Located on a corner bend on a little lane, only 50 metres from the beach in Legian is The Ossotel. A boutique hotel, with a Scandinavian vibe, this pod-style hotel really ups the game for low cost, luxe functionality.

Sipping on their welcome signature-mojito, check-in is located behind their restaurant Romeo’s. Don’t be unexcited by the name, the restaurant does a decent breakfast with fresh juices, French Toast and Nasi Goreng. Room service comes every day at 4pm to treat you with bottled water and a cake of the day – above and beyond thoughtfulness.

Staying in a Pool Room, you’re able to roll out of bed and have pool access straight from your terrace. The rooms above are the same fit-out and size. A full king bed (King Koil) with sateen sheets is the first glimpse they're trying to nab the discerning traveller. Add the rain-shower and free Wi-Fi and you’re starting to feel like you’re on holiday despite the 27sqm room size.

Included airport pick-up is a blessing, and the back exit at the pool gives you direct access to the beach. Spa treatment can be arranged off site at the Taman Air Spa. Try the signature massage and make full use of their plunge pool and sauna.

The Ossotel gives you a great value base camp on the beach, to facilitate your Bali activities. The concept is modern, the design is luxe and the service is distinctly Balinese. Perfect for a few nights before moving to a retreat.

FEEL: Clean Scandinavian overnighter.
ROOM PICK: Pool Access.
WIFI: Yes, complimentary. Patchy – don’t recommend for the business traveller.
CHECKING: 2PM check-in | Noon check-out.
BREAKFAST: Selected hot menu plus limited local buffet.
RATES: From $99 USD p/n
CHILDREN: Yes, welcome.
IN-ROOM: King Coil king-size beds, bottled water, rain shower, robes, travel magazines.
MINI BAR: Beer and chocolate. Well priced.