I was first introduced to Fontana Hotel by browsing through google search while looking for hotels to stay in Bali and couldn't say no when they invited me over for this new experience.
Contrast with the traditional Balinese style hotel, Fontana offers a very modern Balinese lifestyle with elegance. The best part is of course its strategic location as Fontana is situated in the heart of Bali (between Kuta and Legian).
How do you like my suite room? Well, I stayed in this beautiful room for 5 days and nope, not wanting to leave! Everything was just there complete with the excellent services, who would want to leave? Life is indeed too good to be true.
Talking about food, I had almost all my breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday at this awesome open kitchen restaurant, Portabella Bistro.
As for the buffet breakfast, they have so many choices of delicious foods for you to enjoy every morning. From yummy asparagus soup to crunchy chicken schnitzel, from fresh fruit juice to fresh-brewed italian like coffee, I just couldn't ask for more.
The lunch and dinner were very memorable as the friendly Italian chef who won runner up place of Hello Bali's chef war, Vittorio Negri was always there during my stay to cook mouth-watering and delicious Italian foods that will make you think that you are having your meal in Italy, I kid you not. Not to mention that he's such an easy going person and really nice to talk to. It was a pleasure to meet and talk to you, chef! And these are just some foods that we had at Portabella Bistro for several days *nomnomnom*.
|Amuse bouche, the complimentary starter.|
|Ravioli lobster, this is my favorite of them all, a pasta pocket filled with a suprise inside. The strong lobster taste inside is just really fresh and now I’m craving for a plate! I have no more words to say as it’s just perfect.|
Medium rare tuna grill, it was under “fish of the day” category and I hit the jackpot, I got tuna baby! Despite the pale color of the tuna, it’s really flavorful.
|Borneo king crab soup - crab meat, leeks, dill-flavored oil. A bowl of happiness, I can’t ask for more.|
|Calzone ricotta - deep fried or ovenbaked calzone, ricotta cheese, mushrooms, bacon. You don’t need to travel to Italy to taste the real calzone as Portabella Bistro has it.|
|Seafood mix, from mahi – mahi, tuna, salmon, squid and prawn are all here! Grilled perfectly and so ready to eat.|
|Tiramisù classic - mascarpone cream layered between espresso and amaretto dipped ladyfingers, sprinkled with cocoa powder. Not too sweet and so soft that it just melts right in your mouth, my favorite dessert!|
|The almighty pannacota, the staff recommendation.|
|Pistachio cheese cake - fresh creamy cheese mixed with pistachio from Bronte and crispy biscuit base.|
|Chocolate lava cake, classic and still lovin’ it!|
Moving on to the best outlet for relaxation that is still located in the hotel, Suma Spa which embracing the concept of Balinese Zen.
Do you know that Suma Spa is the first spa in Bali that introduces mangosteen (detox) treatment using mangosteen rind extract which contains healthy acids that benefit our whole body from head to toe. I had two hours of awesome body spa here and had a very nice sleep afterwards, definitely one of the best I ever had.
And last but not least, everybody's favorite Sunny 16 Café.
This library themed cafe open 24 hours offering a wide selection of yummy cakes and of course one of my favorite thing in the world, coffee! Enough of having breakfast a few days in Portabella, I also tried visiting Sunny 16 Café to have my breakfast of eggs benedict and it was awesome! And to make it even more awesome, of course I got myself a cup of hot café latte, definitely the best!
To sum it all, I had a very pleasant holiday staying in this beautiful and spacious four starred hotel and of course all thanks to Fontana Hotel for the super warm welcome and great hospitality. I'll be coming back for sure ;)
Jl. Dewi Sri No.68 Kuta – Bali,