We were a couple that recently stayed in the newly refurbished chalets at Padma. The room was great; very comfortable and modern. The bathroom was unreal with a huge shower. The bed and pillows were also fantastic.
There is a choice of five pools! We only used two (infinity - adults only and the main pool area) both were huge with plenty of lounges available and bar service at the raise of a flag!!!
The breakfast is the best I have experienced in like style resorts with so many options that unfortunately I didn’t get to try everything (even though I tried very hard!)
The location of Padma is, in my opinion, the best place to stay without doubt. Seminyak is the new big thing, but the traffic is out of control and it takes forever to get anywhere, So Padma, Legian is an easy choice. If you want to go to Seminyak, a taxi costs about $3 or $4 dollars each way from Padma.
One negative is when they have a conference on, the main pool area is used for dinners and you get the feeling they are trying to move you on from around 2.30pm when they begin setting up for the dinner! Very minor negative, I know, and there are other areas to go to, but it’s how we felt nonetheless!
Not much else to say. It’s the best, so do yourself a favour!!!!