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“Relaxing and Tranquil Chill Spot in Bali”

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Homestay Bali Starling
Ranked #29 of 123 Canggu B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas, USA
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27 reviews
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“Relaxing and Tranquil Chill Spot in Bali”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

After a long day of beach or exploring, Bali Starling is a great place to come back to and unwind. All the rooms are big and nice and have all the amenities you could want to feel at home, not to mention super fast internet which is rare to find in Bali accommodations. The owner Mike and his girlfriend are helpful with whatever you need, but you're able to really come in and out of the house and kind of do your own thing at your own pace. In the morning though you get a nice big breakfast and good conversation with Mike who can recommend nearby things to do.

The other great perk about staying at Bali Starling is that although you don't have a pool onsite, you get access to the nearby Canggu Club, which is basically a country club with great facilities including a nice pool, workout room, tennis courts, the whole deal. Really much nicer to go use the nice big pool at Canggu Club than use some little splash pool in a little hotel courtyard, plus it gives you somewhere to go and you can make a day out of it and just hanging out.

Highly recommend this place for all travelers who want to get away from the hectic mess at Kuta, but still be close enough to nice restaurants and bars in the Seminyak area (<10 minutes on your motorcycle, which Mike can also help arrange for you). Excellent place to stay.

Room Tip: The rooms are of various sizes, but all are excellent, well-appointed and super clean.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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BaliStarling, Manager at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. And for the conversations.
Hope to see you again when you're in Bali.
Take care.
Mike & Marcella
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. The hosts helps with whatever you need from scooter rental, laundry, restuarants or just local knowledge.
The breakfast puts the last piece to the 5 rating. The eggs benedict or home made granola is top notch! By far the best breakfast I had during my 1 month stay on Bali.
Perfect location very close to places like Cafe Beetlenut and cool Ex Machina. And all of Canggu surfspots are within 5 min drive with scooter.
This is the place to stay if you are going to Canggu!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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BaliStarling, Manager at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Hi Andreas,

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay that much.
Hope to see you again.

Marcella & Mike
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We enjoyed our 3 night stay very much. Beautiful new homestay. Good breakfast. Canggu Club is included. Very good place for a workout and relaxing. I recommend this place to people that do not mind to be outsider of the busy tourist area's

  • Stayed April 2013
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BaliStarling, Manager at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Menno,

Thanks for the review. Hope you have a great time in New Zealand!
Take care.

Marcella & Mike
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Spending over a month in Bali, we especially favor the Canggu area: up-and-coming, a little outside of busy Kuta, plenty of new excellent restaurants and cafes, and close to our favorite surfbreak. Our last week we spend in the Bali Starling, a 1 year old small (4 rooms) guesthouse with modern western amenities. Large size rooms, perfect beds, LCD/DVD, airco, tastefully decorated and meticulously clean. Efficiently run like only a Dutch couple can, the breakfast is made in a homely atmosphere on the topfloor kitchen/communal area overlooking the rice fields: self made granola, banana pancakes, poached avocado eggs, fresh juice and fruit salad, topped off by excellent coffee. And it doesn't stop here: a membership to the Canggu club is included, a posh sporting club around the corner with a large swimming pool, gym, library, cafe and restaurant, good for our days without surf and to do some cardio again.
By far the best accommodation we have stayed at!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marcellavdv, Owner at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Google Translation
Beste Frans en Carolina,

Wat fijn om te lezen dat jullie zo genoten hebben. We wensen jullie heel veel plezier tijdens de rest van jullie reis. En wie weet zien we jullie hier over een tijdje wel weer. Want het is natuurlijk nergens zo leuk als hier op Bali ;)

Goede reis!
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

First I'll start off by saying that I use to live in Bali for almost 2 years a couple years back. I stayed here with a friend for almost 2 weeks in Sept 12'. Mike n Marcella were great hosts, definitely felt like they really cared about our stay and were always willing to help us no matter what the request. The rooms were newly built, decorated beautifully and very clean. Although there is no pool at the villa, access to the Canggu Club which is only 2 minutes away by scooter was amazing. Started off most days at the club. We will definitely stay here again! Cant get anything better for the price!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Marcellavdv, Manager at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi Dave,

That's a lot of kind words. Thank you so much for that! We would love to have you as our guest again when you return to Bali. Hope to see you soon.

Mike & Marcella
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Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Best accomodation we had in our four weeks in Asia! Newly opened, very nice rooms at a reasonable price, awesome breakfast and only 5 min by motorbike to the beach and 10 min to Seminyak. The owners are a young durch couple and very helpful if you need any advice. If we ever do come back to Bali we will stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Marcellavdv, Manager at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Kai & Janina,

Thank you for spending part of your honeymoon at our homestay. We wish you all the luck and a beautiful future together. Take care.

Marcella & Mike
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed there for three days. I had a very large room which was in great condition, everything worked and the couple running it were very helpful and friendly. The homestay only has 4 rooms, thus it is a very layback place with a view of cows, padis, bananas etc.
While there is no pool or many services avaialble, membership to the Canguu club was fine. It is a 20 min walk or short taxi ride and has grat gym, pools, playing fields etc.

The breakfast area also functions as a lounge room and you can sit around it at night havinig a drink and chatting away.

The location will not suit everyone if you do not have a car or bike as it is 20 mins from the beach and there is little to do immediately around the homestay. But if you don't want the noise and chaos of Kuta it is fine.

Definitely recommended.

Room Tip: Pick the top floor room (there is only one)
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Marcellavdv, Manager at Homestay Bali Starling, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Dear Mark,

Thank you very much for your great review. Getting a 5 star review from someone who's written over 70 reviews, makes us really happy and proud.

Take care,
Mike & Marcella
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Property: Homestay Bali Starling
Address: Jalan Raya Semat | Gang Bekul 8, Canggu 0000, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Canggu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 123 B&Bs / Inns in Canggu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Homestay Bali Starling is a brand new, boutique bed and breakfast, where you can enjoy the peace and tranquility while still being located at the heart of one of the most bustling and exiting areas in Bali. Homestay Bali Starling is just a short stroll away from world famous Echo Beach, but within 10 minutes you can also reach Seminyak, where you can enjoy great restaurants, shopping and the best nightclubs and bars. ... more   less 
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