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“absolutely my favorite”
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Pondok Pisang
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Pondok Pisang
Seminyak, Indonesia
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12 reviews
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“absolutely my favorite”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

really adore the uniqueness, arty, relaxing, quiet, atmosphere of this place. It has a luscious green garden, and 2 really cute beach front bungalows. The other bungalows are just as nice but positioned more in the back of the premisses.
Try the delicious food in their kitchen (many vegetarian options!), and the super healthy home made Jamu (turmeric) juice or some young coconut water, both refreshing and healthy.

When in bali, I would definitely recommend this place to travelers can appreciate little rustique gems....

Room Tip: my personal preference is the beachfront cabin on the left.... comes with 3 double beds, can sleep 6...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Lovely little estate with only 5 wooden houses. We've stayed at the biggest - 2 storey, handmade batik linen and curtains, funny heart-shaped bathtub:) The whole property is just lovely: shabby chic (if you are looking for luxe, choose another place), easy, quiet, no noise, no fuzz, no people around. And the sea was warm, perfectly blue and no waves in sight - plunge! Dreamy getaway.

Room Tip: The small houses that face the beach are lovely and perfect for couples - they have the sun decks an...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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France
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29 reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

Truly a special place, owned and run by the family that owns Bananas Batik, so all the coverings are in soft, gentle pastel colors. The owner, Desa Maya, is a wonderful, warm person, the staff lovely and considerate, and the location is amazing, on one of the quiet, clean, beautiful coastlines of Bali - away from the zaniness of Kuta. If you wish, you get your own little 'bungalow', yard and deck over the water, with gorgeous views, a tiny beach from which to go snorkeling and paddling about in calm waters (there's a breakway about 300 metres offshore), a yoga deck, and plenty of lounge spaces to simply relax and soak in the calming rays of Bali. The food is *excellent* vegetarian - and innovative, without being pretentious. Do not expect air-con, mod-cons, high-speed traffic, "hey lady, you want XXX?" or anything other than perfect peace :).

I hesitate to write this review, as I'd hate to see it's character change by too many guests!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

Nothing posh, not glam, no spa, just peaceful and calm. Run by an Austrian expat lady who has been here for decades, Pondok Pisang is the perfect place to chillout, read, do yoga, swim and surprise, use the free, fast internet! I came here with a group who were using the yoga/dance barn and stayed on for many days catching up with myself. IT's cool by the sea and there's a tiny private beach . not postcard idyllic but great for a refreshing, safe dip. Ferries for the Gili Islands leave from nearby port Padang Bai so it's a good stopover for there too. I marked it down a bit for cleanliness not just because the rooms are not serviced daily... actually I like that and usually refuse daily cleaning... but because there are a few resident dogs around who do leave some traces on the lawns. But the bungalows are private and airy and the beds clean and comfortable. The dining area has books in German and English. I'm writing from my deck with the sound of waves and birds.. just about to go for another simple but fresh, generous lunch.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
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Lima, Peru
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 3, 2008

If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, quiet, tranquil and delightful away from everything, you just found it. If you are not then try somewhere else. This little collection of beautiful houses on the sea front, by a very private little beach overlooking the bay towards Lombok, just south of the awful Candidasa, is an absolute delight. The houses have wonderful character , and beautiful features, such as the mosaic shower in our house, but reasonably civilised living, away from eveything. The gardens are wonderful. The food is mainly vegetarian and great, the staff are lovely, they make clothes here for the owners shops. The cost is very reasonable. The clients are mainly Bali based expats or people in the know, and there are yoga facilities with a barn looking out over the sea, but no regular classes. Bring your own belts and mats. I really loved it here, and left feeling totally recharged. You need a car to enjoy it properly, as it is 2k fom anywhere, but well worth the effort.

  • Liked — The peace, the place, the feeling
  • Disliked — Nothing really.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Pondok Pisang
Address: Mendira-Sengkidu, Candidasa, Karangasem 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem > Candidasa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Candidasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Pisang 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Pisang is located in the beautiful Mendira Village of Karangasem in East Bali. A perfect Bali holiday retreat nestled amongst the coconut trees with a private beach. Excellent for swimming and snorkeling. ... more   less 
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