Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Kuta's beachfront is separated from the hotels by Jalan Pantai Kuta. In the afternoon it becomes a veritable parking lot, crammed with traffic, horsecarts and people.
Family valueJalan Pantai Kuta
T: (0361) 753 868; F: (0361) 753 875
The just shy of 200-room Harris Resort Kuta Beach is, well, very orange. While the decor is vaguely reminiscent of mall meets low-cost airline meets 24-hour diner, this is actually fantastic value ... Read the full review of Harris Resort Kuta Beach.
Delivers the goodsJalan Melasti 1
T: (0361) 762 500; F: (0361) 762 400
The Pullman had its soft opening in early 2011 and when we visited in mid-2011 only the front wing was open for business, with the remainder expected to open by September 2011. We were shown one of ... Read the full review of Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana.
A good family option. Book online.Jalan Pantai Kuta
T: (0361) 752 520; F: (0361) 752 519
Set towards the northern end of Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, just before the Legian Nirwana, you'll find the mid-sized Alam Kul Kul Resort. Unlike its larger and brasher neighbours, this is a low-rise, ... Read the full review of Alam Kul Kul.
Perfect family resortJalan Kartika Plaza
T: (0361) 752 403;
If you can afford the expense of the Bali Dynasty, it is the perfect family resort as it provides a full range of activities to keep families entertained during their stay. Activities include cooking ... Read the full review of Bali Dynasty Resort.
Poppies I is a small laneway that connects Jalan Pantai Kuta with Jalan Legian. Along this lane and the lanes that run off are some of Kuta's cheapest hotels. Expect a fair bit of racket from the nearby bars at night.
Tranquility among chaosGang Sorga No.9
T: (0361) 759 692;
Although located on Gang Sorga, Waringin is actually set back about 100m from the road meaning that you get the feel of being right in the middle of a village — and you are. This is the side of ... Read the full review of Waringin Homestay.
Good budget hotel with hot waterGang Sorga
T: (0361) 751 848; F: (0361) 759 000
It feels like you're in the middle of the Amazon jungle as you make your way through the plant life to your room at Mimpi Bungalows. The lush plants cool the entire area and provide an abundance of ... Read the full review of Mimpi Bungalows.
Oasis in the heart of KutaJalan Pasar Agung, Poppies I
T: (0361) 763 051; F: (0361) 763 055
At first glance Secret Garden appears poor value when compared with its peers, but there is something about the feel of this place that is worth the extra money. Funnily enough, it does feel like a ... Read the full review of Secret Garden Inn.
Great valuePoppies I
T: (0361) 765 778; F: (0361) 750 014
This three-storey complex just off Poppies I has a decent pool and good value rooms. Each room comes with air-con, hot water bathroom with bathtub, old TV with international channels and better than ... Read the full review of Persona Beach Inn.
Decent backupGang Sorga
T: (0361) 765 804; F: (0361) 752 483
The massive open grounds at Suji Bungalow are almost impossible to believe when stepping in from the compact concrete jungle that is Kuta. Apart from a large cluster at the back of the property, the ... Read the full review of Suji Bungalow.
Attention to detailGang Sorga
T: (0361) 751 897; F: (0361) 752 417
Hotel Sorga really has quality even though it's slightly old. Staff pay attention to detail here and the rooms are very well maintained, the paintwork is fresh and it's ultra clean — no bugs or ... Read the full review of Hotel Sorga.
Western-style serviced apartmentsJalan Pasar Agung, Poppies Lane 1
T: (0361) 761 464; F: (0361) 755 998
Set on a laneway towards the off-beach end of Poppies I, Kuta Townhouses is built like a modern serviced apartment complex in the West with high-rise buildings surrounding a courtyard with a communal ... Read the full review of Kuta Townhouses.
Great value for air-conPoppies I
T: (0361) 754 944;
Although the official address of this hotel is Poppies I, it is located on a laneway off the main Poppies I which eventually turns into Gang Bedugul. It's a bit rough around the edges at Lima Satu ... Read the full review of Lima Satu.
Great value as a singlePoppies I
T: (0361) 758 507;
You get slugged a premium if you're a double here and that means that the rooms when you stay as a couple aren't really that great value. But as a single, the value is fantastic. All rooms overlook ... Read the full review of Masa Inn.
Good value on Poppies IPoppies I
T: (0361) 765 775;
Persona Beach Inn next door is a similar quality establishment to this the Bali Diva Hotel, but is ever so slightly cheaper. Bali Diva also has air-con, hot water bathrooms, cable TVs and comfortable ... Read the full review of Bali Diva Hotel.
Absolute bargain cheapyPoppies I
T: (0361) 751 855;
Located next door to Lima Satu on the same lane of the main Poppies I that eventually turns into Gang Bedugul, Taman Ayu I is a small guesthouse with budget rooms that are bright and airy. This lifts ... Read the full review of Taman Ayu I.
Even the security guards are toutsPoppies I
T: (0361) 765 662; F: (0361) 750 266
The prices aren't too bad at the Agung Putra Inn (also known as the AP Inn) and neither are the rooms, but they collect no natural light so there is a slight mustiness to them. The same goes for the ... Read the full review of Agung Putra Inn.
Poppies II and Around
Much like Poppies I, Poppies II connects Jalan Pantai Kuta to Jalan Legian but has a slightly less chaotic feel due to a wider road. Poppies II and the area surrounding have some great budget options.
High quality rooms at a good pricePoppies II No.8
T: (0361) 753 880; F: (0361) 752 787
Dekuta is a modern complex with a deep, rectangular swimming pool wrapped around by a three-floor apartment-style building. The hotel feels quite new, we were told a year old in mid 2011, but it is ... Read the full review of Dekuta.
Stylish bed and breakfastJalan Legian
T: (0361) 754 362;
The reception of the Tanaya Bed and Breakfast looks a bit like a fancy beauty salon, but maybe that's what you'd expect from a flashy boutique hotel. The sleek lines and dark wood in the rooms take ... Read the full review of Tanaya Bed and Breakfast.
Fantastic backpacker valueJalan Benesari
T: (0361) 754 376;
Taman Ayu II is located on Jalan Benesari in the middle of backpacker-style eateries and surf shops. It's filled with people under the age of 30 who have come to Bali to surf, drink, party and ... Read the full review of Taman Ayu II.
Stunning valuePoppies II, Kuta
T: (0361) 754 031;
Dua Dara Inn is the sort of place you come to if you're on a tight budget, but also want a swimming pool. Aside from the pool with decent furniture, you also get a choice of cold water fan rooms or ... Read the full review of Dua Dara Inn.
Typical family resortJalan Benesari
T: (0361) 754 280; F: (0361) 753 282
The Adi Dharma Hotel operates at the budget end of the resort market and does a very good job of satisfying the needs of families with a big pool with toys, scheduled daily activities and ... Read the full review of Adi Dharma Hotel.
Old school but friendlyJalan Benesari 16
T: (0361) 757 409; F: (0361) 758 414
We've got a bit of a soft spot for Un's, probably in part because it is right next to surfer hangout The Balcony Restaurant which does massive breakfasts perfect for a day in the waves (or stomping ... Read the full review of Un's Hotel.
This gang is a continuation of Benesari and runs north-south till it hits Jalan Melasti. The cheap hotels here are similar fare to those on Poppies 1 and 2 but the scene isn't as hectic.
Bright roomsJalan Lebak Bene
T: (0361) 750 912;
The rooms here catch an enormous amount of light for a locally-run operation and this stands out above all other features. Because of this, the rooms feel pleasant and comfortable -- perfect for ... Read the full review of Lolo House Homestay.
Lack of natural light has an impactJalan Lebak Bene
T: (0361) 755 326; F: (0361) 751 202
In contrast to Lolo House next door, the rooms here don't get an awful lot of natural light, making them feel dirtier than they probably are. Rooms come with a choice of hot water or cold water, the ... Read the full review of Adus Beach Inn.
Older style high rise hotelJalan Lebak Bene 15x
T: (0361) 768 010; F: (0361) 768 012
This is an older-style high-rise (for Bali) hotel that probably had its heyday in the '80s. Despite this, it's a hotel with the features you'd expect at this price point such as fridge, satellite TV, ... Read the full review of Vilarisi Hotel.
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