Photo Story – The Travelling Squid’s stay at the Sheraton in Kuta Bali

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An infinity pool overseeing the Indian Ocean

For someone who has stayed in hostels for a large part of her travelling career, the stay at the Sheraton in Kuta Bali was very welcomed. It was also a drastic change in ‘standard of travel’, given that I stayed in a hostel, some two years ago when I visited Kuta as a student with no disposable income.

The Room

We managed to get an upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean suite with my Friend S’ Starwood loyalty points. Yay! Anyways if you travel a lot for business, you can use the points to redeem free nights or get an upgrade. Cool stuff!

Sheraton Kuta Bali
Nice long sofa to stretch and enjoy the TV

Upon entering the room, nice long sofas greeted us. Together with a working desk and a nice flat screen TV. It’s those type of sofas you can stretch out and relax without moving for hours.

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Love the room!

The bed was rather comfortable and the pillows were soft and fluffy. I liked the fact that there was an espresso machine in the room! My only gripe was that the check-in took super long.. We arrived at 3pm and only got to check-in an hour later.

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Nice bed with fluffy pillows

It was also my very first time staying in a room with a balcony!

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View of the setting sun, from our room

Catching the Sunset

Although our time in Kuta was really short, we managed to catch the sunset from our balcony, with the sea breeze blowing into our hair. Essentially, we had a view of the beach, without physically having to visit the beach. (Great for those who don’t want sand in their shoes). It’s all very pretty, as the pictures will tell.

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It’s a nice moment. Thanks to Friend R for the photo!

Hotel Lounge

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The leg rests made me a tad uncomfortable, for a second. Haha

I also had the opportunity to visit the hotel lounge, which oversees the hotel pool and the ocean beyond. The rattan chairs came with leg rests, and I felt really strange to be taking off my slippers and stretching out my legs, sipping a cappuccino while enjoying the view #likeaboss.

Service-wise I thought it was pretty standard, akin to that of five-star hotels. Though there was a staff at the lobby who was quite sincere – you know it’s slightly different from the usual polite smiles from hotel staff. It seemed like he was smiling from his heart. I had requested help for directions earlier on, and two hours later, when I was lugging my luggage to the car, he came to my rescue again. It was nice.

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Had a great stay at the Sheraton in Kuta Bali : )

Airport Transfer

If you need an airport transfer, just call the concierge two hours before you leave and they should be able to arrange something. Great if you’re in a big group and need a six-seater.

Have you stayed at the Sheraton in Kuta Bali? Do share your experience!

The Travelling Squid would like to thank her Friend S for sharing his loyalty points  : )  She hopes the points can be put into better ‘investment’ uses too ^^.

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