The Bandha Hotel & Suites Review
I recently went on a work Famil to Bali with some other travel agents to do some property inspections and were lucky enough to stay two nights at the brand new Bandha Hotel & Suites. This property has only been open a month, and is situated in a nice quiet pocket of Legian Beach right next door to their sister property The Niksoma. The hotel is a very modern minimalist design with 90 rooms and suites , ranging from Deluxe rooms to family rooms and even royal suites for those who want a little luxury !
We were in the lead in category Deluxe Rooms which were spacious, bright and very modern. 18 of these are interconnecting and are located on the second, third and fourth floors. They have a fantastic balcony overlooking the pool, a very large shower , private wardrobe and the beds are amazing.....those pillows were beyond anything I have slept on ! These rooms can hold 2 adults and 1 child on a rollaway.
The deluxe lagoon access are located on the ground floor with direct access into the pool and can hold 2 adults and 1 child on a rollaway bed. These would be a great option for honeymooners.
Other accommodation options include Family Rooms, which are located on the fourth floor and are two bedroom suites with a king bed in the master room and twin beds in the second room , making them the perfect choice for a larger family wanting ample space.
The highest category room is the Royal Suites which are located on the fifth floor and are very luxurious! The 3 Royal Suites offer private swimming pool access from the bedroom and private bathroom with jet spray and have a magnificent outdoor living area with amazing ocean views. These rooms can accommodate 4 with 2 children on rollaway beds.
The restaurant here, Mozarella by the Sea, is located at the back on the property on the beach -This is a very popular restaurant here in Legian and the breakfast was amazing. All the usuals of a typical Balinese buffet breakfast including Indoesian food, pastries, fresh fruit, various breads and of course freshly made to order eggs. Another bonus was a proper coffee machine coffee rather than the instant coffees many hotels still serve. It was so peaceful early in the morning eating breakfast right on the beach. We also had a dinner here hosted by The Bandha and the food was incredible. They also offer 2 for 1 cocktails all night !
I went and treated myself with a friend to a massage as they had a fantastic opening special - 2 x 1hour Balinese massages for $19 in a couples treatment room. The massage was amazing, and the spa was very nicely designed with relaxation and restoration in mind.
There is a gymnasium , aswell as the most amazing chapel on the rooftop where they will be hosting weddings. This has 180 degree views of Legian Beach and illuminates at night and is simply stunning. Perfect spot to say I Do !
There are two pools at the hotel , both with swim up pool bars. The first is located central to the rooms and lobby area with plenty of sunlounges available and of course direct access from the Deluxe Lagoon Rooms. The other pool is located at the back of the property in front of the Mozarrella restaurant and has beautiful views to the beach from the pool bar. The service was fantastic and drink and food menu was great, and again plenty of lounge chairs available with umbrellas.
One thing I found here was the staff were all so friendly, happy and generally happy for you to be staying with them. Even the security guards were so friendly and constantly wishing you a good day as you walked in and out of the property. Sometimes with big resorts these small gestures are overlooked, and it is something small like that which will decide whether or not I return to a property !
My review of this property is all positive - the location is perfect, the rooms are beautiful and spacious, the pools and restaurant are fantastic and the staff so friendly. I will defnitley recommend this property to my clients ,especially couples or singles. For those with toddlers and younger kids there is no kids pool or kids club so probably wouldn't be my best pick but for older kids and teens its perfect.
Thank you to the staff at The Bandha for guiding us on this inspection 🙂