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Gede Homestay
Reviewed May 18, 2012

We loved Gede Homestay and plan to go back there this year. We booked online from Australia and had no trouble at all with the arrangements. We travelled with our friends and we're all in our 60s. We had large, clean rooms which were airconditioned, with plenty of storage space, clean linen and an ensuite bathroom . We loved the fact that we could walk straight onto the beach - and the restaurant was right on the beach. Our breakfast was included in the amazingly cheap price and we were able to enjoy delicious fresh fish barbecues in the evening.
The family that run the homestay are really beautiful and nothing is too much trouble for them.
Gede, the patriarch, plays the gamelan. He and his friend put on a wonderful performance for us on our final night. We were able to use the pool at a hotel a little further along the beach as long as we bought a drink, so we spent many happy hours relaxing there. Gede Homestay is real value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Small family run homestay, right by the beach, wonderful view of the beach and sea from the restaurant which is at the seafront. It’s in a quiet end of Lovina where there are very few people trying to sell you tourist trinkets.

We got a really good welcome here. The family all like to sit and have a chat with you.
Bit of sales pitch on their tours when we first arrived but to be expected.
We went on the sunrise dolphin tour and saw the dolphins, along with quite a few other boats.

Low season 150,000rp for fan rooms, 200,000rp for aircon. All have hot water
Aircon rooms are bigger and a bit nicer, they have a double bed and a single bed so good for families.
Lovely terrace outside all rooms with 2 chairs and a table – nice place to sit and read your book.
Old bathrooms, bathroom floor tiles could do with a good scrub. Good shower pressure. Sheets and towels old but clean. All as you would expect for the price.
They are building 2 new rooms upstairs and will be great when finished.
Aircon rooms have wardrobe with a few hangers, fan rooms just a cupboard but both have lock and key for your valuables. All rooms have a big mirror in the bedroom as well as old tatty one in bathroom, hooks on wall, 1 electric socket (takes French power plugs)
A/C units are modern with remote temp control. Table with shelf under for your things.
Some of the tables are covered with nailed on plastic which could really do with replacing.

Restaurant cheap and cheerful. Inclusive breakfast fairly limited but you can of course buy extra or just have a bigger lunch.
Their Gado-gado is the best we have tasted on Bali – cooked mixed vegetables with tofu and a boiled egg covered with plenty of delicious peanut sauce and a portion of steamed rice.

The beach is black volcanic sand, Gede keeps their bit swept clean every day and the other homestays do this too. Areas where there is no homestay are just left with debris.

You can swim out straight in front of the homestay where it is just sand. Turn right if you want to snorkel and there are rocks and coral and a few fish. Further out about 100 metres diagonally right there is more. Large bright blue starfish that look unreal on the bottom.
Sadly there is quite a bit of rubbish on the sea bed in the shallows. You would not see this unless you are snorkelling. It is not the fault of the homestays, people in the mountains throw their rubbish in the ditch and it is carried down into streams and into rivers and finally into the sea.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stayed in the cheapest room, for 120,000 a night, with just a fan and cold water and it was as to be expected for that price - very simple, just a bed really and a little lock-up cupboard and a tatty bathroom, but this was offset by the lovely beachside restaurant, cheap food, and sunbeds right on the beach.
There isn't much shade to lie in in the afternoons, and beware the super feet-burning black sand, but we had a nice day just lying about listening to the waves (the sea is very calm here, more like a lake, but don't expect turqoise waters) and the staff are all friendly and helpful if you need a scooter etc.
Breakfast is OK for the price - just toast or pancakes and tea/coffee.
Would stay again.

Room Tip: Cheapest room is ok for the price but thin walls, and a bit grubby, a bit of motorbike noise from t...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Gede is the friendliest hostel owner I have met. We were treated throughout our stay as if we were family friends, with someone always on hand to help us out. The hostel is right on the beach and is a glorious place to watch the sunset with a Bintang or two.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Located in Anturan, a small village of Lovina, Gede Homestay is a family hotel, with large and clean rooms. The whole family (how many brothers and cousins can one have?) is extremely nice and will help you with everything from booking your next bus to renting a motorbike.
The restaurant is OK, but there are better places on the street.
It is situated right on the beach, but the beach itself is not so great.
I definitely recommend this place for people who want to find a quiet place in Lovina, as the main village may have a Kuta-feeling (full with noisy tourists).

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 26, 2010

Clean, nice arrangements of rooms. The onsite restaurant is good and looks great in the evening for drinks overlooking the sea. Unfortunately the beach isn't very wide along the north coast of Bali, and with black sand can get very hot. So we moved on to somewhere with a pool. Gede the owner has been running here for 19 years, and for a man who has been speaking to and dealing with tourists for this long is clever with his use (or non use) of English!

Good and friendly and nice to have a face to see and talk too. Also good place to get a taste of village Bali life, but it is a good half hour walk from Kalibukbuk where there is a greater choice of restaurants, shops etc. Ask about going out fishing in the evening to catch your dinner and try the Warung next door to the right along the beach.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

We stayed for 4 nights at Mr Gede's doring our 2 weeks in Bali. The bungalows are spacious, clean and close to the beach. Mr Gede's family was great. Very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Anturan, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Lovina Beach > Anturan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Anturan
Price Range: $20 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gede Homestay is a nice traditional and cheap family run homestay on the beach of Lovina. It is located 2 kilometres from the city center, near a small fisherman village. Mister Gede and his family take care of you and your trips around Lovina. The homestay has several bungalows with a combined living/bedroom and separate bathroom with bathtub. Each bungalow has a seat in front with a view over the small, but colorful garden. The small restaurant offers delicious food and the view from the restaurant is fabulous. ... more   less 
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