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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We stayed at three different hotels during our trip to Bali, Katamama being the final one. From the moment we arrived It completely surpassed our expectations. We loved absolutely everything about the hotel from the design & aesthetic, the rooms, facilities and overall concept. It was our favourite hotel in Bali overall. The most exceptional feature of the hotel was the team. They were all absolutely wonderful. They made us feel very special from the moment we checked in to the moment we left. We were treated like VIP’s for the entirety of our stay. This didn’t feel forced or pretentious in any way. It came across completely natural, warm and genuine. Fysh and Nicholas in particular were amazing!
As hotel gusts we had priority access to potato head beach club. The hotel reserved us vip beds overlooking the ocean which we absolutely loved. The atmosphere, food and again the exceptional team there made our time very special. We can’t wait to come back!
Simply amazing. From ambiance, to its location, to the staff... as compared to the many other hotels around Seminyak at the same price point (we paid about S$500 a night), I really think that it was worth every dollar and would definitely return the next time we visit Bali.
One thing i found exceptionally helpful and nice too, was that Katamama offered us an empty suite to wash up before our flight back to Singapore as we spent the last couple of hours lounging at Potato Head (which had some sort of tie-up with Katamama I'm presuming?)
And best of all? Only guests of Katamama were able to use the front cabanas (facing the beach) at Potato Head... I mean, what more can we ask for?
Not just a place to bunk but an accommodation with character - the moment you step in, you will be greeted with an unfamiliar concierge unlike the conventional hotel lobbies. A walk through of the hotel would then be provided to get a better grasp of the concept they operate on - Hotel staffs are always on hand at every instance, catering to personalized needs, great team overall (best amongst other luxury resorts i've stayed on the island)
Thanks Alenjandro for accommodating.
Dear family in Katamama,
We spent our honeymoon and being spoiled by the warmest smiles and services during our stay. Also a greeting card from Mr. Alejandro (thank you, mate), what a nice gesture and we decided that very second to take it home with us 🤭
It was a long holiday and the crowds were beyond expected, they tried their best to find us a daybed in Pothead, but it was fully booked weeks before. So we ended up in our fantastic balcony, privately and facing another beach club with a G&T specially made in our room by the barista, what an intimate experience.
A fully thought architecture by Mr. Aang, the incredible sense of space & lighting create a comfy atmosphere and made us spend quality time at its best.
By the time we checked out, they gave us bracelets like we just came back from a temple and we will definitely come back to stay again in Katamama with a lil hope to enjoy sunset in Pothead 💝
Thank you and hope to see you again in the near future.
We chose the Katamama Hotel for our Bali wedding venue and honeymoon stay and had the most amazing time and a trip of a lifetime! We had an extensive list of needs prior to arriving and whilst we stayed and the team here lead by Fysh, Alejandro and Carina and the rest of the team including Adi and Tri went above and beyond to make us happy on every occasion. I could not have asked for a better venue for the most memorable event in our lives. I’ll definitely be back for a relaxing holiday very soon. Exceptional service and amenities.