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Updated: March 10, 2023
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• Location: About 100m away from Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu and about an hour north of the airport
• Hotel website: tuguhotels.com
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 4731 701
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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.
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: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +62 (0)361 4731 701
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: tuguhotels.com/hotels
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.
- 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).