After a roughly five year delay, the Andaz Bali has finally opened today.
Details of the new Andaz Bali
The Andaz Bali is now open, and it marks the first Andaz property in Indonesia, and the first Andaz resort in all of Asia. For those of you not familiar, with Andaz, it’s Hyatt’s luxury(ish) lifestyle brand, with roughly two dozen properties around the globe.
Here are some of the basic details of the Andaz Bali:
- The hotel is located in Sanur, along Bali’s southeast coastline; that’s potentially a ~25 minute drive from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), though traffic can be terrible sometimes
- The hotel is located right next to the Hyatt Regency, which recently underwent a significant renovation
- The hotel has 149 guest rooms, including 22 villas
- I appreciate how spacious the rooms here are — standard rooms are 710 square feet, while standard suites are 1,345 square feet (though I imagine this includes outdoor space)
- The hotel features amenities like four intertwining restaurants in the hotel’s village square, a beachfront restaurant, and three swimming pools, including an infinity beachfront pool
- Interestingly the hotel doesn’t have its own spa, but rather shares the Shankha Spa at the adjacent Hyatt Regency, which is also where the fitness center, sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools, yoga space, and adults-only pool are located
Below are some pictures of the Andaz Bali.
Andaz Bali entrance
Andaz Bali pool
Andaz Bali guest room
Andaz Bali suite
Andaz Bali suite
The Andaz Bali is a Category 4 World of Hyatt hotel
The Andaz Bali is debuting a a Category 4 World of Hyatt property, meaning that:
- A free night in a standard room costs 15,000 points, and you can also redeem Category 1-4 free night certificates here
- A free night in a standard suite costs 24,000 points, and a free night in a premium suite costs 30,000 points
For context, I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so to me 15,000 points are worth ~$225. Initially the hotel has rates starting at well under $200 per night, though I imagine over time we’ll see rates increase, as travel restrictions are lifted.
Why I’m kinda lukewarm about this hotel
It’s great to have another Hyatt option in Bali, though personally I’m not sure I’ll be putting this on my bucket list:
- Bali has endless luxury hotels of the highest standard, and many of them are bookable with points, so there’s no shortage of great options
- I find the Andaz brand to be really inconsistent, so I don’t have much faith in this hotel purely in terms of the brand
- I don’t particularly love the area this hotel is in, and would rather be in Nusa Dua, Seminyak, or Ubud, in terms of easy access to restaurants and excursions, depending on what I’m looking for
- The fact that this hotel shares a spa with the 350+ room Hyatt Regency next door doesn’t exactly sound like a great experience; we’re talking about 500+ rooms all using the same spa, and spa treatments are a big reason to come to Bali
So I’m sure the hotel will be perfectly lovely and nice, and many will like this hotel. But unless I hear otherwise from people who stay here, I just don’t see myself prioritizing this hotel the next time I visit Bali.
The Andaz Bali shares a spa with the Hyatt Regency
The 149-room Andaz Bali is finally open, after a roughly five year delay (the hotel was supposed to open in 2016). It’s located right next to the Hyatt Regency, which also recently underwent a renovation.
It’s great to see another Hyatt option in Bali, though personally I’m not sure I’d fly around the world to stay here, given the endless luxury hotel options available in Bali.
What do you make of the Andaz Bali? Anyone considering a stay, if/when it’s possible?