What We Love
- Showstopping modernist architecture featuring traditional Balinese materials like multi-hued bricks and flaxen teakwood planks
- The serene interiors where Danish Modern style blends with bespoke local crafts and textiles
- Exploring the surrounding streets of Petitenget, one of Seminyak’s most fashionable areas
- Complimentary access to the popular Potato Head Beach Club
What To Know
- While this is not a beachfront property, the sea is a short walk away
- Rooftop Suites have a staircase leading up to a private rooftop garden with views of the Indian Ocean; the rest look out into gardens of coconut trees and frangipani
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Created by the team behind Potato Head Beach Club, a trendy hangout on Petitenget beach, this 58-room hotel is setting new standards for contemporary Balinese design. Architect Andra Matin used traditional materials like mottled bricks, teakwood, and handmade tiles to create modern spaces inspired by midcentury esthetic trends. In an area filled with luxury resorts, Katamama stands out by championing Balinese artists and artisans, whose work is seen in indigo-dyed fabrics, geometric lamps and contemporary paintings throughout the understated yet super-chic property. Guests are encouraged to mingle with Petitenget’s thriving creative community, which the hotel facilitates through ongoing cultural programs.
Katamama’s roomy suites start at 850 square feet, enough space for king-size beds, living areas and open-air terraces outfitted with daybeds and dining tables. Their magazine-worthy décor includes a mix of locally made furnishings, original artworks and classic mid-century pieces like Thonet chairs designed by Le Corbusier and Louis Poulsen lamps. Larger Pool Suites (1,500 square feet) have private decks with plunge pools and canopied daybeds, and the even larger Rooftop Suites (2,880 square feet) lead to individual rooftop gardens where jacuzzis, outdoor showers, and lounge areas are strategically set up for unobstructed enjoyment of the Indian Ocean views.
For a boutique hotel, Katamama has an impressive lineup of epicurean options. Everyone converges at Akademi, the terrazzo-clad lobby bar led by British mixologist Dre Masso, who became an expert on local fruits and vegetables used in seasonal cocktails. MoVida, the main restaurant, is an outpost of the eponymous tapas empire from Australia. Then there’s Alchemy, a raw food eatery, and One Fifteen Coffee, whose baristas compete in world championships. And let’s not forget the poolside bar.
Petitenget, a small district perched on an uncrowded stretch of the Indian Ocean in Bali’s Seminyak region, has no shortage of stylish restaurants, bars, and boutiques plus an increasingly vibrant arts scene. Ngurah Rai International Airport is about 30 minutes away by car.
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We loved our stay at the Katamama. The location, although not beach front, is perfect and the room was an absolute delight. This is the perfect boutique hotel with a lot of attention to detail. The added bonus is being next door to Potato Head - this was a great way to start our Bali trip!
There’s something about bricks and wood that makes one feel safe. Our stay became quite special because of planned events. And for sure the rooms and suites provided a sweet haven for most of us. Space is always an inviting luxury but good design can bring you to the present moment You enjoy life, breathe and meditate taking it all in.
Food is exceptional but service could always improve, Especially living up to its brand and clientele.
We are visiting Bali (Seminyak) precisely one year after our first visit and chose Katamama since we recalled the Hotel from our previous visit to Potato Head Beach Club!
Awesome choice even in the midst of all the other brand name multinational mega chain hotels and we would very highly recommend it.
Primarily for the great Design and Decor and layout of the rooms and even better Quality of service and Excellent location.
Checkin and checkout were both a breeze. Every one of the friendly staff made us feel at home with a smile and attention to our choices.
Potato Head Beach cub which is a adjoining facility is a great place to unwind and party and also to enjoy local Indonesian food fare in the Kaum restaurant.
The concierge service was by far the best we ever had with the likes of Carina taking care of all our scheduling needs with lots of friendly and useful tips. She and her Team really made our stay special and memorable.
Surely we WIlLL be back!