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“Quiet & Laid Back”

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Puri Mesari Hotel & Suites
Ranked #33 of 82 Hotels in Sanur
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This charming little hotel, while only 10-12 minutes walk from the beach, gives you the sense that it is a long way away from anywhere. Secluded and quiet, the guest rooms are nestled amongst flowering plumeria trees and other greenery. There is an inviting pool and a small fish pond featuring Balinese fountains in the main courtyard, which is also right next the the hotel's open-air restaurant. The grounds at night are lovely when all lit up, and are quite romantic.

We saw that there was a reading room and a business office, though we didn't check either out.

Our guest room was huge, closer to a suite, really, with a separate sitting room, and a large vanity area between the bedroom and bathroom. The partially open-air bathroom was huge, and was actually kind of fun once you become accustomed to it. The bed was enormous and very comfortable, and the AC worked very well. There is plenty of closet space in the double closet (though note: few hangers). Wi-fi reception was pretty decent, and there was ample hot water in the bath. There is a fridge and mini-bar, stocked with some local beer, water and sodas, and an electric kettle. Rooms have small safes tucked into the closet, (though ours wasn't bolted down so I don't know how safe it really was). Most of the rooms have little patios with a couple of chairs where you can sit outside and relax.

The continental breakfast which is included in the room price was nothing to write home about, but it was perfectly acceptable. We didn't eat at the hotel other than to have breakfast or to enjoy a few beers poolside at night, but the dinner specials on the reader board looked decent enough. There are a few lovely restaurants a quick walk down the road, and plenty along the boardwalk at Sanur Beach.

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful and arranged our pickup and drop-off to the airport with no hassles. You can also rent bikes and motor scooters at the front desk, or have them arrange any sightseeing tours you wish. Communicating in English with them was no difficulty at all.

Some things to note, which may or may not be considered drawbacks to some:

Privacy was not a factor at all, but the fact that the bath is partially open-air can mean you'll get more visits from bugs, mosquitoes in particular -- Bali is a tropical island after all. We honestly didn't find this to be a big issue, but I just want to point it out to anyone who might be concerned. The upstairs rooms have fully enclosed baths, if you don't think the al fresco route is for you.

Additionally, the bathroom shower heads are hand-held models, and at least in our room, due to the awkward placement of the hanger and the shortness of the cord, showering was slightly tricky. The tub is huge and totally open, but the spray from the shower only reaches a small corner of the tub so you do have to kind of hunch over to make use of it. It also tends to soak the floor surrounding. It's not a big deal, but worth mentioning in case you're more picky about that.

There are only a limited number of lounge chairs around the pool (like 6, I think). Again, we didn't find this to be problematic since when we were at the pool we were IN the pool, but if you want to be able to spend long days lounging beside the pool it might be tough if there is another family there ahead of you. The pool was never crowded while we were there, but getting chairs to camp on wouldn't have been easy.

There was no television in the guest room -- I assume that's the case throughout the hotel, though I could be wrong. We didn't miss it one bit, but I feel I should point it out.

There is also no elevator, though each building is only 2 stories. Make note if you're handicapped.

The downstairs rooms surrounding the pool didn't seem to have a lot of privacy if you wanted to open the curtains. I would suggest getting an upstairs room or one toward the back of the property if privacy is an issue for you.

The prices were very reasonable and our overall experience at Puri Mesari was quite enjoyable; I would recommend it highly, as long as you understand what you're getting. The hotel has a wonderful feel to it, but it is not luxurious -- it's more like staying at a friend's cozy guest cottage than at a hotel. If you keep that in mind, you'll love it. If you need fancy amenities or bustling activity, this place is not for you.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Based at the edge of Sanur we loved the quiet setting of this hotel and had a wonderful stay. The outdoor shower was great!
The staff is super friendly and always there for you. The mattrass could have been a more comfortable and the airco was noisy. But except for that for sure a recommended place to stay!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

if you want to party and disco-this hotel is not for you. it is a quiet beautiful place with live fish in the pond and small swimming pool. a 10 minutes walk from the beach. always friendly staff ready to help. good breakfast. will back for sure!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The hotel is really good value for money, the room was a decent size, had a fridge and aircon and was very clean. I would've liked some of the glass in the windows to be frosted maybe as there's no privacy when you open the curtains, but this is really nitpicking! I was a bit worried about the outdoor bathroom and mosquitos but this wasn't a problem. The complimentary breakfast was nice. The staff are all so friendly, always smiling and really helpful. There's a great restaurant fairly nearby called Art Cafe Warung - very tasty food! Plus the beach is not far away.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We corresponded via email with this hotel and found them to be very efficient, the manager gave me his mobile number and was very accommodating when our plans changed and we arrived late one night a few nights before our reservation. This quiet little place is a real gem, looked after by possibly the most efficient staff I have come across in our many trips to Bali. We moved rooms after inspecting another room after our first night and the staff were excellent in organising this. After a slip on the stairs, a real first aid kit was also brought speedily to our room.

The shallow pool is well kept and staff assist with any request, we are looking forward to our next stay here. It is a little south of the main Sanur strip, making it nice and quiet!

Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Puri Mesari is a beautiful little treasure that everybody should discover.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Puri Mesari for the first 5 days of our trip, and we loved it so much that at the end of our 3 weeks travelling around Bali and surrounding islands we decided to go back to Puri Mesari for our last night as it felt like home!
The staff are fantastic, especially Linda who works on reception. Always ready to help you with a smile. Her knowledge of Bali really added value to our trip.
I would recommend that you stay here for at least part of your trip, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Let me start by saying that if you would choose a Novotel over a Chateau, this is not the place for you. This hotel is situated up a little lane and even our taxi driver drove past twice trying to find it. Once inside the entrance you discover the Dr Who Tardis of hotels. The reception overlooks the pool area and rooms, (we took 2 rooms for my wife, two teenagers and myself), staying in the deluxe and superior rooms.

The rooms are fairly basic, without a TV or radio, but what you get instead is a peaceful place with some character. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are clean, but every now and again you notice a broken tile or a mark on the ceiling. Do I think it's an issue, no, not at all because overall I would recommend this place to friends and stay again.

If you want perfection, the. This isn't for you. If you want honesty and a reasonable price and a beautiful setting. This is pretty good.

Walk out if the drive, turn left and then right at the big tree and you are at the beach. 5 minutes exactly. Enjoy

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Address: Jalan Mertasari 66 | Sanur Kauh, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
#14 Family Hotel in Sanur
Price Range: $34 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Puri Mesari Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Puri Mesari is a charming small, private hotel with friendly and personalized service. Our site is perfect for guests seeking for an intimate accomodation in a peaceful environment. ... more   less 
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