We stayed for an hours or so, just enough for us to eat and have some bubble tea.
There's nothing wrong about Harris Raya being nearer the airport that most local watering holes. We actually chose it for that specific reason.
"discover the Cozy HARRIS In The Hip of Kuta! 10 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. 10 minutes to Mall Bali Galeria and to Legian Beach, the hotel is only 5 minutes to Kuta Beach & Kuta Square, to Krisna Oleh - Oleh and just few steps away to Joger Bali shop.
HARRIS Raya Kuta is a perfect spot for leisure, shopping and business."
***Jl. Raya Kuta No. 83 E, Kuta - Badung, Bali, Indonesia l Phone: +62 361 763863 l Fax: +62 361 763867
Later on, and we agree on this, that the hotel is quite far away from everything else. For 1,000 pesos, we thought the Hotel Harris rocks! It's clean, safe and equipped with German technology. The only thing you'll miss for this price is swimming pool. By the way, we were able to obtain this room for booking ahead and grabbing a discounted price through AGODA.
We missed the vibe and energy of Grand Inna Kuta and the establishments around JL Pantay.
You won't see tourists around roaming for shopping or adventure near Harris Hotel Raya. It felt like being in Manilla, without the people around you so it was a bit eerie.
So our verdict is that no matter how much the hotel rocks for it's rock bottom price, we don't recommend first timers in Bali to stay there. You'll need a taxi to go around and that's not advisable nor practical, however cheap taxis in Bali are. It is quite far from the Kuta beach. Bummer!
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