Looking for the best place to stay in Bali? Whether you’re a newlywed looking for the best honeymoon hotels in Bali, or a backpacker looking for the friendliest hostel in the city center, you’ll find plenty of accommodation tips in our guide to the best. island hotels.
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Best Beach Hotels in Bali
The royal beach of Seminyak Bali
With its palm-fringed pools, tropical gardens, and rooms filled with locally made furniture, this has to be one of Bali’s finest hotels. Popular surf spot Legian Beach is a few steps away, so it is the ideal starting point for water sports enthusiasts. Regarding the dining options, the hotel’s own Bar & Restaurant Capris is right on the beach and great for romantic sunset meals.
Rooms: From £ 195 * per room and per night
St Regis Bali Resort
With butlers to meet your every need and the Indian Ocean just inches from the shore of your private villa, this beachfront hotel in Bali is the epitome of luxury. This is one of the most romantic hotels on the island – there’s even a chapel on site, if you plan to get away. With no hotel complex on either side, there is therefore a lot of privacy, which makes this an ideal hotel for a honeymoon. It has its own water sports center and a beautiful butterfly-themed Remède Spa. Floating walkways connect the treatment rooms and you can enjoy a post-treatment nap in a tent cabin. Happiness.
Where: Nusa Dua
RoomsPrice: from £ 593 per room, per night
Best budget hotels in Bali, ideal for backpackers
Bungalows Bayu Mantra
This high-value guesthouse is well off the tourist trail in a small coastal village, where local fishermen still go out in their boats every day. Take a bite out of the warungs – small family restaurants serving Indonesian specialties – or treat yourself to an inexpensive massage at the beach stalls. If you want to reach the busier parts of Bali, there is a bus station within walking distance.
Rooms: from £ 11 per room per night
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Borough Capsule Hostel Bali
This luxury Bali hostel is close to famous Legian Beach. The dorms have capsule beds with privacy blinds, fold-down writing tables and a personal power outlet. You can spend time with your fellow travelers on the elegant sun terrace, complete with a swimming pool, or chat over the free continental breakfast which is served daily.
Rooms: From £ 12 per room, per night
Best Mid-Range Hotels in Bali
Located in lush countryside just 10 minutes from bustling central Ubud, this small hotel has just fourteen rooms and one private villa. Each room has a private balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens, which includes a swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. Breakfast is served every morning and free Wi-Fi is available in every room.
Rooms: from £ 30 per room per night
Fontana Bali Hotel
This beautifully designed hotel offers luxury at a lower cost. Stylish rooms are fitted with designer bathtubs, and guests can enjoy photogenic extras like afternoon tea in the outdoor pool. It’s in a beautiful secluded area, but if you’re in the mood for some action, you can take the free shuttle to Legian – a hipster hotspot famous for its surf beach.
Rooms: from £ 39 per room per night
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Best Luxury Hotels in Bali
W Retreat and Spa Bali
Book a night at this ultra-glam hotel and you’ll make your best friends jealous of yourself. Each room pays homage to Balinese heritage, with huge leaf-print rugs and expanses of dark wood. It is also one of the more modern hotels in Bali, with a bar that looks like a UFO and lots of bright color accents. The furniture would also be out of place in the Tate Modern.
Although the W Retreat is luxurious, it is also a hotel for those who like to party. It has eight restaurants and lounges, of which the three floors WOOBAR – a die the best things to do in Bali. When the inevitable hangover begins, you can head to the hotel’s Away Spa. Open at all hours, its treatment rooms resemble mini-discos, with luminous orb beds and a waiting room that looks like a VIP space.
Rooms: from £ 316 per room per night
COMO Uma Ubud
With just 46 rooms, suites and villas, this boutique resort is one of Ubud’s chicest spots. It is ideal for travelers in good health, as the owners are passionate about wellness and fitness. Activities like group bike rides and guided hikes are always offered, and since Ubud is one of the most beautiful areas in Bali, it’s worth signing up. This focus on wellness extends to the kitchen, with an emphasis on locally sourced foods and sustainable seafood.
Rooms: from £ 394 per room per night
Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua
When it comes to honeymoon hotels in Bali, it’s hard to beat the Amarterra. Each of its 39 villas have state-of-the-art entertainment systems and fully equipped kitchens, as well as their own private pools. We are also not talking about deep pools the size of a puddle, but real pools that run the length of each villa. Tinkling fountains, comfortable daybeds, and overhanging fruit trees add to the luxurious appeal. There is almost no reason to leave your villa, although it is worth venturing at least once to stretch out on the resort’s beautiful beach.
Or: Nusa Dua
Rooms: from £ 309 per room per night
Best Luxury Hotels in Bali
This ultra-luxurious hotel was voted the world’s best resort at the 2018 CNTraveler Reader’s Choice Awards, and it’s easy to see why. The 25 villas are all equipped with luxurious features such as marble bathrooms, state-of-the-art sound systems and private outdoor spaces.
If you can bear to leave your room, the resort also has a spa, library, gym, and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the lush Valley of the Kings. If that’s not enough, there are plenty of activities available as well. Feel Zen after a long yoga session, prepare Indonesian dishes in a cooking class, or take a guided bike tour of local villages and the iconic Tegallalang Rice Terraces.
Rooms: from £ 627 per villa per night
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Perched on the Bukit Peninsula on Bali’s southernmost coast, this luxury resort has 56 villas, each with its own butler. The main dish is the infinity pool, which overlooks a cliff, but each villa also has its own private pool. The beach below is popular with surfers, but the golden sands are also great for sunbathing. It’s incredibly eco-friendly – Alila Villas Uluwatu was one of the first hotels in Bali to receive the highest level of Green Globe certification for environmentally sustainable design.
Rooms: From £ 715 per villa, per night
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* Prices are accurate at time of research July 19, 2019. All are the lowest estimated prices for 2 people in 1 bedroom at time of posting and are subject to change and / or availability.
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