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“Basic Bali heaven”
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Rama Shinta Hotel
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Candidasa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed here for a week. The rooms are clean and (typically of Bali) the mattresses are very firm. We got two bottles of water on the first day and none thereafter. There was no shampoo or tissues or hairdryer or television but we didnt miss them! The beautifully maintained grounds are a credit to the German lady owner. The breakfast was certainly adequate with a choice of eggs or Indonesian food (with additional food availabe at a cost) As it was our intention to sit by the pool for a week we were not disappointed and the staff were very obliging with any request for a drink by the pool etc ( I think on some days we were the only people there). The food for lunch and dinner was very good and comparibly priced with any other available nearby. We had no problems the mosquitoes and had a room with an open bathroom however the water pressure in the shower was little more than a small trickle. The wait for the hot water to run was explained at checkin so we knew to expect that.
There are some very nice restaurants nearly, Vincents, Rendezvous and Le48 is right next door on the Lagoon.
We were very happy to stay in the lush surroundings after a very bad start at another resort

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel states it is within one minutes walking of the beach but don't expect a swimming beach. This "beach" is about a ten metre wide stretch of sand and dead coral that allows fishing and tourist boat accesss to an artificial harbour. A swimming and relaxing beach it definitely is not. The hotel consists of two, two storey wings with a small swimming pool separating them. There is not much space around the swimming pool. Despite the air conditioner going our ground floor room was very hot. This was because there were openings above both windows that whilst fly screened could not be closed. In the November heat the air conditioner could just not cope. We complained to the owners ( a German couple) who moved us at no cost to an upper floor room in which the window openings could be closed. In this the air conditioner worked as it should. The owners explanation for this weird ventilation system was that in winter some guests liked to turn of the air conditioner and have fresh air. This may be so but it appeared to me that air conditioning had just been added to fan only rooms without adding shutters to the open spaces. Rooms are smallish but adequate but there is no bench for luggage so the floor has to be used.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Good average accommodation for Bali. Clean and spacious but basic. Lots of mosquitoes in the ground level due to the large pond/lake next door. There is a lady that offers massage in the open, by the pool. The restaurant food is decent, but pricey. If you are leaving early in the morning, the staff can prepare a take-away breakfast. The staff is very pleasant and welcoming and makes the stay more pleasant.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean are quieter. Second floor rooms have less mosquitoes.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This hotel is a nice little place with a beautiful tropical garden and a pleasant swimming pool. The rooms are good and clean with an outside bathroom. My room was a bit noisy as it was next door to the reception. Wifi is great throughout the resort and they have a small restaurant with good food. As everywhere on the island the breakfast is pretty standard and simple but good enough to start the day. We only had a lunch here and the food quality was very good with many fresh ingredients. Drinks will be served at the pool upon request. The staff is friendly but do not expect any help to get a taxi for your next destination without paying ridiculous high rates; they will call a driver for you and you have to negotiate with the driver on the phone yourself; a bit more service in this field would be appreciated but apart from that our stay was a pleasant one.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was my first real visit to Bali, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but as soon as we arrived at the Rama Shinta I felt that I had come to the right place. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, the garden breathtakingly beautiful, the rooms spacious and very clean with lovely bathrooms and outside sitting areas, and the pool very inviting. And the restaurant is very pleasant, serving good breakfasts as well as other tasty meals.
I really liked the location of the hotel too - right on the lagoon and close to the main street but at the same time very peaceful.
I am already thinking about my next trip to Bali and the Rama Shinta!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Stayed in a deluxe room for 2 nights. The pool was nice and relaxing and the rooms felt comfortable. The room was a little overpriced for Bali but I think candidasa rooms in general are a little more expensive. Checkout is 1200 but the cleaning staff seemed a little too keen to get in and clean the room for our checkout. This made me feel a little uncomfortable to tell them to wait as we wanted to spend more time looking around the town. Over all happy with our stay.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Nice and comfortable room with very nice view to the lagoon. The staff is very helpfull in organise programs (eg.: tracking, snorking).
Disadvantages: there aren't television, (we were there during the olympic-games) hairdryer, mosquito repeller in the room. No buffet breakfast, only a few things can bee choosen for breakfast but it is tasty.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rama Shinta Hotel

Address: Jl. Raya, Candidasa, Karangasem 80851, Indonesia (Formerly Rama Bungalow)
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem > Candidasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Candidasa
#7 Spa Hotel in Candidasa
Price Range: $45 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rama Shinta Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in peaceful east Bali, escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the serenity, tranquility in the sleepy seaside village of Candisasa. Our enchanting and intimate 3 star hotel rests within the quiet and natural environment of beautiful lagoon of Candidasa opposite the sacred temple and only 1 minute from the beach. ... more   less 
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