Hotel review: Apurva Kempinski – Bali, Indonesia

Apurva Kempinski hotel Bali
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Accommodation

The Apurva Kempinski kindly provided Vada with accommodation in an Ocean View Cliff Suite with Private Pool (room number 5112). Located several floors below the lobby, overlooking the rest of the resort. This newly appointed 100 sqm room did not disappoint. A small hallway opens to a large walk-in wardrobe to the right (complete with his and hers straw hats for use int the resort), and a marble-clad bathroom with freestanding bath, double sinks, rainfall shower with space enough for 3 (possibly more), and of course a Japanese-style (Toto brand) toilet.

The main indoor space is split into a bedroom zone and living area with sofas, coffee table and writing table. Living up to the expectation of other Kempinski properties we’ve stayed in, the room has comfiest beds in the business. The soft furnishings all show off dark wood set off against nude tones with more artisan design touches.

What really sets these suites apart is the outdoor space: the private infinity pool overlooking the resort, and a perfect place to soak watching sunrise. Glass sided and with rustic, turquoise tiles, this does really give guests the feeling of soaking in opulence.

If the Cliff Suite is not in the price bracket you’re looking, we recommend the Grand Deluxe Lagoon Room. Slightly smaller, at 80 sqm in size, this accommodation is finished to the same standard as the suite. Instead of an outdoor terrace with private pool, this ground floor room (located close to the main pool) has access to a semi-private lagoon (accessible only to those staying in the same room category).

Vada rating for accommodation 10 out of 10

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