April 22, 2019

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Renaissance Hotel Bali

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is a five-star resort located on the hilly side of Bali's Bukit Peninsula, overlooking the forests of Ungasan, the coasts of Jimbaran and Kuta, and the vast Indian Ocean. The resort is located some 14km south of Ngura Rai International Aiport and easily accessible by airport taxi.

Lobby of Renaissance Hotel Bali

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa opened on 6 June 2018, marking the debut of the Renaissance Hotels brand in Indonesia, and there is no better place to launch this premium hotel brand than the holiday destination of Bali. Renaissance Hotels is part of the Marriott International group.

Reception at Renaissance Hotel Bali

I took an early morning flight from Manila to Bali and arrived at the resort around 10:00am. Fortunately, my room was already prepared and I was allowed to check-in ahead of the standard 3:00pm check-in time. Early check-in is subject to availability. In case early check-in is not possible, you can have your luggage stored with concierge while you hang-out at the adjacent RBar.

Elite Members Benefit: Late Check-out

Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members who are flying out of Bali in a late afternoon flight can take advantage of their Late Check-out benefit. Make sure to request for your late check-out upon checking-in or on the morning of your check-out date. Please take note that Late Check-out at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is not guaranteed and is subject to room availability.

Membership Status Late Checkout Benefit
Gold Elite Late Check-out until 2:00pm, subject to room availability
Platinum Elite
and above
Late Check-out until 4:00pm, subject to room availability

Please be reminded that Late Check-out require prior request and should be acknowledged by the resort. Also, electronic keycards expire at 12:00 noon on the date of check-out, so make sure to drop by the front desk to reactivate your keycards before noontime.




Lobby Bar of Renaissance Hotel Bali

The view from Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa combines the tranquility of Ubud and the beach vibe of Jimbaran and Kuta. The resort also enjoys a close proximity to the airport. In fact, you can watch the airplanes landing and taking off from the lobby bar. On a clear sunny day, you can also see Mt. Agung towering above the dense forest surrounding the resort



Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is comprised of six interconnected wings, with the common areas, guest facilities and dining outlets located in Wings 1, 2 and 3. The resort's guestrooms and suites are spread across Wings 1 to 6.

Resort Map of Renaissance Hotel Bali
Resort Map | Image Courtesy of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

A copy of the resort map will be provided upon check-in. A member of the concierge team accompanied me to my room and explained how to navigate resort. I also noticed that corridors were clearly labeled with directions showing the way from one wing to another. Elevators are also marked with wing numbers and room numbers.

Renaissance Hotel Bali

A network of road connects wings 4, 5 and 6 to the main wing. Guests may take the resort's golf buggies to conveniently take them to their designated wing. Guests traveling with elderly parents may request for a room located near the main lobby.



Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa has a total of 207 spacious guestrooms and suites, each having its own private balcony with a view of the ocean or the gardens surrounding the resort. The interior design of the rooms and suites is inspired by the local architecture and culture of Bali.

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
View
Deluxe Room 43 King or Twin Garden View
Deluxe Ocean Room 43 King or Twin Ocean View
Deluxe Terrace Ocean Room 43 King or Twin Ocean View
Deluxe Family Room (2-BR) 86 BR1: King
BR2: Twin
Garden View
Junior Suite ► 59 King Garden View
Executive Suite 78 King Garden View
Family Loft Suite 98 King No View
Family Jacuzzi Loft Suite 130 King No View
Presidential Villa (3-BR) 930 BR1: King
BR2: King
BR3: Twin
Ocean View


Elite Members Benefit: Enhanced Room Upgrade

One of the highlights of being a loyal Marriott Bonvoy Elite Member is the benefit of having complimentary room upgrade every time you stay at Renaissance. Although an upgrade is subject to room availability, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa will try its best to make your holiday a very memorable one by rewarding your loyalty with an upgrade.

Membership Status Enhanced Room Upgrade Benefit
Gold Elite Subject to room availability upon check-in, Gold Elite Members may be upgraded to a higher room category, a room with desirable views, rooms on high floors, corner rooms, and rooms with special amenities. As per policy, suite upgrades are excluded for Gold Elite Members. However, if the Gold Elite Member booked a higher guestroom category (e.g. Deluxe Terrace Ocean Room), the resort has the discretion to upgrade the Gold Elite Member to a suite, depending on the availability.
Platinum Elite
and above
Subject to room availability upon check-in, Platinum Elite Members and above may be upgraded to a higher room category or to a suite category. Platinum Elite Members who booked a suite are also entitled to an upgrade to a higher suite category. According to the Front Office, they can only upgrade up to Executive Suite category. 


Please note that Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members who booked multiple rooms on the same stay period are only entitled for an enhanced room upgrade for the room where the Elite Member is staying in. Additional rooms/suites booked for the Elite Member's companions are not subject to this upgrade benefit.




► FEATURED SUITE: JUNIOR SUITE



The Junior Suite is the lead-in suite category of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. The 59 square meter Junior Suite has a semi-open floor plan, offering an accommodation that is filled with natural light.



Some of the key features of the Junior Suite include:
  • 59 square meters of living space
  • private balcony with garden view
  • signature Renaissance Bed
  • 55-inch LED TV with local and international satellite channels
  • High-speed Wifi connection
  • espresso machine with Cafes Richard coffee capsules
  • over-sized freestanding bathtub
  • body & bath amenities by Tokyo Milk
  • read more ►



► DINING OUTLETS AT RENAISSANCE BALI ULUWATU RESORT & SPA



Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers culturally immersive dining experiences in its four dining outlets. In addition to local and international cuisines, guests can also learn the art of Balinese pottery or traditional Balinese cooking. Dining guests are also treated with a spectacle of traditional Balinese dances while savoring the exotic flavors of Balinese cuisine.


Restaurant Dining Experience
Clay Craft ►  (5F) open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving both local and international cuisines
Double Ikat (5F) specialty restaurant serving traditional dishes from different regions of Bali
R Bar (Lobby) serving refreshing drinks and light snacks to enjoy with the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean
Pool Bar (5F) fresh juices and innovative cocktails, to pair with local and international snacks


Marriott Bonvoy members, both checked-in and non-stay guests, enjoy the following benefits when dining at Clay Craft Restaurant:

  • Discount - applicable to all dishes and drinks from the a la carte menu
    • 10% Discount for Members and Silver Elite Members
    • 15% Discount for Gold Elite Members
    • 20% Discount for Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite Members
  • Points Earning - 10 points for every US$1 eligible spend
    • minimum spend of US$10 (excluding taxes, fees and tips)
    • Elite Bonus Points are awarded to members who are checked-in to Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

See complete Terms & Conditions.




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: CLAY CRAFT

Clay Craft at Renaissance Hotel Bali

Clay Craft is a casual dining restaurant serving both local and international cuisines. The interiors of the restaurant is inspired by the local pottery of Bali, with a section within the restaurant offering Balinese pottery lessons. Read more ►




► BREAKFAST VENUES AT RENAISSANCE BALI ULUWATU RESORT & SPA

Breakfast at Clay Craft, Renaissance Hotel Bali

Early breakfast or late breakfast, heavy breakfast or light breakfast, breakfast with family or intimate breakfast with your love one, here at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, there is a breakfast venue that suits your schedule, your appetite or your mood.

  • Buffet Breakfast at Clay Craft - guests who booked the Marriott Bonvoy Member Rate Stay for Breakfast package can enjoy daily buffet breakfast for up to two persons at Clay Craft Restaurant. The buffet breakfast features Continental, Western, Chinese and Indonesian options with live cooking stations where guests can order their customized egg and noodle dishes. Read more ►
  • In-room Breakfast - guests who prefer to have their breakfast at the comfort and privacy of their room may order their choice of breakfast from the in-room breakfast menu. Choices include Continental, American and Local set breakfasts, as well as individual breakfast items

Elite Members Benefit: Breakfast in Restaurant as Elite Welcome Gift

Please note that breakfast benefit is not part of the Platinum Elite Welcome Gift choices at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. This was confirmed to me by the resort. As an alternative, the resort is offering a special price for the Buffet Breakfast at Clay Craft at IDR120,000 (subject to 21% tax and service charge) for two persons from the original price of IDR240,000 (subject to 21% tax and service charge).




► FITNESS & WELLNESS FACILITIES AT RENAISSANCE BALI ULUWATU

Swimming Pool at Renaissance Hotel Bali
Main Swimming Pool | Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa has a total of three outdoor swimming pools which are open daily from 6:00am to 9:00pm. The Main Swimming Pool and the Kids Swimming Pool are located next to restaurants and are accessible via Level 5 of Wings 1 and 4. Guests staying in Wings 3 and 5 can use the connecting corridors and elevators to reach these two swimming pools.

Swimming Pool at Renaissance Hotel Bali
Kids Swimming Pool | Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

The Lower Swimming Pool located at the far end of Wing 6. It is conveniently accessible from Wings 5 and 6. Guests staying in Wings 1-4 may take the golf buggy at the Lobby which will take them to the Saltwater Swimming Pool.

Swimming Pool at Renaissance Hotel Bali

Additionally, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa also manages the Roosterfish Beach Club, an offsite beach club located in Pandawa Beach in Nusa Dua area. Guests staying at the resort enjoy complimentary access to Roosterfish Beach Club. It features a beachside swimming pool, a restaurant and bar. The resort offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the resort, with scheduled trips every hour. Just approach the concierge to schedule your transfers.

Main Building of Renaissance Hotel Bali

The resort also has a 24-hour Fitness Center located on the 3rd Floor of Wing 3. It features state of the art cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Guests seeking for the ultimate relaxation should definitely visit The Spa. It offers body treatments and massages using traditional and local massage techniques.






Overall, I enjoyed my stay here at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. I loved the quiet surroundings and the mild fresh sea breeze that freely circulates throughout the resort. I spent most of the time inside my room, enjoying every minute in bed to relax and recharge. Food was also excellent, not to mention the friendly service in the restaurants. True to the proposition of the Renaissance brand, my recent stay at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa made me curious to explore other destinations where Renaissance Hotels are located.




Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
Jalan Pantai Balangan 1 No. 1, Ungasan, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 2003588
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