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
An absolutely fantastic experience! My girlfriend and I stayed here for 9 nights and by the time we left it felt like a second home. The 'mini' bar and cocktail making station in the room was a real treat after an 18 hour journey from London, the 24 hour room service menu was both broad and very high quality and the room itself was 10/10.
We particularly liked the VIP treatment you receive at Potato Head Beach Club inc. priority of the beds at the front of the club, as these are very hard to book without staying at Katamama, as well as receiving great recommendations from the front of house staff who helped us book both restaurants and outings inc taxi's/travel (thank you Carina and team for all your help!). If we make it back to Bali again, we'd stay here in a heart beat.
Sam & Casey
The most lovely Place to stay , i stay many times in Katamama and every time i feel at home right away. professional lovely staff, best food in MOVIDA restaurant, the Rooms are so well designed to feel calm and relax from the moment you enter the room.
To have a dinner party a the Terasse of the rooftop suite its a event that you will never forget.
Thank you to have a Home away from home
Alejandro and the Katamama staff, I want to congratulate you on continuing to deliver the most amazing experience. My friend from Paris and I were quite simply spoiled rotten. Thank you for being so accommodating and welcoming. I very much look forward to my next stay.
Good hotel... connection to Potato head is the best . The food is great , looking forward to come again ! The downside is a long road walk down to the Main Street thought they are kind enough to take us by buggy...
This stunning hotel has created a lasting memory for me due to the fabulous experience. Every member of staff goes above and beyond to make your stay true paradise. The food was just delightful, the bed was so comfortable and we had a view that no money could buy. Alex the manager went out of his way to ensure that our stay was unforgettable. The location was perfect and being able to reserve a day bed at Potato Head Beach every day gave this hotel the extra edge and Potato Head Beach its self is a must go to venue in Bali. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone travelling to Bali.