Second time staying here and it really is lovely. I have mobility problems (pain when walking and can't do stairs) so am always looking for hotels with lifts. The Sanur Beach is very wheelchair friendly. I stay in a deluxe room because I like that it is a little bit bigger.The things I like:
The staff are lovely and helpful.
The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Plenty of seats.
The breakfast buffet is over a 100 metres long so there is plenty of choice. In fact there is just about anything you can think of from miso soup to pancakes and waffles (yum). The egg lady is very good at cooking eggs the way you want them. Your coffee comes in your very own thermos to keep it hot and it is nice coffee too. The only negative is the bacon is typical Bali bacon. I think they cook it in the oven and it is like billtong. Apart from that everything is thought of. Since we were there previously they have even put nylon on the bottom of the chair legs to stop that horrible screeching noise as people push or drag them across the floor, as no-one seems to know how to lift a chair these days. (Grumpy not-so-old person syndrome) The live bali music at breakfast was very nice.
The gardens and the pools are really lovely and very clean. I don't like kids or the noise associated with them (yeah yeah so shoot me) so I like that there is a separate kids pool.
I love the huge separate shower and no bath. Don't have to do gymnastics over the bath to get into the shower.
Apart from breakfast and a couple of pizzas on room service (which were very good) we only ate one meal at the hotel, on Nyepi day. This was sensational. There was every possible food your heart could desire from tempura to the rarest, most tender roast lamb and beef and delicious deserts. If this was anything to go by the restaurants must be very good.
The hotel courtesy bus is very handy. It leaves every 20 minutes and goes to Hardys. When you are ready to go back to your hotel you know that there will be a bus available from Hardys after only a short wait.
The things that I don't like but can live with:
I think for anyone else the very firm beds would be comfortable but caused both of us (with wrecked bodies) some pain during the nights.
The fridge has to be unlocked when you arrive and the contents are marked so that you can't drink their drinks and then replace them later. The fridge could be a bit colder too and it is very small.
The Non-Happy hour: although a lovely setting on the beach front, cocktails are not included and are very expensive at 130,000Rp each and not that good. It is better to get a taxi (or walk if you can) to the Hyatt where it is a true happy hour from about 4pm and all drinks are half price and the margaritas are really nice.
The Wi-Fi in the room is pretty useless. If you stay logged in all the time it helps a little but not much and very frustrating. You have to go down to the lobby if you want stress free WiFi.
Things to be aware of:
Unless you are an early riser put the "do not disturb" sign out when you go to bed or else they will bang on your door from 7:30 onwards.
Bring a power board so you can plug everything in and recharge everything as there is (as is usual in Bali) only one power point. There is no power point (or shaver point) in the bathroom.
When you ask the concierge at the front door to get you a taxi, check the price. He will offer a price, you can either haggle or ask for a metered taxi, this is always the safest way to go. If he has to call a Bluebird because there are not metered taxis available it is a minimum of 25,000Rp.
Well, that's about it. Will definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming 5 star Hotel, with two large pools located right by the beach. Magnificent lush gardens and Hotel grounds with ample choice of restaurants & shops in Resort as well as just a stroll away.Suitable for the entire family from kids to grandpa... Just 20 minutes from the International airport. There is so much activity and things to do in lovely Sanur, the preferred address in Bali. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Hotel Sanur
- Beach Sanur
- Prama Sanur Beach Bali