Staying in upscale resorts in Bali makes one hesitate to leave the place to maximize the experience. Yet with so many intriguing things to explore in the island, staying in a resort all day may also feel like a wasted opportunity. That’s why it’s always wise to book a few nights in a more affordable hotel that would serve as a base for exploring the island. One of them is ibis Styles Bali Kuta Legian, which offers quality rooms at all-inclusive prices. Read more…
ibis Styles Kuta Legian is conveniently located a few minutes away by car from the beaches and the action of both Kuta and Legian. Basic traveler needs are easy to find, as several convenience stores and eateries are within walking distance from the hotel. In terms of accessibility, meanwhile, taxis and Uber cars ply the area non-stop, and it is one of the designated stops of Kura-Kura Bus, which does scheduled public shuttle services around Bali.
ibis Styles is under the AccorHotels portfolio, along with Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, and the ibis family. It is an economy lifestyle hotel that focuses on delivering quality traveler essentials: a cozy bed in a nice room, an all-you-can-eat breakfast, broadband internet access, and some nice little extras. All these are offered at an affordable, all-inclusive price.
Owners of ibis Styles hotels are given more freedom on how they want their hotel and rooms to look and feel like, long as the design “reflects colourful, bright and energetic brand spirit with a hint of humour.” As such, when stepping into any ibis Styles hotel, like the one I stayed at in Bali, the adjectives hip, cool, and Instagram-worthy would come to mind.
Rooms at ibis Styles Bali Kuta Legian feature more or less the same conveniences: a comfortable Sweet Bed by ibis Styles, safety deposit box, wardrobe, sofa, an LED TV, and a clean shower and bath. For us millennials, the rooms have universal outlets everywhere and fast wi-fi.
Measuring 24.5 square meters, its Standard Room, where I stayed at, may either have twin beds or a double bed, while its Family Room, more spacious at 33 square meters, may accommodate up to four people with its king bed and sofa bed.
Despite being an economy hotel, ibis Styles Kuta Legian has a small swimming pool, two meeting rooms, a kids’ play area, and a computer corner for the convenience of its guests.
FOOD AND DRINK
The hotel’s sole dining outlet, sTREATs Restaurant, serves a modest yet filling spread of Western and Indonesian breakfast fare from 6:30 AM until 10:00 AM on weekdays and 11:00 AM on weekends. It also does a la carte lunches and dinners, as well as 24/7 room service.
The warm hospitality of Balinese people is reflected on the service I received from its staff at the front desk, the restaurant, and housekeeping. They were always nice and smiling, and they handled my requests efficiently.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Despite being an international name-brand hotel and being in a world-famous island, ibis Styles Bali Kuta Legian is very much affordable, even by Philippine standards. Its all-inclusive rate is great value for money, considering what quality room, facilities, service, and breakfast one would get for the price. Even better, the hotel promotes an Advance Saver rate that rewards early bookings with greater discounts at the AccorHotels website.
IBIS STYLES BALI KUTA LEGIAN
Jalan Dewi Sri, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Telephone: +62 36 1846 9700
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