Review Of Novotel Nusa Dua
Seek To Travel Editor | September 12, 2019
Indonesia is one of the top countries to visit in 2019, a beautiful country of islands that should be on your list for your next vacation.
Today we will focus on Bali, Indonesia. Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the world, an ultimate picturesque vacation whether its travelling solo or in a group, that perfect location for that family trip!
One of the well known areas to stay in Bali is Nusa Dua. Nusa Dua is in the southern part of Bali, home to many luxurious hotels and accommodation. Here we will be writing about our experience on our stay in Nusa Dua at the ever-popular Novotel Hotel.
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We chose to stay at the Novotel Hotel in Nusa Dua as its known to be a family friendly hotel, located in a convenient location in a securely gated area among other luxurious hotels. The moment you arrive at the hotel you are warmly greeted by their staff as you are received at the main entrance.
The walk up to reception is very pleasant walking past fish ponds at the sound of the water features. The lobby area is set in a beautiful Balinese setting with luscious plants and fish ponds looking out onto the stunning landscape of the hotel, immediately feeling you’re in paradise.
One Bedroom Suite
Checking in was quick and smooth, guests are welcomed with a complimentary drink of tamarind juice and then taken to their rooms. We booked a one bedroom suite with a large balcony accessible from the living room and bedroom, overlooking the lagoon style pool.
The 92 square metres room includes a choice of twin bed or king bed, kitchen, dining and a large living space. The rooms are clean and well furnished.
The only thing I can comment on is the bathrooms are outdated, especially in the one bedroom suites. We found our bathroom quite old and mouldy. These rooms are also available for upgrades, but do check with reception staff first.
Two Bedroom Suite
We were fortunate to be upgraded to a 130 square metres two bedroom suite in a beautiful private area of the hotel, thanks to the duty manager and his team. That was an amazing treat that made our stay that extra more comfortable.
The suite is perfect for families, the rooms are big and spacey each with an attached ensuite (a deep bathtub in the main bedroom’s ensuite), kitchen, dining and living area.
The bathrooms in the two bedroom suite was much bigger compared to the one bedroom suite with more modern features (certain areas of the bathroom did look slightly old but overall good). The balcony is a good size that was accessible from the living area and bedroom, perfect to sit outside and enjoy the scenery of the hotel.
Nusa Dua Novotel Breakfast
Breakfast was included in our package with a buffet style breakfast served each day (one of the benefits of staying in a hotel) in their Balinese style dining restaurant at The Square.
The Square includes indoor and outdoor seating, surrounded by beautiful gardens with the view of the swimming pool. There was a great selection of food from Western, Asian and local cuisines. Each day the menu changed so we were eating something different everyday.
Eggs were cooked fresh at your requests, do expect a slight delay as the egg station did get crowded. Pastries and fresh cooked pancakes were available everyday along with fresh cut fruits, a salad bar, cereals and yoghurt.
There’s a coffee machine available at either end of the dining hall to get your latte/cappuccino fix and also a good selection of fresh juice (our favourite was the freshly made watermelon juice). All the restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful which made our breakfast dining experience very enjoyable!
In addition to the amazing rooms, the Novotel offers an extensive list of amenities that will make your stay all the more relaxing. The hotel has a poolside bar, lagoon style pool, fitness centre, cafe, spa services, lounge and room services.
For those travelling on business, the Novotel offers meeting rooms, a business centre, conferences and free internet.
The hotel is conveniently located for us, especially with kids, a short walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes and massage salons on Jl. Pantai Mengiat road.
Also the beach is located close to the hotel, a shuttle bus is available transporting guests to the beach club every 15 minutes that only takes 2 minutes. Bus services are available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. We preferred to walk as it was only 5-7 minutes to the beach. Food and drinks are available at the beach club.
There are sun lounges and bed so make sure to get there early and grab a spot. Beach towels are also available so no need to carry your own there. Just a point to note about the beach. The hotel is not exactly located along the beach as most of the hotels are in Nusa Dua.
When we booked our accommodation, we did notice a picture of the beach assuming that the hotel was right on the beach however once we got there we came to know there were shuttle services to the beach. For us we would have liked the beach to be seen from the hotel but that was not an issue as it was a short walk from the hotel.
Shops and Food in Nusa Dua
The hotel is also close to the famous shopping and dining complex known as Bali Collection. Free shuttle buses takes you to Bali Collection and back to the hotel. The shuttle bus runs every hour. If you do miss the shuttle, not to worry, it is a 10-15 minute walk one way to Bali Collection or back to the hotel.
Here you will find a great selection of shops, department stores, restaurants and convenient stores mainly catering for tourists. This is the place to be for a great meal and shopping, the ambiance is lively here and very enjoyable especially during the evenings.
If you do miss the shuttle bus back to the hotel, as mentioned above, it is only a 10-15 minutes walk which is a nice walk passing neighbouring hotels and beautiful statues of Hindu Gods.
Overall our stay in Novotel Nusa Dua was very pleasant and relaxing. We were looked after by the hotel staff right till the end. The management team was wonderful, allowing us to stay extra after our 12pm checkout from the two bedroom suite.
We were moved into a one bedroom suite for a later checkout knowing that our flight back home was scheduled late at night. We couldn’t be more thankful for their kind hospitality and making our stay that extra more comfortable.
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If you do plan on visiting Bali and staying in Nusa Dua then you should definitely consider booking at the Novotel Nusa Dua. You can find all that you’re looking for while travelling whether its for professional or recreational purpose.
Have you stayed at the Novotel before? Can you share your experience with us? Also, if you have any questions or would like to share your feedback, please leave a comment below. We hope this has provided some information and will help you to choose Novotel Nusa Dua.
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