The gardens and grounds of the Sanur have to be amongst the best of any hotel we have stayed in. Beautiful and immaculately kept.
The location, directly on the beach is perfect.
The two large, clean swimming pools were never crowded. Lots of very comfortable sun beds with shade around the pool and on the beach.
Breakfast was superb - so much choice it was quite incredible.
Without a doubt I would have given the Sanur a five star rating had it not been for our room We had booked no smoking de luxe room with garden view. The room we were taken to after check in was beautiful - very bright, clean and attractive with a lovely bathroom. However, when we stepped on to the balcony the view was not of gardens but a back alley. Not somewhere you would want to sit with your morning coffee or evening wine!
Reception were quite helpful and offered to show us a smoking double room or a non smoking twin. We chose to look at the smoking room and as it did not have the faintest smell of smoke said that we would take that. Unfortunately the room was really dowdy compared with the first one and the bathroom particularly in need of a serious update. The storage space was severely limited. No drawers at all and safe took up most of the wardrobe space. Admittedly we didn't look at the other room option. We had had three flights from San Francisco and had lost track of how long it was since we had last slept properly - all we wanted to do was shower, unpack and relax on the beautiful beach not look at more rooms.
It is worth looking at the hotel's own website for rates - we found them the best of the many we checked.
We arranged to be met at the airport by a hotel car. So glad we did. A driver was there waiting for us and we didn't have the hassle of finding a taxi and wondering if we would be "ripped off" when we didn't have a clue where we were going.
As we were walking out of the hotel one day we were approached by a taxi driver out of the hotel car park asking if we needed a taxi. Out of interest I asked the price of an airport transfer - half the price of the hotel car. We were a little unsure at first but decided that as they were using the hotel car park and able to pick us up in reception they were probably o.k. and so arranged the trip. As we checked out our driver (a lovely man who spoke good English) was waiting for us and we had a comfortable ride back to the airport. He said he could do pick ups from the airport and had list of prices in the back for bookable tours. I think it was about £40 for a full day. This was something we would definitely have done had we known. I have his number which I am happy to pass on. Or maybe look in the car park for Nyoman Sujaya Tour Service.
An excellent tip I picked up from a previous Trip Advisor review was about the very good laundry just across the road from the hotel and down a little lane (well signed). We had already had two weeks of travelling before the Sanur and had nearly two more to go after. Consequently I really did need some laundry doing! I took a suitcase full. The lot was done for £5 (£1 a kg). It was ready, as promised, the next day - all beautifully washed and ironed and smelling so fresh. When we gave the gentleman an extra 50p he made us feel like the secret millionaires he was so grateful..
Much has been said about the restaurants just left along the beach from the hotel. we tried two of them. The food was good and the setting beautiful. It is also worth giving Donalds, just opposite the hotel a try. Think the food was better - it just doesn't have the setting.
The only regret we have about the Sanur is that we didn't plan to stay for a few more days. Even though we weren't impressed with the room we would definitely return and maybe hope to get a better one next time!
- 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