I'm sorry for this negative review - until now all my reviews had 5*
Regarding too touristic - Nusa Dua is where all the big hotels are located - they offer one of the best beaches in Bali but it is true that you don't get the real Bali feeling - this could be anywhere. Ubud represents Bali more, but no Beach.
Regarding late check-in, this happened only because you were at the highest of the season and housekeeping had to struggle with very high guest traffic. Normally most rooms are available at 11 AM!
Regarding price, this was a hotel unit with all hotel services and I can assure you that Glen paid half of the advertised hotel price for that period. I also want to let you know that prices at Novotel for food and beverage are very reasonable compared to the other hotels! Regarding the kids club, there are far more activities than just watching movie e.g. Preparing and flying kites at the beach, Balinese dancing etc. There is an activity bulletin showing the days and time.
Regarding noise, I had no issues so far - the unit is further away from the pool and restaurant!