Thank you, thank you, thank you to Gede (hotel manager) and all the staff at the Pondok Ayu. We stayed there for 10 days this August with our two children age 7 and 10 years. We stayed in the villa (the owners Barbara's when she stays) which was so spacious and on par with five star. We had a large sitting area, a large bedroom, dressing area, mirrored basin area, a sunken bath and large shower all in marble. The best thing was being able to open the curtains in a morning and step straight out onto the poolside. This proved invaluable when we had a day that our son wasn't feeling well and he could lie on the sofa in the air-conditioned lounge while we were on the terrace or in the pool but could still see and hear him.
Gede was a wonderful guide on trips around the island and always looked after us and made sure the children were enjoying themselves too. He was always very accommodating with our numerous requests to stop and take photos!!! We learnt so much about village culture through him too.
We also ate most nights at Bennos, their restaurant by the sea- the food was delicious and as well as local dishes they also catered for our sometimes fussy daughter! Yes there is a road to cross on your way down to the seafront but we enjoyed the walk seeing the school pick-ups and locals going about their daily lives and if you walk down towards MacDonalds before you cross it wasn't that bad at all! However, there was always someone at Pondok Ayu available to drive you down there if you wanted.
The breakfast was very tasty every morning and our son is missing the pineapple pancakes!
If you want an extremely good value for money hotel, very clean accommodation, friendly staff and a little piece of tranquility then Pondok Ayu ticks every box!
- 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 6 (2011-2017) 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