Room for improvement, but I had a nice stay

Reviewed January 19, 2013 NEW I stayed at The Mulia just for one night, just to check it out. This was after the busy Christmas/New Year holiday period, so the resort, which is really big, seemed almost empty. I probably saw more staff and security guards than guests. But this didn't bother me too much...maybe the situation was more tense when the hotel was just opened in December and lots more people stayed here.

The Grandeur Room I stayed in wasn't that grand, but clean and comfortable. The amenities in the room could be improved (for example, an iPod dock would be nice). I especially liked the free-standing bathtub and the complete toiletries. Wi-fi isn't free in the rooms, but it is in public areas. True, the design of the room (and the hotel overall) doesn't have a lot of Balinese touch - it's more a modern (and somewhat austere) approach, Still looks impressive, though.

The hotel wasn't 100% open at the time of the visit...for example, only two restaurants were open : The Cafe for breakfast (one of the most wide-ranging selection of buffet breakfast I've seen), and Le Soleil (I had lunch there and the quality of the dishes was excellent). Some areas were still under construction, and the spa wasn't open yet, either. But the pool areas are open, and they are great. The largest pool is the one just next to the beach, and as it wasn't a busy season, I could almost have the pool for myself!

Although I don't think it's a 5-star experience yet, it's certainly not bad and Mulia could improve it for the future. I wouldn't exclude the possibility of a next visit here.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo