Abandoned Hotels in Bali
Bali is a tourists haven. Famous for its pristine beach, majestic mountains, lush rice paddy fields, countless hotels, and some abandoned hotels too. These are some of the most legendary abandoned hotels around Bali that we can visit and explore (at your own risk):
Bali Cliff Resort
Owned by Sigit Harjojudanto, the son of Suharto, Bali Cliff Resort was opened in 1992 and running in normal operation for the next 13 years. The resort was shut down for renovation in 2005 but it never reopened. The 175-room resort was the first five-star resort in Ungasan - Uluwatu area, boasting various food & beverages outlets namely The Cliff (casual dining), The Seloka Club (described as "a place to enjoy a snack ror a delicious dinner then tango or lambada the night away"), The Asuka (Japanese restaurant), The Ocean Restaurant (cliff-side seafood restaurant), Tirta Pizzeria (pizza restaurant), and Pool Bar (obviously, a bar). Other facilities include a tennis court, outdoor stage for performing arts, and a beauty salon.
The main building of Bali Cliff Resort had been demolished but some of its bungalows survived and is rumoured to be still in a good shape (and even guarded by a proper security team). Though its name is quite generic, we can easily find it on Google Maps. We can also trace it's past website (thanks to technology). The resort is designed by Atelier 6, a Jakarta-based architecture firm who also responsible for designing Sheraton Laguna (now The Laguna, a Luxury Collection), Sheraton Nusa Indah (now Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali), Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, some big airports in Indonesia, and various state-owned buildings. Below photos and information are gathered for your suspenseful pleasure.
Hotel Sahid Raya Bali
Hotel Sahid Raya Bali was a four-star hotel with 214 rooms and bungalows in Kuta, Bali. As suggested by its name, the hotel was part of Sahid Hotel Group, founded (and owned) by Sukamdani Sahid Gitosardjono in 1969. Sahid Hotel Group sold 65% of its stake to new investors in 2008 resulting to a total demolition of the whole 5-hectare building complex. The complex is now known as Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort, consists of a five-star Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and Beachwalk Shopping Center.
Pondok Indah Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel and Resort
Built in mid 90s, this resort has been abandoned for over 10 years, while the construction was near to completion. There are various unverified sources mentioning the reasons why the resort is never completed. What we surely know is in 1997 Indonesia was in critical economic situation and the first Bali bombing contributed more to the worsening tourism business.
Unlike Bali Cliff Resort, PI Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel and Resort is clearly visible from the main road of Baturiti - Bedugul and easily accessible for public to get in. The resort's building complex still bears the furnishings and fixtures of a hotel preparing to receive its first guests.