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“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pondok Ayu

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Pondok Ayu
Ranked #8 of 76 Hotels in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2010

We stayed here for 4 nights and had a lovely time. The rooms were spacious, very clean and well appointed. The balcony was private. We enjoyed our time at the pool (especially the night swims). It was a lovely, safe and cosy place for us and our young children. We had a cheap, relaxing massage by the pool. The sweets on our turned down bed were a joy for the kids. Only down side for us was the busy road we needed to cross to get to the beach, but we actually liked the neighbourhood which was had a nice local feel to it. The staff were always very helpful and friendly. Laundry was very cheap. Many thanks to the staff there. We organised a day trip with one of Gedes drivers which was reasonably priced and in a lovely deluxe car with mini tv for the kids!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2010

I use Trip Adviser a lot, but am always confused about gradings as there seems to be an absence of "benchmarks". Ponduk Ayu advertises itself as a "luxury, boutique hotel". It is neither luxurious nor boutique, but it is a good 2.5 to 3 star comfortable family, intimate hotel set down a narrow alley in a built up area just over 1 km away from the beach. To reach the beach, one has to cross a very busy four-lane highway. If walking is not a strong point, then one is reliant on the shuttle service or taxis. The staff are charming and helpful. A good family hotel, but not if you are seeking peace and quiet. On the same trip we stayed at the Ubud Village Hotel (very good 3 star) , Nefatari Villas, Ubud (verging on the luxurious)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2010

Small, quiet, relaxed boutique hotel with very friendly staff giving excellent service. Large clean and comfortable rooms with a very good shower, but beware of the SCALDING water!
Slightly off the beaten track, about a good 10 minute walk to Sanur beach across a very busy 3 lane main road, but this does make it quiet both in the day and at night.
Good, extensive, freshly cooked breakfast to order provided. Reasonable sized & clean pool adequate for the number of guests it can accomodate.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2010

This was our third trip to Bali and again our third time staying at Pondok Ayu. We have 2 young children and were travelling with my sisters family also. We feel very lucky that we have found this little piece of paradise and will continue to come back time and time again.

The service is outstanding, immaculate gardens and pool area, huge comfortable rooms and importantly the beds are so comfortable too. The little details like fresh flowers in the rooms, the beds turned down each night, a welcoming smile and the staff are the friendliest in Bali for sure!

Having young children it is great to have the pool literally at your doorstep so no need to make that trek to the pool each day and have to go back to the room for something that is always forgotten.

We always feel at home here and as others have said it really does feel like family. Gede and Made you do a fabulous job and to Barb and Steve - it's a gem!! Thank you again for a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

We were amazed by the beauty of Pondok and the amazing staff there. The owners were so welcoming that we almost felt we were part of the family, and it felt that we had known them a long time. Pondok and the staff have something special that makes you feel so welcomed and special. 100% 10 out of 10. I cannot praise the quality of our stay high enough. Thanks to the staff and the Benno's

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2010

We enjoyed this hotel travelling with our one year old daughter, a small and peaceful spot out of the way in Sanur, which is what we were after. The staff were very friendly and helpful, always a smiling face which our daughter enjoyed very much.

If it wasn't for this hotel, we wouldn't have enjoyed Sanur as much as we did. We stayed one week in Ubud first and weren't used to all the nagging on the beach and traffic crossing the main road in Sanur.

Wonderful place, thank you for a great holiday!

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Margaret River
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

Just returned from 8 wonderful nights. Amazing facilities, simply lovely and friendly staff. Huge very clean rooms and lovely grounds. Too good to be true. Would be hard to beat on value for money too. Thanks to everyone for making our holiday so easy and enjoyable.
The Bucks - Margaret River WA

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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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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