Our overall experience was outstanding.
Upon making the booking the prices were fair and correspondence with the Sudamala was swift and helpful. We had booked a transfer from the airport for our arrival which was priced on pay with local transport. We arrived to Bali late due to a delayed flight and our pickup was ready and waiting with a smile. The vehicle was very clean and the driver super friendly offering a cold towel and water for a quick journey to Sanur.
Arriving at the Sudamala was a confusing episode for us. I was expecting to check in at a foyer of some description but it was conducted under a outdoor gazebo on the street with a welcome drink. It was a nice touch and something totally different. From there we were led to our room with help from our new friends.
We booked the cheapest option with the Sudamala and we were surprised by the luxurious standard of the room. We were in room 121 on the top floor with court yard and main road views. We were initially worried about the noise but found it to be minimal except for the nightly entertainment at the Sudamala Restaurant which finished at 10pm/ It shouldn't be a issue because if you are going to bed at that time you are either soft or old. Our room had all the luxury trims, massive comfy bed, free bottles of water, massive bathroom and shower, brilliant balcony with plenty of space and was maintained twice during the day by the staff.
The restaurant had a good range of food items although a little pricey considering the other offerings in the local area. The breakfast was a good option in the morning with good service. During the morning service there were two employees playing traditional bamboo xylophones but I found it very annoying the morning especially when the the weather was hot. We ate at the restaurant once for dinner and we found the meals very tasty. My only negative about the dining experience is that the portion sizes are quite small. Do not order the pancakes as they are the size of a pringles cap if you're hungry!
The overall charm and vibe of the Sudamala is where it excels. The entire complex offered a relaxing feel and I often commented to my partner that I could barely walk up the stairs as my muscles were so relaxed! We are both fitness fanatics but the Sudamala knocked all the puff out of our training program, we did nothing for 5 days! Most of this nothing happened by the pool area. It was very quite and comfortable with the hotel frequently changing towels and ensuring we were all ok. This area also has a yoga area which my partner enjoyed and found challenging as a frequent yoga participant back home. The day spa is also in the area but we opted for outside spas due to the very high price at the Sudamala.
Upon leaving we were sad to go. The service continued until we left where the staff organised a good value and comfortable transfer to Ubud. Generally we could not fault the Sudamala, it is off the main streets and general resort area of Sanur which is perfect. I would not recommend this resort for families because I would like to return to the Sudamala as a couple, it's perfect for couples.
Thank you Sudamala for making our Bali stay beautiful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the calm and relaxed environment of Sanur where centuries of Balinese art and cultural history have been nurtured, Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur offers you the perfect home for your Bali getaway. Like the environment that surrounds us, we have taken great care to preserve the artistic and traditional values of Bali into the design of our resort. So we invite you to stay in one of our spaciously elegant and cosy rooms and immerse yourself in our cultural soul or "Taksu" as it is known locally to experience our dedication in friendly local hospitality. ... more less
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- Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur, Bali