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“Wonderful place to stay in Sanur” 5 of 5 stars
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JL. Sekuta | Gang Pudak, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 68 Hotels in Sanur
Charmhaven, Australia
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“Wonderful place to stay in Sanur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My partner and i stayed here in March 2013 for 4 nights, we absolutely enjoyed the entire stay here, the room was great - the gardens beautiful, the breakfast very good and the staff and owners were really really lovely. Located in a quiet residential area of Sanur not that close to the beach but it didnt matter to us at all being away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and markets. Can see why the Pondok Ayu gets such great reviews - its a home away from home, extremely friendly and very clean.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

After reading the reviews my expectations were high. From my first email, asking about availabilities, i felt like family.

The background - The hotel is more like a villa and about 10min walk from the beach (the beaches in bali aren't that great)... but this place feels like home. We stayed in the king room (massive lounge room, huge king sized bed and a bathroom as big as the other two rooms combined), everything clean and perfect, baby cot, high chair and pram supplied for free, great pool with sun umbrella.

Friendly is just the beginning at Pondok and there is this perfect balance between making sure you are being looked after and leaving you alone to enjoy your holiday to relax. We had our little 18 month old daughter with us and we felt more than comfortable to leave her for a few hours one night to be looked after.

Friendly, great price, clean large rooms, perfect for families.... you'll love your stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A real gem. Friendly service, clean rooms, beautiful gardens, and nice breakfast. This place seems to do all the little things right and for a very reasonable price! Only negative was that we did not always have hot water . . . although they have a sign that says do not hesitate to ask if there are any problems.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Great people and service at Pondok. The rooms were also very nice. The only problem is the location, which is a good 15 minutes from the beach, and you have to cross a busy road that seems like a highway

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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 February 7, 2013

We spent 5 nights at Pondok Ayu and were pleased with the choice.We found it to be a well-kept, quiet property with very friendly staff. Although it is 12 years old it is of good quality and very well maintained.The rooms are quite -well soundproofed with no adjacent room noise possible.It is a great value, even if it is about a 15 min walk to the beach (or $2 taxi ride).
Breakfasts were very nicely prepared, with a nice variety of fruit, juice and tea or coffee, cooked eggs with bacon and tomato or pancakes, and bread/toast.
We arranged 3 day trips with Gede, and found him to be an excellent driver and guide. We really enjoyed meeting all the employees who all seemed to take pride in their job and seemed genuinely interested in helping the guests. Being a small hotel, it was easy to meet other guests too.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I have just returned from Pondok Ayu after 13 amazing nights with my husband and two children. From the minute we entered the doors at 'Pondok' we knew we were onto a winner!! We were fortunate enough to have met the owners during our stay. Barb and Steve are just the most welcoming and generous people - they really make you feel as though you are part of the 'Pondok' family. The staff are absolutely Gorgeous. The manager Gede and all of the staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It is really hard to believe the value for money you are getting at 'Pondok'. We have truely found our little piece of paradise and can't wait to book again! Thank you so much for the best trip to Bali we have ever had!
Carissa & Mark Westman.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Finished my recent Bali holiday at Pondok Ayu. It is a grate place to chill. Friendly staff, small number of units and a pleasant spot to relax. I really enjoy the chance to do nothing. Although I was close enough to engage in local activities - I chose not to. Good for all group or singles

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
Number of rooms: 5
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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Pondok Ayu Hotel Sanur
Pondok Ayu Sanur, Bali

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