Amandari vs Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Both hotels are recommended by expert reviewers. On balance, Amandari is preferred by most writers compared to Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Amandari scores 92 with endorsements from 11 publications including The Telegraph, Star Service and Mr & Mrs Smith.

9 / 10
Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Bali 80571, Indonesia
From $0 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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"Built within Kedewatan village, the Amandari manages to balance sensitivity and opulence with its unique integration of resort and community." Full review
Lonely Planet
"In Kedewatan village, the storied Amandari does everything with charm and grace – sort of like a classical Balinese dancer." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"In true Aman form, this luxurious hideaway displays an unwavering commitment to seclusion and romance from its perch high above the Ayung River gorge on the outskirts of Ubud." Full review
"If you want a sense of how life is lived in a typical Balinese village, Amandari purports to provide it."
Star Service
"This property is located 3 kilometers east of town, 24 kilometers north of Denpasar and 40 kilometers northeast of the airport" Full review
Phones, dedicated modem lines, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, minibars, safes, robes and slippers are in place, but TVs are absent (they can be delivered upon request).
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Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
8 / 10
Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
From $148 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Star Service
"Smiling and efficient staff welcome guests with a cold towel and welcome drink, and escort them to reception." Full review
Avoid those closest to the main lobby, as they offer no view at all.
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Making up a part of the resort strip, the Sofitel has a vast pool that meanders past the 415 rooms, some of which have terraces with direct pool access." Full review
"Sophisticated family-friendly beach retreat with an enormous pool and a street market–style restaurant." Full review
"This 451-room luxury resort is located in upmarket Nusa Dua, on Bali's south coast" Full review
Forbes Travel Guide
4 Stars
"Balmy ocean breezes wrap around the curved staircase spiraling down to the garden level, and a beautifully sculptured wooden tree of life emerges from the center up to the top of the domed ceiling. " Full review

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