Mercure Bali Legian Hotel in Legian, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 11, 2019

Review of Mercure Bali Legian Hotel in Bali.

Mercure Bali Legian – Stylish, compact, and very convenient for all the action in Kuta and Legian.

Squeezed along the invisible border between Kuta and Legian, this hotel is new, central, and comfortable, showing no pretenses about opulence. Motel-style rooms are compact and functional, featuring Balinese art and colorful retro furnishings. Superior Rooms face the busy ground-level pool and have no balconies, while most Deluxe Rooms do have balconies but overlook the main road (which is even noisier). The rooftop pool with its trendy music and funky lounge chairs is favored more by the younger crowd, while others may prefer lounging about the ground-level pool and its attached children’s section. The Mercure faces a very busy intersection but traffic is often at a standstill and therefore, not that noisy. Honestly, it’s all about the location, location, location.

Mercure Bali Legian – The Location

  • Address: In the middle of the most popular tourist region in Bali. Corner of Jalan Melasti (called Jalan Sriwijaya) just over the intersection and Jalan Legian (the main road through Legian and Kuta).
  • Area: At a major intersection along the invisible border between Legian and Kuta. Surrounded by all the facilities both areas provide. About 500m 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 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: All the facilities in Legian and Kuta.

Mercure Bali Legian – The Basics

  • Guests: Most guests seem to be couples and small groups under the age of 40. The hotel tries to attract families but more space, serenity, and facilities can be found at other nearby resorts.
  • Kids Club: The Kids Corner is comparatively low-key, with children’s movies some nights.
  • Beach: The beach is about 600m away (7-minute walk), via Jalan Melasti road. Wide and shady, with drink stalls on the white sand. Waves can often be more suitable for surfers, however, so take care and swim between the flags.
  • Views: Most rooms face the road, stone path, adjoining hotel, or best, the pool inside. Those on the 5th floor overlook the noisy second pool.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Deluxe King rooms feature a sizeable plunge pool.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout the hotel for all guests.
  • Parking: Almost no parking is available onsite on this very busy corner. Think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 938 6100
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: accorhotels.com

Mercure Bali Legian – Amenities

  • Pool: 3 pools. At ground level, shady, and set up for families. Children’s pool attached. A nicer and less busy one on the 4th floor (almost on the rooftop) featuring loud music and funky décor.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: The modest spa and gym have limited space but are adequate.
  • Other Facilities: Business Center.

Mercure Bali Legian – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Between the lobby, pool, and roadside, the Ancak Restaurant & Lounge offers tasty meals all day, including vegetarian options and children’s meals. The hip Lounge Bar attached serves cocktails, wine, and snacks.
  • Breakfast: Not included in the rates.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Mercure Bali Legian – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Rooms • Deluxe Rooms with Balcony • Family Rooms • Junior Suites • Executive Suites • Deluxe King with Plunge Pool
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms or public areas but OK in the gardens.
  • Best Room: The Deluxe King with Plunge Pool is nearly twice the size of the standard rooms. Also quieter and features a sizeable pool.
  • For Families: Some rooms and suites have connecting doors but the best option is a Family Room. These have a double bunk bed (for children under 12) in the same room.

Mercure Bali Legian – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Walkable to everything that Legian and Kuta have to offer.
  • 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 Kuta/Legian is madness. Motorbikes are easy to rent and useful for getting around the backstreets of Kuta and 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, provides services all over Bali from its office on Jalan Legian street in Kuta, about 1.5km south of the hotel. (10-minute drive).

Mercure Bali Legian – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

Places listed below are within 500m along Jalan Melasti, the main street to the beach from the hotel.

Shops

  • The hotel is along the main shopping street, Jalan Legian, with endless minimarts and other shops of various quality in both directions. A more congregated and varied selection of places to eat, drink, and shop in comfort is at the world-class Beachwalk Shopping Center. On the beachside road in Kuta, going south. 20-minute walk (1.6km) or 17-minute drive (3.5km).

Mercure Bali Legian – The Hotel

The hotel is located in the popular tourist area of Legian.

The hotel is along Jalan Legian, the main road through the most popular tourist region in Bali.

The hotel is located right in the middle of Kuta and Legian.

The Mercure is at a busy intersection along the invisible border between Kuta and Legian.

The hotel's contemporary design is very likable.

The hotel features a likable contemporary design.

The on-site Ancak Restaurant serves food through the day.

The Ancak Restaurant between the pool, lobby, and roadside, serves meals all day.

The bright lounge bar is next to the restaurant.

Alongside the hotel restaurant is the brightly-decorated lounge bar.

The main pool has a lot of natural shade.

The main pool at ground level is nicely shaded.

The main pool has an attached children's pool.

It is located at the back of the hotel, and has a children’s pool attached.

The second pool on a higher floor is popular with the younger crowd.

The second pool, almost on the rooftop, is more popular with younger guests.

Rooms facing away from the road are quieter.

Rooms facing inwards, away from the busy road, are quieter.

Most of the pool-facing rooms have a balcony.

Most rooms that face the pool feature a balcony.

The rooms are comfortable and have a simple decor.

Rooms are reasonably spacious and feature an understated décor.

The spacious Junior Suites have a contemporary decor.

With a contemporary décor, the Junior Suites are particularly roomy.

Suites have modern and functional furniture.

Furniture in all suites is modern and functional.

The delightful Bella Italia café is opposite the hotel entrance.

Opposite the hotel entrance is the delightful Bella Italia café.

Jalan Melasti by the hotel has several eateries and bars.

A quieter selection of places to eat and drink is along Jalan Melasti, the street between the hotel and beach.

Coffee Corner nearby is a great place for drinks and sandwiches.

Close to the hotel along Jalan Melasti, Coffee Corner is a terrific place for drinks and sandwiches.

Coco Warung serves a range of tasty and affordable food and drinks.

Also along Jalan Melasti, Koko is a classic Kuta eatery serving all sorts of tasty and inexpensive food and drinks.

Coffee House nearby features a Mediterranean-style setting.

The Coffee House, near the Koko, provides an adorable Mediterranean-style setting.

Lemongrass serves authentic Thai food in a well-shaded courtyard.

Further down Jalan Melasti from the hotel, Lemongrass offers a well-shaded courtyard and authentic Thai food.

Warung Kampung serves excellent Indonesia food.

Set back from Jalan Melasti street, the delightful Warung Kampung specializes in Indonesian food.

Sidewalk Café is an inviting cafe by the beach.

The Sidewalk Café nearer the beach along Jalan Melasti is also very inviting.

Beachwalk Shopping Center has several shops and eateries.

Only 1.5km from the hotel, the world-class Beachwalk Shopping Center is home to about 200 shops, cafés, stalls, and bars.

Kuta Beach is within walking distance from the hotel.

About 500m from the hotel is the renowned Kuta Beach.

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