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Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan
Ranked #25 of 58 Hotels in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2013

When we first came to Balangan six years ago we stayed at Flowerbud 1 (there was no Flowerbud 2 then). We loved it and were really happy when our travel plans included a trip back to Bali so we could once again stay at Flowerbud. What a mistake. Expansion has not been good for Flowerbud. The prices have really increased - for both food and accommodation - and the staff has gotten downright rude. The food was overpriced for the small tasteless portions.

Balangan itself is much more built up now with many, many bungalows and hotels to choose from and Flowerbud was mostly empty while we were there (July - high season) but the area itself was really busy. The staff at Flowerbud tried to get more money every time we got near them and we ended up paying 10$ per night more for the room than we were quoted. We should have just walked away at checkin.

There are many, many other better, more reasonably priced options with better facilities now at Balangan. Flowerbud has no sea view, no hot water, no A/C, no TV and the continental breakfast consists of two or three pieces of fruit and one small piece of toast (cut in three pieces to make it look like more!)

Needless to say, we won't be coming back to Flowebud again.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I and My friend have 3 times come to Flowerbud. and this is the first time I stayed at Flowerbud 2. The place is very interesting. I really like this place. quieter than Flowerbud 1. has a nice pool, garden was very green. I stayed in double room. very comfortable for me. but one thing I don't like is the man as cleaning service who are less polite to the friends. how he can appreciate to the Guests if he can't appreciate with own friend? very unprofessional if a company like Flowerbud lowered by one person on staff. the staff must be polite at work. I hope the staff will be read this comment and understand what I mean.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Antonie M
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed four nights @ Flowerbud ll and didn't want to leave. What a perfect place to totally unwind and get back to basics. Gorgeous rustic bungalows, lovely staff and delicious food! The chef worked hard to cook us something special each night. Kids loved the surf & pancakes! Would be handy to have a small fridge in the bungalows. We will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Danigregory
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We chose to stay here on the second leg of our trip in order to be at Balangan Beach. For people who are not familiar with this area, this is not a place to stay if you want to be in the centre of nightlife.
In any case, waking up in the morning and going down the steps to surf at Balangan in 3 minutes was great! Flower Bud II is made up of rustic cute bungalows in a pristine garden with a nice pool. It's a bit like camping (you can hear the wind, the cows, the rooster in the morning and sometimes a gecko says hello in your veranda) so if you like the idea this is the plce for you. The place was well equipped against mosquitos (bed net, incense..). The bathroom is an outside Balinese one, with shower under the stars. The pool bar offers food and drinks and it's quite good if you don't feel like going out. Very relaxing stay.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Tilena T
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

WE were there for two weeks,location is good and The place very quiet. In general its a good place, clean, good garden and very nice swimming pool.
The problem comes with The service and staff. First of all, The breakfast that is included is horrible! Bad and poor, Cold toasts, juice that is only water,dry fruit salads. The food that WE ate for lunch and dinner is not so good.
The manager and the staff are a bunch of teenagers. They didnt provide any service when WE needed, when WE needed some advice they were only laughing and making fun of us. The people working there are very juvenil and dont take anything serious.
MESSAGE FOR THE STAFF: work in your activities and dont make fun with customers. Swedish-Spanish couple.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank zinkalex
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

For our second week in Bali, we chose a quite place, very close to the ocean, so we can relax and enjoy the beach, after our few days of trips around the island. We stayed at Flower Bud Two and we have been beautifully encounter with fresh juice and fruits and flowers all over the bed and the room as they remembered we were on our honeymoon. Now, it depends on the tastes, but we loved the bungalow as it was exactly as we expected and even more. We were looking for a private bungalow, made completely of wood, with not more than basics inside, not even tv and we found this place and it was perfect for us, everything around was green and very clean, very well maintained, with a beautiful pool and great staff. We were 3 minutes away from Balangan Beach, one of the most favorites places for surfers with its green beautiful color of Indian Ocean. We also found a very good restaurant by the beach,good value as well, a good place to eat and admire the sunset in the same time. Back to bungalows I would like to add that there is no hot water, but you don t really need it as is very humid and hot all the time, so it was perfectly fine for us and we loved the bathroom which was also outside, into the garden. We also had the lizards in the room, as we had them in Ubud, but we didn t mind as we started to get used to them and they were quite friendly, never came down from the ceiling and they were eating all the bugs and flies. We really enjoyed our stay at Flower Bud and in Bali in general, we had a honeymoon that we will always remember as our best trip of our lives.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laura F
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have stayed from 13th to 18th April. They take a very good care of the garden. They have when cocks hanging around but is not a problem because they disturb and everything is clean. There where like 3 couples apart from us. Very quiet and I liked the outdoor shower and the pool!. Negative things: Lack of staff bit nice people, with the moskito net is not enough, there's no TV(but is not really important) and.....I know that the bungalows are open so is not worthy to put A/C but is something reaaaally needed....something to cool down the room specially at Night. But I can repeat this place. Also the beach is 5 minutes walking. And I don't think is expensive.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Ingrid1978
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Address: Balangan Beach Street, Jimbaran 80364, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Jimbaran
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Jimbaran
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Jimbaran
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Jimbaran
#21 Spa Hotel in Jimbaran
Price Range: $34 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic rustic Balinese traditional beach bungalows close to Balangan Beach Our Bungalows built with mostly natural bamboo, wood and natural stones. Restaurant, Sharing pool, Spa and massage, tour service, rental bike/scooters and car. See you there...!!! ... more   less 
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