Canggu, Indonesia

La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach

Price per night from$317.41

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (IDR4,949,672.73), via, using today’s exchange rate.


French quarter


Canggu coastline

A Francophile’s fantasy in Indonesia, La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach is the former home of Mademoiselle Henriette Reboul, reimagined by its new owner-architect with characters from the Marvel Universe, tomb-like (in a good way) spa-treatment rooms, a signature scent and traditional tropes from East Timor. The high-ceilinged suites take you back in time, with stationery sets encouraging the penning of a letter home in lieu of a social-media post. It’s so peaceful, even the birdsong stops when it’s siesta o’clock.


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Photos La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach facilities

Need to know


13 suites.


Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from £303.23 (IDR5,989,104), including tax at 21 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast, as well as daily shuttle services around Pererenan between 10am and 5pm.


For Francophiles in search of a further fix, peer into your minibar, which is stocked with French goodies.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, herb garden, courtyard. In rooms: Smart TV with Netflix, Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle, Marshall Bluetooth speaker with access to Spotify, air-conditioning, free bottled water, minibar with French products and Bali-made bath products by Republic of Soap.

Our favourite rooms

La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach’s former owner (and fabulous French lady) Henriette is celebrated with a namesake chambre, where time stands still and you can feel the history that inspired this stay. For your own pool, check in to a Pavilion Pool Suite.


The outdoor pool is open for temperature-regulating dips between 7am and 7pm.


The Secret Spa (which is actually rather visible, thanks to its ornate gold door) is where to head for treatments using organic ingredients and traditional Balinese techniques.

Packing tips

Wetsuits and wonderment.


Kids aged 13 and up are welcome.

Food and Drink

Photos La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach food and drink

Top Table

Enjoy a drink and a leaf through the library books in the open-air lounge, or admire the temples in the Purity Garden from Le Café Rouge.

Dress Code

French fancy.

Hotel restaurant

Not to be mistaken for a certain restaurant chain, Le Café Rouge is far more stylish than its high-street counterpart, designed in homage to Henriette’s red boudoir (but not quite as saucy as that sounds). French-Asian fusion dishes include curveball Nordic tartines and burrata, chicken-fried rice and mezze platters.

Hotel bar

There’s no separate bar, but drinks are served in Le Café Rouge and at the library.

Last orders

The restaurant is currently open for breakfast and lunch, from 7am until 3pm.

Room service

Food can be served in your room during restaurant opening hours.


Photos La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach location
La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach
Jalan Munduk Kedungu No. 19 Pererenan

La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach is on the Indonesian isle of Bali, close to the village of Canggu on its southern shores.


From Bali’s main Ngurah Rai international airport, the drive time is 45 minutes. Hotel transfers start from IDR 490,000 each way for two passengers.


Scooter is the preferred mode of transport in these parts, but if you have come by car, there’s street parking available nearby.

Worth getting out of bed for

The hotel is a short distance from the sand, with helpful shuttles on hand to take you to Pererenan Beach and back between 10am and 5pm. It may be tricky to mount a surfboard onto a scooter, but some of the best surfing spots in Bali are within two minutes away on two wheels. The team will also be able to sort horse-riding, diving, trips to surrounding rice fields or the Hindu temple of Tanah Lot, and yoga, meditation and Pilates.

Local restaurants

For more beach-club options in Canggu, try Café del Mar or Finns. You may be in Indonesia, but it may as well be Italy at Cibo, which is where to head to fulfil any gelato and pasta needs; or pay homage to everybody’s favourite oversized ape over barbecued squid, seafood towers and lobster ravioli at Kong.

Local cafés

Wholesome breakfasts await at Woods on Pererenan Beach, with cocktails ready for as soon as it’s decent.

Local bars

Stick around long after sunset on Pererenan Beach for shenanigans and stiff drinks at secretive cocktail parlour the Shady Fox.


Photos La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach reviews

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Indonesia and unpacked their board shorts and Buddha statues, a full account of their beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach in Bali

A hotel particulier but all the way in Bali? Literal Francophile’s dream La Reserve 1785 Canggu Beach was created within the former home of an (obviously chic) French lady, who moved here with her Dutch-governor lover. Mademoiselle Henriette Reboul once rubbed shoulders with Coco Chanel and Picasso, and was a close friend of Paul Cézanne. As well as being a collector of antiques, she was a (so Bali) ‘love priestess’, inviting her esteemed acquaintances from all over the world to her heavenly hideaway near Canggu Beach. The property’s new architect-owner first met her when she was a student in Aix-en-Provence and would visit Mademoiselle Reboul to hear her stories over tea. Today at La Reserve, Henriette is still the honorary châtelaine, presiding over the temples, gardens and fountains of this serene sanctuary. It is, we’d wager, the only place in Bali where the decor includes Marvel characters on show alongside traditional East Timor touches. It’s time to eat, pray, love (and surf).

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Price per night from $317.41