Prime Plaza Suites Sanur in Sanur, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 18, 2019

Review of Prime Plaza Suites in Sanur, Bali.

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – Fully-equipped apartments in an unappealing location offset by facilities galore.

Although facing the very busy bypass road, this resort is somehow remarkably quiet – and certainly huge. The spacious, bright, and modern suites-cum-apartments offer functionality over tradition. All feature fully-equipped kitchens, spacious lounge/dining areas, and 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, each with a separate bathroom. The main pool is truly massive, shaped like a lagoon, and sparkling blue. And a vast amount of activities are offered at the extensive Camp Splash! Kids Club. The downside is that no shops or cafés are nearby, so hourly shuttle buses whisk guests around Sanur and to the private Sand Beach Club.

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – The Location

    (Formerly the Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites.)

  • Address: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, the road that detours around the edge of Sanur, a more relaxed region in southern Bali.
  • Area: Unexciting area along a very busy road. Virtually nothing of interest nearby, so guests will frequently use the free hourly shuttle bus to the shops, restaurants, and 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 25 minutes (14km), depending on traffic.

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – The Basics

  • Guests: Overwhelmingly caters to families who want the special facilities rather than a beachside setting.
  • Kids Club: Camp Splash! Kids Club is newly-renovated and fully supervised. Offers an exciting array of activities and facilities, including movies, 30m waterslide, basketball court, climbing gear, games arcade, playground, and even rabbits and birds to admire.
  • Beach: The nearest beach is Pantai Karang, about 600m away, but quite difficult to reach along meandering backstreets. Far better to take the free shuttle bus to the private Sand Beach Club (3.4km, 8-minute drive) operated by the resort.
  • Views: Most rooms face the gardens and/or pool, but a few do overlook the very noisy bypass road or the far quieter access path.
  • Kitchen: Suites feature large, fully-equipped kitchens with dining areas attached.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

  • Extras: Guests will rely regularly on the free hourly shuttle bus. It goes to the sister hotel (Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur – 3.4 km, 8-minute drive) in the more appealing northern area of Sanur, the private Sand Beach Club, Hardy’s Supermarket, and anywhere else in Sanur.
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Wi-Fi: Available free throughout the resort for all guests.
  • Parking: Ample free and secure parking on site, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 289 166
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: spps.pphotels.com

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – Amenities

  • Pool: The main pool is huge, shaped like a lagoon, sparkling blue, and meanders between the blocks of rooms. Separate children’s pool with a 30m waterslide.
  • Spa: Huge amount of therapies and massages, with packages lasting up to 3 hours at the Bougainvillea Spa. Even special treatments for the kids.
  • Fitness Center: None.
  • For Families: Baby-sitting. Games area. Playground.
  • Activities: Many offered, including classes in cooking, snorkeling, jewelry-making, and even magic. Birthday parties can be arranged. Futsal pitch. Basketball court.
  • Other Facilities: Minimart

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Terrace Restaurant – All-day dining inside and out. Themed buffets most nights, especially catering for families. • Pool Bar – Moreish cocktails, healthy juices, and light snacks. Happy hours and DJs most nights.
  • Breakfast: Can be included, but must be booked as part of an inclusive deal.
  • Room Service: Available during restaurant hours – 6.30 am to 8.30 pm.

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – Rooms

  • Room Types: Suites with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms (some with balconies) • 3 Bedroom Loft Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in the rooms, but is permitted elsewhere.
  • Best Room: Suites are fairly similar, with the number of bedrooms varying. The quietest ones will be furthest from the main road, and on the top floor, further from the pool.
  • For Families: Only offers suites (which are like apartments). Large and fully-equipped, they are ideal for families of up to 7. With kitchen/dining areas and 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, each with an attached bathroom.

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Walking around Sanur is more pleasant than most places in southern Bali, but not along the bypass road in front. With flat roads and minimal traffic, cycling is also popular, but again, not along the bypass road. Instead, hop on the resort shuttle bus to its sister hotel, rent a bicycle down the side-street, and explore Sanur along the 6km-long beachside path.
  • Public Transport: The bemos (decrepit minivans with bench seats) that ply the main street through Sanur won’t come this far north, unless chartered.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: Driving anywhere in Bali is not recommended, but renting a car is possible at agencies all over Sanur. Motorbikes are also easy to rent and useful for getting around Sanur – less so for elsewhere in southern Bali. Taxis are plentiful, cheap, and comfortable, and the best way to go anywhere in southern Bali. For longer trips, charter a car with a driver. This can be arranged at any travel agency or better, through the hotel.
  • Shuttle Bus: To reach any town outside of southern Bali and one that is popular with tourists (e.g. Ubud), buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. Some companies pick up guests from their hotels, while services for Perama, the only island-wide operator, leave from its office only 220m down the side-street from the sister hotel (accessible via free shuttle, then a 3-minute walk). The Kura-Kura Bus company links Sanur with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes, confusing.

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

Far better to use the free shuttle service anywhere to Sanur or the sister Prime Plaza Hotel. Along the quiet side-street which the Prime Plaza Hotel faces are several inviting options:

Shops

  • A few minimarts along the main road, but nothing else. Take the free hourly shuttle bus to Hardy’s, a supermarket with a few other shops attached, which is very modest compared to Kuta. 6-minute drive (2.6km).

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali – The Hotel

The isolated resort on the busy bypass road offers free shuttle buses to the beach and other facilities.

The resort is rather isolated along the busy bypass road, but accessible by free and regular shuttle bus to the beach and other facilities in Sanur.

The closest beach is 600m away.

Sanur is a quieter and more relaxed region in southern Bali. The closest beach to the resort is 600m away.

The resort has a massive main pool and a children's pool with a long waterslide.

Apart from the massive lagoon-shaped main pool, a special pool is set aside for children and features a 30m waterslide.

The resort features a futsal pitch and a basketball court for children.

Among many facilities for the younger ones is a futsal pitch and basketball court.

The large playground offers lots of shade.

The playground is extensive and offers some welcome shade.

The Bougainvillea Spa also offers treatments for children.

Within the resort grounds, Bougainvillea Spa even offers special treatments for children.

The Terrace Restaurant has garden-side seating.

The Terrace Restaurant provides tables among the gardens.

The Pool Bar serves good cocktails.

The Pool Bar offers an extended selection of cocktails and beers.

Guests can take the free shuttle bus to the private Sand Beach Club.

A free hourly shuttle bus takes guests to the private Sand Beach Club in a quiet section of Sanur.

The resort sports Sanur's largest games room.

The games room at the resort is probably the largest in Sanur.

Camp Splash! Kids Club has separate areas for different age groups.

The Camp Splash! Kids Club is divided into special areas according to ages.

Movies are shown on a large screen on most nights.

On most nights, a screen is set up to show movies for the entire family.

Pleasant 4-story buildings house the suites.

Suites are in appealing 4-level buildings.

Suites feature spacious main bedrooms with modern art.

The main bedroom in the suites is spacious and features modern art.

The family-friendly suites come with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms.

Suites contain 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, and so are ideal for families.

Suites come with dining areas and fully-equipped kitchens.

All suites also feature fully-equipped kitchens and dining areas.

The family-friendly suites are very spacious.

There is plenty of space in the suites for the family.

Guests can take the free shuttle to the sister property and dine at Cameng Restaurant & Bar nearby.

There is nowhere really to eat near the resort, so take the free hourly shuttle bus to the sister Prime Plaza Hotel and try the nearby Cameng Restaurant & Bar.

Made Two is located right next to the Cameng.

Next to the Cameng, only a minute walk down the side-street from the sister Prime Plaza Hotel, is Made Two.

Ananda Beach Restaurant is at the end of the side-street and within walking distance.

At the end of the side-street, about 400m from the entrance to the Prime Plaza Hotel, is Ananda Beach Restaurant.

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