Coming to the wedding but need a place to rest your head amid the celebrations? Here are our hot picks to suit all budgets and expectations. And yes, I usually tend to write in magazine PR blurb… It’s my job.
The Grey Boutique Inn
Few-frills 2-star boutique accommodation with free Wi-Fi—always a plus in our books—this little find may be the perfect place to nap before and after the nuptials. Located on sunset road, this is a great base camp when you’re not at the wedding.
Budget: USD35++ (IDR300,000++) per night for a superior room for two. Let them know that you’re our guests and receive a special rate of IDR300,000 nett!
Address: The Grand Kuta Residence Lane No 8x, Seminyak, Kuta 80361
Tel: +62 361 847 5937
Holiday Inn Baruna Bali
The entire Holiday Inn brand (and, therefore, properties) recently underwent a much-needed renovation and overhaul. The 1970’s-style motel associations are gone, and in their place are modern amenities and a touch of efficient luxury. The Bali property is no exception: well appointed and ideal for the whole family, it boasts a beachfront location, too. Comes with our personal recommendation.
Budget: US$170++ (IDR1.5m++) per night for a superior room for two.
Address: Jalan Wana Segara, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 755 577
The Intercontinental Bali Resort
Another personal recommendation, the InterCon is an upmarket five-star stay in Uluwatu, about halfway between the chapel and the party venue. Somewhat exclusive, the price reflects the property’s charm and Bali beauty, but you get what you pay for in the service, the spa and the seclusion. At “press time” domestic travelers also get a special package, so book now!
Budget: US$240++ (IDR2.15m++) for a classic room for two
Address: Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran 80361
Tel: +62 361 701888
Fave Hotel Seminyak
Fresh, fun and funky… Yep, all the “effs” seem to apply to this 2-star central-Seminyak stop. It also describes itself as “functional” which means it’s not one for the luxe crowd. But if you want a place just to rest your head and that doesn’t cost the earth (and you love Bali bar-hopping and other distraction pre- or post-wedding), this just might be the place for you.
Budget: USD40++ (IDR 360,000++)
Address: Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura) No. 9A, Seminyak, Bali
Tel: +62 361 739 000
Perhaps the best-placed property among those listed here for the wedding (it shares the same zip code with the reception location), the Nipuri is nestled near a peaceful rice field. With attractive facilities, a certain style and grace and a very affordable price point, the Nipuri offers a minimalist rest away from the bustle of Kuta.
Budget: USD30++ (IDR270++) for a twin room for two
Address: Jln. Batu Belig No. 16X – Batu Belig, Kerobokan, Kuta
Tel: +62 361 415 899
W Retreat & Spa Seminyak
We were there for the soft opening and the grand launch (and a grand hangover, I freely but ashamedly admit) so it seems fitting to include this homage to wonderful excess. Decked out with dazzling decor and with a fabulous array of dining options (a sumptuous W breakfast is the only way to start the day), this is the second-best place to see and be seen. (The best being our wedding, of course.)
Budget: US$320++ (IDR2.8++) for a standard room for two
Address: Jln. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 473 8106