This hotel is expensive, but not opulent, extravagant, but not over the top.
The first thing you notice when you enter the grand foyer is an impressive statue of Garuda keeping watch over the guests lounging on the communal lounges. Further inside Tugu Bali, everything screams theme-park-like extravagance with such insanity as an authentic 1920s warung for you to dine in. Owned by an avid antique collector, the resort boasts almost one thousand antiques gathered from Java, Bali and elsewhere in the archipelago and you can barely wave an ornate kris without hitting some relic. The resort's highlight are the Balinese-styled luxury suites, which are dotted through the lavish grounds — some are elevated above lotus filled ponds. The interiors, spacious and individually decorated and furnished (no two rooms are the same apparently) match the grounds in their lavishness. This is truly a unique property and is priced accordingly — Hotel Tugu Bali doesn't come cheap — but if you're looking for an especially memorable night to round out your Balinese sojourn, you could do far worse than here. Recommended.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.