by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 4, 2019
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Legian Beach Hotel – Expansive, convenient, long-established, and popular with families.
The extended entrance flanked by numerous ponds of goldfish epitomizes this spacious, Balinese-style resort. Located on the border of hedonistic Kuta and tranquil Legian, Legian Beach Hotel faces a peaceful beach and seaside path. Resort facilities are numerous (including tennis courts and surf shop), two beachside pools are inviting and offer shade, and the gardens are thick with foliage and dotted with trickling fountains. Standard rooms are smallish but comfortable enough, while secluded and traditionally-designed bungalows appear dated, but have been lovingly renovated inside. The Little Starfish Kids Club offers more interesting activities than other resorts (e.g. Balinese dance and squirrel feeding), as well as a games room that older children would enjoy.
Legian Beach Hotel – The Location
- Address: In the southern part of Legian, almost on the invisible border with Kuta, the most popular tourist region in Bali. The main entrance is on Jalan Melasti street, which is a one-way heading east and an extension of the main beachside road. There is also an entrance facing the beach.
- Area: Faces a lovely beach and the quiet non-vehicle seaside path. Plenty of facilities in all directions.
- How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This takes about 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
- Handy to: All the facilities in Legian and Kuta.
Legian Beach Hotel – The Basics
- Guests: Very popular with families, who are a major focus. Often noisy with children, but there are adults-only facilities also.
- Kids Club: Little Starfish Kids Club (for those aged 3 to 11) offers supervised activities such as traditional painting as well as movies. Games room offered for those aged over 11.
- Beach: Just across the path in front of the hotel, the beach is wide, shaded, and packed with drinks stalls. Be wary of waves, however, and swim between the flags.
- Views: Most rooms face the gardens and/or pools, while any promised ‘sea views’ may disappoint.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Premier Pool Villas and Deluxe Pool Villas feature a sizable pool and jacuzzi.
- Wi-Fi: Free throughout the resort for all guests.
- Parking: A few free and secure spots at the reception area, but think long and hard before driving anywhere Bali.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (0)361 751 711
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: legianbeachbali.com
Legian Beach Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: 2 large pools. Both face the beach and feature a bar, plenty of shade, and lounge chairs alongside the lawns. One is for adults only while the other has a special area for children.
- Spa: The Usadha Spa provides an impressive selection of therapies and treatments.
- Fitness Center: The Stay Fit gym is not as good as those in rival resorts but should satisfy most guests.
- For Families: All sorts of activities offered such as feeding fish and squirrels and lessons in fruit-carving and Balinese dancing. Children’s menus. Kiddie pool.
- Activities: Tennis courts. Ping pong. Cooking lessons. Classes in tai chi.
- Other Facilities: Hairdressing salon. Surf shop.
Legian Beach Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Ocean Terrace Restaurant – All-day dining, facing the sea. Bright décor, soothing live music nightly, and weekly buffets with traditional music/dance. • Gino’s Pasta & Pizza – Classy Italian bistro alongside the beachside path offering great sea views. Long lunch-only menu of fish, pasta, pizza, plenty of tempting desserts, soups, and appetizers. • Lais Restaurant – Gino’s turns into Lais at dinner time. For tasty Indonesian, e.g. ayam betutu chicken, satays, and sticky desserts. • Bale Banjar Restaurant – Open mainly for breakfast but also Plan B for outdoor cultural events when it rains. • Yuyake Teppanyaki – Above the Bale Banjar, for exquisite sea views and excellent Japanese cuisine. Classy décor and flamboyant teppanyaki.
- Bars: Ole Beach Bar – Gorgeous setting between the main pool and beachside path. Super-comfy seats and open until midnight. Patio above serves food all day. • Siku Bar – Cocktail lounge with vibrant décor. • Coco Pool Bar – Sunken bar with thatched roof alongside the adults-only pool. • Frangipani Bar – Another bar alongside the main pool surrounded by namesake bushes.
- Breakfast: Not normally included, unless booked in a special package.
- Room Service: Available 24/7.
Legian Beach Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Superior Rooms • Premier Pool Villas • Deluxe Pool Villas (1 or 2 bedrooms) • Deluxe Garden Villas (1 or 2 bedrooms) • Deluxe Beach Bungalows • Deluxe Garden Bungalows • Deluxe Family Rooms • Superior Family Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms but permitted on balconies/verandas and elsewhere in the resort.
- Best Room: The Premier Pool Villas are new, modern, secluded, and spacious. One jacuzzi in the divine bathroom and another attached to the private pool.
- For Families: Many rooms have connecting doors and almost all accommodation can fit in at least 1 extra single bed. The Deluxe Family Rooms are ideal: split-level, offering space between adults and children. Superior versions have separate bedrooms on the same level.
Legian Beach Hotel – Local Transport
- Walking & Cycling: Walkable to everything that Legian and Kuta have to offer. Cycling on the path alongside Legian Beach is great fun. Ask the hotel about bike rental.
- Public Transport: In lieu of any public transport, the Kura-Kura Bus company links 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). Drivers hang about street corners but it’s best to organize this through the hotel. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali and renting one in Legian is madness. Motorbikes are easy to rent and useful for getting around the backstreets of Kuta/Legian/Seminyak 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, provides services all over Bali from its office on Jalan Legian street in Kuta, about 2.5km from the hotel by taxi. (15-minute drive).
Legian Beach Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
These places are within 350m of the main resort entrance along Jalan Melasti street.
- Warung Kampung (0)852 3820 5004 – The ‘Village Food Stall’ is an adorable respite, 100m back from the road. Authentic local food and genuine hospitality. 2-minute walk.
- Sidewalk Café – Asian food, burgers, and pizzas served at tables on the footpath and quieter ones upstairs. 2-minute walk.
- Koko Bar and Restaurant – Classic Kuta eatery, varied menu, quiet setting, and super-friendly staff. 3-minute walk.
- Drink Drink Drink Bar – Far better than the average neighborhood bars. Inviting décor, friendly staff, and extended menu of beers, wines, and liquors. 4-minute walk.
- Lemongrass Thai Restaurant – Classy and authentic, with garden-style setting and air-conditioned comfort inside. 4-minute walk.
- The main shopping street, Jalan Legian, is about 450m (6-minute walk) east along Jalan Melasti. A more congregated and varied selection of places to eat, drink, and shop in comfort is at the world-class Beachwalk Shopping Center. South down the beachside road in Kuta, 1km away – quicker by foot than taxi. 12-minute walk or 25-minute drive.