Arriving on a night flight to Bali, we wanted to spend our first evening in a hotel that was close to the airport, but one in which we’d wake up the following day and feel as if our holiday had already begun. The newly opened Four Points by Sheraton, Kuta offered exactly what we desired.
Only seven kilometres from the airport and a couple of minutes’ walk to the beach, the resort makes a convenient entry point to the Island of the Gods. Using the hotel’s private car service (at $15USD) meant we had a hotel representative waiting for us as we exited arrivals and were worry-free, feeling taken care of, right from the start.
With the late night check-in our first want was a hot shower and sound sleep. The high-pressured shower did the trick, and we both drifted into easy slumber with Four Points’ signature king-size bed with plush mattress, down pillows, cozy duvets and crisp 250-threadcount sheets.
Awaking the following morning and drawing the blackout curtains had us smiling and in holiday mood from the early hours. Washed in white, the room was fresh and cheery without being sterile. Bleached wood furniture, milky bedding and chalky rattan chairs are offset with pale grey wallpaper and decorative cane enveloped lamps. 185 rooms and suites provide every guest with a balcony or terrace. Our Deluxe Lagoon Access Room, located on the ground floor, gifted us with direct pool access: there’s nothing quite like a refreshing dip to set the day off in high spirits.
More water options are found in the rooftop pool, and the beach itself is close by too. After a run along the shore and a quick weights session in the gym, we headed to The Eatery, ravenous for breakfast.
International comfort foods and delightful local dishes are offered in a buffet spread at The Eatery with live cooking stations preparing plates made-to-order. The breezy restaurant borders the ground floor lagoon pool and spills out onto the street side. Shaded by palms and cooled by a light draft courtesy of the wall-less space, it’s a pleasant venue where long leisurely breakfasts are the norm.
If we had more time we’d check out Wrapped, which features desserts, gourmet snacks and handcrafted beverages. Best Brews also appears worthy of a visit promising an urban beer garden concept, while the rooftop outlet, Vertigo, boasts 270-degree views with a tapas and cocktails menu accompanied by a free-form pool and swim-up bar.
But alas, we had further travel plans further north on the island, so our stay was brief. Nevertheless Four Points by Sheraton, Kuta, served its purpose and for anyone wanting some of Kuta’s action, the property provides a haven from the bustling streets for a very good value price. Check out their website for some great offers.
Reasons to visit: convenient to airport; brand new hotel; good value for money; walking distance to the beach, shops and entertainment; friendly service; every room has a balcony or terrace; lagoon access rooms.
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta
Jalan Benesari Banjar Pengabetan
Kuta Bali 80361
+62 361 8496606
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