Review: The Reopening of Novotel Bali Benoa

Novotel Bali Benoa

Novotel Bali Benoa has reopened following a major renovation. This will reposition the beachfront resort as an exciting resort with an unmistakable Balinese accent.

Nestled on the golden sands of Tanjung Benoa Beach, amid a landscape of fragrant flowers, tropical trees and reflective ponds, Novotel Bali Benoa is a popular resort that blends traditional Balinese architecture with contemporary facilities for today’s travellers. With 187 rooms and suites, including family options with bunk beds and PlayStations, plus Beach Cabanas and Private Pool Villas, every guest can enjoy stress-free stays. Four inviting restaurants and bars, three outdoor swimming pools, a soothing spa and exceptional event spaces make this resort ideal for every occasion, from family vacations and couples’ breaks to out-of-town meetings and beachfront weddings.
After this comprehensive refurbishment, Novotel Bali Benoa is ready to welcome the world back to paradise with refreshed interiors and revitalized amenities. Travellers can look forward to relaxing in a revamped pool and beachfront zone, following stylish renovations to the Penida Pool, Nirwana Pool and Crocokiss Pool, as well as the landscaped tropical gardens. This attractive area will also set the stage for authentic cultural performances on an outdoor stage.

Travellers can now chill out at the upgraded Cocos Beach Restaurant & Bar, with a choice of comfy seats and beanbags overlooking the Indian Ocean, and share meaningful moments at Uluwatu Restaurant, which is famous for its themed buffets and interactive culinary experiences. The resort’s premium accommodations, including the Beach Cabanas, Pool Villas and Beach Villas, have been uplifted with a warm and modern colour palette.

Novotel Bali Benoa

Two Bedrooms Villa

We stayed in the Deluxe Garden King Room which opens to another large swimming pool. You can walk out of the room and jump right into the pool. There are two large sofas right outside the room, facing the pool, where you could hand out and chill. Your wet tower can be hung there for quick drying.

The bedroom was extremely spacious, you have the option to open the windows to let in natural light. The bathroom was also spacious and gives a luxurious feel.


During the stay, we met with Guillermo Bastarrica, General Manager of Novotel Bali Benoa.

“We are delighted to open a new chapter in the long and successful history of Novotel Bali Benoa. Our beautiful resort has always been full of character and Balinese heritage. Now, this will be complemented with brand new facilities, including an impressive beach and swimming pool area, to ensure our position as one of the leading places to work, stay and play in Tanjung Benoa,” said Guillermo Bastarrica, General Manager of Novotel Bali Benoa.
The refurbishment of Novotel Bali Benoa will continue in the coming weeks, with upgrades to the meeting rooms, kids club and fitness centre set to be completed by December 2022, and work on the tennis court expected to finish in February 2023. The revitalized facilities will complement the extensive array of amenities and activities already offered at the resort, including the beauty salon, boutique, In Balance Spa, bicycle rental, water sports and an ice-cream pavilion.

The breakfast area and main dining area is facing the sea so you get to enjoy the view all day.


Very friendly and experienced staff, always serving with a smile. This is probably the best omelette I have eaten in the whole of Bali.



Watch the sunrise as this area is facing the east. Waking up early and dipping in the pool to watch the sunrise must be the most unique experience of this trip.

Come evening, we dine at the restaurant for some authentic local dishes.


In summary, this is a large property with plenty of space and rooms. The rooms are quite large in size and therefore great value for your money, considering the quality and space you get. In fact, they have one of the most affordable villas in this area. Considering the sea view, and the proximity to a large pool no matter what room type you stayed, I would say this is an excellent place for your Bali Holiday if you want to really unwind and enjoy the sun, sea and hospitality.

Guests can now experience this exciting new era of hospitality with Novotel Bali Benoa’s “Welcome Back Package”, which includes accommodation in a Deluxe Garden Room, daily buffet breakfast for up to two adults and two children, and a 30-minute reflexology session for two adults. Rates start from just IDR 1,750,000 net per night, with an additional 5% discount for Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members and a 10% discount for Accor Plus members. Book before 28th February 2023 for stays up until 31st March 2023.

This is also a prefect place for MICE, meeting and conference, enquiry please email

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