Potato Head Studios at Desa Potato Head

Bali, Indonesia

With a name that’s become synonymous with creativity, forward-thinking design and best environmental practices, Potato Head Studios is a boundary-pushing hotel meets cultural hub. 

Nestled in verdant Seminyak, Potato Head Studios presents so much more than a place to sleep. Here, community, culture and conscious living come together seamlessly. 

The ocean-front, zero-waste hotel’s impressive commitment to bettering the environment means plastic is out of the picture, furnishings are made from recycled materials, and a circular economy is the end goal. At the carbon-neutral Desa Potato Head district, the motto is ‘good times, do good.’ 

This brilliantly designed precinct offers sustainability workshops, wellness and art-oriented experiences, a tempting selection of eateries – from the traditional to the contemporary – a  creative lab where eco-centred ideas are incubated, and some of the most striking accommodation on the island.

Potato Head Bali sustainable dining

The destination is also committed to its newly formed, community-centred Sweet Potato Project – a regenerative farming scheme that saw 1,800 kilograms of food harvested and more than 12,500 meals donated to its neighbours in its first year alone. 

It seems only natural that Potato Head Studios rooms come equipped with zero-waste kits for guests, which include a water bottle, tote bag, cutlery and straws, organic cotton pouch, refillable ointment pots and a lunch box. All of the hotel’s amenities are refillable, baskets and bins are created in the on-site lab from recycled materials, and even guests’ slippers are completely biodegradable (they’re made from coconut husks, woven palm leaves, fabric offcuts and pond reeds).

And yet, the Potato Head Studios experience is not solely about its sustainability measures – it also offers all the indulgence and stylish touches that you’d expect from a luxury hotel set on Seminyak’s iconic beachfront.

Potato Head Studios Bali hotel room interior

W Bali Seminyak

Seminyak,

 Indonesia

how they're kinder.
Renewables
EV chargers
Plastic conscious
Local food
Carbon offsets
Local community
Recycles
Water conscious
Energy conscious

$3184.12

 AUD

 / night

$25473.01

 AUD

 total

The Asa Maia

Pecatu,

 Indonesia

how they're kinder.
Plastic conscious
Local food
Local community
Recycles
Water conscious
Local businesses

$727.12

 AUD

 / night

$5817.02

 AUD

 total

Six Senses Uluwatu Bali

Bali,

 Indonesia

how they're kinder.
EV chargers
Plastic conscious
Local food
Local community
Water conscious
Energy conscious
Local businesses

$1117.10

 AUD

 / night

$8936.85

 AUD

 total

Amnaya Resort Kuta

Kuta,

 Indonesia

how they're kinder.
Renewables
Plastic conscious
Local food
Local community
Recycles
Energy conscious
Local businesses

$263.10

 AUD

 / night

$2104.83

 AUD

 total

Conscious efforts.

Every hotel featured on our website is chosen for its commitment to operate more responsibly. Our hotels are conscious of their social and environmental impacts, and strive to do better. 

We believe progress is better than perfection, and we trust the information provided to us is accurate. As our community grows, our travellers will help keep our hotels honest with their feedback. 

The property compensates carbon emissions by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

The property compensates carbon emissions by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

The property has achieved and holds a current and third-party recognised eco-certification (with standards recognised by the GSTC)

LED lighting makes up for at least 80% of the property’s guest and public room lighting. Guest rooms have energy saving switches (e.g. keycard-controlled electricity).

The property offers electric car charging stations.

The property monitors and reviews its employees’ wages and implements them against fair and living wage norms.

The property has achieved and holds a current and third-party recognised green building certification from either LEED or BREEAM.

Guests are offered tours and activities organised by local guides and businesses.

The property invests revenue into the community or in local sustainability projects.

The property promotes awareness of local culture and heritage, as well as visitor etiquette.

At least 80% of food is sourced from property’s local region (e.g. within 50km from property location).

Single-use plastic amenities are replaced by a bulk dispenser. Single-use plastic water bottles, soda bottles, straws, cups, tableware and stirrers are not offered.

The property has a recycling plan in place (e.g. in guest rooms, common areas, kitchen) for at least four waste types (glass, paper, plastic, organic).

The property’s electricity is 100% renewable.

Property only uses water-efficient toilets and showers. A towel re-use program is available to guests. Guests can opt out of room cleaning.

These conscious efforts balance the most impactful practices hotels can adopt to reduce their negative impact with the most meaningful efforts to travellers.

Our list, developed in partnership with sustainability experts and utilising the Travalyst accommodation framework, is not exhaustive but serves as a digestible summary for conscious travellers.

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