Welcome to the July 2014 edition of our online newsletter.
Lots of exciting happenings to share with you in this months' Newsletter. It is filled with interesting information about what is currently going on at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
The island of Bali is always at its very best during the summer months of July through until September. Humidity is low and there is a refreshing breeze to cool things down.
Indonesia has successfully just elected the next President and fortunately the process has taken place without any trouble anywhere in Indonesia. The new President Jokowi will take office in October this year.
We are now just through the Ramadhan period and have just had a busy Idul Fitri. On the 17th August we will be celebrating the 69th Independence Day where like every year we join the children in our charity project up in the mountains where they celebrate with lots of games, competitions and activities and as always the Bali Dynasty Resort donates 275 towels, hygiene kits and fruit to all the children and tutors both in the village and the surrounding.
Don't forget if you have not already become our friend on Facebook, then make sure you do in order to be kept up to date on the regular happenings around the Resort!
Enjoy the read!
New Great Stuff
Rotisserie - Chicken and Chips at Cafe Piazza and SENSES Restaurant
Enjoy our Rotisserie Chicken with a special seasoning to give the poultry an amazing flavour. The seasoning goes on the chicken overnight to really tenderize the meat and give it tons of flavour.
Available from 12noon to 10pm (except Sundays), order a half or a whole chicken from our rottiserie at only Rp. 75.000/ half chicken and Rp. 140.000/ whole chicken including chips and salad.
SheeSha at the Upper Deck H2O
You can now enjoy SheeSha, available in a variety of flavours including peach, mint or lemon. Availble at the Upper Deck @ H2O between 5pm and 9.30pm daily. Choose either 30 minutes at only Rp. 60.000net or one hour at Rp. 100.000net. Don't forget, free tapas is served between 6pm and 7pm everyday!
Take note of our Introductory Special during the month of August. When you join one of our theme buffet dinners at H2O you will receive a 50% discount on SheeSha!
A great lead up to Happy Hour. A Bintang jug at only Rp. 185.000 (approximate 5 glasses) between 4pm-5pm
If you’re someone who works out on a regular basis and takes your health and physical fitness seriously, protein shakes are a great addition to your diet. Protein shakes are now available at Cafe Piazza between 11am - 6pm at only Rp. 45.000net. Start the recovery process and get your metabolism revved up with a delicious protein shake!
Chinese Food Promo
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant presents the special Teochew Cuisine
From the 1st of August to the 31st of October, the unique and delicious Teochew dishes will be available on the menu for you to enjoy. With its mellow, refined flavours and wholesome preparation methods, Teochew cuisine requires utmost skill and attention to detail. Teochew food is particularly well known for its seafood and vegetarian dishes and is known for being quite healthy, less oily, and less salty than many other types of regional Chinese cuisine. It’s also famous for just being good comfort style food.
The classic steamed fish in Teochew Style will melt in your mouth with its' delicate sweetness, it is guaranteed to win you over.
Ensure to try as well the light and delicious bowl of Teochew Congee, a very popular porridge dish. Other favourites include the Teochew Hot Pot, the Teochew Rice Noodle Soup and the Vegetable Duck Soup.
Teochew Hot Pot Rp. 65,000 net
Teochew rice Noodle Soup Rp. 65,000 net
Teochew Congee Rp.55,000 net
Teochew Steamed Fish Rp. 75,000 net
Teochew Salted Vegetables Duck soup Rp. 70,000 net
Make sure you give it a try and to be kept up to date with regards to our Golden Lotus Promotions and activities make sure you like us on our Facebook Page!
Cutz4Kidz Hair Salon
Our brand new Kids Salon "Cutz4Kidz" is located in the lower lobby of the resort, providing a great, fun experience in a kid-friendly environment with stylists who are specially-trained to style children’s hair and the fun goes beyond the haircut!
Children can enjoy a ride in a Race Car, Motor Bike or ATV while watching their favorite cartoons!
From funky hair cuts and strawberry cream baths to 3D nail art, our menu includes all your kid-specific salon needs for the ages of 6 months to 12 years old.
Cutz4Kidz uses child friendly hair products, gentle on the skin, hair and eyes
The salon is open daily from from 9am to 7pm. Make your first hair cut appointment today!
Check In & Guarantees
It has become the norm and an international standard in hotels worldwide to take a form of guarantee on check in for any extras incurred throughout your stay; whether this be an "authorisation" or an advance deposit. It is certainly not meant to offend or embarass our guests, it's just to protect our business and team members from any liability ensuring all payments are settled.
In the case of where rooms have been booked directly with the resort and guaranteed with a credit card it is now policy that the room must be paid in full on arrival at the Resort.
Should the deposit or authorisation not be fully utlisied on incidentals during your stay then the cash deposit will be refunded to you upon check-out or alternatively the credit card authorisation will be cancelled.
D'Lounge Cocktail Bar
D' Lounge” located at the far end of the lobby; is a chic Cocktail bar open daily from 12noon – 11pm with entertainment every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a pianist and singer.
It's a great place to watch the world go by and just perfect to enjoy a Sundowner Cocktail or a night cap. The D'lounge offers a large selection of teas & coffees as well as a wide selection of fine wines, ask to see our extensive wine list.
Free Wi-Fi is available in D Lounge!
Sponsor further education for a child
Independence Day is just around the corner!
As every year we are preparing for our visit to the children of Pengalusan to celebrate with them Indonesian Independence Day, this year being already the 69th celebration of independence.
This year we will bring 275 hygiene kits for the children as well as for the tutors, which includes items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and a towel. Also we will provide fresh fruit.
Bali Dynasty Charity Effort needs your support to continue to be able to support the village of Pengalusan in their education, maintaining the school and supplying them with school material requirements. For details of requirements please visit Make A Difference, now also including requests to support vocational skill training for one year for one school graduate to assist in the sustainable development of the mountain village and the support of one year university scholship for a talented graduate. If you are interested in sponsoring anyone then please do contact us.
Also you can help our Charity Effort by supporting the ‘TWO Dollar to Check out’ program, donating in our donation boxes within the resort, joining our twice weekly Charity Quiz Nights in Gracie Kelly’s and our Charity Bingo around the pool and many other ways. Please visit our website for further details.
The Bali Dynasty Resort has supported the East Bali Poverty Project for over 12 years in their education projects and has become one of their top sponsors. In order to gain support the Bali Dynasty Resort communicates its’ cause to its’ travel partners, suppliers and guests in order to raise the necessary monthly funds to fund the education project in Pengalusan for 56 students.
Visa On Arrival Fees increased
As of the beginning of July 2014, the Visa on Arrival fee has been increased. The new fee for a Tourist Visa is USD 35. The seven day visa is no longer available.
A Visa on Arrival can be obtained directly when you have landed at the airports or seaports in Indonesia. The maximum length of stay is 30 days which can be extended for another 30 days at a daily fee.
All you need to bring is:
- Passport with a validity of at least 6 months from arrival date
- Return ticket
- Visa fee (preferably in cash)
Indonesian Independence Day is soon to be upon us. The 17th of Augustis a day that marks when Indonesia was declared Independent from the Netherlands. This day is filled with festivities and celebrations. The preparations for Hari Merdeka begin well in advance. Whole Indonesia will be draped in red and white, the colors of its flag.
An important ceremony on this day is the flag hoisting at the National Palace. Conducted basically the same way each year, it is a spectacle of the greatest respect and honor for the flag and for the Republic.
Meanwhile local neighbourhoods are preparing fun games for the kids such as sack races, kerupuk-eating, eel-catching, dancing with balloons, climbing, tug-of-war, recycle creativity, etc. Each province has their own traditional games. The winner of every game will get a present or trophy from the organizer, such as books, stationaries, food and drinks, or luxurious things like bikes, motorcycles or televisions which are sponsored by large companies.
As a visitor to Bali you are always welcome to join in the neighborhood activities. Join in the fun and spend time getting to know the friendly locals!
Sanur Village Festival
We are pleased to inform you that the Sanur Village Festival will come back this year on 20th-24th August 2014. All activities take place at Maisonette Area, Segara Beach, Sanur - Bali
Using the theme 'Morning of The World', there will be so many new things to explore this year.
This festival, now in its 9th year, is held over 5 days, with the main attractions being at the food festival which offers a wide range of food and drinks as well as both traditional and modern entertainment.
Review us on TripAdvisor
Social Media is all the hype and TripAdvisor is becoming an ever popular source that people are turning to for advice! Please share your experience during your stay in the Bali Dynasty Resort or your experience at our Golden Lotus restaurant and Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub and help us increase our ranking on Trip Advisor
Tour of the Month - Bali Paintball
Paintball Bali provides the largest paintball fields and is reputed to be the best paintball games provider on the island of Bali.
It aims delivering the best quality paintball games in Bali, with international-standard equipment and expert staff on hard to ensure an exciting and pleasurable visit.
Whether your visit is a holiday gathering, school group, birthday party, product launch or company outing, it is always an adventure at Paintball Bali Pertiwi.
For special prices and bookings please visit the Tour Informations Centre just off our hotel Lobby.
Recognizing our Staff performers
Every month we hold our staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update to our team on new hotel products and services and developments within the Bali hospitality industry. Here are our winners of May 2014. These staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Employee of the Month, Front of the House, goes this month to IDA AYU MARYANI (Mary) from the House Keeping Department. She has been working at the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1990. In her time off work she prefers to spend time with her husband and child. Congratulations go out to Mary from us all!
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is LALU JUNAIDI or Juna to his friends. Juna is one of the hard working employees in our Accounting Department . Although Juna is working behind the scenes, his friendly and helpful nature is known to all the staff members. He joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 2011 and his hobby is singing.
Again, again and again, for the 4th time this year, a very familiar face to you all we are sure I MADE SUPADMA from the Housekeeping Department who won the Guest Nomination Award. Padma is nominated by our guests as very helpful and friendly.We are very proud to have you as one of our staff members - Congratulations Padma, keep up the good work!
Our Guest Feedback
We just love coming back to the Bali Dynasty as this was our 9th visit in June 2014. Its like our second home with everyone so friendly and welcoming. The food and all the hotel has to offer is amazing. Thanks for a truly wonderful stay. Mr. & Mrs. E, Australia
All bars and restaurant were great. Excellent service, friendly staff there for your every need with a smile Mr. & Mrs. D, Singapore
Thanks Dynasty resort for everything you did for us. Thank you for organising all of these activities and specially the high flyers. It was a blast at Dynasty Resort. Mr. & Mrs. B, Australia
Rooms and bathroom are very tidy and clean. Always happy with towels and the guest supplies. Everything is excellent. Mr. & Mrs. G, UK
Big shout out to everybody who have helped to make our special day even more special! Very special thank you to the best special event coordinator Ami whom was from the very first moment the most kind professional and thorough with can do attitude :) we loved n enjoyed every moment of our special day. Mrs. F, Australia