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“home away from home!” 5 of 5 stars
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Pondok Ayu
JL. Sekuta | Gang Pudak, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 62 hotels in Sanur
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Many great things have been written about pondok ayu and we can vouch for what's written 110%! The rooms are a good sized room which slept family of four quite comfortably! What's great bout this place is that it has only 5 rooms and there's really that personal touch by the folks taking care of the place there. Their warm smiles and their ever willing to make ur stay a lil more special are the highlights. An added bonus are the friends we meet there as well! Nice chats @ the communal dining table and pool with the Australian friends who booked out the remaining four rooms. Really appreciate the tips & insights they share (try out the massage next to Benno's @ Sanur Beach!).
The real topping, is the grand send off by the each of the Pondok family as well as the guest!
It really feels like u r leaving home...Our only regret is not having a photo taken with our Balinese family!

2 thumbs up!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Recently returned from a 2 1/2 week stay at Pondok Ayu. Have stayed here many times and so it is like returning to our second family home. Everyone goes out of their way to make you comfortable and welcome. Looking forward to our return next year. Rooms are large, very clean with TV, DVD player, air co. fridge, coffee making facilities and with a great breakfast thrown in.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Pondok Ayu is a beautiful resort. The rooms and gardens are immaculate. The staff are very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Breakfast around the table was great because it gave us a chance to interact with the other guests. A very relaxing holiday, would not hesitate to recommend it.

Room Tip: I preferred to be upstairs only because I liked to have a drink on the balcony overlooking all the s...
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  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

What a find this place was- Thank you Tripadvisor!! Selfishly I didn't want to review this one as I fear it will get harder to book for my next visit, but thats not how tripadvisor works and without finding Pondok on this site I would never have experienced such a great place myself so.......

So many people have rated Pondok highly and have articulated everything thats great about Pondok so well I am at a loss what more to add.
So I will just say that whilst in Bali we stayed at several hotels some of which were four times as expensive as Pondok and (with the exception of the wonderful Damai which is a unique hotel) Pondok was far better in every aspect, from communications when booking,to the upkeep and high standard of the grounds and rooms right through to the amazing service provided by Gede and his family.

We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

What a fabulous place for a quiet break. Made, Gede, Putu, Wayan & Kade (& the massage ladies) made us feel like part of an extended family in a slice of paradise. Nothing was a problem & they were always so happy to help out if needed. Rooms are large, spotlessly clean & first class. Being a small hotel, interaction with the other guests is friendly & comfortable, but not intrusive. Breakfasts were a great opportunity to share the previous days discoveries or discuss plans for the coming day. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone considering a break in Sanur.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

10days at this peaceful resort, staff friendly and helpful always smiling .. Clean on arrival and upkept during our entire stay .. Value for money ... Lots of advice and attractions .. Breakfast was enjoyable and great to catch up with other guests..

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is our second stay at Pondok Ayu within 12 months. Ayu in Indonesian means (I was told) beautiful and Ponkok is just that. This year we travelled as a family. My 14 yo son loved having the pool mainly to himself. Is a very safe, quiet property. Shopping, restaurants, beach are all but a short walk away. Hospitality wonderful. Thank you to ALL the staff. We have already booked again for September 2013. We have attached some of our photos.

Room Tip: All rooms are much larger than we have previously experienced. Suite is very large and we just love...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Pondok Ayu

Also Known As:
Pondok Ayu Hotel Sanur
Pondok Ayu Sanur
Pondok Ayu Sanur, Bali
Address: JL. Sekuta | Gang Pudak, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sanur
#10 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Ayu is a little piece of heaven located in beautiful Sanur, Bali. We are a small boutique hotel that provides very personalised service by our wonderful friendly staff. Pondok Ayu can be booked on a room by room basis or you can book the entire hotel for a group or family holiday, this can be done direct with us or through a travel agent. We are surrounded by splendid gardens and a wonderful peaceful setting. As we fell in love with Bali many years ago I am sure you will do the same thing with Pondok Ayu and the atmosphere here. Sanur is in a very good position as it is at the start to most of your tours and central to Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua and Denpasar. ... more   less 

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