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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As far as contemporary and innovative these guys are killing it. If this hotel was a person I’d marry him!! Create your own cocktail bar with in the know and bespoke ingredients. A hotel that also actually offers you a quality alcoholic beverage as a welcome drink!! Now that’s a first!!! At the risk of sounding like alcohol is all that matters, let me complete the picture...this is the Richard Branson of hotels. Innovative thinking- check in personal and unique in your own room. Eliminates the headache of hotel reception hanging. I’m an Interior stylist and they have got their elements and principles of design totally covered. Fabulous interiors. Don’t let the unobtrusive exterior trick you- they well and truly know what style is! Largest bathroom I’ve ever enjoyed! Fabulous fittings and furniture. I can’t fault it! Wonderful pillows, beds, mod
Cons, truly full kit out as far as a real bar and in room gourmet goodies go! And the final
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Generous supply of ice cubes to keep you chilled at all times without the hassle of having to run or ask. Cleverly located and linked adjacent to Potato Head Beach Club, rooms are truly sound proofed yet you get the royal treatment at this adjoining club giving you the choice of mixing it with the wannabeseens or hiding out in the quiet Katamama pool. From zero to 100 it’s all at your fingertips, the choice is yours. Just turn the dial to where you want it. Excellent food beverages and unforgettable personal service in all areas of the hotel. Though not a cheap hotel it is Excellent value and offers a superior experience in all respects compared to the many other five stars I have enjoyed. Ticks more boxes than any othe stay I’ve had anywhere. Just do it !!!
Stayed in Katamama for 3 nights and I'm glad that I chose Katamama over all the other wonderful hotels and villas in Seminyak. Beautifully decorated hotel with services to match. It's directly connected to its sister bar, Potato Head beach club and with access to a beautiful beach, one can't really asked for more.
I stayed in their rooftop suite, giving me access to its open deck terrace for a breathtaking view of sunset.
Ths hotel is very nice and cool with direct access to the beach for sunset and PotatoHead for Parties!
The staff is very cool and professional, the breakfast tremendous, the rooms are beautiful and the bartender coming to your room for a welcome drink directly made in front of you is just very cool!
My girlfriend loved the stay, I personnally had a problem with constant noise during the night, not music around or party but as if someone was going back and forth on stairs with high heels and this pissed me off.
That is why I only put medium, my girlfriend had a good steay, I found the hotel very nice and cool but the fact that I barely slept is a bad point to me.
nowadays with so many options to stay in bali,,it’s always nice to find a place that stands out. katamama is that place. i love its chic design, spacey room. the shower is amazing. upon arrival a bartender will come to your room to mix your cocktails. it has direct access to Potato Head and public beach. the breakfast is served until afternoon.
my room was facing Mrs. Sippy which plays really loud music at night. it bothered me a bit but not too much. so all in all it’s a great stay and i would definitely come back.
We had the most amazing stay at Katamama. Originally we were tossing up between here and the W and we are sooo glad we chose Katamama. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the staff are amazing. Would definitely stay again.