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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I have to say I have been to Bali several times and this one is the best hotel I have ever stayed at.
As soon as you walk in the hotel the staff makes you feel like home. They are very courteous and friendly.
I was welcomed on my arrival by the General Manager whom made himself available for any enquiries we could have.
The design of the rooms is just amazing, they are very pretty and comfortable, specially the bed (see pictures attached).
I have to say I am not a big fan of eating at hotels (since I prefer to explore local food) but my partner preferred to stay and eat the hotel and the quality of the food was amazing.
The restaurant Kaum (right in Potato Head) is just amazing also, amazing local cuisine.
I have very much enjoyed my stay at Katamama and will definetly stay again when I return to Bali.
Stayed for about 6 days and the stay was very pleasant. From the homey, atmospheric lobby to the charming view the hotel boasts, I was very happy with the stay. The only negative point during my stay was that my room was only cleaned 3 or 4 times during my stay, even though I've personally asked the housekeeper I passed by at the corridor to clean the room when I left the hotel in the morning. There's also a bit of noise from neighboring Potatohead.
Too many luxuries to mention. Fresh cookies daily, massive shower with a tropical view, big comfortable bed, almost soundproof room from the wind etc, buggy service to the main road, private balcony with a sunbed, breakfast everyday in the restaurant was delicious. But most of all the staff! They remembered our names and how we took our coffee every morning, genuinely seem happy to be there and took pleasure in making our time there special. Whatever you're doing Katamama, keep doing it, it's working. Cant wait to come back
We loved our time at this beautifully designed hotel. I can not rate the staff and the surroundings highly enough. From start to finish we were made to feel so at home and so well taken care of. Our room was gorgeous, we loved chatting to the staff every morning at breakfast, and were glad we took advantage of the priority daybed booking at Potato Head beach club and enjoyed an incredible meal at their Kaum restaurant. We can’t wait to come back to Bali and stay here again. Thank you so much Katamama.
Cannot say enough good things. This hotel is clean and beautiful with great attention to detail. The amenities are outstanding. The staff is over the top - they go above and beyond to make you feel cared for and at home. The beach club is amazing as well. Highly recommend!