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Pondok Pisces Bungalows

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Jalan Pantai Balian no.74, Lalanglinggah | Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia
Pondok Pisces Bungalows
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful property hidden amongst established trees and gardens by the river, only a few bungalows here so very private, wonderful staff and only a minute stroll along the river to the beach. The bungalows are very comfortable and romantic, but in need of a little maintenance, we had young kids and the missing railings and steep stairs were a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very unhelpful and lazy staff. Food barely edible. And they refuse to give you the wifi passwords after 6pm. Ridiculous.our whole party got kicked out at 9pm because the staff wanted to go home. We first thought they were joking but no they were serious....

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Sam S, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Perhaps you had known already and aware that the internet facilities (wifi) in our restaurant are from 9am to 6pm, it was listed on the board before you enter the restaurant. This internet facility is free during those time and after those time we turn off the internet. If you... More 

Hobart, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stayed for two weeks & loved it. Virtually had the place to ourselves, happy, friendly staff. Magic location, close to beach, good surf, it's everything Kuta isn't. Hard to fault although some maintenance needed to the pool decking which had a few rotten bits & exposed nails. Thoroughly recommended.

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Nathan, Thank you for spending time to write a review of Pondok Pisces at TripAdvisor. We are very pleased with you and your family presence at Balian Riverside Sanctuary and we are glad that you like our service. Thanks also for letting us know what to improve on. We are very flattered that you recommending our place. Terima Kasih... More 

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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed in a bungalow at Balian Riverside Sanctuary which is also part of Pondok Pisces. Our bungalow was delightful and our daughter thought that it was the best accommodation of our holiday. She loved having her own room complete with TV/DVD (only used in the evening) and a view to the pool from one window and a couple of... More 

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Sonjii, Previously, our condolences for the lost of one of your closest relatives. We are sorry if there was deficiencies in the services we provide at that time you need it. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Balian Riverside Sanctuary. Bungalow you meant is Dahlia bungalow which is located just behind the pool. It... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There is not a lot of selection in Balian Beach, but we picked a good one! The cottages are very spacious and love the air flowing through the room (no A/C), but not required this time of the year when the windows can be opened (not a fan of A/C anyways). The mossie nets were helpful to keep the creatures... More 

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear tompat211, Thank you for choosing Balian Riverside - Pondok Pisces for your vacation this year. Our bungalow was not designed for A / C, thankfully you and your family liked it very much. We are love to hear that your children liked Bougenville villa, hopefully with this vacation experience will become a wonderful memory for your children. Unthinkable us... More 

Cabarita Beach Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Yet another long overdue review... We stayed at the Balian Riverside Sanctuary which is part of Pondok Pisces Bungalows for 3 nights last September. We had their driver pick us up from our hotel in Ubud & make the drive to Balian. Driving down a bumpy lane with tall palm trees & cows in the paddock, we weren't sure what... More 

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear “Letmeholidayforever” Thank you very much for writing a review for us. We also greatly appreciate that you taking the time to write a complete and detailed about Bougenville Villa at Balian Riverside Sanctuary. There is no such a word “long over due” for us because it is very helpful to us in improving the service to our future guests.... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in one of the Riverside bungalows for 6 nights in May (cottage called Alamanda). The stay was planned for 3 nights, but we extended, as it is such a gorgeous place. The staff are wonderful, gentle people who really make you feel welcome. We travelled with our 3 kids(8,7 and 2), and the staff were wonderful with them.... More 

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Kirsteen C, Firstly I apologize since I just got a chance to reply to your review. A big thank you for taking the time to write reviews for us Pondok Pisces Bungalows. Our place is known as an ideal spot for a family holiday, especially we love children very much. I personally thank you for the compliment you give... More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place drew me back despite the competition. If your looking for a traditional BALI style accommodation and hospitality this is the place. The staff were once again so friendly and personal towards their clients. The food is always quality and the atmosphere in the dinning room is great. I note that people from other accommodation often eat there and... More 

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Matin Smoothy, Thank you for taking the time to writing on TripAdvisor. This review will be invaluable to our business, since at the present time people will read reviews before they decided to stay. We deliberately made our hotel with Balinese style, not modern tall buildings, so guests who come will feel the atmosphere of the real Bali both... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed in the smaller Bucu Bungalow at the end of April and it became my little home away from home. I loved it there and didn't want to leave, I extended my stay as long as I could but had other places to be. I'll definitely be back. All the staff were really helpful, and so friendly. Nothing was... More 

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pondokpisces, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Edward, Thankyou for spending time to write a review at TripAdvisor for Pondok Pisces. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyef your stay. We always try to make our guests feel have holiday in their own holiday house. We also would like to serve better in the future. Hope to seeing you again in the future visit. Best... More 

Novato, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Pondok Pisces in the garden bungalow for 2weeks last year. The boys hit the surf and the girls ventured around. An unusual place as you are not near the dining area but the walk each morning (breakfast included) to the restaurant was refreshing and very local. Short walk also brings you to the beach. Beautiful people, landscape,... More 

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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review

Hello Juliaris, thank you for taking the time to write a review for Pondok Pisces. One year has passed and you still remember us? Wow! it was luck for us and we appreciate it very much. To the present we are still doing the same thing and try to provide the best to our guests. Whenever possible we in fact... More 

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