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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Worth every penny. Wonderful big spacious room and bath. Love the art deco interior design. lots of lovely touches especially the in-room bar and welcome cocktail!
I love the amenities supplied in the bathroom, smells and feels natural.
We loved the ala carte breakfast options, beats buffet anytime, and quaility of items are high, especially the coffee!
The swimming pool is almost always quiet, most people head to the beach club which is the main draw,
The staff are their greatest asset. Arya and Carina from concerige were always at hand to help sort anything out, be it restaurant suggestions or getting the daybeds at the beach Club.
Also special mention to Adi at the breakfast session in the restaurant, he looked after us each morning, and then moved over to the beach club to look after us even more!
Cant wait to be back!
This hotel is something special. the place itself, the care taken in the construction, the immaculate cleanliness, and the absolutely lovely staff make this place "one out of the box". It is owned by the Potato Head group, and easy access to the Potato head beach club is just one feature.
The only, ONE thing, about it I didn't like, was it's proximity to Mrs Sippy next door, who's selfish doof doof music impinges on the serenity of Katamama. If that didn't exist, i would try to rank Katamama at 6 stars even though it only goes up to 5.
Without doubt the best hotel I have stayed at in all the years I've been visiting Bali! I can't quite put my finger on what exactly it is, but I guess its a combination of the decor, sounds, smells & people that literally makes you forget everything and enter a zone of serenity the moment you step into the hotel.
My husband couldn't stop grinning for 10 whole minutes during the checkin. He was beyond ecstatic to be celebrating his 30th at Katamama.
The check in was flawless (no surprises there) but the game changer were the complimentary cookies and the welcome mojito. Handcrafted cocktails in your very room - yes please! And those cookies. I'm salivating just thinking about them.
We booked an island suite which is truly what dream are made of. I'm a sucker for aesthetics and our room checked all the boxes for us. The layout of the room is something I'd like to specifically call out. The bed overlooks the balcony - the greens and the blues can almost put you in trance. The bathtub also deserves a shout out. Rather enticingly, the bathtub is right next to a huge window overlooking the pool area yet giving you full privacy. With a candle and bath salts cleverly placed, you will ultimately give into the temptation of a sunset soak.
Service was impeccable - from requests of fresh coffee grounds at 7pm to reservation of daybeds at potato head, it was all a breeze.
Everywhere we went we were greeted with 'welcome home'. It didn't hit us till the last day when we were checking out that Katamama delivers a true home away from home experience. We cut short our shopping and came back to the hotel just to lounge and take in all the peace and quite.
We have stayed in 4/5 star hotels across the world including Katamama's neighbor W hotel but my husband said and I agree - Katamama will always be precious. The place you want to show off but yet preserve it for yourself. Thank you for spoiling us rotten and showing us a new way of living.