We stayed in December..( my 16th time to Bali ).we mainly chose this hotel because of the price as we usually stay on the beachfront and our usual hotel was booked up.
The 3rd floor rooms are quite small....the bathroom tiny..but this doesnt really matter when you consider the whole picture. The room was kept spotlessly clean, the small pool was not very busy so you could enjoy a nice read. The breakfast was excellent, you could order what you wanted egg wise but few took up this option prefering what was in the warmed bain marie . We always asked for frothy milk and could have a free latte everyday which was lovely. Everyday I encountered happy friendly staff in every area , be it room cleaners, restaurant staff or reception.
These people clearly enjoy their jobs and it shows with excellent customer service skills.
The area was convenient for walking up to Padma St, and there is an honest money changer just outside the hotel to the right who gives competative conversion rates...taxi's drove past constantly so it was a good location to pick one up in 2 seconds...for $6-7 you can be in Seminyak in 10 min.
We walked along the beach to Kuta as the traffic is still slow and anyway, its nice to have a chat with the local lifeguards who are always friendly and love to have a conversation with the Aussies.
We booked a trip to Waterbom through the excursion desk right next to reception for around $22 including free shuttle there, spent a pleasant day lolling about under our own private cabana near the lazy river ( you pay extra for this once there...but worth it )..what a lovely relaxing day..and so cool compared with the hectic , hot outside areas of Kuta.
We ate at our favourite restaurants...The Pearl in Legian..in my opinion the best in the entire Legian/Seminyak area. Gado Gado for the lovely views, Potato Heads for a relaxing hip couchy experience with cool ubber music..and revisited Poppies Lane restaurant and had avocado prawns which we first tasted back in 1985 when Kuta was full of rice paddies!! Yes still a lovey little place.
Ahhh yes Bali...full of wonderful experiences...