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favehotel Umalas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Raya Petitenget 7 Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #58 of 89 hotels in Seminyak
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Cheap, but really nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Staff is really nice and welcoming, but a bit overwhelming. Lots of unnecessary information, but I guess that's part of full service.

Room was beautiful, but small. TV had many channels and bathroom and shower had glass walls, so I was able to watch my girlfriend shower while lying on my bed :).

The breakfast was subpar in my opinion and I had much better food in almost any other place in Bali.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Favehotel is a beautiful and clean place with modern rooms, polite staff and good facilities.

The rooms are very nice, but make sure to ask for a room with POOLview! I stayed here twice, and the rooms at the pool side are great: very quiet with a beautiful view of the garden and ricefields. The pools on the other side are noisy (cars) and you look at the street and staight into other people's rooms. A standard room was perfect for 1 person, but according to me, a little bit too small for 2... .

The pool area is the best part of the hotel: big enough for a good swim, perfect for sunbathing AND having one (or more...) of their lovely cocktails.

Breakfast was fine: very Asian indeed, but we are in Bali after all! I don't like rice or curry for breakfast, but every morning there was some "Western" food as well: french toast or pancakes, white or brown toast, fresh fruit, and lovely homemade jams. But be there at least an hour before they close as they don't refill a lot.
I tried dinner a couple of times, but it was quite pricy and the portions weren't really big. There are way too many good restaurants within walking distance, so I recommend going elsewhere.

The best thing about the hotel is the spa. It's not as cheap as on the streets, but the in-room massages are the best I ever had!!! The package with the facial + 1hr Balinese massage was amazing!!! The pedicure was horrible though, so stick with massage ;)!

The staff was helpful but their English was pretty bad. I went to ask for some information about renting a car twice, but none of the staff could understand me, so I had to book a car online.

The location was ok: there are some small supermarkets next to the hotel (one is open 24/7), and a couple of restaurants too. The main streets of Seminyak with all the shops and restaurants are a 20'-30' walk, or you can cab it. I walked to the beach, but it's about 45', so I preferred the pool on my 2nd day :-).

But I definetely recommend this place for it's price!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with pool view!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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faveUmalas, Manager at favehotel Umalas, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Tinita28,

Nice to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We have made a special room type only on our website for the rooms with rice field and pool views. Thank you for the note about breakfast refilling, we will remind the team again to follow the favehotel standard.

Best Regards,

favehotel Umalas
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This hotel will provide everything you need: good location near to many restaurants and shops, friendly and helpful staff, and an awesome pool. The rooms are a bit small but quite nice and clean, the TV has many english channels, and the bathroom is spacious and nice. Breakfast is limited and the food in the restaurant is just ok, nothing special. I´d say is totally worth it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Anday the head chef very friendly and he is one of the best, very well presentation high quality and reasonable portion. High level of cleanliness, highly recommended. Will certainly come back especially with their well known breakfast. Thanks

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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faveUmalas, Manager at favehotel Umalas, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for your compliment to Chef Anday, we will surely pass your comments to him so that he is encouraged to continuously strive for excellent service. Look forward to your next visit so you will enjoy his well known breakfast.
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The room is minimalist, with a window on the bathroom for a "better view". The service was great from the check in til the check out process. We don't even have to ask twice for the Housekeeping to make up our room. It's automatically done!

The breakfast was delicious, though with a few variety but overall it suits the amazingly perfect pricing. The swimming pool looks nice, pity that i had no chance to give it a try. But the surrounding area and decoration has created a very good ambiance.

Will definitely stay here again each time i visit Bali.

Keep up the good work!

Room Tip: Superior room with breakfast is a perfect option. Try to get a street view because you might wanna c...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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faveUmalas, Manager at favehotel Umalas, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear WendyChristH

Thanks for the great feedback! Hopefully you can try the pool during your next visit.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stay in Fave Hotel earlier this Nov, here are the findings.

i) Given that it was just started operation for only 4 months, everything are brand new and clean, thus worth every penny you spent.
ii) Soundproofing might be a little poor in each room.
iii) Friendly staff. Address you by surname. (Kudos to Jim at the front desk)

The hotel would be a good choice for budget traveler, although term as ‘budget’, it does not compromise on the amenities offer to you, you will still get a swimming pool (Yeah!), a balcony, and a decent size garden.

The photo published on their official website was genuine as far as I know. Highly recommended for the time being.

P.S. Management would need to keep the property well to deserve my 4 star, as I have personally seen many hotel started well in the beginning and ended up as a rundown 'slum' in less than 3 years!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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faveUmalas, Manager at favehotel Umalas, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Daniel - Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We will do our best to keep our services and facilities up to date to give our guests the best value here in Bali! See you again soon!
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I stayed here when I was having a big event close to the hotel. I preferred this hotel than others due to the walking distance to the venue.
Self service from the lobby, adequate lift to the room and enough space for keeping my suitcase.
Clean room and I love the rain shower, however I am typical person who won't let my hair got wet everytime I take a bath.

Nice swimming pool, even I was not have enough time to swim :(

Poor breakfast selection.
I think they need to add more options for the breakfast

Price is affordable, higher during weekend.

Room Tip: Ask the room facing to the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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faveUmalas, Manager at favehotel Umalas, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful feedback and happy to hear that! We’ve actually added additional
selections in the breakfast menu in mid November. Hope you will see the difference on your next
visit!
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Additional Information about favehotel Umalas

Address: Jalan Raya Petitenget 7 Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Seminyak
#10 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#39 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — favehotel Umalas 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stands elegantly at trending area of Umalas surrounded by rice field, posh restaurants and shops , the favehotel Umalas is set to be one of Bali’s best select service hotels and is ideal for people living an active and modern lifestyle. The hotel provides quality budget accommodations yet clean and comfort, great facilities such as an outdoor pool, an eclectic restaurant & meeting rooms, wedding chapel and is in an ideal location in the heart of Bali’s hippest area, Petitenget, close to Seminyak, Batu Belig and Canggu Beach.The super neat and precisely functional rooms offering amenities associated with higher level hotel such as LED TVs, Remote Controlled AC, en Suite Bathrooms with Standing shower and complimentary High Speed WiFi Connections. Rooms also feature ’easy to use’ Electronic Key Card Systems to give you secure feeling with natural view. ... more   less 
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