Novotel Nusa Dua Review

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We had a great stay at the Novotel Nusa Dua in October 2019 and consider it a great value option in Nusa Dua for families especially larger families with many kids.

Why should your family stay at Novotel Nusa Dua?

  • You are looking for great value apartments that have a huge amount of room and separate bedrooms for the kids
  • Easy access to a kids club near the pool area that has lots of activities for the kids
  • You are happy to take a short ride on a free shuttle bus to a beach club for hotel guests only
  • Relaxation is your holiday goal, lazing by the pool, walking around beautiful gardens and indulging in a hotel spa that also does hair braiding for the kids

Novotel Nusa Dua Overview

Novotel Nusa Dua is located in the gated community of Bali known as Nusa Dua. You will find many 5 star resorts in Nusa Dua and the local shopping complex is known as Bali Collection. The Novotel Nusa Dua isn’t directly on the beach but the free hotel shuttle bus picks you up regularly and drops you at the beach club. If you are interested in visiting Novotel Nusa Dua on a day pass check out our blog post here for details.

Please note that I take my photos and videos of public areas early in the morning as I try not to have other guests in my photos.

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Lower pool at Novotel Nusa Dua
Map we were given at check in

Apartments at Novotel Nusa Dua

The apartments at Novotel Nusa Dua have so much space! They aren’t brand new but have everything you could need and for the price are great value. Become a Accor Hotels member for free and have access to exclusive sales and deals.

You can also often find Novotel Nusa Dua on Scoopon and if you can score a deal, there is more to spend on food and drinks!

We stayed in a 2 bedroom Apartment Suite with a pool and I also had a look through a 2 bedroom Apartment Suite with a Balcony in October 2019 and the 3 bedroom Apartment Suite with a pool in April 2019. They even have 4 bedroom apartments so check out their website for more details on each room type.

2 bedroom Apartment Suite with a Pool

The size of our apartment amazed me when we first arrived at Novotel Nusa Dua. There was just so much space and the kids loved having their own room (but to be honest Mason slept with me and Jed with Charlotte which is usually the case in our household!) The bath in the master ensuite was a great size and we loved how easy it was to access the resort pools being on the ground floor.

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Master bedroom with bathroom
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Main bathroom
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View from bathroom to master bedroom
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Master bathroom
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Shower to the right and toilet to the left
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Twin room
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Looking out to the pool from the twin room
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Lock out to the pool. This was on the master bedroom, living room and twin room doors
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Twin room bathroom
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Twin room bathroom. This was not connected to the twin room but the door came off the living area
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Living room in our 2 bedroom pool apartment, pool just the other side of the curtains
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Mason tired after arriving at the Novotel Nusa Dua, twin room to the right and master bedroom to the left
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Kitchen including full fridge and water dispenser. No microwave though

We had been upgraded to a pool apartment and to be honest I didn’t know if the pool would be used by our kids. Well they absolutely loved it and it was great for them to have a splash and muck around while we relaxed in the bale. The doors leading out to the pool area have a chain lock for extra security.

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A beautiful spot to cool off in our own pool
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The kids loved having our own pool!
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The pool was clean and a cooler temperature than the main pool but our kids didn’t care!

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The outdoor area was quite large
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Bale to relax in, tables and chairs to eat at and fish for the kids to admire
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Charlotte relaxing in the bale learning Indonesian in her My Big Adventure Travel Book

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Looking up to the balconies above the bale area
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Entry to our 2 bedroom pool apartment
TV Channels available in each room

2 bedroom Apartment Suite with a Balcony

These rooms also had a huge amount of space for the whole family and they had lifts up to these rooms. The balcony was large but just keep an eye on younger kids as the vertical slats were a bit too wide apart for my liking. They do have a chain lock out onto the balcony for safety.

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2 bedroom apartment with balcony living area
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Dining area
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Kitchen
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Master bedroom
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Master bedroom
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Master ensuite
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Bath
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Twin room, no external access just a window
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Twin Room
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Bathroom, the door couldn’t be opened
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Balcony
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View down to the courtyard near lift

3 bedroom Apartment Suite with Pool

The room that I was shown in April 2019 during our day visit to the Novotel Nusa Dua was very similar to the room we stayed in but had an extra bedroom. Perfect for larger families.

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Dining and living space
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Living space Novotel Nusa Dua 3 bedroom private pool
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Kitchen
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Master Suite
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Master ensuite
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Twin room
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2nd bathroom
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2nd twin room
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3rd bathroom
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Pool
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Outside area

Pools at Novotel Nusa Dua

The pools are huge at Novotel Nusa Dua and are set over 2 levels. There is a shallow area for the younger kids and I loved our much shade there was from the trees. The pool was a great temperature and our kids had hours of fun playing in the pool. Food and drinks are easy to get and I loved that you could also sit up at a table and chairs to have lunch right near the pool. It can be a bit tricky if the younger kids want to hop to and from the 2 pools. Mason was OK this trip but we also had Monica our nanny to help us out. The photos below were taken early morning. During the day the pool was busier with lots of families but we could always find a lounge chair.

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Seating around the lower pool
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Lower pool

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Lower Pool
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Lower pool
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Lower pool
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Having fun in the upper pool!
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Upper pool
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Upper pool

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Upper pool, the kids club to the left
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Basketball ring in the upper pool
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A great spot to relax
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Poolside upper pool
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Upper pool to the right, the Square Restaurant to the left and the kids club in the distance
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You can rent floaties
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Looking to the pools
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Shallow pool next to Gourmet Bar
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Shallow area
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Lounges near shallow area
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Early morning near the Gourmet Bar

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Pool opening hours, you could swim out of these hours but no lifeguard was present
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Lifeguard hours

Novotel Nusa Dua Kids Club

Open 8:30am – 5:30pm plus a movie each night from 6:30pm-8pm

Kids aged 4-10 years are free

Kids under 4 years can join in the fun with a nanny, parent or hotel babysitter.

A hotel babysitter can be organised for a cost of IDR 60,000 per hour minimum 2 hours

The kids club was enjoyed by both of our kids and there always seemed to be other kids enjoying it too during our stay. Charlotte loved making a bracelet and Mason loved testing out the toys! They have different activities during the day but they do adjust the program depending on what the kids want to do. I loved how close the kids club was to the pool so it was easy for the kids to have a chill out in the kids club while we relaxed by the pool.

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Kids Club
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Toddler pool next to kids club
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Kids club room
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Lots of things to entertain the kids
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The TV where the kids could chill out and watch a movie
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Lots of space

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Walking out to the playground
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Playground at the kids club
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Fun for the kids
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The staff are so lovely
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Kids club to the left, pool and restaurant to the right

Restaurants at Novotel Nusa Dua

There was a great range of food options at Novotel Nusa Dua and we enjoyed all of the food and drinks that we ate and drank. Prices are what you would expect from a resort, not cheap but not expensive either. Good options for the kids to choose from and there seemed to be some gluten free options but it would be best to contact the hotel directly if you have any dietary requirements.

Breakfast

We had breakfast at both The Square Restaurant and also enjoyed the Novotel Sunrise Breakfast at 2.28 Beach Club. I will talk about the Sunrise Breakfast further down in the blog post.

Open 6:30am – 10:30am

Breakfast at The Square Restaurant had a good range and the kids were happy with pancakes, cereal, fruit and juice. It wasn’t the best buffet breakfast I have experienced in Bali but there was definitely enough to fill us up! We went to breakfast early as the kids are always awake at 6am and there was heaps of tables available. When I walked past later at 9am I noticed there was a line up at the entry to get a table.

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The Square Restaurant where breakfast is held
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Breakfast
Juices and water available
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Pastries
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Gluten free
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Gorgeous views from breakfast
Charlotte was happy with the selection

The Square Restaurant

Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am

Lunch 12pm – 5pm

Dinner 6:30pm – 10:30pm

The main restaurant of the resort that breakfast and the themed dinners are held at. You can choose to eat from here too while you are poolside and many of the drinks are the same as at the Gourmet Bar.

The Square Restaurant
Kids menu
Kids menu
Kids spaghetti
Kids happy with dessert!
Chicken Ballotine was delicious
Jed thought the burger was really good!
Love a good panna cotta

Gourmet Bar

Open 9am-12am with happy hours from 5pm-7pm

The Gourmet Bar is located next to the pool and is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The cocktails also go down very nicely!

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Gourmet Bar
Great spot right near the pool
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Gourmet Bar
Yummy drinks

Pause Cafe

Open 7am – 10pm

I enjoyed some alone time at the Pause Cafe and found the coffee to be good. I asked if they had almond milk but they only had soy milk available. They had a yummy selection of food and drinks.

The alacarte breakfast options are a good choice if you don’t book a room with breakfast included. Please note that all of the prices in the menu below are Net and don’t have a tax and service addition to them.

Pause Cafe is located in the Accor Vacation Club building at the back of the resort
Directions to Pause Cafe
Pause Cafe
Back entrance to the resort

 

Room Service

We ordered room service the first night we stayed at the Novotel Nusa Dua as it was late after our flight and the kids were tired. The dining table in our apartment was great for the staff to set up our dinner and the food below plus 2 Bintangs and 2 juices cost $70AUD. Sorry I forgot to take photos of the room service menu but I remember it had a good selection of food available!

Room service for our night we arrived
Charlotte loved her rice
The ice cream was a hit too!

2.28 Beach club at Novotel Nusa Dua

Open 9am-10pm

Happy Hours 5-7pm

As I noted before the Novotel Nusa Dua isn’t directly on the beach. They have a shuttle bus available every 15 minutes from 8am to 8pm to take guests to and from the beach club that is located 500m from the hotel. We found this really easy and actually a lot of fun with the kids! You can also walk down to the beach if you want to.

The beach club has lounge chairs and you can collect a beach towel from the towel counter. They have a counter for water sports depending on what you would like to do. WIFI is also available at the beach club.

The sand at the beach is lovely and is cleaned daily. When we were at the beach club early afternoon having a swim the current was very strong and we didn’t let the kids go out too far. The pictures below were just before high tide.

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The shuttle bus to 2.28 Beach Club
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Arriving at 2.28 Beach Club
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Towel Counter
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Tide schedule
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Looking down the beach towards St Regis Bali Resort. To the right is the Bali National Golf Club and the new Shangri-La Resort and Spa was being built right next to the course. The building didn’t impact on the beach club
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Gorgeous Nusa Dua Beach
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The kids enjoying the water
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Nusa Dua Beach
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Beach Club

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Seats to sit at to enjoy your food and drinks
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Mason’s favourite spot!
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Food Menu
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Drinks Menu
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You could get lounge service too
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Beautiful blue skies in October
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Waiting for the shuttle bus
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Shuttle Bus

Sunrise Breakfast at 2.28 Beach Club

Held from 6:30am – 10am (booking essential)

We had an amazing time at the Sunrise Breakfast and were very lucky to have a beautiful sunrise. We arrived at the lobby at 5:50am and they took us to the beach club in a shuttle bus. We had requested for our breakfast to be served at 6:30am and enjoyed the sunrise at the waters edge while they prepared our breakfast. It was so big we couldn’t eat everything! The food was yummy and the lattes were perfect for our early morning start.

You need to book 1 day in advance and make sure you pack sunscreen, hats and sunglasses for when the sun is up as it got hot quickly!

  • American Breakfast  at IDR 155,000++ or upgrade your pre paid breakfast at IDR 70,000++

Choices of any style of eggs with beef sausage, bacon, baked bean and tomato, selections of breads, Fruit Platter, Yogurt,  Coffee/ Tea,  Chilled Juice          

  • Indonesian Breakfast at IDR 145,000++ or upgrade your pre paid breakfast at IDR 60,000++

Indonesian style fried rice, selections of breads, Fruit Platter, Yogurt,  Coffee/ Tea,  Chilled Juice

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Lobby at 5:50am
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The kids loved playing at the beach as the sun rose
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Here comes the sun!
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Bliss
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Sunrise
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A fantastic way to start the day!
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Playing in the sand while our breakfast was cooked
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Mason enjoying the beach

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2.28 Beach Club at sunrise
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Breakfast time
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View from our table
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Breads
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Fruit
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So much food! The kids had pancakes that we requested
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Yoghurt was a favourite with kids
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So much food!

Beach Barbeque Themed Dinner 2.28 Beach Club

Each night from 6:30pm – 10pm the Novotel Nusa Dua has a themed dinner. We enjoyed the Saturday night Beach BBQ themed dinner at 2.28 Beach Club and the weather was perfect. So much food and the desserts were delicious! Remember that happy hour at the 2.28 Beach Club is from 5-7pm.

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Novotel Themed Dinner info
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Our family ready for the BBQ Beach Dinner
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Charlotte waiting at the lobby for the shuttle to take us to the beach
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Staff do an amazing job setting up the buffet
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Beach club at dusk
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Breads available
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Salads
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More salads
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Beach Barbeque Dinner
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The dessert station
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Charlotte loved the chocolate fountain
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So many yummy desserts!
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Make sure you get there before 7pm to enjoy happy hour ;-)

Activities at Novotel Nusa Dua

There are so many activities to do at the Novotel Nusa Dua. The free guest activities program is full of fun things to do and the bike riding activities looked like a great option and they have 2 bikes with toddler seats.

The In Balance Fitness Gym opens daily from 6am – 10pm

Personal yoga classes are available on request with additional fees.

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Free activities at Novotel Nusa Dua
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Free morning yoga
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Games available
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Cooking class
Bike information riding information
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Ping pong table near the kids club
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Play chess
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Feed the fish
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Towel hut and tour desk near the pool

Novotel Nusa Dua In Balance Spa

Open 9am – 11pm, last treatment 10pm (Outside guests are welcome to book too)

In-room massage availble from 9am – 2pm

25% off during Happy Hours each day (does not apply to Junior In Balance Spa or other special promos)

  • 11am-2pm
  • 9pm-11pm

A beautiful space, Charlotte was lucky enough to enjoy a massage and have a manicure and pedicure. Make sure that you book at the start of your stay or even a few days before you arrive as availability can get booked out quickly.

To have a look through the In Balance Spa Menu check out this link here.

For the kids spa menu check the prices out below:

Novotel Nusa Dua Kids Spa

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Charlotte about to enjoy her massage at Inbalance Spa
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Charlotte ready for her massage
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Charlotte’s Massage Room
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A beautiful space
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Spa waiting area
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Massage room
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Could imagine spending time here!
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Selecting her nail colour
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Manicure time
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Very happy with the finished product!
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Nails done
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The fish were so cute near the spa
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Details about the spa

Novotel Nusa Dua Bali Gardens

I loved walking around the gardens and there was so much space for the kids to run around on the well looked after grass. I couldn’t stop taking photos and videos! Here are a few of my favourites.

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Festive Break Package 2019

If you are searching for a place to enjoy Christmas and New Years Eve check out the Novotel Nusa Dua Festive Package.

Outside the resort

The Bali Collection is located a 10 minute walk from the front entrance to the Novotel Nusa Dua but if you are after local shops, laundry’s, spas etc. you are best to go out the back entrance near the Pause Cafe. Here you will find Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan that is shown in the photos and video below.

The street near the back entrance to Novotel Nusa Dua
ATM and Circle K near the back entrance
We used this laundry near the back entrance of the resort
24 hour Coco Express
Laundry done

We had a great time at Novotel Nusa Dua and can’t wait to visit again soon. Next time we will stay longer and enjoy relaxing by the pool with our kids.

For more information and to book a stay at Novotel Nusa Dua, click this link here.

Kate xx

We were hosted by Novotel Nusa Dua but all thoughts in this review are our own.

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