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Review: Conrad Bali – Resort Ocean Suite King

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Review: Conrad Bali – Resort Ocean Suite King

We’d had a wonderful stay at Mandapa up in Ubud, but we couldn’t come all the way to Bali without going to the beach. We’d gone back and forth between Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua, and ultimately chose the Conrad Bali because I carry Diamond Status and Hilton had introduced their new loyalty program. This new loyalty program provided us the ability to book a large, one bedroom suite, looking SMACK at the ocean with cash + points. How could you beat that? Let’s take a look at the Conrad Bali and our Resort Ocean Suite King.

The Deets:

  • When: April
  • Where: Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia
  • Loyalty: Hilton Honors
  • Status: Diamond
  • Benefits: Club access + free breakfast, wifi.
  • Cost: $157 + 60k Hilton Honors

The Resort is open, airy, and you feel like you’ve arrived at paradise the moment you walk into the lobby. Not a bad view 😉

a pool with people in it

Check -in

Diamond status was acknowledge and funny enough we were told that they couldn’t upgrade us because all the lagoon suites were occupied. I inquired about the Presidential and Penthouse ( which would be crazy upgrades ) and they told us it’d set us back roughly $500 to upgrade. YA RIGHT. Here’s where I wish I’d have had a little bit more perspective on the resort.

The Resort is broken into two sections. The main buildings and the Conrad Section

We were booked into the Main building in an Resort Ocean Suite King with a rollaway. The Suite is just under 1000 sq ft and looked incredible online. I don’t think there is much of a difference in the quality of the Conrad rooms compared to the Main building rooms, but there is a far more intimate feel over in the Conrad section. The also have villas that look pretty cool. I think our perspective was affected by staying at Mandapa which has less than 60 suites and villas compared to the Conrad which is many many times bigger than that.

While the proximity to the buffet breakfast, lobby, shops etc were much better in the main building, I wish I’d have requested us to be put in the Conrad section. The club is there, it has a small private pool, and feels like a hotel within a hotel.

Regardless, our accommodations were incredible.

Our Suite: I mean…look at the view

a pool with a building and palm trees

The suite was a true 1 bedroom Suite with 1 and 1/2 baths. Tons of space and a rollaway easily fit in the living room.

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The bedroom also had it’s own balcony which overlooked the swim up pool and ocean. It was truly a fantastic suite.

And they brought my mom a birthday cake!

a cake on a plate

My parents rested a bit and I ventured out around the hotel before we went to Jimbaran Bay to watch the sunset

The hotel has beautiful walkways and common spaces.

 

a walkway with a fountain and a fountain

Tennis courts.

a tennis court with a net and chairs

Entrance to the Spa.

a fountain in a pool of water

The gym…which felt ancient and oddly tucked into a dark corner under a staircase. I mean, I know people don’t like to work out on vacay, but there is a huge, big, beautiful beach – why not position the gym to see it? Or at least sunlight?

And then the Conrad area of the hotel…

It’s a solid 10 minute walk from check-in. I would highly suggest using their private check-in or have a golf cart take you if you don’t deal with heat well. It was BOILING hot and I was drenched just walking the short distance.

A villa entrance

a door with a wood frame

Conrad private pool

a pool with beds and a gazebo

The Club lounge

A GORGEOUS chapel.

A look back at our section of the hotel. We were 2nd from the top on the far left.

The next morning my dad and I grabbed breakfast in the main building on the bottom floor. It was a fairly decent buffet, but the view was stellar.

a pool with trees and umbrellas

Overall:

Would I stay again? Absolutely

This is a wonderful hotel with a great staff. From the moment we arrived they treated us very well and the cake was an excellent touch.  I didn’t include pictures of it, but I will add that if you have club access there are multiple places around the resort you can have your afternoon cocktails, and breakfast is available in various places as well. The resort is large. It’s quite a bit smaller than the Grand Hyatt down the beach, but if you’re looking for a smaller more intimate feel either go to the Conrad section or find a different hotel.

The other consideration to make depends on whether you’re a morning or an evening person. This hotel provides a great sunrise, but you need to go across the island to see a great sunset.


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