Ranked #20 of 29 hotels in Jimbaran

Lovely appearance but misses on the details

Reviewed September 8, 2012

I chose to stay at Nirmala because I had read that they offer a free shuttle ride to the airport. It's still written in their room handbook as well (free return trip to airport), but they no longer offer this service. Pickup is complimentary but dropoff is now 65,000Rp. That knocked off a star for me as it soured my taste for the hotel, being priced higher than many of the other places I stayed at Bali and compared to other budget hotels in Jimbaran.

Luckily, there were rooms available on the fourth floor and I was given a free upgrade from my second floor room. These suites up on the top floor are much nicer, being situated amongst the garden and pool, as well as the free wifi. Be sure to ask for it, else you may have missed out on many conveniences.

Walking in, the first impression was that the room was lovely. It was spacious, everything looked clean, there were all the amenities I'd need. However, inspecting the bed closer, there were some really strange grayish stains on the comforter. If I'd hope for a romantic evening, that would have put a damper on it. But as I was just sleeping for a few hours before hitting the airport, I didn't really care too much to complain.

The wifi worked well. There was a fridge and complimentary tea and coffee, with a hot water boiler. The TV had international cable channels and the AC worked well. When I accidentally changed the channel for the TV instead of cable and couldn't get it back, room service was very prompt and helpful (an attendant and a security guard both came).

I wish I could have seen the pool during the day as it looked very cool at night, almost seeming to fall off the building as it was a corner pool on the rooftop. I really liked having a supermarket on the first floor for a bit of snacks shopping. The restaurant was closed by the time I got there, so can't speak about the food. I also didn't get to grab the included breakfast.

The ride to the airport was quick enough. About 10 minutes at 4:30AM. Good place to stay for what I needed, but I wish it cost about $10-15 less for it to be excellent value.

Room Tip: Ask for the fourth floor!