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Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga

Lalang Linggah, Balian River, Tabanan 82162 Indonesia
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#4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Tabanan
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Balian Beach, Located in west Bali, 90 minutes drive north of Seminyak. Balian Beach: Pondok Pitaya Surfer Hotel is located on the edge of a natural volcanic black sand beach and beautiful cliff crafted by nature itself. The beach is perfect for long walks and has all year round waves for surfing. Many Yoga groups are starting to looking into Balian Beach as an alternative training spot other than Ubud. All rooms have been reconstructed from indigenous houses imported from Java, dating back to the 1930's. Rooms include twin share Surfer Suites and large houses that can sleep up to 8 people. One of the best place in Balian Beach for Surfing and Yoga.Experience a world of limitless adventure and sun-filled days in Balian ... where you can live out your dream of being a surfer or enjoy a family holiday with few rounds of ice cold Bintang beers. Sample the freshest Indonesian and Western cuisine. 45 min from the Tabanan Mountain area for a coffee plantation hike and fresh brewed Balinese Coffee. Or slip into a waking dream with clear sky, millions of stars blinking at night and accompanied by tropical sea breeze. Some say Pondok Pitaya is a hotel, but some say its home.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Outdoor pool
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian


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Grade: 66 out of 100
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3Attractionswithin 5 miles
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Alfa A wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions
The worst place to stay. Asked for 3st towel for child never received. Food was horrible: taste of plastic and consistency of plastic ( fried to much) when we finish disgusting lunch of 40$ we go straight to local market and it real food fried chicken and sate for 4$: them was delicious. The rooms full of rats!!! You can see them from the bed! All night them just running around room in the middle of walls at 5 o’clock them start to come inside room falling down from the roof!!! Are you serious? In 10 years living in Bali never was disappointed like this.👎👎👎
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Sophie K wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions
Time @ Pondok Pitaya was like living in a dream. I did my Yoga training there with Ottawa's In Alignment Yoga. The service, food, accommodation, love & caring that went into every day was outstanding.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Wahyuni Kamah wrote a review Dec 2019
Indonesia86 contributions18 helpful votes
I was there for retreat. The rooms in the back are nicer as they are quiter. Good for relaxing. There are yoga shala as well. The beach is not crowded, right spot for surfing. You can walk in the area to see the other side of Bali.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quiter
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Sophie P wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions4 helpful votes
Balian is a super nice little place to chill and spend time alone or with friends, I met many amazing people that came along. Pondok Pitaya in itself is THE place, it's very quiet and relaxing at night, you can hear the sound of the ocean, the insects and frogs, and it never gets too hot at night, it's just the perfect environment for a proper rest. It's also the perfect place for Yoga: they have 2 yoga shalas and the teachers are really good, you can join every day in the morning or in the evening. Then there are also the most beautiful sunsets ever, and super yummylicious food (I highly recommend the Tempe Burger!!) Take a walk along the beach, wherever you go, you will find yourself surrounded by pristine nature and lovely Balinese local folks :) Already dreaming about coming back...
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Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: The quieter rooms are in the back, closer to the river.
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Response from DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga
Responded Oct 28, 2019
Hi Sophie, You are too kind to us. Thank you for your testimonial, we hope you enjoyed your stay here and we wish you nothing but the best for your journey. We hope our path will cross again in the future. Have a safe travel. your family in Balian Beach. - Pondok Pitaya -
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Jason W wrote a review Oct 2019
Thalang District, Thailand77 contributions26 helpful votes
Fantastic, quirky, clean accommodation with great staff. Amazing location for surfing & relaxing. Food was incredible with one of the biggest breakfasts I’ve ever been served for an inclusive package.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga
Responded Oct 27, 2019
Hi Jason, thank you for your kind words. We hope you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to have you here again in the future. - Pondok Pitaya -
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga
Which popular attractions are close to Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Nearby attractions include Balian Beach (0.07 miles), Soka Beach (4.7 miles), and Luhur Srijong Temple (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Surf, Balian Surf Camp, and Soka Fleur.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.