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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at Istana Balian. We were a family of 5 adults and the two storey bungalow was perfect with great view of the surf. After the hustle bustle of Seminyak, this was the relaxing part of our holiday. Michael and Komang are great hosts, and only to happy to accommodate and arrange your plans and transport.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Highly recommend Istana Balian, great for a surfing holiday. Staff are very accommodating, always friendly & happy. Great place for a get together with friends & family. Thanks Istana we will be back.

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Thank Tracy W
Coolangatta, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Manager was obscene ! - he swore at us after we queried booking as this was different to our quoted amount. He refused to apolagise stating that we had ruined his day off. He has a reputation for treating people especially the Balinese poorly. Prices change depending on his mood & he is generally aggressive. We checked out the next... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I have stayed here several times. Komang and the staff are great, very accommodating and helpful. Rooms are always clean. Grounds are well kept. Pool is awesome. Food is great. Can't say enough good things about it Looking forward to returning as soon as possible.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Eight of us have made this our go to eatery since arriving in Balian a few days ago. Beers are cold, juices slushy & everything on the menu has been a winner. It is meticulously clean. Staff are friendly & helpful. The setting & vibe of this place reminds me of my first visit to Bali 30 years ago. Well... More 

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Albany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I booked a 2 story deluxe family villa here in January for our stay in October, receiving confirmation from Komang, the owner at the time. I arrived with my two children to check in, and was met by Komang. Komang then told me my booking was for two nights in a bungalow down the road and then five in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We arrived Balian Beach without accommodation and chose Istana almost by chance as there was plenty available, and it was the perfect place for our almost last night in Bali (last one was in Jimbaran for practical issue). The room was fantastic, spacious, clean and very comfortable both during the night and during the day, with its fantastic daybed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Me and my partner and son stayed 8 nights at Istana in early July. We have stayed at Pondok Pitaya before and were unable to book there again so chose to stay at Istana. We were so happy we did! We booked the villa (superior room n loft). We had so much room. The beds were extremely comfortable and had... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Great. Clean mid priced villas on the road in to the beach , host Michael also has a small villa available to rent closer to the main surf break . The footy in season it's here were all the xpats and visitors come to watch

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A big thankyou to all the staff at Istana Balian for a great (and very comfortable) surf holiday: The staff arranged for our airport pickup and transfers with no issues at all. The location in town is not right on the beach, but only a 5-10min walk down to the wave at the rivermouth. Our room had a comfortable bed... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Istana Balian

Address: Br Pengasahan, Desa Lalang Linggah, Surabrata, Tabanan, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Price Range: $45 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Istana Balian Bali/Tabanan
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