I am sure most Hilton loyalists will not be foreign with this property! It is the place to go for extended stays in Bali or Asia as well as the place to go for a mattress run. This place is my home away from home whenever when I am in Bali. You can frequently recognise familiar faces when you are here, be it fellow guests or the staff. I have stayed here multiple times during my time in Bali. However, this will be my first time staying in their One Bedroom Suite and I am keen to give it a try. I have to say that this is not your typical Hilton Garden Inn that you see in the states or Europe. I have also covered this place before and shared my experience here in a post-covid world. This will be my first time staying here in their suites. My friends at the hotel very lovely upgraded me to a suite after I jokingly mentioned it the previous time around. I will just share briefly about the one bedroom suites.
Booking Process & Pre Arrival
I book directly with Hilton for this stay. I stayed multiple times during my time here and have always stayed using points. The Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport goes for 5000 points a night. This is worth around 25 USD or 35 SGD. If you are an elite member and stayed above a certain level in a year there is a possibility to just stay here for 3000 points! With breakfast and housekeeping, that is an awesome deal. While the hotel does not have to, I have always been upgraded to a deluxe room with a pool view. This time around I even got a One Bedroom Suite. To recap, Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport features 288 guest rooms and suites spread across 5 categories. You can find the breakdown below.
|Rooms||Bathtub||Room Size||No. of Rooms|
|Guest with Pool View||Yes||30 Sqm||92|
|One Bedroom Suite||Yes||46 Sqm||19|
|Presidential Suite||Yes||150 Sqm||1|
One Bedroom Suite
My suite is located on the second floor in the second wing which is the one that is further away from the lobby as such it is quite a walk away at the far end of the corridor. Suite 2070 to be exact. The suite measures a lovely 46 Sqm and is much more spacious that the normal rooms. Immediately upon entering, you can see the rectangular longish configuration living room area.
To the right by the entrance you have the minibar set up area where it consists of a fridge as well as a kettle and the typical coffee and tea. This is also a very spacious area for some additional storage.
Then to the left you have a circular dining table with two chairs. Great when you are dining in. Grab and Go Jek deliver are awesome in Bali. The suite also comes with a half bath and this is great when you’re having friends or family over. An extra toilet always comes in handy for all sorts of situation.
In the middle of the living room you have a working desk as well as the Herman Miller ergonomics office chair which is a delight to sit on. This is great for working. Outlets can be readily found and the Wi-Fi was easy to connect. It was fast in the room.
At the far end of the suite, you can find a little couch as well as an armchair. This will sit 3 to 4 people comfortably. You also have a television mounted on the wall which is decent and the same as what you can find in the bedroom too.
One bad aspect of the suite is that it does not have a great view since is located all the way at the end of the corridor. It simply face the surrounding wall. There isn’t a pool view or anything. The bedroom and the living room is separated by an actual door, as such you can be working in the living room while your partner is still resting. The bedroom is squarish in configuration and decent. On first look, the bed is also larger than the one in the normal rooms. This seems to be an actual king size bed. The bed was comfy and has a decent back support. I have always had no issue with the beddings over here. It came equipped with four pillows which were alright. I meant, they are not the fluffiest and plush ones but they do get the job done. You too have a small ottoman which is good for additional storage to place some cabin size baggage or as a seating area. Flanking both side of the bed, you can find nightstands as well as controls for the lighting outlets.
Opposite the bed, you can find another television mounted on the wall which is an exact replica of the one in the living room. The luggage rack is found below the television to the left of the wardrobe.
The wardrobe is basic but comes with everything that you might need for your stay with plenty of hangers, an ironing kit, a safe and even bath slippers. What I really love about this place is that they still provide you with the standard hangers and not those cheapo type where you can’t even remove it.
In contrast to the normal rooms, the main bathroom come with both a standing shower and a bathtub. There is both a rainforest shower head and a handheld one. Toiletries are non-branded and come in these dodgy bottles. It is sad to see that they have discontinued the use of the standard Crabtree and Evelyn products. Do bring your own if you are looking to stay here. Water pressure and temperature control are excellent and I had a great shower.
Having a suite is always lovely and much better than just a normal room with more space. Here, it is at least double which makes it more comfortable if you have huge bags and in groups. It might also be worth a consideration seeing how it goes for only about 100 bucks. Personally, the normal pool view rooms are good enough for me and those are usually the rooms that you get for Diamond members. What I do wish and what is really useful would be restarting the complimentary airport shuttle service however this has not been available since COVID. That has been one great part of the hotel as Bali airport is potentially not very pleasant for arrivals as everyone is haggling you for taxi rides that are way overpriced. That sums out my very short hop to Bali. Next up, I will be sharing about my Hanoi trip. My 122nd unique city in the world.