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It was still rainy when we got up and enjoyed an interesting Bali breakfast at the hotel and waited for our arranged cab ride to the Conrad. I made a feeble attempt to find liquor before we got in the cab, and asked our driver to take us to a supermarket. The first place he took us two had a minimal selection at ridiculous prices, but I was …
"…the more so, I say, because truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable anymore …
Today wasn't much different than the day before, except we worked straight through lunch, absorbing as much sun as possible because we heard it was snowing in Seattle. The girls joined me for tea this time and we met a recently engaged couple at cocktail hour. Chris was from Denver and Mali from Iran, but they were both living in Korea and deciding …
Erica Writes: We started the day early with a 5:50am wake-up call in anticipation of our Bali Bike-Baik Tour that Kristen had arranged for us the day before. We had heard something about a downhill volcano bike ride from an Aussie couple we met at the Rock Bar a few nights prior and booked what sounded like a similar adventure. We were picked up at …
We're about to leave for Japan for our final couple of days on our vacation, after spending an amazing week in Bali.
We went straight from the airport to Tulamben, on the east coast for several days of diving. The water was crystal clear and we saw some amazing wildlife, including a huge school of skipjacks, a group of 6-foot long …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsConrad Bali Nusa Dua
We have had a wonderful time at the Conrad and are very impressed with the facilities and the friendliness of the staff. The rooms are very comfortable and the poolside service is superb.
We cannot comment on the value as we are staying as Diamond Members via points, but having stayed at other resorts of this caliber I would assume this a is a great value.
We did visit in low season, so the staff was especially attentive, and as is typical for Bali, you won't find as pristine a beach as Bora Bora or even places in Thailand, but they make up for that with an incredible pool complex and attention to detail.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Conrad Bali Nusa Dua
Beautiful hotel but in a high security area which could be any beautiful area of the world - a bit sterile. Shops do not carry larger sizes for non-Balinese. Service on the lobby floor is horrendous - but other restaurants extremely good in terms of price, quality, cuisine.
Bali overall could be lovely - Ubud area is beautiful and worth taking a tour or staying - but there are many corruption problems, inefficiency, lack of education that are not good. Had problems using credit card, debit card, ATM card and trip for a conference became a real nightmare. It got to the point that I had to call my local consul in Bali - first time I have ever had to call anywhere in the world after close to 40 years of international travel. Experienced one anti-American verbal attack (not at hotel - at conference) and was told to go out in the dark to find ATM machine and cash and the nasty person would not tell me where ATM was!
Much prefer going to Thailand. Indonesia really needs to improve.
As lovely as Bali is, please consider the other aspects....
Fabulous pool, stylish rooms
Really enjoyed our stay at the Conrad - we stayed here for a few days toward the beginning of our honeymoon, and were given a free upgrade to an oceanfront room when we mentioned during check-in that we were on honeymoon. The bedroom was stylish and spacious (photos attached), with a small balcony overlooking the beach and ocean.
Beachfront bales and lounge chairs were always available, and it was never a problem finding chairs by the pool either. The main swimming pool is a good size, but the lagoon pool went on forever and was great fun to swim (especially for children). I am a bit of a pool obsessive and this was a big draw!
Didn't bother swimming in the sea - the cordoned-off swimming area wasn't very big and didn't look particularly attractive. Lots of noise from all the watersports going on (parasailing, water-skiing, banana boats, etc.). If you are keen on beaches, try a hotel along Jimbaran Bay instead - much nicer oceanfront.
Food was expensive given local prices, but we found it tasty enough. All the restaurants are beautifully appointed and many have gorgeous views. The cocktails packed an unexpected punch, too!
All in all, recommended.
Not high recommended
Stay at Conrad for 3 days from 22 Apr to 25 Apr. when it's low tide u can see the local collecting sea urchin so you can't really swim in the sea as it's quite dangerous & full of seaweed. Would not really recommend this hotel for family as it's not really children-friendly, no stroller was provided even though it was stated on their website that it's available. The reception was not really helpful when we request for late check-out, as it's subject to room available, do not understand why our request was turn down even though occupany rate was quite low (max 30%) & we're travelling with a baby. The variety for breakfast at Suku was limited. As its quite new, the vegetation is small, does not provide much shade & can get quite hot in the afternoon. Food at Conrad is quite expensive. Try their local dish but not really good. Like the concept of their room, quite nicely done. Not much activity in the hotel or the surronding area. Either the language or knowledge of the staff is quite limited, e.g. request the hotel to call a cab to Nusa Dua DFS, but the staff did not inform us that it's actually close for renovation for quite some time already & we make a waste trip there.
Stayed at the conrad from March 10 to March 13. Very nice hotel & swimming pool. The service is excellent too. The room is very clean & big. The only downside is the food & drinks in the hotel are expensive & the taste of the food is average. Other than that, i strongly recommend this hotel if you enjoy hanging out in the hotel when you are in bali.
Fantastic new resort close to Nusa Dua, huge very stylish guestrooms including a balcony with sea-, pool- or gardenview (or all three), bathroom with tub, extra shower, extra toilet, a big walk-in closet which we appreciated very much, so no clothes, suitcases .. 'decorated' the room. Wonderful pool-area with one rectangular and an almost endless laguna-style pool, great service with cooled towels, bottled water, evian spray, fruit-skewers every now and then .. Gardens and palms need one or two more years to achieve their full beauty. The best resort we ever stayed at, we'll be back!
Best Hotel Experience in the World!
Stayed at the Conrad in July 2004 and can quite honestly say this was by far the best hotel experience I have ever encountered. It was our first time in Bali and the hotel had only been open a few months, at this time there were very few reviews of the place and so we were a little unsure as what to expect. From the moment we arrived we were shown to the beautiful lounge area overlooking the pool and served some complimentary drinks while the ever courteous staff checked us in. The rooms were amazing, the pools like nothing I've ever seen and the food..... well we ended up eating there nearly every day it was so good and really not that expensive. We will be going back in 2005 and frankly at around $120 a night there is nowhere cheaper or more beautiful than the Conrad Bali... We have lots of pictures if anybody would like a copy of them, one of the things we found difficult to get hold of when we were planning our holiday.
Amazing hotel...the best in Nusa Dua. The staff, spa and restaurants are wonderful. Attention to detail is what you expect from a 4star hotel and is perfect for a long stay.
Expect to receive excellent, outstanding service in this beautiful new hotel. You will be offered a cold, scented towel to refresh your face or hands when checking in and also a cup of cold tea all in a nice ethnic tray with flowers.
Rooms smell like new! the bathroom is huge and the amenities remarkable. I especially liked the bamboo in the bathroom.
The bed is fantastic with (6!) pillows of great quality. The rooms are very big, even the cheapest ones are like suites by the size they have.
The pool is amazing and the restaurants as well. Very very nice decor. You really have to stay here and if you do so I am sure that you will want to applaud at the end of your stay. Prices very reasonable.
Superb new hotel
This is an absolutely first-rate new hotel. The buildings and huge pool are beautiful, and the rooms are amazing with fabulous beds and very modern bathroom design. The beach is appropriate more for strolling and water sports while swimming is best done in the pools. One drawback is that the hotel is in a somewhat isolated area, so a 30 minute drive is needed to get to the main shopping and restaurant areas of Bali such as Kuta or Legian. However, transport is cheap and easy to obtain. I would highly recommend the hotel for someone wanting a 5-star resort and pool-side vacation.
Exuding in Style
We stayed for a week at this newly opened Conrad hotel. We booked the good introductory rates via the internet and we very very pleased at what we found. The staff are immensely friendly although they seemed to be in training mode still as they couldn't really help us very well when it came to organising water sports, other activities and restaurant recommendations etc. That was a bit frustrating and rather surprising but our problems were very quickly addressed by more senior staff. The view from the reception area is magnificant and the grand pool is surely one of the best on the island. The food is first class. The rooms were as clean, bright and well equipped as one would expect from a newly opened 5 star resort - the hotel web photographs don't lie. We also stayed in the Four Seasons Jimbaran which exudes in luxury and while also a 5 star is a step up in class, style and comfort but a step up in price too. Two superb hotels.