Welcome to the March 2011 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
March turned out to be quite an eventful month what with our Bali Dynasty water tower finally being demolished to make way for our brand new two storey poolside restaurant H2O, then we had Nyepi day, the of silence and a packed St. Patrick’s day party at Gracies.!!
April looks just as busy with our annual ANZAC Day Memorial Night at Gracies and our Easter Sunday Bunny Party for the Kids.
In this month’s Newsletter we give you a renovation update, a full rundown of our Easter program, Guest Activity rentals and a round up of other news from in and around the resort.
We hope you enjoy the read and see you soon at Bali Dynasty resort.
Easter at Bali Dynasty
Easter Sunday (24th April)
Join our Kid's Easter Bunny Party on Sunday 24th April at the resort's Inner Garden!
Join our BIG Egg hunt and Egg Painting with great prizes for the Winners.
Also enjoy a Delicious Kid's Buffet Lunch with One free soft drink, scoop of Ice Cream.
After Lunch there's a surprise visit by our Easter Bunny who will make you one Animal balloon to take home.
All for Only Rp.100,000 net for Kids
Bookings are now being taken! So give us a call!
Easter Sunday Lamb Roast Lunch Buffet
So that Mums and Dads don't feel left out, a special priced Easter Sunday Lamb Roast Lunch Buffet priced at Rp.160,000 net which will be available at our SEN5ES restaurant from 11am to 2pm.
ANZAC Day at Gracie Kelly's
ANZAC day Memorial Night at Gracie Kelly's
Join us on April 25th at 8pm onwards at Gracie Kelly's when we hold our annual ANZAC day Memorial Night.
The highlight of the night will be the Charity Two up Competition with half the kitty going to our East Bali Poverty Project for the poor kids of Bali.
With Live music provided by our Rais Paddies Band and Nyoman, our juggling bartender will make one of his famous cocktails a la Tom Cruise style.
Join us for a night to remember!
Golden Lotus promotion
Up until the 30th April our Chinese Chef is preparing one of his secret dishes for you to enjoy for our 'Springtime Promotion'.
He has brought out his secret recipe book to prepare for you Clear Seafood Soup with Chinese Herbs and Apple for only Rp.65,000 net/Bowl which compliments the next course of Steamed Half Boneless Chicken with ‘Innoki Mushroom’, Carrot and Bamboo piths for only Rp.95,000 net.
Try our Chef’s 'Spring promotion' dish on your next visit to Golden Lotus.
Dynasty's Got Talent Final
Each Tuesday for the last few weeks we have hosted our very own hotel talent show ‘Dynasty’s Got Talent’ featuring many of our staff.….and YOU were the judges!!
Now its the Final time and the final 4 acts performed on March 29th at SEN5ES which we have videoed for you and posted on You Tube for your final vote.
Follow the link below and vote for your favourite Bali Dynasty Act.
The winning act will receive Rp.1,000,000 cash and a host of sponsors prizes. Watch this space for more information.
From the feedback we have been receiving our Ear Candling treatment at the Spa Villa has helped alleviate earache caused by spending long periods swimming, especially in the case of the kids.
When swimming underwater, pressure pushes ear wax further into the ear causing painful earache.
The Ear Candling treatment removes the wax build up and cleans the ear completely.
Some kids have said how much it has helped and how much they have enjoyed the refreshing 25 minutes neck, head and shoulder massage, before the 20 minutes aromatic ear candling therapy.
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 will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Price Rp.140,000 net.
St. Patrick's Night at Gracie Kelly's
March 17th, St. Patrick ’s Day was one of the biggest days and nights of the year in Gracie Kelly’s when everyone and everything turned green.
A massive turn out with everyone wearing their best green costume and sporting a party mood, the night was going to be a long one.
First up was the best green costume, with Tammy from Perth winning the top prize with her Green Bavarian Barmaid costume (we think that what is was!) but competititon was fierce and it was down to the crowd to decide tammy the winner.
Then we had a good old fashioned beer drinking contest when Chris from WA set a new bali Dynasty record time of 8.1 seconds.
Then it was Ngurah, Gracies juggling barman to show us how he makes a cocktail a la Tom Cruise style.
The Rais Paddies play to the end of the night with a full dancfloor and a great night was had by all.
To be sure!
Here's a chance for you to win a Three Night Stay at Bali Dynasty Resort.
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This will ensure that we have up to date contact info of you and that you will still be acknowledged as one of our returnee guests and continue to receive your benefits and privileges.
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Check out time & Airport Transfers
Check Out Time
Please note our Check out time is 11am to facilitate guests to Check in after 2pm.
Early arrivals are subject to room availability.
Late checkout is charged at 50% of room rate, and subject to availability upon arrival.
Don’t forget we can pick you up and drop you off at the airport.
Our recently updated transport fleet with larger vehicles which are much better suited to accommodate larger families and groups offering you an Airport transit in safety and style.
Airport Pick Up - USD 6 per person (minimum charge two people - USD 12)
Up to two children free of charge per family. Extra child will be charged at USD 3. Airport Drop - USD 5 per person (minimum charge two people - USD 10)
Up to two children free of charge per family. Extra child will be charged at USD 2,50) Return Airport Transfer - USD 11 per person with a minimum charge of USD 22.
Up to two children free of charge per family. Extra child will be charged at USD 5,50)
The construction of our new Poolside Restaurant is now in full swing following the final demolishment of the Tropical Cafe water tower. The new restaurant will be called H20.
The water tower proved to be a challenge to pull down and with many failed attempts it finaly succumbed! CLICK HERE to see it fall!
The new facility will provide an all weather venue for dining as well as provide much needed additional seating capacity, especially for breakfast.
The project is planned to be completed in early May..
During the project our themed Dinners have moved to SEN5ES Restaurant.
A Light Snack menu is available around the poolside during the day time.
All other facilities will be available as normal. For more details CLICK HERE
Sponsor a desk!
After the Bali Dynasty Management and Bali International school kids painted both of the schools we support in Pengalusan and Cegi, we couldn’t help notice how bad the floors were, so we have decided to completely tile each of the classrooms giving the children a more cleaner and hygienic environment for them to learn.
Then we couldn’t help notice that their school desk chairs were in such a bad condition.
Bearing that in mind we have come up with a novel idea how to help the children obtain new desk chairs.
We are asking for anyone who would like to buy a chair (with built in desktop) for Rp.400,000 (approx A$45), which we will then put the guest's name who donated the money for that chair on a plaque to be placed at the back of each chair.
We thank the guests that have kindly donated so far - Alan, Michelle, Ian, Jade, Kiara, Norm, Chris, Lorraine, Lynne, Kevin and Phil for your kind donations for the chairs.
We require around 80 to 90 desk chairs and have set our deadline to the middle of April, so any guest that would like to ‘Buy a Desk Chair’ that we can accept payment through our account on our website (please state it is for the Desk Chair project) or you can donate at the resort when you arrive. We will
For the children's complete wish list of how you can 'make a diffence' CLICK HERE
Introducing Amadea Resort & Villas
Amadea Resort and Villas is the latest addition to the Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts group and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2011. Website bookings are now open from 1st June 2011.
Located on the fashionable “eat street” with its’ many boutiques and famous restaurants the resort is perfectly located for those who want to be in the heart of the action.
The resort will consist of 86 rooms, 7 Suites and 7 villas. A choice of six 2 bedroom Villas or one 4 bedroom villa offering a fully equipped facility including their own private pool and garden. A perfect place to celebrate that special occasion with family or friends!
All 93 spacious rooms and suites are tastefully furnished with flat screen TV’s, DVD players, in room safes, fridges and most rooms offer views onto one of the lap pools.
Amadea is a perfect oasis for couples who want to enjoy a romantic escape or small group of friends and family who want to combine the vibrant side of Seminyak and peaceful lifestyle of Bali.
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 January 2011. These staff have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Our Employee of the Month for Front of the House is Komang Trisnawati, or Trisna to her friends. This is the first time Trisna has won Employee of the Month, Trisna works as Waitress at our Golden Lotus Restaurant. Known for her big smile and jokes Trisna lives in Denpasar with her two children who she tells us are crazy followers of the Indonesian National football team.
Our Employee of the Month Heart of the House is Ketut Winata. Most of you would have seen him around the hotel as Ketut is responsible for taking care of our gardens.
Ketut is also famous for his amazing memory, as we affectionately call him ‘Mr. Did you Know’ as Ketut is always winning our monthly staff gathering Did you Know Quiz. Well done Ketut.
Congratulations to all our Winners!
Tour of the Month - Bali Agung Show
It's Bali’s newest Tourist attraction, Visitors to Bali should not miss the Bali Agung show, located at the Bali Theatre at the Bali Safari and Marine Park.
In what can be described as a World Class cabaret show for its grandeur and splendour, the Bali Agung show tells the story of the legend of a Balinese Goddesses from the 12th-century, King Jaya Pangus, who marries a Chinese Princess, Kang Cing Wie.
Although Bali Agung is essentially a visual show, the audience is guided by an English speaking narrator to help visitors better understand the story.
The show features 150 dancers, 40 puppets, and more than 30 animals including ten elephants at one mega stage measuring 80 X 40 meters which evoke the colourful and varied environments of the story.
Local puppet makers worked on tiny birds, Wayang Kulit shadow puppets and giant monsters that are featured in the show.
The Dancers adorn unique headdresses and spectacular costumes and even the larger animals are dressed in colourful livery to further enhance this extraordinary production.
Performances are Thursdays to Sundays and for further information and bookings contact our Guest Activity Center located near the Lobby.
What the Guests Say
Music during happy hour was excellent. Nice to have a drink and listen to music. Mr. H, Australia
Rooms are very well maintained, very very clean.
Food was excellent. 1st time I haven’t had any Bali Belly. We only ate at the Dynasty.
Rooms great since the reno. Ms. N, Australia
The Hospitality Lounge is a great idea with your own lockers and shower facility. Especially if you have a late flight as we did. Enjoyed our stay, see you next year! Mr. & Mrs. M, Holland
You did a great job of getting on with your renovation and causing little if any disturbance. Can’t wait to see the new poolside restaurant. Mr. B, Australia.
Australia day at Gracies was a hoot. Best night we have had in Bali for a long time. Staff did a wonderful job! Mrs. H, Australia
Thanks for a wonderful wedding. A lot of our friends and family were first timers to Bali and were very impressed with the rooms and friendliness of the Balinese staff. We will be back next year for our 1st Anniversary holiday. Mr. & Mrs. C, Australia