Review of our stay at the splendiferous Conrad Bali, Nusa Dua
If you’re heading to Bali and you think you deserve a treat (I’m sure you most probably do) then I cannot recommend highly enough including this family-friendly hotel in your itinerary! (By the way this is an independent review and we paid for our holiday in full). The Conrad Nusa Dua, while feeling slightly out in the middle of nowhere, is a wonderful place where you and your family can spend a few days (4 in our case) and rest assured that your every need will be catered to. What attracted me to the hotel when I initially did my holiday research (which I invariably do these days, now that my backpacking days are let’s say, just a few years behind me…) is the enormous meandering swimming pool. My daughter loves to swim, and this pool did not disappoint her. It also had a “beach style” gradual sloping entry at the end closest to our hotel room, which started with a sandy area that was ideal for our son (age 20 months at the time). He was able to wander into the pool from the sandy area, and the pool itself was sandy at the bottom, so there was no worry that he was constantly tracking sand in and out as he paddled. Bliss.
We treated ourselves since it was the end of our stay, to 4 nights in a Conrad Suite. Specifically it is called “Conrad Suite King”. This is hands down THE best hotel room we have ever stayed in, IN OUR LIVES.
Why? Because of its sheer size (110 sq. metres), its separate areas (one large room with a king size bed, a dressing room, a bathroom, and a kitchenette/dining room/living room containing a sofa bed), which enabled us to stay very comfortably as a family of 4, and the perks that came with staying in a Conrad Suite. In priority order these were: daily afternoon tea with a wide selection of complementary teas or cocktails, and free evening cocktails and canapes which could be enjoyed at an adults-only lounge which was ultra-relaxing, or at the bar overlooking the swimming pool, and…wait for it…unlimited free laundry and dry-cleaning!
Needless to say I took full advantage of this. I sent them a pile of dirty laundry and it came back all neatly folded satisfyingly wrapped in crepe paper. I don’t think I’ve ever returned home from a holiday with all my laundry clean!?
When we first arrived in our Conrad suite we were also met by this lovely complimentary welcome tray and monkey soft toy for our toddler, which was a really nice touch. The pack on the left contains nappies. There was another monkey in the cot (which was all set up with bedding included). Our daughter quickly adopted that monkey as her own.
The kitchenette had a proper coffee machine, with lots of those little inserts that you could put in to make espresso based coffees, which gave us a great start to each day. The bathroom was huge with dual vanities. Housekeeping kept the suite spotless.
Breakfast was included, and although it was incredibly busy the food was plentiful and great, with all the usual offerings plus things like congee and noodles. There was also a quieter, smaller restaurant which we discovered toward the end of our stay, where we were able to enjoy our lovely breakfast. The food at the Conrad in general was all completely delicious. One of my favourite meals was at the Japanese restaurant, where one night we had an amazing buffet dinner, and I ate an absolute ton of sushi!
I enjoyed a wonderful treatment at Jiwa Spa, which has its own pool you can relax in afterwards.
And a further pool which is adults-only, which was near the Conrad Suites, complete with “bed” areas to lounge upon.
Here is the main pool view from the lobby bar area, where we enjoyed cocktails.
The hotel also has a kids club at one end of the pool area, which we visited but didn’t really use, as my sister and parents were with us and our son was too little, and our daughter was too busy in the pool! It looked like a good programme of activities was available and there was a large outdoor space for playing.
The beach itself is directly behind the hotel and easy to access. Beautiful and clean.
Stay at the Conrad Nusa Dua! You won’t regret it.
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