The hotel is located in the Southeast of the Island, exactly east of the Seminyak and Sanur. It is a bit quieter area than the most congested areas. There are plenty of food and beverage options right on the beach or when you walk out of the hotel (or at least there were before the pandemic).
There is also a brand new Holiday Inn Bali Sanur resort that has opened close to the InterContinental.
There are plenty of different types of rooms, suites, and villas at this property.
Review of Villa 602
Review of King Garden View Suite 213
Review of King Deluxe Ocean View Suite 424
I have stayed at this hotel twice in 2015 and 2017 and stayed at three different suites and villas.
Announcement from IHG:
120-key all-suite and villa resort converts to InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort
IHG Hotels & Resorts and existing partner, PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima, are excited to expand the world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, to Bali Indonesia. The 120-key all-suite and villa resort InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort will be a rebrand of the hotel formerly known as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, and will relaunch with a fresh identity and ready to welcome guests who want to live the InterContinental Life.
The beachfront resort is located on Sanur Beach which is known for its long stretch of sandy beach with shallow waters and boasts 26 villas, each with a private pool, as well as 94 suites. It is located next to Holiday Inn Bali Sanur which opened in August 2021.
Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea said:
“It’s fantastic to extend our partnership with the team at PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima and bring a second hotel into the IHG estate located on Sanur Beach.
“This signing fits in with our strategic focus to expand our luxury and lifestyle portfolio across Indonesia which continues to grow with existing brands as well as the debut of new brands including Kimpton and Regent in both city and resort locations.
“InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort will be a great addition to our Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio with its stunning beachfront location, expansive grounds, and the range of luxury suite and villa accommodation choices.
“Around the world we are seeing where people can travel, they are travelling and leisure demand has been the main segment driving the recovery making it a wonderful time to be expanding our brand presence in one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations.”
Pre-pandemic, Sanur Beach was growing in popularity with increasing supply of hotels, restaurants and bars and travellers looking to enjoy the laid-back nature of Bali while being easily accessible from the airport and the city.
Dato Sri Tahir, Chairman of Mayapada Group said:
“Indonesia, including Bali, has started to open up to international travellers and I’m confident that we will see both domestic and international tourism rebound quickly.
“Reopening the resort now will help to support Bali’s tourism recovery as the island looks forward to the traditional peak demand period as well as hosting the G20 in October 2022. As a business we always look to give back to the community and with the rebrand to InterContinental we will be able to welcome back hotel colleagues and provide enhanced training and career opportunities with the backing of IHG’s global systems and processes.”
“I’m truly excited that our hotel will rebrand to the world’s largest luxury brand and look forward to seeing travellers enjoy the resort’s distinctive style and ambience in the stunning location of Sanur.”
I like Sanur and have stayed at the nearby Hyatt for several weeks over my visits to the island.
My advice would be to stay in the area if you end up staying here. The traffic in Bali is horrendous, and otherwise, you end up spending hours stuck in traffic to and from Seminyak and other popular tourists spots.
This property is quite fitting for the InterContinental brand. I hope they can hire more experienced and competent staff than what was present when I stayed there.