#Well I just booked my first hotel in Bali --- let's see if my status (PP) will reflect an upgrade !
Has any stayed at the The Stones Hotel in Bali?
If so what are your thoughts. I was going to book at the Courtyard but I read so many reviews about kid, I changed my mind.
PP checking in - stayed there last week. Highly recommend the place. I was upgraded to a suite which is in the corner of the hotel (picture the rooms in the shape of an L, with the suites at the joint). The suite wasn't all too impressive compared to other hotels though, so don't be too bummed if you don't get it. You should get a welcome email a few days before you arrive so you can ask about upgrades then.
FYI don't let the airport-like security put you off. It's just the way things work in Bali.
Quick tip- get a cabana. They're free if you spend $30 usd on food/drinks throughout the day.
Enjoy your trip.
I'm not a huge fan of Bali, but it is one of those places you will either love or hate... But I can see why people love it.
The Stones is only a new hotel, and last time I was there it wasn't yet open. I would love to hear your thoughts on it, after you stay. I am in Bali every 6-8 weeks with my work, so always looking for a new and better place to stay.
And seachi is right, don't focus on the security and military at the airport, the rest of the people in Bali, Indonesia, area generally nice, and welcoming.
The Stones is AMAZING!!! I was upgraded to a suite I would highly recommend staying at this property while in Bali due to:
The only negative was the club music that was played daily at the pool area during happy hour, so if you are trying to take a nap it is a bit disturbing.