My son and I were very unhappy with the accommodations and service at La Taverna in Sanur. The website really misrepresents the resort and in particular, the calibre of the rooms. We were booked for four nights and left after one night even though the hotel charged us a penalty. La Taverna is very overpriced compared to the overall market and other experiences we had during almost three weeks in Indonesia - mostly in Bali. The room was below average with small uncomfortable twin beds.
We purchased an internet card from reception so we could connect to WIFI in the room, and my son got a bad electrical shock when he plugged his laptop into the outlet. The hotel sent an electrician to check the outlet and he told us there was nothing wrong with it. My son tried again and got another shock. The electrician checked with another adapter, and said the wiring was fine, that the problem was the laptop (an almost new MacBook Pro). We'd been using the laptop without any problems everywhere else we stayed. The hotel would not let us out of our four-night booking and referred us back to a local representative for our travel agent. Thankfully, we were able to exchange the remainder of our booking for three nights at another resort, but La Taverna charged us a penalty. We headed to Pemuteran, in the Northwest of Bali, and had no trouble with the laptop either there or our next stop, in Candi Dasa. The scene in Sanur is crowded and touristy - it depends what you like, but I would not recommend La Taverna.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Taverna is a small privately owned hotel set within lush tropical gardens that open directly onto the golden sands of the Indian Ocean. La Taverna was one of Bali's first hotels and has over the years played host to artists, writers, musicians and a wide assortment of other colorful personalities. Its European owners have endeavored to maintain the spirit of old Bali, whilst also providing a relaxed, informal environment with emphasis on the personal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Taverna Hotel
- La Taverna Sanur
- Hotel La Taverna Sanur, Bali