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Description from the owner
POOLSIDE ! AWAY FROM NEARBY CONSTRUCTION SITE :) Considered by many as simply the best pentouse in the complex with real poolview, 3 meters round heavenly bed...150 sqm of comfort...Best views in the house...Bicycles free for you to enjoy...Computer/free internet...Washing machine..Maid service....Bean bags...Playstation...Soap/shampoo/drinking water provided.....Well equipped kitchen...
Poolview-One & Only-Family Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Not much to say if not that staying at Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua allow you to enjoy the best of the two world. Access to the Novotel Resort facilities as well as the comfort of a spacious private residence which will become your home away from home
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$190 - $260||$190 - $260||$1,300 - $1,700||$5,500||1 night|
|Jan. 20 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 10 2013
|Sep. 11 2013 - Sep. 23 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Sep. 24 2013 - Oct. 10 2013
|Oct. 11 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|All Other Dates||$210||$210||$1,450||$5,500||3 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Perth Western Australia
Perfect Family Holiday
My wife, three kids and I thoroughly enjoyed the Penthouse. It was spacious, clean, very relaxing, beautifully furnished and in the best location. We are already looking at dates for next year and hope to use this room again. The facilities at the Novotel are also exceptional, with great resturants a short walk out of the resort.
Can not recommend highly enough. We spent 5 night here then move to the Dynasty in Kuta. Next time we will not leave Nusa Dua. The (private) Beach Club is pure joy, buffet b/fast was the best way to start the day and poolside is where we spent a great deal of our time. If you are after a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle, this is your destination accomodation.
Fantastic family holiday
Thanks to alex and Dian for helping us have the perfect family holiday.
We stayed in alex's apartment for 10 nights and loved every second of it.
Having 3 small children is was great being able to make breakfast in the mornings for them in the kitchen and not have to worry about getting down to the resort breakfast and also having a washing machine to do a load or 2 of laundry.
We will most definitely be back next year.
Luxury at an affordable price
My wife and 2 young kids (aged 3 & 9) stayed for 8 nights at the Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua in late March early april and had an absolutely wonderful experience. To begin with, Alex is such great guy to deal with. My dealings with him over the internet were easy and done in a relaxed and professional manner, thus putting me at ease. His manager Dian and driver were also very courteous and prompt. The apartment is spacious and is great for a family.
Here are the positives:
- The resort is a high quality resort, situated in the prestigious Nusa Dua enclave with a gym, swimming pool, kids club all free for guests.
-A great restaurant onsite (probably cheaper than most local tourist restaurants), a nice little bakery offering wifi and great snack and milkshakes.
-A 24 hour mini mart onsite.
-The apartment is fitted out with high quality fittings and furniture. My jaw literally dropped when I first walked in.
-Has two bathrooms.
-Fully equipped modern kitchen.
-Free bottled drinking water.
-Washing machine (a must with young children) along with free washing powder.
-Resort staff are exceptional (typical of Balinese)
If you would like a nice relaxing holiday in Bali away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta then the Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua is the perfect place. Furthermore, Alex's rates are probably half those if you booked through the hotel directly or any other comparable accommodation. Alex is such a true gentleman that when he misquoted the number of time the apartment will be serviced (3 instead of 2), he honoured the third one free of charge. That's the kind of person you want to be dealing with when travelling with your family.
Room for improvement: The wifi is extremely slow. Could not log in to my bank or webmail as it kept on timing out. This really needs to be looked at.
Wonderful relaxing holiday
We had a wonderful time at penthouse Ruby .The apartment is well maintained and very clean and just perfect for two couples .our hosts alex and Dian were very helpful and we would certainly recommend penthouse Ruby to anyone wanting a large beautiful well maintained apartment in Nusa Dua
Great place and nice owner
Thanks alex and everybody who made our stay comfortable!
Tha place was well located and safe. We did some self-catering and also used room service. The bakery inside the hotel grounds was nice; we brought bread and coffee there every morning! The hotel staff were all graceful and courteous. Nearby (at walking distance or regular shuttle buses) you can find the Bali Connection, with lots of restaurants, massage parlour and shops. Behind the hotel there is a small Italian restaurant with delicious pizzas!!! The beach is a walk away or you can use the frequent shuttle bus. The swimming pool is very big!
Awesome to deal with.
I had the pleasure of dealing with alex and Dian for a booking this month. I cannot rate their service high enough. They were prompt, efficient, flexible and
I will definitely use them again.
Unbelievable, simply stunning
We were blown away by the quality of this extremely spacious apartment. The views were great from the two private balconies. Very high quality furnishings and lots of privacy for both the kids and the parents. It was the perfect start to our holiday. The hotel is also wonderful, staff were attentive and caring. Thanks alex for the wonderful memories our family will always cherish. Oh and the washing machine is a god send for those longer stays.
Response from Alex Riva - 02/27/2013
Cheers Patrick really appreciate your concise yet meaningful review. Delighted to know my penthouse will be remembered by your family members.
Pros : Great location, facilities of a resort, accesibility, spacious apartment, excellent response time from Dian !
Cons : Master bedroom bathroom shower compartment quite worn down with constant water clogging and the aircon was spoilt for a few hours every single day including the time we checked into the apartment !
Response from Alex Riva - 01/21/2013
Thank you Poonam really appreciate your feed-back. I believe aircon has been adressed I have just spent some 3K USD with new compressors. And will look at the shower compartment as the objective is to continue being the best maintained residence in the complex :)
An Expat Wifey
Took the stress of travelling with littlies away as soon as we w
What can I say, we arrived with a 4 year old and an 11 month in tow and it was a relief to walk into a spacious and very welcoming self catering apartment! The highchair was a great surprise, making meal times a lot easier with the little one and our 4 year old loved the huge bed in the second room!
We actually live in Jakarta and the last thing we wanted to do was go anywhere in traffic, so it was a pleasure to just relax and hang out in the apartment and the surrounding hotel grounds. There is also a great little cafe, the hotel restaurant, a small Circle K (7 Eleven style store) and my boys favourite, the pool. Oh and 5 minutes away by bus the little hotel beach that was very calm and more than adequate for us, and it has a bar :-) There is also a free shuttle to The Bali Collection, a retail and restaurant haven about 5 minutes away.
Probably the only thing I would suggest is bring some front loader washing powder as we couldn't find any in the shops.
I highly recommend The Ruby Penthouse if you have young kids and you just want to relax and perhaps prepare some of your own meals. It was a real pleasure staying there and if we head back to Bali anytime soon we will definitely be back there! Thanks alex and Dian:-)
Response from Alex Riva - 01/21/2013
Thank you for your thumbs up. Indeed we can do better by providing some powder and we will !
We enjoyed staying at Ruby Penthouse. The apartment was really nice and had everything we needed. It was well furnished and with 2 little kids the washing machine was a bonus. It has a lovely view and the gardens of the Novotel are lovely. The kids loved the pool and the beach was great.
Response from Alex Riva - 09/29/2012
Thank you MJ for your kind feed-back, happy to know the washing machine did the trick.
This penthouse is lovely. As a family of two adults and two children this penthouse afforded us the space and facilities often missed on holiday. The two large bedrooms, two bathrooms including a huge and luxurious ensuite, dining, lounge and huge balcony ensured we had plenty of room to relax. The kitchen enabled us to self cater, handy with two little ones, and it was strangely nice to just chuck on a load of washing when required! The hotel itself is the typical resort. The pool was large and it was possible to swim in different parts each day. The service around the pool is excellent, and we enjoyed a number of very nice meals in the restaurants, all of which were reasonably priced. Eating just outside the hotel wouldn't save you much money, if any at all! Although we didn't leave our kids in the kids club, it was still possible to take part in activities and use the facilities. Our kids loved it! The kids club staff were wonderful and the children's pool next door was adored by our smallest. The easy access to the convenience store was great and we enjoyed the cafe. The beach is a little disappointing, small and too sunny for us, but loved by many others. The electric bike was a huge hit with my husband. Finally, the service was lovely, and it was easy to organise a driver. It was also easy to access massages and restaurants/convenience stores just outside the nusa due complex. Last point, the golf course that used to be right next door, isn't anymore...just a huge pile of sand while they renovate it...just in case you are looking for a game of golf...
Response from Alex Riva - 09/27/2012
Thank you Kirsten for the lovely review wonderful to know the family had a great time and you enjoyed all the facilities on offer within the penthouse and the resort.
Hope to have you back maybe next year.
As beautiful as depicted by the photos
the apartment is very nice and located within a resort complex. walking distance to the beach and shopping. ideal for families (not so much single, young adults).
Response from Alex Riva - 09/27/2012
Ciao Giulia thank you for being my guest you have been fun communicating with during our negotiation :)
All the best
cape coral, florida
really great vacation
we always enjoy staying in alex's condo. Large and very nicely furnished. Great view of the pool and centrally located in the resort.
Response from Alex Riva - 07/07/2012
Thank you Wendell as always a pleasure having you staying at my penthouse. Till next visit.
The type of place I would like to live permanently
Wonderful location at Nusa Dua. The swimming pool area was alot of fun for all the family. The apartment/penthouse, would be a place I could call home.
Response from Alex Riva - 07/07/2012
Cheers Miriam great to know you and family had a memorable time. A home away from home....exactly the way I want it to be for you and all staying with me.
See you soon
Home away from home
The hotel was great, kids club was one of the best according to my 5yr old daughter. All the rooms are the same size with differing decor. Our rooms were beautifully decorated and the rounds bed in the main bedroom made every one that came for a look gasp. Having the kitchen and washing machine fascilities make it very convenient also. The price was fine with me value for money and if you want slightly cheaper other less lavish apartments are available. Hotel breakfast wasn't to bad but I'd probably eat out next time, Staff were very helpful as is normally the case in Bali. I'd definitely recommend this to my friends and I'd love to go back.
Response from Alex Riva - 06/20/2012
Thank you Andy for taking the time to share your experience. The round bed is indeed a special feature in the Premium penthouse and I am glad you noticed the difference in decor and overall when compared to other options available.
You would love to go back, I would love to have you back !
Perth, Western Australia
Penthouse Ruby did not disappoint...
Our family of 3 had high expectations from the glowing reviews & photos we'd seen of Penthouse Ruby and I am happy to say we were not disappointed.
The apartment is spacious, well appointed and in a great location within the resort. The service provided is professional, friendly & well organised.
The large balcony off the living room and 2nd bedroom is a great place to relax in comfort with a cold drink while overlooking the resort & Nusa Dua.
The pool area at the Novotel is fantastic and despite being a busy time of year (Xmas/New Year) we never had trouble finding a sunlounge or daybed (often a complaint about hotels!!).
We would happily recommend Penthouse Ruby to anyone looking for family-friendly accommodation within a resort environment.
Response from Alex Riva - 06/01/2012
Thank you Steph for your glowing review I am happy your expectations were met that is the most important. I am sure you will be back like most of my guests.
The Best Experience
Our family 2 adults and @ children 13 and 15 all had a wonderful time at the Ruby Penthouse. The rooms were spotless and the resort was of a high standard. The staff were all very helpful.
The suite itself accommodated our needs excellently and Diane was superb in making sure our stay was comfortable. The complimentary drinks and the water dispenser were very much appreciated.
I am a traveller that likes privacy and being on the top floor provided just that. The washing machine was also a bonus as the laundry is very expensive to have done through the resort. Alex did advise that breafast was not included in the price so keep that in mind when you book. I would gladly stay at the penthouse again.
Response from Alex Riva - 04/29/2012
Hello Diane thank you for sharing your good feelings on the penthouse indeed being on top with great pool views is an added bonus which no other residences really have in the complex.
Cant wait to have you back and add you to the circle of returning guests who continue :)
Excellent place to stay in Bali and great service from the owner
We booked 2 apts at Ruby Penthouse and loved them both. We also received personal and warm service from the owner. Great service and great place to stay especially if you have young kids as the apts are spacious.
Response from Alex Riva - 04/27/2012
Hello Rizky thank you for enjoying your stay. Looking forward to having you back.
We had a relaxing and enjoyable stay
The service we received from the staff who work for alex was faultless. Our every need and request was met quickly and without any effort on our part. The apartment was comfortable and well equipped. I especially liked the mineral water cooler, which meant drinking water on tap!
We'll diffinately return :)
Response from Alex Riva - 04/10/2012
Thanks a lot Julia for staying at my penthouse delighted to know you had a great time.
Perth, Western Australia
Excellent, we have found our home away from home.
We stayed at the Ruby Penthouse from the 5th March to 15th March 2012. Two couples,
this would have to be the best accommodation we have stayed in ever. Thank you alex.
Our contact in Bali was Dian, she was fantastic, nothing was too much for her, excellent service. Would highly recommend this accommodation. Alex, Dian you made are stay wonderful. As for the apartment you could not find better. Carmel
Response from Alex Riva - 03/22/2012
Thank you Carmel for your wonderful review. I am sure you will be back soon
Excellent good value for money apartment
We are currently on the last evening of a 4 night stay at this apartment, which is the beginning of our first 2 week long trip to Bali. The apartment is excellent and fantastic value for money. The Novotel complex is lovely with a fantastic pool and great food. Kids club looks great, although we did not use it. Lovely to just spend a few days relaxing by the pool before we explore other parts of Bali. Hubby is already complaining though that the rest of the places we are staying won't live up to this place, and we will end up wishing we had stayed here the whole time.
The owners communication prior to coming and on arrival has also been excellent and very timely, so thanks for that.
The only concern, if you have small children, would be to be careful with them on the balcony as the gaps are fairly wide and so make sure children are not out the unsupervised.
All in all, fantastic, and will hopefully return in the future.
Response from Alex Riva - 02/12/2012
Thank you Carol for your glowing reviews....I wish hubby predicaments are wrong :)
If safety for the gaps between the railings are a concern that can be taken care with the installation of a safety net which is available at the resort.
You enjoy the rest of your time in Bali
Quiet & Enjoyable Stay
Nusa Dua is not the most happening place in Bali, you better be in Kuta instead if you enjoy crowd. But for a quiet and relaxed holidays, Ruby Penthouse in Nusa Dua (within Novotel) is worth considering provided you don't mind ~ 5 min free shuttle ride to Novotel private beach (Novotel / appartments do not face Sea).
Ruby penthouse is very well maintained with excellent facilities for a very pleasant stay. All interactions with Owner as well as local support staff were very friendly and had experienced professional response throughout.
Surely a recommendation from my side and I wish to visit this place again if get a chance in future.
Response from Alex Riva - 01/07/2012
Thank you Himanshu for recommending my penthouse. It has been a pleasure communicating with you and have you as my guest.
All the best,
Home away From Home
With three teenagers there was a lot to consider when booking our Bali holiday. Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua ticked all the boxes. Clean and comfortable with unlimited broadband was a highlight as well as the luxurious swimming pool and room service at Novotel Nusa Dua. Beach Club was a few minutes walk if times didn't sync with the shuttle. Thank you to alex for prompt booking information and Dian for being available 24/7 (although we only contacted her during the day:)
Nusa Dua offers a relaxing hassle free from hawkers holiday however consider the distance and time travel to the north of the island if venturing out.
Response from Alex Riva - 01/07/2012
Thank you Denise for sharing your experience. Happy to know you liked the apartment. Hope you will be back one day.
Perfect start to a very relaxing holiday
We recently stayed in the apartment and loved it, it had everything we could possibly want for a relaxing family holiday. Dian who met us there the first day was very lovely and more than helpful, also the driver we had for the day was great. Took us anywhere we wanted, English was excellent and negotiated some great rates for us, in fact we used Gedi again later in our trip. The Resort itself was my teenage boys favorite place in Bali as after breakfast we rarely saw them as the spent almost the entire day in the pool playing basketball, volleyball and waterpolo with the other kids. They are already asking can we go back next year, so alex I think I will be contacting you very soon. Thanks
Response from Alex Riva - 12/30/2011
Thank you for your encouraging review on the facilities available in the apartment and the services provided by the team.
I agree with you the resort has got a great feel.
Sure emailed me so that we can pencil in some dates for your next visit.
Lovely apartment but hotel complex average
We really enjoyed our apartment in Nusa Dua and found it to be well equipped and nicely furnished. We were however disappointed by the Novotel complex: there are much nicer resorts in Bali and Nusa Dua is a tourist trap. However, we could not fault alex, the apartment manager or our driver for their services.
Response from Alex Riva - 12/29/2011
Thank you for the thumbs up on the apartment and our services.
Really great room, a big thank you to Dian and alex!!
We arrived at the Novotel Nusa Dua on October 17th with my husband and 15 month old son, and stayed at the premium Ruby Penthouse for 10 nights. The room was absolutely amazing! So spacious and had all the amenities you could ask for.
2 large bedrooms,
2 large and very nice bathrooms,
A spacious kitchen equipped with a stove, large fridge/freezer, plates/cups/cutlery/pots and pans etc,
A water dispenser - which you get 2 free replacements of the water bottles (I think 20L), and whatever extra you want are only 15000rp a bottle (less then $2aUD) - it also gave out cold and hot water too... very useful when you have a toddler!
good open area for the lounge and dining, so our son had heaps of room to run around and he just loved it!
I must say a big thank you to Dian, who would very quickly do anything she could do with everything we would ask of her to make our stay more comfortable. Highchair, baby cot and car seat were all set up and ready on our arrival. She would get us extra water as soon as we would ask, she even got us filter bags for the drip coffee machine.
Oh anyone looking for a commonwealth bank aTM there's one at Bali Collection in Coco's supermarket down the road. We found that out the hard way by accident.
The only a couple of complaints:
The Novotel hotel is quite noisy at nights. If you are going there with a baby and have to put them to bed quite early, this can been quite frustrating. Our son would wake up several times at the beginning of the night from all the "theme nights" that the hotel had running - which had really loud music going and most of them are run next to the pool or at the restaurant downstairs which were pretty much directly downstairs from the room - we had to have music playing in the baby's room so he wouldn't keep waking up startled. But if you're going there without young children, the theme nights actually would be nice to actually check out
the 2nd complaint - just the state of the pots and pans etc. The teflon on the pots and pans has been scratched off, and this is actually quite dangerous to be cooking on them. Maybe some nice stainless steel pots and pans to replace them would be nice.
But as far as the room goes, a wonderful place to stay and wonderful people running it. Thank you for a truly memorable and comfortable trip!!
See you guys again soon hopefully
Response from Alex Riva - 12/28/2011
Thank you for your positive reviews great to know you had a great time at the penthouse. After reading your comments we already purchased new pots and pans appreciate you pointing that out.
The objective is of course to keep the residence in tip top shape at all the times, that is paramount.
Byron Bay, Australia
Awful service for travellers with young children but had a good
This is my first negative review I have ever written and only compelled to do so to warn other parents who may be staying here with young kids.
Our baby was woken up 4 times at night by the Manager and Owner calling at odd hours. One night she came to our door at 10pm!!
Because we and the baby were tired for most of the trip (after been woken up and taking hours to get him back to sleep) our time here was slightly ruined but we still tried to make the most of it and overall we had a great time but would not recommend this hotel for this reason.
The room itself is great. We were very happy once we got to the room and found that it looked great as after travelling in Bali we found Nusa Dua an unusual place to stay (this was our first time). There is defiantly much better places to stay in Bali. Nusa Dua is sort of in the middle of nowhere and although it has beaches (you cannot walk to beach from hotel) the surrounding area is very baron and dry, there are not many shops or restaurants or much to do. Luckily we had a scooter and could go exploring at Tanjungbenoa where there are restaurant options. At Nusa Dua there is only resorts and resort restaurants which is not the real Bali. If you want to just stay in a resort and not really see the country you may as well stay at a lovely resort at home and save yourself the airfare.
We found alex to be really pushy when we first made the booking. Obviously he has been burnt by the customers in the past but it is no excuse to pass that annoyance onto new customers. He sent me countless emails confirming the booking even though I had confirmed it about 10 times already!
Alex only required a 50% deposit and were told to pay cash when we arrived. What he didnt tell us is that you can only get $100 out at a time there from the atms so paying the rest by cash would have cost a fortune in bank fees. We tried paying by pay pal but pay pal doesn't work at the hotel for some reason. We then agreed with the manager to pay by bank transfer for some reason there was some confusion with this and hence the reason why they kept ringing us and turning up at the door. All of that would have been fine but even though I told her 3 times not to call after 7pm she continued to do so. It was the final straw when she rang the doorbell at 10pm one night - my Husband understandably got very upset with her. We still don't understand why she wouldn't call or come by at more decent hours when she knew we had a baby!!??
We found them both to be very aggressive and untrusting. Again I suppose this is from things that have happened to them in the past (Alex mentioned this was the case) but I find it wrong to take it out on honest, reliable customers who have nothing to do with previous issues.
Anyway we did manage to have a good time there. Bali is such a wonderful place to holiday!! We also stayed at the Jayakarta Hotel in Seminyak (Suzanne Taylors place) and Villa aruna in Ubud which we could not recommend highly enough!!! Next time we go back to Bali we will defiantly stay at Seminyak and Ubud but maybe try out Nusa Lambonga or elsewhere as our third option. Nusa Dua is defiantly not somewhere you would race back to.
Sorry to sound negative but hope this helps some people.
Response from Alex Riva - 11/13/2011
A very one sided only partially factual review which should not be posted. But as they said it is good to have a negative review once in a while as that only strengthen the veracity of the others
Loved the hotel and my time in Bali
A great place to stay. Really enjoyed having use of the bikes. Whole booking process was really easy and convienient. Only issue was that the varandah was not very toddler friendly.
Thanks for the great accommodation.
Response from Alex Riva - 12/28/2011
Thank you to you for staying with us. For toddlers we can arrange for a net to be placed on the balcony railing that is not an issue. Let us know next time.
See you soon
Family of Four
Great Family Holiday
Lovely apartment, in a good location with views of the pool, all set within a great family friendly hotel. Helpful staff and a great kids club with many activities set throughout the day allowing the kids to pick and choose when they wanted to attend. Hotel also offered many other activites such as exercise classes, bike tours etc.. Would definately book this apartment for our next visit to Bali.
Response from Alex Riva - 12/28/2011
Happy to know that. Indeed the resort has a great feel and Novotel does a great job in looking after the guests.
Fantastic stay with great service
Alex and Dian made booking our stay so easy, answering any questions we had and providing all information we needed to make it a smooth process. The penthouse was fantastic, great for all of us (2 adults and 2 children aged 4 and 2) and the hotel facilities excellent. The pool and kids club were a big hit!
We would recommend this penthouse for anyone wanting a great stay in Nusa Dua.
Response from Alex Riva - 12/28/2011
Thank you for recommending the penthouse as the best place to stay I am sure it will benefit other families looking for the perfect spot
Kelvin & Brenda
Felt Like Royalty
From the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out we felt like we were living well above our means. The staff, the service and the surrounds were excellent. We spent 3 weeks in Bali at 2 other Villas and this was a fantastic end to a great holiday.
There are lots of great things to say about our stay at the Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua. The food was great (the breakfast was the best value for money breakfast we've had at any resort, villa or hotel), we paid for 2 and the kids got to eat for half price. The "Pause Cafe" was excellent and the food was well presented and very tasty. Make sure you try Happy Hour here. There were also plenty of good restaurants nearby.
The resort was quite busy but there were plenty of poolside lounges and space to relax. Our daughter (13) was happy to lounge around the pool and our son (15) enjoyed the gym and the pool activities. There were 2 bikes supplied for our use but we never actually got to use them.
The Bali Collection (Shopping Mall) was very easy to access by walking and by taxi and we picked up a few bargains as well. Again, some great eating places.
Our Penthouse apartment was beautiful and well decorated making us feel like we never wanted to leave. The fridge was stocked with complementary drinks that also added to the great value and feeling of welcome. Only downside was we couldn't get the room for the whole time we were there (5 out of 8 days), but maybe next time (Novotel room was nearly as good).
Our hostess, Dian, was lovely and very helpful and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. Thanks alex for making our stay in Bali easy to book and organise and enjoy, we loved it!
Great Family Holiday
From the moment we arrived we couldnt believe our luck, the accomodation was unbelievable sooo big, comfortable and clean. We were welcomed by alex and his staff and anything we required was not a problem at all. Will definitely stay here again. We were having such a great time we extended our stay from 2 weeks to 3.
An absolute ball had by all 6 of us!!!
Ruby Penthouse was a lovely spacious 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor of the Novatel Nusa Dua resort. The balcony was huge and had a fantastic day bed as well as table and chairs.
We travelled with our 4 kids aged 16, 14, 7 and 2. We were a bit worried about our 2 year old throwing things or falling through the bars of the balcony (not that this could happen but it was still in the back of our mind). On the 2nd day without even requesting it, maintenance installed a safety net around the balcony. We could all relax and still get the view.
The bedrooms had loads of wardrobe and drawer space. The main bathroom is huge. We could have all slept in the bathroom if we had too :) Beds are also massive and comfy.
Apartment comes with a computer and free internet connection which is fantastic to look things up. We found an excellent nanny service, cheaper tours and theatres using the net over there.
Only fault with apartment was that it did have a sewerage smell and water pressure of showers wasn't very good but these minor problems happen most places in Bali.
Resort had all the facilities your would expect. Kids club was great although my kids didn't want to use it. It is also free of charge. Excellent day spa with reasonable prices. Plenty of other spas close by if you want somewhere cheaper.
Shuttle bus to beach only takes a few minutes. We only had dinner there once and it was fantastic. We stayed for 15 days and could have stayed alot longer.
Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua is nothing short of fantastic. The moment we arrived, it took our breath away. Everything that you could ask for was there, even a couple of cold Bintans to help after the long travel day. The service from the Novotel Nusa Dua staff was sensational, and as for value for money...what can I say.
I guess the one thing that could be improved on, is the arrangements with the airport transfers, and ensuring that the Novotel are aware, when the rental costs include the transfers.
If we do come back to Bali, I know where I'm staying.
kingston, Ontario Canada
Relaxing and fun
We really enjoyed our stay here, the staff at the resort were so helpful, especially our personal contact person Rika. She cared for all our needs. The penthouse was roomy and very nicely decorated, so much nicer than a single room, we could entertain our family with great comfort. The washer was a great help, too!
Anyone with small children would love the programs in this resort for the kids, also any age would enjoy there stay here.
The accomodation was very family friendly and 5 star level. The bedrooms and bathrooms were amazing!!! The resort was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The water filter was an added bonus and we couldn't fault the accomodation at all. I would definitely recommend it and am looking forward to next year's holiday!!!
Debbie & Dave
The Best Bali Experience.
From the moment we checked in with ease, to the moment we left, it was a great experience. the accommodation was perfect. It was clean and very comfortable. We were surprised by the goodies in the fridge and the copious amount of fresh water. We had the internet, movies and entertainment. the restaurant and snack bar had fabulous food all day.We had a perfect holiday.thanks for everything.
Perfect ... we shall return!
A great big thank you to alex, Rika and Gede for our wonderful stay in the Penthouse Ruby
From the moment we arrived at the airport, it was clear this was going to be a holiday to remember (for all the right reasons)
We were travelling with our 2 young children - 5yo & 3yo; and after the late night flight all we wanted was to arrive at our accommodation stress free; without crying kids!! Cheers to Gede for this, he was waiting patiently and whisked us off to the hotel straight away. Our hotel check in was warm and welcoming; and all the staff at the Novotel continued this friendliness the whole trip. My children loved nothing more than 'learning the language' with the staff at breakfast. Rika remained in contact with us the entire stay which was wonderful; this ensured that if you needed anything it was taken care of.
There is nothing I can fault about the Ruby Penthouse or the Novotel Nusa Dua.
After 15 trips to Bali, I would happy recommend this accommodation to anyone travelling there ... especially anyone with a young family. It was perfect.
sampai jumpa lagi xxx
Bateau Bay NSW
Great apartment for a Family
We strongly recommend the apartment at the Novetel Nusa Dua. The rooms are all huge, the prices for room service reasonable and the bikes which were included were wonderful to explore the surrounding areas. When we next travel to Bali we are certain to return to alex's apartment.
Perth, Western Australia
Loved the apartment, big spacious and very clean and modern.
The apartment was very big which is great for 4 adults and 2 kids.
Location excellent with lots of shops and restaurants only a 2 minute walk away as well as Bali Collection which was only 2 minutes away by shuttle bus ao taxi..
Hotel amenities were very impressive with big pools and a lifeguard.
Staff were lovely and always helpful and friendly..
Would definitely stay here again.
South Korea - for the time being!
Fanatastic stay in private appartment within Novotel grounds
We were helped by alex (owner) as a last minute booking.
The appartment was pristine and he provides a couple of bikes - one electric bike - was great to zip to the shops on for supplies - alsos great to use Novotels facillities
we would stay again for sure and would not hesitate to recommend this 2 bedroom appartment to anyone visiting Bali.
suzy and freinds
port fairy victoria.
totally relaxing !
From the moment we got picked up at the airport we could tell that the emphasis was on service. thanks to our wonderful driver gete. we were blown away by the appiontment of the villa everything you could want had been thought of. also a follow up call by rita just to make sure all was to our liking. could not have asked for more. thank you to alex and his wonderful staff for making our stay a memorable one. will definately be going back again.
if we can get in..
thanks alex and team.
Due to the volcanic eruptions in Indonesia our flights were cancelled which left us stranded with no means to get to Bali. Alex was honest, loyal and trustworthy! He sympathised with our situation and provided a full refund of our accommodation deposit. Alex was excellent and prompt with replying to emails and was very accommodating to a cot and high chair as we would have been travelling with our 13 month old toddler.
We hope to make it one day to Bali and would not think twice but to book alex’s penthouse.
Response from Alex Riva - 02/02/2011
Thank you Tanja I am so sorry that luck was not on your side in this occasion. I appreciate your nice words and I have no doubt it won;t be long before you have the opportunity to experience one of the penthouses.
Comfortable with all you need
Enjoyed our stay very much.
Loved the bikes and our rides around the golf course.
Facilities ie washing machine good to have.
Would rcommend to friends who want to stay in Nusa Dua.
Bunbury, Western Australia
Second Stay, Even Better Than The First! Fantastic!
Staying at Penthouse Ruby for the second time was even better than the first. Alex has gone the extra mile to make sure that everything is just perfect and that everything is of an exceptional standard. The apartment is very spacious and good vaue for money and we could not fault the Novotel for friendliness and service. We were made very welcome and the ladies' at the kids club actually remembered our children from 2009! Alex and Rika have ensured that you have everything you want and more at the Penthouse and we thoroughly recommend staying here. Thanks again alex!
Graeme & Camille Reed
Perth Western Australia
Alex, firstly let us say wow, what an amazing room, very well fitted out and spacious.
we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Nusa Dua and than you very much for the use of the apartment, my 14 year old daughter was very impressed, as as we know, it is very hard to impress someone that has all that life experience under her belt.
Family holiday in Bali
Nusa Dua is a great location for family holidays. The Novotel is great for the kids with awesome pool and kids club. Staff remember you when you return and are great with the children. Close to the local village for cheap eats and market stalls with the safety, convenience and bonuses of being at a resort. The Ruby penthouse is clean and stylish with all the ammenities a family needs. Staff friendly and helpful. This was our second trip to Novotel Ruby Penthouse this year, we are now planning our next trip for 2011.
Feels Like Heaven
We travelled with my sister's family where there were altogether 3 kids. Staying in Ruby Penthhouse was the best arrangement we could have. The 2 couples occupied the 2 bedrooms. The 3 kids had their rollerbeds in the living room and there was still plenty of space around.
The beach was splendid! The kids enjoyed the kids club while we went for the spa. We also tasted some famous yummy local and international food.
It was a perfect holiday!
Wonderful Bali place especially for families with children
Great apartment in a very nice hotel with family-friendly facilities.
Ruby Penthouse - Great Value for Money
We stayed at Ruby Penthouse with our 16month old daughter for one week. The whole process was very easy and communication was fantastic from start to finish. The penthouse is divine, had everything we needed (and more). We really needed a kitchen travelling with our toddler who is a fussy eater so the penthouse was ideal. Alex the owner also organised highchair, cot and car seat for us. The novotell resort is great, good food, fitness centre and private beach which is a real plus in Bali (no hawkers annoying you!). We will definately be planning another trip to bali and ruby penthouse soon.
amazing accomadation excellent value
Staying with teenagers,had the most wonderful holiday.Accommodation was superb,as our first time in bali with the kids ,they thought it was fantastic,they felt like movie stars.Staff were great at the resort.day spa was fabulous.Pause cafe,was the kids favorite place to eat,we found the restaurants down the road,nymons was great.
melbouren vic australia
lovely room with a view & more
Alex, we had a fantastic time @ your ruby penthouse.The rooms were spacious, clean & with stunning balcony views of the family friendly resort.The food & service within the resort was also excellent. Thanks so much for your help & getting us the dayes we were after. we will definately be back
Rachael & family melb. aust.
Myself and my girlfriend recently stayed at Penthouse ruby for 7 days. It was a wonderful break with everything you need for a relaxing break. The apartment sits within the Novotel Nusa Dua and as such uses all of its facilities. For familes the Novotel and the apartment are fantastic. A 2 min bus ride away and you find yourself at the beach, which is gorgeous. The apartment has a large plasma TV and dvd player so you can check that the copy Dvds you purchased down the street work, which was very convenient. On arrival the fridge already contains a selection of drinks which was a nice touch. Alex is in the process of refurbishing the apartment next door and we were lucky enough to get a look, and it looks amazing. Perfect for couples. I would thoroughly recommend this property to any one travelling to Bali who wants to stay in the Nusa Dua area.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
very relaxed resort
Beutiful top floor apartment with great facilities in the complex. We used the bexh club, cafe and gym a lot.
The Waring family
Bunbury Western Australia
Top Notch!! in Nusa Dua
This was our families 4th stay in this hotel we have always stayed in privately owned residences and have alway found them wonderful. This was no exception the room was appointed the best as in the choice of furniture inside as well as on the balcony. Having the fresh water filter there was fantastic and so was the washing machine. The unit was very clean and Rika was very helpful, we would highly recommend staying at the penthouse and we will be doing so again I'm sure. thanks again alex.
Perth Western Australia
Stunning apartment, perfect to lounge around...
Our apartment was perfect, lovely and roomy and cool...we barely needed to leave our resort, the pool was stunning, as were the meals in the restaurant...Oh, the french pastries and croissants at Pause Cafe were the highlight of my day, too delicious and morish..Loved it, can't wait to go back xx
Perth, Western Australia
We were lucky enough to find out about the Ruby Penthouse from a friend and were so impressed by her description that we cancelled our original accommodation in Bali.
By my own admission I am pretty fussy when it comes to a good holiday experience and I can't imagine any accommodation that would have suited us better. The apartment was very clean, spacious, well furnished and in a great location within the hotel. We loved our roomy balcony with great views over the pool.
The apartment is only serviced twice a week but we didn't find this a problem, even with small children (we travelled with our 4 year old son and 6 month old baby). I would never normally dream of doing my own laundry in Bali but the convenience of a washing machine was actually such a plus (particularly with kids!).
The hotel itself was perfect for us with a beautiful pool, shady grounds, terrific kids club, moderately priced spa, good quality food and an on-site mini mart.
I am usually a fan of the big hotel buffet breakfast and although it looked great, we were more than happy with the alternative of the hotel's Pause Cafe. They make great coffee, great pastries and bake bread daily on the premises. It certainly made for a more economical option too. The location of the hotel was great - a short and pleasant walk to the beach (or the scheduled shuttle if you prefer) or a short walk around the corner to a street full of local restaurants and a few souvenir type shops.
Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Novotel Nusa Dua for making us so welcome and being so attentive to our every need. The service was excellent in every area of the hotel and we can't wait to come back again soon.
John and Sally
Ruby Penthouse is brilliant. The apartment has everything you need and is very big. It is in a perfect location within the novotel complex which has fantastic facilities and great staff. I would not hesitate in staying at alex's apartment in the future.
Great apartment, very relaxing, great location to pool and restaurant, Bali Collection shuttle bus very handy. Beach Club attached to the resort a nice day trip. Alex was very helpful and professional during the initial booking stage. A very pleasant holiday and the kids loved the apartment !!! Although we experienced a few hiccups, the hotel maintenance staff did assist us promptly.
Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua, Fantastic Family Holiday Destination
Family of five, 3 children 1, 3 and 5, Stayed in the Penthouse for 2 weeks. The kids loved it, Their own big bed to share, with a TV to watch!! in Bed!!
Fantastic facilities, plenty of room, great to be able to use hotel facilities, gym, kids club and food all great!
Very friendly helpfull people, short walk to local restaurants, and shops.
Looking forward to our next stay!
We'll be back!
Travelling with a 4 year old, the apartment was perfect. Enough room to sit around and relax, play playstation, sit out on the balcony etc etc. The resort itself is great too. Very kid friendly. Pool is paradise. I would def reccommend this apartment to all my family and friends!
perfect place for family with small kids
First off, Thank you alex for an easy and speedy booking.From the moment that we arrived at the airport , alex and rika had everything organised.The Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua was a terrific place for our family, very reasonably priced and a great location. The Novatel resort had everything we needed for a great family holiday. I would highly recommend anyone interested in staying in Nusa Dua with their family to try and book the Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua.
relaxed and fantastic
from the moment that we arrived at the airport , alex and rika had everything organised. airport transfers. then when we arrived at the novotell, they treated us with fantastic customer service. couldn't fault one thing with the check in. Golf buggy ride to our room . outstanding views of the pool and the mountains that surround nusa dua. restuarant at your finger tips if we didn't feel like cooking!. the bed was so big that I didn't know my husband was there all night. even the children were able to sleep with us and we didn't notice. Thank you alex and rika. See you again real soon
Just got back from a 7 night stay in the 2 bedroom penthouse apartment. The apartment was great and the back up service from both alex and Rika was fantastic. Would definately recommend this unit to anyone wanting to enjoy an apartment holiday with Resort facilities.
The Weston Family
Lovely Spacious Comfortable in Beautiful Resort
We stayed at Ruby Penthouse located inside the Novotel Nusa Dua resort with our two young boys. The Pentouse was very spacious and comfortable. It has a large balcony off the main living area, with a table, chairs and day bed. The main bedroom also has a small balcony, both of which overlooked the pool. Both the beds, in each room, were larger than king size and very comfortable (I am fussy with my mattresses). The penthouse was cleaned twice a week, and had ample kitchen and laundry facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to family and friends. The Novotel grounds and pools are kept immaculate and the breakfast there is good, although we purchased items from the supermarket most days for breakfast and snacks. The staff were always friendly. The on-site day spa was lovely, and there is a shuttle bus every 20 minutes to the beach, which is beautiful. It was a memorable holiday.
Crazy for Bali
Vancouver, BC Canada
Try it, you'll love it!!!
First off, Thank you alex for an easy and speedy booking and Rika for all your help and info before and during our stay! What can I say that hasn't been said before. You will love it, top floor overlooking the pool on a large covered balcony. Not one but two balconies (three if you count the little one off the kitchen).The penthouse is spacious, modern and has everything you need. I can go on and on, but what's the use. Just try it, you won't be disapointed! I will be staying here again, if alex let's me...
The perfect holiday
We have just returned from a perfect two week holiday at the Novotel.Alex's apartment is large,light-filled and full of every convenience you could imagine.The beds were incredibly comfortable and the airconditioning was always just right.On our previous 6 trips to Bali we have stayed at the Conrad and Intercontinental a number of times each so we were a little nervous staying somewhere new.However, we needn't have been concerned as the Ruby apartment had every 5 star luxury that we had become accustomed to and was in fact far more family friendly. The beach was the nicest and cleanest we had experienced and the food at the hotel was fantastic and comparatively cheap. We found a great massage place a short taxi drive down the road in Tangung Benoa, called Joy Spa. They charged $8 aus an hour and did a great massage every time.Alex, the owner of the apartment was great to deal with by email and gave me every confidence that our holiday would be perfect.
Have been to Bali many times and have always stayed in Seminyak and Ubud... However, Nusa Dua is perfect for families with small children. Area is very safe and roads and pathways are well kept therefore easy to get around with a pram. The Novotel is great hotel that has everything on offer that you would expect. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are friendly and helpful, the pools are perfect and the apartment just awesome. The apartment has plenty of room in the bedrooms, bathrooms and living area and the air-conditioning works treat! We didn't tend to eat at the hotel too much, though the food we did have was great... but took a short stroll down the road to the restaurant street which had plenty of choice for all of us.
The icing on the cake was alex and the service we received from him and his agent in Bali. Any query or request was answered immediately and professionally. Hard to find service like this anymore. The whole experience was incredible and can't wait to go again!
Response from Alex Riva - 07/13/2010
it has been wonderful to have you as my guest. thank you for your lovely feed-back. see you soon
This was our third stay in the Novotel Nusa Dua but our first time in Penthouse Ruby. The large 2 bedroom apartment is clean, modern and exactly the same as anything the resort has to offer. That is except the price which was considerably cheaper. The only difference is that you self cater for breakfast and the apartment was cleaned and made up just the once in our six day stay. We happily grabbed a few boxes of cereal and made the beds each day to enjoy the savings.
Being towards the end of our stay in Bali the washing machine was a welcome addition. Check-in was smooth via reception although the resort lady looked a little wounded that we wouldn’t partake in daily AUD$50 family breakfast buffet. From experience the buffet is very nice but not AUD$50 nice. They have a bakery on-site called the Pause Café which provides fantastic breakfasts at a fraction of that cost. I had a large scrambled eggs and bacon one morning which set me up for the day.
Near the Pause Café is the rear entrance to the resort. Turn right for 20m and there is a 24hr Circle K convenience store which caters for all your supplies (yes including Bintang). Prices here were comparable with the Hardys Supermarket up the road.
A 3 minute walk takes you to Bualu Village where there is an array of fine little restaurants.
A big thankyou to Rika who phoned then came around not long after our check-in. She fully explained the free internet (computer in master bedroom) which was great to check emails and have a little surf. TV is hooked into the resorts 50 odd channels and the kids (and I) really enjoyed the PS2.
The resort itself is great. Pools are big and beautiful and grounds immaculate. Be sure top take the regular shuttle down to their beach club. The sand is white and we all had a pleasant swim. Yes we will return.
For any body looking if you can get this apartment book it now!!! It was absolutley brilliant. The photos dont give it justice. What you see is what you get. It has everything, playstation for the kids and adults , internet, computer, dvd player, washing machine. I got married at the Novotel and all my guests came back to the room which was very spacious and clean. My children had a ball and were able to play in the room without disturbing us. Alex is easy to deal with and prompt with any enquiries, He called us to make sure everything was okay which was a nice touch. Hotel staff were friendly I dont have a single complaint. Have recommended to all my friends and will definately book again when I go back.
Wonderful Place for a Family
This was the second time I stayed at the Ruby Penthouse@Novotel. It was as wonderful an experience as the first. The apartment is well equipped - there is internet avallabe, DVD machines and satellite TV - and with a great living space if you're with a family, particularly if you're with small children. There is room for them to laze around and for everyone to be very comfortable. This proved useful when it rained on some of the days while we were in Bali.
Check-in and check-out was a breeze. The resident manager was very helpful and always on hand if we needed anything for the apartment.
It was really like having a comfortable apartment/home but in a resort-setting.
The hotel provided all the basic things we needed - nice pool, great kid's club, and a nice beach. The staff were friendly and very helpful. It's quiet but that is Nusa Dua for you.
The apartment was incredible! The pictures and description don't do it justice as it is even better in person. We didn't want to leave, and are already planning a trip back. Alex was friendly, professional, extremely helpful, and patient answering all our questions before our arrival, and during our stay. The apt is large and spacious, clean and has everything you could possibly need. I don't think we will ever stay in a regular hotel room on vacation again. The resort staff was awesome. The pool and grounds are beautiful and the beach club is peaceful and relaxing. Just what we needed. A large variety of shops and restaurants are just a short walk, or quick shuttle bus ride away. Very convenient. All in all we rate it 5 stars, and would recommend this penthouse to anyone traveling to Bali. Thanks for everything alex!!!
Response from Alex Riva - 06/09/2010
Hi Jeff thank you so much for the wonderful feed-back. Great to meet you and looking forward to having you back one day
Unforgettably wonderful. Highly recommended.
Service: great communication between Alex, Rika and ourselves.
Welcomed warmly by Rika on arrival who made sure everything
was working and to our satisfaction.
Accomodation: unbelievable, luxurious, words can't do it
justice. So much room, and so beautifully designed.
Location: in the heart of beautiful Nusa Dua, walking distance
to restaurants and shops and the beach. Couldn't be better.
Amenities: having full access to the gorgeous hotel facilities
was fantastic. The kids loved the pool, etc, and we all loved
the huge breakfasts! Staff at the hotel have clearly been
chosen for their warmth and friendliness, as this was evident
in all dealings.
We really couldn't fault this accomodation at all, and it was
easily the best we've stayed in. Thanks for a great holiday.
We'll be back for sure.
Response from Alex Riva - 05/23/2010
wow thank you Nina for the fantastic feed-back. It says it all and I am sure will help to reassure others on staying at my penthouse.
A PERFECT APARTMENT IN A GLORIOUS LOCATION
The resort has a beautiful pool with a great deal of shade if needed. The pool bar is nice and the large resturant is light and airy. The apartment we had was just fanastic, very, very spacious and well equipped.There were lots of free daily activities and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Nusa dua itself has much to offer and the beaches are superb. I would highly recommend both the resort and the area and carn,t wait to go back again
Response from Alex Riva - 05/10/2010
Thank you Margaret for your confidence and trust in booking for first time. I have no doubt I will have the privilege to have you back in the not too distant Future.
Perth, Western Australia
My husband, 14yo daughter and myself stayed in Penthouse Ruby for the first half of our 2 weeks in Bali.
I found the apartment listed on Trip Advisor with some good reviews and thought I'd give it a shot as we had been searching for an apartment at the Novotel.
My initial email to Alex was answered promptly and with great news, it was available.
Alex's contact in Bali, Rika, was very helpful and organised a driver to pick us from the airport.
We were very impressed when we first walked into the apartment. It was even better than the photos I had seen online. Spacious, clean, modern and luxurious. We immediately felt right at home.
Our daughter loved having a king size bed to herself, and my husband and I loved our master bedroom, which opened onto the bathroom, and had it's own private balcony.
The view from the balcony was fantastic, and there was plenty of room to entertain our friends who we were travelling with. The penthouse was where we could all come and relax at the end of the day.
Our overall experience from the initial contact with Alex, to the end of our stay in the apartment was easy, relaxed and comfortable.
I would recommend the apartment to anyone and everyone, we could not have asked for a better experience.
We will definitely be revisiting Bali, and would definitely come back to the penthouse if is available when we travel next. But I suspect that once more people become aware of how great it is, we might have trouble finding it available when we want it :)
To anyone considering a stay here, don't hesitate, you couldn't ask for an easier, more relaxing stay. We have no complaints at all.
Response from Alex Riva - 05/10/2010
Thank you Tammy for the amazing review I am sure others will benefit from your feed-back.
Would love to have you back !
Trip to Bali
It was a great place to stay, good location, quiet, cosy, well-maintained, clean, comfortable….. definiely better than what is shown in the video. If housekeeping can come alternate day that would be better as the dustbin pile up quite quickly for the 5 of us. Nothing to complain about the penthouse. Everything is the best for us except that no pubs or bars to chill out at night, we have to hire a car to go other area/beaches for dinner, drinks, massage.
Response from Alex Riva - 05/07/2010
Thank you Leslina for staying at my place and for the great review I am glad you had a wonderful time.
We had a great stay in the villa.Everything was a stated on website. Alex went out of his way to help us when we left his accommodation to go into Kuta for our last few days in Bali, when our already booked accommodation fell through. You will enjoy your stay. A pleasure to do business with thanks Alex
Response from Alex Riva - 04/25/2010
Thank you Andrew for your nice feed-back glad to know all went well and definitely look forward to welcoming you back later in the year.
We were delighted to find Ruby Penthouse EXACTLY as pictures showed and better than described. Loved the little extras in the kitchen cupboards and bathroom.
Only one suggestion: as towels are not replaced everyday that perhaps 2 per person could be provided on check in, other than that we were totally happy.
Rika was a lovely lady and made herself available in case of need.
Response from Alex Riva - 04/16/2010
Thank you MM for your nice review delighted that you enjoyed the place and I look forward to your next visit.
We (2 adults & 2 young kids aged 3 & 1) recently spent 10 nights in the Ruby Penthouse. It was beyond our expectations and everything was provided for a comfortable, relaxing stay. The booking went smoothly from day 1 with the owner (Alex) always quick to respond to any queries. Once in Bali, the property manager (Rika) and the Novotel staff were always on hand to assist with any queries. There's plenty of affordable restaurant options close by or within the resort. Regular shuttle buses to the beach to enjoy a massage, or swim in the massive Novotel pool. I'd have no hesitation recommending the Ruby Penthouse to either families or couples wanting a comfortable, relaxing stay in Bali.
Response from Alex Riva - 04/04/2010
Really appreciate your positive review Nic and looking forward to welcoming you back.
Everything you need... and more
Overall, the whole experience of making the reservations, having my queries attended to, and the stay itself, was more than satisfactory.
Alex was extremely prompt to answer questions I had regarding the accommodation, transfer etc. and he also made sure that I had a hassle free stay. Rika (his representative in Bali) was just as helpful, and make the trip a relaxing one.
The penthouse is extremely spacious, with everything you will possibly need, and much much more. We had a very comfortable stay there, and my 3 young children had ample space to run around the apartment.
Novotel Nusa Dua is an excellent choice of accommodation, especially if you have young children. They facilities are very family friendly, with a great Kids' Club and a fantastic spa. If you choose not to eat breakfast at the restaurant, you could always buy very good pastries from Pause Cafe, and grab a cup of latte (which was exactly what we did on most mornings) - all for about $3 per person. What better way can you start your morning? :)
Although the hotel is not situated directly in front of the beach, the 3 minute shuttle (which you can take at 20 minute intervals) there is an enjoyable experience. The private beach for Novotel guests is perhaps the cleanest and nicest along the whole Nusa Dua stretch.
Overall, I really enjoyed the whole trip... I had planned to explore beyond Nusa Dua but decided against it as my family and I found plenty for us to do in the resort itself. Anyway, being our 6th visit to Bali, we didn't really feel the need to do all the other touristy things.
We will definitely be back!
Response from Alex Riva - 03/29/2010
Thank you Nora for your detailed and useful feed-back I am sure other travellers will benefit from your review and tips.
Gold Coast Queensland Australia
We stayed in Penthouse Ruby in Feb 2010, from the beginning Alex was accommodting and easy to deal with. The apartment exceeded our expectation, it was very large and clean, which made it easy to spread out and relax. Being self contained made it ideal for us as a family, we could choose whether to eat in or go out.
The local restaurants were good and staff both in the local area as well as the resort were friendly and accommodating.
Loved the availabilty of massages either at the beach or in the street nearby, and good prices. I would recommend Penthouse Ruby and will definately revisit.
Response from Alex Riva - 03/29/2010
Thank you Jeanette for providing a review which I know other travellers appreciate as it helps them in knowing my place is what they are looking for.
Make sure you book early for your next visit :)
Great Penthouse with nice pool view and facilities
I and my family stayed in the apartment for 4 nights. We all love the apartment feel so like at home. With great pool view and fully equip kitchen, where we can cook some simple meals. Wide range of TV channels you can watch just look at the pictures nicely décor with comfortable furniture.
The best is the owner Alex; he was so fast in all the email reply and arrangement you need in Bali. So do not feel skeptical, when you are trying to book the apartment online with him. He ensures everything is safe and good. Thank you Alex.
I‘ll be back.
Response from Alex Riva - 03/03/2010
Thank you Josephine for your great feed-back looking forward to having you back.
We stayed in Ruby 8501 (next door and same layout as 8503) for 8 days in
February 2010. In the past we stayed in one of the larger resorts in Nusa Dua,
but on this trip we were happy to discover that the apartment and the Novotel
resort were perfect for our needs, now that we have a baby. The apartment
was well appointed and even had a baby cot for our 4 month old. We spent
every evening on the beautiful balcony overlooking the pool and spent our
days between the pool and the beach, where my husband surfed daily. Alex
was so helpful, responsive, flexible, and understanding. We will definitely stay
with him again!
Response from Alex Riva - 02/25/2010
Hello Deanne thank you so much for staying in one of my "twin penthouses" glad you had a great time.
Looking forward to having you back either in Nusa Dua or in Kuta at my other residence.
Perfect family vacation home
I found Alex's apartment from Tripadvisor. The apartment is actually located inside Novotel Nusa Dua. My family and I can enjoy all hotel facilities. The apartment is spacious and all amenities are in good order. The complimentary WIFI internet connection is good. The kids club is safe and clean with free activities. I have left my children there for a whole day which they can enjoy different activities. In short, Alex's apartment will be a great choice especially for those who are travelling with children.
Response from Alex Riva - 02/24/2010
Appreciate the review Lawrence, glad to know the family had a great time. Looking forward to having you back in the same residence or in the one I have in Kuta whichis also listed in flipkey.com
Place to relax and vege-out
Very comfortable, clean and well set-up apartment in the Novotel, Nasa Dua for a relaxing and peaceful holiday; read a few books, watch a few movies and check out the many TV channels available on the large screen TV. Loved the size and layout of main bedroom and bathroom, that said the whole apartment is biggg. Unwind in a sun bed at the large hotel pool or beach, with great service from the Novotel staff. Hotel not on beach, but a short walk or free shuttle bus along golf course to the Beach Club. This beach was the best we encountered at this time of year from Seminyak through to Benoa. There are great little restaurants, shops etc in local street just around the corner from the hotel; meal and a few beers for around 300,000 rup. If a larger food shop is required, grab a local cab and for about a 20,000 rup fare head to Hardy's Supermarket to get everything you might need (milk, bread, meat, vegies, fruit, beer etc)at local Bali prices. Buy a large water bottle to use in water cooler in apartment. A couple of things that could be improved are in regard to the kitchen. All the knives were very blunt so a sharpner or steel would be useful, and a larger frypan or wok would make life a lot easier in being able to prepare a meal for 4 instead of 4 meals in the small frypan. Apart from these minor issues the rest of the apartment and holiday was great.
We would recommend the apartment to anyone looking for a holiday somewhere between the hectic pace of Kuta, and the comatose and insulated atmosphere of the big hotels of Nusa Dua.
Response from Alex Riva - 02/21/2010
Thanks a lot Martin for your wonderful review I think will use it to introduce the place no need to add anything else to convince prospect renters you said it all !
Good points on the kitchen utensils will improve that.
You are the first guest who stayed at both my Kuta place and this one and I am sure will get a few more.
The two adresses in Bali for you to recommend to your friends.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pefect Getaway at Bali
We rented the apartment from Alex for our stay at Bali. The were two couples and the apartment is very spacious and comfortable to stay in. We were very happy to have found your apartment as we truly did enjoy every minute of our stay over there.
The apartment is clean & tidy, and complete with all necessary amenities. It really felt like home over there. Like it so much.
Will definitely recommend to our family & friends. Hopefully will have a chance to go to Bali again, then will surely stay again at your apartment. :)
Response from Alex Riva - 02/03/2010
Thank you Danny, Kenny and the ladies for choosing my penthouse and for feeling at home. Definitely looking forward to welcoming you back. Cheers. Alex
perth, west australia
Excellent stay at the Penthouse Ruby Novotel Nusa Dua
The apartment is very well appointed and extremely spacious, which provided a great base for our holiday experience. As two couples, it was a great way to spend time together yet still have your own space. The owner of the apartment Alex Riva, is also very easy to deal with - so no hassles with booking etc.
Nusa Dua is a great place to stay and there are some excellent restaurants within walking distance as well as short taxi rides - and also a lot of restaurants provide free pickup/return.
Response from Alex Riva - 01/26/2010
Thanks a lot Amanda for your great feed-back and for joining the Penthouse Ruby Club of happy guests who have stayed and will surely return. And I promise you there will be a hook for the showerhead so that your friends can easily wash their hair !
Family of 5
Great Family holiday in Bali
The room was perfect for our family of 5. Equipped with everything we needed and withing walking distance to beach, local village and Bali Collection shopping area. Kids club was well organised and the kids looked forward to spending time there - much to our surprise as we hoped to show them more of bali and the culture. The kids club provided cooking classes, balinese cultural activities and lunch could be ordered. Next time we go I think I will be less concerned and just let the kids have a great time in the kids club so that hubby and I can spend more leisure time together. The pool at the resort was great, very big with various areas for kids and adults to lounge and play. The Ruby penthouse is spacious, nicely furnished and has all the mod cons you need if you prefer to eat in. We had room service brekkie on the large balcony a number of times.
Will definitely be back
The apartment was luxurious having all one would need for a relaxing holiday.
Huge balcony on fifth floor with nice views.
The Novotel is a great hotel, friendly staff, great facilities .
Would reccomend it for all; families,couples etc.
Will definitely be going back again to the apartment.
Response from Alex Riva - 01/23/2010
Thank you Nick and Trish for staying at my place I definitely look forward to having you back. You have been a pleasure to communicae with in making the arrangements.
Perth Western Australia
Fantastic Family Holiday Destination
The Penthouse Ruby at the Novotel Nusa Dua is the perfect place for a family holiday. The apartment itself has everything AND MORE you need for a luxurious and relaxing stay. There are 2 huge bedrooms, both with large televisions, as well as a spacious living area that has a plasma and dvd player. There is a well equipped kitchen with a huge fridge that comes in handy when holidaying with small children!!! The main bathroom is AMAZING!!!There is also a second bathroom for the kids! The apartment is on the 5th floor with an awesome balcony overlooking the pool and the Nusa Dua hills.
The resort is not too big which I like. The staff are fantastic!!! My children absolutely loved the kids club - the best in Bali!! The gym is lovely and new with plenty of cardio equipment and has great airconditioning! The pool is the perfect temperature. Room service and poolside food with very tasty and reasonably priced!
We have stayed in many hotels in Bali over the years but this is the only accommodation we have come back to twice and I am in the process of booking it a third time!!! AMAZING!!!!!!! Alex is very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with.
My only complaint would be that it had to end!
Response from Alex Riva - 01/04/2010
Thank you Michelle for the detailed feed-back and for returning to my place. Looking forward to having you back for the 3rd time next year and I hope one day you will be able to also visit my other place in Kuta.
Take care and have a great year.
Bunbury, Western Australia
Novotel Resort - Penthouse Ruby - A Welcome, Pleasant Stay.
My husband, two young children and I recently stayed at the Penthouse Ruby at Novotel Nusa Dua. I would highly recommend the penthouse to couples and people with children as the penthouse is extremely spacious,luxurious and very reasonably priced. All the rooms are very large with quality fittings and we found the beds and day lounges in the living room extremely comfortable and the bathroooms fit for a king. We really appreciated having a such a lovely unit, including a fully equipped kitchen and a full size fridge, for when the children were too tired to go out and we were all quite happy to spend afternoons watching DVDs, reading or relaxing in air conditioned comfort. No risk of developing claustrophobia here! We found the Novotel itself to be terrific. The pool is very spacious and well maintained and believe it or not never very busy and we never had any problem at any time of the day or night in getting a lounger or cabana. Our children went to the kids club on two occasions and they enjoyed it there very much. The ladies there were very welcoming and made extra effort to include them in activities. All of the staff that we encountered at the hotel were very pleasant and courteous. Nusa Dua is a very quiet and safe place to stay. Although it is away from the main drag of Kuta (25 mins) it is very easy and cheap enough to get anywhere on the island if you wish. Just outside the hotel gates there are many drivers offering to take you anywhere at very reasonable rates, so transport is never a problem. In fact, there is a free shuttle bus to the Bali Collection Shopping Centre and to the beach from the hotel at regular intervals (although both are within walking distance). The beach at Nusa Dua is really lovely and very much like the beaches in Perth. There are also many restaurants etc with very reasonable prices only a five minute walk from the hotel. Everything was superb and we have already rebooked with Alex again for our holiday next year.
Response from Alex Riva - 12/17/2009
Thanks a lot Lisa for the lovely feed-back and for already booking ahead for next year.
2 Adults + 2 Young Children
Total relaxation for the whole family!
Novotel Nusa Dua is one of the newest hotels in the area and also the only one with apartments. We loved having the flexibility of hotel dining, local restaurants/cafes, or cooking at home. The apartment is bright, has everything you could need, and overlooks the pool which is beautiful. Although the hotel isn't on the beach, the 2.28min bus ride was so fun for our kids. The beach is safe for swimming and much nicer than some of the others in the Nusa Dua area. I loved the spa treatments (great value right now because the Aussie dollar is worth so much), the kids loved the pool, and my husband hired a bike or snorkelled every day for his time out. We will definitely return!
Response from Alex Riva - 11/20/2009
Thank you Luke for the lovely feed-back. Looking forward to having you back next year....returning guests get a free supply of cold Bintang waiting for them in the penthouse !
Richard & Doris
A hidden heaven
Hotel service was superb with hepful and joyful staff ready to help. They are all out to please. The complex is well located with a giantic pool.
The apartment is very comfortable and homely with many facilities available and the numerous LCD screens. Equipped with washing machine. Complete with Wi-Fi facility
The bath is spacious with long bath and separate shower room, however, bathing is a challenge as it return to "jungle bath", i.e. sans soap. Recommend to BYO.
Thank you for a memoriable 2nd Honeymoon!
Response from Alex Riva - 11/09/2009
Thank you Doris and Richard for staying at my place and for your lovely feed-back. BYO on soap...that is a good one. I hope next time you can stay longer.
Till next visit
Family of Five
Fantastic for a family!
My family of five stayed at the Penthouse Ruby in September for ten nights. We had a fantastic time! The apartment was spacious, modern and clean. The bedrooms were large, even after a rollaway bed for my youngest was added to one of the rooms. The main balcony included both a sunlounge and a day-bed... perfect for wasting a couple of hours! It really is a great apartment for a family. I was initially concerned about booking direct (having never made a booking this way before) but Alex made the process very easy and was a pleasure to deal with. Loved it so much that we've already booked our return for next year!
Response from Alex Riva - 11/06/2009
Thank you Maria for the lovely feed-back and for booking again...only some 6 or 7 months to go before you are back to paradise !
Warrnambool, Vic Australia
Relaxing in the lap of luxury
We were very impressed with the apartment and the Novotel. The apartment was luxurios,spacious and very well equipped. The kitchen has all that you need to prepare meals if you wish. We supplied our own b'fast- after visiting the supermarket. The bedrooms are spacious and 3 TV's was a luxury. As well as playstation and DVD. Had to drag the kids out of the apartment at times. Lovely balcony with table, chairs and comfy bed.
Enjoyed the pool and other facilities of the Novotel. Location is great,as it is close (5 minute walk) to a strip of restaurants that were affordable and had great food.
I found my time there to be very relaxing, and the apartment to be of an excellent standard.
Response from Alex Riva - 10/18/2009
Thank you so much Jenny for the great review, delighted that you and family enjoyed your stay and from the initial 4 nights you extended to 6.
Looking forward to having you back for a longer holiday next time.
Agus G. Sutiono & family
APARTMENT LENGKAP & NYAMAN
September 2009, saya & keluarga mencoba menginap di Apartment Penthouse Novotel Nusa Dua ini. Memang sangat luar biasa, terdiri atas 2 kamar tidur yg cukup luas, 2 kmr mandi dgn bath-tub & shower air panas, ruang tamu yg nyaman, TV LCD ukuran besar + DVD serta dapur dilengkapi dgn kulkas, kompor listrik & water dispenser. View di teras menghadap kolam renang. Kita jg dapat menggunakan fasilitas hotel seperti kolam renang, ruang bermain anak, fitness center, dll. Kesimpulannya, dengan harga relatif terjangkau, sudah pasti kami akan menginap kembali disini apabila berlibur ke Bali.
Response from Alex Riva - 10/09/2009
Terima Kasih Pak Agus. It has been a privilege to have you as my guest I do hope you will be able to return.
Excellente lugar. Tiene todo lo que puedes necesitar
Estuvimos 3 noches en este lugar durante un corto viaje a Bali.
La recepcion fue expedita y sin problemas. Debo destacar que el personal del hotel fue muy amable en todo momento.
La sorpresa fue grande cuando confirmamos el lugar era tal y como se mostraba en las fotos (algo que normalmente no sucede!). Los dormitorios eran muy amplios y comodos. Lo mismo para los banos. El balcon era espectacular, amplio y comfortable. En realidad el apartamento es genial para dos parejas. Tiene todo lo que necesitas.
Tambien tuvimos un temblor!. M5.8 grados frente a Nusa Dua. Fue a las 7AM asi que despertamos con un gran susto. El piso (5to nivel) se movio como no pueden imaginar pero no paso nada.
Sobre la comida: Llegamos cerca de la media noche, aun asi fue posible conseguir una buena comida en el hotel. Al principio estabamos preocupados por el famoso 'Bali Belly' (enfermedades estomacales por comidas mal manipuladas o alimentos contaminados... algo tan comun en Bali), pero algo muy importante es que nunca tuvimos problemas comiendo en el hotel. Ni siquiera con el hielo o las ensaladas. Los precios son bastante razonables y la comida esta bien. Lo mejor del hotel para nosotros fue la pasteleria de influencia francesa del hotel, era realmente destacable! Soliamos tomar desayuno en este lugar. Creo que es mucho mas conveniente y de mejor calidad que el desayuno buffet del hotel.
El hotel esta ubicado en un complejo de resorts con entrada 'segura'. Quiero decir que todos los autos que entran en Nusa Dua son controlados, aunque no me queda tan claro que tanta seguridad puede dar eso. En fin, ciertamente parece ser mas seguro que el resto de la isla.
Las playas del lugar creo deben ser las mejores de la isla. Notese que el hotel no queda junto a la playa, pero se puede acceder a estar a traves de un transfer gratis proporcionado por el hotel o caminando 15 minutos. Aun asi, la piscina nunca estaba llena y era un lugar bastante comodo para descansar. Recomiendo esa alternativa
Response from Alex Riva - 09/25/2009
Muchas gracias my amigos !
a1chopper - Glen
Booking first time could of been a bit easier but second time around I sure it would be be smoother as I know the person is true & legit.
Appartment was great with two big bedrooms, full equipe kitchen & tv in every room. The washing machine was handy as well.
Response from Alex Riva - 09/09/2009
Thank you Glen and Monique for staying at my place I am delighted you had a great time. I look forward to having you back next year.
Excellent place for the family holiday
I stayed in Penthouse Ruby for one month during August with my wife and 2 daughters (6.5 and 4.5 years old). There is a lot of space inside the apartment and it's very comfortable and clean. There are two bedrooms (bed linen changes twice a week), two bathrooms, a living room and a small kitchen area, so everything wich is necessary to spend a long holiday with small kids. The Novotel is a small and cosy resort where everything is near. Hotel's restaurant or pool is only two minutes walk. The hotel's infrustructure such as spa (my wife spent a lot of time there and she's really recommend it!), kids club or room service is available for the guests.
Beach club is on 10-12 minutes walk or 3 minutes by hotel's shuttle bus. Beach is cosy and clean. It's pleasant to walk on the sand along the coast also.
There are many restaurants in 5 minutes walk outside the wall of Nusa Dua in the nearest street and in Bali Collection shopping centre which is on 10-12 minutes walk.
I can really recommend this place for the holiday.
Response from Alex Riva - 09/08/2009
Thank you Igor for the good feed-back. You have been a pleasure to communicate with over the past months and I really hope you will be able to return. If you have any ideas on how I can get more guests from Russia or Ukraine let me know :)
Great resort and great appartment
The Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua was a terrific place for our family, very reasonably priced and a great location. The Novatel resort had everything we needed for a great family holiday. I would highly recommend anyone interested in staying in Nusa Dua with their family to try and book the Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua.
Response from Alex Riva - 09/05/2009
Thank you David for trusting me in the booking process and I am delighted to know that the family had a terrific time.
Frankfurt , Germany
Lovely Penthouse "Ruby"
Einmal im Web gefunden und wir verliebten uns in das Ruby Penthouse.
Die Buchung des Penthouses verlief reibungslos, jede Frage wurde von Herrn Riva persönlich beantwortet, was wir als sehr angenehm empfunden haben.
Unsere Ankunft im Novotel (wo sich das Penthouse befindet),war wie erwartet bezaubernd.
Das Hotelpersonal empfing uns sehr freundlich und begleitete uns in das Apartement.Unser neues Heim (für 16 Tage) übertraf unsere Vorstellung,vor allem der Einrichtungsstil.
Das Novotel selbst ist eine moderne, neue Anlage das vom Massentourismus weit entfernt ist.Das Hotel eigene Restaurant zaubert sehr gutes Essen, wer jedoch auch mal wo anders essen möchte,hat jede Menge Möglichkeiten in der Nähe (Taxifahren in Bali ist günstig).Zudem sind Einkaufmöglichkeiten schnell erreicht,so dass Mann/Frau auch selbst mal kochen kann.
Alles in Allem,war es ein sehr gelungener Urlaub, wir erinnern uns sehr gerne daran zurück und mit Sicherheit wird uns die Insel der Götter und Möglicherweise auch das Ruby Penthouse bald wiedersehen.
Response from Alex Riva - 09/05/2009
Danke schoen Benjamin fur Ihre gute Empfehlung.
Bis naechste Ferien !
Excellent luxus apartment & very helpful owner.
We were 3 people staying in this apartment for about a week, and all that can be said about the apartment itself is all positive. Two big, wonderful bedrooms with balcony with a view, two likewise wonderful bathrooms, big livingroom with tv, stereo, and kitchen with all amentities needed for cooking. It is situated at the Novotel Resort in the Nusa Dua area, close to a beach great for swimming. (But not so much surfing...which is a good thing since you dont have the "cool" hippie surfers which you will find too many of up the coast of Kuta.)The resort is well held, has a decent restaurant and friendly staff. Shopping mall is a few hundred meters away from the resort, and taxis to the city (Denpasar, Kuta area etc) is fast and cheap. Bali is a wonderful island, and staying in Nusa Dua will make the most of your stay here. Cars can be hired to drive to any other area of the island at low cost.
About the booking : the penthouse apartment was booked through a booking service company, after where you then get in contact with the owner. We had many inquries about Bali and the apartment itself (it was our first stay at Bali), and fortunately the owner was a man of great service and politeness, he gave us solid and frequent feedback.
Response from Alex Riva - 09/05/2009
Thank you Lars for your nice feed-back much appreciated. I do hope I will have the pleasure to welcome you back one day.
Like a home away from home (only this one is in a resort, with a
There are a number of real advantages to chosing to stay at Ruby:
1. Security and Safety - you can be secure in the knowledge that you are not only in the nusa dua area which is more effectively monitored and police but also within a resort complex which has 24 hour security.
2. Comfort - the apartment is spacious, tastefully decorated and has all the amentity you could wish for. Two large sized bedrooms, two big bathrooms, even a washing machine which once you get the hang of, gives you independence as you can simply hang your clothes out and in a few hours it's dry! Kitchen facilities, fridge, tv, dvd and computer facilities all add to the convenience.
3. Resort life - you have the benefit of the resort facilities and yet you are not tied to it. I happily used the well equipped gym daily, there's a kids centre too and a spa. I was thankful not to be tempted daily by a buffet breakfast but if you prefer, you can arrange to have breakfasts at the hotel too at a price. The staff are friendly in typical balinese fashion and the pool is sensational.
It all depends what you want for your holiday. If you want to be eating pizza at Trattoria every night and having breakfast at Kudeta at Seminyak, this is not the logical choice. Logistically you're further away from the night club action... But, if you want to relax, get fit, laze by the pool, swim in the sea, in more relaxed, quiet surroundings, this is it.
In summary, we loved it! I have been twice: August and January. First time I came with my mum and 15 month old and second time just my 2 and a bit year old boy and myself. It was so convenient!
It's also not one of those places where you pay and then you are left without anyone to contact if anything comes up. Alex is always concerned and checks in to see how your stay is going. He also has a long time friend Pak Wayan who is on the ground ready to help out when you need.
It ticks all my boxes. Can't wait to come again!
Response from Alex Riva - 07/28/2009
Thank you Tania for the great feed-back. I hope your 3rd visit will be on the cards soon !
our stay at penthouse ruby
As a family of three we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The apartment was very well set out - 2 beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Ideal for a family or 2 couples travelling together to get that extra space.
The resort itself was great - beautiful pool area and we ate breakfast every day in the restaurant which was great (although extremely busy at the time) and had lunches there as well.
Of an evening a short walk away there was a choice of some great restaurants.
The private beach which you went to on a small bus (only mins away) was absolutely beautiful. Very secluded and with a great bar where you could grab a drink or snack.
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to stay in the nusa dua area. Great value and heaps of space. Nice to be able to sit and have some time out and watch a dvd instead of being confined to a small hotel room.
Alex the owner was fantastic to deal with and always responded to emails very promptly.
Response from Alex Riva - 07/27/2009
Thanks a lot Mandy and Paul for staying at my place. I am happy you had a great time and look forward to having you back soon.
Large apartment, great resort perfect for families
Penthouse Ruby is a huge 2 bedroom apartment in the Novotel Resort in Nusa Dua. I have stayed at the resort 3 times and it is my favourite place to stay in Bali due to its reasonable prices, great location and friendly staff.
The penthouse's owner Alex makes booking really easy and goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable. I can't wait to go back and stand on the penthouse balcony having an evening drink with the sweeping views of Bali.
Response from Alex Riva - 07/27/2009
Thank you Arturo for sharing your experience at my penthouse. Looking forward to having you back for the third time !
A Holiday in Paradise
We have just spent 5 weeks in Bali staying at Penthouse Ruby in Nusa Dua. I can only describe this trip as a holiday in paradise. After busy days of driving through traffic and working our way through the crowds in Kuta and Ubud, it was a welcome relief to return to the serene atmosphere of the Novotel in Nusa Dua. The 2 bedroom apartment that we rented was a great home away from home, and the facilities and staff at the Novotel were fantastic!
If you are looking for a place in Bali where you can access all the action but escape the madness when you choose to, then Penthouse Ruby in the Novotel Nusa Dua is the ideal choice. We will definitely return for another great vacation in Bali.
Response from Alex Riva - 07/24/2009
Thanks a lot Jason much appreciated ! a bottle of wine will be in the penthouse when you next return.
Luxurious holiday in Nusa Dua, Novotel penthouse.
We spent 10 days holiday in Novotel Nusa Dua and loved it. The resort was great, filled with activities and our 9 months old baby enjoyed the resort as much as her parents. The pool at the resort was huge and we also loved the beach. The hotel staff was also very helpful.
The apartment was more than we expected. It was spacious and furnished with style. We also appreciated that it was very clean and totally equipped. There was a large balcony in the apartment where you could see the pool area. It was also nicely furnished.
We really can recommend!
Response from Alex Riva - 07/27/2009
Thank you Anna and Erno for staying at my place. It was a pleasure to meet you and the little one and I do hope we will have you back maybe next year. Enjoy the few weeks of warm weather in Finland !
We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment. It was spotless, very spacious and well appointed. The layout offers good privacy for adults and children or 2 couples holidaying together. There is a very large main bedroom, good sized second bedroom, both with full bathrooms, and very comfortable living/dining areas. There are 3 TVs so no fights over programs, as well as internet access. The huge balcony is fabulous.
Whilst the resort is much like any five star resort, the pool is absolutley enormous with great poolside furniture and the staff are very helpful.
The owner was also very helpful prior to our visits and there was a local person available to deal with any problems during our stay - although we didn't experience any.
I would recommend the apartment to anyone with children wanting a relaxing child friendly environment without sacrificing adult luxury. It is also a great apartment for 2 couples.
Response from Alex Riva - 07/27/2009
Thank you Karen and Bronwyn for sharing your good memories at the Penthouse.
You know how to find me when you next return.
Fantastic facilities, clean , modern & great value for money
Highly recommend it !
Response from Alex Riva - 07/27/2009
Thank you Claudia nice to meet you and your lovely daughter and parents.
Certainly hope to have you back next year.
Perfect for Family Holiday
The Penthouse was just perfect. We had a large family travel to Bali for Christmas and the penthouse and hotel offered us all that we needed with flexibility of haveing own space, cooking facilities as well as all the hotel facilities. We are already looking at our next trip back.
The penthouse was also beautifuly furnished giving us a realy Bali feel and experience.
Thank you Alex :-)
My family and I stayed at the Penthouse Ruby Nusa Dua and throughly enjoyed
our time there. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. We found
the beautiful apartment spacious and comfortable. The restaurant in the hotel
served great food and we also found plenty of other restaurants close by to eat
a in.We stayed at the hotel for nine nights and did not want to leave when it
was time to go home. We hope that we can return again soon and would highly
recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.
Everything you need - plus some!
The Penthouse Ruby room had absolutely everything we needed, and more. The room is a good mix of Balinese and modern styling. The bathrooms were amazing, massive bath, big shower, and a washing machine if you needed it.
The service we received from Alex, and the Novotel staff was top notch - you can tell that Alex has a hotelier background.
The kitchen was nice, the fridge was big enough, and the lounges were extra comfortable. The view over the pool and restaurant was also great. It was nice just sitting on the balcony drinking Bintangs at night, soaking up the atmosphere.
As for the actual hotel, the restaurant is great, service can't get any better, the beach is among the best I've seen (and I'm a surfer), and the location is just far away enough to be removed from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Bali - but close enough if you're after a bit of action.
I will definitely be staying here again - and have recommended Alex's room to my family and friends.
PS. on rainy days, there is a PS2 in the cupboard under the plasma/lcd tv!
The most exclusive place ever
The Penthouse Ruby in Nusa Dua is within the best places I have ever stayed around the world. I travel a lot due to my job and I appreciate good quality accomodation with a touch of exclusivity. Ruby Penthouse has it all! Spacious rooms, design furniture and equipment, gorgeous natural surroundings and useful facilities porvided by Novotel. Next time I go to Bali, this place will be my destination!