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Griya Santrian
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Danau Tamblingan 47 | PO Box 3055, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 64 hotels in Sanur
Linkoping, Sweden
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“Best place we stayed at in Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at 5 the different places in Bali.
was easily the nicest of them. Staff is super friendly and the rooms and hotel areas are clean. So is the beach. Food is good quality and ok priced. However in Sanur this is not so important as there are many restaurants very close by. The important bit is the breakfast and that was outstanding.
The spa was really nice with reasonable prices.
Pool was clean and nice.

All in all the only negative bits are:
* No snorkeling from the beach possible, it about 100–150 m of very shallow water to traverse before getting out to the reef, we did it but it's definitely not for beginners unless the tide is very high.
* Servings in the restaurant are rather
* A bit on the expensive side.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Despite some renovations taking place perfect stay. Wonderful staff, very accommodating, great food and facilities, perfect place for a break. Would recommend. Sanur is quiet but still offers variety in food and culture. Bali is just wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had 2 separate friends recommend this place and thought it would be magic, but not so. Whilst the location is good (right on the beach), and the staff are friendly (our experience is that all Balinese are friendly), what we got was overpriced and ordinary. Renovations were in progress and we only found this out after we had paid (in advance) and checked in for the full 10 days of our stay. Two of the pools were out of action which caused overcrowding in the one remaining pool. Add to this the practice whereby people put towels/bags on the deck chairs even though they aren't using them, which essentially made the poolside facility unavailable. We had noisy neighbours which meant so it wasn't pleasant to sit outside on our balcony and enjoy the cool evenings. Had we not paid in advance we would definitely have found somewhere else to stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Griya Santrian and found it a welcome respite from the hectic scene on Kuta beach. There is a nice balance of quiet, with a touch of nightlife in Sanur or along the other beach resorts for those who wish. Generally, this place is much higher than its 3-star billing, very clean, quite friendly staff, beauitufl buildings & settings. You can tell where they might be cutting costs, such as charging to "change" a towel (not even get a new one), slow, limited internet, and the pool person coming to your door to get back your beach towels (they are very tight on towels at this place!). The beach is nice, lots of activities nearby, beware that jet-skiing is one of them, so if that noise bothers you (usually only offered in the midday), you might find this place a bit loud. Luckily, it was only sometimes, and some days they didn't go at all. Balconies are great, we had an inner garden-poolside room and basically had this idyllic pool to ourselves. Definitely this is a great couple or older person place, very quiet and relaxed. The food is a welcome surprise too, you can charge to your room, and most of the stuff on the regular menu is quite good. I'd definitely go back, very good value for money compared with other pricier (and MUCH crappier) places in Kuta.

Room Tip: Beachview rooms are pricier, but garden & poolside are quieter and just as relaxing of a stay!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was very disappointed that the hotel was under renovation and I was NOT notified of this when I booked. Therefore only 2 small pools and very over crowded with no deck chairs. Especially hard when you have rude Eurpoeans booking 12 chairs all day waiting for their friends and family to wake up and you have to sit on the floor.. No staff control at all.
Our room was filthy and the toilet I don't think had ever been cleaned. The cot for my 1 year old was amazing, and she had her first birthday at the hotel, who provided a cake and fruit platter for her.. Very sweet. Staff lovely

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a fabulous 2 weeks at the Griya Santrian in Sanur. Great allocation right on the beach but also directly on the main road through the town so really close to a huge variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel itself is spotless and the staff are continually cleaning and sweeping. We has a room near the beach whish was excellent with verandah overlooking the garden and spa area.There are three pools and apart from the main beach pool there are two other pools further back which are very quiet and we found that one often got one or either to yourself at certain times of the day. The hotel has a small spa where one can get a range of massages and treatments which are wonderful. Hotel restaurant is excellent and gardens amazing but the main thing we will remember are the staff. Smiling endlessly and always willing to help whatever was asked we will always remember them. A great hotel which is very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed two weeks at this beautiful hotel. The rooms were big, nice and clean with large balconies. Placed right at the beach - 3 pools and 3 restaurants and the whole area was an adventure with beautiful trees and flowers everywhere. 3 minutes to the main road with very good restaurants everywhere. The staff were very helpful and nice. We enjoyed every minute at this hotel - and can recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Danau Tamblingan 47 | PO Box 3055, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Sanur
#6 Luxury Hotel in Sanur
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanur
#7 Family Hotel in Sanur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Griya Santrian 4*
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