Hotel Tugu Bali

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Updated: March 10, 2023

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• Seminyak: W Bali
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Hotel Essentials
• Location: About 100m away from Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu and about an hour north of the airport
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 4731 701
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Raised walkways wander over ponds to thatched roofed buildings.

Hotel Tugu has lily-pad-filled ponds with raised boardwalks that wander through buildings. Step back in time through its use of antiques, art, food, and performance.

Hotel Tugu – So much to love – historic, fascinating, and convenient.

The Tugu oozes the class, charm, and history not seen in Canggu and rarely found elsewhere in southern Bali. The lobby sets the tone with its hardwood floors and massive Garuda statue. The gardens include an extensive boardwalk and numerous fountains and ponds. Uniquely, the hotel also houses many antiques and relics in various rooms, including a 300-year-old temple. (Best appreciated with a guided tour from the staff.) All the suites and the two villas (both with a private pool) are individually designed and lovingly decorated with gorgeous antique but functional furniture. The location is superb: barely 100m from the beach and in the most popular area of Canggu, packed with stylish restaurants and boutiques. Better still are the café/bars perched on the sand, a one-minute walk from the Tugu, perfect for watching Canggu’s famous sunsets and surf.

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Hotel Tugu – The Location

  • Area: In a nicer and more organized section of Canggu, a sprawling and increasingly popular but overbuilt area in southern Bali. At the end of a dead-end street to the beach, which doesn’t have the traffic congestion found elsewhere in Canggu.
  • Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong street, Canggu. Almost at the end of one of many streets leading to a beach in Canggu, which is spread out.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. Allow an hour.

Hotel Tugu – The Basics

  • Guests: Appeals primarily to couples with its history, traditional design, and art.
  • Beach: The beach is about 100m away. Typically, the sand is gray in Canggu and often almost muddy in texture. Not that great for walking or swimming, but the surfers love the waves.
  • Views: All rooms face the lush gardens.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Unexpectedly, at a boutique hotel like this, the Walter Spies Pavilion, Puri Le Mayeur Villa, and the Dedari Suites have a private plunge pool.
  • Extras: Guan Yin Shala Yoga Studio, The Royal TUGUDOM dinner theater, and Waroeng Djamoe Spa.
  • Parking: No parking is available in such a compact area. And think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bai.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 4731 701
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Hotel Tugu – Amenities

  • Pool: Bright blue and almost sparkling. Decent size for the limited number of guests.
  • Spa: The Waroeng Djamoe Spa offers a range of authentic, traditional treatments – one lasting up to five hours—also meditation and yoga classes.
  • Fitness Center: Nothing onsite, but ask reception about private gyms within a 15-minute walk.
  • For Families: Nothing special is provided.
  • Activities: A range of personal tours can be organized at the hotel and are far more interesting than the usual tourist trips. Also, various cultural classes are available, such as cooking and dancing.
  • Other Facilities: One truly unique feature of the Tugu are the several rooms, including a 300-year-old temple, housing a range of remarkable antiques and relics from various parts of Balinese and Indonesian history.

Hotel Tugu – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: In mid-2022, the main restaurants – Iwa (Indonesian) and Ji (Japanese and Chinese) – were temporarily closed but will be worth visiting when they reopen. • Tugu Kawisari Coffee is a charming café at the front of the hotel. It specializes in Indonesian-made teas and coffees from its plantation in Java—also light meals and great gift ideas.
  • Breakfast: Not included.
  • Room Service: Not available.

Hotel Tugu – Rooms

  • Room Types: Puri Le Mayeur Villa (one only, includes a private plunge pool) • Walter Spies Pavilion Villa (one only, includes a private plunge pool) • Rejang Suites • Dedari Suites (with private plunge pool) • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: With most buildings made of wood, smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.
  • Best Room: The extraordinary (one-only) Puri Le Mayeur Villa seems to float above a lotus pond. With a traditional design and private plunge pool, it’s so romantic.
  • For Families: Some suites have connecting doors, but this hotel is not focused on families.

Hotel Tugu – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Cycling is not recommended in Canggu because roads are often clogged with traffic. Even walking can be tiresome given the distances, lack of footpaths, and confusing routes.
  • Cars & Taxis: Arrange taxis and chartered cars through the hotel. Metered taxis are cheap and comfortable but rarely available in some parts of Canggu. For longer distances, charter a car with a driver for a negotiable fare. Avoid drivers hanging around the streets. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, but the hotel can arrange a rental.
  • Motorbikes: These can be rented at local agencies and are helpful for getting around Canggu – less so for anywhere else in southern Bali. A popular way to reach anywhere in sprawling Canggu is by motorbike taxi called an ojek. Find one on the street for a negotiable fare or, better, book one using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.

Hotel Tugu – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Milk &Madu Canggu – Lovely eatery and coffee shop with loads of seating quietly away from the road. All-day breakfasts and bakery items. Great hangout.
  • Lacalita Bar + Cocina – Colorful décor, comfortable seating, and tasty Mexican food. Especially popular for tacos and tequilas.
  • Cocomo Canggu – Hard to walk past without sitting in the cute little alcove at the front. Friendly staff and a particularly interesting menu of healthy items.
  • The Bench Sports Bar Canggu – Burgers, BBQ, and happy hours. Reasonable prices for Canggu.
  • SandBar Canggu– One of several café/bars almost on the beach 100m from the hotel. Trendy with beanbags on the sand for sunset. A cluster of similar places are packed into another area on the other side of the road at the beach.

Nearby Shops

  • The street outside the hotel has a few souvenir shops and minimarts, but little to get excited about. Canggu is not renowned for shopping in the same way as Seminyak.
  • Seminyak Square is only 11km away, but a taxi will take at least 45 minutes, which is why most tourists and expats use a motorbike taxi to get around (see above: Local Transport).

Hotel Tugu – The Hotel

A sign on the street reads "Hotel Tugu."

The Hotel Tugu is in the sprawling area known as Canggu, an increasingly popular region in southern Bali. It’s about 100m from the beach and almost at the end of the quiet, dead-end street.

A covered walkway from a parked car.

There’s a semi-circle drive off the road and a covered walkway to the lobby.

A tall wood carved statue of Garuda stands in a lobby filled with patterned floor cushions.

The Tugu’s Bale Agung Hall space serves as the lobby, IWA restaurant, and a performance space. In the center is an ancient wooden statue of Garuda.

A wood floored room has wood carved chairs with leaf patterned cushions.

A little room off the side of the lobby.

A surfer rides a wave at the beach.

One major attraction for guests is the hotel’s proximity to the beach, 100m away. The beaches around Canggu are always gray, although the waves are usually perfect for surfing.

Several guests swim in a bright blue pool.

The pool is quite large, especially considering the limited number of guests.

Elevated walkways create a path over a pond.

There is so much to love about the Tugu, including the winding elevated boardwalk meandering through the gardens.

A small thatched roof wooden building stand with an open door over the pond.

The hotel grounds are peppered with fascinating rooms that beg to be explored.

A red faced wood sculpture and many smaller sculptures sit in a room.

What makes the Tugu truly unique is the number of antiques and relics housed in various rooms throughout the grounds.

A tall red and green wood statue of a person stands in front of a relief painting and a photo.

Ask for a guided tour from a staff member to understand the significance of the antique pieces around the hotel.

A colorful wall of dishes, tapestry, and sculptures.

Guests could spend hours wandering around (and wondering about) the various antiques on display at the hotel.

A room with a sculpture of a person and by its side two circular ornately painted slabs.

Everywhere you turn, there is a fascinating display of art or history.

A black leather hairdressing chair sits in an open room.

Another niche in the garden has even more interesting antiques.

The outside of suites with a stone path.

Stone paths meander around the hotel grounds, leading to the villas and suites.

A four poster bed with white curtains.

Featuring adorable old-fashioned furniture, each of the suites is individually decorated.

A painting in a red frame is hung on a green painted wall.

The suites have been lovingly furnished and decorated, so each is different.

A wood desk and day bed sits by an open window.

The dark wood, lampshades, long desk, and window-side lounge further add to the appeal of the suites.

A desk and chair sit by an open window.

Some suites on the upper floor feature a nook overlooking the gardens.

A grey tub is filled with bright red flower petals.

The suites also have a romantic sunken bathtub.

A thatched roof open-air building for yoga.

The open-air Guan Yin Yoga Shala offers yoga and meditation classes.

A dark restaurant with black table clothes and red painted walls.

The two main restaurants at the hotel were temporarily closed in mid-2022 but will be worth visiting when they re-open. This is the reconstructed 300-year-old Bale Sutra temple at Ji at Bale Sutra 1706 restaurant.

A wall of artifacts.

Close-up of some of the historical artifacts on the temple wall.

A bartender prepares drinks behind a multi-colored tiled bar.

Ji Terrace By THE SEA has views of Canggu Beach and serves Japanese cuisine and Asian cocktails. There is also an Asian Cocktail Masterclass offered to learn how to make their delicious, unique drinks.

Tables and chairs sit in front of a sea view.

Seating and views from the terrace.

A plate of bright seaweed salad.

Some of the dishes at Ji: Tsukiji Salad with seaweed, fennel, carrot, and crab…

A white plate with ribs and salad and a smear of bbq sauce.

…Baby back ribs with a molasses sauce.

A plate of dessert.

…and Mango Chocolate Mousse dessert.

Colorful and patterned floor cushions sit next to small tables.

Part of the IWA restaurant in Bale Agung Hall.

A bright yellow bar with red wood bar stools.

The bar at IWA restaurant.

Sculptures sit on the posts of a thatched roof hut.

Waroeng Tugu is designed to replicate what it was like to eat in the home of past Javanese and Balinese people.

Ingredients laid on a wood table, wait for a cooking class to begin.

Javanese and Balinese cooking class station.

Shelves of jars line the walls of a tea and coffee house.

At the front of the hotel is the cute cafe called Tugu Kawisari Coffee. It serves light meals and coffee from its plantation on Java.

A wood table sits near an open door to a garden.

Guests can also enjoy a drink overlooking the hotel gardens from the Tugu Kawasari Coffee shop.

Staff work behind a counter.

The Milk & Madu (‘honey’) café is among many great places to eat along the main street. It’s 350m from the hotel (away from the beach).

A long colorful booth lines a wall.

Lacalita Bar + Cocina is famous for its colorful setting, comfortable seats, and tasty Mexican food—only a one-minute walk from the resort (away from the beach).

A few tables sit on a patio.

The cute Cocomo Canggu restaurant is only a minute’s walk from the resort (away from the beach).

A few high-top tables and chairs sit by a street.

Virtually opposite the hotel entrance is The Bench Sports Bar.

A couple walks into an outdoor café.

Guests may prefer to eat and drink at one of the many café/bars at the beach, only 100m from the hotel.

The SandBar sits overlooking the ocean.

Only a one-minute walk from the hotel, SandBar is hugely popular for its comfortable seats and perfect setting overlooking the beach.

Big colorful beanbag chairs sit with a view of the ocean.

Also, at the beach is another bunch of café/bars perched above the sand, only 150m from the hotel.

A few purple umbrellas sit on the sand at the beach.

The sand may be gray at Canggu, but there’s always plenty of room to relax. Take care when swimming, because the waves can be rough.

Surfboards stand in a row on the sand.

It’s easy to rent a surfboard at the beach only 100m from the hotel – and can even arrange lessons.

A man sits in front of a stall of goods.

As Canggu continues to develop as a tourist destination, more shops and other facilities will pop up along the main street near the hotel. Check rates and availability: Hotel Tugu

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