Welcome to Hotel Grand Kumala
At a time when Ball is one of the world's hottest A holiday destination where it is possible to find whisper quiet hotels full of 'old' Bali charm that set the island on its path to international holiday stardom.
The Grand Kumala Hotel in Legian has maintained its tropical beauty and big smiling Bali hospitality in a piece of paradise just moments away from long kilometers of white sandy beaches and gentle azure ocean of the Kuta coast.
Authenticity is key. The small, efficient and friend- ly reception is a pure delight for the tired traveller. Neatly kept lawns are bordered with tropical gar- dens.
Think delicious frangipani trees with white orchids growing on tree trunks and bright hibiscus creating an island sanctuary in the centre of town.
The original but renovated accommodation remain as semi-detached, two level Bali-style buildings with traditional carved doorways that are found in village family compounds. This is a taste of early Bali. Ground floor rooms have small terrace gardens while upstairs have balconies. Additional standard and deluxe rooms are in newer wings secreted be- hind verdant gardens.
The basic rooms have large, comfortable beds; quiet and super chilled air conditioning with an overhead fan. A table and chairs plus a desk provide a home away from home. The bathrooms are large with a hot and cold-water shower plus lots of natural light,
which is perfect for overnight drying swimmers. A restaurant presents a tasty buffet breakfast dai ly and delicious snacks are delivered to one of two sparkling blue pools that are fabulously quiet. The nasi goring is sublime.
The pools are separated by the original Bali-style rooms and lined with shaded sun loungers and a fountain of an elegant Hindu Goddess supplies a gentle waterfall sound track for relaxing poolside time.
Watch the little birds swoop down to sip the cool water that is wonderfully refreshing to swim in. In the late afternoon guests from France, Italy, Indo nesia, England and Australia filter in but the spell of serenity remains.
Legian beach, with its white sands and ocean waves, is in easy walking distance of the Grand Kumala Hotel and shops of every kind, day spas, day clubs, restaurants, bars, tailors, artists' studios, convenience stores and transport are steps away.