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Written by Dawn Pillay
Co-written by Jiayi Ng, Cisca Lim

Sometimes all we want to do is to escape to Bali for a quick vacation that’s easy on the wallet.

Airfare aside, finding fun and easy accommodation can be a little tricky.

What do we choose? From private pool villas to budget unique hotels – direct pool access rooms can be one of the best choices around.

Imagine flying down for a quick 2D3N vacay. You won’t have much time to travel around, and will likely be enjoying time lazing by the pool and soaking up the sun.

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What better option than a direct pool access room? Step out of your room and *poof* – you’re right by the pool!

All you need to do is load up on the snacks, drinks, a Bintang beer or two, and you’re good to go for the day.

And at under $55, you know these rooms are a crazy steal!

Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.

1. It’s super fun and surfing-themed! – Bliss Surfer Hotel (from USD $45)

If you’ve always been unimpressed with most budget hotels’ nondescript decor, then maybe it’s time to make a trip to Bliss Surfer Hotel. Here, the word “boring” is completely wiped from the dictionary.


As the first surfing-themed hotel in Legian, Bliss Surfer is decked out in beachy decorations, and offers fun rooms that come in a variety of colours. These bright rooms even come with pictures of crashing waves hanging on the walls!


But why stare longingly at fake water when you can have the real thing, right outside your room? The hotel’s Deluxe Lagoon King Rooms feature a private wooden deck, and direct access to the hotel pool.


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Although you can’t surf here (sorry, no waves), you’ll definitely enjoy chilling out on the deck on cool days, and cooling yourself off in the pool when the sun won’t let up.


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And when you’re tired out from all the swimming, check out the in-house Bombora Restaurant, where both local and international bites are available to whet your appetite.


End off your day with a relaxing massage at Wave Senses Spa & Reflexology – whether you’re a surfer or not, staying here sure is bliss.


Bliss Surfer Hotel

From USD $45 per night (for Deluxe Lagoon King Room)

Address: Jl. Sriwijaya No.88, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 767 222

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2. It’s convenient, private and truly value-for-money – Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel (from USD $36)

If you’re considering a stay in Seminyak, you should know that Jalan Oberoi is not only centrally located, but is also a favoured hotspot for travellers.

The good news is that Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Jalan Oberoi – and you should most definitely consider booking a stay here, simply for the convenience.


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For the convenience and privacy of hotel guests, only 19 rooms are available in Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel, so be sure to make an early reservation.


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And yes, if you want a great stay with a cherry on top, choose the room with direct access to the pool!


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All rooms are equipped with WiFi, a comfortable sitting room, as well as a small kitchen. If you’d like to get in some exercise during your holiday, the swimming pool and gym facilities are available for you.


Since it’s only 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, the hotel provides a shuttle service from the hotel to the airport, so you won’t have to worry about transportation.

Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel

From USD $36

Address: Jl. Dewi Saraswati III No. 4, Seminyak, Bali
Contact: 0828 9710 2479

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3. Right in the middle of everything – Lotus Tirta Seminyak (from USD $45)

Lotus Tirta is located on Jalan Drupadi, which could very well be one of the best locations to stay in Seminyak.


The rooms are modern with traditional accents, and are thankfully clean and comfortable.

With the pool access rooms on the ground floor, simply slide open the glass doors of your room to get to the pool.


Of course, don’t forget to close the curtains when you’re changing in the room, or simply want some privacy.


A good thing about Litus Tirta is that it’s approximately 700 meters from Seminyak Beach, and there are many interesting cafes and places that can be reached with just a short walk!

If you’re interested, there are several rooms you can choose according to your needs; a room for two, or 2 and 3 bedroom villas when you are traveling with family or friends.

Doesn’t this sound just like the perfect hidden gem of a stay?

Lotus Tirta Seminyak

From USD $33

Address: Jalan Drupadi II 99 TM Seminyak, Bali
Contact: 0361-738 309

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4. FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel (from USD $42)

If you are planning to surf in Bali, Echo Beach must be somewhere at the top of your list.But even for non-surfers, the beautiful coastline of North Seminyak and its breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean are hard to resist.

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At this gorgeous place, where best to stay other than the FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel itself?

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Yes, the pool is right outside your door. Doesn’t it remind you of some gorgeous water villas?

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Who says you can’t get a ‘water bungalow’ experience in a budget hotel?

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If you’ve gotten a room on the upper deck and away from the pool, you’ve still got an equally good deal – ‘cause you’re closer to the awesome sundeck.


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FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel

From USD $42

Address: Jl. Munduk Catu No. 32, Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 846 9178

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5. The private modern sanctuary for all – The Rani Hotel & Spa (from USD $51)

As a private modern sanctuary, the Deluxe Pool Access Rooms at The Rani boasts a view of tall trees surrounding the hotel property. The adult pool is heated very nicely with a non-intimidating depth of 1.2 metres.


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Although the rooms are built around the pool, it still has a considerably decent pathway that gives a nice secluded feel without being too confining to its guests.


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Positioned in a peaceful area of South Kuta, The Rani comes highly recommended by many satisfied patrons.

The praise goes to the diligent staff service, the impressive hotel interior, the relaxing spa treatment, and of course, the room facilities.

It is also just a walking distance to Discovery Mall and many dining options.

The Rani Hotel & Spa

From USD $51 (Deluxe Pool Access)

Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza No 46, Kuta, Bali 80361 Indonesia P.O. BOX 1034 Tuban
Contact: +62 361 752732

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6. Afloat with its awesome value – Champlung Mas Legian (from USD $49)

Located at the strategic part of Legian, Champlung Mas is one of the greatest accommodations with a hard price to beat.


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For a decent price, you can gain access to its spacious Deluxe Pool Access unit along with all of its fresh amenities.


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Extra roomy, with 35 square metres in total, each room comes with a comfortable terrace behind its strong glass sliding doors.

The pool view might be deemed as average to some, but the accommodating service, great location, tranquility and well-functioned hotel facilities will far outweigh all that.


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It is interesting to note that Champlung is the name of a fruit that will never drown in the water.

With that strong contagious positive spirit, you can’t help but appreciate the real value of this hotel.

Champlung Mas Legian

From USD $49 (Deluxe Pool Terrace Room)

Address: Jalan Melasti, Lebak Bene, Legian Kuta Bali – Indonesia. 80361
Contact: +62 361 751580

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7. A taste of genuine local hospitality – The Kirana Hotel Resto and Spa (From USD $47)

Head on to Canggu and you’ll find one of the most popular surf spots, namely Batu Bolong Beach.

With an obvious laidback feel in this area, The Kirana combines chill vibes with hospitality in one holistically-inspired spa hotel.


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With its ridiculously good price, the pool access room opens up to a vibrant and modern swimming pool, with equally friendly sun loungers bathing in the sun and getting that perfect tan.

All guests are served with a personal Balinese touch that can be rare to find in 5-star resorts. The Kirana team treats all occupants with friendly and kind manners that go beyond your usual hotel service.


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There is even a review claiming that the staff drove him to fix his surfboard around the hotel area. Talk about personal service!

Immerse yourself in the lively energy around, and you’ll know you’ve made the right choice at The Kirana.


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The Kirana Hotel Resto and Spa

From USD $47 (Kirana Room Pool Access)

Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 8469150

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8. All you need for a quick vacation – The Sun Hotel & Spa Legian (From USD $51)

Recently opened in 2014, The 4-star Sun Hotel offers yet another direct pool access room option that’s fortunately situated in central Legian.


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The Deluxe Pool Terrace Rooms at The Sun Hotel are spacious and clean, opening up to a lovely view of the pool.


Whether it’s Legian Beach or Kuta Beach, Kuta Art Market, shopping, nightlife, and food – you can be sure to have it all within easy walking distance.

It’s your choice. Another glorious day tanning poolside right outside your room, or a fun evening out hitting up Legian’s cafes and restaurants. Or why not both?


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Regardless, The Sun Hotel definitely gives you all you could need for a quick and stress-free vacation!

The Sun Hotel & Spa Legian

From USD $51

Address: Melasti street, Lebak Bena 123, Legian, Kuta – Bali
Contact: +62 361 755 697

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9. Good for all types of travellers – Terrace at Kuta (From USD $50)

This cheerful hotel is bound to lift your spirits the moment you step into your Deluxe Pool Access Room. It’s spacious, bright and airy, and you won’t want to forget to bring along those cute floats (swan, unicorn, or… pizza?) when you book a stay here.


Another great find located between Kuta and Legian, you know you’ll be able to easily head out to the various shopping, food and nightlife spots around these popular areas!

With 88 rooms available and attentive service, Terrace at Kuta is an easy choice for the laidback traveller looking for a place to just kick back and chill.


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If you’re too lazy comfortable to even leave the hotel, well feel free to head over to the in-house restaurant for a bite or two of the delicious food available.


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There’s free WiFi in all rooms, a garden to stroll in, bicycles for rent, and babysitting services available too. Whether you’re a couple, group of friends, or a family on vacation, Terrace at Kuta makes a wonderful choice in our books!

Terrace at Kuta

From USD $50

Address: Jl. Benesari No.2, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 3012888

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10. Feels right at home – Devata Suites & Residence (From USD $45)

We’re oohing and ahhing over the Superior Pool Access Suites here at Devata. The rooms might not look like much at first glance, but take a second look and you’ll find yourself falling in love with how at home it feels.


The pool access suites are minimalist modern which always is easy on the eyes, and better yet, the rooms open up to your personal lovely little terrace right by the pool.



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Perfect for meals by the pool, coffees in the morning, or drinks at night – it’s little pleasures like these that make a holiday feel that much more luxurious.


When you’re feeling nibbly, head to the cafe next to the pool and check out the all-day menu for some refreshments. And after you’ve loaded up, feel free to head out on the free bicycles provided by the hotel!

Other than that, you only need to know two other things:

1. Free WiFi!!!
2. It’s located in Seminyak, within walking distance to the main streets!

Devata Suites & Residence

From USD $45

Address: Jl. Dewi Sri IV Gang Cendana No. 67, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 813-3934-2021

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Are you oohing and ahhing too?

Now you know a great (and affordable!) holiday in Bali is as simple as booking these lovely pool access rooms. At under $55, how could anyone resist?!

Let us know which hotel you’d like to stay in, and if we’ve missed any great ones out in the comments below!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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