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“Great place but a little out of the way”
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Meriki
Ranked #131 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a great budget place to stay in seminyak. The hotel staff where always so friendly. Even found a pair of sunnies i had lost the day before. Breakfast every morning was delicious and fresh, transport from airport was easy.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

This hotel is hidden down a side street in the heart of Seminyak. Our taxi driver almost missed the sign. The staff are friendly and the rooms are generous. Bizarrely there was no roof above our shower – it was open to the sky. Very tropical, but we felt uncomfortable at night with bats and insects flying above us. Also our room was a little bit damp. The location of this hotel is perfect. You can walk 5 mins up the road to the fashionable shops at Jalan Kayu Aya (also known as Jalan Oberoi). You can also turn right at 'Superman' Pizza and walk down a lane to Jalan Raya Basangkasa. Here you'll find more clothes shops with cheaper prices, and also the "famous" Warung Made. But don't use this lane at night. This hotel is perfect if you don't expect 4-star luxury. The only thing I didn't like was the luwak cat in a small cage. Next to this is a cockatoo that has been chained to a post. This was a sad thing to see.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter, but the ones facing the little rockpool may be damp.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Just after checking out of the Meriki apartmetnts, I had to go to the Emergency Room for a centipede bite. We found a black centipede in our bed (dead) A few hours later I was in the emergency clinic with my entire finger reddish/purple and inflamed to twice the size. The sliding doors are fastened from the top, leaving a large opening at the bottom. Just outside of our room we saw several rats. The paint is peeling off of the walls, the bed was hard and the path to our room at night was totally dark. We love Bali and, quite frankly, this was by far the WORST place we have ever stayed!!!! AVOID!!!!!

Room Tip: Don't Stay Here!! Avoid!!
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank World T
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

I find this place nice and quiet. The room is spacious and the pool is just great. The staff are all the time there for you. Ari the lady who manages the place was nice to me and accommodative. If you need to have early breakfast, its good to inform them earlier, the food they served was good. I would recommend the pool view room as it is nice and a bit away from the rest. Good value for money and the location is convinient with circle k and a spa just next door!

Room Tip: Family unit pool view. Room 6-9.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank iskhandar
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Although this hotel is cheap and i wasn't expecting much, there are far better places to stay for the price. The rooms were clean but that did not compensate the rest...
The owners living room is basically the foyer, so when you come in the dad is sitting there watching TV and there was cartoons on constantly, almost makes you feel like your invading their privacy...both the owners (an english guy and his balinese wife) were rude and i felt very uncomfortable by their attitude each time i left my room.
Also in the foyer is an arrangement of caged animals, a feret, a possum looking thing and worse two dogs in a cage they can't even turn around in...it was disturbing, cruel and i wanted to let them all out...i don't want to feel pity everytime I come back to my room.
i stayed in the superior garden view (i have been to Bali many times and know that this is not neccessarily a brilliant discription of what you get) which was a brick wall, with broken glass on the top and the garden was a stem of buganvillia which was dead.
The bathroom was outside which i love but was in need of a bit of a refurb and no soap supplied.
Like i said the rooms were kept clean and there was two young people working there who were very friendly and were the only good thing i could say about the place.
I ended up moving somewhere else after a couple of days so don't waste your money!!!

Room Tip: Don't get one!
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

I was very pleasantly suprised by my stay here. The rooms are very large and spacious, the pool area was beautiful, and the garden at the back was peaceful and quiet away from the street, with water features to add that special touch.

The location was also great, close to the main shopping strips in Seminyak, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Thank PlayfulPup
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I would stay again definitely. Meriki had friendly staff, who went out of their way to ensure a comfortable stay. It is a great location, on a quiet street and just a short walk from Seminyak's main shopping and restaurant street and very close to the beach also. The pizza place "Superman" just up the road is a must and is very cheap!! Room was big and very clean, breakfast was delivered daily to our room and the pool was lovely! This place is great value for money and is highly recommended!!

Tip: Book on Agoda, cheapest rates and breakfast is included.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank marcia1989
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Additional Information about Meriki

Address: Jl. Drupadi 29, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
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Ranked #131 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range: $14 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Meriki 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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