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... a motorbike ride to a different beach the next day. I was still recovering from my disgraceful entry and exit from the water so when I was a little non-committal he played his ace. ‘I play guitar, I bring it to the beach?’ You had me at guitar…..
Man is spurred on by early successes so embarks upon further wooing, on similar if not the same wonderful themes. We enter the ‘First Flush’. Almost as soon as this begins ...
... nächsten Morgen wieder hin zu gehen (und meinen Muskelkater zu geniessen ;).
Am frühen Nachmittag lassen wir uns nach Ubud in den Monkey Forrest fahren und verbringen beinahe 2 Stunden bei den frechen Äffchen, die mir sogar einen kleinen Anhänger vom Rucksack reissen und sich nicht scheuen, Touristen in die Hosentaschen zu greifen auf der Suche nach Bananen. Karim ist begeistert, aber nähert sich vernünftigerweise auch sehr vorsichtig.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hyatt Bali Nusa Dua
Not for me thanks
We stayed here one night after spending 3 weeks at Le Meridien Nirwana, Bali. No comparrison, this was just full of rude obnoxious westerners and their annoying children.
There is nothing about this purpose built resort called Nusa Dua that will give you the impression you're somewhere as special as Bali. Infact there was a building site outside the hotel, building a complex of shops such as Marks & bloody Spencers!
Don't waste your time/holiday in this area.
Rooms were ok but i felt they were a bit 70's. Pool area in fairness was nice. Overall ambience was not Bali.
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua for 1 week and we've been terribly disappointed.
The quality of service is really terrible and the quality of the room is for sure not a 5 star standards. We asked for an upgrade and we finally got a Grand Club room but it was just Okay.
The rooms are run down, the materials are very poor and not of a good quality. The bathroom is old fashioned and wasn't working well. Same thing with the air-con (terrible noisy).
The restaurants are Okay, nothing special... except for the bill !!!!!
The breakfast is not good and the service is a nightmare. It seems that you annoy the waiters and that they're only happy when you leave.
The only good points about Grand Hyatt are the gardens and the pools. They're really big and very nice.
But it's difficult to feel satisfied just with this for the price we paid.
So for us, this hotel is a NO GO !
I'm not a fan of Indonesia , so it was refreshing when my girlfriend and I arrived at this hotel. It was an oasis.
The beach was clean, beach view room delightful and the staff were polite. It was the only place in Bali (and the rest of the country for that matter) where when I checked out, they weren'y trying to rip me off.
Breakfast was served buffet style, in an out door setting surrounded by carp fill ponds. It was tasty and well presented with all the usual conveniences, freshly fried eggs and pancakes to order. The coffee was great and really gave you that early morning kick start.
If you have to go to Bali, I would recommend that you stay here.
Nice but forgettable
We stayed a week in Bali - in Seminyak and Ubud, and Nusa Dua was the stop for the kids. There's nothing much to do in the Nusa Dua area save as to hang around your hotel and enjoy the sun, sand and sea. We stayed in one of the rooms at the Grand Club of the Grand Hyatt. The Grand Hyatt is typical of the usual large hotel chains with nice surroundings, pools (with 1 slide - the one at the Le Meridien was better) and many pricey restaurants to choose from. What stood out, actually, was the generally uninspiring service from the staff - we almost expected all of them to go on strike at any minute! They looked generally glum and when tipped, would openly look at the amount given. Generally, not the good quality of service one would expect from a 5 star hotel. I wouldn't go back.
First Bali stay
The white sandy beach was beautiful but for the most part of the day, the tide went out way too far to be able to enjoy the sound of the waves(if any) My husband and I stay at the Club room, mattress was very hard and the bathroom was constantly overflowing if one shower for more than 2 mins. Toilet was a bit pungent, not being cleaned well.
All the pools were way way too hot, almost like steaming my pores open during facials. It was uncomfortably hot, not just warm. If not for this major down side, we may go back now and then for short cheap getaways every few months from Hong Hong. Buffet breakfast was very good but the horrendously long and the tiring immigration queue is still a huge turnoff as well.
Would go back if they fix the temperature of their "hottubs".
Beautiful surroundings at the Grand Hyatt
The hotel met all our expectations and more! Set in beautiful manicured gardens and pleasant pool area. Great spacious rooms and bathrooms. Request sea view so that whilst you lye in the bath you can look out to the sea. Great service and fantastic dining experience at the various choice of restaurants.
Lounge bar serving cocktails whilst listening to a local duo play your favorite tunes on the guitar and piano.
Although the hotel is in a great setting and very clean resort of Nusa Dua, it is highly recomended to go and visit much more of the island to see the real Bali. Nusa Dua itself was still very quiet at the time we visited just 12 months after the bombing, but if you are wanting an enjoyable & relaxing holiday in a great 5 star resort then I highly recommend the Grand Hyatt.
Great first timer hotel to Bali
Great resort for first timers in Bali because it has everything there on the resort, great beach access, different restaurents, as well as a center to get you what you need. The only downfall is their Club level service is not there: cocktails and breakfast ok and other than that the Club lounge is just a pretty cafe. The rooms are ok, stay on the walk paths as they don't keep the grounds free of "stuff". The spa center needs more, no comfortable lounge area of juice or magazines - no service there: more like a gym.
EXCELLENT!! highly recommended!
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Bali during our honeymoon in May 1996! and we thought it was heaven!!
We loved everything! Our room was great with views to the balinese swimmingpool (there are lots of swimming-pools and not crowded at all). I loved the decoration of the rooms and bathroom... with lots of space everywhere!! Breakfasts were incredible! and it was so cool to have breakfast surrounded by that lake with lots of goldfish around... with the sounds of Asia, and so calm and placid! There are quite a few restaurants so we had dinner everynight there! (Have to try the Japanese!! it was great!). There were also local dancing show and seafood barbacues everynight... if I come back to Bali I´m sure I´m coming back to this hotel. The hotel is huge and a bit confusing at the begining but soon it was also nice to "explore it"! ... The only bad thing... We went to the disco... and at this huge disco... we were the only clients!!! Not much of an ambience, I guess... but we didn´t really need it at the time!! so... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for everyone excepting those who look for "disco-fun"!!
PS. This hotel was recommended to me by another honeymooner... and she was right!!
Great Value for your money
This place is great. Very reasonable. We ate here every night (except for the night of the bombing and we were in Kuta). We stayed here on our honeymoon and at the 4 Seasons Sayan and Jimbaran Bay. Sayan is incredible well worth the money. Jimbaran is ok and Grand Hyatt is much much better (of course you dont have your own pool but your at the beach). My only complaint is the day after the bombing the internet service was "broken" and you couldn't find a newspaper anywhere.
Outstanding resort for families
Since there are no other reviews of this great hotel on this site so far (July 2004) this will start the ball rolling.
I've stayed here 5 times in the last 10 years, for a week on 2 occasions, on business, family vacations and stopovers on the way to/from Europe.
Although a VERY large resort and a little confusing to start with, it always seems peaceful and relaxing. The rooms are delightful, with either sea or garden views, and the public areas are some of the best we've enjoyed anywhere except for at very exclusive romantic retreats.
Having 6 pools of quite distinct personality (7 if you're in the Regency Club) available to you is just wonderful. The beach here is not too bad either, although coming from Australia I guess we're spoilt.
Nusa Dua is very much a manicured resort area. Whilst it isn't "real Bali" it is very lovely anyway. It doesn't take a long ride (just a few minutes) to get outside the resort area and to the normal hustle and bustle (and great value clothing).
If you don't want the full olfactory experience and hassle of everyday Bali you can enjoy a sanitised but still authentic/colourful version of it each evening at the Rasa Sayang in the Hyatt. This area, laid out like a village, has an outstanding local buffet each night where you go to various stalls around the huts to sample the wonders of the local cuisine. This is followed by Balinese dancing. Absolutely fantastic and a must for kids and adults alike.
The restaurants around the hotel are pretty good. The breakfasts at the Water Court are magnificent, and the other restaurants, whilst not absolutely top notch are perfectly satisfactory. Cocktails at the bar overlooking the sea at sundown should be mandatory !!
We will return there again. We've looked at quite a number of other hotels in Bali and keep coming back to this one. Not necessarily a place for romantic honeymooners, but great for almost anyone else !! Don't be put off by the daunting size on arrival though, explore and you'll love it after a day or two.