Mulia Resort is Bali’s biggest resort with 526 rooms and part of a big Mulia-complex including two other properties, Mulia Villas and The Mulia, their most exclusive property which I made my request for. Due to a misunderstanding they booked me into the large Mulia Resort which was a disappointment as The Mulia is a smaller exclusive resort that would fit my collection much better. There has been a lot of confusion of the name and that includes Condé Nast Traveler that lists The Mulia in their Hot List, but features the 526 Mulia Resort. It would be a great idea to change the name of two of the properties to avoid confusion.
The resort feels more like a corporate business hotel with a check in at the front desk, but still with an escort to the room. I stayed in a Signature Ocean Court King Room with a contemporary style, comfortable bed, freestanding bathtub, separate rainshower and locally produced products. The internet is complimentary if you join their free loyalty program and worked fine. The hotel experience feels similar to Conrad Bali, but with better rooms and an even more corporate feel. The service is professional on the phone and at front desk and I couldn’t find much to complain about.
The facilities includes three swimming pools, nine smaller lagoon pools, a beautiful beach, three bars, a night club, a beautiful spa and business facilities. This is now the primary business hotel of Bali. Finally, its worth to mention a high quality of food which exceeded my expectations. Mulia Resort is a surpringly great big hotel, well-run, but way too big for my personal taste. If you love big hotels, you will have an amazing time here.
My opinion: Great experience.