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Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan
Ranked #27 of 60 Hotels in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 14, 2014

To start with the positive: the Bungalows are in a really nice spot and the Balangan beach is only a few minutes to walk and a perfect spot for surfing. It´s not so good for taking a swim because there are a lot of very sharp stones in the water. But you can enjoy delicious food at a really small price directly on the beach. If you have a scooter (you can rent one for a fair price at the bungalows) you can take an adventures ride through the countryside and 10 minutes later you´ll be at the famous dreamland beach (good for swimming and surfing). The bungalows are beautiful and the gardens are nice. Now the negative things. During our stay there were several power blackouts resulting in NO power and NO water as the they don´t have a central water supply. Everyday comes a truck with more or less fresh water and the supplys are restocked, but when there is no power the pumps don´t work and you don´t have water in your bungalow. The staff apologized for that but they showed no intention to supply the guest with some bottled water. One time there was no water for about 9 hours. The breakfast is also a bit of a joke and you shouldn´t be hungry. You can have delicious stuff but it all costs extra, no matter if you have booked your room with or without breakfast. We tried to solve this with the staff directly but I´m not quite sure if they even understood what I meant. What you should also know - the Bungalows are far away from the next city. It´s nearly a 20 minute drive through Bali countryside on a very curvy road and some taxi drivers do not even know the place. There´s a small shop outside the bungalows but the prices are much higher than in the city. All in all I wouldn´t go there again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Really nice place to stay if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta etc. The rooms are nice and they have big outdoor bathrooms. What I liked was the quietness of the place, the food was really good and the swimming pool was amazing. What I didn't like was the fact that it is really far from any supermarket or anything. The beach is really not that great for swimming, is probably better for surfing and the road leading to it is bad, like ugly and dirty. If you want to go to a swimming beach that is absolutely beautiful and in the same area go to Dreamland beach. Other than that we had a nice time and would recommend it to someone looking for some quiet time.

Room Tip: Rooms seem to be all the same. Flower bud is divided into 1 and 2 with 1 being closer to the beach.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed in Sept 2010 and again in Sept 2013 and we were disappointed on our second visit.
Everything is a bit tired and worn out including the previously enthusiastic staff.
Our shower dripped constantly , the food wasn't as good as it had been in 2010 and it lacked the upbeat vibe of our previous visit.
Having said that, the gardens and pool are lovely and the staff were helpful with our enquiries and requests.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Stayed for 3 weeks in 2011 (yes I know was a while back but have not managed to find another place that comes close to Flower Bud) and loved every minute of it. The friendliness, the smiles and the helpfulness of the team there s unbelievable. No matter the time they always had smiles. The food was sublime, the smoothies to die for! The resort is spotless and well run and close to everything!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We arrived late at night and were really wondering where we were going as it seemed very remote! We found out from our driver that this was Belangan and not Jimbaran! Belangan is a lovely beach place, surrounded by dunes and coastal vegetation.

Flowerbud is a lively hotel, stone-throw away from the beach, which is a cute bay with some beach huts. There you have a great wave for advanced wave surfing, great reef. If you're not up for it, watching is great too! Not touristy, lots of surfers.

The grounds and huts of Flowerbud were very well-kept and staff was very polite, nice and helpful.

30 min to Jimbaran to have the famous seafood on the beach, and 75 min to Kuta/Seminyak.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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D_Goen, Director of Sales at Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Dear Ms. Mirlockfer,

Thank you for your review.

We are delighted to hear that you have found a memorable vacation at our accommodation, all we have to offer is dedicated to our loyal guests included your self.

Thank you for your kind comments and contributions to the development of our accommodation.
look forward to your next stay with us.

Best regards,

Gde Gunada.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our 5 night stay at Flower Bud was fantastic. The accommodation was quaint, rustic, but impecably clean. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. And the food was sublime!! We thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay. Thank you!

Room Tip: Our room was set away from the pool and the restaurant, so even though there are only 8 chalets, I t...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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D_Goen, Director of Sales at Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear BronwynFirth,

Thank you for your review.
We are glad that you have enjoyed all we have to offer.

Look forward to your next stay with us.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Gde Gunada.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed at FB1 and despite the bungalows needing a bit of TLC (maintenance) and the stupidity of being quoted in US dollars and then being expected to pay IDR, I loved the place, overall. See all the other reviews for all the other relevant stuff, I would only like to add that I thought the staff were great (much,much better than across the road at Seaview bungalows) and together with the location and general vibe of the place, made FB 1 a terrific place to stay for a relaxing beach side break from the somewhat chaotic feel of a large part of Bali.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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D_Goen, Director of Sales at Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Dear Carrum Jetty,

Thank you for your review on overall aspect of the area and our accommodation.
We are happy that you finally enjoy your vacation, because that is the most important thing in our concern. We are planning some upgrades and renovations this year, hopefully soon after we will able to meet our market demand and request as much as possible.
Most important that we will make our best effort to make everyone vacation a memorable ones on the southwest part of Bali peninsula.

Once again on this great opportunity we would like to express our highest gratitude for your contributions to the developments in our accommodation.

Best regards,

Gde Gunada.

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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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Jimbaran
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Jimbaran
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Jimbaran
#22 Spa Hotel in Jimbaran
Price Range: $41 - $57 (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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