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Reviewed July 12, 2011

This was the last hotel we stay at during our two week trip to Asia and we saved the best for last.

This is an amazing property and our villa was incredible. We had our own private pool, day bed and complete seclusion. Even though there are other villas right next door you feel as though it's your own private space.

The staff were great...always smiling and always eager to help. We highly recommend at least one massage at the spa.

Faces restaurant was delicious and we had one of the best meals of our entire trip there. Even if you don't stay at The Bale and are in the Nusa Dua area it's definitely worth a visit. Between the food (wasabi sorbet) and the setting (outside next to the pool) you won't be disappointed.

The only minor issue we had during our stay was the noise from the construction site across the street. It was a bit noisy the day we checked in and the GM, Michele, was kind enough to offer to move us if the noise continued. Fortunately it wasn't an issue after the first day and we happily stayed in our original villa.

We also had the pleasure of having a drink (or two) with Michele and he was able to provide us with some insight into the culture and people of Bali.

The beach is no more than a ten minute walk from the hotel but there is always someone available to drive you down if you choose (they even supplied us with a beach bag for the duration of our stay).

The Bale has its own area with an attendant who provides water, sunscreen and towels. You can also order from the local restaurant and he will bring your order to you.

We enjoyed everything about this hotel and, needless to say, didn't want to leave....

Room Tip: Upgrade to the deluxe, it is worth it!
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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MicheleGiraudo, General Manager at The Bale, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2011

Dear Lisahg

Thank you for your nice and thorough review.

It was lovely to have some drinks with you and your husband while you were staying at The Bale and discuss travels, cheese, wines and all the good things life has to offer.

I have passed your thanks to Attila and his team who send their regards!!!!

I wish you a good summer in Long Island and look forward to welcoming you gain at The Bale!!!!

Ciao

Michele

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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Awesome private villas, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great food. We will definitely keep returning to The Bale which is a home away from home.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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MicheleGiraudo, General Manager at The Bale, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2011

Dear Bagend1967

Thanks for the review. It was lovely to meet you and your lovely wife during your second visit to The Bale'.

Hopefully next time you'll manage to stay a little longer.

We will be waiting for your next visit!!!

Ciao!

Michele

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Reviewed July 7, 2011

We have just returned from the most wonderful experience of staying at the bale. We had the double pavillion which was totally exclusive. The rooms are fully air conditioned, clean and spacious and the bathroom is something else, let alone the outside shower. Every need was catered for, from wonderful spa treatments to the exquiste food. We wanted to see a little bit of Bali and the Management arranged a car for us with a driver at a very reasonable price. He took us to the most wonderful areas of the island from typical balinese life to riding elephants to tropical waterfalls, totally amazing. The Management and their staff are a true family, they work very well together to make sure you are given 5* star treatment. Highly recommend this boutique hotel for anyone that wants a relaxing holiday in paradise.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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MicheleGiraudo, General Manager at The Bale, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2011

Dear snaglepuss24

Thank you very much for your review!!! It was a true pleasure to assist you your husband and your friends in your choices and guide you through the options that our beautiful island offers, like dolphin watching or elephant riding.

I have just returned from our daily morning briefing where I shared your review with my team and they all thank you and the other three members of your party very much.

We all look forward to welcoming you again here at the Bale!!!!

Ciao,

Michele

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Reviewed July 7, 2011

This is a long pending review..
First off, we want to thank the entire Bale team, for giving us memories that will remain with us forever.
We went to The Bale for our honeymoon and the first thing that struck was the service of this hotel which is undoubtedly world class.
Some of the other highlights here were the food and their exotic menu, spa and the room itself which was a mix of traditional Balinese and modern interiors. As a honeymooning couple, the candle light dinner and barbeque set up within the room were commendable and utterly romantic.
The hotel staff also guided us in explaining about the place and various tourist spots.

A special thanks to the manager Michele Giraudo for personally looking into the comfort of our stay!

We highly recommend this Hotel to any tourist planning to visit BALI, especially couples can count on The Bale for a heavenly experience.

Swapna and Kiran(India)

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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MicheleGiraudo, General Manager at The Bale, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2011

Dear Swapna and Kiran

Thank you for your kind words. I have posted your review in the staff cafeteria for everyone to read.

For us it is simply a pleasure to be able to print great lifetime memories in all of our guests and we do pride ourselves of delivering relaxed yet professional service!

It was a true pleasure to help you out with suggestions and I am glad you enjoyed the Rock bar!

I hope you are well settled back in India and do not hesitate to come back for your anniversaries :)

Selamat Jalan

Michele and The Balé Family

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Reviewed July 6, 2011

This was our first trip to Bali which was absolutely fantastic. After travelling around this beautiful island, we spent 3 nights at The Balé before flying out and it was just what the doctor ordered.

We stayed in a Deluxe Single Pavilion which was enormous, with a decent size pool in which I managed to do my laps without walking to the main pool. The breakfast and The Bale benedicts were absolutely divine as well as the espresso. We also enjoyed the cocktails in the evening around the main pool.

Nevertheless the best part was the Spa; special thanks to Arsi and Sri Manis for their great treatments.

Overall an eye opening experience even for an experienced traveller like myself.

I am now back in crazy Europe and cannot wait to go back to Bali and The Balé.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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MicheleGiraudo, General Manager at The Bale, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2011

Dear Giovi111

Thank you very much for your comments.

I have spoken to the ladies in the Spa who send their regards.

I and the whole Bale family are really happy that we could be a good last chapter of your Balinese trip.

I look forward to welcoming you here again soon.

Ciao,

Michele

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