I had no idea what to expect of Poppies, as my sister had organised the trip for us. Little did I know, I was in for a treat!
The great experience with Poppies staff started when my Mum and I were picked up from the airport by the Poppies free airport transfer van (free if you book online direct with hotel).
Driver was lovely and a safe driver, and pointed out sights we might like to go to in Bali along the way.
Was a bit nervous as we drove further into Kuta and then down Poppies Lane - which is very narrow and full of motorbikes! But I needn't have worried, because as soon as we were inside the walls of the Poppies complex, all the noise receded, and calm prevailed. Poppies really is a little oasis of calm in a very busy part of town. Which means you have all the benefits of great shopping, restaurants, bars and attractions nearby, without any hassle. Also, because it is a really small complex (30 cottages) you don't have to contend with hundreds of other guests. I had no problem getting a pool lounge, which always seems to be an issue in bigger hotels.
Cottages were gorgeous Balinese style, and very private. Bathrooms were gorgeous. Breakfast was not included in the rate, but in our room was a door hanger, on which you can tick your breakfast preferences (yummy things like the great Bali banana pancakes) and hang on your door by 2AM, and breakfast will be served to you on your verandah at the time you specify. Was just wonderful! Cost about $6AUD per person.
Occassionally we would hear some Balinese music drifting in from the lane outside, but this was really pleasant.
The staff made it - they were very friendly, and in keeping with the relaxed, unfussy feeling of the place.
Will be going back with my partner, who unfortunately missed out this time!
- Also Known As:
- Poppies Bali Hotel
- Poppies Bali Hotel Kuta
- Poppies Bali Kuta
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After three decades Poppies is still being discovered by those wishing to escape the glitz and glamour of grandiose hotels while expecting comfortable clean surroundings, friendly service, and Balinese charm. Spacious individual thatched cottages filled with collectors' antiques, Indonesian fabrics and a host of creature comforts nestle in beautifully kept gardens with ponds, waterfalls, towering coconut palms, and a stunning swimming pool built among rocks and sunbathing terraces, overhung with riotous bougainvillea. ... more less
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