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Puri Candikuning Retreat
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a great place to stay if you are visiting the Bedugul area. The hotel is perched above a huge lake with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. There are only six rooms, which are all basically self contained suites with large bedrooms and substantial bathrooms with whirlpool baths as well as good showers (and water that is hot almost as soon as you turn on the tap). Also all have nice outdoor areas with a great views of the lake. All the staff are kind, friendly and helpful and full of suggestions of what to do whilst staying there. They have some paddle boats by a little jetty and are happy to paddle you round the lake to the famous Bedugul temple and back. There are also three bikes for guest use if you feel brave enough to hazard the main road with buses, cars and motor bikes honking loudly as they overtake you.

All meals are taken in the dining room above the swimming pool which looks across the lake. The food is very local and not at all bad, especially grilled fish fresh from the lake. However the breakfast is not good and Western tastes are not really catered for, eg the Continental Breakfast - fresh fruit is OK, but the orange juice is like orange squash, the milk is 'local' Indonesian milk (ie v strange tasting), coffee is Balinese and varies in quality from day to day, toasted white bread and Danish pastries unimpressive. Adding some fresh croissants and some half decent jam (we are right in the middle of the strawberry growing region of Bali) would greatly improve things. Also at dinner not much in the way of drink options - only alcohol is Bintang beer, would be nice if they could at least provide some wine (and not that dreadful ubiquitous Hatten wine either!). Only other gripe is that many of the lights in the bedroom an bathroom are not working, this isn't such an issue in the bedroom but the bathroom is very dark at night so it's difficult to see oneself in the mirror!

Nevertheless a great place to stay and if they can make the above improvements it could be even better.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tom D
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PuriCandikuning, Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Dear Golden H
Thank you veyr much for taking the time to write your review at tripadvisor.com. we are delighted to know that you said " This is a great place to stay if you are visiting the Bedugul area. The hotel is perched above a huge lake with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. also All the staff are kind, friendly and helpful and full of suggestions of what to do whilst staying there.and also you like the food" we are highly value your comments on the breakfast menu and room facility which we will address immediately. Once again thank you very much and look forward to welcoming you at Puri Candi Kuning Retreat again soon.

Warmest regards,
Wayan Sudarma Manager Puri Candi Kuning Retreat

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Best choice to have a relax trip, veryvery nice landscape and a great SPA experience and price..We will be back~

However, WiFi signal in Rooms was weak and Slow! Bad taste about the curry!!! <---Please!

Large room and many doors in the villas, We felt un-safety in first day......

Room Tip: Just 6 Villas, It seems all the villas are face to the lake, has a good view.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JIANGGUANMING
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PuriCandikuning, Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Dear Jianguang Min
We were very happy having you with us. Thank you very much for sharing your review and observation. we are very happy to find your stay with us was wonderful and relaxing also we are happier to read that is your Best choice to have a relax trip, very very nice landscape and a great SPA experience and price is our place , We highly value your comments and suggestions for Wifi connection and Curry where we will immediately address and discuss with related departments within the Villa . We are committed to use your feedback and comments to enhance the experience for all of our guests. See you again on your future Bali holiday.

Kinds Regards
The management Puri candi Kuning Retreat

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Smooth check in with welcome fruits and drinks, friendly staff, very helpful staff, especially Mr.Dewa the supervisor, we request for motorbike renting, they arrange it very fast, great job. Very nice weather, cooling and quiet place, very nice scenery, resort provide complimentary boat trip to view the Pura Ulun Danu Temple from the lake. Nice view of the lake from the Jacuzzi in the room. they have special offer now for Spa, 50% off. and the Balinese Spa was very good. we will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kelson C
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PuriCandikuning, Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Kelson C
We wish to thank you for taking the time to write your review of your Bali holiday. It was a real pleasure having you with us and I am pleased to read you loved the friendly service that made you feel were really well taken care of. I am indeed happy to also know that you enjoyed the villa , and our prime location. Once again thank you very much for your review and we do hope to see you again on your next stay with us.

Your sincerely,
The Management Puri Candi kuning Retreat

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

During our regular stay at Puri Bunga Resort in Ubud we took a day trip to enjoy the natural beauty of Puri Candikuning. Putting it simply we were blown away. The Retreat overlooks a beautiful lake and the jungle. The view was breathtaking. We enjoyed a beautiful lunch under a thatched gazebo and the staff were so attentive. This Retreat is so peaceful and relaxing and the standard of the rooms is off the scale.I've never seen bathrooms as big as these! The cooler temperature is a welcome change. It is about a 1 hour drive from Ubud and the scenery along the way was absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend this Retreat it is certainly worth a visit.

Room Tip: very private retreat all rooms are to a very high standard
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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PuriCandikuning, Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear "Smilovitis S "It was a pleasure having you with us on your day trip. We wish to thank you for taking the time sharing your review at tripadvisor.com and we are very happy to read that your holiday and your day trip was fabulous and amazing. We very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future to PURI CANDI KUNING RETREAT


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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I had a wonderful time at Puri Candikuning. The staff were extremely gracious and helpful, always willing to assist promptly with whatever we needed, especially Ettie and Dewa. The villa was beautiful, with kitchen, daybeds, terraces, gardens, view of the lake and an enormous bathroom! The grounds, swimming pool and buildings were luxurious and very well maintained. The only drawback was the restaurant menu was a little limited but the food available was good. Overall I would absolutely recommend this accommodation.

Room Tip: The one bedroom villa is fantastic!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Shelley B
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PuriCandikuning, Manager at Puri Candikuning Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear Sherlley B
It was our pleasure having you with us here at VILLA PURI CANDI KUNING RETREAT . We are all happy to know that your holiday with us is one of the best ever. we agree with you that our Villa is perfectly also swimming pool and buildings were luxurious .we are also happy to read that you enjoyed the daily breakfast , We highly value your comments and suggestions for the Restaurant menu we will immediately address and discuss with related departments within the Villa. Thank you also to your high credit to our staffs who were fabulously wonderful, friendly and helpful. Once again thank you very much for your review and we all look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards
The Management Villa Puri Candi Kuning Retreat

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