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Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga

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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noticed the staff at Pondok Pitaya disposing of their rubbish on the beach, leaves mixed with plastics etc all carefully swept up and just deposited outside the property on the sand. I know the issue of rubbish disposal is a big one in Bali but surely it wouldn't be too hard to educate the staff.

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

Hi Nathan, Thank you for your concern about keeping Bali clean and beautiful. Every year Pondok Pitaya has been fighting with the river and nature to hold on to what ever earth left on the east side of the property. During the wet season Pondok Pitaya tend to get hit by a harsh wave of abrasion (if you noticed we... More

Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Actually this is not my first time staying at Pondok Pitaya. A few months ago I spent a night in the River House. The room was too big for only me & my mom (they have 4 or 5 beds if Im not mistaken). It was rustic but nice tho. And eventho there's no aircon, it's quite breezy at night... More

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

Dear Jovita, Thank you for your long and detailed testimonials. It makes it much more easier for our future guests to see or feel the ambiance of the hotel. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful time staying with us. We hope to see you again in the near future and do much more activity around Balian... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We recently spent 5 days at Pondok Pitaya in a Surfer Suite. This is a great spot its at the end of Balian Beach Road and its a great location to chill out and watch the surf and the sunset over a black sand beach. Our room was the basic Surfer Suite, huge king size bed and a nice big,... More

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

Hi Simi, Thank you spending time and writing us a testimonial. We hope you have a pleasant holiday and very sorry for the noise from the restaurant. We will tell the staff not too get carried away, they like to get pump while serving the guests. We hope you and your husband can come back and experience the other type... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is far from the heart of Bali, yes, but now I get it why people would go this far... for surfer, the Balian Beach is paradise and was clearly made for you guys. The sand is not white and sandy, the beach is not typical one for you to lay down and get suntanned (methinks), but I had a... More

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

Hi Stephany, Thank you for dropping by to our hotel and staying the night here. We hope you have a pleasant stay in Balian. And also much appreciated for the kind words about the food and all, I will make sure to pass it on to the kitchen and bar staff. When you are free in the near future, please... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For a person like me who lives in a big-hectic-cluttered city and deals with the noises from work and my surroundings on a daily basis, staying here was truly a getaway. Located at Tabanan (2 hours from Ngurah Rai), here I found peace, where the sounds only came from the ocean and the chatters of the guests. I stayed for... More

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

Dear Jo, Thank you so much for spending time with Pondok Pitaya. it is our pleasure to have you here all the way from Jakarta. you and your sister are a funny bunch!! the staff send their regards. Please come back when ever you are in Bali. Lets have a feast again!! haha. Please say hi to your sister from... More

Perth, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A week with the boys surfing, drinking and having a great time and this was the perfect pick of a hotel to stay at. The hotel arranged our transfers and Nyoman was on time, picking us up and trip to Balian was slow and super safe. On arrival the check in was a breeze and the River Villa I booked... More

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

Hi Soul Surfer, Thank you so much for your kind words. The River House is actually the perfect boys pad for a weekend surf getaway, we are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday. We wish you a safe trip on your Bali trip and once more thank you from the staff for staying with us. - Pondok Pitaya - More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The service is horrible! The first time my partner got his food way before me and also did finish it before I got my food since I had to wait halv an hour longer then him. Nothing was said about this when I complained. Luckily the food was really good. The next time we only went for drinks. We got... More

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

Hi Sweet Chilli, We are very sorry for the lack of our service during your meal time. I have put this feed back to our floor team. Regardless how busy the restaurant, our team should give their best service to all of our customer..regardless. Our team usually quick and agile. Please accept our apology, I am sure the restaurant was... More

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This hotel is beautifully located on the west coast. A nice view on the sea and the beach. The swimming poll is great. We had a large room. Our 3 sons wanted to have surf lessons. The hotel has a friendly surfing instructor but it is only one. Because the sea is very difficult, it was not possible to have... More

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

Hi Jilles7, Thank you for choosing Pondok Pitaya to stay for your family holiday. We hope the whole family had a great time in Balian. Yes, we are aware that the surf can be a handful sometimes but that is just nature. We are very strict and careful in selecting waves for beginners to learn in Balian. The waves usually... More

Perranporth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I have recently returned from an amazing stay at Pondok Pitaya... The hotel staff were brilliant, nothing was ever too much trouble, they were always so helpful, warm and caring. The hotel location is perfect - right on the beach! The food was really tasty and great value. The rooms were clean and I always felt incredibly... More

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

Dear Mel, It is always a pleasure to share with our team that we have hosted a happy customer. Thank you for your kind words for our services, location, view, staff and food! We wish you well in your world travels and look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Balian Beach - Pondok Pitaya - More

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Address: Lalang Linggah, Balian River, Tabanan, Bali 82162, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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