Nice and quiet but out in the sticks
This is a six-months young hotel so everything's new. Nice tiles, bathtubs, beds, wardrobes. The hotel has three self-contained two storey (townhouse-style) villas - one is three bedrooms and the other two are two bedrooms - with private plunge pools and a few hotel-style rooms.
We stayed for two nights in the Sophie villa, which had two bedrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs. Both rooms were spacious with ensuite and had comfy beds. There was also a small kitchenette, with some cutlery and basic utensils, a microwave and a decent size fridge, plus a dinning area downstairs. The dinning area was not air-conditioned, as our stay was during the hotter/wetter month of December, it was a bit too hot and sticky to spend too much time in. The pool was very nice though, and gets adequate sunshine during the day so the water is nice and warm, a plus when you want to go for a dip at night. Not much to critise about the rooms as everything is new and worked.
The main issue we had with this place was the location. It really was out in the sticks, with nothing nearby apart from a few very local restaurants (I'm talking sitting in a hut eating food with your fingers local) and small shops. No supermarkets, no massage shops, no beaches, and hardly any street lighting. The hotel's website advertised having shuttle buses to the Sanur shopping area but when we arrived and enquired we were told 'no shuttle buses'. So the only possible way of getting around is by taxi or if you have your own car/scooter/bike. This OK as taxis are fairly cheap, but you have to wait for them to come as the place is a bit difficult to find and out of the way. We booked a taxi to go to the beach and had to wait 20 minutes for it to come. The driver then demanded a 'premium' quoting that he had to travel all the way to the hotel to pick us up. If you are booking a taxi for your departure, make sure you ask the staff to call in advance and allow plenty of time for it to arrive - the trip to the airport takes about 30 to 40 minutes in normal traffic.
Another minor issue was the staff's limited English abilities so they were not able to recommend much about the area, they were friendly enough though.
Overall, if you are looking for a quiet place to stay for a few days and not wanting to go out for any shopping, sightseeing etc. then this is a pleasant place to stay.
Keluarga - 22 Des 2012