The hotel applying the concept of green hotel in its management will have cool, comfortable, quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Moreover, there is even a different spirit. It is experienced by a couple from the Netherlands namely Mr. Fulco J.C. Van De Kieft, 71, with his wife Mrs. Neel Van Dentop, 74, when staying at Inna
The hotel applying the concept of green hotel in its management will have cool, comfortable, quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Moreover, there is even a different spirit. It is experienced by a couple from the Netherlands namely Mr. Fulco J.C. Van De Kieft, 71, with his wife Mrs. Neel Van Dentop, 74, when staying at Inna Bali Beach Garden (IBBG), formerly known as Bali Beach Hotel (Inna Grand Bali Beach). Strong vibration seems to have conjured up them to always stay at this pioneering hotel on Sanur Beach.
Mr. Fulco is a retired management consultant in the Netherlands who claimed to be happy and love Bali very much. Therefore, since 2001 he has always chosen the Island of Bali for a vacation, not elsewhere. When making first visit to Bali, they stayed at The Grand Bali Beach Hotel. In the third and fourth visit, they tried to stay at another hotel, but the next year they came back to this hotel until now. “We feel there is something unique at this hotel, especially the friendly service of the staff,” they said.
Its garden looks green with beautiful local plants. At some places, there is a large shady tree, there is also a sacred place supported by cultural activities of the employees. The hotel has a clean beach as well as well as the waste in processed properly. “This hotel applies the green concept. That’s why we feel more comfortable when staying at this hotel,” he explained.
Vast hotel area with a variety of rare plants really makes them comfortable. In contrast to other hotels, the remaining and narrow areas are used to make rooms so as to earn more profits but ignore the surrounding environment and green areas. However, Inna Bali Beach Garden still maintains the beauty and vast grounds, so that guests can still enjoy the green, beautiful and cool view. “People around the hotel also still maintain local customs. But, lately it has slightly changed. Probably, it is the impact of tourist developments making a visit,” he added.
Every making vacation in Bali, Mr. Fulco and his wife always take the time to visit other tourist attractions such as Besakih and stay for a few days in Tanah Lot, Candidasa and other destination. After that, they definitely return to Inna Bali Beach Garden because they feel this is their second home. “Nowadays, many tourist attractions are commercialized by irresponsible people. Frankly speaking, the atmosphere makes our holiday disturbed so we spend time by playing golf and relaxing in the room and touring around Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel only,” he said.
He then compared the current atmosphere of Bali to eight years ago. According to him, nowadays the tolerance and culture of Balinese society has changed. Actually, tourists coming to Bali want to feel the hospitality of the local community. “Traffic is busy and crowded due to adequately many motor vehicles. These conditions and narrow streets lead to traffic jams. Besides, the insufficient quality of roads but often forced can affect Balinese culture,” he explained.
These conditions often make people stressed and can change their character that affects the hospitality. Such transport condition must be found a solution. “If we want tourism in Bali to be sustainable, this should get the attention from the government and the people of Bali in order to keep Bali safe and peaceful. It can be perceived by tourists and society in general,” said Fulco at the end of the meeting at 1688 Beach Bar of the Inna Bali Beach Garden. (BTN/bud)