We tried a couple places in Kuta, and spent hours walking around looking for a hotel which had a nice balance of quality and price. As backpackers, we do not have a lot of money to spend, but also will not sleep somewhere that feels dirty, unsafe or inconvenient. I think we are actually what you would call "flashpackers".
Anyways, Pesona is exactly what we were looking for! It has large rooms and even has rooms for 3 people, MEANING they actually have three single beds, or 1 single and a double, as opposed to a mattress on the floor as per the rest of the hotels throughout our travels. The pool is excellent, the breakfast does the trick though our eggs were often undercooked (I would suggest the jaffle - no it is not a waffle). The rooms were clean, the linen clean, tv, air con, nice pool and a great balcony to hang out on. I also love that the hotel is on Poppies one, which is in the heart of the action, but not as crazy as Poppies 2.
Downside - as per some of the other reviews, some of the showers (we stayed in 3 different rooms in our one month in Bali) do not have great water pressure. Other than that, the bathrooms are generally huge and clean.
The staff was incredibly friendly to us, though it can be hard to book a room. I would suggest emailing them ahead of time, or if you know you are returning to Kuta after seeing the rest of Bali, book in advance. Maybe it was because we were there in High Season?
Pesona became our home away from home.
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