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“Our Home in Bali” 5 of 5 stars
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JL. Sekuta | Gang Pudak, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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“Our Home in Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Love this place! We have stayed here many times and always return if we can because we love it SO much.From the moment you arrive into Denpasar airport only to be welcomed as you walk out with Gede's big smile.His smile almost takes up half his face- it is so wide! Gede is the manager of the Pondok and he and his lovely wife Made make you feel right at home. They have always been most helpful to accommodate all our requests including cooking meals for us if we ask in advance. We have been back several times and booked the entire place out with our friends and family and the staff have helped us rearrange the rooms to accommodate everyone. The Pondok rooms are generous in size with enormous king size beds and enough room to fit a couple of extra mattresses on the floor or a couple of fold out single beds. Breakfast is included in the tariff.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in April. We had the 2 rooms upstairs, one for us adults and one for the children (3 children and 2 adults). Could not have loved it more. From the moment we arrived we got smiling faces all over and a lovely welcome. Its a nice and clean place with a swimming pool in the center. Loved it. A driver is always awaiting his service, and will drive you to Sanur beach. It is possible to walk, but very hot, and nice to drive in a cool car. The Sanur beach is not so nice, much better to go to Nusa Dua. But we had sightseeing both days, so for us it was not a big deal. But I think I would rather stay in Nusa Dua if we were looking for beach stay all day long.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Pondok Ayu is a little slice of heaven on earth; from the surroundings, to the rooms and the attentiveness of the staff, try it you will never stay anywhere else. Every one should have this experience once in their lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the wonderful staff there for making my first Bali experience a memory for a life time.

Room Tip: All are perfect. The staff will accommodate all you needs in any room you choose.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed for 12 nights in June with our 17 year old daughter. We only have positive things to say about the accommodation and staff. We had a great holiday here. We didn't mind the walk to beach and restaurants and never had to wait too long to cross the bypass road. Lots of nice restaurants that are not to far away. Good sized rooms. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We paid $80US per night for a king room which comfortably fitted single bed mattress on the floor and baby cot.
Beers in the mini bar are 1500idr = great value!
Super friendly staff! Wonderful stay! Highly recommended! Our total bill after five nights + drinks and food was less than $500us!
Massage by the pool, pedicure, all available.

Room Tip: Ask for baby sitting service! They're great! Great for low cost family-friendly accommodation, s...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pondok Ayu shines like a good deed in a weary world. This is not the hospitality industry but real hospitality, provided by a wonderful staff who welcome visitors, and care for them as they would their own friends or relatives. Gede, Made, Putu, Kadek and Wayan are a wonderful team, who are never seen without a smile, and who never fail to do all that they can to make one's stay thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable.I would suggest that the souless large hotel chains send their managers to stay at Pondok for a week, to see what real hospitality is, were it not for the fact that the hotel is already in great demand, and I so much want to be able to return. So........ guard the secret well, whisper it to your friends, reward those you love by initiating them into the wonderful world of Pondok Ayu. It is truly a little slice of paradise!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just spent a wonderful week at Pondok Ayu. Have stayed here many times and can only reinforce what all the other reviews are saying. It's just so beautiful and relaxing there. The staff are amazing and so helpful and friendly. We love coming back and are never disappointed. Thanks so much to everyone at the Pondok.

Room Tip: No bad rooms. 2 upstairs and 2 on the ground floor - identical except for location. 1 enormous suite...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 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 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
#1 Family 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 
Also Known As:
Pondok Ayu Hotel Sanur
Pondok Ayu Sanur, Bali

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