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Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 86 Hotels in Legian
Certificate of Excellence
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“I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough - fantastic!”
Reviewed April 23, 2009

Although I have never reviewed a hotel before, I felt compelled to do so here following an absolutely perfect stay at Niksoma. My partner and I stayed in a deluxe suite and the room was pleasant and spacious.

As many other reviewers have said, the pool areas are stunning and the quiet location opposite the beach is spot on. You cannot fail to relax and unwind here. The restaurant and spa are both first rate (and appropriately pricey).

In addition to these great features, they really know the meaning of hospitality. All the staff consistently greet you with smiles, and usually by name. They all took the time to chat with us and nothing was too much trouble. There were a lot of complimentary touches - fruit salad bowls offered around the pool; facial spritzers when we came in from the sun; cold drinks brought out when we were waiting for a taxi. We felt like celebrities! The management also hosted a complimentary drinks event on the lawn to introduce themselves (personal invitations of course!) and it was a nice way to meet other guests. My partner and I were very sad to leave!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2009

My husband and I are repeat guests to the Nikosoma and this was our 3rd stay. We do sometimes branch out to other hotels, however we are always drawn back to the Niksoma. The staff, location, being a smaller boutique hotel adds to the absolute uniqueness and charm of this oasis in Bali!
From the time you check in until you sadly depart you will find nothing is a issue or a problem. The facilities are first rate. The pool, spa and well equipped gym are very user friendly.
The pool staff are so accommodating and very helpful with drinks, extra towels and always delivered with a smile. The pools are inviting and lounging around the pool area looking out to watch the surfers and people on the beach is very very relaxing. You can see gorgeous sunsets from your pool lounge or bale.
Breakfast has to be the best in Bali, everything is available from fresh fruit to pastries to hot buffet and all served with a smile especially our favourite the lovely 'Minnie'!
We much prefer the Superior rooms and have stayed in all 3 caterogies. With reference to the price - yes I certainly agree prices have increased alot over the last 5 years - but the choice is up to us and it is a great overall experience. If you can stay at the Nikosoma you wont be disappointed!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

We stayed in a balcony suite and the room was gorgeous. The TV was great after a day out in the heat to crash and watch from the bed. The room was cleaned daily with new sheets and towels every day and the bed turned down each night. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, pretty much our overall experience was excellent!! We loved the pool, especially from the top pool where you overlooked the ocean, poolside service was excellent.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

Let me write about the stay itself before getting into the nitty gritty of the serious problems we encountered as a result of our stay. The hotel itself is really beautifully laid and looks superb. Food and drinks are really nice however service is a tad slow. The pool was the hottest water i have ever swum in and we couldnt bare it for any longer than 5 minutes or so. One of the major downsides of this hotel is the lack of advice and help from the front desk when we asked them in regards to outings etc. the rooms are nice however in my opinion over-priced for what they are.

Now the bad part - on the first two nights of our stay we were swarmed with mosquito's in our room. we had to sleep with industrial strength insect repellent on to keep the at bay. How ever it seems the damage was done as four days after returning from Bali, both my wife and i fell gravely ill and are still sick to this day. Doctors are suspecting malaria or ross river virus and we are awaiting test results to confirm.

All in all not what you would suspect from a US$200 a night hotel in bali...

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

We travelled to Bali for the first time for our honeymoon. Originally we were booked into the Niksoma for 7 nighst and were going to go elsewhere for a further 4 nights. However we were so impressed with the Niksoma we ended up staying for the full 11 nights.

Upon arrival we were greated with a drink and refreshing towel. Everything was ready and prepared for. They even had a special desert waiting for us in our room for our honeymoon.

The breakfast buffet was great and there was variety every day. We didn't dine in the restaurant at any other time as the food (like most resorts in Bali) was expensive - equivalent to NZ prices. But what I saw coming out looked good. We just prefered to get out and experience more than just the hotel.

All staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble.

The pool area is fantastic and like the rooms and dining areas was immaculately kept.

At the end of the driveway which leads up to the hotel there are guyings offering transport. We used them for the duration of our trip and found them to be friendly and accomodating. Make sure you barter with them to get a good deal but we found them much better than the taxi drivers

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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VIC, Australia
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Reviewed April 2, 2009

I stayed here for a girl's relaxing holiday, 10 nights, the resort is beautiful, the staff are excellent, very helpful and even learn your name due to it be a small resort. Close to a small group of shops which had a minimart, and massage beauty salon, called Carla Spa, highly recommend the massages, awesome and cheap! Breakfast was delicious and the day beds by the pool are great to relax in by the pool and ocean and all in all a wonderful place to stay, A must see!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed March 25, 2009

My husband and I stayed here with friends and family in early march 09 and honestly had a brilliant time. The location was great, close to good stretch of shops, and only 5 mins drive to the best restaurants in Seminyak - ie: La Sal - Spanish Tapas, Sarong - Currys & Thai and La Lucciola - Modern cuisine & the best cocktails in Bali!! Back to the Resort.... The staff are so attentive, learning our names by 2nd day, house keeping was immaculate every time and every request was met promptly with great service. Our favourite was Ary - thank you.

Breakfast had a great selection of Traditional dishes, along with Egg chef, fruits, pancakes and pastries. Very satisfying.

The rooms are simple, but looking at the difference in price between the superior to the more expensive rooms, there superior is great value with Room 111 & 101 having ocean views. The only thing is the bed is quite firm, but beautiul pillows - I wanted to take them home with me.

The pools are amazing! We loved the infinity pool - which we did laps in every morning before breakfast and there is certainly enough sun loungers to not have to secure them with a towel first thing in the morning.

Nothing better than watching the sunset over the ocean at happy hour by the pool.

All in all, i don't know how anyone could be disappointed with their stay at this resort, great location, great service & great facilities

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort
Address: Jl. Padma Utara, Legian, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Legian
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Legian
#3 Romantic Hotel in Legian
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Legian
#4 Family Hotel in Legian
#5 Spa Hotel in Legian
#5 Luxury Hotel in Legian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Legian Beach and facing to the Indian Ocean, Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort is a 4-star hotel designed in a modern chic boutique concept. Located only a 15 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the resort is close to gourmet restaurants, night clubs and bars in the most famous Kuta and Seminyak Area. Guests can also go surfing or simply laze around the white sands while watching the gorgeous sun go down in the ocean. Bali Niksoma is also an onsite restaurant called Hitana, a swimming pool complemented by kid’s pool, laundry, dry cleaning, car parking and tour desk. ... more   less 
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