Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan vs Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Both properties are praised by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan ranks significantly better than Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan comes in at #3 in Bali with endorsements from 10 publications including Hideaway Report, Jetsetter and Concierge.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
9 / 10
Sayan, Bali 80571, Indonesia
From $355 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Travel + Leisure
"Set in Bali’s dazzling green central highlands among 18 acres of gardens, this property’s Star Wars-esque architecture seems—well, rather alien at first." Full review
"Indonesian art and local handmade fabrics decorate the 42 spacious villas and 18 suites of this property, just outside of Ubud."
Star Service
"4 kilometers west of town and 40 kilometers north of the airport...designed to impress, and arriving guests may be awe-struck as they approach its Japanese-inspired, Roman-sized buildings." Full review
Choose rooms fronting the river or its tributary for views of bathing natives and working farmers.
"If you're after 5-star refinement in a tropical rainforest, this internationally acclaimed resort fits the bill." Full review
Be sure to join in the resort's complimentary culture- and nature-orientated daily activities, covering village rice field early-morning walks, sunset yoga sessions on the rooftop lotus pond, and weekly traditional dance performances, authentically performed by Sayan villagers, in the colonial-inspired bar-lounge.
Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
"Dine on contemporary Indonesian cuisine at the Ayung Terrace, or sip a passion fruit martini overlooking the valley at Jati Bar. "Staying here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience."" Full review
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Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
8 / 10
Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
From $206 /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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