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New Pondok Sara Villa
Ranked #92 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“In a Shambles”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Crumbling walkways, peeling paint, grass roofs covered with ugly tarps... is no one taking care of this joint?

Even our door to our so-called villa (more like hut) didn't close properly.

Oddly, the kitchenette was filled with workable appliances, but it was like making do inside a Goodwill thrift store, I am not kidding.

Pool had loose stones and I scraped myself during a night swim (no lights, I can take some blame for this, but it was dangerously constructed).

Yes, you can fix your own brekkies, but then the rate should have been less. Utterly cramped. Only plus point was comfort of the bedroom.

Room Tip: If you really have to stay here, get a room near one of the pools (brighter area, more cheery)
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Komang1977, General Manager at New Pondok Sara Villa, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Travelers
A Warmest Greeting From a Brand New PONDOK SARA VILLA Seminyak Bali Indonesia.

PONDOK SARA VILLA - Traditionally Elegant
is a new concept of PONDOK SARA

THE STORY
IT WAS PONDOK SARA BUNGALOW - the last was on 2010.
around two years a go, the name was Pondok Sara Bungalow, which is a budget accommodation. The thing is, its all demolished Two Years a go.

TWO YEARS AFTER
NOW BECAME PONDOK SARA VILLA
Pondok Sara Villa is a Brand New Villa in Seminyak, including: New Concept, New Company, New Investment, New Owner, New Design, New Quality, New Management, New Rate, New Grade of Luxury in concept in Seminyak area,

As you might be aware that we are located on a prime location on Jalan Arjuna ( Double Six formerly ), only 5 minutes walk to Legian Beach. A secluded private villa in Seminyak, Where you are easily find the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, on the other hand, you also easily to find a quite and full privacy , enjoy your "day with no rule :-)" in our private villa concept, as well as you will enjoy a Traditional Balinese concept at Pondok Sara Villa.

WE ARE proudly offer a promotion rate, during this Opening Period, we promise travelers to get a very special GOOD RATE, book now! do not miss it.

Best regards
PONDOK SARA VILLA
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Orpund
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2012

The location of Pondok Sara is great. It's quite and near to the shops as well as the beach. You have a 5 min walk to Bintang supermarket on the Jalan Raya Seminyak to buy Bintang or water :-) The staff was nice and the bungalow was cleaned every day.
One of our problems was that the AC didn't have a receiver. Unfortunately, even though I asked, the staff didn't think of giving us one from another villa that wasn't occupied. We had to open it and press the button inside to get it started, the staff said that some other guest took it with him (what for?). Moreover, you couldn't change neither the programm nor the tempreature... And we didn't get a discount for that, but it might be our own fault - we didn't ask...
The other thing was the water - we had other boiling hot water or it was cold (slightly warm 'cause of the sun during the day). If you tried to mix it, it just switched off. A couple of times the preasure wasn't good enough for water to flow at all...
The last thing was the water in the garden. As it rained a couple of times during our stay the garden as well as one of the pools was under water. You couldn't get through without getting into water, I'm around 1m70 and the water reached my knees... As long as you're there and it's warm, it's ok. It gets worse when you wanna leave and have some baggage...
On the whole it wasn't that bad for the money we paid I guess...

Room Tip: We stayed in 27, think the bungalows on the other side are better - not that much water to get throu...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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koh Phangan
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

For many years I've been in this hotel in Seminyak for the nice and cheap rooms and the quiet ambient around 2 swimming pools. Rooms nice and wide with kitchenette and many amenities. 5 minutes from the beach and from most of services. Staff nice, friendly and helpful. WIFI so so...

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I stayed here with two friends, and as we arrived it already looked worn out.
Everything in the room was old, from the fridge to the rug on the floor. The shower worked poorly and broke after a minute. When we told the reception, they came back with glue. When that didn't work, they taped the shower head to the pipes, so everytime we took a shower, we could hardly reach the water (which was a little stream) and the whole bathroom was soaked.
The pools are disgusting and no one ever goes into the water. We left earlier than booked, cause we just couldnt take it anymore.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2011

It is true what some of the other reviews say, the villas are a little tired as indeed are the two pools, however this did not detract from our enjoyment of the place. On the upside the villas are huge, everything works fine, the staff are very friendly and accomodating, the location is quiet and convenient and the price very reasonable. In particular the cleaning team are very efficient and very smiley!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Too old, long time no maintenance, impossible to lock the room and some bugs always around.needs refurbish urgently!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

We booked bungalow No. 23 through Pondok Sara's website for five days, however we stayed only one night and decided to leave. Even we left the hotel without a prior notice, the receptionist asked us to pay only for one night. The room rate was approximately 35 Euro which is OK for Seminyak.
The hotel is at the end of a small dead end street close to some other quite big hotels. It is located in quiet and even isolated part of Seminyak.
The beach is 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel. If you've been to other parts of Bali you'll not be impressed by the beach because it is crowded and very noisy. There are screaming and running people everywhere and it is almost impossible to have a relaxing holiday there. But if you are there for water sports, I guess that Seminyak is a perfect place.
The hotel seemed quite neglected. The swimming pool was very small and didn't look very clean. The bungalow itself was neglected too but seemed clean. It was surrounded by a three meter high wall which didn't let light into the yard. This was very depressing. The bed seemed very old and the AC didn't work properly. The bathroom was a typical Bali style bathroom but looked very shabby.
If you are looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday I definitely will not recommend Pondok Sara and Seminyak.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: New Pondok Sara Villa
Address: Jalan Arjuna ( Double Six ) | Gang Raja Seminyak, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #92 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — New Pondok Sara Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Sara Villa - Traditionally Elegant brand new private villa concept, located in a very strategic location in the heart of Seminyak, 5 minutes walking distance to Famous Legian Beach.Facilitated with Private pool, kids pool attached in public pool,front desk. fully equipped kitchen. ... more   less 
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