We planned for a five days and four nights stay in Bali. Having only booked three days and two nights at Amadea Resort in Seminyak, hubby shopped for the other three days and two nights stay in Kuta. After reading some reviews, he decided to book Bali Kuta Resort’s room via agoda.com. For the superior room and two nights, it costs RM 376.62 (or US$119).
Upon arrival at Bali Kuta Resort on our third day in Bali, the normal registration procedure went on. Similar to what we had in Amadea Resort, we were given a 10 minutes free massage voucher for two and free breakfasts for our stay there. We were led to the room. Well, it is a different feel, given that we have downgraded from a five star resort to three – four star resort.
Once entered the room (room number 516), I actually felt creepy. The room was spacious but lights were dimmed. If I am not mistaken, some of its lights were not functioning because some switches do not work. One of the toilet lights is not functioning too. On the same night (after we were back from our outing), we felt that the room was so stuffy. Hubby called the receptionist and informed them about the stuffiness and how the air conditioner does not seem to be functioning. They sent their engineer to our room to check and adjusted it. But, it made no difference. Hubby then called the receptionist and they finally agreed to change our room.
The bell boy brought us to another room (this time 523). The room is smaller and most of its lights are working. It still looks dark, but less creepy. Air conditioner was better but it seems like lack of gas. It takes time for the air conditioner to function properly. I noticed that most of the furnishing there was designed especially for the westerners. For example, the cupboard and toilet basin were at very high levels. Compared to Amadea, it lacks facilities like hair dryer. The room looks old and create uneasiness to me.
We also went for the free massage. Unlike Amadea, it does not give us the choice to choose whether we want it to be shoulder massage or foot massage. We did not add on time to the massage this round.
The breakfasts were taken on their second floor. Well, compared to Amadea, they do have wider range of choices. We did not swim at the resort given that we have to walk through its reception to get to the pool.
Location wise – I think it is less strategic if you were to go to the beach (well, this could be linked to its price compared to resorts located right in front of the beach – it is a budget resort). Nevertheless, it created a walking opportunity for us. And, we managed to explore walking to Kuta Square, Legian and Kuta Beach.
Well, it does not “force” its customers to paying the donation compared to Amadea.