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“Stylish natural bungalows in an attractive, intimate setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Santai Hotel Bali

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Santai Hotel Bali
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Amed
Certificate of Excellence
England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Stylish natural bungalows in an attractive, intimate setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Gorgeous, stylish bungalows, with steeply pitched, thatched roofs, natural walls, wooden floors, and lovely Balinese outdoor bathrooms.
Lovely sea views and gorgeous, small but deep swimming pool, and sun loungers with plenty of shade from the mature coconut palms and other trees.
A warm and calm sea with good snorkelling from the beach, although black sand and pebbles, so not best barefoot!
Attractive, open-sided restaurant under traditional high-thatched roof. The food was reasonable, but not as good as claimed and the service was patchy at best - there was no sign of an active manager and a clear need for some staff training.
All in all, an intimate setting, offering peace and quiet, but not really recommended for families with young or rowdy children.

Room Tip: Room 2 is best as view over the grass and the sea. If Room 2 not available then room 3 also good as...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week over new year with my family including two young boys and my mother. It was perfect for all of us! The bungalows are fantastic and views incredible. Snorkelling just out the front was brilliant and sheltered enough for kids to enjoy. Amed is on a gorgeous piece of coast. Staff at Santai were so lovely and incredibly helpful when my younger son got ill. Wonderful waking up in the morning to Bali Kopi on my doorstep. We will be back!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed at Santai Bali Nov 2011 but we feel like owing this review :) Bungalows at the seafront are the best choices. We stayed at #3 which iks the best choice for those looking some peace an quiet after busy days Kuta. Staff was very helpful, food was good, everything worked. Very good choice for those looking for intimate stay without rush and hazzle around you.

The reef 10 meters outside the shoreline deserves a special note. At Santai Bali you can litterally walk to the shoreline, put your fins and mask on and you are right there in a 'fish tank' with lots of different kinds of colorful fishes to be spotted every day. Simply loved it!

Will be back for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuta, Indonesia
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

I never write a bad review on an accommodation before but this place has more of the bad stuffs than the good stuffs.
On positive side, the hotel is beach front and the room looks unique. The staffs are friendly but they are not helpful and sometimes look confused. e.g. They did not know how much to charge us since they didn't know how to calculate the room rate in Rupiah from USD as well as the additional 15% tax and service charge. The problem continues when we entered Our room and found Out that the door lock has been dislocated hence the room couldn't be locked. One staff came but again He wasn't helpful as well as He did nothing to repair it and left Us struggling everytime we wanted to lock the door.
The shower is open shower which looked wonderful but the problem will start at night when the bugs started flying in and made the bathroom look disgusting. You can also hear the noise of the cars passing by from the room as the road is located just behind the room.
The meal is also not special. The price of the meal was like the meal at a beach side restaurant in Kuta. Very expensive for amed's standard. A slab of fish plus local fried noodle cost $9 + 15% tax.
The breakfast is ala carte and they only offers vegetarian options and no local food like nasi goreng or mie goreng on the menu. If you want bacon you need to pay extra. For a $90+ accommodation, a piece of pancake and overcooked omelette are the least i expected for the breakfast. I remember when i stayed in Uluwatu i got full buffet breakfast with bacon, sausages, fried rice and fried noodle as well. Very disappointing breakfast and it makes me think of not returning to Amed again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The location is nice. Is with access to the sea, but is impossible to swim, is only for snorkeling. The view for the snorkeling is good but not outstanding. They compensate with a beautiful pool. The problem is they don't have enough beds for the amount of people is booked in the resort.
The service is not bad, but there were some misunderstandings because of the not good English. The food was really good.
The mattress was quite strong and no comfortable.
The water is not included in the service. Strange because normally in most of the hotels where we stayed they give one water to brush the teeth.

Room Tip: The better bungallows are in the front, with view of the sea. Of course, are almost 50% more expensi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

I didn't stay here either, but went for a lunch and after reading some reviews in Tripadvisor didn't expect too much. Food was fantastic, mexican spicy burger and quesedillas ( spelling, sorry) to die for. One of the best "western meals" of my two week trip. Bonus they also had a Finnish newspaper delivered ;)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Nice pool. Fantastic bungalows. Nice private coral reef for diving. Great restaurant. Very friendly staff. A perfect stay.

Room Tip: Beachfront is a bit more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Santai Hotel Bali
Address: Bunutan | Karangasem, Amed, Abang, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Abang > Amed
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Amed
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Amed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santai Hotel Bali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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