The hotel had charm, it was like living within a temple, nice and relaxed, no noise or mad partying. Me and my gf stayed in room 105 which was a detached villa and very spacious, but one night it howled with wind and rain and things were banging and bumping. A roof panel was being blown about and was knocking on a rafter beam which woke us up, i had to use electrical tape to secure it in place at 3am. Also the windows didnt close properly and were bumping against their frames, i used some boardshorts to wedge them shut. Being a glass half full kinda guy i thought this was funny and added character but to others this wouldve been horrible, especially a family. Their was also no hotwater to shower with whilst i was here. The Gong is a good location for surfers, not so much if youre a beginner surfer, infact the beachs here can be extremely dangerous if you dont know what youre doing so bare that in mind. I saw on several occasions guys snap their board leash and get washed around at Uluwatu, these guys were professionals too, a beginner wouldve been screwed.
Stay here if you like to surf and like peace and quiet.
- Also Known As:
- The Gong Hotel Uluwatu
- The Gong Bali/Pecatu