I spent two weeks in Bali; one week in Sanur with my eldest daughter, and one week in Jimbaran in a private villa with my siblings and their broods.
Last time I visited Sanur I was seven years old, in 1977 (yes, I am an old lady...) and this trip I recognised little. However, Tamukami Hotel is old style Bali, with beautiful gardens, complete with two colourful caged birds who tweet songs if you give them some attention.
Our room was a very decent size, with comfortable beds and effective air conditioning. We had a bath and a shower, and although the products were of a cheapish nature, I really didn't mind considering what we paid for the hotel. A tip is if you go to Harvey's (about a 10 minutes walk down the main strip) you can buy shampoo, conditioner, body lotions, etc very inexpensively. No need to cart everything over from the UK like we did.
I always started my day with waking for breakfast whilst my daughter (who is 20) slept on. Breakfast is perfectly sufficient, and I really like the Bali coffee they served. I'd then go for an hour or so walk along the sea, saying hello to the locals, many who were preparing their gifts for the gods at this time. By the time I'd get back to the hotel, my daughter would be ready for a day of lounging around the pool reading books. They have a library of books you can borrow, with lots of holiday bonkbuster type toot. They provide towels for the pool, and for us, the pool was a perfect size. I bought a lilo (from Harvey's - which was the only place I could find one), and most of the time we had the pool to ourselves so I'd bob around on that, slapped to the nines with factor 50, I hasten to add...
The hotel was quiet, with apparently 11 of the 17 rooms booked. I think at one point we were the only English speaking people staying, and I like the fact it's quite international.
I love this hotel. I felt at home instantly. It's great value for money, with nothing fancy, but authenticity oozing from every pore. If you like a quiet, pretty, basic hotel, then I would easily recommend the Tamukami.
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