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“Strategic, Affordable and Pleasant hotel to stay”
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Saimai Residence
Ranked #97 of 287 Kuta B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed here recently from 5 September 2013-10 September 2013. Room 102- Near to the reception area but the bonus-we were able to have internet access all day round. It is a superior room with 2 single beds. There is another category which is the superior suite. Booked the room through Agoda and the Hotel do not require any deposit nor credit card as misc charges throughout the stay. All staff were polite, friendly and helpful and they keep smiling all the time. Although the room was small, we were happy for the entire stay, suited the budget we spent and who needs bigger room when one will not be in the room for the entire stay?

Yes, it is a budget hotel but with a 5 star service, I shall say. No pool but you feel relaxed when staying here. Location is very strategic as being said in previous reviews and though it is nearby to everything, it is still located in a quiet road, which is a bonus. The neighbor is the Kuta Theater Magic Show. Yup, people need to scale up some steps to get to the Hotel, but will not take all your energy. The staff will help you with your luggage(s) if you need them.

Breakfast served in the lounge area outside the reception hall. You get to choose either American/Continental or Asian breakfast with coffee/Tea or juice of your choice. They will send your breakfast to your room if you are lazy enough to get out of your room in the morning. Be reminded that superior room do not have coffee/tea making facilities as superior suite does. But I guess you can always try to request for a kettle if you need it. No fridge in the room but it is okay, we don't need them. The housekeeper will turn on the AC after cleaning the room so that your room will be in the right temperature when you come back to your room-good job housekeeper!

If your room is far from the reception area, you can always hang out at the lounge area inside or outside (if you smoke), to play with your gadgets and get connected to the internet. Hotel can arrange pick up to and from the airport. Taxis also easy to hail from ground floor of the hotel or you can walk to the bigger road which is just 1 minute walking time. There are shops selling souvenirs and just anything you need along the road that leads either to Discovery Mall or Jalan Pantai Kuta. ATM, yes, nearby as well as massage shop, bar and oh yeah practically anything.

The best part of our stay was the 5 star service and smile from the staff. They will help you if you need anything, without hesitation. I recommend this hotel to those looking for a budget place to stay but nearby to everything in Kuta. The negative reviews, well, that I think is just their personal opinion. I believe the majority patrons/customers of this hotel are satisfied with what they spent and get. If you need swimming pool, then fork out more money to stay at a bigger hotel. For us, bed, AC, security, breakfast, staff politeness and friendliness as well as clean and cheap are the factor to consider when staying in a Hotel, especially in Kuta as we can use the extra money for other purposes, maybe massage or buying souvenirs..or pubs maybe?

Thank you to the staff and Management of this Hotel who keep entertaining us and looking after our needs throughout the stay. Forgot some names but remember some- Gede, Ari, Ananta, Eka, Ana and so on..thank you so much...we are planning to come back for New Year Celebration from 28 December 2013- 2 January 2014. See you and thank you again.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The location is near with all things that you need as a traveler. Restaurant,bank,mall,beach and nighlife! By walking distance you can go to the beach (10-15minutes). The bank just near the corner, the spa in front of the hotel and a few step to Bubba Gump, Waterbom Bali and Discovery Mall. Next to the hotel , is a Kuta Theather, the must watch show when you in Bali and guest stayed at Saimai will get a special discount. I definitely will stay again at Saimai next time!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Shima S
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We staied at Saimai Reidence for four nights and all in all it was a nice hotel, clean, very friendly and helpful staff and affordable. We had a king size bed and the room included nice fresh smelling towels. Unfortunately the room didnt have a fridge but that was alright too...the supermarket was just a few hundret meters down the main street. The Hotel was rather quiet and it is in a side street, which was very good. No noisy street, no partying near the hostel that was disturbing. Breakfast was alright too. Unfortunately you could only chose one breakfast ( american, continental, indonesian) from the menu but it was alright for the start in the morning.
As i mentioned, Staff was very nice, looking out for you to get you the best deal with transport and information.
Unfortunately the bathroom was very small. Small basin and when you shower the whole toilet and floor gets wet - no shower curtain.
I would stay there again :-) It has ariconditioning too and windows you can open!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

we booked in advance for this residence and it was a very good things, the room is big perfectly clean, the king size bed just awesome. the staff is very nice, friendly. we can do lundry. and the must: the breakfast in the room or in the terasse with fresh juice and a lot of choice of different kind of breakfast. definitely very good, and calm in the big noise of Kuta! go eyes closing.
a very good price for the quality

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Cheap inn style accommodation that does the job. The rooms are very spacious with king size beds, amazing air con and a great tv. The bathroom is a little outdated but nonetheless very clean. Staff service rooms daily and are all incredibly friendly. Breakfast is great quality.
This is definitely 'no frills' accommodation as it doesn't have a pool or many of the features of the resorts. It's definitely worth the stay though if you're looking for budget accommodation.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very spacious room and 5 star bed, with good channel LCD TV, good staff, good breakfast, good location. The only thing bad is to carry your luggage walk up stairs to the hotel which is 1 floor up. No swimming pool and gym provided.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Yeuhwa
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Saimai hotel was quite pleasant. We were able to sleep well because the room was comfortable and quiet. It had a great TV with a full channel line-up. AC was also working well. The staff was very nice. The staff also served a decent breakfast with a fresh fruit juice (which has to be my favorite thing about this hotel). It was a good 5-10 minute walk to the beach and Kuta square, and 5 minutes to discovery mall.

What I didn't like about the room was that our door didn't close. We had to really pull and make a banging noise for it to close. It was also hard to lock it. I also didn't appreciate how brown our sheets and towels looked. The bathroom was also tiny; and the water was cut off for a while in the morning. Last, and my biggest complaint, no wi-fi coverage in our room. We had to go to the lobby to use the wi-fi. It was also hard to connect to its wifi. It took me two days before I could connect to its wi-fi.

The hotel's surroundings are a little scary at night. It's best to walk in groups. It was also hard for the taxi drivers to locate this hotel. We just got off at the nearest well-known resto and walked to the hotel.

All in all, it was decent. I am glad I stayed in this hotel for my first time in Bali but I think I'll try other hotels when I come back. Nevertheless, it was worth its price.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank RenClark
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Additional Information about Saimai Residence

Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Pertokoan Kuta Centre 8X Blok B 2nd Fl, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Kuta
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Ranked #97 of 287 B&Bs / Inns in Kuta
Price Range: $11 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saimai Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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