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Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Bali

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Bali for a total of four nights in July 2017. This quickly became one of our favorite hotel stays.

Cost

We paid for this rooms using Hyatt’s cash and points rate. It was 6,000 Hyatt points and $75 per night, which works out to be a total of 24,000 Hyatt points and $300 (plus taxes). The reason I did a cash and points stay was because all-points award stays don’t count for loyalty status and we were on a status challenge to earn to Globalist.

Location

The Grand Hyatt Bali is located in the Nusa Dua area, which contains many other 5 star hotels/resorts. The hotel was right on the beach and walking distance to a nearby mall, which we stopped at to pick up some snacks and eat a couple meals.

It was interesting that we had to go through a security checkpoint to even get into the Nusa Dua area. We felt pretty safe the entire time we were there.

Hotel Layout

The hotel was made up of four different “villages” (North, East, South, and West). The hotel lobby basically sat between the north and south village. Our room was located in the north village, which was made up primarily of club rooms.

The hotel grounds consisted of few different pools as well as access to a public beach. Because we were staying in a club room, we had access to the club pool, which was significantly less busy than the main pools.

The public beach was kind of dirty to be honest. There was quite a bit of trash floating in the water and some that had been washed up on shore. We didn’t spend any time in the water other than dipping our toes in and walking along the shore.

There were also a few different restaurants on the hotel grounds, but we didn’t end up eating at any of them since they were on the expensive side. They also had some unique gift shops, which I found are common at high end resorts. The hotel even had it’s own Hindu temple, which isn’t a surprise in Bali where temples are everywhere.

Room/Suite

We had a pretty late flight so we didn’t arrive till around 11pm. When we arrived and checked in, I was informed that they had upgraded us to a 1-bedroom club suite! This hotel room was massive. When you first walked in, there was a dining room type table as well as a wet bar on the wall with the door.

The room had a nice sectional and this awesome little nook with a daybed. We ended up spending a lot of time in this cozy spot. There was a coffee table as well as a mounted TV in the living room. Off of the living room were sliding doors, which led out to the balcony.

On either side of the wall with the TV, were sliding doors that took you into the bedroom. This room also had a TV as well as a vanity area. The king bed and pillows were comfortable.

The bathroom had a shower stall as well as a soaking tub. Bottled water was provided since they recommended not drinking the tap water. There was a double vanity sink and another TV in the bathroom. I tried using the TV while showering, but couldn’t really hear it. I suppose it’s more for when you’re soaking in the tub.

Club Lounge

The Club Lounge was situated not far from our suite. It was an open-air lounge surrounded by a pond, which had plenty of Koi fish and other wildlife. It was absolutely picturesque! It was calming, relaxing, and beautiful. Pretty much exactly what you’d expect if you were in Bali.

We ate every morning at the club lounge, which honestly might as well have been a restaurant. The wait staff always greeted us with a friendly smile and offered us tea or coffee. The breakfast spread was delicious. There were plenty of different options to keep everyone happy. I really enjoyed the eggs while my wife liked the breads and jams.

In the evening, they had a cocktail hour. They served appetizers, wine, and some other drinks. All the food was delicious and the wine was also good. I simply enjoyed sitting outside taking in the environment around us. It was pretty amazing!

Overall Thoughts

Honestly, our stay at the Grand Hyatt Bali was out of this world. We absolutely loved it! The hotel grounds were beautiful and our hotel suite was phenomenal. It was the highlight of our trip to Bali, Indonesia. The whole resort was so peaceful and tranquil. The hotel staff were friendly and helped make our stay an enjoyable one. My wife and I definitely didn’t want to leave. I would highly recommend staying here if you ever find yourself in Bali.

The normal cash price for the 1-bedroom suite that we were able to stay in was $335 per night. That means we roughly 4.3 cents per point on this redemption. We earned all of the Hyatt points by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to my World of Hyatt loyalty program.