Stepping away from the busy streets up an escalator is the large modern and elegant reception area. The check in process was quick and smooth and I was shown to my room. The hotel is larger than I thought, with over 300 rooms.
The downstairs pool is a central feature, with many guests lounging next to it and enjoying the party music coming from the pool bar.
Upon arrival, I was given a voucher for a welcome drink. I took this to the upstairs bar area with many comfortable seats that look over the street below. I saw there was a happy hour on and decided to take advantage of that. They have 2 for 1 cocktails for 100K IDR ($10 AUD) so I ordered two mojitos and enjoyed them while the sun went down.
My deluxe room was located on the second level to the right of the pool. Through the door was the comfortable large King sized bed, a desk and chair workstation with tea and coffee making facilities and a small balcony overlooking the pool below.
|The One Legian is conveniently located right next door to Starbucks!|
|The view from my room’s balcony|
Opposite the bed was a TV set on the wall and to the right was a small wardrobe with bathrobes, slippers and a small fridge. Unfortunately, the fridge didn’t seem to be working properly as it was not cold at all, but as I was only staying for one night I didn’t feel the need to complain about it.
The room was fitted with a small bathroom with basic amenities, air conditioning, wifi (although extremely patchy and slow at times), large mirrors, a shoe rack and a safe next to the bed. The bright and spacious room had everything you could need for a comfortable stay.
There are many other types of rooms offered to suit different needs including large family suites and deluxe pool access rooms.
Beyond the Room
There is a very nice spa offering many treatments and a mini gym with basic equipment to keep up fitness in a nice air conditioned room with drinking water supplied.
|The couples massage room|
There is also 24-hour reception, a tourist information and transportation corner, basement parking, meeting rooms and their own restaurant and bar facing the street.
The food at The One Legian was the highlight of my stay! I had dinner at their De Basilico Kitchen and Bar restaurant and ordered the sate campur. While I waited I enjoyed a Bintang and the complimentary bread sticks with dipping sauces. The presentation of my meal was really impressive and it tasted fantastic!
Breakfast is included with the room and there was a wide range of choices available. Set in a wide open upstairs area, it was very pleasant to enjoy. You can have eggs to order how you like, pastries, cereals, fresh juices and fruit, tea and coffee and a selection of many hot and cold choices.
I was also kindly invited for a lunch review at their De Basilico restaurant during my stay.
I was given a delicious welcome cocktail ‘Red Warrior’ to enjoy before my first course was presented.
The first course was a Thai beef salad which tasted so light and fresh and had wonderful zesty flavours.
The main course was a pan-seared chicken breast with pesto rice and a creamy basil sauce. The chicken was so tender and the flavours complimented each other so well.
The dessert course was a layered chocolate cake which tasted like it was straight from Vienna or Paris! The layers were sponge, chocolate and cream with a hint of rum and it was so decadent and divine, the perfect way to end such a fabulous meal.
I was extremely impressed by every single course and honestly blown away by the presentation. Each dish was lovingly prepared and it was a treat for all the senses.
The freshness and flavour of each plate made every single bite a pleasure. The chef is highly talented and you can see how passionate he is about his food. Even if you are not staying at The One Legian, I highly recommend visiting this restaurant if you are staying around the area in Bali!
Hotel: The One Legian
Location: Jalan Raya Legian 117, Kuta, Bali 80361
Reviews: 4/5 stars from 2,278 reviews on Trip Advisor.
Price: Starts from $40 AUD a night for a Superior Room.
I do believe that this is a great hotel for the price. The rooms and facilities offered are excellent value for money and there are even further great deals on their website including free room upgrades if you stay for a certain number of nights.
However, I would recommend this hotel for party-lovers and those looking for budget-friendly luxury who do not mind the noise.
For me personally, I like to be able to relax around the pool or even in my room and I couldn’t do that from the afternoon to night. The music blasting from the pool vibrated the walls of my room. The walls also happened to be paper-thin and I heard some very disturbing things coming from the rooms on either side of me that did rather taint my experience.
But if you are looking for a good time, a place to sleep that has good amenities while looking for a party, you’ve come to the right place. Just bring earplugs if you plan on sleeping at all.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and as mentioned, the food is great and it’s a great price for what you get.
Overall, The One Legian is a great choice for young-at-heart travellers, couples and friends, and as the title suggests – it is a party-goer’s paradise!
If you would like to see a bit more I show around the hotel and my room in the first half of this video:
Disclaimer: My stay was complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are as always my own.