Staff Picks hotel review: The 101 Bali Legian
Accommodation options can be overwhelming. Too much choice. On your beach holiday, you pretty much just want a central location in a safe area with a great atmosphere, all the mod cons, close to the shops, shore, dining options and nightlife, with a pool and party onsite – right? Want to know where to stay in Bali for a supersized holiday with the lot? We’ve done the groundwork for you! Student Flights Geelong Assistant Manager Madii Baldwin bedded down at The 101 Bali Legian to check it out before you check in. Yep, it’s a hard job…
I’ve been to Bali before – staying in Seminyak and a few nights in Ubud – but on this trip I stayed at The 101 Bali Legian in Kuta. The 101 is in a perfect location for those wanting to be in the hub of everything. Not only is it on the main street of Legian, but it’s also just a one-minute walk to nightclubs, restaurants and the markets are right at your front door. The hotel also has very friendly, warm staff with easy check-in plus an amazing Rooftop Dine & Music Lounge and pool!
The rooms are clean and stylish. My room had a small bathroom when you walk in and then a large double bed. There’s a flat screen TV for when you need some time out, and the air-con is always running – it’s a nice relief when you walk in off the street! The room also has a bar fridge and coathangers for convenience.
What’s great about The Bali 101 Legian is the ability to relax during the day with the bar, cabanas and sun lounges around the rooftop pool, and then the hotel turns on a party vibe at night-time. After 4pm, the party picks up with drinking games and a DJ daily.
From the rooftop pool, you could peer over the side and see Legian Street so you are literally smack bang in the middle of everything. Walk out the front of the hotel and hire a scooter, get a cab, buy some sunnies or buy AU$1.50 beers. I’d also recommend walking to markets in Kuta - as they are so close - and mastering the art of bartering. Also, get a cab or transfer up to Ubud and see what inland Bali has to offer with extreme sports like whitewater rafting and the Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
The Staff Picks hotel package at The 101 Bali Legion also includes free wi-fi with really strong connectivity, 4 free beers on arrival, and a free buffet breakfast until 10am – definitely value for money! On my Bali trip I also ate delicious traditional food, drank out of coconuts and I loved learning about Balinese rituals from our driver, Buddhi.
I would absolutely come back and stay at The 101 Bali Legian – it’s a great, cheap and hot destination to relax and shop!
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