I stayed at Saprtacvs, Bali in early May 2009 for the second time and both visits were very good experiences. The hotel is clean, well maintained and well located, being a short walk from the gay beach and a short taxi or bike ride from the restaurants on the southern side of the Oberoi hotel. It is far enough from the main road to avoid the constant scooter noise that hangs around most of suburban Bali, yet close enough for easy travel. Rooms are fine and comfortable, albeit more of the 3 star than 5 star variety. The outdoor bathrooms in most rooms are a treat in the humid Bali weather.
There are only about 15 rooms, which makes the hotel small enough to be personal, yet big enough for privacy if you just want to lie around the pool without being disturbed. The clothing optional thing really is optional, some do, some don't and there is no pressure or embarassment either way. This is also a male-only hotel (guests and staff), so there is no worry about hiding while the cleaner passes! The pool is in the centre of the hotel and tends to be a bit of a social spot in the afternoons, with some of the local boys turning up most afternoons.
What turns what would otherwise be a good place into something quite good is the staff. They are friendly, attentive and, when required, discreet. Unlike some hotels, their English is good and they all seem happy to have a chat or to leave you alone, if that is what you want. Rudi, the duty manager, leads them all in a pretty good operation. The owner is a friendly Aussie as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spartacvs Bali Hotel, an exclusive "Member Only" hotel, is dedicated to those who enjoy an alternative lifestyle catering for GAY MEN ONLY - Situated in the "Golden Mile" of Bali, Spartacvs is within walking distance of Petitenget Beach and some of Bali's most well known restaurants and nightspots Hotel facilities include pool, jacuzzi, 24hr bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi internet, laundry, massages, car/bike rental, tour desk, Doctor on call, CCTV & security guards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spartacvs Bali Hotel Kerobokan