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Hotel Melamun
Ranked #1 of 36 Singaraja B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hasselt, Belgium
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3 reviews
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“Perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at melamun for 3 nights!our first impression was that the staff was very friendly and helpfull!the breakfast is great and for the dinner you dont have to go outside,the restaurant has many choices and if you re lucky the staff will give you a live performance!the owner John and his wife,who we unfortunately didn't see,will help you if you've got any problems!
Tip: if you want to go out for snorkeling or diving and watch the dolphins...BOOK at the hotel!they garantee everything and you dont will be ripped off at THE beach where you pay 3times als much!
Next time we ll be at lovina...we ll book again at melamun!

Thanks to all the staff that made our stay wonderful!

Greetings

Ruud en Debby from Belgium

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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waitomo
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115 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our room was clean, modern and comfortable, with a great shower and lovely verandah to sit and watch the birds in the lush undergrowth. The swimming pool was lovely and refreshing. We experienced the most amazing thunderstorm just next to the swimming pool - it was very close and the lightning and thunderclaps went on for nearly an hour with torrential rain - extraordinary display. Completely unseasonal. The food at the cafe was all good. We also went to Le Jaenzen - it's only just down the road, but nice to have free transport at night. Worth going just for the building - and the food was delicious. We talked quite a bit with Suzi the owner of Hotel Melamum and admire what she has done and is doing for her workers, as well as for the children of the local fishing village. The girls came and practised their traditional dancing while we were having lunch and we were highly impressed by their concentration and the difficult skills learnt in such a short time. Bravo! Long may this continue.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank colinWaitomo
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Sydney
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We booked for this hotel although when we arrived they didn't have any record of it. Given that its owned by an Australian it was ironic that it was the only place on our trip that didn't. Anyway - we were given a room and it was really like walking into a 1970s Australian seaside motel. Indeed looking out of the french windows which look immediately out onto the pool and absorbing the atmosphere it actually felt like being in an Australian seaside motel in the 70s.

We immediately went away and looked for somewhere else. We also then discovered that the hotel itself is a very long way from the main part of Lovina where there are really nice shops and restaurants and to get there you have to walk along a really busy road.

Now, it may well be that the food was fantastic and the service brilliant but just a warning - if you want a Balinese experience you probably won't get it here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Balmaintraveller
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Gunnison, Colorado
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191 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

A stay at Suzi's Hotel Melamun is so much more than a place to sleep or arrange tours. Suzi is a wonderful Australian who wants to empower and educate locals in the Lavina area. She opened the lodge to help employ almost two dozen people and spends her profits on both upgrading the facilities and enriching her employees life through helping them with medical and educational opportunities for their families.

The facility itself is wonderful. Clean, cool rooms, a quiet veranda, excellent restaurant and relaxing pool greets you. The staff is happy to arrange tours. We enjoyed snorkeling both locally and at the national park, seeing the dolphins (which is a bit intrusive on the pod), and a trip to the market and local textile factory which created gorgeous sarongs etc. All were inexpensive trips well worth the time. We also ate twice at Le Jaenzan a nearby restaurant which will provide free transport to and from your hotel. It had some of the best food we have eaten in 10 months of travel! I would come back to visit the wonderful family like staff at the lodge and eat at Le Jaenzan again in a heartbeat!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Y1964oung
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed in the bungalow, which was basic yet comfortable. Suzy and her staff were very warm and friendly. When they realized we were on our honeymoon, they surprised us with a beautiful home made cake and a musical performance by staff. It was such a memorable evening. The human touch is what makes this B&B such a special place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eden A
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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We just stayed 1 night. While we arrived around 10pm, the staff was waiting for us and room was ready.

We had a dolphin watching and snorkeling trip on the next day morning. Hotel staff waked up us on 5.30am, drove us to the beach directly. And the staff took us to see dolphins with his boat; after that, we snorkeled around Lovina. The trip was about 2hrs and cost IDR 160,000 per person. After the trip, we just walked back to hotel and had breakfast, so relaxing.

The hotel is run by an Australian Lady. Everything is just perfect for a short stay. Clean room, big bathroom (a little bit dark), nice garden and lovely pool. Close to the beach (5 mins walking); however, it's not a walkable distance from hotel to city center.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FabulousLinda
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Adelaide
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed our stay. We received a warm welcome by staff and the owner Susie. Our room overlooked the pool and the beautiful Balinese garden. There are many good restaurants nearby. The hotel will arrange a transfer to the central area, a 5 minute trip by car.

Staff were helpful and friendly and we loved the complimentary coffee service provided at the restaurant, poolside or to your room. A must is a visit to Le Jaenzan restaurant. An experience not to be missed.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PatAdelaide
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Property: Hotel Melamun
Address: Jl. Laviana 7 | Kalibukbuk Banyualit, Singaraja, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Singaraja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Singaraja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Melamun 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Away from the hustle and bustle of Southern Bali, the coastline of Northern Bali is still pristine with natural sandy beaches, mountain and waterfalls. The Lovina Beach is renowned for dolphin watching, diving, snorkeling, and spectacular backdrop for sunset watching. From here, you can charter a boat to Menjangan island, home to amazing preserved coral reef. Drive to the streets of Ubud, where plenty of shops selling traditional handicrafts, wood carvings, jewellery and paintings. At its heart, Melamun Hotel is an excellent place to enjoy your experience of the 'untouched' Bali. Melamun Hotel, with its lush garden setting, superb facilities and impeccable service, offers privacy and tranquility. Rejuvenate your mind and body in our Sundara Chocolate Spa. Unwind with a fine meal and glass of wine in our Istana Nelayan Restaurant. Melamun Hotel is the place for you to enjoy your holiday and give you a glimpse of how the contemporary and the classic are intertwined on this legendary island. ... more   less 
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