Our lovely Yuyi is 1 year old! Like every parent in the world, we want our child’s first birthday to be a cherished memory. As Nicole and I began planning our daughter’s special day, we knew we wanted a remarkable experience that would make the celebration truly unforgettable for our whole family. After doing much online research with Nicole and my sister, our family decided on Kempinski Bali. In this post, I am thrilled to share this Kempinski Bali Review which is based on our own experiences with you.
- Arrival and Welcome
- Cliff Suite Room Tour
- Memorable Birthday Decoration
- Beautiful Surroundings
- Family-Friendly Amenities
- Exemplary Service
- FAQs on Kempinski Bali
- What is Kempinski Bali?
- What makes Kempinski Bali stand out from other resorts on the island?
- What types of accommodations does Kempinski Bali offer?
- Tell me about the dining options at Kempinski Bali.
- What recreational activities can guests enjoy at the resort?
- How does Kempinski Bali cater to families with children?
- What sets the Kempinski Bali spa apart from others?
- Are there any eco-friendly practices or initiatives at Kempinski Bali?
- How is the customer service and overall guest experience at Kempinski Bali?
- Is Kempinski Bali suitable for special occasions and events?
Arrival and Welcome
For convenience sake, we decided to book Kempinski Bali hotel transfer from Ayana Resort Hotel. We are lucky that the traffic is not congested and the journey took just around 40 mins. Of course, we are served with wet towels, mineral water bottles, jamu, and local snacks during the journey.
As we arrived at the hotel, the bell boy at the entrance collected our luggages and guided us into the hotel. From the moment we stepped into Kempinski Bali, we were greeted with warmth and genuine hospitality. The staff at the reception desk welcomed us with smiles and provided a seamless check-in process, ensuring we felt valued as VIP guests.
We are staying in cliff suite and for guest staying in the suites, instead of the main lobby, you will check-in in the Cliff Lounge which feels a bit more exclusive. Unfortunately, our room is not ready yet and we have to wait around 1 hour for preparation. During the check-in progress, there is also a “Lady in Red” who serve as your dedicated personal concierge service, which she is just a chat away from WhatsApp.
Cliff Suite Room Tour
We stayed in Kempinski Bali’s Cliff suites, and the suite room definitely exceeded our expectations. The spacious and elegantly decorated suite room provided a comfortable sanctuary for our entire stay. The attention to detail and impeccable housekeeping left us feeling pampered and relaxed. We are glad to also have side by side connecting suite room which makes moving around between room easier for our whole family. Enjoy the room photos below.
Memorable Birthday Decoration
Without us knowing beforehand, my sister has also secretly add on a birthday decoration service (balloons, signage, fairy lights) in our room as a surprise to Yuyi & us. Yuyi love it so much! Kempinski Bali team also delivered a complimentary chocolate flavoured birthday cake for Yuyi as well.
The hotel’s location is breathtaking, nestled along the pristine white sands of Nusa Dua Beach. The lush tropical gardens and the stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean created a serene and picturesque backdrop.
The swimming pool is located directly in front of the main hotel building and overlooking to beach.
At night, the whole Kempinski Bali hotel building looks like it’s glowing in the dark and the view is magnificent.
Food is the one of the most important factor for any good resort/hotel stay. Kempinski Bali’s culinary offerings surpassed our expectations.
On our first night, we indulged in a delectable hotpot dinner at their signature Baiyun restaurant, where the savoury hotpot delighted our taste buds. Since it’s Yuyi birthday as well, we wanted to eat something nice and “Chinese”. All the staff at Baiyun restaurant are very friendly and it is very welcoming environment overall.
The attentive staff also ensured that all our dietary preferences and special requests were met with utmost care. I also appreciated the staff having effort to entertain and play with Yuyi everytime they pass by her, making Yuyi really happy that night.
I would recommend trying out their hotpot, though it’s not consider cheap, even by Singapore standards. In a nutshell, Baiyun concept is pretty much like Paradise hotpot (a Singapore hotpot restaurant), where each diner get a separate hotpot with their preferred soup base to dip your hotpot ingredients in.
Reef Beach Club
We decided to go for dinner at the Reef Beach Club on our last night. As it’s a last minute decision, we didn’t manage to secure the reservation via the Kempinski website due to restaurant fully booked. But fortunately, our personal “Lady in Red” make the reservation happen for us so kudos to her. The food here is relatively cheaper than Baiyun, and overall I would say it is quite a satisfying dinner.
If you plan to visit the Reef Beach Club, please note that advance reservation is required. Reef Beach Club is popular for their BBQ menu, so you may want to try that out.
Pala Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
As Cliff suite guests, complimentary evening cocktails are served at Pala Restaurant & Rooftop Bar every day (5 PM- 7PM). You can order as many cocktails as you wish for free and snacks will also be served. It’s a good place to chill out and catch the sunset.
Kempinski Bali proved to be an excellent choice for a family celebration. The hotel boasts a variety of family-friendly amenities, including a dedicated kids’ club and a range of engaging activities. Our daughter had a blast playing in the Kids Club, allowing us parents to relax and enjoy our stay even more.
One of the standout features of Kempinski Bali was the exceptional service provided by the entire staff. Each team member we encountered was attentive, friendly, and genuinely interested in ensuring our stay was nothing short of perfect. Kudo to the Lady in Red as well, they anticipated our needs and went above and beyond to make us feel like valued guests throughout our entire stay.
FAQs on Kempinski Bali
What is Kempinski Bali?
Kempinski Bali is a luxury beachfront resort that offers a lavish retreat amidst stunning natural landscapes. It’s renowned for its world-class amenities, exceptional service, and breathtaking ocean views.
What makes Kempinski Bali stand out from other resorts on the island?
Kempinski Bali stands out for its unique blend of Balinese culture and modern luxury. The resort’s exquisite design, elegant accommodations, and commitment to personalized experiences set it apart from other options on the island.
What types of accommodations does Kempinski Bali offer?
The resort offers a variety of accommodations, including spacious rooms, suites, and private villas. Each option is meticulously designed to provide comfort, privacy, and stunning views.
Tell me about the dining options at Kempinski Bali.
Kempinski Bali boasts a diverse range of dining experiences, from authentic Balinese cuisine to international delicacies. Guests can indulge in gourmet meals at multiple on-site restaurants, each offering a unique ambiance and culinary offerings.
What recreational activities can guests enjoy at the resort?
Guests can immerse themselves in a plethora of activities, including rejuvenating spa treatments, water sports, fitness facilities, cultural experiences, and more. The resort’s prime beachfront location also allows for relaxation and seaside enjoyment.
How does Kempinski Bali cater to families with children?
Kempinski Bali is family-friendly, offering a dedicated kids’ club, child-friendly menus, and various recreational activities suitable for children of all ages. The resort ensures that families have a memorable and enjoyable stay.
What sets the Kempinski Bali spa apart from others?
The Kempinski Spa provides a haven of tranquility and relaxation, offering a range of holistic treatments inspired by Balinese traditions. Highly skilled therapists and serene surroundings contribute to a truly rejuvenating experience.
Are there any eco-friendly practices or initiatives at Kempinski Bali?
Yes, Kempinski Bali is committed to sustainability and environmentally conscious practices. The resort implements various eco-friendly initiatives, such as waste reduction, energy conservation, and community engagement projects.
How is the customer service and overall guest experience at Kempinski Bali?
Kempinski Bali is renowned for its impeccable customer service and exceptional guest experience. The staff is known for their warm hospitality, attentiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure every guest’s comfort.
Is Kempinski Bali suitable for special occasions and events?
Absolutely, Kempinski Bali offers elegant venues and professional event planning services for weddings, corporate gatherings, and other special occasions. The resort’s stunning backdrop and luxurious settings make it an ideal choice for creating unforgettable memories.
Celebrating Yuyi’s first birthday at Kempinski Bali was an extraordinary experience that surpassed our expectations in every way. From the warm welcome to the stunning surroundings, attentive service, and exceptional attention to detail, every aspect of our stay was truly memorable. We highly recommend Kempinski Bali as the perfect destination for a milestone celebration or a luxurious family getaway. We cannot wait to return in the future!