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“Great location, nice rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Gede Homestay
Anturan, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Great location, nice rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights and paid 200,000Rp (US$21) per night for a basic room with A/C which we didn't need as it wasn't too hot, fan was just fine. The rooms and bathroom were clean and the bed comfortable.
Wifi is available, though as the router is in the restaurant, the rooms far from the restaurant can't get reception, if you like your wifi get a room close/r to the restaurant.
The food in the restaurant was excellent and they cater for vegetarians, (yes I'm a veghead). My girlfriend's not and she loved the Balinese syle chicken.
Mr Gede was very friendly and genuinely cared about everyones comfort. He also seems to have his finger in every tourist pie (in a good way) if you need transport, or to hire a motorcycle or harass dolphins he can organise it at competitive prices.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed here for four nights and loved the location and the family. The rooms weren't anything to write home to mom about but for the price, you can't really ask for more. Mr. Gede and his family were very welcoming and helped arrange motorbike rentals for us as well as a fishing trip with Mr. Gede's brother, after which they fried the fish for us. It was fantastic.

Just a few steps from the water, near Singaraja and Lovina, surrounded by black sands and beautiful starry nights, I would definitely recommend Gede Homestay if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat away from the busy tourist areas. I will miss chatting with Mr. Gede and listening to him play the gamelan with his grandkids. We had a great time and hope to visit again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

The family is great and I can recommend the Dolphin trip.
Despite this we decided not to stay longer after the first night. The rooms were not in good order and the bathroom smelled like sewer. The thing that made us leave most of all were bugs in the bed. My daughter saw and photographed them and stayed up all night. After seeing the photo I could no longer feel comfortable even though we were offered another room.
As said I think Mr Gede and his family are great, but I feel it is important to give a honest review, as I know I based my choice on the reviews that were so wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Four of us, a couple and 2 singles stayed at Gede's for 3 nights in Mid May, our 4th visit. The place is excellent and right on the beach. The staff and restaurant are great and the rooms are all that you could ask for at the price offered. The location is wonderful~ close to the early morning dolphin boats and night fishing events, the Buddhist Monastery, the Hot Springs, and Menjangan Island. It is an easy drive up to Pura Danu Lake Temple, GitGit waterfall and also the rice paddies of Pupuan. We will be back again and again!! Beach Bum Bill

Room Tip: Gede is building some new rooms 'upstairs' and the view should be amazing! The restaurants i...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This is not a 5-star place, but this is a very high value place, and Pak Gede and his family are extremely helpful to satisfy your every need. We especially enjoyed the private tours, and our participation in a family religious ceremony. See http://javaorbust.blogspot.com/2012/06/temple-ceremony.html

Room Tip: we had the only room with a bathtub. Worked just fine for aching muscles after a climbing the stair...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

Picked up late at night by Mr Made from the Airport. Very efficient with a fascinating drive through the centre of Bali in the dark.

Mr Gede made us welcome & pulled out a few bottles of cold Bintang to help us adjust.

Aircon room for 20k. Fine, nice balcony. New upstairs rooms being built which I was given a tour of. Look great. Will be 30k I think.

Unlike other reviewers I was very disappointed with breakfast, which led to me not eating in their cafe.

Dolphin trip was cool, though once spotted, there were 30+ boats chasing these amazing beasts. Had to ask myself how exploitative this is? Also verging on dangerous. The boat operators aggressively vie for position once Flipper & his mates have been spotted.

The area around the homestay is very quiet. Dining options are extremely limited & very much geared for western tastes.

All in all though a fun few days despite the unseasonal heavy rain.

Mr Made picked us up again to drop us down to Ubud, with lots of stops for photographs.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We loved Gede Homestay and plan to go back there this year. We booked online from Australia and had no trouble at all with the arrangements. We travelled with our friends and we're all in our 60s. We had large, clean rooms which were airconditioned, with plenty of storage space, clean linen and an ensuite bathroom . We loved the fact that we could walk straight onto the beach - and the restaurant was right on the beach. Our breakfast was included in the amazingly cheap price and we were able to enjoy delicious fresh fish barbecues in the evening.
The family that run the homestay are really beautiful and nothing is too much trouble for them.
Gede, the patriarch, plays the gamelan. He and his friend put on a wonderful performance for us on our final night. We were able to use the pool at a hotel a little further along the beach as long as we bought a drink, so we spent many happy hours relaxing there. Gede Homestay is real value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Additional Information about Gede Homestay

Address: Anturan, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Lovina Beach > Anturan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Anturan
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gede Homestay is a nice traditional and cheap family run homestay on the beach of Lovina. It is located 2 kilometres from the city center, near a small fisherman village. Mister Gede and his family take care of you and your trips around Lovina. The homestay has several bungalows with a combined living/bedroom and separate bathroom with bathtub. Each bungalow has a seat in front with a view over the small, but colorful garden. The small restaurant offers delicious food and the view from the restaurant is fabulous. ... more   less 
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Gede Homestay Bali/Lovina Beach

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