I had a great weekend at the Vira Bali. It's very peaceful even though it is so close to Kuta Beach. It has a very cozy and private atmosphere. The staff were very polite and helpful.
My room was average in appearance, but I liked the pool access from the balcony. There were lots of English channels and the free WiFi worked. The pool was not that crowded even though it's high season in Bali.
The hotel restaurant also serves very good steak for very reasonable prices. It's a bit far to walk to downtown Kuta, but the Bluebird taxis are very cheap.