I reviewed this hotel in September and again now after our stay in December 2009. We had 2 standard rooms for my family and our friend had a superior room. The hotel is nearing the completion of scheduled renovations of 2 blocks of standard rooms but we were not inconvenienced by this at all. Noise was kept to a minimum and it was interesting to see the progress. I managed to look inside one of the 'new' rooms and the results were very good. New lights, ceiling and walls, bathroom renovation (the bathtub has been removed) and there is a new good sized shower and vanity. The upstairs rooms have a new railing on the balcony and timber has been re stained where necessary. There is also new tiling on patios, steps and other various areas. I asked if the other standard rooms were to be refurbished but the answer was 'not at this stage'. The person I asked did not know if TV's or any other facilities were to be added to the 'new' rooms. The other major work is the complete replacement of the pavers in the central courtyard and a lot of the garden has been cleared to make way for this but the gardener was busy re planting grass and other plants. The water feature was also re painted. As for the rooms we stayed in although they are a bit dated and could do with a bit of a facelift they were clean, large and comfortable. The standard rooms are larger than the superior and have bigger windows to allow for more natural light. The air con worked well in the two standard rooms we had (number 6 & 7) but not so well in room number 2 the superior room. All rooms have a small fridge, none have tea and coffee making facilities and there is only a TV in the superior room. Bed linen and towels are replaced each day and two bottles of water are left in the room free of charge. The restaurant serves the usual choice of eggs any style, bacon, pancake, tea and coffee and juice for breakfast and you can also help yourself to fresh fruit, toast and a few pastries. Some mornings there is also two men playing gamelan at the restaurant. We did try the restaurant for lunch one day but found the food we chose rather basic yet fresh. Room service is also offered. The pool was kept clean and there are sun loungers available both here and on the beach front. There is free wifi at the restaurant. Vila Shanti has an excellent beach front location. It is not easy to get a beach front hotel in Sanur for this price. There are plenty of great restaurants and shops all walking distance. If you are after a good budget priced beach front hotel then this place is worth considering.
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