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Puri Candikuning Retreat
Geelong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“So much potential!!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We LOVED this hotel!! The views - WOW! The room - WOW WOW!! But I have to make a few comments.
The food was not at all what it should be. We only ate one dinner and one breakfast in our two night stay, and neither were very good. Food was not hot enough, breakfast was very unappetising, and there never seemed to be a bar open (though one of the supervisors did tell me I could get a cocktail if I liked, but when the time came I wasn't sure where to go).
The staff have very limited English. I appreciate that we are in Bali, and expect limited English (if any!) in smaller Warungs, but in an impressive hotel like Puri Candikuning, I did expect to be able to communicate. There never seemed to be a supervisor around when you needed one.
There was no information in the room at all. Nothing. No flyer, no info sheet. Nothing. There was no map of the area, no safe. And when I asked for a hair dryer, no one had any idea. I really did love this place. I loved the private feel of the room. I felt like a star sitting on my balcony in my own exclusive world. But it could have been SO much more!!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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PuriCandikuning, Operational Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Walter_Clan
Thank you very much for taking your valued time to post your review at tripadvisor.com and we pleased to hear that you like our beautiful hotel in a stunning location with "wOw. view .I highly value your comments and feedback on the food especially the breakfast ,our staff English, safety deposit and info sheet at the room of your stay. We continuously improve and learn from every single comment. We are happy to inform you that we have develop buffet for breakfast with live cooking from our chef also we provide safety book at our Front desk ,Room directory also info sheet at every single room. We've already hire new employee with standard English and did English course for all our staff. In fact it has been re-developed effectively middle of July 2013 and feature a new signature activity for our guest to be enjoyed. We do hope there is an opportunity for your to stay with us in the future and we would be very happy to welcome you again. Once again thank you very much for your helpful review.
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Wayan Sudarma
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perth
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Warmly welcomed to the most breathtaking retreat we have ever visited. Staff were so accommodating and friendly. Accommodation was beyond anything I had expected, so large, well presented, comfortable, spotlessly clean.
The grounds were like a botanical garden, Manicured by devoted staff, with breathtaking scenery wherever one looked. Thank you to Etta, who is such a charming,friendly lady and a credit to the establishment.
My compliments to each and every staff member all of you were charming and gave the very best service.
This property is absolutely enchanting with the ever changing views of the lake, it was like being transformed to another world if only for a brief period of time.
Highly recommended, we cannot wait to return and experience the tranquillity and haunting beauty of Lake Beratan and Puri Candy Kuning Retreat

Room Tip: Each room is excellent, one really doesn't need to choose.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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PuriCandikuning, Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Sindeeinperth

It was a pleasure to having a seasoned savvy traveler like you with us here at PURI CANDI KUNING RETREAT . I am happy to read that you had a wonderful experience made from the professional impeccable service presented by our team members and the high level of cleanliness . Once again thank you very much for your review and see you again on your future trip to the island of Bali.

The Management
Puri Candi Kuning Retreat
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Bogor, Indonesia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I was staying in this villa when i wrote this review. We spent 2 hours driving from ngurah rai airport, it was quite exhausting but when we arrived at this villa we felt like been recharged. We take the 204 room, a huge room just at the edge of Lake Beratan. Our bed is facing directly to the lake, all decorations inside the room set a romantic ambiance for us. Today we are planning to take the boat around lake, and the said that it will be free of charge. Cons: My wife was disappointed because the hairdryer did not work properly and it seemed to be malfunction.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nootdorp
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16 reviews
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Good: The size and set-up of the villa is just beautiful. Together with the peaceful garden and the great views over the lake this is a wonderful place to relax and do close to nothing. Price is very competitive for the huge villa you get.

To be improved: The food in the restaurant should be better in quality and variety. Level of English of the staff should be improved. Wifi signal in the villa is too weak. Complimentary mountainbikes are of bad quality. There is not much to do in Bedugul and restaurants (which close very early) are a bit too far to walk when it's dark, so it would be good to provide motor bikes for rent.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Excellent place with big family room and luxury bathroom, beautiful view which is located on lake side and quite surrounding. About 2 hours away from the airport in Denpasar, which will be cost about US$30.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very relaxing property, as there are only a few villas we received very very personalised service. If you are going to stay in Bedugul I highly recommend this hotel. The pool was too cold to swim in (which is actually a refreshing change in bali!) but it gave us more time to soak in the views of the dam. Very private and relaxing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of March in Villa Panglipuran and just loved it. The room was extremely spacious, clean, and comfortable. The Indonesian-Japanese inspired artefacts and decor added to the ambiance of the room. The highlight was the amazing view from the bed! While lying in bed you have a great veiw of the lake and mountains which is so peaceful. The deck directly outside the double doors was also a plus. We spent time just lounging and reading. The bath area was just as wonderful. We didn't expect such a huge shower and tub area. We liked that it was partially inside yet had an outdoor feel as well. We took advantage of the 2-person jacuzzi tub. The entire Retreat was very quiet so it felt like we were the only guests there which we enjoyed since we live in bustling Jakarta. There are areas available for guests to use such as a library which looked very peaceful and inviting. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They were quick to help us with a wet i-Pod by providing us with a bowl of rice. It did the trick! They also arranged a car and driver for us to see the area. The Retreat is in walking distance to the temple on the lake. Bedugul is a beautiful mountain area with lots to see, a waterfall, twin lakes, botanical gardens, and rice terraces. And the temperature is nice and cool! We would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Bedugul. It's the only place to stay!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Puri Candikuning Retreat
Address: Jalan Raya Candikuning KM 52 Baturiti | Bedugul, Baturiti 82191, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Baturiti
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Baturiti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Puri Candikuning Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Puri Candikuning is a private retreat in the cool hills of Bedugul that offers a refreshing escape from the heat and tourist crowds of south Bali. Nestled within 10 hectares of natural landscape, the estate is attuned to the surrounding environment and overlooks the misty waters of Lake Beratan. It is a tranquil hideaway characterized by a mature trees and mountainous flora in a setting elevated some 1500 meters above sea level.Puri Candikuning was designed by the celebrated Indonesian architectural company Grahacipta Hadiprana. It honors the traditions of classic Balinese architecture whereby space, functionality and visual appeal are all taken into careful consideration. The estate is a place where guests are encouraged to reconnect with nature on a physical and spiritual level.Guest accommodation at Puri Candikuning extends to a collection of 6 individual rooms contained within 2 exclusive villa compounds overlooking the lake. Villa Singaraja is the largest category that pays tribute to Bali’s creative and cultural heritage. Puri Candikuning extends gracious hospitality to small groups, extended families and individual travelers looking for a restful retreat with necessary lifestyle luxuries. It is a place to recharge depleted energy levels and appreciate the precious gift of nature. ... more   less 
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