Welcome to the July 2010 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
July not only brought a change of weather in Bali, which the Balinese fondly refer to as their Balinese Winter, it has also brought with it the school holidays, so the hotel and Bali in general has seen another busy month.
In this month’s issue we look at Ear Candling, our new Spa treatment, 'The Den' Teen Club, and our latest Golden Lotus promotion.
We also look at some upcoming events worth seeing if you are lucky enough to be in Bali at the time.
Also in this edition we also have news and happenings from around the resort and we hope you enjoy the read.
We welcome you to the Bali Dynasty Resort where you can. "Make Friends for Life."
Soft Shell Crab Promotion at Golden Lotus
From 1st August until the31st October the Golden Lotus Chinese restaurant will be offering a Soft Shell Crab promotion.
You will have a choice of three different dishes, which include Fried Soft Shell Crab with Golden Sand Sauce at Rp. 75,000 net, or Sauteed Soft Shell Crab with salted Egg at Rp.75,000 net or Fried Soft Shell Crab with Oats Sauce.
Each Crab is Fried to a light crisp and is prepared using our very own secret recipe Sauces. For reservations call Ext. 8502.
Dim Sum Lunch at Golden Lotus
Every Sunday treat yourself to a spectacular Dim Sum Buffet Lunch.
The Buffet starts 10.00am. Dim Sum Buffet pricing for Adults is Rp.85.000 net including Chinese Tea and Children under 12 years eat at half price including a Soft drink.
There’s a special Kid’s area with free colouring materials and a TV to keep them entertained.
For bookings call Ext. 8502
'The Den' Teen Club
'The Den' is our Teen club for ages 13 to 19.years and boasts to be the first such facility in Bali. It offers those that have now grown out of the renowned Kids' Club another opportunity to mix and socialise with similar aged people.
Entry to 'The Den' is chargeable at Rp.50,000 per day for a day pass or Rp.250,000 for a 7 day pass. Open daily from 10 am – 10 pm and attended at all times by a friendly member of staff; 'The Den' is strictly a 'no go' zone for adults and those aged 12 and below!
All the facilities within 'The Den' are free of charge and include: Pool table, Table Tennis, Darts board, Board games, Nintendo Wii, Two Playstation 2s, Two computer terminals for internet access, Music system and large screen TV with DVD.
Non Alcoholic refreshments are also available at an extra charge.
Ask at the Hotel Front Desk for details.
Ear Candling Spa treatment
Experience this unique & natural technique to remove excess wax and debris from the inner ears and to alleviate the painful effects of headaches or sinus conditions, ear infections, allergies or vertigo.
The treatment begins with a refreshing 25 minutes neck, head and shoulder massage, followed by a 20 minutes aromatic ear candling therapy. Ear candles are an ancient, mild and natural therapy and have been used by the Native Americans for many years.
The treatment will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
The price is Rp. 140,000 net per person.
For Bookings and more information tel Ext. 8757
It probably comes as no surprise to many of you; but when checking into hotels these days, it is common procedure that the hotel will ask for some form of guarantee in the form of cash or a credit card authorisation to ensure that all the extras you incur during your stay are guaranteed. The pre-authorisation process on a credit card holds a pre-determined amount from the card holders credit limit (but does not charge) as a reserve for the hotel so that on checkout there will be no issues should any card exceed it’s credit limit with all that shopping in Bali!
It is a strict policy of the Bali Dynasty Resort that a form of guarantee must be made on check in. It is also important to note that if this is by credit card then it must be by presenting the physical credit card and may not be just the number.
We trust everyone understands this and in order to avoid any issues on check in will cooperate to provide the necessary guarantees.
Sanur Village Festival is set to return on August 4th – 8th taking place at Segara Ayu Beach and Inna Grand Bali Beach Sanur.
Its a great opportunity for Tourists and Locals alike to see the very best of what Sanur can offer the Visitor.
Sanur will showcase its Cultural side with Dance and Music performances and Visitors will get the chance to sample some of Sanur's best restaurants at stalls all in one area.
Kite flyers will get the chance to show off their skills in the skies over Tanah Lot as the Tanah Lot Kite Festival commences on July 30th, with the final day on August 1st.
You can see some giant kites of 4 meters in width and almost 10 meters in length joining the festival every year.
Kites come in all shapes and sizes, such as Fish, Birds and Dragons.
The larger kites can have tails up to 100 meters in length.
Tanah Lot Kite Festival also boasts the biggest prizes which attracts participants from all over the world.
Tour of the Month
This month’s tour choice is Bali Adventure Tours that offer Elephant Safari’s, White Water rafting, Mountain Cycling and Jungle Trekking.
The operators of Taro Elephant Safari Park, visitors can ride and interact with the elephants, watch an elephant show, watch them paint in their unique style and take in the beautiful landscape of the park’s flora and fauna. Lunch is offered in the package at the park’s large and spacious restaurant and the park even has it’s own elephant museum and gift shop.
Bali Adventure also offer White Water rafting thrills on the Ayung River, Jungle Trekking through some of Bali’s amazing countryside and Mountain Cycling beginning at Kintamani, overlooking the volcanoes and ending up for Lunch at the Elephant Safari Park.
You can book any of the above Bali Adventure Tours at our Guest Activity Center off the Hotel lobby and enjoy special prices!
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners for June 2010. These staff have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Congratulations go out first to Ketut Suwitera from the Housekeeping Department, who is Employee of the Month for the Front of House. Ketut is the smiling ever helpful face you will see cleaning your rooms most mornings. Nothing is too much trouble for Ketut and that reflects in his work. Ketut joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1991 and has 3 Children.
Our Employee of the Month Heart of the House goes to Ketut Narta from the Security Department. Ketut is the guy you will see at the Security gates of the hotel and taking care of the hotel's security department on a daily basis. Ketut joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1992, and lives in Denpasar with his wife and 1 Child.
And last but by no means least is our Guest Nomination Winner which goes this month to Made Dwi Ariani of the Recreation Department.
Some of you will probably know Dwi as the friendly Kid’s Club Attendant looking after your children. Dwi has only been with Bali Dynasty since September 2009, but has constantly been receiving many good comments from guests about her attentiveness and friendliness to the Children at the Kids Club.
Congratulations go out to all our winners!
What the Guests Say!
My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic time for our 24th wedding anniversary in a very relaxing and very friendly hotel. Service is also exceptional. Thank you for a memorable stay. Mr. D, Australia
D’Lounge staff make excellent cocktails. Mr. J, UK
We have visited as a family group of 8 from 2½ y.o to nearly 90 y.o! we are the old ones. Our stay has been very enjoyable. Thank you. Mr. & Mrs. H, Australia
We feel safe with the great security measurements at the gates.
The staff at Golden Lotus was very nice. Loved the Aussie Pizza. Room service was priced affordably and tastes good. Excellent Breakfast! Mr. D S, Singapore
We had a wonderful holiday and were really well looked after, specially by Parwati and Astini at the SEN5ES restaurant and a lovely young man at the Tropical Cafe named Dewa Gede Adi Tirta. People like these make BDR a pleasurable place to come for an unforgettable holiday. Mr V K, Holland
We had an absolute ball and the kids loved it too!! That kids club is a dream my daughter was dropped there at 9am and picked up at 4:30pm everyday she loved it..I kept asking her did she want to come out shopping with us she always answered no thanks I wanna go to the Kids Club. As for my Other daughter who is only 2 was able to have a baby sitter which played with her in the kids club!!!! A very special thanks to Dwi in the kids club, your a great person and we will be friends forever :) We re-booked while we were there for 2011!!! We can’t wait to get back to all the fun and entertainment the hotel had to offer :) Thanks to all the staff see u soon :) Mrs. B, Australia
I ran my successful business for 35 years and always found the success due to a team effort from all employees from the apprentices all the way up to top management. The Dynasty checks all the boxes for me everywhere in the resort. Mrs. D, Australia
What your Teens thought about our Teen Club 'The Den'. LOVE THIS PLACE!! good job, fun and friendly. RM
This place is really fun, there's lots to do. CH
More people need to join. Loved the free internet. SM
This place is awsome!! Made new friends, so some of the favourite days of my holidays was in there. HW
A great place for us to chill out and meet other friends. JT