We stayed 5 nghts before Christmas for our first trip to Kuta in 20 years of travel to Bali (must be a record). We went to Kuta mainly for the kids (Waterbom etc).The Ida was an economical option for a family of 4 on a budget - we stayed in the deluxe bungalow with 2 queen beds, a better option than 2 rooms for us. Our overall experience was good, central location, close to Matahari for supplies, walking distance to Waterbom. Nice hotel, good pool, generous & good breakfast. But....
I've travelled dives of the world for 30 years (read youth hostels in middle east & south america) and never encountered bed bugs. This hotel is so hard to rate. The first night in Bali of a month I was savaged by bed bugs (i'd never seen them before) Only noticed one in the morning (squashed with blood) it was only the 2nd night the penny dropped and I woke at middnight to see them by the score. My family only had mild bites., but I blew up (severe allergic reaction) so much I couldn't use my hands for a couple of days. All over hands (joints) I still have permanent scars 2 months later - I doubt they'll go. They were huge black blood blisters & I was in excrutiating pain - great for your 1st 24 hours of a holiday. We moved at midnight to another room - I expected more of the same , but the new room was OK. We saw another bungalow during our time with mattress "airing" on the verandah.
The management were very proactive insisting on a doctor and medicine, and kept asking after my health and gave a voucher for a meal. I know you can get bet bugs in the best places, but I felt quite traumatised by the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ida Hotel is a cosy authentic Balinese property with an array of accommodation options from traditional Balinese Bungalows with open air bathrooms to more contemporary modern furnished Superior Rooms. Comprising of two wings with lush green gardens, the front wing caters a swimming pool with jacuzzi & traditional open air bale styled restaurant. There is a massage room or you can enjoy one poolside, free small car park & free WIFI in our public areas ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ida Hotel Kuta
- Ida Hotel Bali/Kuta