Located on the southwestern tip of the island of Bali, and only a 45-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu.
Only recently opened in the last couple of years, the hotel is in pristine condition, and there was much to look forward to when I arrived at the property.
I was warmly received by the front desk, and was thanked for my continued support as a Radisson Rewards Gold member. A refreshing citrus welcome drink helped quench my thirst brought about by the midday heat.
Here’s a look at the lobby reception area, that’s largely open air and allowing much of the sea breeze to elevate the check-in experience.
While I was waiting for my keys to be issued, I stood by the reflection pool just by the check-in lobby admiring the expanse of the entire resort.
I proceeded to my room almost immediately, and was very pleased by how spacious it was. The room looked almost brand new, designed with a touch of modern elegance and in colours that complemented each other nicely.
The king sized bed looked absolutely inviting with pressed sheets and fluffy pillows.
The separate seating area was furnished with a large sofa and coffee table. Since it was just by the balcony area, it was possible to just leave the air conditioning off and enjoy the lovely sea breeze.
A rather traditional looking work desk was placed at one corner of the room that was sufficiently illuminated by a table lamp. As this was a corner room, there was lots of natural light available, which undoubtedly translated to the perception of an abundance of space.
The outdoor balcony surrounded the room in an L-shape layout, with some outdoor furniture to lazy around on.
This is the view of the resort from my room, beyond which was a lovely view of the sea. The rooms and suites are arranged in a horseshoe layout around the main outdoor pool.
Some of the usual amenities like a coffee machine and teabags.
The staff also had my welcome amenity sent up shortly after I checked in.
The bathroom was also huge, with separate shower and bathtub facilities.
It was also well stocked with amenities and towels, so there was hardly ever a need to have them replenished.
A handbag and an umbrella are also provided for your convenience, but do remember to replace them after use or you might be changed for it.
With so much to see and do in Bali, I spent most of the days out. But upon returning, I was always greeted by the enchanting sight of the lobby reception area.
I also found the Lookout lobby bar to be a perfect place to relax and unwind at the property.
They also serve some light snacks to munch on while you enjoy the sunset.
I also had a chance to dine at the Artichoke Restaurant, which serves up an impressive menu of dishes that are bound to satisfy your palate.
For fitness fanatics, you’ll be pleased with the latest range of gym equipment available at the fitness centre. Plus, the wooden finishes added some level of sophistication to the facility.
Check out the changing room, with so much available space that puts other high end commercial gyms to shame.
As dusk turns to night, the resort gets peacefully quiet, and I found simply walking around the grounds to be somewhat therapeutic.
Breakfast at the property was also no simple affair. There were endless options of food available, and I had to rotate among the dishes over several days just to sample everything.
Despite many tables available, I would strongly encourage you to avoid the peak breakfast period for a better experience. Nonetheless, the staff were always proactively clearing plates and cutlery, and offering a top up of beverages throughout the breakfast service.
Overall, the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu exudes modern luxury, and is perfectly located by the sea, offering fantastic views to the west offering lovely views of the sunset. While there are many other properties to choose from in Bali, do visit this property if you’re ever intending to stay in Uluwatu and you won’t be disappointed.