Hotel Review : Intercontinental Bali Resort – Club Duplex Suite

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1The Intercontinental Bali Resort is known by many. Renowned for their impeccable service and well maintained property, I decided to stay here for 2 nights during my September 2015 Bali trip. I Stayed in both the Club Duplex Suite, and the Ulu Watu Suite.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-3As a Platinum Ambassador, I booked a King Singaraja Room ($300SGD after taxes) added on Club Access ($100SGD), and was upgraded to their Club Duplex Room ($540SGD after taxes). I found the upgrade offered to be very reasonable. This room was located at the Club Wing.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-4The spacious, Balinese inspired living room on the first floor was spacious and clean. Little signs of wear could be spotted.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-9The balcony, armed with auto air-conditioner controlled doors, offered an unobstructed view of the hotel gardens.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-5Here are the stairs, leading up to the bedroom and main bathroom. Who needs a gym ?

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-6The bedroom was spacious for a duplex room, and had bottles of water scattered everywhere making sure I was always hydrated.

The bathroom, located next to the bedroom was elegant with a decent-sized tub.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-8A walk in bath area in the batroom with rainshower.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-12The upgraded amneties for club guests included Harnn, which is not very common across Intercontinentals. They even had a Listerine mouthwash, amongst other amenities.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-2The minibar has a Krups coffee machine with capsules, and a big selection of TWG teas, all of which are complimentary.

IC-Bali-duplex-1-of-1-10As a welcome gift, they provided chocolates with different fillings. My favorite was the passion fruit. They also gave a nice wooden Intercontinental hand fan.

Credits : Spa Ulu Watu Intercontinental Bali


The Spa Ulu watu which was decently priced for a luxury hotel, is located right behind the club wing. You will be able to get a free buggy from the lobby to the villa. The massage that I opted for lasted 1hr and was executed well.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-17As I paid for club access at $60USD+21%tax which is considered very cheap for this property, I get to enjoy 3 main things. Complimentary transport by a sweet Mercedes to anywhere nearby, high tea in the afternoon, and cocktail hour at night at a possible 3 locations. The club lounge (pictured above), The Club Pool, or the Sunset Bar.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-3Afternoon Tea was indescribable. TWG Tea, sweet and savory bites on a layered platter including scones with jelly and freshly whipped cream. Forget lunch, this is the real deal.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-2A table setting in the club lounge during afternoon tea.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-4The exclusive club pool, meant only for club guests was very quiet and private.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-5The resort spans wide, claiming a large part of the Jimbaran beach, which is kept pristine and clean.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-6On the way to the Sunset Bar for the evening coctail hour, I passed by the busier main swimming pool of the resort.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-7As I sat at one of the tables of the Sunset Bar, I was handed a special menu for free cocktails & mocktails.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-18The magnificent Jimbaran sunset.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-8The ambience of the Sunset Bar, which also serves dinner (mainly meat & seafood grills) at very reasonable price. Or you can take a 5 minutes walk to the Jimbaran seafood cafes and be spoilt for choice.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-13Breakfast the next day was served at the club lounge, where I opted for an outdoor seating. The format is ala-minute ordering from the menu, with a couple buffet items inside the lounge.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-121Nasi goreng with chicken satay.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-11Beef and chicken sausages with grilled tomato, and sauteed mushrooms and spinach.

IC-Bali-MAIN-1-of-1-9Capers, smoked salmon, salads and cheeses can be found in the buffet area.

The experience at the Intercontinental Bali Resort has been amazing. From the room, location and food to the club benefits, I could not flaw anything. A hotel that has made a connection with me. Here I feel homey and well taken care of. I can most definitely say this will not be my last visit.


Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran 80361, Indonesia
Reservations by Phone: +62 361 701 888
Reservations email: icbali.reservation@ihg.com

  • What a beautiful property! Got to check this out the next time I head to Bali :)

    • Hey there, thanks for the comment ! Really means ALOT to me coming from The Shutterwhale 😉
      Be sure to pop over to the Jimbaran cafes for dinner when you’re staying there, it’s a 2min walk from the Sunset Bar.