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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mumbul Guesthouse

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Mumbul Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 2 Anturan B&B and Inns
Panglao Island, Philippines
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“Back after two years and still love it :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

I earn my money traveling and I have been so lucky to find places like Mumbul that are a home away from home for me. The owners Mike and Amanda are lovely people and will help you with anything you need.
Been there, done it twice - AND will be back :)

Room Tip: All rooms are huge, some have a outdoor bathroom (no ceiling) which I liked a lot but might not be t...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed nearly 2 weeks in the Mumbul guesthouse and had a pleasant time. We used it as our "base" to explore the north of bali. The room we had was like a small house, with air condition, a big bed, TV + DVD player, free WIFI and a separate bath room. We also had a small deck in front of the house with a nice view on a rice field. The pool is very nice and clean. They also had some stuff that you can use for aqua gym. The staff is very friendly and always helpful, though they don´t speak much english (and I don´t speak much indonesian) but it always worked out some way. They also helped me to buy a local sim card for my mobile phone and get it working. The breakfast is really really good for Bali standards, as you can choose between 4 different dishes and they are all tasty. The very young chef cooked also great balinese dishes in the evening and snacks in between (try the Spring Rolls). The rooms could be cleaned a bit better and a table or shelf in the bathroom would be great. Also we shared the room with a quite big gecko, which is good on the one hand as he killed all the insects but on the other hand he also left his daily scat on our floor. The guesthouse is in the small village Anturan and is surrounded by nature and farming, so don´t be confused if you hear (and see) some pigs, cocks, dogs or cats. We also rent a motorbike there for a fairly cheap price which took us through the north and to central Lovina (Kalibukbuk) which is about 2.5km away from the guesthouse. The guesthouse also provided mountainbikes for free, which is great as I really can´t recommend taking a walk to central Lovina. You can easily go to Singaraja, the 2nd largest city on Bali. With the motorbike it´s a 20 minutes drive. Or you can go to Permuteran in the north west, it´s a 40 minutes drive from Mumbul. The owners have dog which is really friendly. They also offer tours which you can book directly at the reception. We did the Lovina day tour which was nice as there was no rush and we could choose the destinations on our own. If the driver would have spoken just a bit more english, then it would have been perfect. We really can´t recommend the beach in Anturan as it is really dirty and full of waste, but you´ll have the chance to enjoy a fresh juice on the beach while a small pig walks around you. If we visit the north of Bali again, we´ll come back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

A very good place with the carrying staff and owners. Rooms are surprisingly big, place is quite and peaceful overlooking the rice fields. Beach is not close at all, but it is a fisher village anyway, so you need a ride to get to a beach locatoin. Pool is clean and tranquil.
Food is slightly overpriced, but eating out is always an option, and owners will gladly share with you where to eat out.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We recently stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly, efficient and informative. The room itself was huge with an outdoor bathroom, fridge and TV to play DVD's of which there are a lot to choose from. There are only 4 rooms so it is quiet. It is situated next to a rice field and is beautiful to sit on the porch as the sun goes down and also to have breakfast next to the rice field.

Breakfast was good with choice of around 5 things including full cooked breakfast, pancake, muesli and fruit. Also there is food available all throughout the day. The pool is clean and well-maintained with lounge chairs and gazebo. There is also motorbike hire and two bikes which can be rented for free.

The location is quiet and a little further out from the main tourist part however getting around is easy. We hired a moto and went to Gitgit, Brahma Vihara, Banjar Hot Springs and Buleleng town. The hotel helped us arrange to see the dolphins it was 60,000 pp. Be warned this is a popular tourist activity and there are many boats at the same time. Nearby Mumbul, only 5 minutes walking, is the beach were you can hang at Rasta Warung or similar and have a few drinks and dinner while the sun is setting.

This place is good to go if you are needing to escape the more touristy parts of Bali. Mike and Amanda are always around if anything is needed. We would recommend this place and if we return to Lovina will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stayed here for a number of nights whilst diving in and around Lovina.

The room itself was MASSIVE complete with a sofa and TV etc which was fantastic for the price. Rooms was clean, bed was large and comfortable, bathroom was clean and decent and the a/c worked well. Breakfast was acceptable.

Location wise it was a fair way out of central Lovina so you would need to rent a car or motorbike if you wanted to explore the town.

Hosts seemed a little reserved whilst we were there, but other than that everything was good.

Overall, it'd recommend if your looking for a reasonably priced place to stay and have access to a vehicle so that you can explore the area.

Not sure why there are so many comments about the internet; don't most people go on holiday to explore and see the world rather than sit in front of a screen.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We spent 6 nights here and would have loved to have stayed forever! The view from our room was amazing (overlooking rice paddies) and we enjoyed the sounds of the local wildlife. The fact this guesthouse only has 4 rooms ensures a peaceful, relaxing stay. Room and bathroom was large and clean (with a comfy king sized bed), aircon and hot water worked great. The room did not have a fridge or kettle (you can hire a fridge for a small additional daily charge) however this was not an issue as cold water and coffee/tea could be purchased from the restaurant at cheap prices. Great choice for breakfast (included) and it was the best we’ve had in Bali so far! Although we only ate breakfast here the onsite restaurant also offered a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner at reasonable prices. Internet worked great the whole time we were there! Staff were friendly and could help you arrange anything you needed. Pricing for tours and scooter hire was on par with what you would pay on the street – which was refreshing as most hotels mark up the prices for these services. The information booklet in each room was a great little touch to let you know what was available in Lovina. The guesthouse is located 5 minutes walk to the beach and about a 5 minute scooter ride to central Lovina. Overall we loved this place (and found it exceptional value for money) and will definitely be returning on our next trip.
I can’t help but to add my bit regarding other reviews of this place. Firstly i would like to see any fishpond the size of the pool! The pool was more than adequate for the 4 guesthouses and i think this comment is very unfair. Also regarding the breakfast choices – the owners must of taken a previous reviewers advice because we could not fault the breakfast (and the orange juice was fresh). It is mentioned in the booklet that if you wish for your room to be serviced then to drop the key at front reception and it will be done. Honestly think of the environment – do you really need your sheets and towels changing everyday! And buying your own toilet paper doesn’t exactly break the bank. We found the staff very friendly and found it refreshing that they actually had a nice work environment where they could entertain themselves with TV when they were not busy. Oh and it’s not that hard to open the gate yourself when on a scooter (the staff are not our slaves). As for bugs yes we saw a coach roach (and we hate these things) but this has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the room and can’t really be helped considering the location. For the price we paid we got more than expected and would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

I had an amazing 2 weeks stay at Mumbul. Ammanda, Mike and the staff are very accommodating. I was supposed to stay for a week but I loved it so much, I extended!
The wifi was the fastest and most efficient out of all 6 places I stayed in whilst in Bali. The rooms are huge and clean as well as reasonably priced. There was always a good choice at breakfast and in general, the food is of a high quality. These guys have a very transparent, open and honest approach - one I didn't find everywhere in Bali. They helped me organise many tours and activities and are will always get you a reasonable price. I would not hesitate to recommend Mumbul Guesthouse. If I decide to go back to Bali, I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Mumbul Guesthouse

Property: Mumbul Guesthouse
Address: Gang Mumbul, Anturan 81119, Indonesia (Formerly Pondok Wisata Mumbul)
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Lovina Beach > Anturan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Anturan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mumbul Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mumbul Guesthouse is located in the fishing village of Anturan on the north coast of Bali. We have just eight rooms all of which have ricefield views. Breakfast is included in the price. We are a short walk to the beach. We have a large pool and offer free wifi internet. Our upstairs rooms offer beautiful views of the sea, ricefields and mountains. ... more   less 
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