Welcome to Bali's twilight zone.
Posted Nov 9, 2015 on Hotels
Le Grande Bali is an adequate four star hotel. It's situated on the New Kuta Golf Course resort ground, along with another 5 or so hotels and another 5 or so under-construction hotels.
What you need to understand is that this new kuta golf course resort is weird. It takes up a MASSIVE amount of land. Like, 500+ acres big. And construction has been on and off here for 10+ years. So you'd think it'd be booming, right? Nope. Expect to see about 10 other people the whole time you are there. The hotels are empty, the golf course is empty (the attached beach is pretty full).
And because of this chronic emptiness it feels like everyone had kinda just given up. You have a lovely hotel that will slowly decay in to nothing. Guard posts with smashed windows. A shuttle bus with ripped seats.
This isn't a criticism of the Le Grande Bali. It's just a comment on the strange environment it sits in.
A side-effect of this is that the accommodation is cheap. Last time I visited this area I stayed at the New Kuta Hotel on the same ground, for about $25 per night with breakfast.
It's also very quiet. Which is nice.
Staff were nice too - no complaints there.