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Bali Hotel Picks - South Kuta Hotels on Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban


The best Kuta hotels you can find are all on Jalan Kartika Plaza (formerly Jalan Dewi Sartika). Tuban Beach is only a few minutes' walk away from this avenue, as are Discovery Centre shopping mall; restaurants ranging from simple warungs to high-end dining choices; convenience stores; the Waterbom fun park; and the notorious "Bali Slingshot" ride (motto: "Kiss your Arse Goodbye").

Here's a list of resorts on or near Jalan Kartika Plaza - the accommodations featured here are arranged by price, representing a wide range of budgets and accommodations. Consult our list of Bali hotels for hotels in other Bali locations.

1. Dynasty Bali

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Dynasty Bali is a sizeable family-friendly resort, located where the action is in Kuta, but offering more than your money's worth of luxury in all the right places. It's sparkingly clean and spacious, with over two hectares of well-manicured space.

The Dynasty Bali is definitely nota romantic getaway - its too family-oriented to breed romance. However, families and friends will find everything they want in the Dynasty Bali: easy access to Jalan Kartika Plaza and its many diversions, pleasant rooms at affordable rates, and a great breakfast at the Piazza dining level.

  • Star rating: ★★★★
  • Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, PO Box 2047, Tuban 80361, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 752403

2. Febri's

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Febri's offers great value for Bali visitors - it offers clean rooms, a good spa experience, a pool, friendly service, family-friendly facilities, and a fair distance to Kuta’s attractions. The place is warm and friendly, with little touches that allow Febri's to withstand comparison with any of the resorts along Jalan Kartika Plaza.

The facilities are excellent, with two that stand out: the spa offers terrific value, with good service for an average of $25 per session; and the pool is surprisingly large, with a fountain in the middle and concrete elephants spouting water around its perimeter.

  • Star rating: ★★★
  • Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Bali, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 754575

3. Ramada Bintang Bali Resort

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The Ramada Bintang Bali Resort is one of the bigger establishments on Tuban, with a beachfront view and 404 rooms to choose from, all set in lush manicured garden surroundings.

The Ramada Bintang's pool is sizeable, featuring a waterfall, a pool bar, and a children's wading section. Two Jacuzzis (hot and cold) are located close by. The restaurants offer a great variety of choices, but its high prices don't make any sense, considering that many decently-priced restaurants are just a few minutes' walk away on Jalan Kartika Plaza.

  • Star rating: ★★★★
  • Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza PO Box 1068, Bali, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 753292

4. Green Garden Hotel in Bali

Among Kuta's budget hotels, the Green Garden Hotel offers an ideal mix of factors: a central location in Tuban, close to the shopping and partying destinations in town, and adequate facilities that can hold its own among higher-starred hotels. If you're not expecting too much from your stay of choice, then Green Garden is the ideal place for you.

Visitors can choose from 31 rooms, and have the run of the pool (which runs to the small side of things). Other facilities include a gym offering fitness and spa treatments, and an attached restaurant.

  • Star rating: ★★
  • Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza no. 9, Bali, South Kuta, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 761023

5. Bali Rani

Bali Rani is an excellent budget choice for visitors who want to stay close to Jalan Kartika Plaza. The location is hard to beat - it's across the street from Discovery Mall, and right next door to Waterbom water park. The resort does not have direct access to the beach, however - it's a ten-minute walk away, and you'll have to cross the street to get there.

Wi-fi has just been added to the facilities, but only guests staying close to the lobby may be able to access it.

  • Star rating: ★★
  • Address: Kartika Plaza Street, P.O.Box 1034 Tuban, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 751369

6. Inna Kuta Beach hotel Bali

The Inna Kuta is one of the old standbys of Kuta - its building may have seen better days, but there's life in this old dame yet. Guests may choose from 36 Bungalow standard rooms, 42 standard rooms, 32 Superior rooms, 12 Junior suites, 4 Executive suites and 4 Bungalow suites. Inna Kuta has direct access to Kuta Beach.

The restaurants on site are all right, with the additional feature of an open stage that showcases Balinese culture performances on Fridays. A woodcarver is also stationed in front of these restaurants, waiting to carve your name onto a block of wood for a souvenir of your stay.

  • Star rating: ★★★
  • Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta 1, Kuta / PO Box 3393, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 751361

7. Vira Bali Hotel

Despite its proximity to busy Kuta nearby, the Vira Bali Hotel is quite insulated from noise by the hotel's spacious layout. The real revelation is the service - the staff shower friendly smiles and go-the-extra-mile attention upon their guests.

Surfing guests will appreciate the proximity to the beginners' stretch of Kuta beach, about fifteen minutes' walk away from the hotel. Kuta Square is about the same distance away, as is Discovery Mall. The hotel shuttle service can bring you to the thick of Kuta beach, but you'll have to find your own way back.

  • Star rating: ★★★★
  • Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza Number 127 Tuban, Bali, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 765700

8. Santika Premiere Beach Resort

171 rooms await the Santika Premiere's guests, 11 of which are suites with their very own swimming pools. These accommodations are set amidst some of the most beautiful gardens on the island, topped off with a beachfront view. The size of the premises allows the Santika Premiere to book to capacity, yet never feel crowded at all.

The amenities of the Santika Premiere include: baby sitting, car rental, a tour desk, a and a doctor on call, among others. The hotel's food outlets are quite acceptable, too, but look elsewhere if you're after Western food done well.

  • Star rating: ★★★
  • Address: Jln. Kartika Plaza Box 1008 Tuban, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 751267

9. Discovery Kartika Plaza

Guests can choose from room, suite, or villa accommodation at the Discovery Kartika Plaza. On top of the choices, the facilities are also commendable - good (and cheap) spa and massage, excellent dining options at multiple food outlets, and of course, easy access to Jalan Kartika Plaza.

The location is great for visiting families, as the Discovery Kartika Plaza is right next door to the Discovery Centre shopping mall and across the street from the Waterbom theme park.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★
  • Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Bali, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 751067

10. Bali Garden Hotel

You can't miss the Bali Garden Hotel - it's right in front of the Bali Slingshot on Jalan Kartika Plaza.

The Bali Garden's 157 rooms are average, with a private balcony, air conditioning, bathroom en suite, cable television, and coffee maker. The surrounding gardens and facilities, however, are great value for money. Guests have the run of three pools - one infinity pool, a spa pool, and a pool with a bar attached. Wooden lounge chairs are readily available for guests.

Other amenities include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a beach-side pizzeria, a games room, a spa, and an Internet lounge.

  • Star rating: ★★★
  • Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, P.O Box, 1062, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
  • Phone:+62 361 752725
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