High fashion meets laid-back surf culture in the boho town of Canggu, Bali. The Slow is a new, modern take on the classic hotel that offers much more than boutique accommodation, steeping guests in a curated experience that blends art across several disciplines.
The hotel is the brainchild of George Gorrow, the designer behind streetwear label Ksubi, and his wife Cisco, a model. They describe The Slow as "a place to rest your bones, stir your senses, and expand your mind". But somehow, it’s so much more than that.
The Slow is a unique place that combines art, fashion, music, and food for an immersive experience that blends Indonesian and contemporary surf cultures. The architecture has been described as "Tropical Brutalism" and from the moment you step in through the doorway, you'll understand why.
The hotel has only 12 guest rooms which carry through the same beautiful and timeless design as the lobby and restaurant: native wood, perforated partitions, vertical screens, voided space, and inverted gardens. Some of the rooms come with your own private plunge pool. Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow in the natural light Balinese sunshine, while some include views of the common pool or garden. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a relaxing rain shower.
The Slow’s restaurant is one of the hottest spots in town at the moment, and local expats fill the dining room most evenings. The restaurant offers a contemporary take on ingredient-focused cooking with an island accent. Chef Shannon Moran draws upon his travels through Europe, South America, and Asia to create an ever-changing menu of revamped classics, injecting bold, exotic flavors, with an emphasis on seasonality, sustainability, and sane eating.
Canggu Beach is a coastal village and an up-and-coming resort area that is roughly situated between Seminyak and Tanah Lot. The coastline of Canggu comprises different black-sand beaches, almost all with surf breaks that are popular haunts of surfers from around the world.
Canggu is the residential area of choice among many Bali expatriates and the beaches are popular surfing area. As a result, Canggu has among the island’s latest surf camps, bar and restaurant openings, and shops catering to an international clientele.
The nearest airport is the Denpasar Airport which is just a bit further south of the hotel. There are daily flights to most cities in South East Asia, such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and has direct flights to almost all major cities in Australia.
Our best advice, if coming from the airport is to get a taxi to the Hotel. You can also hire a car or scooter and drive yourself (around 45 minutes), but beware of the intense Balinese traffic.
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.97, 80361 Canggu, IndonesiaView larger map