Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel in Kuta, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 11, 2019

Review of Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel in Bali.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – Mega-resort with impeccable location and superior luxury.

Along the invisible divide between Kuta and Legian, the Pullman enjoys a prime position with endless shops and cafés in all directions and the renowned beach just across the (busy) road. Behind a blocky, modern façade lie vast grounds are quite welcoming – but not distinctly Balinese. Most of the five-level blocks of rooms and suites face the gardens and/or pool; only rooms on the third level or above really enjoy genuine sea views. Facilities include a children’s pool and kids club, although better family-friendly resorts can be found nearby). The main infinity pool dominates the hotel grounds, while the gorgeous rooftop pool and lounge provide sublime views.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – The Location

  • Address: On the corner of Jalan Pantai Kuta road (which is one-way north) and its extension heading inland, Jalan Melasti. Main vehicle entrance faces the beach. Another side entrance is along Jalan Melasti.
  • Area: Faces the beachside road on the invisible border between Kuta and the quieter area of Legian, both part of the most popular tourist region in Bali. Across the busy road from the renowned Kuta Beach. Despite the name, the resort is more properly within Kuta, not Legian.
  • 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, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: All the facilities in Legian and Kuta.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters for all but most guests are couples or in small groups. Not so focused toward families.
  • Kids Club: Offers a few decent activities such as lessons in Indonesian (Bahasa) language and face-painting. It’s separated according to age groups (3 to 6 and 7 to 12), but the room seems somewhat cramped.
  • Beach: Just across the road in front of the hotel, the beach is wide, shady, and packed with drink stalls. Be wary of waves, however, and swim between the flags.
  • Views: Most rooms are distant from the beach, so don’t offer any sea views; instead they overlook the gardens and/or pool. One block of rooms faces the very busy road – only those on upper floors offer views of the ocean.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
  • 
Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Parking: A few free and secure spots are available, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 762 500
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: accorhotels.com

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: 3 pools. A lovely infinity pool in the middle of the grounds (which can get crowded). Another smaller infinity pool at the rooftop which offers views, breezes, and less noise. A third for children.
  • Spa: Wonderful dominant setting within the gardens. Vast array of treatments to choose from, some unique to the resort.
  • Fitness Center: Decent size with views of the gardens.
  • For Families: Cots. Baby-sitting. Kids club. Children’s pool. Children’s menu.
  • Other Facilities: Medical clinic. Travel agent. Cash machine. Moneychanger. Business Center. Snack shop.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: The [email protected] – Classy meals, including a children’s menu and plenty of vegetarian options. Inside seating and breezy terrace facing the pool.
  • Bars: G-Bar – Alongside the main pool for juices, cocktails, and snacks. • L-Bar – Near the lobby with chic décor. Open until late for cocktails and liquor. • IP-Bar – Alongside the rooftop pool for some of Bali’s premier sunset views.
  • Breakfast: Not normally included, but may be, depending on the type of room and method of booking.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Premium Deluxe Rooms • Grand Deluxe Rooms • Premium One Bedroom Suites • Exclusive Two Bedroom Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: Not permitted in the rooms but allowed almost anywhere else on the grounds.
  • Best Room: The Exclusive Two Bedroom Suites are over 3 times larger than the Deluxe Rooms and have a separate living area and extended balcony.
  • For Families: Many rooms have connecting doors. Most rooms can fit in an extra single bed, while the suites can squeeze in 2. Some suites have 2 bedrooms.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana – 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 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 2km south of the hotel. (14-minute drive).

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Almost every place along the beachside road is noisy and very few offer any sea views. Next to the main entrance, facing the beach, Bella Italia Kuta Beach offers a quaint Mediterranean-style setting and authentic food. 1-minute walk (85m).

Places listed below are within 500m of the side entrance along Jalan Melasti.

Shops

  • The main shopping street, Jalan Legian, is about 550m (7-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. On the beachside road to the south in Kuta, about 1km away. Far quicker by foot than taxi. 11-minute walk or 25-minute drive.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel – The Hotel

The resort is located in northern Kuta by the beach.

The resort is along the beachside road in the northern part of Kuta, the most popular tourist region in Bali.

The contemporary layout features rooms away from the sea and the main road.

The layout is contemporary, with rooms far back from the sea and busy road.

The extensive lawns feature plenty of hammocks.

The lawns are extensive and dotted with hammocks.

All 3 swimming pools are large and well-shaded.

There are 3 pools in the resort, each sizeable and shady.

Families prefer the smaller pool.

The smaller pool is popular with families.

The rooftop pool has an infinity edge.

Another pool with infinity edges is on the rooftop.

Couples prefer the rooftop pool.

The rooftop pool at the resort is popular with couples.

The rooftop pool and IP-Bar offer excellent views.

The pool and adjacent IP-Bar provide brilliant views of Kuta Beach, even more impressive during sunset.

The well-equipped gym offers views of the gardens.

The gym is well-equipped and faces the gardens.

The resort spa has an excellent range of treatments and products.

Dominating the center of the resort grounds, the spa offers an exciting selection of treatments and products.

A buffet breakfast is served at The Deli@Pullman.

Breakfast is served at The [email protected]

The resort restaurant offers poolside seating.

The resort restaurant spreads out to the deck that surrounds the main pool.

The L-Bar is located by the lobby and is open til late.

Near the lobby, the L-Bar is open until late for cocktails and liquor.

A small lobby shop sells gelato, cakes, and drinks.

A small shop at the lobby sells gelato, cakes, and drinks.

Rooms feature a patio or balcony.

Rooms feature full-length windows facing a patio or balcony.

The Deluxe Rooms are comfortable and spacious enough.

The standard Deluxe Rooms are functional, comfortable, and reasonably spacious.

Warung Kampung nearby offers good Indonesian food.

Within a few minutes’ walk along Jalan Melasti road, Warung Kampung is a welcome respite offering tasty Indonesian food.

Sidewalk Café is split-level.

Also along Jalan Melasti is the popular Sidewalk Café, with seating upstairs.

Koko cafe next door offers affordable and delicious meals.

Just past the Sidewalk Café, Koko is a classic Kuta café, offering a huge range of inexpensive and delicious meals.

Lemongrass serves authentic Thai food.

Another good restaurant within a short stroll along Jalan Melasti, Lemongrass serves authentic Thai food.

Drink Drink Drink Bar next door is an excellent place to hang out.

Next door to the Lemongrass, the Drink Drink Drink Bar is far better than the average street-side pub.

Kuta Beach is right opposite the resort.

The resort is just across the road from the world-famous Kuta Beach.

Lots of stalls on Kuta Beach sell drinks.

Plenty of stalls set up on the beach at Kuta offer drinks.

The Beachwalk Shopping Center with its several shops and eateries is within walking distance.

Only 1km south down the beachside road, the Beachwalk Shopping Center is home to about 200 places to eat, drink, and shop.

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