Melia Bali Indonesia
Travel Blogs from Nusa Dua
Today we will blog about today and Friday. On Friday we went with a boy named Jordan and he is from Bail we took him to a elephant safari !! We went in to the very hot,steamy and beautafuljungle! When the ride was done the elephant(with us on)we went in a lake for a bath! It sprayed us and played the harmonica! It was so fun we were talking about …
Out of the 70 odd participants, more than 45 of us were in the Thai Airways flight from Bangkok. Some others from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia and USA arrived in different flights. Den pasar airport looks small by international standards but has all the amenities one expects. Tourist visa is issued on arrival at a fee of US $ 25 per head ( …
After 25 hours of travelling I was shattered and Bali was more than a welcome relief. I had always wanted to see Bali, since my father had visited it some 20 odd years ago and said it was one of the best places he visited. I knew much had probably changed in that time, but I was fortunate to have booked a hotel (Melia Bali) in the Nusa Dua area. …
... I have a boat transfer organised and accommodation for the first 3 nights.
After this I will consider my options and likely travel back to Kuta/Nusa Dua via Padang Bai and Amed.
So it looks like a couple of busy days ahead! This afternoon I spent it lazing around the pool going for the occasional swim but otherwise had a nothing afternoon with plenty of time to relax. Tomorrow, I would need to be up early with a 6:30am departure.
... at a circle of similar vessels anchored in a roughish area of water. It was here we were to snorkel, which was interesting given the waves (small, but enough to be inhaled a few times). It was a surreal experience, with a water depth of around 6 meters we were at time bumping into other scuba divers and dodging passing boats; but still enjoyable. There were lots of schools of rainbow fish but little else, but a burst of snorkelling is always a bit of fun. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Bali Indonesia Nusa Dua
The hotel was unbelievable (with a meaningful pause before the "un" and "believable"). I have never in my life been in a place that's that so well decorated, so open and spacious and so serene. Calling it "green" would be an insult to the thousands of plants off all shapes and sizes that are tastefully sprauling everywhere. The lighting, the sounds, the manicured vegetation, the calligraphic writing in the sand that changes every day, the "GONG" sound and traditional balinese dancers greeting guests as they arrive all create an experience like no other. The staff is putting a lot of effort into maintaining a feel of serenity. The architectural concept of "the wall" is challenged by more traditional Balinese architecture - do you think they should put walls in paradise?
What I liked about this hotel is that it was just like the brochure suggested !
I'm a big nature lover, so I picked Melia for its lush vegetation that I saw in a brochure. What I discovered when I arrived though was beyond any of my expectations. The landscaping was so tasteful and the flora on the territory was so abundant that I felt as I was almost in a jungle forest. There are plenty of ponds with different kinds of fish around Melia territory. There is a library, which is on an island in the middle of a pond - you have to cross a little bridge to get there. The hotel does not have any walls, except for those in the rooms. There are only lianas hanging from the roof and flowers that surround the lobby and hallways. This makes you feel as you're walking in a middle of a tropical garden while walking inside the hotel. We were greeted by Balinese dancers in the lobby every night as we would come back to the hotel. The whole atmosphere was magical.
My husband and I stayed at the Melia Bali Resort and Spa for 5 nights in December 2004 and we love the experience at the hotel. From the moment you arrive, they welcome you with a traditional Balinese 'GONG' and in the evenings when you return from your day trips, you'll be greeted by the hynoptic gamelan melodies and graceful Balinese dancers.
We just got back from the Melia Bali Villas and Spa this morning. I have stayed in many 5 star hotels with excellent service and cleanliness. This hotel however was average in my opinion. The rooms were extremely humid (granted I understand it is a tropical climate) and not all the lights worked correctly. The laundry service as terrible and I had to send my clothes back. We had to ask for more bath and face towels everyday. The pool area was nice but the beach is small. I feel like the room humidity could have been fixed. I was annoyed since my clothes and money were literally damp/wet the entire time. The hotel could use some renovations. They need to work on the elevators since they seem to stop working many times during the day. I feel there are other options in choice of hotel rooms in Nusa Dua. The area has a lot of gorgeous places to stay. The Melia must do some great marketing to get the people there.
We have been all over the world and stayed in at least 40 *****hotels, but this hotel ranks among the absolute best. Just about everything is top class at this hotel.
Breathtaking garden, beautiful interior, extremely friendly staff, great food. Also a great place to stay with kids.
The hotel is becomming more and more a favourite resort for the new rich from Eastern Europe.
Nevertheless, this hotel is a absolute miracle for relatively very low rates.
My wife and i spent 3 days at the Melia Bali resort in september 04 as part of our 2 week asian tour with Smar Tours. This by far was the highlight of our trip. The resort is breathtakingly beautiful both inside and out. The extensivly manicured grounds were full of tropical flowers and plants. The large pool has a swim up bar and is flanked with bouganvillas and other tropical vegetation. the service while at the pool or in any one of the restraunts was excellent- the food is good but slightly pricey. the facility is locaatd in walking distance to a shopping center with a grocery store, shops and several reasonably priced restaurants. the room was beautiful with a large veranda with table and chairs and even a couch to enjoy the view. The hotel is beachfront and the beach is beautiful in the morning however disappears by late afternoon because of low tide. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel and I promise you won't be disappointed. We loved it so much my wife and I are willing to endure that LONG plane ride and go back this September to spend an entire week at the Melia Bali.
Great end to a Bali holiday!
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in July 2004, to round off our visit to Bali. Very luxurious and friendly hotel, where rooms, service, pool, and food are immaculous. Beach is nice although swimming better done in the central pool (low water, green algae) - not that that is a downside with this hotel. Activities and entertainment are organized, so there's something to do for those who are bored just about every hour of the day.