My partner, 2 year old son and I stayed here for a week recently, after being let down by another hotel we'd purchased through a group buying site.
We were happy when we arrived - the grounds are beautiful, and the Gladaks are quirky and colourful. The place is very peaceful, despite being on a main road.
We soon grew weary of the limited breakfast options included in our package, the "fake-on" served with each meal that was smaller than our child's palm. By the end of the week, waking up one morning in the increasingly saggy and horrendously uncomfortable bed, I turned to my partner, near tears, and exclaimed "I cannot take another one of those damn breakfasts!" We went out that day and had a real, full, hearty and amazing breakfast at The Porch cafe instead.
The 'restaurant' is set up like a little museum, with tacky trinkets and cliche ridden posters. My 2 year old dropped a bowl and knocked a toothpick holder - both broke. We were charged for these items - in Bali, where an entire family's meal costs under $20, we paid over $10 for these items. Not a lot, admittedly, but well beyond what the items were worth.
Our 2.5hr massage (enjoyed elsewhere, and much cheaper than the hotel's rates, even with the promised 50% off) was rendered useless as our aches and pains and twinges returned after another night in the uncomfortable bed.
All in all, I won't be going back. I had said I'd possibly go back for a night or two only, but the ridiculous charge for the bowl broken by a child tipped me over the edge. There are better, more comfortable hotels with better inclusions and better service. If you're thinking of going, I would suggest limiting your stay to only a couple of nights.
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