This place is great value in all the normal ways - decent room, service, pool, grounds, & location is excellent if you either want to keep away from the crowds or go see the nearby Uluwatu Temple at your ease. And I'd love to leave it at that & give this place a 4/5.
But when I asked for a taxi to the airport - & I was clear when I said & confirmed "taxi" - I was assured this would be fine. Instead, a private car turned up & I was told to "sort out the price with the driver." The driver then stated IDR200k (USD21) & wouldn't budge. I had no time to make changes so I was forced to go with him. He told me on the way he drives guests for this hotel at this price every day.
As it turns out, a metered taxi costs IDR100k (USD10). So I have to warn future guests to insist on a "meter taxi", or call one on 701111.
This was a disappointing end to an otherwise very nice stay. (I only mention this because in the rest of my Indonesia travels this kind of dodgy dealing (& surely with a kickback to the hotel) was refreshingly rare.)
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- Also Known As:
- The Gong Hotel Uluwatu
- The Gong Bali/Pecatu