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Pondok Bambu

Jln. Raya Ulakan Karangasem ,amlapura, Candidasa, Karangasem 80871 Indonesia
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#7 of 24 hotels in Candidasa
Welcome to Pondok Bambu Candidasa dive resort, bar and seaside restaurant. renovated to a higher standard since beginning 2016. Pondok Bambu is a beautiful and comfortable dive resort located in the centre of Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia. Only one and a half hours drive from the International Airport Ngurah Rai. Surrounded by nature and tropical gardens, Pondok Bambu dive resort features rooms with balconies overlooking the gardens or the sea. The dive resort offers free private parking. Our facilities include our Bambu Divers dive center, restaurant, swimming pool, bar and 24 hour front desk service. Our swimming pool has two parts, shallow for kids and a depth of 2 meters for adults, where you can spend time to swim, relax and sunbathe on the sun beds. Or just go down the steps to the beach and lounge in the sea, or sunbathe on the beach. Our restaurant, with a view of the beach, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of options ranging from Asian to Western food, and with a special Dutch snack menu. The bar provides a place to relax while enjoying a drink and also enjoy the beauty of the sky at sunset. Pondok Bambu also offers you diving with Bambu Divers providing a special experience and unforgettable moments. Take a few dives, or take a PADI Open Water certification course; all of this can be arranged. From our dive resort you can explore the surroundings of Candidasa. You may want to visit Tenganan (a Bali Aga village, where Balinese live according to ancient traditions), visit any of the many temples and palaces in the area, join a ceremony, go trekking in the hills, and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful rice fields. Pondok Bambu for your best-of-Bali experience ask for our special walk inn prices for our bungalows. Your friends at Pondok Bambu ps. We are not having extra fee for tax and service like most restaurant who ask an extra 15 till 25% on top of your nota.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Indonesian
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Darren wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia117 contributions44 helpful votes
Pondok Bambu is a lovely hotel set right on the beach in Candidasa. Whilst very casual it is extremely good value for money. It is located only a 5 minute walk from the Lotus Lagoon and directly opposite the popular Crazy Kangaroo bar and restaurant (owned by the same owner). The rooms are very nice and very quiet, beds a little hard but pillows amazing. The bathroom is huge with plenty of hot water. Very well air conditioned and a fridge in the room, it has all you need. Set amongst butterfly filled gardens it is a lovely setting. A set menu Breakfast is served overlooking the water and the neighbouring islands in a beachside / pool side locale. The quality of the food, breakfast and lunch is excellent as it is a similar menu to Crazy Kangaroo. The beach is coral filled and can maybe be swam in but looks good for snorkelling, with turtles swimming up to the shore at night. Anyhow great value and I would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ratcliffs wrote a review Dec 2019
Camberley, United Kingdom5 contributions
Fantastic place beautiful with many trees and shrubs, great location sea views and small pool. Beach access staff are lovely food is really good. A lovely lady called Kermang came round and did the best massage.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
GlendaCarol wrote a review Sep 2019
Denpasar, Indonesia22 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything about Pondok Bambu is great. Location, rooms, staff, pool, restaurant/bar, outlook over the ocean. The only thing the staff didn’t tell us was that if you ate across the street at the Crazy Kangaroo you would receive 10% discount on your food which is good to know as the restaurant does not serve dinner. We ate at the Crazy Kangaroo twice however only got our discount once when the staff saw us crossing the road. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Glenice M wrote a review Jul 2019
Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia46 contributions10 helpful votes
Pondok Bambu was very comfortable. Staff beautiful and friendly. Job very well done. Restaurant with lovely food and drink right on the water front. Quite a way out of Denpasar but was picked up a5 the airport and delivered safely!! I was doing a Wacky Jacky Quilt Tour and this was our accomadation. Jacky’s Quilt shop is right across the road which was just ideal for our purpose.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Bob6282 wrote a review Jun 2019
Perth285 contributions82 helpful votes
Just back after our 4th stay at Pondok Bambu and it definitely didn't disappoint. rooms are nice and big and clean, staff ever so friendly and the pool is to die for all overlooking great ocean views. We will definitely be back again next year.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Go for the sea view rooms...11 & 12
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Response from kobus9, Manager at Pondok Bambu
Responded Jul 24, 2019
thank you very much for your review hope to see you again and again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pondok Bambu
Which popular attractions are close to Pondok Bambu?
Nearby attractions include Wacky Jacky's (0.01 miles), Lotus Lagoon (0.2 miles), and Guungan Hill (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pondok Bambu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pondok Bambu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pondok Bambu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pondok Bambu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pondok Bambu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vincent's Restaurant, Lezat Beach Restaurant, and Warung Puspa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pondok Bambu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pondok Bambu have airport transportation?
Yes, Pondok Bambu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pondok Bambu located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Candidasa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pondok Bambu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Pondok Bambu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tenganan Ancient Village (2.4 miles).