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Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I stayed here in October 2017 while the volcano was threatening to erupt. Bali was very quiet and this hotel was an amazing oasis to escape from reality for a while. We got a room on the 2nd floor facing the pool. The room was clean and very well maintained. The pool area is probably one of the best we have every encountered. The staff are simply amazing with their attention to detail. Food at the hotel was beautiful, plenty to choose from and the theme nights were a lovely addition. We could not fault any of it. Our special memories are of the Teppanyaki bar at the front of the hotel right on the beach. Just beautiful food and very good value. We had our wedding anniversary celebrations at the Teppanyaki bar and the staff made a beautiful cake and a lovely card to say congratulations. We often saw the Executive Chef Frank de Vries walking around speaking to guests and personally making sure everything was up to his standard and ours. There were only two negative things that we could think of during our stay: 1. Our room attendant was insistent on our 2nd day there that we filled in an evaluation form for him, we were relaxing in our room and he would not leave until we did it - very disappointing. Note to self - tell him to leave and don't fill in the form. 2. One of the money changers on the front counter was a little rude and gave us a slightly less rate than advertised. This only happened when he was on, making us think that he was trying to scam us, so we always waited until another staff member was on instead. We reported him to the hotel, however the money changer in the hotel doesn't work for the hotel. Nothing came of it unfortunately. But something to watch out for. Everything about the hotel, service and the food is simply amazing. If you think that the hotel looks expensive, and a little out of your price range, please consider it, it really is an awesome place to stay.

Grand entrance, cascading to beautiful gardens and large swimming pool for adults and separate for children. Hotel is well suited for couples and families with wide open spaces right on the beach, great swimming pools, childrens play area with disney characters. Rooms are clean and spacious with balconies and rooms having an ocean view are nice. Location is very good walking distance to everything in Kuta saving on transport. Staff are very nice and very helpful to any needs. Guests are invited to a free cocktail party held very Monday evening with door prizes, entertainment, my wife and i won a dinner for two at the hotel, it was asian cuisine and we loved it. The food theme nights were also great from seafood, barbecue, Italian, Asian very well set and ample to eat and enjoy. The hotel also holds FREE cooking classes and we attended a class "Green Curry Chicken" very well done and special thanks to Murdika, Surya and Krisna, keep up the good work. A very special THANKYOU to Frank De Vries Executive Chef the consummate professional who made our stay a very memorable one. Thank you Franceso and Ida from Perth

I stayed there from March 19th to 27th. To be fair, I should point out positive things at first: 1- The staff is really kind and respectful. 2-The hotel is really big with a very beautiful ocean view. Besides its yard is also beautiful. The architecture is really good. 3- It has many facilities like swimming pool for adults and children, gym, kid playing club,... . So you don’t get tired there. 4- The breakfast has a lot of choices. 5- It has access to shopping malls and the live street “ Kartika plaza”. BUT... 1- I think they need to take care more about the restaurant in terms of cleanness; I objected to garçon and reception about this issue. The swimming pools also need more care in terms of cleanness. 2- The bathrooms need to be cleaner and neater. I think it is better to replace floor drains of the bathrooms with modern ones. 3- Sometimes the receptionist is not available to answer the phone calls of residents 4-One morning about 6:30 AM there was a lot of noise and activity in helipad and unfortunately it didn’t let me sleep despite my tiredness of previous trip. My objections were futile and the reception was not available to answer my phone. 5- I had a bad experience with the taxi company available at the hotel entrance. The taxi driver was a fan of his friends’ companies and restaurants (which of course were run-down and not clean). He first drove us to a run-down company for the sport beach and in the return way he said I just stop at my friend’s restaurant for lunch which we didn’t accept and we wanted anther one. As a result, my hungry 2-year-old son bothered us all the way to the hotel. The driver said it is not my duty to stop within the route, I just stop at the destinations and my friends’ businesses!!!

I stayed there with my husband for a week and enjoyed the atmosphere view. Staff were really polite and always smiling. The breakfast buffet though was not good and we had the same food for a week. Our room was really OLD and the housekeeping didn't clean the toilet very well. Generally, it was a good experience.

My daughter and i have travelled to Bali many times before and stayed at resorts hotels and villas. Nothing has compared to our wonderful experience we have had at Discovery Kartika. The hotel is clean and comfortable with amazing views right on the beach. The staff are so friendly you feel like part of the family. They cannot do enough for you. I recommend attending welcome party where you get to meet other guests and staff and the cocktails and appetifs are free flowing. The cooking class they are now running on Thursdays was amazing. We were lucky enough to see them prepare Indonesian Chicken Curry, which is now my new favourite. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We will definately be back. Thankyou to all but a special mention to Apri who has gone out of her way to make our stay memorable. 10/10

Reasonable price, get good price if book directly on hotel’s website. Like the garden and the direct access to the beach via back gates. Very god for taking a walk after breakfast and enjoy sea breeze. Take a camera or yr phone, nice view for a photo.

We were looking for a one night stay, so picked Kartika Hotel in Kuta, close to the airport. We were very, very pleasantly surprised. A really nice Italian restaurant and great breakfast dining .... among the best of the dozens of places we have stayed. Rooms were nice, a bit dated, but that's ok...they are comfortable. Very good value. Wonderful grounds and pools as well, right on the beach. 100% of the staff was friendly, respectful and helpful. Worth a stay.

Just returned from another great stay at this hotel. My partner had not stayed there before but now agrees this is the hotel we will return to for our next stay in Bali. Staff are friendly and very willing to help, the pool and swim up bar is a great place to spend an afternoon. Food is lovely with a special mention to the executive chef Frank. The buffet breakfast is the best in Bali. Can't wait for our next trip.

A big hotel in a good location in center of Kuta. We had a deluxe room with a garden view on ground floor. There was a good bed and lovely linens. There were these great wooden shutters in the windows so you could get the room really dark (even in the daytime) . Loved that! Can sleep late in the morning! (Although there was this big group organizing some sort of group happening in the hotel garden at 7 oclock in the morning, there was lots of shouting and yelling and loud music - I´m pretty sure I wasn´t the only one who was really annoyed!) Good breakfast, lots of options. There was also a pianist playing during the breakfast. Lovely pool with swim-up bar. The Tepan Noodle restaurant was really good. Had one late dinner there and we were the only customers. Romantic dinner and tasty food. Even if I am quite satisfied with our stay in Kartika Plaza hotel, I still think it´s a bit pricy. But if you get a good bargain, then why not.

We spent 5 nights at this hotel just recently. We are older couple and our opinion could be different from young persons. At arrival offered cold drink and wet towel which was very good. Room is small, tiles on floor make it very cold to walk, air con.very cold can not adjust to tem.over 20C.Like beads very high and hard with good pillows,water supply only less than half/litre glass bottle with beer top hard to open..Garden and sw.pool are excellent, also Jim. Through back garden have direct access to walking path along shore, with rocks and no swimming. Breakfast very limited vegetable with some spices hard to eat, everything else is very good, like large mug and machine coffee late.Staff are very caind and helpful From hire we moved to Paradiso in same street few hundred meters away.Note:at arrival you fine in room two small bottle of water not enough to wash tooth need about 3 litre a day so walk accros road and next to CK [[small mini mart] there is shop selling 6liters of water for 16thousand Rupies very cheap comparing 1,5 litre at CercleK for 9000R.

Jl Kartika Plaza, PO. Box 1012 Kuta Bali

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tuban Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Kartika Plaza within a short walk of Tuban Beach, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Kuta Beach. This 318-room, 4.5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in Kuta, the hotel is also a short walk from Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Park.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including La Cucina, which specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner, and The Pond Cafe with pleasing pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel's 318 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for IDR 350000 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2384 reviews