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Restaurants/bars/shops around Puri Santrian

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Restaurants/bars/shops around Puri Santrian

Hello,

Am travelling to Sanur next month and am staying at the Puri Santrian. I've been to Sanur before and stayed in La Taverna, and found that there were plenty of bars, restaurants and shops nearby. However I didn't get as far down as the Puri, so can anyone tell me how the location compares with the area around La Taverna and the "art martket"?

Are there any beach bars similar to the Bonsai Cafe down near the Puri? Also any shops or anything - how far to Hardys? Any help gratefully received.

Thanks.

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Hardy's is the local supermarket.You can can everything there.

Ground floor supermarket, bakery, optometrist, shoe shop. books, alcohol, watches, DVDS.

First Floor - local art market - lots of souvineers

Second Floor clothes and video games.

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I forgot to add that there is 2 or 3 ATMs out the front of Hardy's, there is also an ATM at the Kodak/Polo shops just near the Santrian and one further up near the Gazebo Hotel. There are 2 Banks across the road near Hardy's if you need to change travellers cheques.

If you are taking cash with you be careful of the money changers. They shouln't charge commission. There are

If it takes about 3 or 4 of them to change your money you know you are being ripped off! The "friends" are there to distract you while the main guy counts your money and drops some down behind the counter. Always be the last one to count your money. Having said that it can be quite entertaining sometimes dealing with them, trying to outwit them! But if you aren't in the mood, its a real pain. We always tell them that we know what they are doing and that we will just keep counting our money until they get it right.

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FAO Les - Puri Santrian was ok, lovely grounds and architecture, welcoming and friendly staff, couple of nice pools, nice beach out front, clean rooms. Takes about 20-30 mins to get there in a taxi from the airport, cost is 85000 rp (fixed price). There are a few restaurants on the main street outside the hotel, and if you head for the beach and turn right, there are about 4 beach restaurants which are very nice. Lovely buffet breakfast (get there early!), nice lunches (but expensive by Bali standards). Free beach/pool towels are provided.

Downsides were the bathroom in the room, stayed in a bungalow and the bathroom had a stained bath, cracked/mouldy tiles and a big crack in the sink. They're doing the hotel up, so I would hope the bungalows would be refurbished. You need to get up early to get a decent sunbed, we were getting there about 7:45am and most of the "good ones" were already reserved. Not the hotel's fault, just the ignorance of the guests (especially as some were only occupied for an hour but had the towels on them all day). There's a weekly buffet night with Balinese Dancing which you get a really hard sell on, this little old guy approached us three times in the space of two days trying to get us to go to the buffet. I even saw him sit down at a couple's table while they were eating lunch and he stayed there for about half an hour. The buffet is £12.00 each, which is ludicrously expensive, you can get a decent meal and free dance show elsewhere in Sanur for a third of that price. Found the location was disappointing, it's a little too quiet, and on many an evening got a bemo up to the north of Sanur. It was okay for the money, but I don't think I'd stay there again. I like quiet, but this was too quiet!

It does appear to be the "ex-pat" part of town, we went into the Cat And Fiddle one night and saw someone tucking into roast beef and yorkshire pudding. Having said that, the drinks in this place were the genuine thing rather than the local firewater they pass you off with at other bars.

Hardys is a large department store in the middle of Sanur, worth a look. Everything is fixed price, but if you waver over whether to buy, the sales assistant will generally give you a discount. They sell clothes, art/crafts, shoes, bags, and there's a supermarket on the ground floor. Be warned, it's like an oven in here!!

For trips, you can get taxis, and you'll be constantly asked as to whether you want transport. It's worth a trip down to Kuta for the shopping, or if you're after something more cultural, Ubud is the place to go.

Anything else you want to know, just post back.

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14. Re: Restaurants/bars/shops around Puri Santrian

Forgot to add, beer (local Bintang brew) worked out to be 75p for a large 660ml bottle. Food generally worked out to be about £2.00 per dish. Triple these prices if you're eating/drinking in the hotel.

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thanks happynoodleboy!

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16. Re: Restaurants/bars/shops around Puri Santrian

We stayed quite near to Santrian Cottages which is basically half way between Hardies and the Night Market. We ate at several places - but the nicest one we found was one called "Hot and Spicey". Really different food from the norm and good value. Also ate at JJ's on several occasions as close to our hotel and the staff were great. have to say was dissapointed with the Bonsai this time. They use to have a large eating area on the beach front with a canapy over the top which was great to sit under and watch the world go by - this has now gone so we had to sit inside. Bonsai collection has got more impressive over the years though. Cant believe how much Sanur has changed - more glass fronted shops and restaurants.

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