Located about 45 to 60+ minutes from the Denpasar airport [traffic depending], this is a fine little gem of a hotel. Canggu is a popular beach for surfing on Bali, and the area draws a mix of young surfers and middle/older age tourists - Russians were greatly in evidence. The Bali Tugu hotel is a bit of an oasis just off the beach with its two story wood villas, manicured gardens and pool walled off from the outside. It's a very short walk from the hotel over to the beach - and you can stretch you legs walking quite a distance along the ocean. A serious ocean too - for what makes good surfing does not always lend itself to a casual dip. The beach can also be quite dirty, as trash washes up at times - greatly diminishing the appeal.
On the other hand, the hotel has an attractive small pool with a half dozen lounge chairs to wile away some time reading/relaxing. The spacious villas have dipping pools and/or large sunken tubs, and provide the feeling of a luxury stay in colonial times, only thankfully with air conditioning.
The grounds also include several beautiful buildings offering interesting dining options [Chinese, traditional Balinese], however these appeared more suited to groups than one or two guests. Nevertheless the hotel offers an extensive menu of Indonesian and Western dishes - nearly all well prepared. We found the quality of a few breakfast items uneven. Note that there are some excellent restaurants in the vicinity for a change of pace. The hotel graciously provided a car and driver to the restaurants [based on availability], and taxi fares to the surrounding area were reasonable [<USD10 one way].
In summary, we found our stay relaxing and enjoyable; the service excellent; and the ambiance warm and welcoming. One caution is that the beach experience may not measure up to expectations - if those are white sugar sand with clear blue gently rolling surf. If you have a board on the other hand...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a beautiful pristine sunset beach Hotel Tugu Bali is almost an experience too surreally beautiful to be true. Built upon a passion for the romantic art, history and culture of Bali, a vast collection of Indonesian antiques adorned the hotel, blending pure tropical luxury with an out-of-the-ordinary ambience. 30 Minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple and one of Southeast Asia's best golf courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tugu Bali Hotel
- Tugu Bali Canggu
- Hotel Tugu Bali Canggu