February 19, 2016

Bali, Indonesia: Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar; hotel review


Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar  Jl Danau Tamblingan 99a, Sanur, +62 361 8497 000.  4 stars.  338 rooms.  Pool; children’s pool; beach club passes; fitness room; poolside massage.  Restaurant; swim-up pool bar, lobby bar. 

Located in the heart of the popular Sanur beach area, with plenty of shops and restaurants located just outside the property, this stylish hotel has a Balinese touch.  A large open-air lobby is a comfortable place to gather and to people watch.  A large free-form pool with wonderful lukewarm water dominates the interior courtyard.

pool at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

There are plenty of lounge chairs, and many of them are sitting right in the shallow water—the way I like it, and perfect for toe-dangling.

pool at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

More lounge chairs await on the nearby beach, reachable by a 10-minute walk or free shuttle ride.  I think the best guest rooms are those on the bottom floor with their own little shallow plunge pool right off the deck.

plunge-pool rooms at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

But I did like my third-floor room with a private whirlpool tub for four on my outside deck.  And I liked that it looked out to the roofs of village homes, and I could hear the roosters and other animals in an adjacent barnyard in the morning.

third-floor guest room view at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Room decor is contemporary, with soothing earth tones and wood trim.  White cotton sheets and duvet cover keeps things comfortable.

guest room at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Bathrooms have a Toto toilet with all the bells and whistles.  Shower and toilet stalls are separated by opaque glass, and the counter is extra-large.  All rooms have a balcony, and the A.C. is gentle, quiet, and efficient.  Breakfast in the morning is in an open-air restaurant by the pool.  I favored an area in the back that fronts a quiet residential road, and I adored the French toast with papaya jam.  

breakfast room view at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Sanur beach and shops:

Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia


restaurant by Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia


shopping street by Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia


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5 comments:

  1. I would love those shallow plunge pools by the first floor rooms!!!

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  2. Looks like a perfectly relaxing stay. Hope we can make it to Indonesia sometime soon.

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  3. You hooked me with the French toast with papaya jam! I've always wanted to visit Bali and this place looks so relaxing. Love the idea of the private whirlpool tub for four on your outside deck!

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  4. I've never been to Bali but it looks lovely. I like all the trees around the hotel, makes it look very peaceful. And it would almost be worth going just for the papaya jam...

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  5. This hotel looks familiar is this close to the airport? I love the amenities and look for the outer rooms and interiors

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