most discerning traveller. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Dipan Resort Petitenget Bali/Seminyak