The Hotel Stories hopper, Ossotel is a long, thin hotel running from the main street towards (but not onto) the beach. The location is pretty good, out of the craziness of kuta. It’s about a 10 minute walk to Melasti street.
Beach is only 200m, near shops, clinic, spa and a lot of eateries around the hotel. The hotel is situated between seminyak and kuta thus it is very convenient when it comes to traveling around. The beach is a minute’s walk through a narrow alleyway, which looks like it might be scary at night, not during the daytime though. It’s perfectly fine in the daytime. But don’t worry, Ossotel put some lights on the alleyway. The front of the hotel faces what looks like your average Legian street. Random non-hip looking shops line the street, which isn’t a problem. There are good markets, convenience stores, coffee shops and restaurants close by. The hotel is central to Kuta and Seminyak so you can walk to most places or it is only a short cab ride away.
The property is a long corridor of 3 floors with 22 rooms on each floor. There are three room categories : Superior room, Deluxe room and Suite. Superior room and Deluxe has the same size 27 m2. The only thing that make it different are the access to the pool and its located in ground floor. Floors 2nd and 3rd have balcony.
Ossotel can arranged transfers from and to airport. Cold towel and water in their transfer bus, the bottled water and little treats each day made us feel important.
On arriving at the hotel check in was relatively quick and smooth
The staff are really nice and show you around the room when you first get in. They gave us welcome drinks as well and some complimentary fruit, chocolate and bottled water. If you did not hire a driver/a scooter, you may get the friendly receptionists to call you a cab. The staff were amazingly helpful and went out of their way to make sure everything was going well and that you were having a good time. Don’t forget to tip your room cleaner
The pool is place next to the hotel and is covered by the shade of the hotel so it stays nice a cool.