There are soooooo many hotels and villas in Bali choosing something can be quite overwhelming. These are the Top 4 tips I would give people who are trying to navigate the plethora of websites and information.
1.Read reviews carefully.
I usually start with Tripadvisor to do a price comparison and a quick look at reviews although am more interested in sites like Booking.com as those reviewers have had confirmed bookings. Booking.com will also tell you things like the size of the room and the bedding configuration, which can be very important if travelling with friends or teenagers.
2. Look carefully at the pool
And make sure there is one – mandatory in hot,steamy Bali! If there is not a lot of shade around the pool chances are the water temp will be like tepid bath water. We’ve even checked out of a place once specifically for this reason.
3.Look on a map
Even though many listings will say Seminyak there are a lot that are really in adjacent neighbourhoods and not really walking distance to anything. Taxis are cheap but do you really want to be catching them 6 times a day ?
4. lOOK CAREFULLY AT INCLUSIONS
It is typical in Bali to have breakfast included in a room rate but sometimes you also get things like airport transfers, usage of drivers, massages or beauty treatments and even daily cocktails. This can save not just money but all the hassle of organising these things once you are there.