What We Love
- A blissful Bali stay at a brand-new hotel in Canggu, with breakfast and transfers includedTaking one of the hotel bikes out to explore Canggu’s enchanting mix of boutiques and lush rice paddies
- Surfing at nearby Batu Bolong Beach
- Watching the sun set over the ocean at the weekly rooftop movie event
What To Know
- The hotel is a 5 to 10-minute walk from the beach and the shops and cafes in the center of Canggu
- If the crowds in Seminyak are too much for you – Canggu is a great, much quieter, alternative
- Free WiFi is strong
Sometimes referred to as “The Brooklyn of Bali”, chilled-out and rustic Canggu is a refreshing alternative to some of Bali’s more built-up resorts. This relaxing spot is full of slightly overgrown rice paddies, bohemian beachside bars and charming winding streets and alleys. The Kirana may be brand new, but this hideaway embodies the same spirit of peace and relaxation. With a sparkling swimming pool, a luxurious spa and a gourmet restaurant, this boutique resort provides an ideal base for kicking back and exploring all that Bali has to offer.
The guest rooms here are elegant and stylish, with a deep, natural color palette, dark wood floors, private balconies and all the modern conveniences. Just a short walk away, you’ll find Batu Bolong Beach, as well as Canggu’s many shops and increasingly upscale restaurants. The hotel even offers a bike rental service if you want to explore further out. Chill out with a movie at the rooftop bar on Fridays, lounge away your days at the infinity pool, learn how to surf or visit some nearby temples – however you spend your time, you’ll be living the Bali lifestyle here.
Each Kirana room features a small private balcony that overlooks rice paddies or the hotel’s pool. Finished in rich earthy tones and warm colors, the aesthetic is inspired by traditional Balinese design. The rooms feature plush beds, elegant dark wood flooring, LED TVs and Wi-Fi.
The hotel’s restaurant, Koi Sate House & Grill, serves three meals a day, including a simple breakfast. Overlooking lush rice paddies, the restaurant offers a mix of delectable Indonesian specialties and Western dishes. You can also grab light bites, like pizza, fries and sandwiches, at the all-day pool bar. Canggu also has plenty of other dining options nearby, from a French bakery and Australian café, to Old Man’s – the legendary beach bar.
No trip to Bali would be complete without a heavenly massage, and Kamaya Spa has exactly what you need. In addition to the traditional Balinese massage, there are a variety of other styles on the menu here, along with facials and various nail treatments. There is also a small fitness room with a handful of machines.
Canggu lies just north of the lively towns of Kuta and Seminyak, on Bali’s western coast, about an hour’s drive from the airport. Seminyak’s trendy clubs, shops and restaurants are about 25 minutes away by car, as is Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot Temple. Day trips to Ubud are also available, and the front desk is always happy to arrange activities, such as surf lessons, horseback riding or river rafting. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach, with a wide array of stylish, chilled-out restaurants, cafés and bars within walking distance.
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I really enjoyed this hotel during my say. The staff was super friendly and very helpful when needed. The spa is amazing - and I highly recommend utilizing. This hotel is located in the best part of Canggu and isn't bothered by the noise of the street or neighbors. I would stay here again.
My husband and I took the Balinese cooking class and were taught how to make several local dishes, and once done had a nice dinner on the rooftop of there property. Sugik, Rian, and Chef Eri were all friendly and knowledgeable, which made for a fun learning experience. The staff take many photos, so once complete, you get an email containing the recipes from the class, photos, and a certificate of completion. Loads of fun, would do again!
Very disappointed in our stay. We stayed in a deluxe room, and were very surprised when we arrived to find how gross it was. Bed was fine although it had stains on the sheets. Many of the lights didn't work in the room (flickered, or were out all together). View was disappointing..cranes and construction. Bathroom was disgusting. Shower doesn't seal shut, so water gets everywhere when you shower. Not enough towels to wipe it all up. Toilet was gross..not very clean. Definitely didn't use the tub..ew. Basically the bathroom was the quality I would expect at a motel or worse.
Breakfast was actually good, but we ended up leaving a day early. Lost some money on that, but we didn't want to spend another night at the Kirana.