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Reviewed March 18, 2011

WOW... If your researching your holiday, do not waste anymore time and just book this place.
Being a travel agent (it turns u into a fussy traveler as u are spolit over the years) I was not disappointed.

There are a couple of things u need to know though so u can make the best choice for your trip based on your budget and type of holiday you are after.
ROOM TYPES-
1. Deluxe rooms. These are the lead in rooms for the resort. They have all been refurbished recently and look fabulous. Very comfortable rooms. They are spread over 4 levels. The only downside to these are that they are all facing the outside of the resort which means the views are nothing to rave
about. If u are not worried about a view these rooms would suit you as they are the cheapest room type.
LAGOON VIEW ROOMS
These are located in the same block as the deluxe rooms. On level 2 and 3. These rooms are exactly the same as the deluxe but have a view
To die for (over the lagoon pool).
LAGOON ACCESS ROOMS
Again in the same block as the above room types. These rooms are located on the ground level facing the lagoon pool. They have direct access to the lagoon pool via your back steps if the porch.. If you can get your hands on these rooms do not hesitate. As a general rule they will not allow any children under 7 for safety reasons.
GARDEN CHALLET ROOMS
These rooms are beautifully decorated and 25% bigger then the deluxe rooms. They are all located around a central garden area which is centrally located in the resort.
Great rooms if you are traveling with children. The main difference is the extra room, the day bed which acts as a great kids bed, u are generally closer to all the resorts facilities. The lead in garden rooms are generally facing the outside of the resort. NOW you can get these
rooms with club benefits. This means you will get the best location (generally closer to the main breakfast area, main pool, kids club, spa ect) also u can get access to the club lounge (free cocktails, sift drinks, milkshakes, snack and choice of breakfast dinning options)

So if your budget allows these challets are great for families.
If your a couple or traveling with mates I would def recommend the lagoon pool view or lagoon pool
access rooms. These rooms book out very quickly.

Now about the resort.
We didn't leave it for the first 3 days. No need really. Great places to eat and drink. The sunset bar in the afternoon is a must.
The swim up pool bar got a bit of a work out too. Price wise, on par with any other Australian hotel. Cocktails around $8.00. Food ranged from $10 - $40.

Location - couldn't ask for a better place. We normally stay in kuta. Legian was a nice change. The locals are more relaxed. You dont get haggled as much. Shops are great if not better. Great places to eat and drink just a short stroll away from the hotel. I def recommend garlic lane ... The best food in bali. The resort is located on legian beach - great if u surf.
You are only located about a 5min drive from either kuta or Seminyak
Overall I would never stay anywhere else. The staff were fabulous. Nothing was ever trouble. Would be nice if all the hotels in the world took a page out of there book as it could not be faulted.
This resort caters for families- great free kids club. Or u have the option of hiring your own nanny / baby sitter for a small charge. Older kids would probably prefer the nanny as the kids club itself is more for the younger kids.
What I loved about this place, was that it wasn't over run by young boozed up tourists. Loads of couples, honeymooners, young families, business travellers and groups of mates getting away together.
Do not hesitate booking this place.
I found www.expedia.com.au or .com had the cheapest room rates. Even cheaper then booking directly with the resort.
We originally were only booked for 7 nts. We extended for an extra 4. We then left and returned to a place in kuta we use to stay in. It was that bad we checked out and came straight back to the Padma.
Padma has everything you need for that perfect holiday ... Go a head and treat yourself ... U will not be disappointed !

  • Stayed: February 2011
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6  Thank tazo_tara
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Reviewed March 17, 2011

An expensive resort located in busy Legian. The pools were wonderful and grounds well maintained and the happy hour cocktails and pizza were very enjoyable. However, the rooms were not clean, there was a very smelly shower drain in our room and our toilet became blocked on two occasions. We wouldn't return to this resort again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank SChesterAustralia
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

Everything about our stay at Padma (10 Nights) was truly amazing. Our room was so so clean, bed so comfortable, pool access was the only way we will go now. People so friendly and professional. The Gardens are amazing. The food was A1. Shall i go on???? because I could.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Rodja9
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

We stayed here including over the Nyepi Day. We got a chalet and was big with an even bigger bathroom. Room was excellent, and even provided umbrellas in the room which was a nice considering it is now the rainy season. Toiletries was refreshed everyday with free mineral water. Our chalet overlooked a road but we couldnt hear any noise and we closed the balcony doors anyway. Pool was nice especially lagoon thou a touch warm. Buffet breakfast was fantastic with choice from Western and Asian. Have to commend the staff on Nyepi Day when all the guest decided to have breakfast at the same time. They were calm and smiling even though the queue was getting longer and found tables quickly. We ordered room service that night thou a tad long (but we were warned) and the asian food was ok. Overall staff was always very friendly and their service was great. The only thing that i found lacking was a tour desk of some sort at the lobby. We were trying to ask some advise about Jimbaran Bay and ended up at the head porter desk who didnt seem too interested in assisting with vague comments, so we went to the reception desk instead who was far more helpful and even booked us transport & dinner at a restaurant - Thanks! They could use a few more people behind reception though. In all, a very nice quiet resort with nice staff, excellent facilities (they even have a departure lounge for those that have late flights which we utilised to shower and refresh) and most of the guests are couples or slightly older located in a good location in Legian. Would go back there again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank DanPerth
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

Coming from The Conrad it was a bit of a culture shock, full of Aussies clutching Bintangs & cocktails at the poolside bar
The resort is so big that it never feels crowded, especially with it’s new lagoon pool.
The rooms have been tastefully renovated to a very high standard, & you are walking distance to all the action.
All the rooms in the hotel section have connecting doors, great for families not so great if you have loud neighbours, luckily my noisy neighbours were only there for my first night, such a BAD design fault, what were they thinking !! I did complain but it fell on deaf ears (pardon the pun !) That kind of thing could spoil your holiday & there's nothing they will do about it.
Unless you have paid for a late checkout the latest you can stay in your room is 2pm, or they charge you 50% of their daily rate, with the latest renovations they now have a departure lounge, this is attached to the gym so you can put a change of clothes in one of their lockers so after a long day of shopping etc. your able to shower before your flight home.
Overall it's still a 20 year old resort with a makeover

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank nelliesydney
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