We were a little worried after having booked this hotel, beacause of the less than favourable reviews on Trip Advisor, but were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is small (only about 20 rooms) & quiet - even though it is literally sandwiched between 2 bigger hotels.
We started in a 'superior' room, which was too small for 2 ladies (who are not a couple), but upgraded to a 'deluxe' room, which was larger & had a small table & 2 chairs inside the room which the 'superior' did not. We were upstairs & could hear the waves crashing on the beach at night & got the breeze when we sat outside. The smaller rooms had a private walled garden which would be nice if the weather wasn't so humid (no breeze).
We found the staff & other guests were all friendly, contrary to other reviews. We had many conversations with guests & staff. The hotel had mostly German guests, so much so that part of the restaurant menu was in German. Breakfast was ample - we did not need to eat lunch while we were there!
The 'in-pool' bar was not operational & didn't look like it had been used in some time, but there is a bar very close to the pool which opens early & closes late.
The hotel is directly on the beach, great for an early morning or late afternoon swim, & within walking distance to shopping in Jl Legian & Melasti.
The majority of guests were middle aged or retired. Great if you want somewhere quiet to relax, but would not suit someone looking for nightlife at their hotel, but the Melasti next door could accommodate you with that. Occassionally at night we could hear singing from next door, but not enough to be a disturbance.
Overall, a great experience, there wasn't really anything we didn't like (except for the humidity & the hotel didn't have any control over that!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be awaken by the sound of waves. Within steps from the Beach. Have a lushful Balinese Garden right outside your window. Stay in traditional Balinese Rooms decorated with an authentic Balinese Taste. Home away from Home, only better. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sari Beach Hotel
- Sari Beach Inn
- The Sari Beach Bali/Legian