Kartika Plaza Beach Hotel – Balinese Royal Palace Hotel Design
Although it is the largest resort in Tuban, Kartika Plaza Beach Hotel fits quite harmoniously into this quiet community and offers its guests a full measure of Tuban’s convenience when it comes to airport access, shopping and many entertainment attractions.
The hotel’s vast lobby was designed to reflect the style of Balinese Palace. A majestic central chandelier is mirrored in the polished marble flooring below it. The carefully manicured grounds and gardens spreading out around the reception area add to the impression that rajas, potentates and various other royal personages would feel very much at home here.
Where would visiting royalty choose to stay? The choice at Kartika Plaza Beach Hotel includes 304 ocean-view guest rooms, which includes two President Suites (each of the latter with its very own swimming pool). The hotel also has 82 Balinese-style bungalows. All units at Kartika Plaza Beach Hotel have en suite bathrooms, direct-dial telephone, and safe deposit box, private balconies, and free wi-fi. The hotel stretches a full 525 meters (600 yards) along the Kuta ocean front.
Among the options for wining and dinning are Rejang Restaurant (offering local and international cuisine and open around the clock); Melati (for authentic Indonesian and Asian cuisine); Bamboo Garden (with a splendid Chinese menu); Segara (Italian specialties and ice cream treats); and Kakatua ( the ideal place to enjoy just grilled satays, salads and sunset).
The Kul Kul Bar on the pool terrace provides swim-up service. The Sunset Lounge which overlooks the pool and garden surrounding it, is ideal for cheek to cheek dancing, while the Bali Tavern Pub provides its patrons with food, drink and live musical entertainment nightly. Lively special theme nights feature cultural performance of Balinese dance and music at Rejang Terrace in the evening. The restaurant offers buffets featuring rijstafel, Asian specialties, barbeques and Western cuisine.
For guests who like to do more than just splash sun at either of the hotel’s two swimming pools, there is tennis on three floodlit courts, squash on two air-conditioned courts, a mini golf course, a jogging track, a full-facility fitness center with spa, sauna and massage and a full menu of water sport activities: windsurfing, skiing, sailing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and more. For the youngsters, there are playgrounds, children swimming pools and the hotel provides an extensive activities programs.
The hotel publishes its own monthly magazines full of activities that range from Balinese cooking lessons and dance classes to guided walks and cycle tour through surrounding villages to puppet shows and gamelan performances in celebration of Hindu holidays. It is also one of the few hotels around which offer its guests regular behind-the-scene tours explaining the operations of an elaborate full-facility resort.
Within the hotel’s arcade are boutiques selling handicrafts and tropical fashions, a drug store, a bank, a beauty parlor and a travel agent, Kartika Plaza Beach Hotel also houses convention facilities for group as large as 1000 people. Complimentary shuttle buses take guest to Kuta and airport.