We chose the Sudamala because of it's location in Sanur, is reasonably new and because most of the beach hotels rated so bad.
First up, the place is beautifully designed with a modern twist on Balinese style. It consists of two compounds really, the first a square lawn around which many of the villas are and the second the pool area.
The staff are fantastic and very smiley and helpful. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived so they led us to the pool area to wait for 20 minutes or so.
We chose to stay in a deluxe suite and were not disappointed. I think this is one of the best designed rooms I have ever stayed in. The main room has the bed and that alone is huge, a balcony extends off this. The bathroom sink and wardrobe area is separated by sliding doors and then there are glass doors which separate the toilet and shower wet room, this area is outside as the window is just bars. An ingenious design which brings the bungalow style into a standard hotel space. The bed and pillows were very comfy.
Breakfast is served in what is essentially the hotel restaurant which is located outside the main hotel area and by the road. This is a bit of a shame as it is away from the internal calm atmosphere of the hotel. However, the breakfast menu is extensive and you can order as much as you like.
The pool has to be almost half Olympic and is a lovely cool and clean. Great for laps although it is only a consistent 1.3m deep.
Only minor issues to be aware of is the fact that the hotel is bang smack in the middle of a busy area and noise travels up and over the hotel fenceline quite easily. Most annoying is a very noisy buzzing coming from an electricity pylon very close to the lawn area and our second floor room.
Also, as nice as the open bathroom is I did feel a little exposed at night with the light on as the curtain is just a thin reed affair and felt quite sure it provided good entertainment to the rooms opposite.
Also recommended is the Beach styled restaurant directly opposite the hotel entrance, excellent food and value.
Overall, we would happily return any day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the calm and relaxed environment of Sanur where centuries of Balinese art and cultural history have been nurtured, Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur offers you the perfect home for your Bali getaway. Like the environment that surrounds us, we have taken great care to preserve the artistic and traditional values of Bali into the design of our resort. So we invite you to stay in one of our spaciously elegant and cosy rooms and immerse yourself in our cultural soul or "Taksu" as it is known locally to experience our dedication in friendly local hospitality. ... more less
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