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Jalan Pantai Balian no.74, Lalanglinggah | Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Tabanan
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at Pondok Pieces for four days and three nights. I was so impressed with the staff and the surrounding. It's a beautiful getaway with exceptional hospitality. I will be back again soon. Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Rubi,
Thank you for your time to write a review for Pondok Pisces Bungalows. We are very much appreciate it.
Looking forward to seeing you and your family sometimes in the future.
Best regards, Tati
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stayed in the bungalows by the river, the room was nice and spacious, ceiling fans and an open concept bathroom. The bed was nice and comfortable, there was a tv and dvd player as well as a fridge.
There was no internet in the rooms but you could get internet by the pool or at the cafe but only until 6pm.

It was nice to be by the pool and the river, it was really easy to access the beach. The restaurant is a good walk up the hill, the breakfast was nothing spectacular and quiet small but good enough to get you till early lunch.

The staff was super nice and always trying to help. I recommend arranging pickup to and from the airport from the hotel- the hotel is a solid1.5-2 hours from the airport and it's a good price and convenient.

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at Pondok and I highly recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Dear Claudia,
Thank you for taking a moment to write a review for us. We apologize to the limitations of the internet at the time you you stayed in Balian Riverside. Now we are pleased to inform you, at this time we already have WIFI for Riverside resort which is accessible from the room for 24 hours.
With your writing will make us trying to keep our services in order to pleasant our guests like you.
We looking forward to your arrival at the upcoming vacation year. We wish you a pleasant day.
Best wishes, Tati
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Perth, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Pondok Pisces is in a nice out-of-the-way Location on a rustic lane leading to a beach. The rooms/bungalows are basic but nice and large (Good for family), with facilities for self catering if required. The restaurant food is local and average. Staff are friendly and helpful. There is no Wifi in the room, and available only during restricted times elsewhere. Good little getaway place.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for your time to write a review for Pondok Pisces.
We're very sorry, due to lack of communication, the staff did not give full details of the facilities available to you. Seeing pictures of the rooms that you stayed in, there is a special Wifi for room itself, it is on top of the kitchen cupboard. As well to the other rooms, Wifi available. But we do not provide Wifi for the rooms in the riverside bungalows. Hopefully, it will be available soon.
Your review makes us would be more concerned how to provide a better service.
Once again thank you very much and hope to see you again some other time.
Best wishes, TW
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Ucluelet, Canada
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

First night stayed in room without air conditioning, thought we were going to die (from Canada). Moved over to the Beach House unit with air- con, huge two bedroom with living room & kitchen. Free breakfast at Tom's Cafe wasn't my fav (I'm a food fuss). Excellent wifi in Beach House unit, first night couldn't access wifi & when you in a different country hearing strange noises, trapped in your netted bed by huge flying black beetle - you could sure the hell use wifi.

Super friendly staff. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Fitness centre, was the beach, the surf
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Yuuthluithaht,
Sorry to hear that you can not sleep on your first night. We understood that we should adapt from a cold state to the hot weather climates like Bali Indonesia. And because there are palm trees around the bungalows, also in season then there are beetles everywhere.
We are glad that you like our Beach House room, unfortunately we can only offer Beach House for the 2 days due to pre-existing booking prior, so you are only a short stay at Pondok Pisces.
Thank you so much for your review and hope to see you again in the future in much better condition and weather.
Best wishes, TW
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Our family has been coming here for years, at least once a year. The staff are amazing and friendly, they really make you feel welcome and comfortable. The rooms/bungalows differ in quality and size, so choose carefully. (I won't say which one is our favorite so I can still book it easily!) those at Balian Riverside are very tranquil, while those by the restaurant are in a more accessible location to the restaurant. I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write on tripadvisor for us. We greatly appreciate it.
We also always very happy with you and your family presence at Pondok Pisces. We feel you are part of our family too. Especially since we know you from a small family to become a big family now, and those two girls they are gorgeous.
Please always remind us when we doing something does not suit you.
Thank you once again, and we looking forward to your arrival in the coming year.
Best wishes, TW
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have stayed here a number of times over the years and it never disappoints. Our (parents with 15yr & 11Yr) most recent stay was for 1 week in Alamanda Bungalow at the Riverside part. The bungalow is spacious, the gardens well looked after and there is a nice pool that we generally had to ourselves. The food at Toms Cafe is fantastic - it is the best place to eat in Balian - (the warung on the beach that keeps getting washed away is also fantastic). The staff at Pondok Pisces are great. It is a great place for a holiday.

  • Stayed September 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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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear JonJames1,
Thank you for your time being wasted to write about us on Tripadvisor.
We always strive to trying to make improvements or whatever we could do to serve the guests nicely and making guests feel more at home to staying in Pondok Pisces.
Your comments will make us more motivated to do better.
Once again we greatly appreciate what you have done and hopefully we be able to meet again in your family holiday in the future.
We always look forward to your visit.
Best wishes, TW
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed with my son (11yo) on a surfing trip after 8 nights in Kuta. My sons words described it. Wish we would have stayed here for the 8 days instead. I have stayed in many places in Bali but this place is absolutely Golden with awesome hospitality- clean rooms - great location - brilliant food and a boutique feel to it. Everyone staying there said how much they liked it. I did look around at others and for the price this was true value. Stayed in the two story bungalow that was perfect. Will be going back with family.

Martin. Perth May 2013

Room Tip: Two story bungalow had views
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiwil, Owner at Pondok Pisces Bungalows, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Martin,
Thank you for taking time to post in Tripadvisor about Pondok Pisces.
We would maintain what you have expressed in this media and trying to be better.
By the time you come later you would probably find slightly changes to our Two Storey Bungalow, but it would not reduce the comfort of your stay.
We are waiting for your arrival with a family in the future.
Best wishes, TW
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Address: Jalan Pantai Balian no.74, Lalanglinggah | Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Tabanan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Pisces Bungalows is a simple friendly, relaxed place...more like a home away from home than a big tourist resort. Located at one of the best surfing beach in Bali, Balian Beach.Tropical style accommodation and consists of traditional thatched roof bungalows set in lush tropical gardens. Natural materials including coconut wood poles, river stones, slate, bamboo and woven rattan walls all add to the charm and character of the buildings. ... more   less 
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Pondok Pisces Bungalows Bali/Tabanan

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