The Andaz Bali is a luxurious resort in Bali’s Sanur neighborhood with plush accommodations and a very nice breakfast spread.
Andaz Bali Review
After a night at the Hyatt Regency, I moved next door to the Andaz. The two properties are connected by footpath.
This hotel was double the price of the Hyatt Regency (about $270), but I was not about to pass up the opportunity to give it a try while in Bali.
If you do happen to be starting from the Hyatt Regency, just follow the signs for the Andaz. It’s a 5-7 minute walk.
You can also enter from the street:
A welcome drink was offered at check-in:
Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted and checked in, then escorted to my room. I had been upgraded to a lagoon access room, 3103, in the Dangin building.
The bathroom was large, with a separate tub and two sinks.
Large closet too:
I loved the room itself (it reminded me of the layout of Hotel Sofia in Barcelona), but the coolest part of the room was the terrace which had direct access to a pool leading out to the beach. A superb design!
The room is well-appointed with power plugs on virtually every wall as well as USB-A ports. Controlling the lights can be a bit challenging, but you will get the hang of it.
In-room coffee and tea included a Nespresso machine and a cute green tea kettle.
At Andaz hotel, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks in the minibar are also complimentary:
I even loved the alarm clock in the room, which was such a nice change from the usual digital clock (often 20 minute off).
Laundry service, shoe shine, and sandals for use on the property were also present in the room.
I loved the souvenir case the room key was placed in.
As lovely as the guest room was, my favorite part of this property was the Village Market Breakfast in the morning. Rather than buffet-style (beyond the bakery), you are presented with a large menu and invited to order as little or as much as you want off of it:
Not only was the selection excellent, but so was the quality.
A very enjoyable breakfast…excellent coffee too.
Breakfast runs until 11:00 am.
The hotel offers a lounge for hotel guests with snacks and drinks available throughout the day (and alcoholic drinks nightly between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM). Cigars are offered for sale.
Pools + Beach
In addition to several pools, this is a beachfront property with
Food + Drink
I mentioned the breakfast, which offers a blend of the four restaurants which make up the Village Square:
- Wok Wok – Indonesian favorites
- Blue Oven – Mediterranean cuisines
- Fire Fox – Asian steakhouse
- Deli & Bakery – coffee, tea, dessert
The Fisherman’s Club is located on the beach and is open for lunch and dinner daily and breakfast on weekends.
Finally, in room dining is available 24/7.
Spa + Fitness Center
A spa and fitness center are shared by the Hyatt Regency next-door, though feels much more like it is part of the Regency than the Andaz. That said, I understand it made little sense to construct a separate spa and fitness center for the two properties.
The entire spa complex is large with a swimming pool as well as several ponds with lily pads used for decoration.
Gender-segregated locker rooms include a whirlpool and sauna.
The fitness center includes mostly cardio equipment, though there are free weights and resistance machines available.
Service Issue + Recovery
I had a service issue here that I did choose to address. I’ll do a separate post on this, but to make my review complete, I will say here that I did encounter one surprisingly hostile employee at breakfast who refused to make me coffee (cleaning it was tool late even though breakfast was still running for five more minutes), but the hotel handled the issue perfectly.
I had a very nice stay at the Andaz Bali. Overall, the service was wonderful and the room and common areas were great. Best of all, though, was the breakfast menu, which had virtually everything you could have wanted and was all top-quality. I would return to this resort.