Febri’s Hotel & Spa in Kuta, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 25, 2019

Review of Febri’s Hotel & Spa in Bali.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – Functional and convenient mid-priced family option.

Located in the heart of Tuban (also called South Kuta), this modest hotel is only a short stroll from two malls, the Waterbom waterpark, and Tuban beach, and barely 1km from downtown Kuta. Rooms, all in motel-style blocks well away from the busy road, are simple but certainly comfortable, with a wide veranda/balcony. The large pool at the front features elephant spouts and welcome shade from frangipani bushes, while another smaller one is set further back from the road. Considerably more affordable than most in the region, Febri’s caters well for families, with rooms for up to 5, a (tiny) playground, a (large) pool, and an ideal location.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – The Location

  • Address: Along Jalan Kartika Plaza, the main road through Tuban, commonly known as South Kuta. Kuta itself, the most popular area on Bali, is about 1km north (13-minute walk).
  • Area: Endless facilities up and down the main road, and about 300m from the beach.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This takes about 8 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Facilities at Kuta. Waterbom waterpark. Discovery Mall. Lippo Mall.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters well for all, especially families seeking midrange rates and a midtown location.
  • Beach: The hotel is on the other side of the main road from the beach, which is open to the public and about 300m away. Cut through one of the beachside resorts, such as the Bali Dynasty or Anvaya.
  • Views: All rooms face the gardens and/or pools.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at this sort of midrange hotel.
  • Parking: No parking available, and think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • Wi-Fi: Available throughout the hotel, but check whether it’s free in the rooms when booking.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 754 575
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: febrishotelspabali.com

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – Amenities

  • Pool: Surprisingly, 2 pools. The main one is noisier but shadier, with an elegant layout. A smaller one at the back is quieter.
  • Spa: Large and impressive, offering treatments in dedicated rooms or in private massage huts called ‘spa cottages’.
  • Fitness Center: None.
  • For Families: Tiny playground. Outsourced child-minding services.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: Facing the main road, with some tables further back, the open-air Febri’s Restaurant & Bar is likeable. Huge selection, hearty serves, and live music nightly.
  • Breakfast: Included free for all guests but double-check if booking the Quad or Quintet Rooms.
  • Room Service: Limited service available during restaurant hours of about 7 am to 8.30 pm.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard Rooms • Superior Rooms • Family Rooms • Quad Rooms • Quintet Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms but permitted on the verandas/balconies and elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The more spacious Superior Rooms are in a quieter part of the hotel.
  • For Families: Quietly located at the back of the hotel, the Quad Rooms accommodate 4 people while the Quintet and Family Rooms can fit in 5. Standard Rooms can covert the sofa into a single bed, and many have connecting doors.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – 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. (10-minute drive).

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

Shops & Markets

  • Oodles of shops in both directions. Kuta’s second and third-largest malls are within a short walk: Discovery (500m north of the hotel, 6-minute walk) and Lippo (300m south of the hotel, 3-minute walk).

Attractions

  • About 550m north of the hotel is the world-class waterpark, Waterbom, with slides, rides, and pools equally popular with adults and children. 7-minute walk.

Febri’s Hotel & Spa – The Hotel

The hotel is located on Tuban's main road, also known as South Kuta.

The hotel is along the main road through Tuban, more commonly called South Kuta, which is part of the most popular region in Bali.

The resort is smaller compared to neighboring mega resorts.

Febri’s is one of few smaller and mid-priced hotels among a region dominated by mega resorts.

It's easy to navigate the resort, and the staff is very friendly.

The hotel is small so it’s easy to get around and the staff is more personable.

The main pool is very big.

The main pool is a very good size, considering there are 2 pools and not that many guests.

The main pool is surrounded by lots of trees offering plenty of shade.

There is enough natural shade at the main pool.

The second pool is more popular with families.

A second pool at the back of the hotel grounds is quieter and more popular with families.

The waiting room of the spa is big and elegant.

The waiting room indicates the size and elegance of the hotel spa.

The small playground is not that impressive.

The playground at the hotel is unlikely to excite too many children.

The spacious on-site restaurant offers a good menu.

The spacious hotel restaurant offers a wide selection of meals.

The Family Rooms are located at the back of the hotel.

Many of the larger Family Rooms are at the back of the hotel, further from the main road.

The Standard Rooms face the pool.

Standard Rooms are in a block facing the pool.

The rooms on the top floor are quieter.

Rooms along the top floor will be quieter.

The spacious rooms have a simple decor and feature towel origami.

All rooms are spacious and feature an understated décor (and the cutest towel origami).

Oceans 27 Beach Club at the Discovery Mall features tables in the water.

Guests can dangle their feet at the Oceans 27 Beach Club at the back of Discovery Mall, 500m north of the hotel.

Segara Asian Grill has a beautiful pool for its guests.

The Segara Asian Grill, alongside Oceans 27, offers a gorgeous pool to guests.

Bebek Tepi Sawah is well known for its duck.

Less than 150m south of the hotel is Bebek Tepi Sawah, renowned for its bebek (duck).

Kafe Batan Waru is located in Lippo Mall, close to the hotel.

At ground level in Lippo Mall, about 300m south of the hotel, is the elegant Kafe Batan Waru.

Ganesha next door serves excellent Indian dishes.

Alongside the Batan Waru, Ganesha serves up exquisite Indian cuisine.

Bali Fish Market nearby serves excellent seafood.

Just a few meters from the Batan Waru and Ganesha is the Bali Fish Market, the place for seafood.

Lippo Mall's food court has excellent options.

Lippo Mall is home to an impressive food court, with all sorts of tempting options.

Discovery Mall is also within walking distance of the hotel.

The multi-level Discovery Mall is Kuta’s second-largest and only 500m north of the hotel.

Tuban beaches are either non-existent or gray and gritty.

Beaches at Tuban are hit-and-miss: non-existent near the Discovery Mall, and often gray and gritty elsewhere.

The best beach is in front of the Bali Dynasty resort 300m away.

All beaches are open to the public, and the finest stretch of sand near Febri’s is in front of the Bali Dynasty resort, about 300m away.

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