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13 Best Hotels In Kintamani To Help You Decide Where To Stay

If you are looking for a quiet but activity-packed destination in Bali, Kintamani is a perfect choice. This guide is packed with tips and recommendations for where to stay in Kintamani, including the best hotels in Kintamani for all budgets.  

Kintamani is just one hour north of Ubud, and although the area can be visited in a day trip from other parts of Bali, there is so much to do here that it deserves a few days of your Bali itinerary. 

Kintamani is a scenic, rural destination which offers cooler temperatures and a slower pace of life than Bali’s famous party resorts. 

Most people come to visit or climb the active volcano Kintamani is famousMount Batur. However, the area offers more than just hiking and volcano tours. Adventurous visitors can kayak on pristine Lake Batur or enjoy world-class rock climbing.

You can also visit Pura Ulun Danau Batur, one of Bali’s most important temples or swim in the local hot springs!

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TOP PICK Of the hotels in Kintamani

Our top pick of hotels in Kintamani

Prepare for stunning scenery! The wonderfully situated Oculus Bali has amazing views of Lake Batur and the surrounding mountains from its towering rooftop.

Other excellent choices:

🌟 BEST PRIVATE VILLA 📍 Tira Vilagna Suites & Spa ➡️ CHECK RATES

🌟 BEST FOR FAMILIES 📍 Batur Cliff Panorama ➡️ CHECK RATES

🌟 BEST BUDGET PICK 📍 Cabana Bali Villa ➡️ CHECK RATES

Where To Stay in Kintamani In A Nutshell 

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Most travellers base themselves in the family-run bungalows and camping sites alongside Lake Batur. 

The villages of Penelokan and Pinggan are popular locations to watch a local sunrise, plus the villages have some of the best cafes and restaurants Kintamani has to offer. This article also includes recommendations for elevated, rural, ‘get away from it all’ hotels in Kintamani for an ultimate off-grid getaway. 

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    Best Luxury Hotels In Kintamani

    #1 Oculus Bali – Best Place To Stay In Kintamani For Sky-High Living.

    Prepare for stunning scenery! The wonderfully situated Oculus Bali has amazing views of Lake Batur and the surrounding mountains from its towering rooftop.

    LOCATION | The hotel is just a short drive from Lake Batur. There are also a number of villages nearby where you can grab a meal.

    FACILITIES | There are three different food and drink options to choose from at Oculus Bali, but our favourite is the fabulous rooftop lounge bar with a pool and space for 6 day beds. For relaxation, there’s an on-site spa and daily morning yoga classes led by a certified instructor.

    The hotel also supplies bikes for free that you can use to explore the surrounding area, plus an a la carte breakfast.

    ROOM | There are 10 generously sized deluxe rooms, each one boasting a private balcony that takes advantage of the location to offer views out onto the nearby lake. The contemporary design utilizes natural materials like stone and wood in muted tones to create a sanctuary away from all the noise of the world.

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      #2 Tira Vilagna Suites & Spa – Best For A Jungle Hideaway.

      A great place to escape from it all, the Tira Vilagna Suites & Spa is a tropical paradise with character to spare. 

      LOCATION | This hotel is on the outskirts of the Kintamani village, within walking distance of several local warungs and a local convenience store. Ubud is 1 hour’s drive.

      FACILITIES | The main treetop restaurant serves up a mixture of Asian and Western cuisines, complemented with serene views. There’s also a couple of bar areas and several private dining options, including a picnic in a pavilion and a barbecue round a firepit.

      If you need a refresh after a day of nature treks, head to the on-site spa, which comes with a soothing heated pool.

      ROOM | The wood-panelled rooms offer tons of local flavour. Even the smallest ones are spacious 431 square feet (49 square metres), including a balcony looking out onto the jungle.

      Best Mid-Range Kintamani Hotels

      #3 Villa Jempana Kintamani –  New, stylish and comfortable villas adjacent to Lake Batur.

      These stylish, contemporary villas are built in a Balinese style and offer comfort, space and beautiful views of Lake Batur. 

      Location | The villa is in Kubupenelokan village, right next to Lake Batur. Kintamani Centre is a 30-minute drive away. There are several restaurants within two kilometres. 

      Facilities | The villa is part of a larger complex of villas. This lake view hotel Kintamani has a well-reviewed restaurant, a stunning infinity-style swimming pool overlooking the lake, a sun terrace and a pretty garden. 

      Guests can have a continental or à la carte breakfast each day. WiFi is free, and there is a paid airport shuttle service. 

      Rooms | The five air-conditioned villas have a seating area with a sofa, a bathroom and a private patio. The white, tiled floor rooms have extra long king-size beds, and wall art and tasteful soft furnishings create a luxurious feel.

      Two-bed villas sleep up to four people, and the deluxe two-bedroom villa has a separate living room. For a minimal extra cost, the gorgeous and more spacious deluxe villa is the best villa Kintamani has to offer. 

      #4 The Lava Bali Villa and Hot Spring – Best For Natural Hot Springs.

      One of the best places to stay in Kintamani if you like to combine energetic activities with spa treatments, the Lava Bali Villa and Hot Spring offers comfy huts and its own hot-spring-fed pool.

      LOCATION | The hotel is on the shores of Lake Batur, in an area famous for its natural hot springs. Mount Batur rises majestically above it in the background.

      FACILITIES | Aside from the pool, the owners also supply free on-site parking, breakfast for a small additional fee, and a bar.  
      ROOM | Although the rooms are fairly small at 172 square feet (16 square metres), they manage to pack in a double bed, a sofa, a mini fridge, a toaster, and an electric kettle.

      #5 The Breezy Volcano – Best Infinity Pool out of all hotels In Kintamani.

      About 15 minutes’ walk from the village area, The Breezy Volcano is a self-contained getaway with all the essential facilities. We’ve experienced a lot of infinity pools since moving to Bali, but this is one of the best we’ve seen in Kintamani.

      LOCATION | The property is at the end of a bumpy hillside track leading away from the lakeside. The starting point of the main Mount Batur trek is a short distance away.

      FACILITIES | If you don’t feel like grabbing a bite at one of the village eateries, the property has its own restaurant serving up Indonesian staples. 

      There’s free private parking on site, or the staff can arrange a shuttle to ferry you to and from the airport. 


      ROOM | Our favourite thing about the rooms here are the glass walls, which means you wake up to gorgeous views once you slip aside the curtains. The furnishings are simple but nice.

      #6 Batur Green Hill – Best For Hiking Mount Batur.

      A little cluster of huts just steps from the start of the sunrise hike starting point, Batur Green Hill feels like a little community of people with a similar agenda: to chillax in glorious nature!

      LOCATION | For hotels near Mount Batur, this is among the best ones we’ve seen. A little bit further up than The Breezy Volcano, it’s even closer to the start of the mountain trail.

      FACILITIES | Ticking the must-have boxes, Batur Green Hill serves up a complimentary breakfast, free parking, and an infinity pool that overlooks the local scenery.
      ROOM | Rooms are neat and tidy, though on the simpler side. Each one comes with a little outdoor area where you can relax with a cup of coffee or a cheeky sundowner.

      #7 Tegal Sari Cabin Kintamani – Best Balcony Views.

      Our favourite feature at the Tegal Sari Cabins are hands down the balconies. From these, you have unparalleled views into the lush valley below.  

      LOCATION | Off the main street of Kintamani, the property has restaurants, a convenience store, and several other small shops within walking distance.

      FACILITIES | As part of the room rate, you get free parking and a basic but delicious breakfast of banana fritters. Although there isn’t much else in the way of facilities, the hosts are great for helping to arrange anything you need.


      ROOM | The white-washed walls of the rooms help to make everything feel spacious and clean. If what you’re after is a gorgeous setting and unfussy decor, you won’t be disappointed.

      #8 Ayodya Batur Villa – Best For A Rural Retreat.

      Just coming to Kintamani can feel like leaving civilization behind, but the bungalows at Ayodya Batur Villa are wonderfully secluded even for this already isolated area.

      LOCATION | The lake is about 10 minutes away by car, while Kintamani village can be reached in around 20 minutes.

      FACILITIES | We were glad to find out this place has it’s own restaurant, because otherwise you’d have to shlep back and forth to one of the nearby villages each time you wanted to eat! There’s also free private parking on site. 


      ROOM | All of the rooms are sizable and come with fantastic views. For a real treat, book the suite, which has a ginormous bathroom with a bathtub where you can soak at the end of the day, once the temperature drops in the mountains.

      Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Kintamani

      #9 Cabana Bali Villa – Best B&B By Lake Batur.

      Bursting with personality, the striking wooden bungalows here create a laidback vibe that’s quintessential Bali.

      LOCATION | The northern end of Lake Batur is almost on your doorstep. Restaurants and shops are a short drive or a half-hour walk.

      FACILITIES | A communal pool fed by the waters of the hot springs and facing towards the lake is the highlight here, but we also like the daily local breakfast (included in the room rate). 

      You’ll probably have driven to get here, so it’s handy that there’s free on-site parking.


      ROOM | Choose between the slightly cheaper traditional-style huts or the newer cabins that come with their own private plunge pool with water from the hot springs. Both options are compact, cozy, and feature patios.

      #10 Batur Lake View – Best Hotel In Kintamani For Hikers.

      This property is one of the best hotels in Kitamania for people who want hiking trails on their doorstep. 

      Location | The property is ten minutes by car from Lake Batur and the hot springs. Ngurah Rai is 82 kilometres from here. The property is just five minutes from the start of the Kintamani Batur hiking trail.  

      Facilities | There is a communal terrace, garden and barbecue. The property also has a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk and offers free WiFi. Guests can take advantage of cycling routes near the property. A continental or à la carte breakfast is offered daily, and room service is available, or there is a communal kitchen available.

      Rooms | The tiled floor rooms are nicely decorated and have extra long beds, wall art, a clothes rail and an ensuite bathroom. Each room has a seating and dining area and contains a stovetop and kettle. Rooms offer garden or mountain views. 

      #11 Batur Panorama – Best Hotel Kintamani for customer service

      Set in a leafy tropical garden against the backdrop of Mount Batur, this is one of the friendliest hotel Kintamani Bali has to offer. It is highly rated for its views and customer service.  

      Location | Batur Panorama is 80 kilometres from Ngurah Rai airport. It is three kilometres to the caldera rim and five kilometres to the nearest shops and restaurants. 

      Facilities | This gorgeous property has a restaurant which serves an Asian-style breakfast daily and a snack bar. There is a swimming pool, a garden and a sun terrace.

      There is a paid airport shuttle, a 24-hour front desk and car and bike rentals are available on-site. WiFi and parking are free.

      Rooms | The rooms are housed in individual, traditional Balinese buildings with wooden wicker walls and roofs.  Each air-conditioned ensuite room comes with a fully equipped kitchen (including a fridge and full oven) and a terrace to make the most of the views. 

      Guests can make use of in-room bathrobes and slippers. The rooms feature an extra-long double bed and offer mountain, pool or garden views. Plus, every room has a hot tub! Room rates include breakfast.

      #12 Batur Cliff Panorama – One of the best hotels in Kintamani for families.

      This elevated hotel offers a fantastic Kintamani view and friendly customer service. 

      Location | The hotel is located in Baturaja and is three kilometres from the nearest shop or restaurant. The caldera rim is also three kilometres away.

      Facilities | The property features a restaurant where guests can enjoy either a continental or buffet breakfast each day and a bar. There is a 24-hour front desk which can organise local tours and hikes, plus a garden. 

      Families will like the swimming pool and childrens’ playground. The hotel has a large sun terrace with bamboo deckchairs, a shared lounge and offers a range of water sports. There is a paid airport shuttle, while parking and WiFi are free. 

      Rooms | Each room has traditional Balinese wooden furniture, seating and a dining area. Rooms have sliding glass doors onto a private terrace providing stunning mountain views. 

      #13 Batur Volcano Guesthouse – Best for getting away from it all.

      This small, friendly guesthouse is highly rated for its on-site restaurant and relaxing hot spring. This is one of the best hotels in Kintamani Bali in terms of facilities. 

      Location | Ubud is a 40-kilometre drive away. A selection of cafes and restaurants are five kilometres away. 

      Facilities | The guesthouse features a restaurant offering daily breakfast, an attractive garden, a barbecue and a good-sized swimming pool. Guests have free parking and free WiFi. There is also a hot spring bath on site. 

      Rooms | The individual rooms at this Batur view hotel are in detached bungalows (two per bungalow) set around the swimming pool. The ensuite rooms have a terrace providing pool or mountain views. Each room has a double bed and a wardrobe. 

      Best Hotels In Kintamani: FAQs

      Is Kintamani worth visiting?


      Absolutely! Kintamani is a gem in Bali, offering breathtaking views of Mount Batur and its serene lake. The vibrant landscapes, coupled with the unique cultural experiences, make it a must-visit.

      How many days is enough for Kintamani?

      Two days is just right for Kintamani. You can enjoy the stunning views, dive into the local culture, and maybe even go on a little adventure like a trek. It’s like having the best of both worlds!

      Is Mount Batur and Kintamani the same?

      Nope, they’re buddies but not the same! Mount Batur is the volcano, and Kintamani is the whole area around it. Kintamani gives you a killer view of Mount Batur and its cool lake. Two peas in a pod, really!

      Is the Kintamani volcano active?

      Yep, Kintamani volcano, also known as Mount Batur, is active but not the troublemaker type. It last erupted in 2000. Don’t worry, though – it’s more of a “cool to look at” kind of volcano, not a “run for your life” one!

      Best Hotels in Kintamani Final Word

      Kintamani is a beautiful part of Bali and deserves to be added to any list of sites to visit on the island. 

      Whether you want to trek to the top of Mount Batur Kintamani Bali or laze by the sunny, tranquil shores of Lake Batur, I hope this guide to the best hotels in Kintamani has helped you decide on where to stay on your next trip. 

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