My husband and I booked the Sunset Bungalow for 3 nights and wish we would have booked for longer! Mick's is a beautiful place. It sits right at the top of the cliffs to Bingin Beach (so it's a bit of a trek to get to the beach, but not as bad as people say it is. It takes all of 4 or 5 minutes tops) and you get a 180 degree view of ocean, surf breaks and Balinese landscape. I'm glad we didn't write our review with our first impressions becuase we had expected a little more "luxury" but that's not what we came for really. That being said, we had had a looooong day of traveling (flights delayed, missed connections, etc. etc.) so we were a couple hours late but arrived just in time for sunset at Mick's, which really is hard to beat. We just wanted to chill and that's exactly what Mick's offered. A perfect place to chill, relax, hit the beach, lay by the pool and read. The sunset bungalow doesn't lie, you can watch the sunset from your room, but why not enjoy it from the infinity pool with a Bintang in hand?!?
The downside and the reasons we couldn't rate it a 5, were because the lighting is quite poor in our bungalow (literally hard to see at night), but it could be worse with no electricity. We wished they had more of a variety of drinks, although we love Bintang and enjoyed just having that since that's all they offered...you can always go down the path or on the beach for other drinks if you so desire. As with any open-air bungalow privacy isn't the highest priority, and we wished the bathrooms were a little less "open". And lastly we wish that they had better security. We were a bit worried about our laptops because there's no where to lock them up as the security box is quite small (fit our ipad, phones, passports, etc. just fine!) so leaving them in our room without any locks and wide open walls was a bit uncomfortable. But we left with all our stuff, so no problems there in the end.
But the good far outweighed the bad!!! Mick's has amazing views, close to a great beach, infinity pool, beer, good food, great and friendly staff, the owners stay on the property and are super cool, perfect for surfing (not for the novice however, go to Dreamland beach for that). People had said that the beach was bad, but in all honesty it's a great sand beach, going in the water is a bit of a difficulty because of rocks and reef, but you can and should go in. We took a taxi to padang padang beach (10 minutes away) but should have rented a scooter same price for an all-day scooter as a one-way taxi fare! Padang Padang was nice, but pretty crowded, lots of people selling things which is both great if you want it and somewhat annoying after the 10th time they ask you if you want to buy something. Bingin on the other hand was mostly locals and super chill. Only people trying to sell things are women selling sarongs and massages. Like I said, the food at Mick's was great! Breakfast was included and really tasty. We had dinner there 2 nights and our compliments to the chef, definitely worth eating!!! The third night we had a fish BBQ on the beach at one of the local hangouts at Bingin and it was so good.
- Also Known As:
- Mick`s Place Hotel Pecatu
- Mick's Place Bali/Pecatu