The hotel is located a short walk from Lake Bratan, but once you've seen that you need to hire a driver or have your own transport. It is a bit of walk (along a highway) to the nearest shops/eateries in Candikuning, though we managed it several times. If you catch the bus from the south, be sure to ask the driver to let you off early as it goes right past the hotel. We weren't smart enough to do this!
Luckily the hotel's own restaurant is tasty and cheap. They were always pleasant and quick too (just as well as we were often the only customers - the hotel was very quiet in April). We were very happy to eat there.
Being located on a busy road was not as much of an issue as I thought it might be - the rooms are very well insulated from noise.
The rooms and the gardens are just lovely.
A few gripes - the cover on the spare/ day bed had stains on it and needed a wash. The rooms were generally very clean, but some mould on the ceiling also removal.
There was very little information provided in the room on tours, transport, and it referred us to reception for more. The first time I asked, the man at the desk said he didn't know anything about it. Full stop. The next time someone different called a local guide for us. Unfortunately we had to negotiate it all ourselves and the starting price was ridiculous! Agreed on a more reasonable price eventually but Would have definitely preferred the hotel had some standing arrangements for common activities.
We stayed 3 nights - you probably need only 1. Definitely loved the trip to nearby Munduk - trekking and waterfalls. And the large rice terrace Jatiluwih, about 30 mins away, was impressive too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strawberry Hill's individual cabins incorporate features of a typical Indonesian mountain-style residence, such as wood floors, and wooden-clad walls. Each has a comfortable, colourful and cozy interior, a balcony facing one of Bedugul's dormant volcanoes, and its own en-suite bathroom complete with bathtub and plenty of hot water, for those unexpectedly cool high-altitude evenings. Our restaurant serves tasty Indonesian and international favourites, and on cool nights boasts Bali's only real log fire! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Strawberry Hill Hotel Bali/Baturiti