Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Emma from Geelong
A Hidden GemPosted Nov 26, 2013
Pros: The privacy, the staff, the room, the pools
Cons: Maybe introduce a happy hour to get clients to come to the restaurant, or beside the pools.
Plataran was a lovely oasis among the craziness of Bali. The staff were wonderfully caring. We stayed in a 2 Bedroom Pool Villa for 3 nights (which is actually 2 separate villas, one behind the other) with our 3 and 5 year old boys, who thought it was incredible cool they had their own 'house'. Plataran is around a 10 minute drive from Seminyak, however the resort offers free shuttles at set times. We found the restaurant prices to be a little costly, so ate out for 2 of the 3 nights. We would definitey return to Plataran.
for Couplesby Debbie & Wayne from Perth WA, Australia
Outstanding and so perfect for so many reasons !Posted Apr 5, 2013
Pros: Elegant simple and traditional decor. Magnificent gardens, OUTSTANDING Staff and service.
Cons: NOTHING. Every thing is so balanced and in perfect harmony, not one thing is better or worse then the other.
Location: Just minutes north east of Seminyak. There is a shuttle 3 times a day to Seminyak and Kuta. Keep a Plataran map from the lobby to show taxi drivers.
Amazing and so much more !! Elegant, traditional Balinese decor from the lobby to the villas, it is a feast for the eyes. Everywhere you look it's so perfect, not overdone, simple and so so tasteful. The villas are scattered amongst magnificent lush gardens. It is truly a paradise (and not one mosquito!). The staff are the most beautiful, humble and helpful people I have ever met and I will never forget any of them. The food was insanely beautiful and very well priced. They grow their own herbs and the chef is amazing at creating beautiful flavoursome dishes. Having a health/spa on site where you can have massages and then retreat to your villa is the most relaxing, rejuvenating holiday possible. Every night we had little treats left on our back patio. I have travelled to many places and seen many hotels, the Plataran is by far one of my favourites !!
by Ruth from Perth WA, Australia
Adventures at PlataranPosted Nov 1, 2012
Pros: Gardens were lovely
Cons: Room wasn't secure.
Location: Very isolated area, mainly locals and small shops. Really tucked away, taxi drivers got lost a few times. Had to plan the day and use the shuttle.
Lovely place, but too far from Seminyak. Rooms where not secure, Wifi is slow when its corrected, as this is not available all the time. Appears to be turned off from 10pm to 7am. Expensive by Bali standards Nice place to stay if you want to have an expensive holiday and not be disturbed. Staff where pleasant.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Amazing PlacePosted Oct 2, 2012
Amazing place nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta. Didn't want to leave. Staff were so accommodating - thank you for a memorable experience.
for Everyoneby Tony from Perth WA, Australia
Very nice hotel.Posted Sep 25, 2012
Pros: Privacy from the other hotel guests and private pool.
Cons: WiFi and Restaurant prices
Location: Our of the way a little if your looking for a lot of action. Perfect otherwise.
Very nice hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Garden are massive and very well kept. Great hideaway type of hotel. Each residence is well protected from the next. Restaurant prices well over priced for the size of the meals and what I would expect from other hotels. WiFi extremely annoying as when many people are on it is super slow. Also had to log in every 5 mins or couldn't log in at all. Other than those small things everything else was delightful. Would definitely recommend to other people.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Perth WA, Australia
Great family-run boutique resortPosted Jul 6, 2012
Great stay overall. Service was top notch and room was spacious, all of which came at a reasonable price. The greatest thing about this resort is that it's built in typical Balinese style, as opposed to a modern cosmopolitan look, to us it was very special. The spa was pretty good too.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Australia
A place to get away from it allPosted Jan 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very quiet resort 2 hour drive from Denpasar. Great for a honeymoon. Black sand beach deserted except for local fishermen. Resort pool was pleasant. Service was great. Such lovely gentle staff. Food was good for Bali. Rooms are very private and outdoor bathroom the same. TV worked, Internet intermittent but it is a remote part of Bali. Had massages and my daughter had a facial which were excellent. This is a wonderful spot to really rest up.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Singapore
Nice villa in remote regionPosted Dec 23, 2011 on Hotels.com
This resort is good if you are looking for a getaway far from noisy pubs and clubs. The resort provides complimentary shuttle to various places should you decide to venture.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Australia
First timerPosted Nov 28, 2011
This was our introduction to Bali and could not have been more impressed. Beautiful surroundings, well maintained and picturesque. Very quiet and secluded villas. Quite spacious and comfortable.
for Otherby Rosanna from Auckland, New Zealand
So AuthenticPosted Oct 10, 2011
If you want an affordable 4 star resort, with peaceful, relaxing and romantic surroundings, then this is the place to stay. The grounds and room were immaculate. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the food at the restuarant was delicious and affordable (we ate most of our meals here and tried many of the cocktails). There's a free shuttle that takes you to Seminyak, Legian or Kuta Central and often you can a negotiate a time to be picked up if its not more than a couple hours. However taxis are cheap in Bali, just make sure you only use Bluebird taxis that show drivers ID and a meter. Going by the meter is always cheaper, but if you need them for a long trip or most of the day, negotiate a return price. Traffic in Bali is a nightmare! If you want to be amongst all the action, then stay in Kuta or Legian. We found we needed to plan our day well so you dont spend most of it in a taxi! Otherwise, the hotel location is really beautiful with nice scenery and rice paddies. We felt like we experienced the real culture up in Kerobokan. Would def recommend to friends and go back.