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Matahari Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jln. Raya Seririt-Gilimanuk, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Pemuteran
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bali with the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Just like heaven. We enjoyed every second. Snorkeling was very exciting. The spa was relaxing and the massage just gorgeous. Breakfast, lunch at the beach, romantic dinner with candlelight and you get an exellent service.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

What a wonderful resort with beautiful private villas set in tropical gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here as the rooms and service were wonderful; the bed was a bit hard and high but that didn't keep us from loving this hotel. The grounds are well maintained and quite beautiful as are the spa and very large pool area. The black sand beach is underwhelming but very private with a lovely restaurant so a good place to relax and read. If you want a true beach resort this may not be the best place. We really enjoyed walking around some very small 'villages' to the left of the hotel along the beach and biking to nearby temples that were largely void of western tourists. Food at the hotel was good but a bit pricey for the locale. We ate at Frangipani Bar in town (they picked us up) and it might have been the best meal of the trip so we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This hotel was part of our Bali honeymoon tour along with 3 other hotels.
It is located on the Northern coast of Bali, right on the beach (black sand).

We lived in villa n°11 which was located quite close to the beach and swimming pool which was nice as we only stayed there 2 nights and often got lost in the hotel grounds since we didn't have much time to know our way around.

The room was large and well furnished although there was no TV (not that I missed it at all but my husband was disappointed) but there was an available cd player and free wifi throughout the hotel, although the wifi was a bit annoying since it disconnected every so often and one had to log in again many times per day.
There was complimentary mineral water, coffee & tea and we found a free goodie every night on our bed (chocolate and so on).

The bathroom was nice and functional, we liked that the sinks were separated from the bathroom and toilet which enabled us to shower while the other one was getting ready.
There is one outdoor showere but we have not tried it because the leaves from the trees surrounding our room kept falling in the small patio where the shower was located and I thought there might be bugs.

We only had one dinner at the hotel since we also had a dinner out.
It was a special night and the main restaurant was closed. The hotel had organized an indonesian buffet by the beach, with local musicians and singers.
It was great (I love Indonesian food) but my husband is a Muslim and he found out the main dish was : roasted pork, so he end up paying about 600 000 rupiahs (quite a price since you get away for less than 150 000 in most local restaurants outside hotels) for his dinner and barely only ate bread and starters.

The breakfast in the morning was included in our plan and was of buffet style which we appreciated since my husband and I have VERY different tastes regarding our meals.
There were danish, cakes, different kinds of breads, croissants (okay, I am french, and I hate indonesian croissants), ham, bacon, eggs, fresh fruits, juices/smoothies, cereals, yoghurt, indonesian plates and more.

Please know that you can consumate the ice cubes as much as you want in this hotel (and most luxury hotels in Bali, contrary to what I had been told) so do not freak out if you find ice cubes in your cocktail, just ask the waiter if the ice cube is tap or mineral water.

The hotel grounds were very nice with flowery gardens, a large swimming pools, spa, a nice fitness room (I ate a lot of pasta in Indonesia and was relieved to find fitness rooms in most hotels we visited).
There was a spa which seemed very nice in a secluded area of the hotel but I had no time to try it.

We met the general manager on the day we checked out, he is french and we chatted a little before leaving.

I had a great time at the Matahari Beach Resort and I would recommand it for couples or families although I did not find many activities on the hotel grounds, I probably just missed them since I didn not spend much time at the hotel but, it is possible to go snorkeling a mere 15 mn away from the hotel and see breathtaking corals and fishes.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in Matahari and our experience was wonderful.

Service : The Resort is small enough to have a wonderful atmosphere. The staff is extremely helpful and you always have the Feeling of beeing welcome.

Room : We stayed in the Deluxe Vila close to the beach which has a wonderful Setting. The Roomes have a great local Interior design, the bathroom is spacious and you have an additional outdoor shower which is great with summer temperatures.

Food : We have been to South East Asia several times in different 5 star Hotels but the Food at Matahari was the best ever. We had Full Board and you receive for lunch and Dinner a 3 course menue where you can choose of several Options. The dishes changed every day and tasted extremly good. The wine list is large and offers a good selection of wines

Diving : We went out for several dives on the local riffs by Boat and to Menjangan Naptional Park. Do not expect large fish but a lot of different corals and other small items (lobster, snails, bat fish, Lion fish)

This is an excellent Hotel off the tourist Hot spots in southern Bail in the North West of Bali.

Room Tip: Deluxe Vila 30 and 31 (connected by door) good for Family with Kids
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is an outsanding small hotel with a couple of nice villas in a beautiful garden. The beach is with black sand and the pool is very nice. It is all on a very high level and the service is friendly. The main restaurant (there is also a beach restaurant) is very very good but also not inexpansive. If you would like to relax for a couple of days - this is the hotel. However, be aware that there is not much outside the hotel....

Room Tip: All villas are very nice. So there is nothing you need to look after be selecting the room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It is a perfect place to stay on Bali if you are looking for peace, nature, a beautiful environment and at the same time excellent food. After 10 days on Bali in the South and Ubud we travelled to Permuteran (couple with 7 years old child) and stayed for five days in this wonderful hotel (villa) located in a breath-taking garden.
We regret that we did not skip the south and stayed some more days in the Matahari Beach Hotel instead. When we visited the beautiful temples nearby there were only very few tourists, people were very friendly and we felt very welcome.
It was our second time here and it will not be our last one. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We, a couple plus one child (8), stayed at MATAHARI for six days at the beginning of August 2013. We absolutely enjoyed our stay for a number of reasons: the lovely room, the beautiful garden and pool, the nice beach (we did not experience any waste washed ashore like others did), the yummy food, the great Spa .... but most of all the peace and quiet we encountered there. No TV in the room, no music on the beach or the rest of the resort (like in many other places we stayed in Bali) and very friendly staff. The hotel guests were predominantly pleasant Europeans.
If you can't live without a TV or entertainment, don't go there. If you are looking to relax in a peaceful environment miles away from the big tourist centres, then this is the right place to go.
P.S. If you want to see more than just the resort, we highly recommend a snorkeling tour to the Manjagan island or the "Secret Garden" walking tour organised by the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: Jln. Raya Seririt-Gilimanuk, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Bali, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Gerokgak > Pemuteran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pemuteran
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pemuteran
#1 Family Hotel in Pemuteran
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pemuteran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Matahari Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the northern coast of the island, set amongst fragrant lotus and frangipani flowers, this splendid village consisting of Balinese pavilions overlooks the sea. Each ornate bungalow has hand-carved wooden folding doors, a tropical garden and an outdoor shower with a stone dragon: pure nirvana. Just like the sense of wellbeing imparted from the spa with its massage and other treatments in the best Balinese tradition. ... more   less 
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Matahari Beach Hotel Pemuteran
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