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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tuban, Kuta, Kuta District, Bali

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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great villa, great location, great staff!”
Reviewed February 18, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Our group of four stayed here recently for seven nights, the shared cost was cheaper than if we had stayed in a hotel, and given that it can sleep up to 8 imagine the amount you can save by staying in a villa!

The Villa its self is lovely, the rooms are spacious and comfortable (air conditioning!) as is the rest of the house. Please do keep in mind that there are only 3 bedrooms (2x queen, 1x2king single), but that there is also a day room with two beds that could easily be used, so if you're traveling with a big group make sure that some of your guests don't mind losing a little bit of privacy.

It is nicely decorated and has cable TV, DVD and Play Station, which is great if you are looking to stay in for a bit or if you have children. The bathrooms were a little so-so, the shower in the upstairs bathroom needs a new head (but it didn't bother us as we could use the shower in the bath or downstairs, plus we didn't say anything so we didn't give them a chance to fix it), the downstairs bathroom is very small (the bathroom upstairs is massive!) but, hey, you're on holidays, it doesn't matter! Drinking water is provided and there is a stove top, toaster, fridge etc etc if you are wanting to do a bit of at home catering.

The pools are divine, and if you have kids, they can play in the little paddling pools. We only had one power outage (to be expected!) but we just lazed around in the pools, went out and then the power came back on!

It's in a great location, 10-15 minute walk to Kuta (or a taxi ride away, as it's not always nice to step outside and be sweating straight away), close enough to everything but far enough away to be a bit more relaxing. If drivers aren't sure, tell them it's next to the Best Western.

Redi, who collects from the airport is a lovely man who knows alot about the island, if you're looking for a good guide he is ideal. Housekeeping comes every 2-3 days (he's also a really nice guy, his english isn't as good as Redi's but he is super friendly).

I would happily recommend this Villa to others, Pondok Mira which is in the same complex also looks really nice (Redi took us for a peek) and I would consider staying there also! Ann is lovely to book through and accommodated our groups changing needs (flight changes etc etc).

Side notes: as the pools are at the front this property is probably not suitable for people who have trouble navigating uneven surfaces or are physically impaired/elderly, also as the pools are at the front groups with young children should ensure that they are monitoring the pool, pondok mira's pool is out the back (so less easily accessible) but pondok putu has the two smaller pools.

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Liked best: The pools, the location and the staff.
Liked least: the shower
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 17, 2012
Hi Nicole,
So glad you enjoyed Bali and your stay in the villa, just a note that Pondok Putu has metal front grilles that can be closed across the front door, which makes the front pools fully enclosed and safe from children in the villa.
Regards Ann
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ajamieson...
Darwin, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great accommodation and great price”
Reviewed August 12, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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people found this review helpful

Stayed here for 10 days with my partner and 2 kids (ages 12 & 13). Located about 5-10 min drive from the airport, in a very quiet location of Kuta. The accommodation is clean, self contained, roomy and loved the fact that the kids had their own room and own space. Also has a kids area set up with play station and, DVD and TV. A nice little pool that we rarely used as prefered to be on the beach.

Its only a 2 minute cab ride (for about $1) to the heart of Kuta or you can walk there in 10 minutes.

Breakfast we usually had at the West Western buffet which is just around the corner. Other times we would just dine out at the various restaurants for other meals. Although the unit has cuttlers, dishes, and cooking utensils if you would want to dine in and stay home.

'Redi' the Balinese caretaker is at your beck and call and available to take you on tourist trips around the island if need be. He is very knowledgeable and courteous and was also there to pick us up and drop us back at the airport on our return.

In all, I rate this place at very good value for money, considering the quality, size and location that it is in.

Ann (the owner) was also very helpful when booking. I would recomend this place to my friends and others.

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
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Sabbath66...
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Amazing”
Reviewed May 19, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
1
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So impressed with the villa. Stayed with a group of four people for 6 nights & loved every minute of it. All the rooms are lovely & clean & the villa has everything you need for the stay. One of the girls in the group got sick & was unable to leave the villa & Redi was kind enough to go get her the medicine she needed.
Prob only a five minute walk to the main street so i found the location great. Would definately recommend for anyone travelling to Bali :)

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
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sayamakan...
Darwin
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great for large groups”
Reviewed March 13, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

I stayed here for 10 days in Feb 2011- my first villa experience in Kuta. The villa is exactly as it is in the photos, which was a huge relief.
As I was travelling in a group of 7, space was a huge factor in booking Pondok Putu. All but one of my group was happy; One of the rooms upstairs (with twin beds) is actually open has no privacy. But being male we told him to harden up (j/k).
Very close to waterbom, be sure to ask Redi the way to walk to get straight out to the main street, otherwise taxis just tend to take big circles.
House cleaning staff were exceptional and Redi was a very funny driver.
The whole complex experienced a power outage one day, but was fixed by the evening. You can always go next door to Best Western if this happens.

On the whole I would recommend this place for families, the kitchen was basically left unused by us 20 somethings who ate out almost everynight ( you can always order in Maccas, KFC, Dominos and Pizza Hut).

Best thing about this place: Location and Price
Worst thing: Not a lot of the taxi drivers knew where it was. Just had to say next to best western until we got the Street name down pat.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Rugged travelers
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Indra L
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great find!”
Reviewed February 18, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

After staying here for a few days there is no where else i could possibly think of staying next time i arrive in Bali. The villa was amazing, from the swimming pool (which got a good work out) to the bedrooms and the fantastic little courtyard. I recommend that you experience it yourself. Staff were wonderful and just being so close to everything without the busy noise just made it much better. The only thing was that some taxi drivers weren't sure of the location, but once you told them behind waterbom and next to the best western, it clicked. Look forward to staying again!

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Patto_Tri...
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great solution for a combined family group of 7”
Reviewed February 5, 2011 for a stay in January 2011
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Pondok Putu for 4 nights during Jan11. Our group consisted of 2 families (4 adults and 3 boys aged 11-15) and the villa easily accommodated all of us comfortably. There is one queen size bedroom downstairs and everyone else slept upstairs. As a result the upstairs bathroom is very large and nicely presented but we were surprised to find the downstairs bathroom so small (standing room only) - luckily only 2 people really needed to use this one. That aside, the villa felt very spacious and was a welcomed retreat after a busy day exploring Kuta.
We really appreciated the fact that we were welcome to use the swimming pool at the Best Western Hotel (which is right next door) as long as we purchased drink/food, as this pool is great (3M deep at one point!). We did this on several occasions especially as the pool at the villa is quite small - certainly not big enough for 3 boys anyway!
We did have some problems with the electricity going off one night and in the morning we told the staff at the main office who then organised for an electrician to come. By the time we came home from Waterbom Park everything was working again.
Overall the villa represented excellent value for money for the number of people in our group and the location is great.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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Perth
Reviewed November 24, 2010 for a stay in March 2010

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-44
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