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.
How to Get There
The Katamama is the hotel attached to the Potato Head beach club, has a very chilled vibe almost like the after party from the vibrant PH beach club. The staffs are very attentive, food is excellent. The rooms are luxuriously spacious. And you do get a priority on the sun beds in PH, a big plus!
Only thing below par is the gym, the equipments does not match the levels set by the hotel.
We loved everything about this hotel - the room, restaurant, ambiance, location and service! The check-in is a completely different experience at Katamama than it is at any other hotel. The 'lobby' is actually a bar and you are greeted there by a member of their reception team who escorts you to your room to do your check-in there. During check-in, a bartender comes to your room and makes you a welcome cocktail in your in-room bar (which was amazing!).
The room itself was beautifully designed - modern and slightly quirky, spacious and comfortable. The room has a fully-equipped, beautiful bar which also comes with the most delicious, complimentary cookies (and you can ask for as many top-ups as you want). You are given a sweet 'treat' daily by the hotel, which were all amazing. We only had breakfast in the in-house restaurant but it was very tasty and there was good variety and a number of healthy options.
The service throughout the hotel is amazing and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is well located and you can easily walk to the main restaurant/shopping streets of Seminyak. One big perk of staying at Katamama is that you get priority access to Potato Head beds/tables.
Highly recommend this hotel - we will definitely stay here every time we come back to Seminyak!
As someone who travels frequently, I’ve never had a hotel experience that was brilliant enough to make me want to write a review, until now. We were tossing up between The W Bali and the Alilia and noticed this hotel. If you’re the same ignore both and pick Katamama. You get the luxury of Alila without the crowds, as well as VIP access to Potato head so you can people watch like at the W hotel.
The food is incredible, the rooms thoughtfully and beautifully presented and the service out of this world. We’ve stayed in $2000 a night hotels where the service wasn’t this good. From freshly ground coffee in the morning, to cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries and even a bartender delivered to your room.
Carina the Concierge has made this trip the easiest and most relaxed experience, no request has been too difficult for her, from sourcing protein powder to picking up Jewelry. The staff handled all our dinner reservations, booked the most incredible cooking class;l, organised day spa trips and even contacted the airline to help us move flights so we could stay longer. Seriously stay here. Like now.
My partner and I visited Bali and stayed in Katamama for a long weekend, for a birthday. The staff at Katamama made the entire experience go very smoothly! They even assisted with arranging a few extras such as balloons, champagne and a birthday cake to ensure it was all arranged prior to our arrival.
The facilities were spotless, with a well equipped gym and pool side yoga. The rooms were huge, well kitted out and lacked nothing!!
The 'VIP treatment' at potato head was the tip of the iceberg. We were always welcomed and hosted with open arms, they even provided a surprise birthday cake!!
We both agreed that we would without a doubt stay there again. It was absolutely amazing.
This was our second stay at the Katamama and, once again, it did not disappoint. From the overall design of the hotel down to the carefully selected details in the rooms, the Katamama continues to have a stylish and modern vibe, without losing the feeling of comfort. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and the breakfast is delicious. It’s well-located and the connection to the Potato Head Beach Club is the cherry on top!
Would definitely stay there again.