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BaleKu
Ranked #22 of 51 Senggigi B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 18, 2011

Note this place is now called Baleku and it should be listed under Senggigi rather than Mataram.
We stayed here based on the reviews on TA. Its a good value choice but I think some of the other reviews are a little stretched.
The rooms are decent size although could be a little cleaner, the bathrooms are of the outdoor variety which we normally like but they didnt have basins so washing your hands, teeth etc has to be done using the shower outlet and in general it needs to be cleaned more regularly.
The grounds are very nice with fish pond (which is where the fish on the menu comes from).
The owners were great and very kindly helped us with transport to Mataram when we were extending visas. They also provide free transport into and back from Senggigi town (a couple of km's away).
There is a black sand beach across the road but it is quite dirty so recommend people head up to Senggigi main beach.
The restaurant serves very affordable meals, quality was ok but I was quite sick while I was there but cant tell whether it was from their restaurant (wife was fine). I was concerned by some of the hygiene issues with staff not washing their hands.
Staff - there is a lot of staff here and generally they are good but once the owners are off the property things seem to grind to a halt, when we first arrived we ordered 2 drinks (it was 35c and had been travelling 7hrs) but after 25mins we told them to forget it. Later in the stay we had no water in the shower after waiting over an hour I called the owner on his cell and then things seemed to happen.
So in summary - if you are looking for budget accomodation near Senggigi I think this is a good choice (it was very busy with locals and tourists) and Wayan (who was great in responding to emails and helping with transport) and his wife are good hosts, just be aware that service can be slack at times. All in all decent value.

Room Tip: we were upstairs which is more private but i think shower less powerful
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed at Bale Kampung longer than originally planned as the place was excellent value, clean and well run by helpful and friendly staff. Free transport in Sengiggi and scooter rental help make it a good choice and way better than some of the other places we stayed in Bali / Lombok for the same price. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

The rooms are basic, but nice, clean and great value for money. With fast Wifi/internet available. They also offer a free pickup and drop off service into sengiggi, which is really useful.
The staff are really nice, friendly and helpful, and offer a really good guide service for many locations around the island.
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a visit to this area of lombok and is looking for good value for money, and really friendly staff.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Our Stay at Bale Kampung began as just a night and 15 days later I'm trying to find a reason why I should leave. Wayan & Ekka the guesthouse owners are a world of knowladge on both Lombok & Bali. We arrived knowing nothing and leave local experts.

The staff here are fantastic, if only europe operated in the same manner. There are motorbikes for rent, the beach literally infront of the guesthouse. The restaurant has a beautiful setting with a huge fish pond and an exquiste decorational rice paddy. The food is really great - Reccomend the Ayem Taliwang - Drink - Must try the Home made rice wine...like none other...I Promise...

The location of Bale Kampung is 1km from the center of Senggigi, And they have no problems with taking you or picking you up in the free shuttle (operates 24/7) Anything you need to know or do is right here.

If thats not enough they have a great roof terrace with tables, a sofa and DVDS galore....Always good for those lazy days....

After 5 months traveling we havent found anything better...
If you pass and dont stay a night.....You will have missed out....

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed April 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 24, 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about BaleKu

Address: Jalan Raya, Senggigi, Lombok 83121, Indonesia (Formerly BaleKampung Senggigi)
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Senggigi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Senggigi
Price Range: $10 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BaleKu 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BALE KU Homestay & Restaurant is a CHEAP HOMESTAY in SENGGIGI are situated on the coast road and are only one hour from Lembar Ferry Port and 90 mins from Lombok International airport just 90 mins. Also very close to the Boat for the GILIS ISLAND making us a great stop-off location for a trip to or from the Gilis or for your first few nights in LOMBOK. Simply cross the road in front and you are on the BEACH. The price start from only Rp. 150.000,-/night (not for high season). All paket is including BREAKFAST, FREE INTERNET, FREE TRANSPORT, FREE MOVIE EVERY NIGHT Let,s come and feel oue FRIENDLY SERVICE. Baleku also provides massage services, tour arrangements, Ticketing, car rentals, motor bike and bycicle. Laundry services are also available !!! Let,s come and feel our FRIENDLY SERVICE ... more   less 
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BaleKu Lombok/Senggigi

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