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The Studio Bali
Ranked #11 of 125 Seminyak B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 14, 2011

I stayed in this hotel on 24th to 26th August 2011, it was almost Idul Fitri holiday so i was expecting that this place will be packed. to my surprise, i could book the room easily, 1 hotel room and 1 villa. The place is closed from Bypass road and adjacent to many Seminyak attractions. its not hard to find it. the first impression about this hotel was this is a boutique hotel, very tiny from outside but when we showed our rooms, i was quite impressed that the size of the room is bigger that the rooms i used to stay in Legian area. the bed is a king size bed and there is a living room area with a PC and dvd, small sink with fridge and toilet. the door is facing the mini pool so it was quite relaxing. When I checked the villa type i was more impressed by the arrangement of the villa with the double terrace, facing front side and the rice paddy. there is a small pantry in the villa where we can cook. the bathroom was spacious with closet inside them. What impressed me most is the service, my AC was leaked on 2 AM and the room service brought the technician in almost no time, the staffs are also very nice and friendly. Overall i had a pleasant budget stay....with $ 52 dollars what else can you ask.......

Room Tip: room 104 is the best!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

This hotel is located in a secluded area, a couple of meters away from the main road and you need to get a taxi if you want to get to the tourist areas in Seminyak. This was not a problem because the hotel staff in the reception can easily phone a taxi for you. The waiting time is 3-5 mins. based on our experience.

The room is a bit small for 4 Asians but its complete with dining table, living area and balcony overlooking the pool. The comfort room is big but there's just a bit of a problem with the toilet-it doesn't flush properly.

WiFi is also available but it's not that fast.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

I hate this inn because of discriminative service of the crews. They are very friendly to westerners/foreign guests but rude to Indonesian guests. They even never smiled nor answered my greetings. No breakfast for cottage guests although it is written on its brochure that the rate including breakfast. It is also costs more money since we have to take taxi anywhere. Too much money for taxi.But most of all, I am hurt by its discriminative crews. They should have written 'INDONESIAN GUESTS ARE REJECTED HERE' in front of their inn.

Room Tip: Save your taxi money!
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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15  Thank yulee6
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Reviewed February 3, 2011

we booked the studio for 5 days stay.
the room we got is their standard room at the second floor, overlooking the pool.
fortunately, we got room no 108 which is more spacious than others of the same type.
the room was nice and clean. very spacious with little balcony and living room.
the bedroom and bathroom is also spacious. the room was with lcd tv, medium size, not too big, local channel and limited international channel, and with dvd player.

it is equipped with basic dining tools (spoon, fork, plates, mugs, etc) which we found really helpful. Our room also equipped with PC set with internet connection. however the internet only worked on day 1. and off for the rest of our stay. which is not so good. i bought my own notebook, but the wifi simply didnt reach our room, given our location is at the furthest end.
The pool is nice, eventhough the size is quite humble.

however... the breakfast was a let down. only 2 small pastries and 2 small package of instant cereal with a small jug of milk. 2 glass of fruit juice. We got it delivered to our room on day 1 only (after we asked about it), and for the rest of our stay, the breakfast failed to arrive.
Location wise, the complex was serene and quiet, but it's in the middle of nowhere. you definitely need to rent a car to go places, because i don't think it is quite easy to get a taxi (i think you can order the taxi service through phone call, which for some, might not be a big deal).
Since i was there for some family functions, the location, being far from the happening scenes, was not really matter.

I would recommed the place to someone who likes a quite place to stay or plans to go with a larger group. for USD45/night, it's quite a bargain. the place still worth to recommend.
but personally, i wouldn't pick the place for my stay on my next visit to Bali.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

We actually had reservations at another place in Seminyak, but when we arrived they didn’t have our reservation, and suggested we try Studio. At first we were disappointed until we arrived at Studio and saw these cabins over looking a gorgeous green expanse of terraced rice paddies. It was just what we imagined Bali is like. We stayed in Cabin #5; it is more like a suite with large bedroom and separate living area. Every day at sun down , we would sit on our private deck over looking these lush rice paddies and the world seemed perfect.

The staff are amazing – they would go and get us drinks/beer or food from Seminyak-area restaurants and bring it back to us with a smile. Made was our favorite, and he couldn’t have been nicer or kinder. He and the other staff define good service.

There is free internet, breakfast delivered each morning, a nice pool, and did I mention the views. Studio cabins have the location, reasonable price, and an ambiance that speaks to our desire for a distinctive and splendid Bali experience,

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

I stayed here from Sept 27 until October at cottage room no 205. This place is located in Seminyak area, precisely in the way of Kunti 2. It's very private, comfortable room, and views over fields from the bed. Breakfast was standard (cereal + milk, 1 apple, 1 orange, 2 Fruit Juice, 2 bread with jam and butter). wifi access point is located in room 202 and Room 206, so if you want to get good coverage select this room. Inside the room is available LCD TV with DVD player, PC, Ipod docking. Each room is also equipped with water heater, kitchen, refrigerator.

Every morning I was awakened by the sound of birds expel farmers from their fields:) . to get to the main streets Kunti 2 you have to walk about 100 meters from the location. there is a swimming pool, but nothing seems to ever swim there. one thing that bothers me is enough juice in the last breakfast I had was sour and may be stale. if you want a quiet place, this is what you are looking for. but if you want a place near the center of entertainment, look for areas Legian / Kuta. hopefully help.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2010

We wanted reasonably priced accommodation in Seminyak and found it very difficult to find. We had left it quite late to book so lots of other recommendations were already full. We found The Studio and it seemed ideal.

The studios are huge with a large air conditioned bedroom, lounge area with fridge, computer, DVD player and surround sound etc and bathroom. They are great except for the bathroom which really lets them down. The toilet and sink areas look new and clean but the bath, shower and window seem to belong to another property (the worst hostel you can imagine). This is a shame because we were really impressed with the rest.

There is a lovely garden area with pool which we had almost completely to ourselves for a whole day when we decided to spend a day chilling.

Great recommendation rozigirl14 for the Hallo brochure, Thank you!
We were really enjoying our chill but got hungry at lunchtime. There are no shops or restaurants near the studios but we remembered rozi's post and used the back of the Hallo brochure left in our room to order a large pizza and 6 large bintangs to be delivered. They said 40 minutes but 25 minutes later we had lunch and cold beers delivered straight to us by the pool for 250 000 including tip. Great service!

The studios are very isolated 100 meters down a dead-end. This is a blessing and a curse - they are in a peaceful location and the new cottages have wonderful views over rice paddies. However, you need to walk the 100 meters to the road and get a taxi to get anywhere. One day we got a passing taxi easily, another day none came so we ended up walking quite a way in the heat to the nearest main road into Seminyak to get one.

The best thing to do is to phone and order or book a Bluebird taxi -
telephone - (0361) 70 11 11 for exactly when you want to leave. We sussed this out a bit late but did this when leaving for the airport and the taxi was ready and waiting, definitely the way forward if you stay here as the taxis are so cheap anyway - about 20 000 to Ku De Ta/ Seminyak beach.

Make sure that you have the full address and telephone number for the studios with you-

Jl. Kunti II Gg. Nuansa Number 11
Tel: (----)--- ---- / ------

Our driver when we first arrived from the harbour and taxis back from Seminyak had no idea where it was.

We unfortunately didn't find the staff particularly helpful. They did what they had to do but nothing more.

Breakfast served at your room was disappointing - cereal, milk, an apple, bread and orange juice. We asked and eventually got coffee if we were persistent.

For 500 000 the rooms and grounds are very nice but the bathrooms and breakfast let it down.

Overall we really enjoyed our 2 night stay at The Studios. There are a few negatives but lots of positives and forewarned is forearmed! We would recommend but just know what you are getting.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Studio Bali

Address: Jl. Kunti II Gang Nuansa No 11 | east of Kunti Villas, Seminyak, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Seminyak
Price Range: $21 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Studio Bali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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