These bungalows are located at the eastern end on Mushroom Beach about 7 metres above the beach with superb views over the beach and across to Bali. The hotel provides free transfers from your hotel to Sanur to catch the boat. The boat trip is $100 Aus return for two people.
You are met upon your arrival by a lovely welcoming and friendly young man by the name of Wayan who will carry your bags along the beach to the hotel.
We originally booked a standard room with air conditioning but were upgraded to the honeymoon suite. This is a huge room with double bed, canopy and mosquito net. It has very high ceilings and a large verandah. There is a huge bathroom with full sized bath, toilet, indoor and outdoor shower (shower pressure is pretty poor but there is hot water which some of the other units do not have)
The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. You DO NOT get a refrigerator, coffee/tea making facilities, so need to buy any drinks you want to consume in your room however there is no way to keep them cold.
The standard room is similar to the above description but about half the size.
There are also a variety of other room types some of them being thatched roofed bungalows on stilts with quite steep stairs to access the upper sleeping areas. Some of the rooms do not have air conditioning or hot water but they are a lot cheaper
Breakfast is not included in the price but there is a lovely restaurant set up high overlooking the bay – magic setting and very peaceful (no hawkers ). Restaurant prices for food and drinks are very reasonable.
There are two pools, one on the upper level and one on a lover level both overlooking the bay. The steps down to the lower level are fairly steep and treacherous. There is also a lower level down near the beach that has sunbeds with shaded trees. The beach in front of the complex is rocky and not suitable for swimming however there is a nice sandy area just a short walk west of the property.
There is free wifi, massages and motor bike hire available at the same prices charged by vendors outside the property.
There is a general store type shop just down a lane near the front of the premises together with restaurants etc
All the staff were super friendly and welcoming.
We hired a scooter and was looking forward to a ride around the island. What we found was a dry and unappealing bush land because of drought conditions. The roads were appalling being essentially single lane, rutted, pot holed, goat tracks which made riding a bike both dangerous and unenjoyable particularly when you met a truck coming in the opposite direction – had to essentially pull of the road. We went across the bridge to the adjacent island but the roads were so bad we only went a short way. The Indonesian government has sadly neglected the infrastructure on this Island. Roadside verges were strewn with rubbish making the whole area unappealing.
Power outages were a regular occurrence and the rooms got pretty hot witithout the air con. If you are going to stay on the island take a torch particularly if you like reading (unless you have a kindle)
I have marked the sleep quality down due to the abundance of roosters living nearby who seemed unaware that they are supposed to crow at day break NOT all night!!!!!!
I enjoyed staying at Mushroom Beach however a lot of the other beaches did not have much going for them – most of them are seaweed farms with no swimming areas.
The surf beach seemed to have some pretty dangerous reefs and were named accordingly.
All in all I enjoyed staying at the property but felt for the upper priced rooms ($85-$100 Aus) that a frig and tea/coffee making facilities would be in order (Breakfast did not start until 7.30am so for early risers who like the caffeine fix you have to wait)
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- Also Known As:
- Mushroom Beach Bungalows Hotel Lembongan