Lavish, organic and eclectic: the unique elegance of Balquisse Heritage Hotel will make your stay in the tropics unforgettable. Set in verdant Balinese-style gardens, in the grounds of an old Balinese coconut plantation, the boutique hotel is an oasis not far from the bustling fishing village of Jimbaran.
Built in the 1960s, the hotel has undergone a transformation at the hands of Owner, Zohra Boukhari, who brought her flair for interior design, along with her Moroccan and Belgian heritage to the project. The result is a sumptuous blend of colour and texture within each space. Named after Zohra’s first daughter, it is clear that the Balquisse Heritage Hotel is a labour of love.
Step through the antique doors to find yourself in a romantic hideaway, where you can while away your days lounging by one of the two swimming pools or enjoying traditional Balinese treatments at the Henna Spa. Enjoy each sunset as you dine at the adjoining Asam Garam restaurant, feasting on an array of South East Asian and Indonesian dishes.
Once the day is done, retire to complete comfort in your room. Each of the rooms is an exquisitely curated haven with a unique palette and soft furnishings hand-picked by Zohra. All spaces are replete with beautiful fabrics, earthy tones and antique furniture from all over the world. Relax into the four-poster bed, or take a long soak in the free-standing bathtub. Though the decor is rustic elegance, Balquisse does not compromise on modern amenities.
If you are travelling with little ones, choose The Family Room, which offers a downstairs space for the adults and separate mezzanine for the kids, with children’s DVDs and a special menu to occupy them while you relax.
With a private sitting area overlooking the coconut grove, The Master Suite is the best pick if you want to be in contact with nature. Open up the doors to let the breeze flow through, or, alternatively, switch on the air conditioning to keep you comfortable on steamy Balinese nights. Decorated with light blues and sumptuous fabrics, it is the ideal spot for a romantic honeymoon.
Indulge your senses in Balquisse’s most luxurious offering – the Deluxe Suite. Decked out in reds and golds, the space is lit by vintage chandeliers and features its own courtyard with a gently flowing fountain. The ensuite’s focal point is a gorgeous clawfoot bathtub, complemented by antique teak flooring and handmade mosaic tiles.
The space also boasts a separate living area, perfect for reading in solitude or sharing drinks with friends and family. When you’re done exploring the private beaches of Uluwatu and Jimbaran, unwind in front of the plasma TV – the DVD library and satellite channels will keep you entertained through the evening.
Zohra’s meticulous attention to detail and careful consideration for each and every one of her guests’ comfort will ensure your stay is a memorable one. The ultimate in beautifully designed accommodation, Balquisse Heritage Hotel is a retreat that will charm with its rustic yet sophisticated aesthetic, and have you visiting again.