Hotel Tugu Bali
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes round-trip airport transfers, daily afternoon tea, and a welcome drink, a 15-minute foot and shoulder massage, and fresh fruit on arrival
- Exquisite collection of Indonesian art and antiques
- Free shuttle to nearby areas, including Seminyak
- The authentic spa, with its own healing center, where guests can whip up herbal cures
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Suited to couples looking for a quiet, romantic retreat. There are no kids facilities on-site
- There are some ongoing renovations to maintain and improve the property
- Rejang Suites are on the second floor and are accessed by a flight of winding stairs, so those with mobility issues should book ground-level suites
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Tugu Bali isn’t your typical Indonesian island retreat. Located in the sleepy town of Canggu, just steps from the beach, the hotel has ditched the identikit white-on-white design concept in favor of creating a true sense of place. The soaring thatched lobby is modeled after a traditional ceremonial hall and features a towering 16-foot statue of Garuda carved from a 120-year-old tree, and pillars adorned with carved wooden heads. It feels as if it were built for reliquary purposes rather than greeting guests.
Bed and Bath
All 22 rooms and suites are individually designed and housed in a series of low-slung buildings. Ground-floor Dedari Suites come with plunge pools and open-air bathrooms. Upstairs, Rejang Suites have balconies, massage beds, sunken tubs and a collection of paintings and objets d’art (not to mention killer ocean views). Both categories have four-poster canopy beds and lovely Old World charm.
Guests never have to dine in the same place twice, and each meal can be taken in a special setting. Enjoy an elaborate feast in the Bale Sutra, a 300-year-old temple, or tuck into a low-key meal in the property’s open-air waroeng, a traditional hut where dishes are cooked in an open kitchen. On the relaxation front, the spa’s six individually decorated treatment rooms feature antique chairs, massage beds made from old rice containers and traditional stoves to heat rocks and herbs and spices. Many of the products are made on-site, and there’s even an open-air healing center, where guests can learn how to whip up herbal remedies from ingredients grown in the resort’s own gardens. Limber up for an open-air yoga class or a Balinese dance class, or brush up your culinary skills with one of the cooking workshops.
How to Get There
Our overall experience at Tugu was great, the location is absolutely perfect. The rooms are spacious & clean. We would definitely recommend staying here, the reception area is very dark though but we thought it was the look they were going for.
Unfortunately we only had time for an overnight stay but the experience was very memorable for all the right reasons. The staff were amazing - friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had the best possible stay. In our short time we enjoyed massages, dinner and breakfast and i would highly recommend all.
The hotel prides itself on being a bit like a museum and the sense of luxury and history are found throughout the foyer and the bedrooms. I loved all the added touches of flowers throughout my room and left feeling like a very valued friend rather than a guest.
I hope to be able to return.
We ate in the Tugu restaurant on a Thursday evening and had a really luxurious experience. Our waitress Dayu was so friendly and helpful throughout the evening. She made some great recommendations and the food didn't disappoint! We were presented with an impressive platter of dishes to share on a large wooden dragon. Everything was so tasty and prices are really reasonable. There was also traditional Balinese live music and dancing on the stage which was brilliant. We're hoping to return during our short visit!