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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed staying at this hotel for the 4 nights we were in Balian. The location is amazing, right in front of the surf break. You could even see the waves from our room which was a plus so we could see if the surf was good. Be sure to get a room with AC, it's super hot here during...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi GB, Thank you for your feed back and testimonials. I will surely pass on your input to all of our department to make things better for our future guests. We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay here in Balian Beach. Until next time, i wish you a very safe travel and have a great...

Denpasar, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are very close to the beach, quiet place< very good with family, awesome place to walk at the beach, good river to across and swim. i already spent time with my famlily there many times and my kids love it, good place to explore, good food, awesome garden to relax... guys... it is very worthy... around 1.5 hours...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi EB, Thank you for your kind testimonial, we are very happy to hear that you really had a good time here in Balian Beach. Thank you for your detailed words and we hope to see you again in the near future. Until next time and have a safe travel - Pondok Pitaya -

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Love this place. Great beachfront cabins at reasonable price. Very good food and bar area with delightful staff. Four or five days is probably enough if you are not surfing. It is very good with kids as the pool and lawn area is just in front of the cabins and right on the beach. Tends to be a mix of...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your feed back. We are always constantly trying to keep everyone happy, thanks for being great and thanks for spending time with us. We just finished making our swing on the far end of the resort. If by any chance you are here again, dont be shy to have a go at it. Until next...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

If your a surfer or a girlfriend of a surfer it is a good spot right in front of the waves to sit by the pool and watch the surfers. We stayed in a upstairs river suite room. We had to ask to change to a different room after the first night as the wall are paper thin and could...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Shelly, Thank you for your feed back. Apology if the first night wasnt a pleasant experience for you. I will pass on the shower feed back to our engineering department. Thank you for spending time here with us, and we look forward to see you in the near future. Until then, have a safe travel. - Pondok Pitaya -

Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is the place to stay everything u need for a surfing getaway the staff and the management are the greatest ppl u will meet alway will go out of there way to help u with your stay iv been there twice and will be back again next year keep up the good work crew see u all soon...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi JD!! Thanks for the nice word!! We are happy to see you back here in Balian, I will pass on the credits to all the staffs. Please keep in touch and see you again on your next trip. Please send my regards to Mike too. - Pondok Pitaya -

Reviewed August 18, 2016

Stayed for two nights at the best location on beach at the end of the road in Balian. If you are a surfer, then definitely look no further. Friendly staffs all around from the gardeners, housekeepers, and the restaurants. I also met the General Manager, Mr. Darius Sadeli who I believe might know every single in-house guest as he chits...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thanks so much for spending time here with us. We are very happy to hear that you speak highly towards our Tower Burger, it is design for a big stomach after a long physical activity. Very unfortunate that the weather is not permitting for the waterfall trip. We hope to see you again with your lovely girl friend....

Perth, Australia
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Very friendly accommodating staff, very comfortable and inviting with a beautiful atmosphere. Excellent food and cold Bintang. Great surfing spot. Ideal for groups of friends and families. Awesome views of the ocean.

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind testimonial Julie, we hope to see you again in the near future. - Pondok Pitaya -

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I spent 2 nights in Pondok Pitaya. I don't quite sure what to expect from a surfer hotel since i don't surf. But, it's actually very great experience for me. I stayed in the back building. Luckily they gave me the first floor room. So, every morning i can stare at the beautiful view of the garden while sipping my...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Redhia, Thank you for your testimonial, we are very happy to hear that you had a great time staying with us. I will most definitely pass on your feed back to the kitchen to regarding the grilled squid. Again, we look forward to have you here in the near future with your other girl mates. Have a safe travel....

Bellingen, Australia
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed at the Pondok Pitaya for 5 nights. The hotel has a Balinese feel and is located right on the beach at the end of a road that runs through the local village. A local river also runs into the sea adjacent to the hotel. Balian is very quiet and being a rural area, has no ‘nightlife’ or shops....

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for your kind testimonial. My staff cannot stop talking about you how great you are to them. Again, thank you for spending time with us and we are very happy to hear that you had a great time here with us. Its a well written testimonial, again thank you on behalf of the hotel and the...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We have just spent 6 days at Pondok Pitaya with our three surf crazy children (16, 16 & 12) & after reading mixed reviews & being used to 5 star accommodation I wasn't quite sure what to expect!! We absolutely loved it!! We stayed in the huge Happy House & were extremely happy!! With no aircon (which I hate anyway)...

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DariusSadeli, General Manager at Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga, responded to this review

Hi Tamara, Thank you for your kind testimonial, we are very happy to hear that you had a great time here with us. We only wish that all of our guest are happy while staying with us. I will make sure to pass this on to the staff to motivate them more in doing their work. Again, thank you and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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Sushi Surf
Sushi Surf
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga

Address: Lalang Linggah, Balian River, Tabanan 82162, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Price Range: $66 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Pitaya: Hotel, Surfing and Yoga 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“rigth side”
 of 5 bubbles EderBali2015, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Happy House for Happy Bungalow times with family”
 of 5 bubbles _juliemunday55, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“Go for the room with ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles redhia, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms in the River Suites get a better breeze from the sea and more natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles davidmU8011WO, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the river suite unless you require aircon.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeTravelerNZ, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
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