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Reviewed July 9, 2018

After yet another “driver from hell” trip from Nusa Dua to Tulamben we finally arrived at our resort, Toyabali Tulamben. I don’t know whether it is just us with these drivers, but they are certainly not all that way. I don’t quite get 110kmh in fourth gear with the engine roaring, but it is common.
When I say arrived, it was quite an interesting road/track from the main road to the resort. Narrow, twisting road to a large turnaround and then down an impossibly narrow track with the drivers watching fearfully for his outside mirrors until we reached the end – the sea. No signage, just a narrow concrete path along the shore that I guessed was the way in. We came out onto a grassed area with two paths going uphill. At the top of one was a building so we took a punt and headed for it. It was obviously a dining area and pool but that was it, still no signs, or people. Eventually some people came out from the back with one calling my name and waving a key. I guessed we had arrived.
Ibu Made, the manager, took us up to Monica, our room. They all have female names. There are five units spread over the beautifully landscaped property. We were taken into the back of the room where there is a dividing wall housing the wardrobes, mini bar, tea and coffee, and safe. On the opposite side ard dual stone basins and more cupboards.
Coming around the wall and you are in the bedroom with large bamboo bed with mosquito net, not that we needed it, and glass wall on three sides looking out onto a large covered deck with table and chairs and two of the most ingenious and comfortable lounges I have seen. This again overlooked the beautiful gardens and a glimpse of the sea.
There were two air conditioners and fan in the room, and some “interesting” wooden lamps. It was all very clean and well presented.
Now the crowning glory. The “bathroom”, bathing area? I’m not sure except to say it is huge, open air and the size of the rest of the building. It consisted of a pathway through gardens to the shower, a toilet suite set into the wall and then a roofed area with a huge double spa bath and a wall of windows again opening onto the gardens.
It was explained that breakfast was between 7-10am, lunch whenever, but you had to order dinner the day before. The staff were very nice, polite and what can I say “Balinese”. The dining area looked straight out onto the sea with a small pool alongside. There was a team of workers developing the garden while we were there, always under the watchful eye of Ibu Made.
The “beach” was actually large round black volcanic rocks and extremely difficult and dangerous to walk on. Only metres from the southern end the rocks turned to gravel and was quite easy to walk on, and less than 50m along the shore was a roadway that lead directly to the main road. There were always divers and snorkelers in the water just down from us and the dive boats from the Liberty wreck were out every day. Occasionally we saw the local fishing fleet on its way back in all but surfing on the strong winds that blew constantly. We were told that Jul – Aug were the windy months every year with October being the quietest.
Breakfast was quite good with a fair variety. Lunch was limited and dinner was OK as well, limited but you wouldn’t want to stay too long without venturing into Tulamben. There was quite a bit of seafood available, but if you didn’t like chicken there wasn’t much else. It was well prepared and presented, and there was always cold Bintang.
However, your options weren’t all that exciting in Tulamben either. We did go to Matahari restaurant one night and the food was excellent (reviewed separately).
Unless you are into diving there is not much else to recommend Tulamben and it is quite a drive to get there. You are directly under Mt Agung and it was erupting while we were there. Just to add to the excitement.
Be prepared to pay up to 3 % when using credit cards. It is common everywhere we went. There are ATMs everywhere so getting cash is not a problem.

Room tip: There are only five
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TasMissy
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of a 6 day stay at the Toyabali and it was a pleasure. The four poster bed and large heart shaped Jacuzzi were somewhat wasted on a solo traveller but we're enjoyed just the same.

Set away from the beaten track that makes it difficult to find if you do not know where it is; a beautiful and peaceful place to spend your vacation.

Even if you are not staying there it is worth taking dinner at the quaint little restaurant and watch the sun go down.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
2  Thank Steve E
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We did not stay st this resort (we didn’t know about it) but we ate here everyday the view is breathtaking the landscape is so beautiful and the food is just great! The service is fantastic as it usually is in Bali

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Rime_Canada
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for the second time and it’s still a little paradise! The bungalow, the food, location and most of all the people who work here...it’s all perfect! Hopefully we will go back later this year. Thank you to the whole team of Toyabali for another wonderful stay!

Greetings Jasmijn and Raymond

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank J B
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic bungalows. The accomodation is superb. The warm & friendly staff attend to your every need. The dining room and pool overlook the ocean at their doorstep. Very close to the wreck dive in Tulamben. The food was fresh and very well prepared. Overall a fantastic experience

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank HyltonC2
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