I keep coming back to Discovery Kartika after trying many of the big expensive hotels across Bali. The only thing that would make this place better is if you could move the whole place to Seminyak or somewhere closer to better restaurants.
It is an oasis in Kuta, so large and expansive, beautiful enormous scrawling pool with so much space you can ALWAYS find a poolside lounge. The green grassy areas are so refreshing and the swim up bar is somewhere to enjoy all day.
Tepan Noodle is a must no matter where in Bali I am staying, the tepanyaki grill set menu meals are incredible, simple and filling.
The rooms are getting a little dated now but in the large family suites where we stay with our kids, the oversized king is always so comfortable and the rooms are so convenient with large sleeping lounges on the balcony, full sized fridge, microwave and dining table. For longer stays it really makes sense and is convenient next to the mall and with beach access to avoid busy Kuta streets. I’ve not found a hotel in such a convenient location in my 30+ stays in Bali with all of the conveniences and open spaces that you feel like you’re relaxing rather than fighting with others for a spot by the pool or a table at breakfast.
Definitely recommend. Give it a try.