At Long Last, St Regis Bali Resort


I wanted to stay at St. Regis property for some time after I saw gorgeous and beautiful pictures of St Regis Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. However, the cost per night, even with promo or special offer, still is too high for our budget. But then, I finally found a way to make it happened

My longing to experience a luxurious stay at St Regis became fulfilled, when we stayed for one night at St Regis Bali Resort during our short trip to Bali (Oct. 2014).

Welcome to St Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua.

Welcome to St Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua.

Local instrument playing in the lobby to welcome guests.

Local instrument playing in the lobby to welcome guests.

Hotel Overview

The hotel is located in Nusa Dua about 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar. It offers an exclusive complimentary return airport transfer in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz sedan. We only used this service on departure day, as we stayed in Sanur when we 1st arrived. This service was awesome. The driver took care of everything for us and did not leave until we entered the area for passengers only.

St Regis Bali is a five-star luxury resort offering all suites and private villas for accommodation. Guests are assigned their own Butler, to help and give service for all your needs. They can unpack your luggage, iron your shirt, make coffee in your room, make reservations for dinner, spa, etc. Their signature St Regis Butler Service is available 24 hours.

As a category 7 Starwood property it requires 30,000 Starwood points per night to stay here for free. I booked our one night stay using Points and Cash (15,500 plus $290 US), took the offer to upgrade to a pool villa for additional cost $100. Our total cost inclusive of tax & service fees for one night was around $480 breakfast included. Not bad, for regular cost for this villa was going for $1350.

This is why I love points & miles, they allow us to experience luxury at a fraction of the regular costs.

Check-in

We felt like VIP’s as soon as we arrived. The staff greeted us with our names and ushered us into the open air lobby; asked to seat on the sofa as we wait to be checked-in. They also gave us welcome cocktails. Our assigned Butler introduced himself (forgot his name) and said he’ll take care of us during our stay. He showed us around for a quick tour of the property, then took us to our room.

St Regis hotel lobby

St Regis hotel lobby

Tour of the propery

Symbol of St Regis filled with flowers.

Symbol of St Regis filled with flowers

Grounds of St. Regis Property.

Grounds of St. Regis Property.

More landscaping...

More landscaping…

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Our Pool Villa #107

The suite is beautifully appointed, spacious with a separate living room, a writing desk, a walk in wardrobe closet with built-in cabinets.

Walk-in wardrobe closet.

Walk-in wardrobe closet.

A separate living room area.

A separate living room area

The bathroom is very nice with a free-standing tub, a separate rain shower and two TV (one mounted on the wall, the other by the tub).

Spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower.

Spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower.

We went out to have spa treatment & dinner outside of the hotel, and returned late. We saw our bed was decorated with towels shaped into a big heart and 2 swans.  I’m sure because I mentioned on our reservations that we are celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary. And found a pleasant surprise when we returned very late, a decadent cake. What a nice touch!

Our bedroom (king sized bed were sold out).

Our bedroom (king sized bed were sold out).

Outdoor space

I’m not sure which one I like better, the indoor or outside, both are equally amazing! There is a covered patio furnished with a daybed, table and 2 lounge chairs. A private courtyard and with a plunge pool; and a most comfortable cushioned gazebos.

Covered patio with day bed, table & lounge chairs.

Covered patio with day bed, table & lounge chairs.

The cushioned gazebo.

The cushioned gazebo.

Our private plunge pool.

Our private plunge pool

Dining Experience

Our room rate included a lavish breakfast spread (all you can eat) at the Boneka restaurant. You can order any dish from the menu, as well as partake any food from the buffet table. This has to be the best breakfast ever. Unfortunately, we could not “pig out” as we have  reservations for another fantastic dining experience for brunch just in  few hours.

The Boneka Restaurant.

The Boneka Restaurant.

As many have recommended, we started off by ordering from the menu their popular dish, lobster omelet.

Lobster omelet

Lobster omelet

Their lavish Buffet

Their lavish Buffet

Sunday Platinum Brunch at Kayuputi, their other restaurant was another exquisite dining experience and one I highly recommend. Reservations are required in advance. At Bali’s standard the cost is quite expensive ($110 US per person), but definitely worth it. See this link for a separate review, http://wp.me/p2jCGg-xA.

Kayuputi restaurant

Kayuputi restaurant

Pool facilities

There are only 2 public pools at this property, the lagoon pool and the main pool.

The lagoon pool

The main pool surrounded by covered cabanas.

The main pool surrounded by covered cabanas.

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Main pool with view of the beach.

Main pool with view of the beach.

A beachfront splendor

It boasts a beachfront splendor with a stunning white sand beach, and clear turquoise waters.

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Conclusion: This place is so luxurious, so beautiful with stunning beach and amazing foods; coupled with outstanding service…what’s not to like. One day for sure ain’t enough to enjoy what this resort offers. I’d like to stay longer when we come back.

 

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