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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kuta Beach Club - Kuta, Bali

We were going to select Kuta Lagoon Resort but just after we chose that, our travel agent told us that the hotel was fully occupied. I was surprised to find that out. It's after all second week of January. But later on our tour guide told us that Bali is still very popular as place for corporate meeting place. So I guess that explained the busy hotel on low season.
It took only about 10 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai Airport to Kuta Beach Club Hotel. The hotel was on a small one way street paralel to the Kuta Beach road. That small road was packed with stores that sell souvenirs, clothing, beach wears, etc. There was also a Circle K (like a mini mart) about 100 yards away. Though the price is a bit more expensive but it's convenient. If you don't mind walking another 5 minutes more, there's a supermarket inside the Matahari Dept Store which is just a stone throw away.

The hotel sure got a very awesome location. The rooms were clean and AC working very well which was very important considering the humid and hot weather. Unfortunately I couldn't say the same thing about the bathroom. Our bathroom's bath tub had draining problem. Water pooled on our feet after taking a shower. We then changed room with my aunt and her bathroom had problem with its lock. Simple stuff that could easily be fixed. It's a shame that the hotel didn't pay attention to small stuffs like that.

All in all we loved our hotel. Swimming pools were great. Clean towels provided every time we visited the pool. Make sure you exchange your towel with your pass back otherwise there's a penalty when you check out.