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The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe

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Jl. Raya Ceningan, 80361 Indonesia
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#1 of 13 in Nusa Ceningan
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.7
Value
4.6
We are a small family run business within the hills of Ceningan, Lembongan. We are within walking distance of the best surf within the Lembongan region. We also have a number beaches with beautiful white sands and clear blue seas. Whether you're looking for surf or a total relaxing environment to enjoy your holiday, this is the place to stay. We also boast traditional and western dining.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Kids stay free
Kids pool
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Darts
Fishing
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian, Malay
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hippie1966 wrote a review Jan 2020
Santanyi, Spain34 contributions10 helpful votes
I love this hotel, the bungalows, the family atmosphere with Santana and his family! They do everything to make your stay peacefull and relaxing. Whatever you want - you can get it! And the food is also excellent!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Amanda H wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions3 helpful votes
My stay at Dafish was amazing! I stayed in the Standard room with my friend. The room has high ceilings, which makes it feel quite spacious, even though the huge, comfy bed takes up most of the room floor. They have the essentials: mosquito net, air conditioning, a fan, towel. And other things like a tv that we didn't use. The bathroom is outdoors, very nice!! Everything was clean, the service was fantastic. The staff are very attentive. The pool is very nice with lush greenery everywhere, and a treehouse that you can see the ocean from. Loved my stay at Dafish. Would recommend!!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Heinrich U wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom105 contributions41 helpful votes
We booked our trip well in advance and we were on a bit of a budget, but we got so much more and ended up having an amazing trip. Da Fish had it all. They organised our taxi from the airport, our ferry across, our taxi to yellow bridge and our taxi to the hotel. The had scooters we could rent and they even have a boat that does all the fishing and scuba trips including Crystal Bay and the manta dive. All of these were cheaper than on the main strip where the majority of tourists hang out. All of the people who work here are connected trough family or friends and were born and raised on the Island. They knew everything and could help us no matter what we asked. For the price we paid we had really nice accommodation. There was air-conditioning, a decent shower, nice bed, fresh water delivered every evening, and decent electrical plugs. There are nicer rooms with your own porch and they are building more accommodation so definitely keep an eye out for this place. I suggest trying to stay with them asap because they will become very popular in the future as they grow. They have a pool with a poolside bar, they do make breakfast and will make you food pretty much any time of the day if you asked them. They do sell beer and one or two spirits as well as bottles of water. One BIG plus for me is that they had normal coffee because I did not develop a taste for the Bali coffee. We did not eat that much at the hotel as we were out most of every day so I can not advise on food, except I did have a local dish one afternoon and it was on par with what I had on the rest of the island just with a bigger helping. They have a shop across the road and a place to fuel up. If you do get stuck with out fuel, Mr Dana comes to your rescue with some emergency fuel. In the morning just before the sun came up, I had a leisure stroll down to the local surf spot to dip my toes, it was the best time of day where you could watch the village wake up with all the smells and sounds of Indo, not a single car or scooter in site. We had the best insider information for surf spots and surf conditions, local places to visit, best places to buy drinks and curios as well as best places to fish or just chill on the beach. There are a few gems if you are up for a bit of exploring. We left early because we had an invite to another experience and were so happy that they could sort out all our arrangements. It was last second and they helped us every step of the way to the doorstep of our next adventure in Ubad. They literary waited with us for our taxi and ferry, helped organise our bags and even helped getting our rentals back to their homes. We used them for our snorkelling trip. Again we were picked up outside our rooms, taken to the boat and did the whole trip back to the hotel with out hassle and with them organising everything for us. The captain helped us navigate a mass of crazed tourists to get a glimpse of the manta-ray and got us all the best spots for the snorkelling. He also had hes own GoPro we could borrow after mine decided to bow out. Everything is close to them, including a good surf spot, cliff jump and a few bars and restaurants. It is far enough from the crowds so you can walk down the road at night or early morning and really feel the village come alive around you with out all the craziness of a hundred rude tourists around. I would like to say please be patient, everyone speaks a fair amount of English but many tourist get upset if there was a bit of a communication breakdown. Explain what you want and try to illustrate it if you are on a phone or via email. They are very humble and outgoing people, so if you are friendly and patient you will be rewarded for it. This is not a luxury Hilton lodge, there are bugs in the trees and the birds will chirp in the morning(if you get my drift). For the very cheap price we paid it was a castle. The people of Da Fish will go above and beyond to make their home yours, if you want to have a truly authentic Bali experience, including a few comforts, go visit them. they have everything you will need and if they don't, they will normally organise it. Thank you everyone for a unforgettable experience and sorry for drinking all your coffee:)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: The rooms at the top looked super nice, with your own terrace.
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HPR wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
This was an amazing place to stay for our family. My children loved it so much we extended our stay. Run by a wonderfully kind, warm-hearted family who will do all they can to ensure guests are happy.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Melissa B wrote a review Aug 2019
Watford, United Kingdom24 contributions3 helpful votes
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Wow what a beautiful place! We loved staying at Dafish. The staff were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. We booked the 2 bedroom cottage and we were so impressed with the rooms. They were spacious and beautiful. Each night we watched the beautiful sunsets on the top balcony with a beer or two! The pool is so clean and refreshing, a perfect place to relax after a morning exploring the Nusa islands. We booked the snorkelling trip with the hotel and swam with manta rays and a turtle, it was incredible! We also rented scooters from the hotel and explored the Nusa islands. Would definitely return here.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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53akelly wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Booked 2 DELUXE COTTAGES in March 2019 for stay in July for 5 nights. On arrival we were taken to there standard rooms which had only a bed, shower and toilet. NO room to put bag - had to stay outside on veranda as room so small. Two people couldn’t pass anywhere. It was only by chance when looking through the property we saw the cottages and I had copy of booking saying cottage, fridge, air conditioning, etc. They had clearly put us in cheapest rooms and hoped we wouldn’t find out. On questioning they admitted they had booked rooms twice and even though other rooms vacant they only allowed us one and said other couple would have to stay in basic room for 3 nights then move. They offered a dinner to compensate - a joke. Caused a lot of tension between the two couples as we took the cottage (for health reasons). They stayed one night in standard room but charged for deluxe cottage and moved next day. Took four days of fighting to finally get refund for 4 nights.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Make sure you take printed copy of any bookings done online and check rooms
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Response from imadew11, Front Office Manager at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe
Responded Aug 9, 2019
Hi Kelly, Thank you for your lot of review, I can describe what the problem, First i tell you when you at reception and tell us your reservation , i said only 1 room available for DELUXE and you said ok , and just makesure to ur friend Lina for room and they said ok we stayed at small and move next 2 days, But i ask for next day they want move next day to other property yes ,please but for refund you tell your agency not with us because we don't have ur money ,still at agency. And for your room ,you get fridge, ac ,2 water , hot water shower , deluxe room ,so why you have problem again? I had ask you many time , are you happy? Any problem? You said everything fine ,fine and fine. So we happy and hope solved. And i tell you for send email to agent for refund, Sorry i get confused which lina and Kelly .. You all make review same time. Sorry ,we don't charged for room, We give back all ur money... Please check again to ur agency and let us know , And that mean stay free and breakfast free 1 night. So why make any bad review again, You can tell everything when you stay, if you not happy stay with us,tell us at same day, we can give you choice for stay with us or you can move to other place.. we happy for drop off there.. but let us know.. Thank you. Dana
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Linatpatonga wrote a review Aug 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia4 contributions9 helpful votes
Booked deluxe (superior room) but we’re put in standard room so small that we had to leave suitcase outside on tiny deck. When we queried the room situation, it seemed they didn’t have a superior room for us so we stayed one night and moved to the hotel next door. Hassle to get a refund from Dafish and spoilt holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Wouldn’t book any of the rooms in hindsight
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Response from imadew11, Manajer Kantor Depan at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe
Responded Aug 8, 2019
Hi Lina, Thank you for your review, for this situation we really sorry, and we tell it already when you stayed, need fridge , we move to room with fridge . for refund that why little bit hassle, because money not with us, still at agent, so you need email them and get money back and not with us for cash money. we tried email them already. small room that superior and more bigger called deluxe cottage. Thank you and hopely your money back already.
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Lauren W wrote a review Jul 2019
Sayville, New York1 contribution
We loved staying here, the staff at Dafish will go out of their way to make your trip memorable! They were super helpful in organizing transport to and from the island and helping us when our plans changed. Everyone we met and spoke to was very kind and helpful
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Lizzi K wrote a review Jul 2019
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This place has 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor, so we booked here with some great expectations! On arrival, they fetched us at the yellow bridge which was awesome-thanks for that, but it all went downhill from there. The bathroom had the most awful smell and was very dirty (pictures attached), we arrived late afternoon and went out in search of somewhere to eat, we just could not spend time in this sad place-came back later at around 20:00. There was no duvet on the bed only a dirty looking blanket, luckily the owner sat in the reception/breakfast area-went to ask him if we could get a duvet (we could cleary see that the guest next to us had a decent duvet!) Firstly he made us feel that we are a nuisance to him, he went with us to look not knowing what we are talking about, we explained again in the room still making if he does not know what we are talking about and making that they do not provide duvets...we explain that we would kindly like a duvet, so he went away to fetch us one, very grumpily, he came back after a while only with the inner of a duvet!! This was terrible!! We again explained and asked how he expected us to sleep like that, he said all his duvet covers are in laundry (really??) so we insisted we would like a duvet cover, he went away and, what do you know-he came back with a cover!! He atleast helped made the bed mumbling that the housekeeping may have forgotten the duvet (realllllyyy??). We were booked here for three nights but checked out the next day due to the fact that it was dirty, noisy and the whole linen fiasco. I could not fault the rest of the staff and breakfast was also fine. We got much better accommodation for more or less the same rate, so I really do not know why they are getting such good reviews! On the pictures, you can see the salt built-up which can easily be cleaned, hair in the shower drain and dirty walls.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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tjmilne wrote a review Jul 2019
Macau, China332 contributions35 helpful votes
I had such a lovely stay at the Dafish. The little hut I stayed in was perfect, cozy and you could hear the waves crashing each night. The owners and workers at the Dafish are welcoming and kind. I loved that it was close to restaurants, a little mini mart, the secret beach and bluelagoon. At night I would sit on the porch and listen to the waves under the stars. There is a lovely pool and they serve great coffee and breakfast in the morning. This place is incredible and and also very unique with their hurt, would come back to stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: I stayed in the cute little huts/cottages and it was perfect
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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndonesiaBaliNusa Ceningan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe
Which popular attractions are close to The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Blue Lagoon Cliff Jump (0.2 miles), Secret Beach (0.4 miles), and Mahana Jumping Point (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dungki Bendega Resto, Two Raksa Cafe, and Next Level Cafe Ceningan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Nusa Ceningan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Indonesian, and Malay.
Does The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.