It is not often these days we stay at a hotel where we feel like all the staff are happy to have you stay with them and immediately feel welcome. However this was the case at the Novotel Ngurah Rai Bali airport. Now, I will be upfront here, we are Accor Plus members and I was lucky enough to win the Australian Ambassador competition for Novotel but this has not influenced our review of this hotel. Yes, it is quite a new facility being opened in 2015 which still has that "new" feel to it but it surely is the staff that make a stay there enjoyable.
Being an "airport" hotel one expects just a place to get a decent sleep then move on the next day but this one actually would be a place I would spend a day or so comfortably chilling by the pool which although has a nice view of the control tower is amazingly insulated from aircraft noise. There is a reasonable gym to exercise in and for any plane spotters there is a great view of the runway from the rooftop bar that is open only during the evenings though is accessible all day.
We were so impressed by the level of service and the quality of the facility I have even booked another night here in a few weeks when we bring Jo's Mother back to Bali for her 80th birthday and if someone has enough faith in a place to bring their Mother-in-law there I think it speaks volumes.
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