Matahari Beach

Matahari Beach Resort was the first Relais&Chateaux hotel in Bali and it offers a different, unique experience in the northen part of my favorite island.

The check in was very nice and I was asked if I wanted my welcome drink with or without alcohol. A nice detail which other hotels could learn from. After a short tour of the hotel I arrived in my room. A standard bungalow which had a good bed, working desk, nice designed bathtub and an outdoor shower. All with a very different and unique design from any other hotel I’ve stayed before.

The service level was very good and it’s easy to see Matahari has been a Relais&Chateaux for a long time. It had better service than La Villa Mathis and Bali Pavillions, but also better food. Their gourmet restaurant charges more than double than the others, but it’s definitely also better. As a 5C member I had a 1 hour massage and it was a very good treatment as expected. Bali is probably the best place in the world when it comes to massage and you can’t go wrong with Matahari. The beach is a great place to relax as well as in their huge swimmingpool where you often will be the only guest. With only 32 rooms you do not feel like a nomber, but as an important guest.

Overall a different and highly recommended experience in Bali. It has the 5 C’s of Relais&Chateaux so if you love the brand Matahari won’t disappoint.

My opinion: Great experience.