Denpasar Hotels Bali
An interesting feature of Denpasar is the way it combines tradition with modernity. The old provincial kingdoms and villages of the densely-populated rice plain also perforate the urban landscape.
While functioning very much in the traditional way, these "villages in the city" still have their exclusive banjar neighborhood, dance groups, and temple festivals.
This blending of styles sometimes results in a stunning cohabitation of architectural genres. Hidden behind the harsh rows of Chinese shops along Jalan Gajah Mada, the old city centre, are traditional compounds with much of their original architecture preserved, kori gates and temples giving this city a historical look rarely found in other Indonesian cities.
Denpasar has two hotels of historical and cultural note, Bali Hotel and the Pemecutan Palace Hotel as well many losman - homestay, bed & breakast type places to stay. If you're on a tight budget, these type of places can be a great bargain. During the Indonesian holiday seasons (June through August, Lebaran and Christmas/New Year), the hotels fill up.
As a modern metropolis, Denpasar offers a range of shopping centres, restaurants and food centres. For those interested in textiles and handicraft, go to Pasar Badung and Pasar Kumbasari markets, located on either side of the Badung river in the old city centre. The new centre has moved south to the Sudirman and Diponegoro roads.Rimo, Robinsons, Matahari, Tiara and Libi department stores, as well as Sudirman Mall, cater to all the needs of tourists and local customers, all at fixed prices. And for food, the south of Denpasar offers a complete range of restaurants