Hotel Novotel Benoa - traditional Bali style architecture and food, own beach
This 4 star Hotel in Benoa, Nusa Dua welcomes you in Balinese styled architecture, politeness and food.
When we travel, I like to look out for traditional local designs and business, which is why I chose this hotel and was not disappointed. The design in the main building is kept in traditional Balinese style. The breakfast buffet serves delicious local and Asian food as well as continental breakfast. The staff is very friendly, polite and helpful. The rooms and the hotel were clean, the gardens were very well maintained. Besides the beach, there were 3 pools, 2 of them were relaxing pools, but used for swimming as well.
Outside the hotel, there were many Eateries and Warongs, for eating out and groceries. There is a shuttle to this touristy shopping area, also convenient to have dinner.
The hotel is divided by a road. A police officer helps /escorts for crossing the single laned road. Our room was across the road and thus quiter. In general the hotekl is not loud.
Swimming in the sea is a problem: you can go either very early in the morning or late in afternoon, otherwise water is pulled back and beach is dry.
We recommend this hotel.
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