29 July 2017 | Hilton Bali Resort | Bali, Indonesia

Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Location info: The hotel is located around 30 minutes away from Denpasar airport on the East coast of Denpasar.  A few other luxury hotel resorts are also located along this stretch of beach, such as the Westin, Sofitel, Melia and Conrad which is I wrote about here.

Check in: I was welcomed as a Hilton Honors Gold member and offered a complimentary upgrade from a standard room to an Executive Club room.  This came with complimentary lounge access which meant it also included breakfast which I didn’t have on my original reservation.  I do not believe upgrades to the Executive rooms are an advertised benefit so this should be seen as the exception rather than the norm.

The room: The spacious Executive Club level room I stayed in featured a double bed, wide balcony with a table and chairs which had a sea view, a large bathroom with bathtub and shower and Crabtree and Evelyn amenities.  In room Wi-Fi was free for HHonors members and also as a benefit of the Executive rooms anyway.  Wired access was also available for those wishing to connect other devices.

Services and facilities: The executive lounge was located in a slightly odd location which required a combination of lifts, stairs and navigating around some odd turns and ramps but once found it is definitely worth hanging around.  There is an ‘adults only’ pool available on an elevated platform offering views of the rest of the resort and the sea, as well as plenty of space for dining and drinks.  The afternoon tea offered a selection of cakes, sweets and biscuits and a wide selection of teas and other hot beverages.  There is a two hour evening cocktail period where executive level guests have access to beers, wines, cocktails and spirits.  The staff were highly attentive throughout the day and came around to collect your drinks order before you got to the bottom of the glass which meant you weren’t without a drink for very long.

Summary: I have stayed in a couple of Hilton Resorts over the last few years, and the thing I like most is the consistency between them whilst still offering their own local character and charm.  I find Hilton Resorts to be is amongst the most consistent brands in the global hotel industry; wherever I am in the world, I know what I am getting at a Hilton Resort hotel and they rarely disappoint.

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