What can I say about the Barong...the positives- in a great spot, central to everything, the pools & grounds were great and the staff that we came into contact with were friendly. The breakfast was quite ok and we had no problems with anything being stolen but then we did leave our stuff locked up in safety boxes provided in reception. The air conditioner was excellent and great to come into the room and cool down after much jalan jalan.
It is such a shame that the rooms have been allowed to get so run down and grotty, nothing that a good scrubbing and bleach could not fix..this goes for the towels and bedding linen too..all of it was grey. After the first night I was horrified to pull the doona right back to find blood stains on the sheets...Arrhhhh The staff only seem to do a surface clean and the shower and toilet area grouting is disgusting.
The mattress in our room was as hard as rock and seeings we were staying 11 nights I asked for it to be replaced...3 times...each time I was told that it would but realised in the end I was only being given lip service and gave up. Tv reception is crap...sometimes it would have been great to have come home from a busy day shopping and relax to watch something...they did have an inhouse movie playing most times but using a bad pirated dvd bought from the local dvd shop that usually stopped and started etc..they have satelite tv showing in the restaurant so unsure of why that could not be pumped through to the rooms too.
I just loved the location of this hotel though and even in saying all the negatives I would have considered about staying here again until I saw the mould running up the walls around the head area of our bed and the thick dust that I had been breathing in that was around the edges of the bed base that the mattress sat in.
One patron who visits the Barong a lot and stays for a month at a time said that he goes and buys bleach from a mini mart and pays staff extra to go into his room and clean it for him. Something you may like to consider doing if you choose to stay here...Apparently the current owners are fairly new so maybe there is hope for the Barong yet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location, Location, Location....nothing beats the reigning Grand Barong Resort famous address, situated within Poppies Lane II and I, Kuta where everything is just a walk away from the renowned Kuta Beach, Beack Walk Mall, Shopping arcades, Eateries, Cafes and Entertainments are found within the distance. Our ‘Royal Jack’ Sportbar is at site to offer you Sport Lovers, full on sport tv satellites with pre-determined schedules to make sure you won’t miss your favourite sports. Grand Barong Resort is probably the only hotel with a resort concept of lush tropical garden, serene ambience and options of superior, deluxe, suites, executive suite, family and lagoon pool access rooms with full bathroom amenities, facilities and service to make your stay just perfect!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barong Hotel Kuta
- Grand Barong Resort Bali/Kuta