There’s no shortage of hotels in Bali, whether you’re searching for high-end, or something more budget friendly. The 5-star Pullman Bali Legian offers an excellent choice if you’re wanting something more luxurious, and in one of the main touristic areas of the island.


As its name would suggest, the Pullman Bali Legian is located in the Legian area and literally just across from the beach. This is a strategic location to be based in, as you’re nestled between Kuta to the north, and Seminyak to the south. The airport can be accessed in 20 – 25 minutes by taxi or a Grab depending on traffic, so it’s a pretty easy journey.

The local area has plenty of restaurants nearby, and since the beach is just across the road, it’s well located for this too. Personally, it isn’t my favourite area in Bali. While there’s lots of nightlife and plenty of things to do, I wouldn’t call it Bali’s most relaxing location. This said, if you want to be close to the hustle and bustle, it’s a good choice.


We decided to stay in a couple of different hotels during our two week trip to Bali, and this was our final stop. This was our second visit to the Island. During our last stay we were based at the Novotel Bali Benoa. Check-in was a quick process and there was good recognition of Accor Gold status. We had booked a Deluxe Room, but were upgraded to a Premium Deluxe room with Ocean View. Drinks vouchers were given without request, and we were also advised that as Accor members we would be able to benefit from a 15% discount on spending in the hotels restaurant, which was a nice bonus.

The Room

The room we were allocated was excellent. The standard of furnishing and the finishing touches were great. The view was also impressive, especially during sunset. The bathroom was particularly well appointed, including a rain shower and separate bathtub.

As you’d expect, the bed was really good, and it wasn’t hard to get a great night’s sleep. Likewise, the small balcony which was equipped with chairs, was a great place to chillout and watch the sunset. The hotel also offered a turndown service every evening, which is always a nice additional touch.

Bars and Dining

I’m often not a great fan of hotel restaurants – either being disappointed by the food, or finding them a little sterile. I was happily impressed by the standards at the Pullman. Breakfast was to a very high standard, and involved a small Γ  la carte menu and an extensive buffet. I tend to much prefer having the option to order something fresh, so thought this was a good arrangement. Menu items included smoked salmon, egg benedict and waffles. Speed of service was also good.

We decided to make use of our 15% discount on food and opted to eat in the restaurant on two occasions. Both were superb. Each night the restaurant has various themes alongside an Γ  la carte option. Themes varied from food local to the region, to Italian, to an ‘Aussie Barbecue’.

We tried the ‘Aussie Barbecue’ and were suitably impressed. It worked out at around €14 each for a 4 course meal and represented great value. A 3 course meal from the Γ  la carte menu worked out at around €13 to €20, excluding drinks.

We didn’t try out the main hotel bar, but did have a couple of drinks from the poolside bar. They have a happy hour between 5pm and 7pm and the service was good.


The hotel has a spa centre, as well as two pools, one rooftop. We tried out the rooftop pool, and it was excellent. It’s worth going for the sunset, as the views are brilliant.


We really enjoyed our stay at the Pullman Bali Legian Beach. The hotel itself is to a high standard, and it’s a relaxing place to spend a break. The only downside for me is the location, which isn’t so much my scene. But for many, this would be the ideal place to be based.