We stayed at the Parigata Resort and Spa from February 11-18, 2013. This was our first time in Bali. I will divide this review in to the "Good Points" and "The Problem".
THE GOOD POINTS
The hotel is in a great location, in the heart of Sanur and close to all the restaurants, bars and shops.
It is a short walk down a pathway to get to the beach. From there you walk on the beach 5 minutes to the beach club.
The beach club is on a nice section of beach and you get towels, loungers and chairs and can buy beverages and order food. The chairs do fill quickly in the morning, yet right beside the Parigata beach club is the Oasis beach club where it is 5 bucks a chair for all day if you can get over that and the chairs are more comfortable. You can reserve chairs. We were there in the off season and only missed out on a chair one day and had to rent next door. The other days there were openings as we showed up at 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and by then at least a few of the early bird keeners had packed up and left.
We are not pool people although I swam in the hotel pool once. It's a decent size for the size of the hotel. It's hemmed in by the hotel so I wouldn't want to stay there all day.
This hotel is very clean, which is very impressive. The rooms (we had 2, more on that later) are large and with large balconies. Only 40 odd rooms so the place is relatively small and homey.
The breakfast buffet included all the usual fixins including western and asian dishes as well as an egg station. I have had more sumptious breakfasts but what they laid out was more than adequate. Service at breakfast (coffee and such) was variable.
There is another hotel currently under construction next door to the south. Our first room was on that side of the hotel. The balcony, like all the balconies faced the pool and inner courtyard, however when we exited our door at the back we overlooked the construction site. We were assured upon check-in that construction ceased at 9 p.m. It did not. Our last night in that room, construction went on until 2 a.m.! The next morning we complained at the front desk and demanded to be moved. They then moved us to the north side of the hotel (non-construction side) and that solved the problem. Well, I figured, construction isn't regulated like back home and this is what they do in Bali until we talked to Balinese friends and acquaintances in the hospitality industry. Uh, no, they said, that shouldn't be happening after 9 p.m. and management needs to put their foot down, head over to the site and raise hell (which, someone in the industry told us, they did at their hotel for the construction to stop at night). Staff were very friendly and pleasant at the Parigata and I feel sorry that they have to bear the brunt of us (and others, I assume) who complain. It is management who needs to deal with this and it is management who need to get off their butts!
Would we stay here again? Yes, if "the problem" was dealt with.
3rd floor rooms are airy and you might even have a view towards the sea!
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