St. Regis Bali: A Few Photos & Thoughts
We arrived in Bali on Wednesday afternoon just as several other jets landed. We were getting ready for a long wait for our visa when we were greeted by a representative of St. Regis Bali. She took our passports, customs forms, and money for the visas and told as to stay put while she expedited things for us.
Within minutes she had our visas and we were waiting for our luggage (which took longer than you'd hope, but what can you do). As soon as we grabbed our bags, the rep hustled us through the airport and outside to our waiting car. Our driver provided us with cold towels, two bottles of watter, and two luscious chocolate truffles!
He then proceeded to whisk us to the resort in about 30 minutes. What a relief! After nearly 26 hours of travel, all we wanted was to get to the hotel, have a bite to eat, and go to bed! Check-in was done while sitting in the lobby, sipping tropical drinks.
We're just staying for two nights so we booked the lowest category room, a St. Regis Suite, using the SPG50 rate. For 1,000 SPG points plus $375/night, the rate includes airport transfers and the resort's famed breakfast buffet.
St. Regis Suite at the St. Regis Bali
As Seen Around St. Regis Bali
The resort is lovely and if I were to stay here again I'd definitely book a lagoon suite. These rooms have their own bales as well as direct access to the lagoon pool.
Here are a few of the things we like about this resort...
- Airport greeting/expediting service and complimentary airport transfers
- Excellent buffet breakfast with many made-to-order options
- Lovely and spacious room, even in the most basic category
- Helpful and friendly staff
Here are some of the "misses"...
- Housekeeping didn't arrive until after 12:30pm
- Food and wine prices are higher than they should be when compared to other luxury options in the area
- Nearby construction noise could be heard at the pool and some rooms have a view of the work site
Tomorrow we head to Benoa Cruise Terminal to board Orion II. We're looking forward to our Borneo adventure!
—Andrea M. Rotondo for Luxury Cruise Bible