Where to Stay in Bali – The Conrad Suites

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This time two weeks ago I was back in Bali chillaxing as if it was going out of fashion. “Sigh.”

We made a return visit to  the Conrad Suites Bali which was the perfect place to kick back and relax after five weeks of running around on our epic adventures. The suites are located in an exclusive wing  adjacent  to the main Conrad resort, and have the advantage of  benefiting from  all the facilities that a large resort has to offer, with the intimacy and tranquility of  boutique accomodation.

There are so many reasons to love staying here but here are my Top 10.

1. The Suites

The suites are spacious, stylish and  bigger than our apartment in real life. There’s a  massive lounge/diner, an even bigger bedroom, a dressing room, outsize bathroom and a large balcony with a day bed and views over the gardens.

The bathroom was my far and away favourite with the fantabulous rain shower, a phone in the toilet and the TV above the bath! Is it just me, or doesn’t everybody want a TV to watch in the bath?

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2. The pool

At the adult only pool, you won’t find lilos, beach balls or water games  but you will find peace and quiet, and lots of it. Of course, if you’re staying at the Suites with small people, there are plenty more other beautiful pools to choose from (and there’s a Kid’s Club too.) The bales are so comfortable we may or may not have fallen asleep on them.

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3. The staff

The staff are the BEST. Everyone is so kind, so helpful and always ready with a smile. They are also pretty smart because they remember and greet every guest by name. I don’t know how they do that, but they do.

4. Fresh fruit

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I loved the fresh fruit selection that was delivered to our room daily. I enjoyed sampling the fruits of Bali, as well  as some of the  good old fashioned favourites. The Fruits of Bali book is a nice touch, so you can learn and eat at the same time. I do declare that I must be the World’s Number One Snakefruit Fan!

5. The Laundry Service

Guests at the suites have unlimited access to laundry facilites which is especially convenient when you have been travelling the world and arrive with a suitcase half full with dirty clothes.

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This is the only time my underwear will ever be folded and my laundry be so neatly presented. Let me tell you that unwrapping laundry that is folded this beautifully feels just like Christmas!

6. High Tea

High Tea is  served every day by the pool from 3-5 pm and it’s every day delicious. The savouries were our far and away favourites. We were particularly partial to the savoury puffs, the flavour of which changed daily, and I for one, was also very fond of  the mini muffins.

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7. Cocktail and Canapes

High tea is quickly followed by cocktails and canapes which are  served every night from 5 -7pm here in the Executive Lounge.

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There’s beer, there’s cheer, there’s cocktails and mocktails, there’s wine and good times. And once a week, there’s this La Vie en Rose, probably the biggest cocktail in the world. If it’s not breaking any records for it’s size, it could certainly break records for it’s taste, it was so delicious!

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There’s a different canape selection every night and as many of these highly addictive crackers as you can consume. I don’t know what they are called but they are super delicious.

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8. The proximity to the beach

It’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the beach. We’re not beachy peeps because we’re not fans of sand and besides, that pool is just too inviting. If the beach is more your thing, it’s literally on your doorstep and if you don’t like to lie on it, you can at least walk along it which is the next best thing.

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9. The Spa

Jiwa Spa is named in honour of the Balinese word for “soul” and it’s the ultimate spa escape. There’s 10 treatment rooms, garden pavillion spa villas, a plunge pool and it’s all surrounded by water gardens. It’s like a little bit of heaven that fell onto earth in the middle of a hotel complex. I felt like a real life rock star when I enjoyed my facial and pedicure. And the best bit is that Conrad Suites guests get a 15% reduction on spa treatments, which means you get a lot more beautifying for your buck!

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10. Free Wifi

Wifi may be a luxury for some, but for us, it’s a holiday essential. David needs regular soccer news, like he needs air, food and water and I am gripped by FOMO if I can’t catch up with all my favourite blogs. The free wifi allowed me to instagram with wild abandon, catch up on my Clever Cookie classes and babble on in some blog posts. Winning!

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The monkeys are of course the Brucie bonus. I am getting quite a collection. A cuter monkey and a bigger bed, you never did see.

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Now Nusa Dua ain’t no party precinct and there isn’t much to eat, drink or do within walking distance of the Conrad. There are however some great restaurants a tiny taxi ride away and many of them offer a free pick up and drop off service. However, once you’re ensconsed in the Conrad Suites you might never want to leave. Just sayin’.

What’s the best place you’ve ever stayed? Have you been to Bali? What’s your favourite place to stay? And tell me who has time to iron underwear anyway?

Images by The Annoyed Thyroid and Courtesy of The Conrad Bali

  • It looks out of this world

  • That place looks insanely gorgeous. I so desperately wanted to go back to Bali and you have just made my craving a bout a zillion times worse… in a good way of course 😉 xx

    • It really was heavenly. I’ve only been back two weeks but I already feel like I need another holiday! Everyone needs a bit of Bali in their life, I hope your craving gets satisfied very soon! x

  • THAT POOL! And high tea by the pool?! Oh me, oh my. What a lethal combo!

  • Oh my stars!! That looks like a dream!! TV in the bath?? I am so there!! I’ve been trying to convince hubby for ages to head to Bali- must show him this! x

    • So, so dreamy, Sasha! I loved the TV in the bath, wasn’t really sure about the phone in the toilet? Whatevz! I’m crossing fingers that this wicked bath/TV combo will be the incentive hubby needs to be Bali bound! x

  • Amanda Kendle

    So although I’m a mad traveller and live in Perth (ie five minutes from Bali) I have never been there, but this is actually tempting me. Especially the high teas. Far out!!

    • Oh my goodness, if I lived in Perth, I’d be back to Bali every second week! The things I love about this place is it’s so quiet. You would never have known that it was peak season and school holidays. There was a good mix of nationalities too, Europeans, Brits, Aussies and Japanese. It didn’t feel touristy at all. It really is too tempting in every regard, but the cocktails and the high teas are totally the tops!

  • Oooh this looks very, very nice! 🙂