This is my first stay in the Nusa Dua area in Bali. So far we’ve tried staying in Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud. Nusa Dua is an entirely different world. It’s so much more quiet and relaxed than Kuta and Seminyak. Resorts are further from each other and one needs a car to get out of the gated resort community. I recommend Nusa Dua if you just wanna stay in your resort and relax (romantic holiday/family with kids), but if you wanna explore Bali & go shopping, you waste a lot of time because it is far from other areas and the hotel here are not cheap either.
For this trip we are billeted in Marriott Courtyard Hotel. It’s part of the Marriot International Inc. (As are JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. , Renaissance Hotels, etc.) but is not in the same level of luxury as JW Marriott. Pictures of our room after the jump!
I like the aqua, neutrals and gold color theme and the clean simple lines of the interiors.
Where I promptly ate my room service. We arrived past 2 pm and didn’t have proper lunch on the plane because it was Air Asia and they were all out of their rice meals. I ordered the MoMo Burger and it was good – I especially liked the sesame seed bun and the french fries. I like my bacon crispier though (according to the resto manager this is American style! =P)
In-room food and refreshments:
The closet with the safe, robes, slippers and iron/ironing board.
Comfy sitting area and full length mirror (very essential for me!)
I love marble topped “rattan” side-table and the sheer curtains. They remind me of Barong Tagalog material (like jusi or piña/pinapple fiber) and the hint of gold is very subtle and oh so sophisticated.
Each room has a balcony. Our first room overlooked the parking lot and had a lot of bugs (the cleaning staff accidentally left the balcony door open). I attempted using bug spray but my throat started to feel tight (uh-oh) and the hotel staff were super helpful and accommodating. Despite the full hotel, they were able to eventually transfer us to a room that was on the 2nd floor and didn’t face a street/parking lot. Which I really appreciated!
I love the simple and modern bathrooms which are separated by a frosted sliding glass door. The design on it looks batik-inspire but they did in such a subtle and sophisticated way!They used beautiful ceramic bathroom accessories which is something that Bali is famous for. (I LOVE Jenggala products!)
There was a shower and a bathrub – nice!I like that there is a seating area in the shower, BUT I was hesitant though because it didn’t look clean. This is understandable though, because Marriott Courtyard is new and usually after construction there is still so much dust floating around! I hope they get to improve this though, because it’s highly noticeable with black surfaces…
Because there is so much nature in Bali, I am allergic to insects and bug spray, I requested for transfer to a room on a higher floor. It was well worth the effort. I had a lovely view of a tree in full bloom and had enough privacy to spend afternoons getting some sun and reading a book on my breezy (insect free!) balcony. Again thanks so much to the staff for being so accommodating, especially to Christy at the front desk.
❤ Marriott Courtyard not only has wired internet in the rooms but WiFi inside the rooms and in public areas for Marriott Cardholders. To become a member is free!
- Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW1 · Nusa Dua Bali, 80363 Indonesia