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“Just wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
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JL. Sekuta | Gang Pudak, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 67 Hotels in Sanur
Perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Just wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

What can i say that has not already been said!! Pondok Ayu is a beautiful small oasis, we were lucky enough to have the villa which was just amazing. Nothing was to much trouble for Gede and Made, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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  • Rooms
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Adelaide South Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

What a wonderful peaceful place to stay. Home away from home. Gede, Made, Putu and the rest of the staff go out of there way to make your stay as perfect as possible. Having breakfast each morning with other guest was nice because you could talk to each other about the places and things you had done or bought and compare notes.My girlfriend and I had a massage and our nails done in the peace and quiet of the Resort, much more relaxing than down by the beach.I would love to come back with family and friends and book the place out.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

We stayed for a week with our children aged two and three. This was one of five places that we stayed in Bali over the month we were there and the best by far. Most of the other places were in the same price point as this as well.

The staff are excellent, there English is strong, the drivers are good and know where they are going. The rooms are beautiful and clean. On site laundry and meals are affordable and good, the morning breakfast is delicious. The location is a great hub to see the rest of the island, as most of the major destinations are less than an hour from there. (Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, Safari Park etc.)

The beach is close, and for the adventuresome a do-able walk. But they provide quick transport anyways. It is a nice beach with good shops, great food and entertainment.

Also, for the timid traveler, the owners and staff have done a great job of balancing the beauty of Bali with modern expectations. They know how to take care of their guests.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Skuancy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

Hi there Barb & Steve, and Gede, Mede, Putu Wayan, and everyone else, (wayan pool man) Gustu our new driver... and even the guy with the dodgy bike seat.. gardener (Benno, please please maybe give him a new seat)


Great to see all again... really like revisiting family and to meet Barb and Steve was great...


always great staying there, this would be our second time but not our last... as always we were all loved and pampered breakfast at any time you wake up even at 7am when the kids woke up, and ferried anywhere in Bali for a great price. and free in Sanur,

had given some suggestions to Barb while we were there, and I am sure they will get us what we want for next time :) but love your place Barb and steve... hope to see you soon'


Steve

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

This is my home away from home. The staff are fantastic and really go out of their way to make sure the guests are happy and comfortable.
The rooms are gorgeous and clean and cool.
The breakfasts are delicious.. I feel so safe when I am at Pondok and get the chance to unwind with a massage, facial, body scrub.. They will come to you upon request and the prices are cheap.
Even the taylor will come in and consult. My new garments were returned in a week and the quality was great.
My mum and dad and friends just returned from celebrating Dad's 80th at Pondok.
They haven' t stopped laughing and look so well.
They had a suckling pig party at Pondok with young Balinese Dancers to entertain.
The other guests all joined in.
There is no place like Pondok ....don't hesitate just go.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Perth Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

Thank you to all the staff at Pondok Gede, Made, Putu and others you are wonderful.
It is very small just what we like, have stayed there twice now and hope we can go back one day. I love the way you all sit around one table at breakfast and chat.
You do have about a ten minute walk to the beach but we put up with that as everything else is so nice.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

Not a lot to say about the Pondok Ayu that has not already been said before. The place is wonderful and the staff are superb. Despite the fact that Pondok Ayu is a little way out of the main Sanur "strip" ( no more than a 5 minute walk ) you feel like you have an exculsive apartment all to yourself as the location is so quite. Don't let this aspect of the report put you off and in any case there is a driver that will run you around locally if you can face the walk in the heat.
Can not recommend the place highly enough and I would stay here again without hesitation.
Thanks for a great stay in Bali.
Only think I would ask is that the WIFI service provided by the hotel should be reduced in cost, as in Bali terms it is very expensive especially considering most places locally provide the service for free.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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
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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
#1 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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