Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
What We Love
- Gender wayang musicians play mesmerizing gamelan music under the fountain pagoda each morning
- The 165-foot infinity pool is so vast that even when the property is full it never feels crowded
- Spa suites have their own treatment room and a separate entrance for the therapist
What To Know
- There’s a kids club and kids pools on-site, but the property is best suited to couples
- The smallish beach is a letdown, and though the staff cleans it daily, it can be peppered with garbage
- The resort just added a few brand-new residences
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Spread across 10 acres, the Regent Sanur deviates from the typical timber-and-Hindu-shrine design of most Balinese resorts. A constant throughout is the kawung, a Javanese batik pattern which appears in giant wooden lattice screens, in ceramic designs and in ceiling reliefs. Local materials include Indonesian marble and coconut (the lobby’s ceiling is inlaid with thousands of tiny squares of polished coconut shell). Rooms are divvied up among four-story buildings topped with red tile roofs that wrap around the main fountain. Interiors by Bangkok’s Blink Design Group employ a palette of browns and warm grays to mirror the coastal setting. Ornamentation is kept to a minimum, with simple displays of orchids and small towers of bamboo poles. The lobby, with high ceilings and mammoth wood screens, opens out to a lounge where the main table is a giant polished teak trunk, concrete armchairs are finished in smooth white pebbles, and deep sofas sit under traditional carved-wood joglo canopies.
Bed and Bath
All 94 guestrooms are butler-serviced suites, and each is split-level, which cannily redefines the proportions. The bedroom comes with a kingsize bed and sliding doors that lead to a 300-square-foot covered balcony (they can be double that size in the larger suites) with kawung-pattern metal screens, ceiling fans, a TV and a daybed that’s as comfortable as any night bed. Rooms follow the less-is-more maxim, with embellishments limited to bedside stands, small shield-like art pieces made of petrified wood and lotus-shaped wall sconces (one of the few concessions to Balinese design). They’re also cleverly conceived: The air conditioning in the bedroom automatically shuts off when the sliding doors are opened, the balconies’ metal screens provide privacy but allow the sun’s rays to stream through, and the lights are controlled by a simple single switch. Marble bathrooms have egg-shaped tubs, conical sinks, L’Occitane toiletries and smart lighting; the walls are embossed with panels of iridescent shell.
The main restaurant, Layang Layang, serves pan-Asian fare. The prawn chili noodles are sensibly spicy; the Southeast Asian dessert cendol is refreshing, not cloyingly sweet, as is often the case; and the cocktail/mocktail menu is embarrassingly long. The open-air Nyala Beach Club & Grill, next to the infinity pool, is cooled by sea breezes and has a view of Lembongan Island. The menu devotes itself to seafood and meat (dishes can be made vegetarian), such as sizzling chicken satay and beef served in a clay fire pot. The seven-treatment-room spa is cunningly hidden under the fountain — blink and you’ll miss the entrance. Treatments focus on Asian disciplines; the reserved therapists are deceptively strong. Overall the staff is as gracious and full of smiles as one would expect in Bali, but it’s also surprisingly willing to engage in meandering conversations. A narrow boardwalk/pathway separates the resort from the unremarkable beach, and since all beaches in Indonesia are public, you’re as likely to see local schoolkids and Australian backpackers as fellow guests, though in reality the beach is mostly empty.
In the Area
The Regent is set on a lightly trafficked road, but it’s just off Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur’s main drag, which is lined with galleries, jewelery shops, souvenir stores, pizzerias, French restaurants and Balinese boites. It’s also where you’ll find the Nogo Bali Ikat Center, which sells high-end traditional hand-woven tie-dyed fabric, housewares and clothing. The former house of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres, who moved to Bali in 1932 and wed a local dancer, is now the Museum Le Mayeur, and it offers a broad selection of his paintings and his considerable trove of Balinese art.
How to Get There
stay for 2 nights, our first time on sanur beach area in Bali.
the hotel have direct access to Sanur beach.
hotel location is somewhat hidden on the small street.
its old hotel, renovated just a little bit, old furniture.
if the electricity is down then you must call the technician to come to your room to fix the television channel.
bath room is spacious.
the hotel's garden is beautiful.
the staffs is very nice and very quick to come when you call them.
GREAT service but the room is not fairmont standard for me. (Fairmont just buy this hotel from other hotel few years ago)
stay on February, 2019
Everything about our stay was excellent - food, room, location, staff, especially the young man, Era, who looked after our room, we couldn't fault anything. We ate at three restaurants in the complex and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
We had a fantastic stay at the Fairmont Sanur and the location is excellent, close to local restaurants and metres from the beach. Breakfast is excellent, great choices and indoor and outdoor seating. Staff are exceptional at this resort, names come to mind Dany, Putra, Nora, Clarence, made our holiday with their amazing service and smiles each day. The hotel grounds and gardens beautiful. We ate at the pool restaurant one night and that was exceptional. We ate at the main restaurant on our last evening and that was just ok. Spa is exceptional and probably one of the highlights but it is expensive.
Gripes, generic toiletries shower gel and shampoo in large bottles and only Le Labo soap which was bit of a let down as all other Fairmonts provide the full Le Labo range. Hairdryer in the room, its a girl thing! but they were travel dryers and not very good. Tea/Coffee provisions in the room could be better brands.
We loved our stay, 9 nights and loved Sanur.
First ... some truth in advertising! We are definite Fairmont fans. Too date we have been to forty-three properties in Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. So while we definitely have a bias for them, we tend to be quite judging of them, measuring them against the qualities we have experienced in so many other properties. Every aspect of the Fairmont Sanur Beach measured up to we have grown to expect and love with Fairmont. From the moment we arrived, we felt special because of how we were treated. In fact, for the first day or so, I actually felt a little self-conscious because of how much we were looked after! The staff in every aspect of the property that we used were unbelievable, no matter if it was at the front desk, the doormen, the restaurants, or the spa. Our room (and the property itself) was beautiful and in classic Fairmont style, was decorated to reflect the local culture. In fact, when you looked into our bathroom from the hall (and didn't see the toilet, etc), it actually looked kind of like a museum with all of the local art. Not only will we return for another visit, but I will be recommending it to my clients (I design group tours around the world) - something I definitely wouldn't do if I was 100% comfortable. Thanks for a great visit!
This hotel is a wonderful, tranquil place to relax en enjoy in Bali. Situated on beachfront property with all nessassry amenities. We stayed in one of the villas with a private pool it was heaven. Fairmont hotels are just the best, would recommend this hotel to anyone. There is also easy access with a car service to all other areas in Bali