Staff Picks hotel review: The Bounty Hotel
If you’re going to Bali to cut loose, you’ve gotta stay at Kuta’s party central location, The Bounty Hotel. With a prime position smack bang in the midst of all the Kuta action, at The Bounty you’re right on beautiful Kuta Beach close to all the nightlife, shopping and dining you can handle, plus you don’t even have to leave the hotel to get your fiesta on or chill out and relax! Want to know more? Staff Picks hotel selections means the best accommodation that’s pre-approved by us to get the A-OK before you stay. Student Flights Geelong Assistant Manager Madii Baldwin bedded down at The Bounty to get the lowdown on what this popular hotel has to offer.
Having been to Bali before and stayed at various properties in Ubud, Seminyak and Legian, I was pleasantly surprised by The Bounty. The hotel has large rooms, two huge pools, a great swim-up bar and the traditional Balinese architecture is stunning. It’s also located in a great position on a slightly quieter side street – turn right and you’re at the beach in one minute, turn left and you are on the main street for shopping and nightlife.
My air-conditioned Standard Room was surprisingly big with a TV and a fully stocked bar fridge, plus the staff offer you snacks and things in your room, which you pay for as you go. The bathroom was nice and big too. Part of the Staff Picks package at The Bounty includes free wi-fi with great connectivity, 6 free beers on arrival and an all-day breakfast – amazing value for money!
By day, The Bounty is chilled out with plenty of opportunities to relax by the two pools (one is also quieter than the other and one is open 24/7) but close to all the action for those wanting to take a walk down on the beachfront or visit some of the nearby larger shopping centres. At night, the hotel reveals its party colours with a huge stage where the festivities kick off. Friday night sees the legendary Rasa Sayang Party with DJs, live entertainment, games, comps and all you eat and drink included in the cover price.
There’s heaps to see and do in Bali. On this trip, I bartered at the markets in Kuta, went on the scariest rides that Waterbom Bali water park has to offer, checked out (all) the nightclubs, drank cheap beer and bought even cheaper sunglasses! I also ate delicious traditional food and drank out of coconuts – there wasn’t anything I didn’t enjoy and I will definitely be back!
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