INAYA Putri Bali Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 1, 2019

Review of INAYA Putri Bali in Bali.

INAYA Putri Bali – Affordable and convenient; not just another massive resort.

A pleasant and affordable Nusa Dua hotel with a convenient location. Rooms are stylish, compact, and hidden behind foliage; those at ground level feature patios that lead directly to the main pool. The pool itself is bi-level and has a somewhat odd layout – with the hotel lobby and café balancing on supporting pylons just above. Lawns are extensive and immaculate, and the beach is lined with funky, colorful lounge chairs. Perhaps best of all are the less expensive rates and location: within walking distance of the mall, golf course, and more affordable shops and cafés just outside the gate and along the public beach.

INAYA Putri Bali – The Location

  • Address: Within the southern section of the gated complex of 4 and 5-star resorts in Nusa Dua, a very popular tourist region in southern Bali.
  • Area: Faces a divine beach within the most tranquil and spacious part of southern Bali. More convenient to Nusa Dua’s facilities than most resorts.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This takes about 25 minutes (13km via the tollway), depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Golf course. Extra facilities outside the gated complex.

INAYA Putri Bali – The Basics

  • Guests: Most guests are couples, as the children’s facilities aren’t that impressive and those under 12 are not permitted in the villas. While trying to cater to everyone, it doesn’t seem to know its real focus.
  • Kids Club: Not as good as those at neighboring resorts, TAMAYA Kids Land features a colorful indoor play area in the gardens. Plenty of activities in the pool and on the beach, and lessons in Balinese art and dance.
  • Beach: Broad and clean, featuring white sand and calm water but little shade. Lined with funky lounge chairs and cabanas.
  • Views: Rooms are 150m+ from the beach, so none provide sea views. They all face the gardens, ponds, lagoons, and/or swimming pools. Villas are secluded behind walls.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Some ground-level rooms have patios with access to the main pool. Villas feature private plunge pools as well as direct access from secluded doors to the extensive communal pool.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout the resort for all guests.
  • Parking: There are plenty of free and secure spots, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 200 2900
  • Email: Send a message through the website inayaputribali.com
  • Website: inayaputribali.com

INAYA Putri Bali – Amenities

  • Pool: Interesting triple-tiered design, with an ambiance somewhat spoiled by its layout: a series of pylons jut out of the water to support the lobby and café above. There’s also a small children’s pool and a ‘river-style’ pool that meanders alongside the villas.
  • Spa: The exquisite and relaxing INAYA Dewi Spa offers intimate rooms and signature treatments.
  • Fitness Center: Located in the basement, likely underwhelming to regular gym goers.
  • For Families: Kids club. Children’s pool. Pool games. Beach volleyball/football.
  • Activities: Yoga and other exercise classes. Water-sports kiosk.

INAYA Putri Bali – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Ja’Jan Bistro – Casual all-day dining close to the beach. Italian and French cuisine a specialty. Extends onto the lawns with carts providing a ‘food market’ experience. • Gading Restaurant – Elegant dining throughout the day either in air-conditioned indoors or on breezy terrace. Focuses on Japanese, Chinese, and other Asian cuisine. Intimate at night. • INAYA Deli – Appetizing sandwiches, coffee, and homemade sugary treats. Open until the wee hours. • Homaya Restaurant – Indoors, extra-long communal tables, and open-plan kitchen. Specializes in Indonesian food but dinner only. • Bar Lounge – Sophisticated beachside setting with very comfortable lounge chairs. Long list of wines, cocktails, beers, and liquors. Tapas all day.
  • Breakfast: Not included but can be paid for when booking or day-by-day. Served from 7-11am in Gading Restaurant.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.

INAYA Putri Bali – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Deluxe Pool Access • One Bedroom Suites Garden View • One Bedroom Suites Ocean View • Two Bedroom Suites • Villas (with 1 or 2 bedrooms)
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms or public areas but permitted elsewhere.
  • Best Room: Villas (with 1 or 2 bedrooms) are particularly inviting: about 3 times larger than the Deluxe Rooms, with separate living areas, private plunge pools with gardens, and access to 24-hour butler service.
  • For Families: All rooms and suites can accommodate an extra single bed, some have connecting doors. Some suites and villas have 2 bedrooms.

INAYA Putri Bali – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: It’s often a lot quicker – and certainly more scenic – to walk along the beachside path than the main road through Nusa Dua. This road is flat and comparatively quiet, so it’s ideal for cycling. Ask the reception about renting a bike.
  • Public Transport: In lieu of any public transport or shuttle buses around Bali, the Kura-Kura Bus company links Nusa Dua with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes, confusing.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: To go anywhere within southern Bali, metered taxis are abundant, cheap, and comfortable. For longer distances, charter a car with a driver for a negotiable fare. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali; however, motorbikes are a fun and easy way to get around Nusa Dua and neighboring Tanjung Benoa but not elsewhere in southern Bali. All transport options can be arranged at the resort.
  • Local Shuttle Buses: Free shuttle buses link major hotels in Nusa Dua with the Bali Collection mall (see below). And this is a great way to reach other resorts, beaches, and facilities in Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa.

INAYA Putri Bali – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

Virtually opposite the main resort entrance is a gated roundabout. From there, the road (Jalan Pantai Mengiat) is lined with tempting cafés/bars. Many offer free transfer to/from the resort.

Otherwise, walk about 800m (or take the shuttle bus) via the beachside path or road to Bali Collection mall, and try:

Shops

  • Bali Collection is a delightful outdoor mall in Nusa Dua, with department stores, cavernous souvenir shops, and abundant cafés/bars. About 800m north of the hotel lobby, via the road or beachside path. Free hourly shuttle bus from the mall. 11-minute walk.

Attractions

INAYA Putri Bali – The Hotel

The resort is located in the popular tourist region of Nusa Dua.

INAYA Putri Bali resort is in the southern section of the gated complex of Nusa Dua, one of the most popular tourist areas in southern Bali.

The resort is very quiet as it is set away from the main road.

The resort is set back from the main road (which is very quiet anyway).

The resort beach features clean white sand and calm blue water.

The INAYA fronts a stunning stretch of beach, with clean white sand and calm blue water.

The resort offers funky lounge chairs on the beach.

Guests can use the funky lounge chairs on the resort beach.

The 3-level pool is huge but lacks shade.

The resort pool spreads over 3 levels but lacks shade.

The pool features pillars that hold the lobby area above.

The vast pool features strange design, with pillars supporting the lobby area above.

Extensive lawns spread out between the pool and the beach.

Between the main pool and beach are extensive lawns.

Gading Restaurant is known for its Asian fare.

The Gading Restaurant in the resort focuses on Asian food.

The Bar Lounge has a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails, and liquors.

Also within the resort, the Bar Lounge offers a long list of beers, wines, cocktails, and liquors.

The Bar Lounge also offers outdoor seating.

Some seats and tables at the Bar Lounge are placed along the terrace, offering breezes and views.

The resort has a bamboo juice bar by the beach.

A bamboo hut facing the resort beach provides healthy juices and other types of drinks.

The resort offers all kinds of water-sports for its guests.

Guests can organize all types of water-sports at a counter on the beach.

TAMAYA Kids Land is a smallish kids club.

TAMAYA Kids Land provides activities, but is not as large or engaging as those in other resorts.

The secluded villas are connected via a river-style pool.

Villas are in a secluded area, with a ‘river-styled’ pool meandering alongside.

Rooms and suites are housed in modern 2 or 3-story buildings.

Rooms and suites are in modern buildings of 2 and 3 levels.

The rooms and suites are too far for any sea views.

Rooms and suites feature balconies/patios but are too distant from the beach for any sea views.

Warung Yasa Segara café is very close to the resort via the beachside path.

Only a few meters from the resort via the beachside path is the pleasant Warung Yasa Segara café.

Genji Japanese Restaurant is in the neighboring Ayodya Resort.

One of several places within the adjoining Ayodya Resort is the Genji Japanese Restaurant.

The funky Aglio Ristorante is close-by.

Along a street outside of Nusa Dua but within a few minutes’ walk of the resort is the funky Aglio Ristorante.

The friendly Nyomans Beer Garden is close to the Aglio.

Very near Aglio is the friendly and shady Nyomans Beer Garden.

The outdoor Bali Collection mall is close enough to walk.

Bali Collection is a vast outdoor mall. About 800m north via the beach or road, or accessible by the hourly shuttle bus.

Aroma Fusion in the Bali Collection is a delightful cafe.

Aroma Fusion is one of many delightful cafés at the Bali Collection mall.

Kizuna is known for its excellent Japanese food.

Also at Bali Collection, Kizuna provides a range of superb Japanese food.

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