This is our third stay at the Pondok Ayu and as always was a highlight of our trip. Gede and all his staff go above and beyond to make your stay as relaxing and trouble free as it possibly can be. From getting some dirty washing sorted to cooking the kids a quick meal after a long day out and about.
The free wifi is greatly appreciated to touch base with family and friends and to maintain contact with the out side world ( or not!! ).
The communal breakfast is a great way to meet fellow travelers and the friendly faces of Made, Putu, Kadek and Wayan to greet you in the morning make you feel part of the family, very relaxed and safe. No problems letting the kids out for an early breakfast while mum and dad have a sleep in. The breakfast is fairly basic but is more than enough noting the Pondok only has 5 rooms a not the resources of a large resort to put on a massive buffet spread as some resorts do. The pancakes are always a hit with the kids! I usually prefer a mixed omelette. Other choices are eggs any way, bacon, juice, toast, spreads (inc veggie mite) and fruit.
The rooms are generous, very clean and the large bath in the on suite is not something you do not get in a lot if hotels.
And to have the beds turned down with a gift on the pillow every night just makes it even more special.
Having a driver to drop you off in Sanur for dinner and pick up after just enhances the trouble free experience of the Pondok.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Pondok Ayu to fellow travelers and hopefully we will be back again very soon.
- 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. Winning Trip Advisor travellers' choice awards for 5 (2011-2016) consecutive years and the honour of being in their hall of fame, also a second best budget hotel in all of Asia makes Pondok Ayu Sanur Bali a perfect place for your next holiday. 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 directly 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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- Also Known As:
- Pondok Ayu Hotel Sanur
- Pondok Ayu Sanur, Bali