Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Kuta.
Villa de daun is a boutique four-and-a-half-pearl, all-villa property located in downtown Legian, next to Bali's wild nightclub scene. The hotel has spacious lawns with tall trees adding some tropical romance, and the ambience is tranquil and laid-back -- a glaring contrast to the buzz of activity outside. Facilities include a lovely spa and a restaurant serving international and Indonesian cuisines, but are otherwise limited. Villas are stunning, and include private plunge pools plus extras like Bose speakers, espresso machines, and butler services. Afternoon tea and free minibars are also included in rates. As an alternative, guests may want to check out Sun Island Villas, which has similar amenities and slightly cheaper rates, though a slightly less refined style.
Amnya Resort Kuta is an upscale hotel ideally located in the heart of downtown Kuta, a five-minute walk from Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali, and Discovery shopping mall. The hotel features 116 modern suites with stylish contemporary interiors; the rooms are bright and airy and have spacious balconies, an open plan design, and quality modern amenities. On-site facilities include a long outdoor swimming pool, an all-day restaurant serving authentic Indonesian cuisine, a gorgeous spa, a fitness center, a lobby lounge, and a multifunction event space. Free extras like afternoon tea, shuttle services, Wi-Fi, and weekly cultural activities add value to the stay. As an alternative beachfront hotel option, Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas offers direct beach access and resort like facilities for slightly lower rates.
Opened in 2013, this 92-room upscale hotel nonetheless offers budget-friendly rates, and is located near the main intersection in Kuta, close to area attractions and the airport -- but a bit far from the beach. The Kana Kuta has a nice outdoor pool, small fitness center, free area shuttle, and free breakfast. Rooms are minimally decorated but spotlessly clean, with high-quality mattresses and linens, and flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers; some rooms have balconies. The kids' center is a draw for families. The Kana Kuta might be slightly removed from the action, but it's good value for the money.
This 88-room mid-range boutique hotel is across the street from Kuta Beach, and close to several good restaurants and area attractions. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and air-conditioning. Beautiful Balinese tropical gardens line the grounds, and there is an outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. The beautifully renovated on-site spa offers a wide range of treatments, including aromatherapy, color therapy, and Ayurveda. Its Italian restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is a good place to watch the sun go down while sipping terrific (though a tad pricey) cocktails.
The 30-room Green Garden Hotel is a family-run, budget hotel offering clean, pleasant rooms close to the beach, shopping, and the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Though the property is a bit dated and in need of some updates, overall it’s a cheap and cheerful option with a small, but lovely, outdoor pool flanked by greenery and an on-site spa offering an array of treatments. There’s also a restaurant and bar that’s popular with locals and guests alike that serves tasty home-style meals as well as a buffet breakfast that's included in the room rates. Families are drawn by the hotel’s larger Family Rooms, which have bunk beds, as well as other kid-friendly offerings like a kids’ pool and babysitting services. Travelers seeking something comparable in the area should also consider Febri’s Hotel & Spa, which offers similar rooms as well as an outdoor pool, kids’ playground, restaurant, and spa.
The 88-room Hotel Terrace at Kuta is a mid-range property conveniently located right off of Kuta’s main road; the location is near shops and restaurants galore, and is a five-minute walk from the beach. This simple, modern property features minimalist interiors that include a restaurant in its open-plan lobby, which opens out onto the lovely outdoor pool area. Rooms are a bit small, but pleasant and simply furnished with contemporary decor. All of them have private balconies or terraces, some with direct pool access, though the larger Premiere Rooms have lackluster views. Frosted glass walls separating showers from bedrooms can pose privacy issues for some. Overall, this is a simple, modern property attracting travelers looking for a good value, though amenities are limited and guests seeking something with more features might want to consider the Green Garden Hotel instead, which has a spa.
Across the street from Kuta Beach, the 80-room Alam KulKul Boutique Resort is an upscale property with plenty of amenities. Modern rooms have some traditional design elements, and most have balconies and walk-in tile showers. Some have plunge pools and rainfall showerheads. The two outdoor pools and kids' pools feel private and serene -- as does the full-service spa -- and there are two on-site restaurants and two bars. However, the property lacks fitness facilities and elevators, and only some rooms have access to the AlamClub. Guests desiring a beachfront hotel with lower rates should consider the Grand Istana Rama Hotel Bali.
Kuta Lagoon Resort & Pool Villa is a mid-range hotel with a gorgeous lagoon-style pool running along the length of its grounds. Its 64 rooms are simple and pleasant, if a bit dated (some have old tube-style TVs); most have large furnished balconies or terraces, while the popular Pool Access Rooms have steps that lead directly into the pool. Travelers seeking more privacy can opt to stay in one of the 19 villas, which are larger and have lovely bathrooms with both walk-in showers and outdoor soaking tubs; some have private pools. There’s a restaurant on-site that’s open 24/7, as well as three bars including a karaoke bar as well as a poolside one. Travelers seeking a dose of pampering can indulge in a spa treatment, and there’s a fitness room on-site as well, though it’s small and has only a handful of machines.
The 101-room, 100 Sunset 2 Hotel is an upper-middle-range property in a central location with an airy feel and trendy decor. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and offer mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs, and some have balconies with lovely pool views. Flowers and plants envelop the outdoor pool, and Sata Restaurant offers a free buffet breakfast. However, some rooms present minor maintenance issues, and the pool could use a good cleaning. This is an economy version of the boutique 100 Sunset Hotel down the street and, despite its lovely grounds, sometimes falls short of its potential.
The 45-room 100 Sunset Boutique Hotel is an upper-middle-range property on a busy main road with attractions, a hospital, restaurants, and shops in walking distance. Pleasant, modern rooms with caramel colored walls have mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and floor-to-ceiling windows (though traffic noise can be a problem and some furniture is worn). Some rooms have kitchenettes, balconies with pool views, and two bathrooms. An outdoor pool surrounded by greenery is a plus and there is an on-site restaurant, Orange Bar and Lounge; breakfast is included with some rooms. Massages and a steam shower are available at the spa and the hotel offers a free scheduled area shuttle. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is a business center on-site, but no fitness center.
The boutique, mid-range Dekuta Hotel is in Kuta’s city center -- a two-minute walk to Kuta Beach. It has an infinity pool with a waterfall feature, and 49 big, air-conditioned rooms, some with balconies and rainfall showers, at value prices. The on-site restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar and lounge, are popular with guests as well as locals, but breakfast is not included in room rates. Wi-Fi is free but can be sluggish. Travelers might want to check out the beachfront Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas, which, although not centrally located, has a spa and offers free breakfast.