Canggu have everything that make people curious to put on their Bali list to go, from various good looking food to the incredibly beautiful beaches. Thanks to instagram, this spot is getting much popular right now and it convinced me a lot to make it as a first stop during my visit to Bali recently! How come I didn’t come after seeing so manyyy and even too manyyy instagramable and new unique concept of cafe around? :p
After deciding that I was going to spend my days in Canggu, the only best hotel I could find around was Aston Beach Resort not only because it located in very strategic place and couple steps away from Batu Bolong Beach, but it has also nice reviews!
This resort in fact is a pretty new one, just opened its door for the first time on February 2017 which was last year! That’s why all the building is still looks good and clean.
Arrived at Aston on late afternoon, I was so lucky that I got a very nice room located at 5th floor with a balcony. And guess what, I could enjoy the sunset from Batu Bolong beach right there! *even though not that clear but still it was beautiful*
They also have a balcony that could connect you direct to the pool in front but this room is quiet popular so make sure you do a booking before to get that room.
I remembered that I had a very packed schedule that week and it left me so tired and not willing to go anywhere! Moreover I had to finish lot of works *workholics activated*
For these reasons, I spent most of my time at the room and I felt comfortable enough since it has spacious space compare to usual hotel room. What I also love was, it also has a desk for me to sit and laptoping 😛 And oh, sometimes I can’t help myself to cheat too since their TV channel attract me a lot!
Another good thing from the room was that it has a huge bed! I personally didn’t like a two beds style in hotel room, where ever I was. And for thus, I always asking for a one king size bed but seriously this king size bed is the mother of king, it really huge and even could accommodate three people, I guess. So this room value is suitable enough for family with little kids.
This is my favorite part to tell ya! Guess where I had the breakfast in the morning? Well, it’s in the rooftop. But do you know how their rooftop was? It’s a beach view rooftop! Whoho.
UpZcale Sky Dining & Bar have two choices of dining room but where ever you choose to sit, you’ll get to see a blue ocean around and feel the breeze. Me, I was sitting on the indoor dining area which is air-conditioned since I found it’s a bit hot outdoor, even in the morning.
Just like any other hotel in common, breakfast was standard with buffet style. However, I personally think that they did put a great job for the menu since I found pumpkin soup which was a bit rare to find in any hotel breakfast buffet, as well as granola, various choice of bread, and really fresh salad completed with ham and cheese.
I also had dinner at the same restaurant on the evening and they did serve fairly good food for you who were too lazy to stepped out from hotel, just like me 😛 That evening I had Caesar Salad, Tuna Mayo Verde, and Supreme Chicken for dinner.
Not too missed, they also have a new brand restaurant in the first floor, right beside the lobby. I just knew that it was a different restaurant with what they had in the rooftop when I was about to check out. Score Sports Bar & Restaurant, just like how they called it pretty much having a sporty ambiance and suitable for relaxing in late afternoon while watching foodball match!
Food was also good! Their fried rice was so tempting and well present with a big chuck of shrimps, yummy for me who is a seafood lovers! Their Chicken Quesadillas in the other hand was a perfect dish to choose for sharing. Mean while, if you wish for a small and light food to grab, I suggest you to pick their Fried Mozzarella, it’s a yum!
For drink, I couldn’t recommend any other than Red Sangria. I know that this drink is hardly to find and I love to know that they put it on their menu. I just thought that Sangria is a perfect match for me who didn’t really love cocktail but wishing a slightly alcoholic drink but still with a fresh combination and fruits. Well refreshing! And please be mind that they Sangria comes with a very big glass, enough sharing for two even three persons.
I spent in total three days and two nights in Aston Beach Resort Canggu and have a really pleasant stay. Highly recommend this resort for you who are traveling to Canggu with family, friends, and couple. For a night stay at a superior room just like I did, the rates range around IDR 990.000 ++ per night via Aston website. It’s still affordable enough for me, remembering it’s a resort which usually range more than IDR 1.000.000++ to IDR 1.500.000 ++ per night stay in Bali.
Anyway, I’m back to Bali for works in a while! Yeay! I really love this island and somehow think that I am attached! Where ever I go, I always back to Bali anyway :p
Any ideas for new hangout place to go or restaurant to reviews? Let me know!