When wishing to look for a romantic place to stay yet, just come to Hotel Tugu Bali. This hotel, located on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Badung, is very special when compared to other hotels in general. Staying here is definitely fun because it features the theme of Indonesian culture and art packaged in world-class luxury. Hotel Tugu Bali is here to revive the forgotten historical stories and romantic legends of this homeland.
Entering the lobby area at the magical Bale Agung, guests will be impressed by the exclusive collection of historical Balinese art and cultural artifacts such as the 4.9-meter tall monkey pod tree Garuda statue aged 140 years old. In addition, there is the head of Boma (guardian of mythological giants) on top of towering pillars inspired by ancient ceremonial houses in central Bali. Around the Bale Agung is a world of lush tropical garden and wild lotus ponds where each of the resort’s 20 villas and suites hide from one another.
Puri Le Mayeur Villa, spreading across an area of 200 square meters, looks to ‘float’ on a 700 square meters natural lotus pond. This villa is inspired by the love story between Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, a famous Belgian painter who moved to the Island of the Gods in 1932, and a famous Legong dancer, Ni Polok. Puri Le Mayeur is furnished with beautiful original hand-carved furniture, including a canopy of the bed and veranda carved by blind sculptors who worked for Le Mayeur and Ni Polok before they died.
At Puri Le Mayeur, there is the Ni Polok Lounge, which is one of the secret corners of Hotel Tugu Bali. “This lounge represents a combination of exotic stories and comfortable modern lounge spaces with a beautiful panorama overlooking the sea,” said Assistant Resort Manager, Ari Wijaya, on Thursday (Jan. 14).
At Hotel Tugu Bali, guests can choose a place to eat or a romantic place with their partner, such as in the garden, private pavilion above a lotus pond or even several thematic private dining venues, such as Bale Puputan or Bale Sutra. Similarly, there is a Cultural Night with a traditional culinary experience that relives almost forgotten stories through ancient dances, gamelan music performances and Balinese costumes.
Likewise, Ji Restaurant, which serves contemporary Japanese cuisine, stands on a shrine from the 315 years old Kang XI period. Right on the third floor of this restaurant, you can enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the Indian Ocean while watching sunset. “To ensure safety and comfort of guests in the new normal era, Hotel Tugu Bali has implemented strict safety and hygiene procedures in accordance with government regulations and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, including reducing physical contact, checking body temperature, and improving cleaning and sanitation as well as maintaining distance in all hotel areas,” explained Ari Wijaya.
Through its commitment to health, safety and cleanliness protocols, Hotel Tugu Bali has received the New Era Bali Regional Government certification and a Clean, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) certificate from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia with satisfying results. (BTN/015)