I had a pleasant stay in the Bumas for 10 days as part of a package holiday.
The Bumas is not really a hotel at all. It is a bed and breakfast establishment with very basic facilitiies. A hotel would have a bar, a proper restaurant, fridges in the rooms and decent TV's. My room was very clean as were the bedding and towels. The bedding and towells are old, but they are clean. The pillows were shabby and smelled a bit of other peoples occupation. On 4 occasions I had no hot water, including my arrival night, which was not pleasant after travelling for 31 hours. The water pressure was pretty poor from the shower, which seemed a bit odd given that the basin tap was like a geyser.
The staff are simply wonderful and are very sweet and helpful. They always have a smile for you and if you have a problem they are very adept at handling it for you. The amount of times I saw people having a moan abouit the breakfast begars belief. The kitchen staff must be at their wits end having to constantly deal with this problem. I really felt sorry for them. The breakfast was fine for me as all I usually eat is fruit and toast which is always available.
The Bumas is in a great location and has one of Sanurs most famous restaurants at the end of the street. I ate their several times and the food is good and service excellent. A little further along the street to the right of the Bumas their is a little shop and restaurant. Their is also a sweet lady who does laundry at incredibly cheap prices. Look for the 3ft high white board leaning againat a wall listing the laundry prices. To the right of that is an archway leading to private housing. Just go in through the arch and ask the 1st person you see "laundry?" and they will point you in the right direction. A shirt and pair of trousers cost me 50 pence (GBP) and was perfectly cleaned.
The Bumas is in a great location and it is very quiet. The gardens and swimming pools are quite beautiful. The staff are great but this is all let down by the way this place is being run. I would have been happy to have paid a little more for my holiday just to have some better facilities. Such a shame and such a waste. Hopefully a lottery winner will buy it and impove things. I hope so, because the staff deserve better.
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