I have stayeed at Pelangi 3 times- twice with a friend a couple of years ago (before renovations...) and this time for 10 nights with my boyfriend. I am a fussy cow and a bit of a clean freak, but I was really happy with Pelangi, even more so since the renovations.
I have travelled to Bali 5 times. Our visit before this most recent one was in June 2009- Pelangi was renovating and not all facilities were available so we decided to try the The Breezes across the road... its awful, and Pelangi offers you alot more for your dollar.
The Pelangi really is excellent value first and foremost. We stayed in a superior (standard room) for the first 2 nights and then moved to a super deluxe room (as they were all booked out for the first 2 nights) both rooms were great and excellent value for what they were. The super deluxe rooms are great- huge (53sqm) with an excellent jacuzzi, a flat screen tv with too many channels (my other half spent a fair bit of time in front of the tv) and a couch in the room. The air-con is good (but not big enough for the room) we ended up buying a couple of fans and giving them to the staff at the end of our stay- there was little air circulating (without opening the doors) and the rooms upstairs get a bit hot, but we didnt spend all that much time in the room anyway as we were busy sight seeing etc. The pool area is great- a nice bar etc and it all over looks the beach- a plus as I didnt want to swim in the beach (places down the road pump their raw sewerage out to sea...) and the new restaurant area is lovely. The former reviewers are right- the food is below average, but who wants to eat at a hotel when there are so many restaurants to choose from nearby... The location is EXCELLENT... out of the way off Dhyna Pura, only a short walk (2 mins literally) to the road where the taxi drivers hang out and not an awful walk (as suggested by another reviewer) The staff at the resort are BRILLIANT and made our stay. Novi and Sri in the front office are awesome- full of great advise with excellent English. Even the bell boys and security were lovely and all of them endeavoured to help me improve my Bahasa Indonesian by teaching me new words every day. Previous reviews have said that the staff weren't friendly- they are generally shy people however if you make the effort to talk to them and get to know them they are just wonderful- we even had one of the recepionists playing pranks on us by the end of our stay! Breakfast got a bit tired after a while but we didnt care- its cheap enough to go down the road for lunch. Overall this place is brilliant, the staff are attentive and friendly, the rooms are a clean, cool haven from the hustle and bustle and heat and the pool and gardens are nicely maintained. A couple of good places to eat (within a 20,000 Rp taxi ride) are Bragas (on Jalan Oberoi in Seminyak Square) and Indo-National (for more Western food which my partner loved!) on Jalan Padma- Indo-National is owned by an aussie couple and the food is very cheap and everything is incredibly hygenic... and no govt or service tax! oh, and 20% off Bali Moon cocktails every day... for something a bit further afield (and for something authentically Balinese) try Bumbu Bali in Nusa Dua... arguably the best restaurant on the island and the food is AMAZING- I did their cooking class too and loved it! (about 30 mins in a taxi and approx 95,000 Rp fare) A couple of eating spots to avoid: Delicious Onion around the corner from the hotel (we both got very very sick with Bali Belly) and Warung Bonita (very over priced, noisy 'house music', inattentive lousy service and cruddy food- the bill was insulting)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pelangi hotel Bali is located in beautiful, serene Seminyak with its white sandy beaches and rolling waves are perfect for the keen surfer or those who wish to indulge in the warm sun and outstanding landscape. Not only will you experience a rich culture unlike any other, you will carry memories of people, places, sounds, smells and a fantastic getaway.Pelangi Bali Hotel also have direct access to the beach ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pelangi Bali Seminyak
- Hotel Pelangi Bali
- Pelangi Bali Hotel Seminyak