The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
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We woke up this morning, packed out weekend bags, and headed to Café Vespa for our 9am pickup. We had a different driver than we did for our Lovina tour, which was a bit disappointing but we were quite tired so we didn't chat much anyway during the 2 hour drive to the Westin in Nusa Dua. When we arrived we were lucky enough to be able to check in …
We slept in this morning and then headed leisurely down to the wonderful breakfast buffet at the resort. There were so many food options, and being the food addict I am, I gave my fair try at eating it all. My favourite part was having a real coffee instead of instant 3-in-1 powder and an amazing creation of a crepe with bananas and chocolate with …
You start with an hour to Heathrow, courtesy of that honourable chap Stephen Whaley, then having dropped your bags you hang about for a couple of hours, then you hang about at 37,000 feet for a little over 12 hours vainly trying to get much sleep. Then you spend an hour clearing Singapore Immigration, collecting bags, checking in for JetStar flight …
So we made it.
After all the packing, the tough decisions about which shoes to leave behind and which trashy novel to read on the plane. In between packing for the family and sneaking toys out of the suit cases when the children weren't looking, only to find that same toy had mysteriously reappeared. After a momentary panic attack and the …
... everywhere, sometimes fierce animist-derived figures at the entrance to hotels or restaurants, sometimes more welcoming human-shaped goddesses. And on the ground in front of every establishment a small gold tray of white and pink and purple flowers, an offering meant to appease the more demonic gods or to honor the more beneficent ones. All the restaurants and hotels on this beach strip have shrines as well, generally very well kept ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
This hotel is perfect if you're looking for beach and relaxation.
We stayed 14 nights in the Royal Beach Club and were treated like royalty. Excellent rooms, excellent staff.
5 star all the way, newly renovated, beautiful and excellent service
spent seven days at westin with my family. the hotel was newly renovated with a fusion of western and a touch of balinese decoration. the room we had was great, facing the pool and beach at the royal beach club. it even has a living and dining area with a large bedroom and a large bathroom with twin basin, separate shower and tub. the balcony was extra large with two lounge chairs with a view to die for.
the hotel ground is beautifully landscaped and well maintained with one main pool, one salt water pool and a kiddies pool. the salt water was excellent, the water so clear that my kid and i had a great time there everyday! the main pool was very beautiful and a great place for sun bathing and going for a dip to cool off.
the service was excellent and we throughly enjoyed eating at ikan and hamabe. ikan, a beachfront restaurant, had a latino song and dance show which was very entertaining. the food there was great although a bit expensive ......something to expect from a five star hotel. we also enjoyed the seafood barbeque at the poolside held on saturday with a very captivating fire dance and song bird singing the sixties blues thrown in. the staff were also very attentive and no problem communicating in english, japanese, russian.
the staff was very very friendly and accomodating and the room were always clean up before we come back from our daily sightseeing excursion/ shopping in the afternoon. all requests were promptly attended to.
there are friendly squirrels at the hotel ground and the children thoroughly enjoyed feeding the squirrels off their hands. there are also two snooker tables which you can play for free and daily activities at the hotel are clearly listed on the television well in advance. on a clear day, you can get a great view of gunung agung, the highest peak on bali, from the beach at the hotel.
would i go back to westin? definitely!
What a hotel!
We stayed in bali for two weeks, first week at the westin, followed by a week next door at the sheraton.
Being Australian we were rather nervous about going to bali, but i must say we loved bali so much we will go back next year. my only suggestion is to only take carry on to bali, as the porters at bali airport grab your bags before you pass customs, and you have to be very rude to get them back.
Back to the Westin, this hotel provides the most amazing service i have ever experienced. from the moment we entered the hotel we felt pampered. The pool and beach are great, every restarant was perfect, apart from portraits. Portraits seems to have once been fine dining restaurant, but seems to have gone far from this mark.
Staff at the Ikan beach bar also deserve an award for providing the highest level of bar serice i have ever experienced.
So in short, westin bali is much better than sheraton bali. The sheraton has better pools, but the service is just off the mark everywhere you go.
I stayed three days and two nights at the Westin and enjoyed my short stay. The Westin standard room was good, the pool was great, especially the basketball hoop by the pool, and the beach was safe and secured. You can shuttle or walk off the property to shop and eat. The staff was very nice and professional. I would go back tomorrow if I could.
Service this bad, tot i'm in westin KL
From rude staff to unapproachable management... i'm in bali to relax, not to experience Bad Attitudes!!! So pretentious! Hate Westin Bali!
Outstanding service at Westin Nusadua
My parents and I just came back from Bali, where we stayed at the Westin Nusa Dua for one night. We stayed in a Royal Beach Club Terrace room and I personally found the experience very satisfying. The room included hotel transfers and access to the Royal Beach Club lounge, which provides breakfast, light lunches, and high tea. The hotel allowed us an early check in at 9am and late check out at 4pm the next day and still only charged us for the 1 night we booked. The room is not as spacious as other hotels on Nusa Dua and the bathroom is not equipped with an exhaust fan, but it is still a pleasant room with very comfortable beds. The room also includes a complimentary plate of chocolates and a fruit basket with fruits that will last you at least 2 days. The staff encourages guests to feed the squirrels roaming the grounds, which is a fun activitiy for children. One thing to note is to avoid Ikan restaurant when hungry and try other restaurants at the hotel instead. Overall, I am most impressed with the service. The staff are friendly and eager to help. I rang the express service for some pimple cream and they brought me a tube within 20 minutes. My father wanted to play pingpong but had no partner to play with so one of the staff obliged. What was unexpected was that a Westin staff met us at the airport to escort us through check in up until we went into the waiting room. A wonderful end to a short stay in Bali..
First class with kids
The Westin is a great place to stay if you have children and stay in a family room. We have three kids and the family unit on the ground floor was perfect. They cater well for children with a good and cheap(er) kids menu, things to do, good pool and beach access, playstation and cable tv in the rooms and very friendly and helpful staff.
Breakfasts were great too and they tried very hard to do an Indo cappucino!
Problems: not many other kids to play with, changing of the daily "program" without warning.
Western Hotel planted in Bali
The Westin is a great hotel if you are looking for a Western Hotel planted in Bali. The Hotel has a great Gym and a nice pool. The property is almost entirely full of rooms and convention rooms so there isn't much space for a lush garden. The lobby is Grand.
The rooms are much better than their neighbor at the Sheraton.
The one drawback is that they do not have baths in every room and there are a chunk of rooms directly above the resturaunts so very noisy
Amazingly beatiful, luxurious resort.
If you can afford it, the only hotels possibly better than the Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, are the Ritz, Amandari, and the Inter-Continental. The Ritz is out of this world fabulous, with a price tag to match. Just go there for dinner at DAVA restaurant. The Amandari is too quiet -- perfect for monks and honeymooners who don't want to be disturbed. Also very expensive.
The Westin Resort in Nusa Dua is part of a string of hotels sharing a beach front, but the Westin is by far the most beautiful. If it's within your budget, choose the rooms in the Royal Beach Club. You will feel like you died and went to resort heaven. Modern design with a Balinese flair. Your own butler. 24-hour access to the Royal Beach Club. Just go to the Westin Nusa Dual, Bali website for Royal Beach Club details. Even if you don't choose the more expensive Royal Beach Club rooms, the standard rooms are above standard. We looked. The rooms are big, with marble bathrooms and showers. The resort property is amazingly beautiful. The pictures on the website don't lie. The service is terrific. After a long day of shopping and "roughing it" in the Balinese countryside, it was wonderful to come "home" to luxury at the Westin. You don't even need to leave the resort, but it would be a shame not to see Bali outside the Westin! I miss the Westin Nusa Dua, Bali!
Westin: Good, but Sheraton (next door) EVEN BETTER
We just spent two nights at the Westin and two nights at the Sheraton (next door to the Westin). Although we were greeted with a friendly staff and service (including a refreshing lemon drink), after our daytime excursion, we returned to our Westin room at night and found ants crawling all over our bed sheets and night stands!! We informed the front counter of this and requested our rooms to be changed. They paraded us across the front lobby where staff were pointing at us and whispering. The next room had ants as well, but in the bathroom and not on the bed and nightstand. the bathroom had an awful sewage smell though and the AC did not work properly. (The AC was better in our previous ant-filled room)
Sheraton gives you a better return for your dollar by far. The staff and rooms at the Sheraton are excellent. The sheraton offers 24 hour butler service with complementary freshly brewed coffee any time of the day. Fresh fruit (oranges, apples, etc) are also available in the lobby (free of charge) all day/night. Nusa Dua in general has very good security. Made for a great, relaxing, enjoybable stay. Save your money and spend it at the sheraton instead of the Westin!!