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
What can I say. I stayed at this hotel the 2nd leg of my trip and I still can't stop thinking about it. When you approach the hotel you will be amazed by the simplicity of it's beauty. The rooms are minimalist but beautifully put together. They prepare a welcome drink in your room as they complete check-in, both are sensational and another reason I would go back. Having direct access to potato head is an extra perk as those day beds are hard to get but not if you are staying at Katamama. I simply enjoyed my stay here and if we go back, we will def be staying at the Kat again.
Incredibly nice hotel with a great concept. The stuff ist always very friendly, courteous and helpful. The katamama Hotel offers a very good breakfast and I love the coffee.
We would definitely stay here again.
Thanks a lot and many greetings :-).
We spent 3 nights here and we loved every second! We actually hardly left since we walked in, only to go to Potato Head which is part of Katamama. I love how conscious a place this is, but you still get all the luxuries you are after. The room is super cool, i love the red bricks. The toilet is the longest toilet design I've ever seen in a hotel room, fully equipped with bathtub and shower. The best thing about this room is the bed. Oh my goodness how comfortable!
I love all the little beautiful friendly touches, such as the little sweet treats they left in the room every day, the welcome drink was also a fantastic touch with the Akademi mixologists coming right to your room to put together a yummy homemade cocktail for you. The service is excellent and friendly, you feel like you are coming home to family, the food is yummy and a good healthy variety. If you are staying at the Katamama then you are able to book the day beds at Potato Head which is a massive plus, which can otherwise be a massive headache.
Again, I loved everything about this place and how environmentally and people conscious this place is. Keep it up you are doing a great job!
My friend and I stayed at Katamama for a week and enjoyed every single minute of it. From the moment we arrived at the drop-off spot, we were warmly greeted by the friendly staff "Welcome Home!" who took our luggage and dropped us off to the lobby with the buggy (Like a stretch golf cart).
The check-in experience at this hotel is unlike any other hotel that I've ever stayed at. We were greeted again at the lobby which has a very unique, warm and hip feel, and went straight to our room. The check-in process happened in the room in a very informal way while also giving us a rundown of the amenities. Our room was awesome and had a special cocktail bar with snacks, mixologist kit, and an ice chest that stayed full for our entire visit.
The hotel itself is very special and upon reading one of the books in our room, I discovered that every part of Katamama and the materials used for construction was done in a very thoughtful way to pay homage to the local artists in the different regions of Bali. Most folks wouldn't even notice this but I thought it was cool.
Finally, Katamama is attached to Potato Head Beach Club which is the best in Bali with an unforgettable sunset view. We enjoyed preferential treatment at Potato Head as Katamama guests and was able to reserve day beds for the sunset view without a problem.
Highly recommend this hotel if you're staying in the area.
Special shout out to the hotel for suggesting surfing with Dani. Dani is the man! Caught more waves in one day than I have my whole life. Great for all levels. Taken to a local break for a nice relaxing day of catching waves.