A little over halfway through our Indonesia trip we decided to lay low for a while and relax at a resort. This is partly because we stayed at a hostel in Labuan Bajo and really needed a few days of recovery time. Enter the Klapa Resort in Uluwatu Deluxe Room.
Located in West Uluwatu, the Klapa Resort is situated in the New Kuta Golf Course development. This means it’s about 2 km just to get out the front gate. However a walk to the beach is only 5 minutes so it is in quite a good location.
We prefer to take Grab instead of using the taxi mafia when we travel in Indonesia, and luckily the resort has no issue with online taxi services. This made it much easier to ‘grab’ a car to go do laundry, or head to the fantastic Cashew Tree Collective restaurant.
Upon arriving at the Klapa Resort we had no problem checking in (even two hours before normal check in time). I’m going to chalk this up to the low-season. Check in was a breeze and while Cody was filling out the paperwork we were presented with refreshingly cold pineapple juice.
Our room on the third floor was extremely spacious. There was a stocked minibar, tv with international channels, and tons of wall outlets. That may not seem like a big deal, but as a travel blogger I always have tons of gadgets to charge.
Our large king sized bed had plenty of pillows and was overall comfortable. I do think the bottom sheet was a bit worse for wear as there was quite a bit of pilling, but the top and pillows were soft.
The bathroom has a glass enclosed shower, as well as a huge tub. After the hostel experience, I was ready for some self pampering. There was tons of stuff in the ammenity kit, and I actually quite liked the provided shampoo.
The room also had a balcony with two chairs where Cody and I had some coffee and tea in the morning. Overall I think the Klapa Resort in Uluwatu: Deluxe Room is a great value for the money, and was personally a well deserved break.
The main negatives I found where that most of the staff has quite limited English. This meant walking back to the front desk every time we had a question more complex than a food order.
While we didn’t eat at the on-site restaurants (there are two), one of Cody’s associates was actually staying here with his wife and they said the breakfast was quite good. I will say it’s probably fine if you just want to stay in the resort the whole trip and relax, but we like to explore the myriad of cafes and warungs around the areas we stay.
On the fourth floor/roof there is a quite large pool. The deck has an amazing view of the Uluwatu cliffs which means a gorgeous sunset every night. I can imagine during season the rooftop pool is packed with people, but it was always quite empty during our stay.
I will say the pool temperature was kept a little too warm to be refreshing, but it was still nice to swim a bit.
If you do want to go to the beach, there are access stairs right next to the downstairs restaurant and it takes just a few minutes to get all the way down. The resort doesn’t have a private beach, so you will be sharing Dreamland Beach with tons of other people. There are also a couple restaurants and a convenience store if you want chips or sodas to bring back to the hotel. We did this since the minibar prices are a bit egregious.
The hotel itself is classed as a Five Star, however I would say it is really more a Four. This isn’t a knock on their value, but it really doesn’t compare to some of the super luxe places we’ve been to.
That being said, for $60 a night it was well worth it.
Air-Conditioned Rooms: Yes
Breakfast Included: No
Pool On-Site: Yes
Maid Service: Yes
Recommended To Stay Here: Yes
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