Kolonial House (from AU$40 per night) is a piece of charming elegance tucked up a side-street in Sanur. It is a two minute walk to the beach and Power of Now Oasis (owend by Kolonial crew). Good places for breakfast within 200 metres include Art Cafe and Gardenia - popular with travellers but good quality and value too. Breakfast is not included in room rate at Kolonial (unusual for Bali) which is why I mention the local brekky spots.
Kolonial is at the southern end of Sanur but an easy bike ride into the hub. You can hire bikes next door to Gardenia.
Sanur is the hooker capital of Bali, so I found out, and there is a "girlie" bar across the road from Kolonial. However, even the late-night doof-doof music music the staff warned me about wasn't heard - and I was a front room - nor did the "trade" ever encroach. Wouldn't have known it was there had they not mentioned it.
I stayed initially in room 3 then room 2. Both comfortable, spacious, clean, tasteful and with veranda. French double-doors add to the "colonial" ambience. Ceiling fans, aircon, foxtel, fridge, hot water and good water pressure. No baths - a bit of an issue for me as I loooooove my baths...but the massive shower heads offered the heavenly tropical downpour experience. Was fine.
Clean, tasteful, relaxing and cosy - you feel you are part of a small family at Kolonial. Easy to meet the other guests - there are only six rooms - and the pool is the central hub.
For the price, location and quality, Kolonial is definitely worth a visit. Always apprehensive to share jewels such as this but it's good for their business (as long as I can still get a reservation next time in Sanur!!!).
Ideal for solo travellers and couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kolonial House is a beautiful small boutique Guesthouse, located in a peaceful neighborhood in Sanur, just 200 meters away from the beach. Top quality facilities, with character furnishing, a large pool and gazebo create a peaceful warm atmosphere.All rooms are fully equipped with free internet access, Satellite TV, hot&cold water shower, freezer, safety box and air conditioner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kolonial House Sanur, Bali