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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 86%History Buffs
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Green Travelers
User Reviews (4 Reviews)
- Hotel Tugu BaliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLGBTGreen Travelers+ 1Jan 08, 2014
One of my biggest surprises this year was stumbling upon the Hotel Tugu Bali. I've been visited Canggu for the past 15 years and despite it's recent growth spurt, I tend to think of it as more of a low-rent surfers hideaway amidst stunningly green rice paddies. The Hotel Tugu Bali defies this stereotype in spades. It is of the most luxurious Balinese properties I have had the pleasure of experiencing, a secluded (and exclusive) world within it's own walls - dedicated to relaxation, pampering and renewal. What is most impressive about the Tugu is it's dedication to Balinese culture and history. The bungalows are built in traditional styles, and every nook and cranny of the hotel grounds are adorned with amazing historical artwork, handicrafts and rare artifacts. The main lobby and dining area feel like a throw back to another era of high elegance and uniquely Asian refinement. The setting, rooms and facilities are intimate and stunningly beautiful. A once in a lifetime treat for the soul.
- Hotel Tugu BaliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Dec 07, 2013
If heaven were a hotel, it might look like this. Elaborately adorned with more cultural and historical artifacts than most museums, the grounds of this resort define refined southeast Asian elegance. Upon arrival, I was speechless, in sheer awe of my surroundings. The welcome lounge and restaurant transport you back in time and into an economic bracket in which I have sadly little exposure too. Every detail of the place is carefully thought out for both artistic and historical value, while also creating a sanctuary of intimacy and deep relaxation. The centerpiece of the welcome area is an enormous Gunita statue that transfixed my attention, absolutely awe-inspiring. Each suite of the Hotel Tugu is unique, decadently luxurious, and as carefully planned for historic and artistic detail as the rest of the grounds. I could come to Bali, never step outside my suite here, and leave feeling completely satisfied. Yet my favorite part of the Tugu is not the restaurant, lobby, amenities or suites, it is the grounds. The property is semi-enclosed like a guarded palace, and inside the walls are lush gardens and a literal maze of lotus ponds, stone pathways, temples and swimming pools reminiscent of rainforest grottos. A magnificent koi pond at the resort's entrance trails off into meandering streams, following the cobblestone paths right up to the secluded suites. Brightly colored koi literally swim alongside your footsteps as you explore every nook and cranny of the heavenly labyrinth that is the Tugu. My one disappointment is that the price tag is a bit prohibitive for my budget. I may need to win the lottery if I ever wish to return here, but I guess that is the point with a retreat like this one, exclusivity.
- Hotel Tugu BaliFirst to ReviewDec 07, 2013
The Tugu Bali weaves beauty, cultural identity, deep history and breathtaking richness into an experience that rewards the guest with an opportunity to not only idle in luxury but to participate in stories of legend and romantic narratives that have been kept alive since the 1940’s.
Upon arriving at the Tugu Bali (via the hotel’s vintage Mercedes), you will be hushed into awe by the magnificence of your grand entrance into a virtual temple of priceless Balinese and Javanese artifacts and design. The labyrinth of a property incorporates the aromatics of ginger and lemongrass in moats that blossom with lotus flowers. The cathedral-like lobby will stop you in your tracks. A giant Gunita (over 25 feet and 10 tons) carved from a single, 120 year old tree looms front and center, holding court upon the many antiquities and treasures of the Indonesian cultural legacy. You will be hard pressed not to linger over all the artifacts in the main lobby and the adjoining spaces that pay homage to tea, cuisine, relaxation, and history.
Lingering on the sandy edges of the Indian Ocean, the Tugu Bali’s accommodation magnificence crescendos in a manor floating on a natural lotus pond. The pavilion was built in homage to a romance between the Belgian painter Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, who made Bali his home in 1932, and the model of his paintings, the famous, beautiful Legong dancer Ni Polok. Some of the suite’s furnishings are originals of Le Mayeur, inherited from Ni Polok, and the rest were crafted by a blind carver, nearly a relic himself, who used to be employed by the couple back in the 1940’s. There is a large, red-canopied-living room, a romantic bedroom, a semi-outdoor bath, a long balcony, a plunge pool and a sundeck for two.
Bridges splay out over the glittering pools, connecting the manor Puri Le Mayeur is connected to the rest of the property, as well as an intimate dining hut for two. The small gazebo floats alone above the lotus pond, only lit by torches and candles where you can watch the crimson sunsets over the Indian Ocean while listening to the surf break on Canggu beach. No two rooms are exactly alike; however, all have exotic luxuries such as oversized beds with scattered fresh petals at nights, silvered sunken baths, private plunge pools, spa area, homemade natural amenities and much more.
Outstanding!249 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a good boutique hotel.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Ambiance100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Service99% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel BuildingWonderful building. Highly appreciated by 96% of guests.
- Wellness/SportsExcellent wellness & sports facilities. 96% of the guests loved it.
- HotelExcellent hotel. 93% of the guests loved it.
- Food89% loved the menu selection.
About Hotel Tugu Bali:
Dining options at Hotel Tugu Bali include a restaurant. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0
There are 21 guestrooms at Hotel Tugu Bali. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer ocean views. Rooms are individually decorated and furnished. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and slippers. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer cordless phones, complimentary newspapers, and in room safes. Televisions have satellite channels and DVD players. Some guestrooms have private plunge pools. Air conditioned rooms also include minibars, complimentary bottled water, ceiling fans, and welcome amenities. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.