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Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Tabanan
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Bali Golf Getaway”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali was one of only a few Bali destinations that offered a golf course alongside a 5 star hotel/resort. The 90 mins transfer from Denpasar was well worth it to escape the crowds in Kuta and Seminyak and a private transfer is recommended. We were really impressed by the quality of the resort with modern and well maintained suites and facilities. The cuisine was excellent and catered for many tastes. The service was excellent with very friendly and helpful assistance only a question away. The golf course was an absolute stunner and in championship condition. It is perhaps one of the most dramatic settings I've played and should definitely be placed on your golfing bucket list. Whilst not your usual cheap Bali getaway, it is comparable to other world class resorts in SE Asia and fair value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Shane R

Thank you for posting a review detailing your recent stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. We are indeed blessed with one of the top Golf Courses in Asia if not the World and I appreciate you recognizing this facility. Our Signature hole (number 7) is likely the most photographed Golf hole in Asia and our course continues to win many annual awards. I am glad that you managed to play during your holiday and I hope you will come back during our summer season where the golf course looks and plays even better.

While we are merely 30 kilometers north of the Airport during the busy Christmas season this can on occasion take 90 minutes, however once here you are away from the congested areas. For those guests who like to partake in some shopping activities we do offer daily shuttles to Seminyak and Kuta, however we find a lot of guests rather remain in the resort and only venture as far as Tanah Lot Temple which is a 10 minute walk away.

As many guests choose to simply stay at the resort throughout their visit, we do offer a variety of culinary offerings as well as planned theme dinners and events so our guest can choose a different venue every day. Naturally all of this would not be enjoyable without great service and it is a pleasure to work with our associates who all embody Balinese hospitality. Thank you so much for recognizing their hard work.

The resort was renovated in 2011 and I thank you for recognizing our modern rooms and facilities. Hopefully I will be able to welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali in the very near future.
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights up until Christmas morning. Lots of festive activities (special dinners, cocktails etc), as well as super welcoming staff. Musaq style Christmas carols that were piped around the various restaurants and bars were a bit much - luckily that finished Christmas morning and was replaced by more relaxing indonesian music. Also great world musician playing in the pool grill and kids from a local orphanage performing on Christmas eve. Very peaceful surroundings, particularly near the temple (apart from at sunset which gets crowded). Awesome "local experience" planting rice - absolutely worthwhile!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear whiterhinoJ,

Many thanks for taking the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor detailing your recent stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. We greatly appreciate your comments around our festive activities as we try to create different experiences for all of our guests. Our Christmas music may have been a little over the top, however it is difficult to create an atmosphere of Christmas in a tropical paradise setting. I am delighted that you enjoyed the orphanage performance as this is an annual tradition that greatly supports our community and Christmas is a time to give and share.

Our “local experiences” are part of our GHA Discovery loyalty program and our guests enjoy the different experiences provided especially the interaction with our local associates. A visit to Tanah Lot temple is an absolute must while staying with us as this is the most famous and most visited temple in Bali. Some guests choose a visit in the early morning while others who enjoy the busier evenings enjoy watching the sunset over the temple. The temple visit is a mere 10 minute walk from our lobby and most of our guests select to visit this temple by walking.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your review and I hope I can welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali in the very near future.
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here for two nights which was enough for us because it felt a bit isolated. These style of resorts aren't for everyone. You really could be anywhere in the world as they are all the same with their generic luxury. Its also such a huge property that you need to have a driver to go anywhere outside even just to the convenience store which we were charged 50,000 IDR for.

When we first arrived they put us in a room far away from the pool. The walk was so long I thought we would never get there. When we finally arrived I was very impressed with the golf course view but then I discovered the toilet did not flush properly. I had to flush 4 times for it to work. I called the desk and the manager came to our room to tell us we were being upgraded. We were then moved to a room overlooking the pool and the toilet worked.

We really enjoyed relaxing by the pool and using the huge water slide was so much fun but if you want to experience the real Bali this is not the place. This is more for people who want to cocoon themselves from the world on fantasy island and just spend time relaxing.

You really have no need to leave the place as it has 4 or 5 restaurants and bars. The prices compared to western countries are cheap however in two days for two of us we still managed to spend $350 US. We did indulge in some wine though which was the most expensive part.
We ate in two of the restaurants - the poolside grill which was nice but nothing special and Merica which was average. I had the duck which was quite tough and the chat potatoes were soft and luke warm as opposed to crispy and hot. They are trying hard to create a western standard of dining but its not very successful unfortunately. Im not sure what it is about Bali but everywhere we ate the food was luke warm - cold.

Breakfast was the usual lavish international buffet style with an egg station but again they didn't know how to poach eggs correctly and so they were under done. Loved the bircher muesli and yogurt. I admit I am fussy about coffee as I live in Sydney where we have excellent italian style espresso but coffee as usual for asia was poor. Not sure why this is always the case. Surely 5 star hotels must know by now that its in their best interest to serve quality espresso. Also be warned - an illy sign does not equal decent coffee.

Tanah Lot Temple is very close by but we were told that if we wanted to walk via the cliffs we would need to go before 7am to avoid danger crossing the golf course. To be honest unless you go really early don't even bother. The scene there is ugly. So crowded with tourists posing for photos and locals trying to sell junk that its not enjoyable at all. Instead just enjoy the view from afar.

One of the best parts of this hotel are the daybeds on the cliff edge. Its extremely relaxing to nap/siesta on them and listen to the waves. We also went after dinner in the evening. Truly wonderful experience.

Overall the service here is fantastic and the atmosphere is amazing. You really do feel like you are in some kind of utopia however we were very lucky to stay during the quiet time and so there were times when we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. Im not sure if I would enjoy it so much if it was full or near full.

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if you don't have kids go to breakfast earlier rather than later as our peaceful breakfast was disturbed by noisy families with screaming children. The second and third day we went earlier and it was good. Families take longer to get organised, use this to your advantage. Same goes for dinner. Go later rather than earlier.

Very relaxing time and I may stay again however only short term as I prefer to get amongst the the real culture.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear bewdaful,

It is greatly appreciated that you took the time to write such a detailed review on TripAdvisor detailing your recent stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort.

Our Resort is located on 103 hectares of Bali’s coastline and nature and thus it is a rather large and tranquiller setting compared too many of the resorts located amongst Bali’s busier locations. We feel that we are blessed with our natural setting however you are correct by stating that walking is part of the experience at our Resort. I am happy to read that we were able to upgrade your room following an inappropriate toilet flusher experience and that overall you enjoyed your stay with us.

Our five swimming pools and water slide are certainly a hit amongst all of our guests who enjoy swimming and participating in water activities. The waterslides are popular with kids of all ages (including myself). Due to the large area, we do try to offer sufficient restaurant experiences for those guests who choose to remain on our resort during their entire stay and I appreciate you noticing this fact. Unfortunately wine in Indonesia is on the pricy side as the customs fees for all imported alcohol remain very high in our Country.

Your comments regarding food temperature, poached eggs and overall temperature of food will not go unnoticed and I shall personally discuss this with our Chef and Kitchen crew as these are basics and you as a guest have every right to expect that this is flawless.

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Tanah Lot temple, and as this is the most famous temple in Bali yes there are many little shops selling many inexpensive souvenirs. With an average of 5000 visitors per day for this local attraction the local vendors do take advantage of this and unfortunately this can be a disappointment for some visitors.

Our Daybeds on our Cliff Lawn are truly amazing as one can enjoy the sounds of the sea, the gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean and usually with a nice Ocean Breeze that can make one forget the time of the day or the exact location.

Your comments regarding our service are greatly appreciated as this is a very important key to create memorable Hotel experiences.

I hope to welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort in the very near future.
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here many times before, and keep coming back. We had 5 nights at the Westin Nusa Dua, before this 7 night stay. The Westin's beds were incredible, and fabulous to be able to walk to other restaurants close by, but that is the only things that were better than the Pan Pacific. The resort is so relaxing. The golf was incredible. Our older kids love the water slides. The staff are always attentive, and try their very best. The kids club ladies still remember our kids names, they are now teenagers so no longer use the kids club. Everything about this hotel is amazing, apart from picking the whole resort up and moving it closer to restaurants/shopping, you really can't hope for better. We had 2 interconnecting rooms, so worked out much cheaper than the 2 bed family suite at the westin.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear kramerpuss,

Many thanks for taking the time to complete your review on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your comments regarding our staff as such services truly can create very memorable Hotel experiences. I am delighted that our kids club associates still remember your children’s names as such simple gestures truly leave a lasting impression.

We are blessed with an amazing golf course which wins many international awards each and every year as the course is designed perfectly along the coastline of Bali. Aside from a few restaurants at Thana Lot there are no other restaurants within walking distance so we offer lunch and dinner at five separate locations on the resort and as additional variations we do create some mazing theme evenings throughout each week. While not quite the same you can enjoy a very serene walk amongst our 103 hectares of land and then join us at one of our outlets for a quality meal created by our Executive Chef.

Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and I hope to welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali very soon.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Staying here has been wonderful. The setting is divine, the golf course is spectacular & challenging, the pools great design and integrates well with landscape, room ( golf view suite) delightful, the spa is very pleasant. The most outstanding element (from a long list of good things)has been the staff. Every single one has made us welcome and give us the impression that it is their interest and pleasure to help us have a wonderful time. All the staff are great - special mention though goes to Astika ... Who seemed to be working everywhere and greeted us with a beautiful smile and genuine interest in our holiday. She was delightful.
Thankyou ...we will be back!!

Room Tip: Level 4 is quieter and easy to get to. Golf view suites have view of ocean as well.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Dear BradnMarianne,

I greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor detailing your recent stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. Your comments regarding our associates are even more appreciated and I shall personally thank them on your behalf. Astika will receive special recognition and I really thank you for remembering her name. All of our associates truly provide service from the heart and try their very best to fill all guest needs.

Also thank you for appreciating our setting which is truly unique in Bali. Spread across 103 hectares is our Hotel, our Villas, some private Villas and our award winning Golf course which continues to receive world class awards each and every year. We are not far from the entertainment districts but for sure once you are back on our property you return to a very serene and natural paradise.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your review and I sincerely hope to personally welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort.
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The site is spectacularly beautiful and very romantic. It is quiet, serene, and very well kept. The spa is reasonable with excellent friendly staff and the food is fresh and regional. The entire staff from front desk, concierge, housekeeping to Chef are sincerely friendly and happy to assist with all guests needs. It is within walking distance to Tanah Lot, one of the more popular temples, a must at sunset . The resort is tucked away for serenity and away from the hustle of city life.

  • Stayed November 2012
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Dear Jenpitzen

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor detailing your recent stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort. Thank you also for posting three very nice pictures – this is always greatly appreciated.

We are blessed to have an open resort which is spread across 103 hectares of land complete with Hotel, Spa, Villas, Restaurants and an award winning Golf course. The size of the resort as well as the location (29 km north of our airport) indeed provides our guests with a very serene and natural setting. Our associates are warm and truly embody Indonesian hospitality and I am delighted to read your very favorable comments regarding the service you received during your stay.

Thanah Lot temple (as you mentioned easy walking distance from our Hotel) is the most famous temple in Bali, and I could not agree that this temple is a must visit for anyone coming to Bali – especially during sunset. The location of the resort allows guests to easily access more vibrant parts of Bali, however upon return our guests are treated to a quiet and spacious setting overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Again thank you for taking the time to post your review and I hope I can welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort in the near future.
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The hotel is good and the staff there are very friendly. The rooms are large and well equipped.
Booked a transport if you are traveling because the hotel is far away from the city. Will come back again to stay.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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thomas_mayrhofer, General Manager at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear MartyMacfly1985

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor detailing your recent stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. Congratulations on your marriage and I hope that both of you will return each year to celebrate your anniversary with us. I am delighted to read that all of our associates were able to connect with you and I am blessed to have such engaged Balinese associates who understand the true meaning of Hospitality. Our rooms were recently refurbished and I appreciate your comments regarding the size and functionality of our rooms.

While the resort is located 25.9 km north of our Airport due to traffic situation the trip can become a one hour trip. Our Resort does offer airport pick up with a knowledgeable driver (this service is not complimentary and can be arranged at reservation or any time prior to arrival), however some guest also make their personal arrangements for transportation to and from our Resort.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful review and I hope to personally welcome you back to Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort in the very near future.
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Property: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort
Address: Jl. Raya Tanah Lot | PO Box 158, Tabanan 82171, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Tabanan
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Hotel Class:5 star — Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 278
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Experience a flawless getaway in paradise against the dramatic backdrop of Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot Temple and the Indian Ocean.Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort unveiled a brand new experience for guests with a US$10 million refurbishment of its 278 guest rooms including luxury suites and villas, restaurants, bars and event spaces completed in 2011. The renewed resort, complemented by the uncomplicated service and premium offerings synonymous with the Pan Pacific brand, will enable guests to enjoy enriching and unrivalled experiences.Experience the best location to enjoy a remarkable sunset in Bali with dramatic views of Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple, Indian Ocean, rice paddies, Greg Norman golf course and lush tropical gardens. In the resort, you can enjoy cycling around the resort grounds and the Bali countryside, a sunset walking experience with 103 hectares manicured gardens, spa indulgence at the Bale with endless view of the Indian Ocean, exquisite culinary offerings, relax by the three-tiered swimming pools with a 54-metre water slide, and many more activities awaits you. Complimentary shuttle service to Kuta and Seminyak is also provided.Children staying in the resort will be able to enjoy a wide-range of kid-friendly activities and experiences such as; painting, Balinese dancing, jungle gym, tennis, golf, Wii video games at Kids Club and Family Rooms or even join the fun environment activity of baby sea turtle release at the resort beach.Recently, Nirwana Bali Golf Club at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort received prestigious recognition as Asia’s 10 Most Elite Golf Courses by FORBES Travel Guide, voted 100 Best Golf Course outside the US (no 66) and No 1 Golf Course in Indonesia by Golf Digest-US and Indonesia’s Leading Golf Resort (2010, 2011, and 2012) and Indonesia’s Leading Spa Resort (2012) by World Travel Awards. ... more   less 
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