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“Nice garden, boutique hotel, BUT” 4 of 5 stars
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Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Gerokgak-Singaraja, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Pemuteran
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Nice garden, boutique hotel, BUT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed there 4 nights. WE had two rooms - family and deluxe room. Quite expensive, we payed over 800 EUR. Bungalows are very nice furnished in "Balinesian" rustical style - perfect focuse on each detail. Big problém is bathroom, which open space - nice, large, spacy - but you are divided from your neighbour bungalow by only 2,5m high wall, which does not reach to the ceiling - you can hear everything.
No hair dryer, no shampoo, just 2 small pcs. of soap.
Pool is quite small against the number of clients and you share it very often with divers taking training for their first dive.
Drinks at the restaurant are quite expensive,, in fact you pay the same like in Europe. Food is good, but twice or three times more expensive than outside the resort.
Nice swimming at the ocean, good chance for snorkeling but you should try a boat trip to islands - definitely nicer.

Room Tip: Family seems me to be the best choise, with living room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Great place, very friendly staff, great spa, beautifully designed garden and pool, dedicated beach area partly shaded by a magnificent banyan tree, very good food, good diving instructors... Rooms are decorated with taste. Pemuteran is small and remote, but for those who look for a quiet and/or diving-centered holiday, Pondok Sari is perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I stayed at Pondok Sari in June for 8 nights. Lovely room, beautiful gardens, great breakfast - yummy pancakes and juices and the resort is right on the beach. Putu the Manager spoke to me every morning at breakfast and his vast knowledge and friendly ways made for great conversation. Snorkelling off the beach was wonderful. Menjangan Island was just fabulous for snorkelling, the fish and coral like I have never seen before. The local warungs in the village are great and everyone is so friendly.
The only negative is that the room did not have a small refrigerator, this would have been useful. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bali, Indonesia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have spend a beautiful stay in a unique place full of rare wooden house in nice garden close to a nice bay perfect for a safe swimming and snorkeling with full coral and fish ,this is very difficult to find in Bali. top .is a nice restaurant close to the beach with very good food and service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife and I spend 5 nights at pondok Sari.
Beatiful garden with old plantations, but therefor the rooms gets very dark.
Restaurant quit good wih the new manager Putu, who comes around and asked if every thing is ok. The rest of the staff was also ok.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nikiski, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights with my family and we really enjoyed it!

Pros: Beautiful landscaping and structures. Lots of lovely carvings (check out the pool bathroom!)

Quiet, pretty beach area, yummy & filling breakfast included, easy access to other restaurants, kind & polite staff, lovely rooms, outdoor bathrooms (fun!) Good swimming & decent snorkeling. Awesome pool & spa center. A/C! Lots of beach chairs.

Cons: for me, this is kind of expensive, but I think the lodging is worth the price. The restaurant was too expensive for us, we ate elsewhere usually.
- the beach sometimes gets trash washed up from Java but they work hard to clean it up.

Room Tip: None of the rooms have beach views themselves, but there are lots of tables & lounge chairs by t...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed there almost a week as a family. The bungalows are clean and nice, the best part is the outdoor bathroom. The pool is nice as is the beach.
The reservation process was very smoothly handled and the cleaning staff does a great job. We were however disappointed in the food and restaurant (and reception) staff who could be more service orientated and we ended up eating at other places.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gerokgak-Singaraja, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Gerokgak > Pemuteran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pemuteran
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pemuteran
#6 Family Hotel in Pemuteran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pondok Sari is well known for its tropical garden, its traditional architecture and its shady trees on the sandy beach next to the calm sea. The Pondok Sari is built with love to artistic details with a relaxing flair and charming coziness. ... more   less 
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