Review: Kuta Paradiso Hotel Bali

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Kuta Paradiso Hotel Bali

Nearest Airport: DPS (2.4 km away)
Neigbourhood : Kuta, Bali
Website :
Address : Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Chain : none/independent

Kuta Paradiso is a full-service hotel in Kuta that’s been operating in the area for nearly three decades. The resort originally opened as the Sol Paradiso Hotel back in 1996, before later becoming Kuta Paradiso a few years after. The hotel has 250 rooms and suites spread over four storeys set on a small plot of 1.8 hectares. 

Booking Kuta Paradiso

I found Kuta Paradiso as I was searching for an overnight hotel near Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Despite its age, the incredible price the hotel was charging ultimately became the nail in the coffin. I paid IDR 598,000 (£32), which I think is an amazing deal.


The hotel is located on Jalan Kartika Plaza, the beachside street in the south of Kuta. Nearby are a few shopping malls and Kuta Beach, accessible via a footpath behind the hotel. Additionally, the hotel is located 5-minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, making it very convenient for overnight layovers. Better yet, a complimentary private shuttle service is also provided to all guests. 

Complimentary Shuttle

Two days before check-in, I messaged the hotel via Agoda’s message function. Around 24 hours later, the message was replied to, confirming a pick-up at the airport.

Sure enough, a representative from Kuta Paradiso was waiting at the arrivals holding a sign with my name on it. He was friendly and chatty and also took care of my luggage. After a 5-minute drive from the airport, we arrived at the hotel.

Complimentary Shuttle Car

Arrival and Check-in

We pulled into the Kuta Paradiso’s impressive lobby after a short drive from the airport. The porte-cochère was under renovation, meaning that the pulling up to the lobby was quite awkward. As I came with the hotel’s car, the security guard at the entrance knew and greeted me by name. That’s quite impressive!

Porte-cochère at Kuta Paradiso Hotel

Shortly after, I was directed to the check-in desks for my check-in registration. The front desk associate was friendly, although she did mistakenly mention that breakfast is included in my rate (it isn’t). Despite that, I was told that they had upgraded my room to a pool-view room, which was nice. It wasn’t long before I got my keys.

I took a moment to look at the impressive and massive atrium lobby, which is truly reminiscent of a different era. There are also a number of sofa chairs spread around the lobby.

Lobby at Kuta Paradiso Hotel
Lobby at Kuta Paradiso Hotel

My Deluxe Pool View Room

I was assigned a Pool View Room on Level 5, the hotel’s highest floor. The room looked quite nice and mostly well-kept. Whilst the hotel claims the room to be 30 sqm, the space itself felt a bit small and tight… although I wasn’t bothered given the price!


Interestingly, it looked like I might have been assigned a room with two twin beds joined into one massive bed. Thankfully, I didn’t feel a gap between the beds and it was relatively comfortable to sleep on. Apart from the massive bed, there is also a sofa chair and a large desk. The furniture had a bit of wear and tear but was otherwise fine.

Deluxe Pool View Room at Kuta Paradiso
Deluxe Pool View Room at Kuta Paradiso
Desk in the Deluxe Pool View Room

Unfortunately, they overlooked the lack of a nightstand on one side of the bed. I also did find it annoying that there aren’t any power outlets by the nightstand either.


By the entrance foyer is the bathroom, which impressively had a separate bathtub and shower. As expected, the toiletries were house-branded and of mediocre quality.

Bathroom in the Deluxe Pool View Room
Bathroom in the Deluxe Pool View Room

Despite its ageing look, the bathroom was spotless and well-kept. I also really appreciated that the water pressure was excellent in the shower. 


Outside the room is a small balcony with two chairs and a table. The room, as expected from its name, viewed the hotel’s pool and courtyard. Nicely enough, I also managed to get a glimpse of the sea from my room, only obstructed by tree cover.

Balcony of the Deluxe Pool View Room
View from the Deluxe Pool View Room

Hotel Amenities


The hotel has one main pool in its courtyard. The pool is organically shaped and flows around the elevated platform in the middle of the courtyard. There are a number of sun loungers spread irregularly around the pool area. Whilst looked quite nice, the area and the pool did seem a bit outdated. Regardless, it was nicely maintained.

Pool at Kuta Paradiso
Pool at Kuta Paradiso
Sun loungers by the pool
Sun loungers by the pool
Elevated central platform in the courtyard


There is also a small gym by the side of the pool, which was decent but also looked outdated.

Gym at Kuta Paradiso
Gym at Kuta Paradiso


As said previously, the hotel has a back door that leads to a public pathway leading to Kuta Beach. The door is located at the end of the parking lot and cuts into the Kuta Art Market. It’s around a 2-minute walk to the beach from there.

Back door leading to the beach
Path to the beach

Kuta Beach is a bit of a mixed bag. Whilst this stretch is much nicer and cleaner compared to Pantai Jerman behind Aryaduta Bali, the beach doesn’t exactly look beautiful. There are also many hawkers offering surf lessons every 10 m, which can be annoying. Having said that, the beach does get its share of small waves, appropriate for beginner surfers.

Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach


The service at Kuta Paradiso was honestly very friendly and well-intentioned. Despite that, it does seem that the staff weren’t particularly proactive. But this was honestly inconsequential given the needs for this stay.


Overall if you regard Kuta Paradiso as essentially a transit hotel, I think it is very good. The room was comfortable for a short stay and I really appreciated the complimentary airport transfers available. As such, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again for an overnight layover near the airport.

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