I have stayed at Vienna Beach twice recently - in September and again now in November 2011 - and I have to say I'm a bit surprised by the negative reviews. Yesterday we looked at all the rooms for future stays here. There are three double storey houses with a total of 10 rooms on about 150 metres of absolute beachfront looking over the black sand beach of Lipah Bay. The downstairs rooms in the two older houses are quite dark but the upstairs rooms are light and airy with great views through mature frangipani trees to the sea. Each room has a queen size bed and a king single (possibly double) bed, a wardrobe and a bedside table, an ensuite with shower, toilet and basin. Yesterday there was a delivery of new mattresses for the rooms and all the mosquito nets above the beds appear to be new without holes (at this stage). All rooms have aircon but no fans which is a shame - we would prefer to use fans than a.c. The rooms are definitely of the basic variety - but they are clean, the towels are a bit threadbare and it would be helpful to have somewhere to put your soap in the shower!
We have found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
We are paying 400,000rupiah per night for the two of us in the low season and this includes dinner, bed, breakfast and tax. Dinner is your choice of any two courses off the entire menu. Highly recommend the grilled fish - stay clear of the Indian dishes!
Stretching along the front of the hotel is a black sand beach with local fishing boats lined up further along the bay. But the best part of this whole place is the accessibility of the coral reef which is two minutes swim off the beach - it is without doubt the most extensive coral that I have encountered in quite a few years snorkelling off Bali's coast line.
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- Also Known As:
- Vienna Beach Hotel Amed
- Pondok Vienna Beach Amed, Bali