Bali Dynasty Resort Hotel in Kuta, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 21, 2019

Review of Bali Dynasty Resort in Bali.

Bali Dynasty Resort – No beach frontage, but outstanding for families.

While this resort does not directly face the ocean and therefore, no rooms provide sea views, guests can still enjoy the private beach club very close by. The main pool, with its ‘waterfalls’, volleyball nets, and swim-up bar is truly massive, while another caters for children, and a third is for adults only. All rooms are very comfortable and those for families feature bunk beds for up to 3 children. Most overlook the pool and gardens but some do face the carpark and entrance road. The location is ideal: walkable to the Discovery and Lippo malls and Waterbom waterpark. And the younger ones would also enjoy the cheerful kids club, waterslide, and playground within the pool.

Bali Dynasty Resort – The Location

  • Address: Along Jalan Kartika Plaza, the main road through Tuban, commonly known as South Kuta. Kuta itself, the most popular area in Bali, is about 1.2km north (14-minute walk).
  • Area: In a block off the main road, and the resort fence just 50m from the sea. Endless facilities in all directions, accessible along the road or beachside path.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This takes about 10 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Facilities at Kuta. Waterbom waterpark. Discovery Mall. Lippo Mall.

Bali Dynasty Resort – The Basics

  • Guests: Overwhelmingly for families, so child-free couples may find it too crowded and noisy.
  • Kids Club: The cheerful Kupu-Kupu Kiddies’ Club is one of the finest in Bali, with (unusually) a separate area for teenagers (10 to 16). Impressive range of activities and facilities, as well as movies and courses in Bahasa.
  • Beach: The resort doesn’t actually face the sea but the beach is accessible along a lane, about 100m away from the main pool. The sand is gray and often gritty, which is typical of Tuban, but more appealing in the special beach club area.
  • Views: All rooms overlook the gardens and/or pools, but a few do face the entrance road and carpark. Exceptions are the handful of Luxury Tent Villas which do face the sea from a distance.
  • Kitchen: The Executive Suites and Family Suites contain a kitchenette.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
  • Parking: A few free and secure spots for parking but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • Extras: Hospitality Lounge for late departure and early arrivals. Bicycle rental.
  • Wi-Fi: Free in the lobby and restaurant/bars, but may not be free in all rooms.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 752 403
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: bdr.pphotels.com

Bali Dynasty Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: 3 pools. The one massive and elegant enough for ‘waterfalls’ also has a swim-up bar. The children’s pool features a playground inside, 56m-long waterslide, and tipping buckets that make the younger ones scream with delight. The adults-only Lazy Pool is far quieter.
  • Spa: The Ashoka Spa is as big and brassy as the resort. Abundant range of treatments, some unique, and a few suitable for children. Also, a sauna.
  • Fitness Center: Large and well-equipped.
  • For Families: Kids Water Fun Zone with playground inside the children’s pool. Special deals for children’s meals. Baby-sitting.
  • Activities: Plenty of activities offered, especially for families, e.g. origami and costume-making. Also, classes in Indonesian language, cooking, and art. Ping pong.
  • Other Facilities: Ice-creamery. Boutiques. Minimart. Travel agency. Hair salon. Moneychanger.

Bali Dynasty Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Sen5es – Open only for buffet breakfast to certain guests. • H2O – All-day dining and themed buffets with live music/dance at night. Alfresco, facing the pool, and open-plan kitchen. Popular for pizzas. Soothing adults-only cocktail lounge is one level above, especially romantic at sunset. • Golden Lotus – Authentic Chinese. Dim sum at lunch, as well as chili crabs and Peking duck renowned across Bali. • Queen’s of India – At the street front, offering a swish décor and curries to die for. • Café Piazza – Open all day for pastries, sandwiches, light snacks, coffee, and juices. Very comfortable chairs and sofas.
  • Bars: Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub – Bali’s first Irish pub is still one of its finest. Guinness, authentic grub, and live music nightly. Snooker tables, TV sports, and quiz nights add to the appeal. • Sunset Bar – Very casual and extremely popular during extended happy hours. • Sunken Bar – Classic swim-up bar, enticing happy hours, and late closing. • D Lounge – Cocktail lounge at the lobby for people-watching, business meetings, and live piano music.
  • Breakfast: Included for all guests.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Bali Dynasty Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Deluxe Terrace Rooms • Deluxe Pool View • Family Garden View • Family Studios • Kids Suites • Family Pool View • Family Suites • Executive Suites • Luxury Tent Villas
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms but permitted elsewhere.
  • Best Room: For something quite different, stay in the adults-only Luxury Tent Villas. This is 5-star ‘glamping’ within a rooftop garden offering unobstructed sea views. Secluded and very romantic.
  • For Families: All rooms designed for families are spacious, with an attached Kids Suite containing bunk beds for 3. Many other rooms have connecting doors, while rollaway beds and cots for smaller children can fit into most other rooms. Family Suites feature a kitchenette, living area, and 2 bedrooms and bathrooms.

Bali Dynasty Resort – Local Transport

  • Walking: Walkable to everything that Tuban and Kuta have to offer.
  • Public Transport: In lieu of any public transport, the Kura-Kura Bus company links Tuban and Kuta with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes confusing.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: To go anywhere within southern Bali, hire metered taxis which are abundant, cheap, and comfortable. For longer distances, organize a chartered car with driver (for a negotiable fare) at the hotel. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, and renting one in Tuban/Kuta is madness. Motorbikes are easy to rent and useful for getting around the backstreets of Tuban/Kuta/Legian, but not so elsewhere in southern Bali.
  • Shuttle Bus: To reach another town outside of southern Bali, e.g. Ubud, buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. The main operator, Perama, offers many services from its office on Jalan Legian street in Kuta, a 25-minute drive away.

Bali Dynasty Resort – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

Shops & Markets

  • So many minimarts and shops in both directions, accessible via the beach or road. Kuta’s second and third-largest malls are within a short walk: Lippo, 500m south of the resort (6-minute walk) and Discovery, 550m north of the resort (7-minute walk).

Attractions

  • About 650m north of the resort (8-minute walk) is the award-winning Waterbom waterpark, with slides, rides, and pools equally popular with adults and children.

Bali Dynasty Resort – The Hotel

The resort is located in Bali's most popular tourist district of Kuta.

The resort is in Tuban, also called South Kuta, part of the most popular tourist region in Bali.

The resort is located in a quiet area off the main road.

The Bali Dynasty is set back from the busy main road, so it’s less affected by traffic.

The resort is located 100m from the sea and the beach.

The resort doesn’t actually face the sea, which is about 100m from the main pool. But the beaches around Tuban are usually gray and often gritty.

All 2 swimming pools are very popular.

The 3 pools at the resort are always popular.

The large pools even feature waterfalls.

The pools are large enough to feature ‘waterfalls’.

Group activities are organized in one of the pools.

One of the pools is especially popular with families when activities are held.

There is also an adults-only lazy pool.

The adults-only Lazy Pool is distant from the other 2 noisy pools.

The Kids Water Fun Zone has a playground in a pool.

The Kids Water Fun Zone features a playground inside a special children’s pool.

The lobby hosts a minimart and multiple boutiques.

Around the lobby area are a minimart and several boutiques.

Gracie Kelly’s is Bali's first and one of the best Irish pubs.

Within the resort, Gracie Kelly’s is Bali’s first Irish pub, and still one of the very best.

The Upper Deck at H2O is open all day and offers buffet with live music and dance.

The Upper Deck at H2O offers all-day dining, including themed buffets with live music and dance at night.

Sen5es cafe only serves breakfast.

Also within the resort, Sen5es is open only for breakfast.

The Sunset Bar is a popular place to hang out.

The Sunset Bar is a charming place where adults often hang out.

The on-site Ashoka Spa offers treatments for children as well.

Within the Bali Dynasty, the Ashoka Spa provides a wide range of treatments, including some for children.

The resort has plenty of gardens and ponds.

The overall design of the resort is very appealing, with plenty of gardens and ponds.

All accommodations offer only garden or pool views.

Not based along the beach, all rooms and suites face the lawns, gardens, and/or pools.

All rooms are spacious and colorful.

Even the lowest level rooms are spacious and colorful.

All rooms open to either a patio or a balcony.

Full-length windows lead to the patio/balcony.

Family rooms feature a separate room with a bunk bed.

Families are well catered for, with a separate room featuring bunk beds for the young ones.

Garis-Garis Restaurant close-by is a good Indonesian restaurant.

About 300m south of the resort, the Garis-Garis Restaurant serves Indonesian food in a very shady setting.

Oceans 27 is an excellent beach club behind Discovery Mall.

Oceans 27 is a delightful beach club at the back of the Discovery Mall, only 550m north of the resort.

Segara Asian Grill is a classy joint.

Alongside Oceans 27 is the equally swish Segara Asian Grill.

Kafe Batan Waru restaurant at Lippo Mall is very good.

On the ground floor of Lippo Mall, 500m south of the Bali Dynasty, is the classy Kafe Batan Waru restaurant.

Ganesha is a very classy Indian restaurant.

Next to Kafe Batan Waru is the very classy Ganesha Indian restaurant.

Bali Fish Market is the best seafood restaurant in Tuban.

And very close to the Batan Waru and Ganesha, this restaurant is the place in Tuban for seafood.

One of Asia's finest waterparks, Waterbom, is right next to the resort.

Within a short walk of the resort, Waterbom is regarded as the finest waterpark in Asia.

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