Before we decided where to go we checked out a lot about the Griya Santrian and thought it had the best reviews. Now having been there we can see why.
Instead of saying "if" you go to Bali, I will start by saying "when you go" to Bali we couldn't recommend the Griya Santrian highly enough.
We had a fantastic stay at the hotel and the whole staff made it an experience we shall never forget.
The hotel is a 30 minute drive from the airport and located on the east coast with a fabulous white sandy beach. We were greeted with a nice cool towel and mocktail whilst we checked in, a great refresher after the 16 hour travel time from the UK.
Fortuantely we stayed 2-17 June just before peak season started and the hotel was a little more quite. We had a beach wing room located by the small pond near the massage area. Unfortuantely the frogs did keep me awake for one night before I asked the staff if there was another room we could move into. Whilst we were away at the Elephant Safari Park and lodge (you should definately spend one night there. Around £76 per person / night but did require a £67 taxi ride to drop off and collect us the following day). the hotel staff moved our clothes etc into a larger room with a 4 poster bed and even repatriated the frogs elsewhere. OK I do feel a little bit guilty about getting the frogs moved but hey I had a great nights sleep afterwards.
Yes there is some building work going on near the hotel reception (middle pool area) but all we could hear during our stay was some light hammering and only when in the reception area. We spent some time in the middle pool with the jacuzzi and didn't really notice the work at all. It's all hidden behind colourfull boarding and black netting. The hotel grounds are so peaceful, well maintained and full of trees that it's hard to realize anything other than the beautiful grounds.
The staff are extremely helpful and if you have any problems just let them know. We had a dodgy signal on the FOX tv channel and before we knew it they had solved the problem.
The hotel location is great as it has numerous restaurants within walking distance. Top tip, meals can vary from 3-600,000 rupiah (£21 - £42). The Three Monkeys has great food and is at the pricey end but the Retro also has great food at great prices and you must try the vanilla dream dessert.
Anyway the Griya is a fantastic hotel in a fantastic place run by fantastic staff. It has great main bar/pool overlooking the ocean. Plenty of comfortable seating to relax and look out over the ocean and catch the sunrise. There are lots of reiews on here so check them out and see for yourself. It's a great place to visit and i'm pretty sure I'll e heading back there again.
FYI, we went with thompsn Worldwide for 14 nights B+B including transport from ad to the airport for £1295 each. We also booked several tours around the island which included an english speaking tour guide, driver and air conditioned car for approximately £76 for the whole day. I would recommend seeing the island this way as it's much much easier than doing it yourself.
Top activities would be, Waterbom park / Elephant Safari Park and Lodge / Bali Dolphins / Seawalker.
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- Also Known As:
- Griya Santrian Hotel Sanur
- Griya Santrian Sanur, Bali