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
This was the final place we stayed in our two week trip around Bali. Totally unexpected, it offers the wow factor as soon as you enter the impressive lobby and our rooms had a four poster bed, a large round tin bath overlooking the beach and the room was raised high off the ground, making it feel magical. The rooftop bar and Japanese restaurant were amazing and some of the best food we had during our trip. Lovely, friendly staff and complimentary welcome massage and afternoon tea, made this one of our favourite places.
We stayed at Tugu Bali in mid Oct. the thing that stood out most was the hotel itself... it’s STUNNING. The owner is the largest collector of Indonesian art in SE Asia and it shows... you could be staying in a museum! Just wandering the gorgeous grounds is a cultural experience in itself. The staff were so well trained, friendly, helpful. Food was amazing, I’m vegetarian and it was so easy to eat well here, and my meat eater husband of course loved it too. The pool was great, rooftop was awesome, yummy cocktails. It’s right near Canggu town and beach so very convenient for walking to everything but also can be noisy at night due to clubs (if you like quiet I think you can just request a room set back from clubs when booking).
We stayed at Tugu Lombok as well and it was also magical. I think Tugu in general is just fabulous and it’s nice to support a high end local chain rather than the bigger intl companies with less character.
Hotel Tugu exceeded expectations on all fronts! After reading reviews, we decided to change our plans and stayed 2 nights at Tugu - we were so sad to leave! Everything from checkin to breakfast and the size of the room was awesome. The breakfast was SO good, and I do not say that lightly! Stop your back and forth comparisons and know that Hotel Tugu is the place to be in Canguu!