Travelling to Bali for the first time can be overwhelming; there are so many things to do and to see, so many places to eat, so many hotels to choose. It is frustrating, when you open your favorite travel agent websites; you see over 3000 hotels in Bali to select for your stay. From a small guesthouse cost USD$ 5 to super expensive private villa cost USD$ 14,000 per night. Another headache is when you’re going to decide in which area you should stay.
I have visited most of the hotels in Bali. From my personal of view with more than 7 years of experiences as a local guide, Kuta is the most favorite place to stay. Not a surprise, since Kuta is the magnet of the island for its beach, sun, surfing and shopping area. Night clubs along Legian Street is another attraction at night for party enthusiast.
I have compiled The Top 5 Four Star Hotel in Kuta under $100/night for double occupancy. The compilation is based on Agoda.com, the biggest online hotel reservation in Asia combined with some information taken from Tripadvisor.com. I hope this compilation helps. Check this out!
The Bene Hotel Kuta
Jalan Benesari Kuta, Bali 80361 | Website: www.thebenehotel.com | Price start from: USD 49
Newest four stars hotel in Kuta. Has strategic location, only 5 minutes walking to the beach, 5 minutes to the Legian Street, and 5 minutes to the biggest and newest shopping center in Bali, Beachwalk, and only 15 minutes driving from the airport. The Bene holds a “Fantastic” predicate and scores 8.3 as voted by the guest who stayed here previously. The hotel has modern and minimalist design with an extensive swimming pool in the center and a fancy restaurant next to it.
Pros: secluded and quiet place, big swimming pool, strategic location. Cons: no access for bus
Sun Island Hotel Kuta
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta 80361 |Website: www.sunislandkuta.com/ Price start from: USD 73
Another hotel with strategic location, only 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes to the second Bali’s biggest mall, Discovery Kartika Plaza aka Centro Mall. Hold a “Fantastic” predicate with 8.3 score from the traveler. Sun Island opened a year ago, with 128 rooms and 4 suites.
Pro: strategic location, big road access. Cons: far from Legian
The Vira Bali Hotel
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta 80361 | Website: www.thevirabali.com | Price start from: USD 74
The Vira is not far from Sun Island Kuta and it is its main competitor (price competition). The Vira is about 10 years in operation. Compared to above hotel, The Bene and Sun Island, I would say, this hotel is old. The Vira holds Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor on 2013. With only 56 rooms available, the hotel will have a problem to accommodate a group more than 100 people. It predicates as “Fantastic” with 8.2 score.
Pros: strategic location Cons: old hotel, limited rooms for group
Kuta Seaview Boutique Resorts & Spa
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta 80361 | Website: www.kutaseaviewhotel.com | Price start from: USD 71
Beach lover, this is your hotel, exactly located in front of the famous Kuta Beach. Only need to cross the busy Kuta Street to reach the beach. During the peak season, this area is extremely busy. If you prefer a quiet and relax hotel, this is not a right choice. Kuta Seaview scored 8.0 with “Very Good” predicate.
Pro: close to the beach. Cons: busy street in front of the hotel.
Ramayana Resort and Spa
Jalan Bakung Sari Kuta | Website: www.ramayanahotel.com | Price start from: USD 86
Ramayana located just right in the corner of Kuta Square, the famous and the first shopping mall in Kuta. This hotel is not far from Waterboom and Discovery Kartika Plaza Mall. The main problem at Ramayana is parking lot. If you are traveling with your own car, make sure they provide you enough space for your car. The Ramayana scored 8.0 with “Very Good” predicate.
Pro: strategic location Cons: limited parking space
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