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“Managers are crooks...” 3 of 5 stars
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Guna Mandala Inn
Jalan. Labuan Sait No. 73, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #33 of 38 Pecatu B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Managers are crooks...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We found this place near Padang-padang, rooms was clean, ok, very close to the beach, ok too.

But one night, we asked to the manager to bring us to Jimbaran.
We said we wanted to have a walk and eat fish.
He took us to a specific restaurant, we were very susprised, so we told him that we wanted to choose our restaurant. He started to be less sympathetic and to say it was a problem.
We said "ok, we drink a beer here, then we move". He replies that it was not allowed !!!
We finally had dinner there to avoid any scandal, the guy obviously got some money on our dinner and we were very angry with this kind if practices.

And the day after when we left, we were waiting for a taxi, but not sure of the confirmation, so we asked to the reception to call the taxi for us, to know where he is. They said "ok, we can arrange a taxi, but not yours" .. ?!!!! They were ok to phone a taxi to have their own arrangement, to earn money on the service, but not ours !!!
So we tried to contact our taxi with our own french phone, waiting just in front of the hotel.
An other taxi saw us and stopped there. The guy of the reception ran out, spoke to the taxi-driver in indonesian, just to be the first and to earn money on a service he didn't do.
I told them that the hotel DID NOT call this taxi, they dont have to get any money on that, but the taxi-driver only gave us a high price, including the hotel request of course... Pathetic behaviour from the managers...

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Across the road from Padang Padang, Guna Mandala is a great place to stay for the price. Wayan that works there is such a great person, and makes everyone feel welcome! He also offers great prices on reliable scooter rentals, as well as the best taxi service in the area. Guna Mandala may not be fancy, and may not have hot water... but it is clean and is always a fun place to meet other travelers and surfers.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Curitiba, PR
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39 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My friends and I been here for 3 weeks. It was an amazing time! The staff were very friendly. The room was clean and the price was great. It was close to the beach. They have massage service and restaurant too. I wanna go back soon :

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Was here for my first night at Uluwatu as the taxi driver just dropped me off by the stairs leading to Padang Padang beach.

I should have looked around more before checking into this place. It was cheap for 150,000 Rupiah but once I saw some other places afterwards they looked a lot better and only for 300,000 Rupiah with AC and hot water and a clean bed.

The staff are extremely friendly but the kitchen was another worry as I saw cats eating off the countertops.

Would only recommend if you were on an extremely tight budget.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The closest accomodation to Padang padang beach, and the only place with wifi for less than 150 rupiah /night. All though, the internet goes up-and-down (online pokerplayers - beware!)
They offer motorbike rental, a pretty good breakfast/dinner restaurant, a friendly staff and obviously a really good location. Other than that, the staff wont do anything about your room unless you ask them too. No hot water in the showers, the water smells like old sewage and they seem to have some sort of bug problem.

Descent for a day or two, but If you are planning on staying in Uluwatu for a longer time, then I would recommend another accomodation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ericeira, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Good location, lazy staff,smelly rooms, all the beds are infested by wood bugs, the water from the showers smells like rotten ...a pity.., could be the best accommodation in Padang Padang beach, but right now is just a place to be when you can get anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Do not make a reservation through Agoda. The reception does not actually work with agoda/ trip advisor and will make you pay cash at the end of your stay regardless of whether or not you have your confirmation email. I would recommend calling the hotel prior to arrival to make sure there is space and simply pay cash upon arrive or departure. I also agree with other reviews and recommend getting a second story room (the first floor turns into a total broasis at 4:00 AM when all the bros come back from KutaKutaKuta). Nonetheless, people are very laid back and friendly (as they should be on a 2 year brobbatical), so if you want to join the party feel free! You can't get any closer to Padang Padang Beach and the temple is about a 5 minute drive (be sure to bargain with drivers to get a reasonable price). The restaurant is a slow, but inexpensive option for breakfast/lunch/dinner. I would try to stay somewhere else for quieter/ long term option, but it was fine for my short visit.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan. Labuan Sait No. 73, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Nusa Dua Peninsula > Pecatu
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #33 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Pecatu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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