The Katamama’s Maxibar

For those who favor a good tipple, the Katamama hotel in Seminyak welcomes you with your very own full-stocked in-room bar.

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For those who favor a good tipple, the Katamama hotel in Seminyak welcomes you with your very own full-stocked in-room bar.

I LOVE a good cocktail, I have never kept that a secret.  A perfectly balanced drink will always put a smile on my face. That’s why when I found out about this ‘big’ feature of the Katamama, I looked for the perfect opportunity to stay to check it out myself.  Launched earlier this year, Katamama is the excellently designed and branded hotel by PTT Family, the group behind the now iconic Potato Head Beach Club, which is situated just next door.

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All 58 suites at Katamama are completed with their own in-room bar. Katamama in-room bar is a personal bar station, complete with an ice well, limited edition custom-made cocktail equipment by local artisans, “Classic Cocktails at Home” recipe book written by PTT Family Director of Mixology Dre Masso, and a full sized selection of fine infused spirits, natural syrups and aromatic bitters.

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As I walked into the room, I excitedly headed directly for the Maxibar!  Like the proverbial kid in the candy store, I checked every bottle and piece of equipment. My eyes quickly darted to the different colored liquids in nice and elegant bottles: Island Spiced Rum, Lemongrass Gin, Vanilla Tequila, Citrus Vodka, Roasted Pineapple Arak and Sencha Whiskey – I was in heaven! There were bottles of their 30-day Barrel Aged Negroni too, one of my favorites.  I couldn’t wait to try everything out.

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For the budding bartenders out there (like yours truly), this is the perfect venue to try out your mixing skills, with little or no embarrassment if the drink turns out bad. Follow one of Dre Masso’s recipes which is just an arm’s length away. The beautifully-made bar equipment were a joy to use too. But of course, one should not waste these creatively-crafted spirits.  For those not as adventurous, a quick call and they can send one of Akademi bar’s well-trained bartenders to your room and he can whip up the tipple of your choice.

Heading to Bali, now you know where to stay next. See you at Katamama. Cheers!

KATAMAMA
Jalan Petitenget No.51, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali
T: +62 361 3029999
Instagram: @katamama_hotel
www.katamama.com


Written by Jed Doble Photographs by AKI November 8, 2016.

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