HOTEL TUGU BALI THE LUXURY EXOTIC ACCOMMODATION IN CANGGU - After spent some nights in Tabanan, it's less than an hour to reach Canggu, back in 2013 when Canggu is nothing but rice field and small surf shops, now in 2017 the developments is pretty crazy and some new beach clubs and cafes near the Batu Bolong Beach to visit during the afternoon and the golden hour. And there is no best place to reach the beach as Hotel Tugu Bali.
5 REASONS TO STAY AT HOTEL TUGU BALI CANGGU BEACH
- Beachfront Luxury Hotel in Canggu
It was not a direct beachfront, because there a small alley between the hotel complex and the beach, but there's a space while people gather to enjoy the sunset and afternoon BBQ, although there's a wall which blocks access to the beach, although I think it was not really a loss for the Tugu Hotel Bali since the beach is public beach.
But the access still can reach effortlessly even you carry your surfboard in your hand. One of the access open is next to the pool, so even your after surf looks like a mess, there's a pool to cool down, and the pool color is very bright fresh blue, I understand why the color is so calm, contrast with the hot neighbors of Canggu Beach
- A Testament of Old Bali
The concept of Tugu Hotels is The Art, Soul, and Romance. Like no other who tend to mix between modern contemporary and traditional Indonesian culture. Tugu hotel is serving you not only the old Bali but what makes Indonesia is Indonesia right now. The story, the artifacts, although the not all the room interior is an ancient artifact, but the feeling and ambiance remain true old Indonesia, especially Java & Bali.
And while you feel the experience of old Java when you stay in Tugu Hotel Bali. Don't think that the beach life will end by the sun is set. Depend you accept the fact that Canggu is a surf and destination for young people, if you stay at Rejang Suite that has view to the horizon, at night while you enjoying the milky way, the sound of the insect and waves, the tub, the fire torch, you will hear the live music from the nearest beach club.
- Major Bathtub
As you can see the pictures. I mean you can pamper your self and enjoy your time there like I did. I use the bathtub more than 3 times (while at the modern hotel, I only use 1 time). I can't say anything but it was a perfect bathtub for me.
- Food, Food, Food
Of course, there's a western food, but can you imagine the richness of food in the Dutch era? (well if you don't know that Nusantara (Indonesia) was colonialized by the Dutch for more than 350 years before Japan took over for about 3,5 years - Although that what we have learned in school, some theory spoke the other facts. But what we can understand here, there were the Dutch people here on this land, long before Indonesia)
Before Indonesia, this land was consists of many kingdoms. So this is what I feel when you entering the accommodation like Hotel Tugu Bali and some of the best luxury hotel & resort in another area in Indonesia that embrace the richness of Indonesia heritage. I will write about the Food at Hotel Tugu Bali in a seperate post.
- Sanctuary for Reading Your Favorite History Book
Yes, and what I read is an old book which was written in the days of The Majapahit Kingdom in 14th Century. The Book of Nagarakertagama, the book that shows the political base of the old Indonesia, who gave birth to our ideology of Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Ika, the unity in diversity. Not that I finish the book, but the ambiance of Hotel Tugu Bali is just perfect to read the kind of history book as Nagarakertagama or even another old books such as Kamasutra or Bhagavad Gita, but if you want to read Fifty Shades, I won't judge you;p
Hotel Tugu Bali is definitely the place for those who appreciates the history, old and authentic culture of some part of Indonesia and also who wants to experience a little soul and romance of the royalty of Indonesian Kingdom.
There are several types of room in Hotel Tugu Bali, the biggest is The Puri Le Mayeur this suite is dedicated to the passionate love story between the Belgian Painter, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpes, who made Bali his home in 1932 and the beautiful model of his paintings, the famous Legong dancer Ni Polok. You also can see the glimmer of the story of Ni Polok in the Lobby of Tugu Hotel Bali. Walter Spies Pavilion, entering this suite you will find yourself transported to the romantic art deco era of Java in the early 20th Century, dedicated to the legendary German poet and artist, Walter Spies, an influential German musician who made Indonesia his home. Kampong Suite, The suite occupies the upper floor of one whole spacious villa with a private spa area, sunken bathtub, antique wooden floor and a balcony. The master bedroom features a wood carved four-poster king-size bed and with the second bedroom housing two twin-sized beds.
Rejang Suite is located in the upper floor of Javanese houses, which was my choice to spend my Canggu days, felt a bit superior by seeing the surrounding, see the garden & the sea in the morning and night with private message areas, oversized round sunken bath (which is my ultimate favorite). Dedari Suite is located below the Rejang Suite, the difference is there's no private message area but plunge pool instead.