Ibis Styles Seminyak.
We stumbled upon this gem of a hotel on Agoda for $45 AUD per night including breakfast. $45 AUD a night.
My first thought? Must be a typo. Surely no decent accommodation in Bali would ever be THAT cheap.
- 1 My mind started racing.
- 2 Best Hotel Deals in Bali – the Ibis Styles
- 3 The Ibis Styles Seminyak location is no different.
- 4 Kids Club? Pool with a Waterslide?
- 5 Other Facilities at Ibis Styles Seminyak
- 6 Streats Restaurant at Ibis Style Petitenget
- 7 Walking distance to the best restaurants in Seminyak
- 8 A Sneak Peek into Ibis Styles Seminyak
- 9 Streats Restaurant
- 10 Kids Play Area
- 11 Rooms
- 12 The Inside Scoop – Ibis Styles Budget Accommodation Bali
- 13 Toadstool Rating.
- 14 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN things to do and places to eat in Bali?
My mind started racing.
Could this be one of the best hotel deals in Bali ever known to man (or woman)?
Could we put this hotel on our “nice places to stay in Bali” list?
Or could we be heading to Cockroach Central? A crumbling hotel down the back streets somewhere?
Best Hotel Deals in Bali – the Ibis Styles
The only reason I didn’t cancel on this almost-too-good-to-be-true offer was that it was a BRAND NEW IBIS STYLES HOTEL.
We’ve stayed at Ibis Styles hotels before, the budget economy arm of Ibis hotels, and have loved them for family travel.
Ibis Styles hotels have a distinct quirky personality. The designers call upon their sense of humour as they create hotels that are colourful, bright and energetic.
The Ibis Styles Seminyak location is no different.
There’s bright pops of yellow everywhere and cute furnishings to boot.
Super friendly and happy hotel staff man the desk, and are there to help. Creative posters abound and fun sculptures climb up the wall. (Check back soon to see our video and you’ll see what we are talking about).
The hotel room was a surprise too!
With one giant bed (we share), a fancy-pants two-way bathroom sink (the boy’s favourite thing), and icy cold air-conditioning, we couldn’t fault it. The view of the block of land next door was a bit ordinary, but we could see rice fields and flying kites in the distance.
The hotel was filled with foreigners – South Americans, and Europeans mostly – and we bumped into a couple of other families with primary-school aged children (but no babies or toddlers).
Kids Club? Pool with a Waterslide?
You don’t stay here for the pool, but the kids still thought it was great.
The women who positioned themselves on sun loungers near the baby pool? Not so much. It’s mind-boggling to watch the projectile reach of water droplets when kids splash about!
Luckily, the big pool at the Ibis Seminyak has a shallow section fitted with two permanent concrete sun loungers centre stage (that no-one had claimed), so Jack splashed about in the shallows there under my watchful eye instead.
Ned made friends with the floating beanbags, content to drift around the blue waters. The sun catches the pool early in the morning, so take a dip before you head out for the day.
Other Facilities at Ibis Styles Seminyak
There’s a small efficient gym hidden behind the baby pool with a treadmill, exercise bike, and weights.
My kids made a beeline for the Kids Entertainment Room. It’s functional for a short visit, with floor cushions, soft toys and dolls, and a petrol pump activity station for matchbox cars, unless of course you have boys that love computer games.
The addition of the computer game console in the play area was the game changer that meant my boys could (and would) have stayed in there for hours. Thankfully, the kids nor the staff could find the remote so it was a no-go zone on the one morning we had free.
Streats Restaurant at Ibis Style Petitenget
The restaurant overlooks the pool, a nice touch when you are eating your complimentary buffet breakfast. The boys wolfed down their waffles and golden syrup, and I devoured bacon and eggs. Eggs come scrambled, boiled or made into an omelette just for you at the Egg Station.
My boys rated this buffet breakfast their number one out of the three hotel breakfasts we tried this trip.
Walking distance to the best restaurants in Seminyak
The best thing about the Ibis Bali is the location on Petitenget street, away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta, and within walking distance of the mouth-watering restaurants of Jl Petitenget in Seminyak and “Eat Street” Seminyak.
(Coming soon: our list of the best places to eat in Seminyak with kids and family)
The boys and I walked the local Seminyak streets over and over again, taking a stroller for Jack as we walked long distances. It’s a bit tricky to walk around Seminyak with a stroller as one minute there’s a pathway, the next minute, there’s not. With kids under 2, an ERGO baby carrier would be much easier.
A cheap umbrella stroller with a harness is somewhat manoeuvrable but I wouldn’t take anything bigger. Bonus point – Umbrella strollers can double as a high chair in a restaurant when one is not available.
A Sneak Peek into Ibis Styles Seminyak
Kids Play Area
The Inside Scoop – Ibis Styles Budget Accommodation Bali
Address: Ibis Styles Seminyak is located at Petitenget No 19, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, 80361
Phone number: (+62) 361/4741688
Website: Ibis Styles Seminyak
Parking: Onsite parking available
How to get there: RP 250,000 ($25 AUD) approximately. Book our favourite private driver, or take a taxi from the airport. For your return journey you also have the option to book a Bluebird Taxi via their app.
- Seminyak deals – The current room rate was displayed on a board by the front reception and was still really reasonable for walk-ins. (Approx. $20 per night more than what we were paying)
- Public indoor parking available
- FREE Wifi is available throughout the hotel
This hotel was last visited in August 2017
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