Now I’m not going to lie to you, it was quite a trip from our lands (South Africa) to get to Denpasar, Bali. But I can you tell this much, it was worth the connecting flight and even the dreaded stop in Doha, Qatar (sorry Doha).
Arriving at the Swiss-Belinn , you are greeted with beautiful smiles and kindness that makes the world right again. I can now tell you there is nothing like Indonesian hospitality. Swiss-Belinn Legian, Bali is a hub of activities; are close to restaurants, market and best all pathway distance from a breath-taking beach – Swiss-Belin is indeed the place to be.
As a guests you’ll be able to take comfort in Swiss-Belinn Legian’s modern and well-appointed guestrooms. Thoughtfully designed and beautifully finished for comfort and convenience, the hotel offers room service, laundry and dry cleaning hotel. We were impressed with their efficient staff, our room was well cleaned and service was at the drop of a hat.
Dining and offerings
Dining at Swiss-Belinn Legian is a cultural feast! There is combination bar, restaurant and lobby lounge that is very accommodating and serves a delicious combination of International and Indonesian buffet breakfast and an a la carte menu to suit every taste and occasion, The BaReLo Bar, Restaurant and Lounge is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We experienced Swiss-Belinn dining at its best on our second morning with a beautiful continental floating breakfast. I’m not sure we want our breakfast served any other way from now on. Our breakfast was all things every Queen and King should be served – from a delicious array of pastries and breads to fresh fruit, juice, coffee and tea; and amazing omelette, mushroom, bacon and sausages. We were well catered for.
If that’s not enough, pop by the The Chadis rooftop bar and relax at Legian’s trendy rooftop which offers stunning ocean views, accompanied by our extensive selection of cocktails, mocktails and light snacks. We spent endless viewings of sunsets, mocktail or cocktail or Indonesia legendary beer Bintang in hand, enjoy the warmth of the rooftop pool; honestly I could back there right now…
Cooking Classes with Chef extraordinaire Mustika
Swiss-Belinn offers an experience like no other – Indonesian cooking classes full of exotic flavours and flair. The cooking classes begins with a visit a local farmers market with Chef Mustika to select all the ingredients needed for your cooking journey ahead – the experience is enriching completely fulfilling the concept of farm to table, it’s an appreciation of ingredients and the vendors that sell the produce; it was an educational trip for me too Chef Mustika a treasure trove of valuable information and his love for both his country, Indonesian cooking and his craft is evident in every conversation you have with him.
The cooking class was a memorable odyssey through Indonesian culture…fresh ingredients, cooking steeped in tradition and ultimately tastes; that we will never forget. The cooking class with Chef Mustika is definitely a must when staying at Swiss-Belinn Legian.
The in house Chayana massage centre managed by Sarah – offers a range of relaxing treatments and massages. As a pregnant lady, there wasn’t much I could try, but my masseuse Wayan Padmi was an angelic soul that ensured I was comfortable and taking care of – I first had an ear candling treatment and the wax goodness that was revealed – but all worth it for the better to hear you with my pet…Lol! I then had a head, back and neck and foot massage that was worth every penny and soothed all my baby creating worries away. Thank you Wayan and the massage gods. And yes you must visit Sarah and her ladies at the Chayana Spa when you stay the Swiss-Belinn Legian ! I’ll certainly be back…
I have mentioned the endless streets of restaurants, Legian’s famed entertainment hubs, as well as to the popular Seminyak beach where the waves and sunset will make you never want to go home really. We also experience the Bali fashion seen with markets, boutiques, art stores and an opportunity to put your negotiation skills to the test. Bali is an unforgetable destination, but nothing beats having world-class accommodation and kindness as a bonus. Thank you Swiss-Belinn Legian.