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Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat
texas
1 review
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“fun and friendly”
Reviewed March 8, 2008

My family and I stayed at the Balinese Flats in the piers and really liked it. It was bigger then I thought but still on the small side but that was just fine with us, we only wanted to eat and sleep there. It was great to have a microwave and dishes when traveling with children. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. It was very clean and I'm kinda a freak about that, I even brought my own cleaning supplies but didn't need them. The only drawback was Because the piers are elevated I got a little sea sick but my family was just fine. Port A was fun laid back place the beaches were nice and it wasn't at all crowded at the time we went. Very nice.

  • Liked — It was something different the your normal hotel
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2007

The Balinese Flats isn't your typical motel, and that's what we like about it. We've stayed there three times.

The Flats were built in the 50s, and you can tell, but they have been updated.

The previous reviewer did not stay at the Balinese Flats. The Flats are all ground level. If she stayed "upstairs", then she stayed at the Balinese Piers, which are behind the Flats and are new construction. They are not as roomy as the Flats.

Stuff we like:
-close the the ferry
-funky decor
-restaurants across the street
-pet friendly
-full kitchen
-television with dvd player
-wireless internet
-two bedrooms
-stained concrete floors (no nasty carpet, easy to clean up sand or spills)

Stuff that doesn't matter to us, but it might to you:
-not on the beach (but the island is small; it doesn't take long to get to the water no matter where you are staying)
-no daily maid service (these are little apartments; make your own beds, take out your own trash)
-no pool

Stuff we don't like:
-To me, the mattresses are too hard, and they make a funny sound when you sit or lay on them. I think they're cheap. Hopefully they will replace these soon.

  • Liked — The funky decor
  • Disliked — The mattresses
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2006

I was referred to this place by Laughing Horse Lodge for Father's Day weekend June 2006. I went on the internet and the pics for the Balinese Flats made the units look expanisve and nice. I payed 149.00 a night when they should only charge 49.00 for for those units that are upstairs. This place is run by Starkey Properties that show more expensive/fancier places but beware the pics on the internet. The place was clean and they do supply the kitchen w/utensils etc. but there are no curtians. Instead there are bamboo blinds that are see through espcially at night, so forget any privacy. The floor is painted plywood, there's no furniture to put away your clothes except an alcove to hang them in, the bathroom is very tiny, and they provide only 1 lamp in the whole unit. Management was fine but for 149.00 I expected some curtains, a nice bathroom and such. Plus, there is no pool and they expected me to take out the trash before leaving? I say, don't go there unless your an exhibitionist!

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Property: Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat
Address: 121 Cut Off Rd, P.O. Box 1780, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4220 (Formerly Balinese Flats)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Balinese Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat is a unique gem nestled in the heart of Port Aransas, Texas -a true sanctuary in the small beach community Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat features a full-service spa and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Port Aransas hotel also offers spa services, a picnic area, and concierge services. Onsite self parking is complimentary. Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat is an ADULT ONLY - smoke-free property. All guests muse be 18 or older. ... more   less 
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