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Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga

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Lalang Linggah, Balian River, Tabanan, Bali 82162, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I traveled to Balian with my family in February. I am the mother of 4. My husband and eldest son surf and I am an avid yoga buff. My other 3 kids were happy to play in the pool and enjoy the lush open space at the Pondok. I will return,..90 minutes of full attentive yoga by an experienced and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm 4 months pregnant. My husband and I knew this might be our last chance to holiday before the baby comes. So we wanted it to be special. Destination? (Easy...) Bali. But this time we want to experience the real face of Bali, not those we usually see in Kuta, Legian, etc. Darius, a good friend since childhood happens to... More 

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balisurfing
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the beach, perfect place to hang out watching the surfers. Daily yoga classes, free Wifi and a much improved menu. A while back the food was rather poor but it has been much improved and have enjoyed some delicious meals from a very wide menu. Also excellent cocktails. Great place for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Would live... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights at pondok pitaya, lovely surroundings can watch my partner surf while lying by the pool, room was nice, free wifi at the restaurant,food was great, best mie goreng I've ever had,staff friendly and very helpful,good service ,Darius the manager really friendly, was going to stay in canguu next visit but will come back to pondok... More 

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thanks so much for the kind testimonial. Thanks for spending time here and enjoying your time in Balian. We hope you and your husband have a blast while staying here. we look forward to have you back. Thank you. - Pondok Pitaya - More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go. It's got everything you could want from a holiday in Bali, without the crowds. The hotel and its amenities (restaurant, pool, gardens, yoga studio) hold absolute prime beachfront position that cannot be beaten. I think that a real standout is their staff. Every single one of them is always smiling and happy. It's... More 

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, This is probably the longest testimonial Pondok Pitaya ever had. Thank you for spending time typing and writting the best possible words for us. We are so happy to have you around in Balian, we wish you the best of luck when you are back in Sydney so that everything is smooth and awesome. Again, thank you for... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm tired of crowded touristy places, though they are usually touristy for a reason. But when there's quieter spots with equally beautiful view, I'd choose the latter. Pondok Pitaya in Balian did it for me. A bit far out of Bali's airport, the ambiance and scenery are worth the distance, totally. Pondok Pitaya has direct access to the beach, great... More 

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Vira, Thank you for your kind words, we are so happy to hear that you had a blast here. The staff send their regards and we wish you a safe travel for your next journey around the world. Dont forget to come back to Balian when you are visiting Bali. Much thanks!! - Pondok Pitaya - More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

What a wonderful Balian experience we had while staying at Pondok Pitaya. The surfing was amazing, food was great, staff friendly as ever and accommodation clean, tidy and picturesque. Definitely a place I would recommend!

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DariusSadeli, Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, Thank you so much for your testimonial. We are very happy to hear that you had a blast while staying with us. Picturesque is the new in word huh hehehe... hope you take lots. Thank you again for staying with us, we look forward for your next trip with us. - Pondok Pitaya - More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great place! Not so suitable for small children. Beautiful surfing spot for experienced surfers. The sea/current is to strong to swim in, so you only have a small swimmingpool to swim in. Great service and great food! Cockroaches in the big rooms/houses and a rat in our bathroom (only at night) made this place not on my "must do it... More 

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DariusSadeli, Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Sander R, Thank you for your testimonial. Long story short, we hope you enjoyed your stay and we are very sorry for the interuption from our "lil friends".. Balian in general and in particular Pondok Pitaya were being swarmed by all sorts of pest due to the increasing water level during rainy season. we have already contacted pest control... More 

Forde, Norway
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30 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

special for backpackers , surfers and beachloving People, Breakfast very good , many choises to. nice combinations of locals and surfers/tourist , very relaxed place, even a swimmingpool, many other options overnight/restaurants in the only road of the village to the sea.

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Corelli, thank you for your testimonial, we hope you enjoyed your stay. There is no more better satisfaction than a happy customer. Thank you again and have a safe trip!! Pondok Pitaya More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Out from the crowd of Bali, alongside the Balian beach in the west of the island, I found this place very nice with a heartwarming view of a virgin shore, ocean, and best for the sunset, also the breeze. The wave was a good looking one from the side, but when I surf up well its quite big, I mean... More 

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Dear Alvin, Thank you for your testimonial, it was nice to have you around and knowing you treat our staff very nicely (you swept all my girls away haha). We want to express our endless gratitude for you to came and stayed with us. We are so happy that our food suits your taste buds. we are trying to keep... More 

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