I'm going to be very objective when rating the hotel during my recent stay. This is really an awesome hotel and the facilities are second to none. The rooms are very well appointed and the service is fantastic. You simply cant beat their facilities, this is really meeting every aspect of a 5 star facility. The wifi was really good too and you could access it almost everywhere, almost better than my home wifi!
But......I have to point out a few issues I think is worth considering when you book this hotel.
- the hotel is a long way from any shops, restaurants and Bali collection. You do have a shuttle bus every hour to and from Bali collection, but if you enjoy doing a few things outside the facility, you will end up speding a fair bit of your time in taxi's (the blue bird one's aren't too expensive)
- the prices of food and drinks at the resort are just plain rediculous. I appreciate this is a 5 star facility, but in Bali these prices is more than just a bit rich ($20 a cocktail and about $40 to $50 for a simple meal)
- the breakfast caters predominantly for Asian people, and I appreciate that Asain folks made up the most of the headcount when we stayed there at least. You have very very limited choices if you are from the Western side and by day 5 I simply couldnt stomach the same choice of brekkie. If this is not an issue for you, then you should be fine.
I've stayed at the Grand Aston and the Nusa Dua Novotel a few times before, and I can say that my feel is that Nikko's facilities are better, but the overall experience is simply not on par with the other two places I stayed.
If you have a large spending budget and dont mind the stuff I raised above, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time at this resort.