My trip to Bali has been the most memorable one till date. I loved the vibes of the place and the natural beauty which people have beautifully preserved. Our stay in a mid-budget yet beautiful hotel made it more memorable. Here is a review of our stay in luxurious Hotel Suris Boutique in Bali.
WHY SURIS BOUTIQUE
For both of us, a hotel stay is not of much importance. The primary need is a safe, hygienic and neat place with basic amenities and good service. Secondly, we prefer a mid range or budget stay because we majorly use hotel room to rest at night. Hence spending a hefty amount on a luxurious hotel or villa has never been on our minds. While searching for hotels in Bali, we first zeroed down on the area, keeping in mind the distance from the airport and of course the budget. We chose Kuta, the southern part of Bali, not very far from the airport and is the most happening place too. After choosing and scratching several options we found Hotel Suris Boutique perfectly fitting the bill. Here is about our hotel experience there.
The best part about Bali is the currency value which is lesser than India’s. (Indian Rupee equals 208.59 Indonesian Rupees). Hence holidaying in Bali is pretty cheap you see. I could have bought a holiday package including hotel, travel, and sightseeing which might have been cheap too, but husband and I chose to craft the travel plan on our own.
Blambangan, on Kuta Road, Bali. (Few meters from Dharma Vihara Buddhist Temple). The hotel is barely 1km away from Kuta beach and very close to the happening Kuta market. Package cost- 7 days and 6 nights stay with buffet breakfast costed us Rs 6967 only. (Had booked through Goibibo). Two bottles of water every day was also a part of the package. The hotel has a parking area too where you can park your scooter safely. (Bali is a safe place any day.)
TOURING THE ROOMS
The rooms are neat and spacious with basic furniture, comfy beds, and television. Hot water kettle is available on call. Though the hotel is located by the busy Kuta road near a crowded junction, the rooms are absolutely peaceful. In fact, you don’t get to hear any outside noise. Each room has a large glass door opening into the tiny balcony which gives you a view of the pool as the beautiful palm trees greet you. The morning sun kisses you through the palm leaves and breeze caresses your hair. It is an experience to cherish!
You can splash into the pool any time of the day. Though it’s not huge, yet it is neat and well maintained, surrounded by colorful flora. We saw guests chilling by the poolside from morning through evening. (The dining area is next to the pool).
Breakfast is served in the dining area on the ground floor. The buffet is quite a colorful one with veg as well as nonveg items. My plate used to be full of fresh fruits and a variety of bread/vegetables.
The staff at Suris Boutique is one of the best people I have ever met. They might not be able to speak good English, but always wear a smile on their face and are forever ready to help the guests. You ask for anything and they would try their level best to arrange it for you. Indonesian hospitality felt warm and cozy. Hotel Suris Boutique was indeed the best choice we made for our stay. We experienced luxury in mid-sized budget.
Bali you had my heart! Thank you team for the amazing hospitality and making our stay so memorable. Hotel Suris Boutique is the best mid-budget hotel in Bali.
P.s- This trip of mine was in Aug 2017
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