The positives; well located, with great beach view from the restaurant and in easy walking distance to some massage parlors, shops and good restaurants. The taxi drivers that are within the hotel driveway are very knowledgeable and friendly offering fair rates. Ask for Putu, he is wonderful!! The hotel staff are also very friendly and helpful. That unfortunately is where the positives end.
The negatives; the rooms are not as per the hotel website but are dingy, dirty and for the price are simply not worth it. We were initially put into a room on the first floor where rooms are very dark backing onto a closed passage. We asked to move to the ground floor. The toilet would not flush through and leaked. The shower would switch between boiling hot and freezing cold about 5 times in 5minutes, which made showing very difficult. We reported both and while the toilet was 'fixed' (it leaked less), the shower issue remained (although we weren't ever given an update). The bathroom was also not very clean and stained. The cupboard also still had 2 pairs of underware in it, who knows how long they had been lurking there for? The TV was barely worth turning on as the signal was so bad that you could not watch it. There was also old dry blood on our bedsheets!! No wifi in the bedrooms. Room walls so thin that we could hear the TV on in the next room.
A slightly separate comment, which is neither good nor bad, but worth noting, is that my husband and I were the youngest people at the hotel by about 35years (we are 30 years old). Which means that there is a lot of shouting at breakfast time as couples talk to one another so that their partner can hear them :) the thin hotel walls therefore are probably enhanced by older folk talking loudly to one another.
It really is a pity as the hotel has potential. We will not be back as better value can be found pretty much anywhere else.
We however can recommend the driver Putu, and if you are in the area it would be worth walking there to meet him and ask him to drive you around for your time in Bali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and relax in the tropical splendor of the Besakih Beach hotel. Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens 80 attractive Balinese Bungalows offer the ideal setting for you to enjoy the delights of the Bali Coastline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Besakih Beach Hotel Sanur, Bali
- Besakih Beach Sanur