Here are the facts: beautiful, quiet resort (not really a spa) with tranquil atmosphere and character. We felt like the only guests there. The staff, without exception were polite and attentive. (most of whom were 16 year old students from the school at the resort which provides hospitality training for children from disadvantaged backgrounds).
Let's be honest: the resort is over 40 years old; the bath leaks, the door doesn't close, fittings are old and tiles are cracked. But that's what you are paying for!!!!
There is ongoing noise during the day from the construction of a new wing - but noise happens when construction happens - how else can they improve the place??
At 40-odd dollars a night including breakfast, this aint gonna be the Ritz. You definitely get what you pay for, with the added benefit of knowing that your money is going to a good cause.
The breakfast was good and the Nasi Campur was enak! yum.... all produce is organic and locally grown. No Bintangs here, just the local craft Storm beers.We were there with 2 families and really enjoyed the stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The name of the resort is based on a concept of the word "Suly“, which means many beautiful reasons. Suly Resort, Yoga and Spa is a fully functional resort with 62 rooms and cottages, restaurant, café, bar, swimming pools, yoga, Spa, art and cultural activities, tours, transport and other butler services. SULY RESORT, YOGA AND SPA is set amidst the 2.8 hectares of land surrounded by lush green rice paddies that enhances the serene beauty of the resort. Within its premises is a rich garden with all its flora creating ambiance of relaxation and rejuvenation. The resort offers 62 well designed rooms and cottages to cater guests from all levels and categories, from young backpackers to family vacation, couples getaways and honeymoons to group retreats and seminars. What’s unique about it is that Suly Resort is also a training ground for High School students that have been selected to attend for free due to the fact that they come from underprivileged families from remote villages mainly from Bali and the other islands of Indonesia. The Bali Global foundation gives these underprivileged children a great opportunity to become professionals in the fast-growing hospitality sector. Suly Resort, Yoga and Spa support Bali Global Foundation by operating a boarding school located in one of Suly properties in Bali, where High School education,room and board are provided for free. In return, the students take ownership of the resort by training in the various departments to attain an added set of trade skills while they attend High School. Suly Resort generates the funding to pay for the students lodging and education with its hotel operations, to make it fully self-sufficient without any monetary donations taken from external sources. The school prides itself in an ‘all for one philosophy’, taught to the students, everyone helps one another. In some cases the students have furthered their studies on a scholarship programs at University level. Upon graduation after gaining experience in the workforce many return to Suly and the Bali Global Foundation to share some of their new knowledge with the current students. The Resort also runs other enterprises which are created for the students to run. A laundry, a café, organic gardens where produce is sold in local markets. The money generated from these mini enterprises are paid out as a salary to hire graduate students and part of the income goes into the project of setting up more schools and projects of this kind in other areas of Indonesia. Suly is a friendly place with a genuine village feel and plenty of character. Best of all, one is surrounded by smiling grateful students who strive to provide you with service on par with five star resorts. Grateful for an opportunity in life to provide a better standard of living for themselves, their families and their community. If you are looking to make a difference in this world and be a witness to the amazing opportunities these teenagers are given, here is a place that welcomes your support with open arms. Come, visit and enjoy the Suly experience. A way to empower the less fortunate, is not by giving donations but by building skills. As the the saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Suly Hotel Gianyar