We stayed in February 2015 (I had to put 2016 for the Tripadvisor option). The hotel was clean, and had very friendly staff. It had traditional Balinese looks, and as a budget hotel was well worth the... more
We stayed in February 2015 (I had to put 2016 for the Tripadvisor option). The hotel was clean, and had very friendly staff. It had traditional Balinese looks, and as a budget hotel was well worth the stay.
It seemed like we were one of only a few quests staying at that time. We only ran across four other couples during our two week stay. This meant that as our room was isolated it was very quiet. However, when a group arrived and were placed in a room 5 doors down, we could hear absolutely everything they were saying at all hours as it echoed down the tiled hallways.
We stayed in the Superior room which included a King bed (that was quite hard), an ensuite with bath, and both the ensuite and bedroom overlooked a small courtyard with a chair and outdoor shower (which we never used). Overall it was clean and cozy, though I wish we had asked for another room key so that we could have kept the air conditioning on while we were out. It took quite a while to cool the room down.
To get to the pool area from our room we had to walk down a few passageways, cross a small road, walk through the lobby and past the restaurant. Once there it was lovely, and had nice shade from the overhanging trees. There were tiles missing in the pool, but that wasn't a problem for us. However, it did feel very awkward having to flag someone down to ask for a drink from the pool bar, as there was never anyone stationed there.
The restaurant was nice, and served good Balinese food at a decent price. They also served buffet breakfast every morning with a nice selection. The music that I have seen people complain about did not bother us at all and we could not hear it from our room.
One negative for us was that it was isolated from any restaurants, bars or attractions in the Kuta area. We prefer to walk around Bali instead of taking a taxi everywhere and it was a very long walk (without seeing anything in between) to reach anything. This was annoying if you were hoping to pop out for a bite to eat instead of eating at the hotel restaurant. To walk to these places you would also pass quite a few construction sites. Hopefully the construction is finished now and this is no longer a problem.
A good hotel if you're hoping to stay in and eat from the hotel restaurant, and swim by the pool for a few days, but not if you're looking to pop out to a nearby restaurant, shop or bar. We originally had a two week stay but left after a week. less