More about The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Excellent hotel - but beach is below standard
The Westin Nusa Dua is a great getaway. Although I was there for a work conference - I can imagine people pick this as a honeymoon spot. Needless to say many people looked as if they were on their honeymoon.
Service is great, the pool area excellent, many restaurants all is awesome. The area is not exciting though. You have no idea you are in Bali, as these top tier hotels are located in some form of compound, heavily secured (because of the bomings of course). They do all they can in terms of security - and I felt very safe and had no problems what so ever.
The beach was the least: during low tide it turns into a muddy lagoon, as more people already mentioned. You can not swim, so in that sense it is not really a beach resort. Even when the tide is high, it is still shallow, the reef at the far end is inaccessible, so don't expect wave swimming or waterrsports.
For the rest, great
GREAT HOTEL AND SERVICE
I've been in Westin Nusa Dua for 7 nights. We got a Beach Club Room which was very close to the beach and had the acccess to the Beach Club reception/bar. The room was nice and clean even if nothing superb, but the service that we got was just perfect. The staf was always super polite and smiling all the times, but not because they had to, but because that's the way they are.
The hotel is very clean and quite. The beach is nice and there are private guards everywhere so that you can feek very safe all the time. Before entering Nusa Dua and then before entering the hotel there were security checks and the hotel one had also a dog for bombs.
Even if there are better and more expensive hotels in Bali, I would go back there for sure. Very very good for the money.
Fantastic Hotel, Great Service, Beach not as nice as expected
We stayed at the Westin Nusa Dua for 8 days in July 2007. We were very excited and the Westin didn't let us down. The facilities were beautiful, the service was excellent and the food at the restaurants was great. The room was nice however there were very tiny little ants. They also provide a couple of bottles of water every day. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The beach wasn't great for swimming. You can't go out very far because there's seaweed and the low tides really messes it up. The Westin has workers that spend all day long going up and down the beach to bury the seaweed that gets washed up on a continual basis. We paid an additional $60 US per night in order to have access to breakfast, lunch, cocktails and the internet at the Royal Club Lounge. The breakfast and lunch were good - although we didn't have a lot of variety for lunches. One of the problems was that you had to drink your drinks there - couldn't take them with you. Hors d'oeuvres at the cocktails were good but as far as the drinks go they aren't professional bartenders so you should stick to beer and wine. The shopping area nearby - Bali Collection - has a shuttle that comes to and from the hotel every hour or so. There are a variety of restaurants available there which are much cheaper than the restaurants at the Westin. You can also walk out the Nusa Dua main gates and find a few restaurants there that aren't as nice but are much cheaper. The hotel also offers a couple of daily shuttles to and from Kuta. Make sure you go! Kuta was great. The beach is beautiful and there are great waves for either surfing, boogie boarding or body surfing. Swimming is very difficult though because of the size of the waves. It can get a little rough sometimes. The shopping in Kuta varies from local markets to boutiques to a beautiful shopping mall that sits right on the beach. Lots of restaurant options as well - even some US chains. We hired a driver for about $45 US per day which was great. We would absolutely go to Bali again but would probably stay in either Seminyak or Legian the next time in order to have access to the beautiful beach and the many restaurants available nearby. Nusa Dua is a litte remote in comparison. It's important to note though that at the Westin, chairs, cocoons and bales are available on the beach free of cost. In Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, it's a public beach so none of the hotels actually have their own chairs on the beach so you have to rent from locals. For 2 loungers with an umbrella on the beach, look at paying about $10-$15 per day. If you're worried about local vendors harrasing you on the beach, the Westin will not spare you. You can expect as many of them at the Westin's beach than at the public beach in Kuta, Legian or Seminyak. Overall we very much enjoyed our trip.
we have just returned fron 10 days in this hotel in Nusa Dua Bali.
the hotel has several larger pools for swimming in which are just fantastic one of them even has a small water slide for the kids to play on. The resturants are very nice, the one beside the pool area is where you have your breakfast each day, our package had ours included and we were provided with an array of food from fresh fruit right thru to a fully cooked breakfast. we had a lot of meals at the beach front resturant which is all but on the beach and the food and service there was great and even well priced for this type of hotel. if you want to eat local, the areas out side the hotel grounds have ample local resturants to choose from. you are not hassled by hawkers at this hotel as the area is controlled and they are only on the beach for a few hours at a time and have a number so you can report them if you are hassled, we found them fun and easy to barter with.
the kids club is good with a full range of activities for the kids to do during the day.
our room was very nice but one thing dont get a room in the reception lobby area as its very noisey, this is a large hotel and has a lot of people comming and going all the time. we asked to be moved to a side wing away from the lobby and where cheerfully and promptly moved and got a great room facing the pool.
would we stay there again, yes for sure as we love the nusa dua location well away from kuta etc but make sure you dont get a room in the lobby area. all tours come and go from this area so getting around is no problem at all
A truly memorable spot right on the beach at Nusa Dua with stunning views over the palm lined ocean. Dinner at the restaurant right on the shore was a wonderful way to spend the evening.
From the friendliness and helpfullness of the staff, the central pool area, the location ... everything was just right.
Located within easy walking distance of local restaurants and shopping, the Westin offered the isolation from the constant hawkers that you need after a few days in Bali, but still allowed you to access the local food and shopping at street (as opposed to resort) prices.
Would definitely stay there again
One of best stays ever
The service was terrific. The Indonesian hospitality of the hostesses could not be better. Other services were great as well for providing broadband internet access in club room, delicious breakfast in the club room, and friendly & helpful staff. My stay at the Royal Beach Club room was very pleasant. They had welcoming fruits and letter with my name on it sitting on the tv room. 500+ sqft room was large enough for my gf and I to spend winter vacation in Bali. The pool view was fantastic. It had both salt and fresh water pool. The hotel showed Balinese dance every dusk around the pool area. Extensive landscaping makes it very pretty. This hotel is definitely a go for any travelers in Bali.
We have just returned from a 10 day holiday spent at the Westin.
We could not fault the hotel in any way and would recommend it to anyone.
We stayed in a Royal Beach Club romm which overlooked the pool and beach and were impressed with the high standards of room care - we particularly liked the 'Heavenly ' bed!
The Royal Beach Club was like an oasis within the resort and from the Mercedes pickup at the airport onwards the care and attention to detail was fabulous.
We also shared the visit with Prime Minister John Howard and the President Of Indonesia, so we had no security worries - we particularly liked the hospital ship offshore!
We stayed in the Westin for 4 nights from July 25th to July 29th of 2007 for our Honeymoon.
From the moment we walked in, we were very impressed with the look and staff of the hotel. Beautiful architecture and close access to a beautiful beach.
They made a mistake on our first night giving us 2 double beds but made up for it by upgrading us to a Pool View King Bed. It was a VERY comfortable stay in a great area for travellers. Nusa Dua is great if you want to feel like you're not in Indonesia (because honestly the rest of it is quite poor).
We had a great time at the Westin and recommend it to anybody.
Not Worth The Price
We stayed here in July for our wedding anniversary. We paid more than $200 for the room at the Royal Beach wing but the room was pretty small and quite a letdown.
The furnishing inside the room was okay, but overall the hotel did have a pretty tired look about it. Service was so so. The breakfast spread was okay but I did expect a bit more from the Westin.
Best hotel in Nusa Dua
We absolutely loved this hotel. The kids club was great. The pool areas were beautiful and there was a slide which kept our children occupied for hours so we could sunbath!!
The gym was awesome. Each cardio machine had it's own television. There was a huge selection at breakfast. Like most hotels in Bali the staff were really nice and loved our kids. Our room was really well maintained. I also loved the really comfy "Adult Bassinets" on the beach. See pictures. Would definately go to the Westin again.
Me learned to surf in Kuta, Bali
Visiting Bali in Feb
Leaving for Bali in early Feb 05, weather would be nice?
Any idea on Westin Bali? Is it good? Any hotel suggest in Jimbaran? Px range US$70
Understand the reef in Bali is good ... where is it? How to get there? There is a Bali Hai Cruise costing US$86/pax ... its expensive but is it good? Is there any alterlative way to do snokelling in reef area?
Re: Visiting Bali in Feb
If you want spent 86 US$/pax go ahead with Bali Hai, but you can have it much cheaper !
For example take a driver for a day ( approx. 30 US and go up to Lovina or Amed in the north or Candi Dasa in the east, where you can hire a boat for approx. 150.000 Rp. You will have a sightseing tour gratis for half the money.
If you need help, call me when you are here
Have a nice trip
Re: Re: Visiting Bali in Feb
I did try the Bali Hai finally. It was great and I got a better price that less than US$70 / pax book thru' from the leaflets I got from the airport info counter.
But the 2nd hotel I stayed at was .... BAD !!!