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“you get so much more than you pay for” 5 of 5 stars
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Aquaria
JL Puri Bagus, Candi Dasa, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“you get so much more than you pay for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed at Aquaria in June of this year, we booked the ocean view for five of our seven night stay but due to a previous booking we booked our final two nights in a pool view room. When we arrived we were blown away by the beautiful view and the peacefulness and privacy of this beautiful little resort. The ocean view room was extremely well appointed and all the wonderful staff went out of their way to meet our every need. Breakfasts (included in the price) are generous and delicious, the little pool is exquisite and the massages are to die for. When it came time for us to move rooms we looked at the pool view room and while it was still lovely we asked if the second floor ocean view suite was vacant and as it was we decided to spend the extra (not that much extra by the way) and complete our stay in utter bliss, this suite is just divine. We loved the eco friendly ethos, the promotion of all the local produce and activities and the exceptional service we were afforded throughout our stay. We will most definately return

Room Tip: the ocean view rooms are particularly lovely but all the rooms are good
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Once again stayed with all our friends at aquaria, there was a time I would not go to the same place twice that was before aquaria. This hotel just draws you back time after time. Can't wait till my next visit Thanks to all the staff who make you feel very special. Jeni it's your staff and your hotel that are special. see you all soon irene and dennis perth australia

Room Tip: All rooms good but if you want more privacy choose an ocean view room
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Surprising, simple, calm and beautiful small hotel, with a sea fronting onto a peaceful lagoon which has some nice corals and fish so snorkelling kit is worthwhile. Each room is different, with nice and unusual decor and comfortable beds. Lots of plants and beautiful small pool with restaurant opening up to the pool and sea view. It's especially pretty at night when it's lit up. Everything is really carefully thought through, and comes with an ethical approach including taking on local trainees and supporting the community here. Great little restaurant too, and good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Recently stayed at the aquaria with my best friend for an extended weekend trip to Bali. We upgraded from our online booking to an ocean view room and it was completely worth it. The views are beautiful and you are right on the water.

The service at the hotel was top notch! Very attentive. Loved having the option of eating meals on our terrace instead of at the restaurant. Ate breakfast facing the ocean both mornings. The staff gets to know your name and are very friendly. My friend and I were even walking in the city past the hotel owners restaurant, Refresh, and a worker that also works at the hotel recognized us and addressed us by name in the town and asked how our stay I'm the city was. It is that extra attention from the staff that makes the hotel worth the stay.

Easy to get to the small town with shops and easy to hire a taxi for tours for the day. The hotel staff will even help you set up taxis and tours. The hotel also has a spa, which we didn't have time to try, but it seemed that people enjoyed it.

Finally, the food was good. We had dinner included in our package. We on,y ate at the hotel one night because there were so many great options in the town to eat.

Room Tip: Ocean view room is a must!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 28, 2014

We stayed for 4 Nights in Aquaria and we really enjoyed every second. During our 4 weeks trip Aquaria was one of our absolute favourite hotels. The staff was friendly and always helpful, the breakfast was delicious, the rooms and facilities charming with a very own touch of balinese style. Overall it was a delightful place to stay and we would love to come back.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So much thought has gone into every aspect of the running of Aquaria.

There are extra towels on the floor of the bathroom to keep your feet dry, there is a fridge in the room but it's quiet (so no need to turn it off and flood the room, as we accidentally did somewhere else in Bali!), there is drinking water in the room to save on plastic bottles, bamboo towel stands in the bathroom are a nice touch.

We moved here from Sea Breeze, which was lovely but didn't have a tenth of the character of Aquaria.

There are 2 things that happened that really made our time there stand out. After the first night we found the bed too soft and asked if we could move to another room with a firmer bed. They moved a mattress from another room so we didn't have to move. While we we talking about the bed we mentioned that it was our first wedding anniversary that day...upon returning to our room we found petals and a lovely "happy anniversary" message on our bed. A nice touch and really thoughtful.

The second thing that happened was around the big religious festival in Bugbug (the next town over). We wanted to go and see what the fuss was about. Not only did Jeni and her team ensure I was dressed appropriately, but they drove us the 5Km there and even picked us back up again when it rained and was called off. All this for no extra charge.

I could go on but I think you should experience it for your self!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Aquaria in July this year. The atmosphere is wonderful and provides a sanctuary which helps guests to completely relax and unwind. The food is amazing, 4 different menus ! And such variety and fantastic flavours. The staff are wonderful, very attentive and friendly and Jenny the owner makes you feel very welcome. The views from the ocean front rooms are wonderful, the pool is great and so are the on site massages... I would definitely recommend Aquaria to anyone looking for a great retreat !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: JL Puri Bagus, Candi Dasa, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem > Candi Dasa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Candi Dasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Aquaria Hotel Candidasa
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