Hotel Insider: Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

The welcome

After a private Fairmont minivan send from a airport, we’re greeted during a opening by several smiling members of staff. Check-in is discerning and painless, before we’re taken to a fourth-floor suite.

The neighbourhood

The exhausted city of Sanur doesn’t possess a same celebration atmosphere as Kuta and Seminyak. But those who ceremony decrease some-more than late nights will be some-more than happy. The Fairmont is during a finish of a line only divided from a city centre, a brief travel from eccentric shops, bars and restaurants. It’s adjacent to a possess 200-metre beach.

The room

Our twin ocean-view apartment has a lot: space, views, lush finishes and a bell to call your possess butler. It’s a integrate of stairs down from a bedroom to a semi-open-air loll area, that can be sealed off by shifting potion doors – in a crafty eco-friendly touch, a atmosphere criminal cuts out when they’re opened. The sea perspective is pleasant bliss, looking opposite 4 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, terracotta-hued rooftops and a beach. The loll has a vast lounge lounger and a tiny list and chairs, illuminated by electric candles. There’s a decent-size radio in both rooms, a outrageous floral sculpture-slash-light behind a beds and a extensive essay desk, and surfboard-shaped art anomalies. The lavatory facilities a built-in “eco-washer” bidet, apart sleet shower, twin washbasins and a sizeable mill bath. There’s also an iPod wharf connected to a Bose system.

The service

Faultless and friendly.

The scene

The UAE’s incarnations of a Fairmont have got zero on this proudly Balinese resort. It’s blissfully quiet, while driftwood art gives a hotel a pleasant Robinson Crusoe vibe.

The food

Prices aren’t prohibitively costly for a five-star resort. Layang Layang, a hotel’s all-day-dining outlet, specialises in Indonesian and pan-Asian dishes. The standout is a Balinese rijsttafel, a tasting menu of internal delicacies. For 280,000 Indonesian rupiah (Dh77) per person, we get dual starters, soup, 4 mains with dual sides, and 4 desserts. The peaks are sour bebek betutu (roast steep with Balinese piquancy paste) and jaja batun bedil (rice dumplings in palm-sugar sauce). The breakfast smorgasboard could have been some-more exhaustive. It sparingly covers prohibited western breakfast items, pastries and cold cuts, Balinese alternatives (nasi goreng) and a occasional Arabic inclusion (fattoush). Lunch is during Nyala Beach Club Grill, a poetic al fresco location. The importance is on infrequent dining and bar bites, such as a Korean fried-chicken burger (120,000 rupiah [Dh33]).


The sauna underneath a resort’s executive H2O feature. The 90-minute Sanur signature massage (1,275,000 rupiah [Dh351]), draws on Indonesian, Thai, Breema, shiatsu and Swedish techniques.


There’s an programmed blind, though no fate in a room, that means a morning is definitely illuminated during 6am. Things are rather darker when there’s a energy cut while I’m showering, though a lights come behind on in about 20 seconds.

The verdict

A top-end Bali examination tailor-made for families and those seeking a quieter side to a holiday island.

The bottom line

Suites during a Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali cost from US$424 (Dh1,557) per night, including breakfast, Wi-Fi, a non-alcoholic minibar, 24-hour servant service, bicycle rental, daily yoga sessions and taxes.

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