By Susan Borham
Katamama is close to Seminyak, a flashy, stylish area on the island of Bali with loads of hip restaurants, galleries and groovy boutiques and is a magnet to expats.
Walking distance to
Only a few steps away from the Potato Head Beach Club Katamama is a quick walk to fine dining and local restaurants, boutiques, massage clinics and day spas.
Size and style
Katamama is a 58-suite hotel with suites of various sizes beginning at the Island Suites at around 82 square metres up to the Katamama Suite at 320 square metres with views out over the Indian Ocean. The style is mid-century, hand-made, understated luxury. The designers of this hotel have introduced stylish and exciting design ideas around every corner.
Because of its proximity to the very popular Potato Head Beach Club (owned by Katamama’s owners), Katamama tends to attract younger guests. While others queue to get into the Beach Club, Katamama guests glide past the lines with automatic, free, all day entry. And because of the emphasis on groovy design, local, hand-made objects and interesting food, Katamama also tends to attract hipsters of all ages.
Katamama offers an airport transfer service working with a third-party supplier and offering two options of car: Toyota Innova at IDR 400,00 and the Toyota Alphard at IDR 750,000 one way. There’s a Katamama representative at the airport to take care of the guests from the transport lounge to the car. Katamama can also arrange a fast track service to escort guests through customs and to the car.
Any VIP facilities available to some guests
Katamama guests are offered priority booking for beachfront daybeds at Potato Head Beach Club without a minimum spend.
In-room amenities and extra
There are fresh flowers in all suites and a fruit bowl as a welcome amenity for all the guests.
Every suite at Katamama has an in-room bar - a personal bar station with ice well, cocktail equipment, recipe book and a selection of infused spirits, natural syrups and aromatic bitters. The spirits are charged by the 200ml bottle but the other ingredients are complimentary and refilled everyday.
Each room has a beach bag, hat and beach sarong for use during the stay and available for purchase to take home.
Amenity packs are Sensatia Botanicals, a local Bali brand.
24 hour reception
24 hour room service
On-site dining and drinking facilities
Movida: The famous Spanish restaurant MoVida's first international venture is here at Katamama. The bar serves interesting cocktails and an extensive selection of wines as well as offering charcuterie carved to order. The main restaurant serves Spanish tapas dishes. Open all day, it overlooks a garden and pool.
Akademi: is a swank bar in Katamama’s lobby where mixologists educate young bartenders in world-class mixology. Akademi promotes the root to flower concept. Its open from 10:00am to 01:00am
Potato Head Becah Club: The hugely popular Potato Head Beach Club is a neighbour of Katamama and offers events and experiences that include art, music, fashion, drinks and food by the beach. Katamama guests get exclusive access and privileges within the Beach Club. 10:00-02:00hrs
Kaum: A new restaurant at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali is the second outpost of Kaum for the PTT family (the first launched in Hong Kong) and shows their commitment to place Indonesia's rich culinary heritage at the centre of the world gastronomic map. Kaum, which means “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, pays tribute to the more than 600 ethnic groups that make up Indonesia and celebrates a taste inspired by the Archipelago’s indigenous tribes.
Parking is available for hotel guests at an additional charge. Valet is available.
Set in a garden, the 130sqm swimming pool is open from 7am to 7pm, and is serviced by a small bar serving drinks and snacks. Under 16 years old must be supervised by an adult.
The gym is open 24hrs a day and is free for hotel guests. Hand sanitiser, towels and water are available at anytime and a personal trainer is available upon request.
Facilities include: Cardio Xtrain Zone: Treadmill, Elliptical Trainer, Recumbent Bike, Performance Zone: Power Cage, Bench, Dumbbell Rack, Dumbbell Sets, Bumper Plates, Straight Bar & Curl Bar, Muscle Clamp Collar, High Intensity Zone: Adjustable Pulley, Bars. TRX Sets, Fitness Ball, Kettle Bell, Speed Jump Rope, Plyo Box, Punching Bag
Wifi is free of charge for guests.
Room servicing and turndown
Rooms are serviced twice daily, morning and afternoon.
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