In January 2023, Indonesia witnessed a whopping increase of 503.34 percent in foreign tourists compared to the previous year. Vacationers flock here to soak in the beauty of its magnificent islands, admire spectacular landscapes, and snorkel in spots with a breathtaking underwater world. Indonesia is also known for its gorgeous resorts, ideal for travelers seeking seclusion, luxury, and access to top-tier facilities. Despite some resorts requiring holidayers to splurge, like those in Bandung, others are affordable yet don’t skimp on luxury, comfort, and convenience. Here’s a list taking travelers through pocket-friendly yet highly-rated hotels offering quality stays.
Set on the Jakarta Bay waterfront and within an amusement park is the Mercure Convention Center, Ancol. Guests have a quality stay in one of the cozy 438 rooms with scenic park and ocean views, featuring the full range of travel comforts. The fully renovated Pelangi Suite provides a home away from home with a spacious bedroom, a separate living room with park views, and a balcony. When craving a variety of cuisine, travelers stop by the on-site Sunda Kelapa Restaurant, which serves delectable international cuisines and rich local dishes.
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The beautiful beachfront Bintang Bali Resort sits on approximately six hectares of lush tropical gardens in the heart of South Kuta. It’s one of the most affordable yet highly-rated resorts in Bali, where guests rest easy in one of the luxurious 402 rooms and suites with Balinese furnishings, balconies, and modern amenities. Besides comfortable accommodations, nothing beats unwinding in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by serene gardens with a cascading waterfall and a swim-up bar. The relaxation continues in the beachfront Theta Spa, where guests close their eyes in a quiet and peaceful space as they indulge in massages that enhance their well-being.
Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is an affordable yet highly-rated traveler’s paradise in Bali Denpasar International Airport. With the hotel’s direct access to the domestic and international terminals, visitors only walk for 5 to 10 minutes to find attentive staff offering personalized services and well-appointed accommodations.
The 206 rooms and suites feature basic amenities and private bathrooms fitted with showers or bathtubs, hairdryers, and toiletries for the guests’ convenience. But travelers staying in the Executive and Suite rooms access the premier lounge and gym.
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Yello Hotel Harmoni is one of Jakarta’s most affordable hotels and is within walking distance of the Harmoni Central Bus Station and the National Museum of Indonesia. Travelers have a pleasant and comfortable stay in the streamlined rooms with eye-catching wall art and city or landmark views. The Wok ‘N’ Tok delights food lovers with a signature menu inspired by wok-style street food as they hang out in the sleek restaurant. Besides dining in the restaurant, vacationers can also order from their rooms at any time of the day and enjoy sampling tasty snacks.
Just a 9-minute walk from the bustling Kuta Beach and an 8-minute walk to the vibrant Jalan Legian Street is the Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta. After exploring Kuta, guests recharge in chic hotel rooms with balconies offering stunning swimming pool views. Adults choose to unwind in the vertigo rooftop pool, lagoon pool, or whirlpool, as children have the time of their lives in the kiddie pool. But those who want to keep fit while traveling utilize the state-of-the-art fitness center.
- Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta
- Address: Jl. Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor pool, Poolside bar, Spa
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Novotel Jakarta Cikini is a sleek and affordable hotel with 245 elegant rooms, a casual international restaurant, a bar, and a well-equipped gym. The 4-star rooms feature flat-screen TVs with numerous channels, mini-fridges, and tea/coffeemakers. Additionally, the accommodations boast floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking city views and plush beds that provide an enveloping sensation for a good night’s rest. Guests wake up to a tasty in-house breakfast before the inviting on-site pool entices them for a cooling and refreshing dip as the poolside bar serves a mellow drink.
- Accommodation: Novotel Jakarta Cikini
- Address: Jl. Cikini Raya No.107, RT.10/RW.4, Cikini, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
- Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor pool, Fitness center, Business center
Harris Hotel Kuta Tuban Bali is a charming and affordable hotel promising a tranquil getaway and top-notch services. Guests find a home away from home in the minimalist rooms with pull-out sofas and minibars, while the stylish suites have separate living areas. For meals, vacationers head to the on-site café delighting the palate with the unique breakfast buffet, including their famous crepes and mouthwatering Indonesian and Western-style dishes. But those looking for healthier options can head to the juice bar, which serves a wide range of juices without sugar and ice.
Sitting in gardens along the magnificent Indian Ocean is the tranquil Holiday Inn Resort, catering to adults and children with thoughtful amenities. Adults find their zen in the arranged early morning yoga routines as the young ones get entertained in the dedicated Kid’s Club. The ocean-facing Tea Tree Spa, surrounded by soothing water features, pampers guests with relaxing massages, rejuvenating body, and beauty treatments. Alternatively, holidaymakers who want an adventure-filled vacation have fun at the beach as they enjoy kite flying or have thrilling banana boat rides.
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The affordable and highly-rated Fairfield by Marriott Bali hotel welcomes visitors to a pleasant stay in polished rooms brimming with natural light. Surfers and beachgoers only drive 8 minutes to Kuta Beach as shoppers drive 9 minutes to Beachwalk Shopping Center for retail therapy.
After an eventful day, adventurers relax in the whirlpool or give their bodies the attention they deserve with soothing massages and personalized reflexology at the Alaya Spa. But lovebirds will especially love and enjoy the 90 minutes long Lover Indulgent Time couples’ massage.
Amadea Resort & Villas is an award-winning peaceful oasis conveniently located near boutiques and restaurants in Seminyak. Lovebirds and honeymooners find a romantic escape in the unique Amadea Rooftop Suite with a tropical garden and a gazebo. Alternatively, families and friends stay in the Pool Villa 2 bedroom hosting up to four adults or the Pool Villa 4 bedroom hosting eight adults. The villas have fully equipped kitchenettes, furnished dining and living areas, bathtubs with rain showers, and swimming pools surrounded by gardens.
- Accommodation: Amadea Resort & Villas
- Address: Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 81360, Indonesia
- Amenities: Outdoor pool, Poolside bar, Spa, Restaurant, Wi-Fi