“Absolutely loved this place. It was the first of 3 hotels we stayed at over 2 weeks in Bali and although the others were exceptional (e.g. Alila Uluwatu) Hotel Tugu holds a very special place in our hearts.

The service was faultless – genuine and friendly from the very start, there were so many special moments, made all the more special by the fantastic team – whether it was someone running to give us a towel on the beach, or making our romantic dinner on the raised beds outside so special, or making sure our tea was how we like it.

The food is great too – go for the Indonesian food (which makes up most of the menu). We liked wandering around the local area to find drinks and food but often ended up coming back to the hotel as the food was so good. They’ve also just recently opened a Japanese restaurant which was good too – especially for cocktails up on the balcony watching the world go by.

Speaking of the local area, there’s a great beach for chilling, surfing and walking along, some good shops set back from the beach, and a busy bar just across from the hotel entrance.

We stayed in Le Mayeur suite which is a raised house on a lily pond. Huge rooms, private mini-pool, and semi-outdoor bath amongst everything else. You get to the suite via a couple of raised wooden walkways over the lilies. One of the walkways is private for the Le Mayeur suite and an excellent place to enjoy the delicious breakfasts.

The whole hotel (including the room) is full of antiques, which makes for a very special feel. It was probably the most calming hotel we’ve every stayed in.

Someone is building a block of flats next door – I hope it doesn’t impact Hotel Tugu’s calm and serenity too much as it really was perfect. I guess we’ll find out next year when we return!”

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