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“Close to beach and markets” 4 of 5 stars
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Aquarius Beach Hotel Sanur
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Jalan Pantai Sindhu, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #25 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Sanur
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Tumby Bay, Australia
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120 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Close to beach and markets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although the hotel is not actually beachfront its only a short walk away.Their included breakfast is beachfront at the popular Luhtu's coffee shop located at the nearby markets on the sand overlooking the ocean. We did have to ask for beach towels as there were none at the pool. Also had to request blanket and spare loo paper. Two bottles of drinking water were supplied. Our room no 7 was upstairs overlooking the gardens and shaded from the afternoon by a tree. Only went to the swimming pool in the afternoon and that did not have any shade cover at that time. Room had small fridge and was aircond so met all our needs.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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79 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is the second time we've stayed at Aquarius and the standard of housekeeping has declined since we were here in October 2013. It's in a great location close to the beach and breakfast at Lutu's by the beach each morning is a bonus.

The hotel is small (16 good sized rooms), has a good swimming pool and nice gardens. It seems to attract more mature guests without children and, as it doesn't have a bar, doesn't seem to attract the yobbo types. The rooms have a reasonable- sized flat screen TV, a fridge, dressing table, and a small coffee table and chairs. A large bathroom and a balcony or terrace with table and chairs. The vertical blinds are annoying, let the light in, broken and mouldy. The staff are friendly. All in all, it's a nice place....but...

Housekeeping is atrocious. When we arrived I had to go to reception to ask for a bath mat and another coffee cup. Nearly everyday we had to ask for various things that hadn't been done. No bath towels (and the ones they supply are child-size), no bath mat, no hand towels, no toilet paper, no new soap, and regularly no pool towels. We even had to ask for the sheets to be changed - they hadn't been changed in 9 days (we knew because a mosquito had been squashed on it the first night). Plus the room got very smelly every couple of days but we couldn't find the cause. The water in the shower recess flows away from the drain. There was mould on the wall opposite the shower.

For US$85/night the standard should be better. We paid the same for Kymala Pantai in Legian just before coming to Sanur and the housekeeping standard was excellent. It's a shame as this hotel has so much going for it.

Probably won't stay here again.

Room Tip: The block with rooms 5-8 are away from the road and well shaded in the afternoon
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zürich
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed at aquarius for 3 nights. The room and the whole hotel were clean and tidy.

The staff was very friendly. when we first arrived, the door of the wardrobe was loose, but they fixed it within 5 minutes. When we later asked to use their computer to check in for our flight and print the boarding passes that was possible right away.

Breakfast at Luthu's cafe was good and plenty. And having breakfast on the beach is anyway great.

The location is very handy, close to the beach, the night market, shops, and a range of restaurants (along the beach).

Room Tip: The bar across the street was quiet after 10 pm, but a street is a street, thus you might prefer a r...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stayed here for a week room no 7 was our room which was up stairs it has a big tree in front of it so it stops the afternoon sun which kept the room cool would recommend no7 the rooms were a good size and clean had a great shower with lot's of pressure. Breakfast included at Lutu's was good did that every morning . Would stay again value for money.

Room Tip: no7 I think is the best the big tree keeps out the western sun
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Gerringong, Australia
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We only stayed one night and had late checkout before flying home. The room is modern and clean, the pool and gardens are nice. However it didnt really feel like Bali, could have been anywhere. I would stay here again but it wouldn't be my first choice in Sanur.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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adelaide hills
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A friend and i have just returned from an 8 night stay in Sanur. THe hotel is well located to the main street and a short 2 minute walk to the beach and Breakfast at Lutu's cafe. We stayed in a twin room (number 3) The room is large, bathroom is a good size and the balcony is relatively private. Other travellers comment on the vertical blinds - yes they are a pain, but that would be my only complaint. The room was cleaned daily to a "fresh standard". The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Pool is great and the surroundings were kept clean and tidy. The cafe at the beach Lutu's offered good choices for breakfast and the staff there were delightful. We booked the bikes one day and they were waiting for us near reception in good working order with locks provided. My first trip to Bali - would definitely return to Sanur and the Aquarius.

Room Tip: We were upstairs in Number 3. Away from the street, which gets very busy at times as is a main acces...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This a clean and tidy hotel in a great location. Close to the beach for a great sunset walk and late dinner / large Bintang. Not incredibly modern but everything was in great condition. Staff were friendly and organised. Would return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Pantai Sindhu, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Sanur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquarius Beach Hotel Sanur 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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