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“Pondok Ayu” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pondok Ayu
Ranked #6 of 76 Hotels in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
Green Point NSW Aust
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Pondok Ayu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Into second week of staying at Pondok Ayu. Yet again Gede and his staff are tremendous hosts. This is our second time here at Pondok and the friendliness and professional service continues. Looking forward to the next week here at Pondok Ayu. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Barb_Bennett, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
So good to have you return to Pondok and we all hope to see you again another time.

Regards,
From Gede Kartaya and all Pondok Staff.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Just adding a confirmation to the mass of reviews already on here lauding this wonderful, charming place! We had the opportunity to spend 5 nights in the beautiful suite and it was just brilliant. The hosts and staff were fantastic and there were many little touches such as the turn down service that you would normally only see at much pricer places. The included value is just tremendous.

Due to my wife's mobility issues after breaking her foot in Bali, we were pretty much shut in to the hotel with our two young children, but for those 5 days, we wouldn't have traded it for any where else!

Some tips:

This is a small boutique hotel some distance from the beach and town. It's location, somewhat isolated from the touristy area, is a plus if you prefer a more tranquil setting. Both the beach and town can be accessed by foot within 15-20 or so minutes, even with kids. There are decent food options (both local and fast-food) even closer by on the By-pass Highway. The By-pass can be busy, but it is not impossible to negotiate. If you have kids, you can walk up to cross at the traffic lights near McDonald's which adds less than 100 metres to your journey. Also, the hotel has two cars available to transport you at no additional cost, pretty much anywhere in the Sanur area.

There is a mini-mart style supermarket about 2-3 minutes' walk from the hotel with reasonably priced snacks, drinks, and basic necessities.

DO get the suite - it is not all that much more in cost, and worth every penny (it is not an absolutely flawless 5 star standard - if you were especially keen eyed you might pick up a crack here and there - but it definitely conveys a sense of luxury though well under the commensurate price tag!) Book as early as possible!

DO take the option to have breakfast on the beach at Bennos, the restaurant associated with the hotel. Your hosts will give you a voucher to use and transport you there at your preferred time.

If you have children, DO ask for the cot and/or the pull out bed and the high chair and car seat to be made available for you - they will have everything set up before you arrive.

If you have the suite and want to enjoy the large, deep bath, DO leave plenty of time to fill it up and you will have to supplement the hot water by boiling the kettle available in the room at least a few times. This is the only minor 'inconvenience' we encountered.

Thank you to everyone at Pondok Ayu... my family was going through a trying time with my wife's injury (which has now turned out to be much more serious even than we had thought when with you), but you helped make our stay there thoroughly enjoyable - even being kind enough to remember our wedding anniversary with a beautiful gift of flowers! We hope to see you again one day...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barb_Bennett, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
We appreciate your great comments and appreciate your time at such a busy time for you and your wife but hope by now things are much better. Look forward to have you stay for another celebration.

From The Management and all the staff at Pondok Ayu
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Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a fabulous stay in this delightful little sanctuary. The staff were all brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. Transport into town was a big bonus. Would definately recommend to others. Pool and garden were delightful. Special thanks to all the staff for making us feel so special

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Over50OverSeas
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Barb_Bennett, Owner at Pondok Ayu, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
From the management and staff thank you for your time in putting your comment on tripadvisor and glad we could make your stay easier with out transport.

From Gede Manager and all our staff.
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

I've just returned from a trip to Bali and Pondok Ayu. This was my 3rd visit to Pondok and my 4th trip to Bali. Thanks to Gede & Mede for their fabulous service and attention. Nothing's too much trouble as Gede's taxi's us all around Sanur (all included in the price I might add). The place is spotless and very well maintained. It's just a 'special space' that I'm already missing. It's my little piece of paradise! Can't wait to return in August. Love Benno's Cafe on the beach owned by the same people as Pondok. Great food! I highly recommend a stay at Pondok.

Room Tip: From what I've seen, they all just as good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JudyhAustralia
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Barb_Bennett, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
To Judy H On behave off all our staff we would like to thank you for your comments regarding Pondok Ayu.

It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and look forward to the next time.

Regards,
Gede Kataya Manager.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We would like to thank Barb and her team for arranging the beautiful flowers and cake for our daughter who has just spent 3 nights staying at the Ponduk Ayu for her 21st Birthday.
She was so surprised and thrilled with them.
Nothing was a problem and we found their team to be extremely accommodating, friendly and the facilities were top class.
We want to thank you Barb and your team for making our daughters stay a happy and memorable experience.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barb_Bennett, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you it was a pleasure for us all at Pondok Ayu to be able to add to the celebration of your daughters 21st.

Manager Gede Kataya and all staff at Pondok Ayu
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here and for the price, it is fantastic. The room is nice, pool is clean and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. Everything was well organised and the staff go out of their way to be helpful. Sanur is great with a mix of restaurants, beach and night life. Will definitely be back next time we are in bali.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andar00
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

My friends and I had a very good time at Pondok Ayu. The resort was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. Gede (hotel manager) and the team were very helpful and friendly. Gede took us to many different spots from 9am to 9pm almost everyday. He also helped me to order furnitures and even organised the shipment for me. All in all, the experience at Pondok was absolutely fantastic. I'll recommand the resort to my friends if they want to go Bali for holiday.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Olive L
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Additional Information about Pondok Ayu

Property: Pondok Ayu
Address: Jl. Sekuta Pudak no. 3, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sanur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Ayu is a little piece of heaven located in beautiful Sanur, Bali. We are a small boutique hotel that provides very personalised service by our wonderful friendly staff. Pondok Ayu can be booked on a room by room basis or you can book the entire hotel for a group or family holiday, this can be done direct with us or through a travel agent. We are surrounded by splendid gardens and a wonderful peaceful setting. As we fell in love with Bali many years ago I am sure you will do the same thing with Pondok Ayu and the atmosphere here. Sanur is in a very good position as it is at the start to most of your tours and central to Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua and Denpasar. ... more   less 
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