Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa4.0 out of 5.0
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Had the pleasure of staying at Blue Point in April 2016 and loved it so much returned in November. Some of the complaints are valid in respect to the bus loads of Chinese tourists and their very disruptive antics around the infinity pool but I chose to view it as a free freak show and most days got a few laughs out of it. Both times I stayed we were unexpectedly upgraded which was wonderful. I found our rooms to be lovely particularly in November when we were lucky enough to be the first to stay in the brand new units. The staff have always been wonderful to us and the grounds are beautiful. Loved breakfast and the amazing views from the restaurant. We are currently in the process of booking Blue Point again for 2018.
The service is very poor. The food included in the package is below average & all in all a bit of a rip off. We ordered burgers & a pizza. The cheese was super processed & plastic. With 0 healthy options. But I guess they can charge what they do for the views. Very sad.
We booked off a recommendation from a friend, and because the pool area looked great. First off, the hotel forgot to pick us up from the airport even though i had confirmed wanting it twice via email, resulting us waiting at the airport trying to contact them for over an hour and having to take a taxi in the end. Meaning we checked in and paid for one of the nights at 4am! No compensation or apology was offered about this. The hotel grounds were well maintained, however the pool was surrounded by flying ants and many floating on the surface which wasn't great for swimming through. The pool was closed for the first two afternoons from 2pm onwards for weddings so we checked out earlier than planned and moved up the road to a homestay for 1/2 the price and pretty much the same standard of cleanliness & amenities (if anything the shower was better at the homestay). Wouldn't really recommend it, perhaps some of the more expensive rooms are nicer but didn't see them.
First of all, I am a travel agent, specializing in south east Asia and have been to many resorts in Bali, so I know which ones are nice and which ones are not. This resort is NOT good, and basically the only reason anyone books there is because of the view from infinity pool and its close location to the world famous Single Fin bar and restaurant. I ended up staying at Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa for 3 nights, to review the property and determine if good place to send my clients from America. Short story, I would never ever send a client there after staying at this location! Pros: View at infinity pool Cons: - Rude management - Subpar minimal breakfast - View at infinity pool (it is overrun by Chinese tourists taking pictures, mainly wedding picture. Imagine 15-25 different couples walking around pool and standing on the infinity pool ledge with professional photographers each day! Not a relaxing situation, nor can you appreciate the ocean view anymore.) - Outdated rooms - Not very clean rooms - Untrustworthy staff (double charged my bar tab at the pool). So make sure to lock your belongings in the rooms... oh wait, most rooms do not have safes... :/
The initial impression was great as you walked through the open reception area. The view over the pool and out across the ocean was phenomenal. Then we got to the room... there was mold spots all over ceiling and baseboards in room and bathroom with a very strong smell of mold. Other than that the bed was large and comfy, bathroom had working plumbing but nothing special and the room had AC. Overall the room was basic and nothing to brag about. The hotel is in great location, right next to the single fin bar and the hotel's restaurant had a good complementary breakfast. We only stayed one night due to moldy room...such a shame because this place could be really great...definitely needs some renovations.
Look, my partner and I come here all the time. Uluwatu is one of our favorite spots. So many little Warungs nestled along the cliffs, ready to drink eat explore and watch the sunset! Like surfing?? Well, uluwatu is one of the best spots in the world!! Now, the resort. Look people, I don't mean to sound controversial here, or racist in any way, but the asians have invaded here in such a way it just isn't enjoyable after a while. The hotel allows them to come on the property, for a fee, to take selfies. And there is a chain that surrounds the pool they aren't allowed to cross, so all day, if you are in the lower infinity pool, which I might add has one of the premier views in the world, you are subjected to their weird (non) fashion sense, and pushy and actually obtrusive, excessive selfie taking with every stupid pose I have ever imagined!! Then there are the ones that have paid extra to have actual access to the pool, they spend from 6am until sunset putting outrageous looking bathing suit after bathing suit on and posing for selfie after selfie!! It is bizarre in the most bizarre of peculiar, strange, down right weird things I have EVER witnessed. Even the staff laugh amongst themselves over this bizarre behavior. They butt in front of you, they get in your face, they are everywhere and are a complete nuisance. I won't even start on the wedding photos that rotate out of the place like an assembly line!! The staff are great. Always a smile. Food is good and very reasonably priced. Drinks around the pool are definitely reasonably priced too. Rooms are comfortable. Property a bit run down but it goes with the character of the place. We had the presidential suite this time. Private pool free of asians, beautiful grounds and wow, look at the view. And extremely reasonably priced. Honestly, the whole Asian thing is a bit much. And all the westerners by the end of each day, are all talk by about the bizarre spectical. But we will be back, and we will have a private pool again so as to skip the freak show. I have not been trying to offend anyone with this review. My statements are actually UNDER stated!! It's the one thing that stops this place from being four star!
Spent six nights here with my daughter and two grandsons one 14 the other 11. Firstly we stayed in the superior room which was clean and comfortable so if your budget conscious these are for you. We also looked at the deluxe room which are new and very nice. We moved into the two bedroom ocean view villa which was amazing,it was fantastic to watch my grandson surf ullawatu from the villa. The views from the infinity pool are beautiful as the views from the breakfast buffet.All the staff are friendly and helpful especially una at reception. We all had amazing time and will definitely go back. The only small complaint is the amount of brides around the pool somedays having photos it didn't bother us that much though everything else made up for it thank you Blue Point we loved it !!!!!
Flying into Bali I land in Despasar International Airport to enjoy a couple weeks on a diving adventure to Komodo Islands National Park and a week in Bali scuba diving and photographing its beauty. My liveaboard diving yacht is at Benoa Harbor ready to leave in a couple days from my arrival. Scanning Trip Advisor I look for a affordable hotel near Benoa Harbor and also beachside to the Indian Ocean and Uluwatu Temple which is on my "hit list" of locations to shoot. I'm looking for a photogenic place as well because I'm only gonna be staying the evening of my arrival and one full day before departing for my diving adventure aboard the Mermaid II. Capturing some cool beach shots and scenic landscapes of life in Uluwatu is important to me. An then I came across Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa. Seventy five dollars a night with a cool looking view of the Indian Ocean from its infinity pool appeared promising on its website. I booked it two days before my flight. After about a hour drive from the airport I arrived at Blue Point and got checked in. My room was off the ocean side across the street and in a apartment style unit of rooms. The room was large with good air conditioning and clean linens. However, it didn't impress at all and was exactly what I was expecting for $75/night. In need of paint and a good scrubbing of the walls, it was not fancy or expensive in any way. But, the grounds outside were cool with lots of flowers and great landscaping. Changing quickly, my driver had told me I could still make the Uluwatu Temple Fire Dance and sunset if I hurried. So, we left for a 10 minute drive from Blue Point to Uluwatu Temple. I would check out the resort the following day. Uluwatu Temple was Iconic and the Sunset exactly as promised with the theatre of the Fire Dance enhancing the moment. Returning to Blue Point I dined in the restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. A steak and fresh vegetables with dessert was tasty and well prepared. Service was exceptional with a great desire to please me and meet any need I might have. Returning to my room, the battery chargers were connected (don't forget to carry an adapter for U.S. plugs) and my photography gear was charging up for a full day the following morning. Awaking before dawn I made my way across the street where I finally was presented with the infinity pool and majestic view of the Indian Ocean. Perched on a 200 foot cliff, the signature pool area was exactly what I hoped for! Beautiful!! Definitely a Five Star view and location. I flew my Phantom 4 and captured some epic video and photographs of the sun rising behind Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa and then used my telephoto lens with glee as I discovered the Surfers were riding enormous waves below. Breakfast in the cliff side restaurant was fabulous. Fresh fruits, fresh baked pastries and wonderful Bali coffee was a part of a buffet that was quite varied. Eggs, bacon, etc. was plentiful with dozens of people there as compared to my late dinner in which only a handful of guests were around. The glass restaurant offered a 180 degree view of the ocean and the Surfers showing out in the morning sun. The only real complaint I have about the resort is that the infinity pool and cliff-side amenities are so beautiful, it is apparently a popular spot for weddings and tourists to visit. Hanging out by the pool that morning and afternoon was a constant interruption of Asian tourists taking wedding photos or just walking around jibber jabbering and posing for selfies. If they were actually guests I would have understood, but, they would come in large groups on a bus,, stay an hour and leave till the next bus load arrived. It was a huge distraction to me from the epic view and ocean-side ambiance. I was glad I got to enjoy the early morning hours by myself with just the soothing sounds of the crashing waves and ocean breeze. The Spa is very good and recommended. I got a hot stone massage for a great price. Ninety minutes of pure pleasure made my cramped muscles relax after 28 hours in a plane and hauling all my gear. The masseuse was talented and the tension of my travels began to leave me. I was beginning to appreciate my choice in hotels as a first impression of Bali. The staff was attentive and always looked to help me with my questions and inquiries. Having been rushed on my arrival, I thought I would revisit Uluwatu Temple for a late afternoon of photography and drone flying. Arranging a driver for me the Blue Point staff was helpful and efficient. My final morning at Blue Point I got up before dawn once again with the hopes of discovering how the surfers got down the cliffs to the ocean below for some up close drone photography of the action. And this is one of the coolest things about staying at Blue Point, the cliff side surfing community of shops and hidden cave opening to the ocean. As I walked from my room and crossed the street I came upon a Australian Surfer carrying his board and hurrying along. I asked him if I could follow him to the beach and I tagged along with my drone and camera gear in tow. Following him along a winding stair case of stone steps past shops, apartments, bars & restaurants, I realized a tiny community existed beneath the Blue Point grounds leading to the bottom of the cliffs. Finally, I arrived in the hidden cave which adjoins Uluwatu Beach. As I set my drone up for flight dozens of Surfers begin to pass me in the cave and enter the ocean. All of them ready to ride the waves as a new day dawned. It was one of the most beautiful sights I experienced and the majesty of the Indian Ocean surf was breath taking. If you surf, you definitely want to consider staying at Blue Point. The first place I stayed on my adventure to Bali, Blue Point Bay Spas & Villa didn't let me down. It was cheap, clean, and comfortable, but, in need of some freshening up in the room I stayed in. I would compare it to a Motel 6 or Days Inn quality. However, the ocean side grounds and infinity pool were the stuff of Five Star resorts,, beautiful and well tended gardens, flowers and grounds with a Majestic view of the Indian Ocean and its Epic Surf!! WoW!! If you are looking for something cheap with a great Bali Vibe, or, you are a serious Surfer looking to try your skill with some giant surf,, Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa is a Surfing Spectacular View & Stay!!
I was beginning to worry about my choice to stay at this property given most of the reviews. Our experience was great and frankly i can not wait to return to this little piece of Paradise. Let me start this by saying you get what you pay for. Yes I could have paid less than $100 a night for one of the superior rooms but I'm guessing the people who complain about their rooms are the ones staying in the cheap rooms. We opted for the Deluxe Villa that had no view ( I was aware of this ) but did look out to the lovely gardens. The room was huge and well appointed. Yes there is no mini bar but that to me is a bonus as if i was staying longer i could stock with my own drinks. We were very happy with what we paid for this room type and next time I hope to splurge and get one of the ocean front private pool villas. The location of this resort is great and the view is jaw droppingly stunning. The downside is you have a ridiculous amount of tourists entering the pool area to take their selfies and photos of their partners standing on the edge while they screech to each other from the other side of the pool. The food and drinks are well priced around the pool and if you want some peace then the top pool or natural pool were much quieter. Single Fin is right next door and any noise that comes from there is no fault of this hotel. It is certainly not a 5 star property but a solid 4 and you need to be realistic. This is Bali. Problems with plumbing are common at many hotels in many Asian holiday destinations. If you address any problems with the hotels they will do all possible to rectify the problem. The biggest problem i had during my stay is that we only stayed for 2 nights instead of 10. Love Uluwatu and loved The Blue Point Bay Villas.
Having previously only used the day pool option we decided to spend our first 3 nights in Bali here. To sum it up if we didn't prepay we would have left upon arrival. After staying in many Bali hotels this would have to be one of the worst. Check in problems, very dated furnishings, terrible food and poor staff make staying here quite unpleasant. It seems to have a poor culture we didnt see a manager about in the whole 3 days. Rooms are very ordinary indeed. Worst thing about the location is the taxi mafia you can not call a meter taxi, uber or grab taxi to the hotel they are not allowed in the area for pick ups. So you are supposed to use the local street drivers who wqnt to charge 3 times the price. stay eleswhere people
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 3 outdoor pools
Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa places you next to Suluban Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Uluwatu Cliffs. This 60-room, 4-star villa welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Also near this Pecatu villa are Uluwatu Temple and Padang Padang Beach.
This villa is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All of Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa's 60 villas are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.
Guests of Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 35 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach villa include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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58% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 686 reviews