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“Brubev Melbourne”
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Garden View Resort
Ranked #76 of 87 Hotels in Legian
Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Brubev Melbourne”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Garden View - friendly staff, clean superior room, for anyone with disabilities, there is no handrail for the pool and the shower is a very large step into the bath, apart from that
location is excellent.

Room Tip: all rooms seem to be quiet, but dont stay at back, too far to walk to pool.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

For what you pay for the room there is nothing wrong with it, but make sure you get a deluxe room. Staff are friendly and rooms clean and it is central to everything

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Second time staying at the Garden View Cottages in Legian. We stayed with a large group of friends/kids (11 of us in total). The first family arrived to find that one only of the five rooms we had booked were available. Our booking was made in advance by a family friend who lives in Bali and who had visited the hotel many times to check & confirm so we thought it was a pretty secure booking. We had booked 5 deluxe rooms. Sooooo what happened was that one family took a two bedroom appartment. The appartment was spacious and had a master bedroom and a large bedroom/living area that comfortably fitted 3 single beds. It had one small, but nice enough bathroom. It had a kitchenett and a good size fridge. The appartment was upstairs, which were very dangerous when they got some water or rain on them & the handrail was not very secure so be cautious of this. The appartment had a nice sized balcony which over looked the hotel below. The master bedroom has thin curtains and they had to get something to hang over the window as it was too bright as soon as the sun was up. The airconditioning was good and the free WiFi could be reached in the master bedroom & balcony of the appartment. Overall they were happy with their appartment, but would have preferred to have had their original booking of two deluxe rooms.

As for the rest of us... we arrived at middnight and were told that we could have one deluxe room, but that we would have to stay in two superior rooms for two nights until two more deluxe rooms became available. We had no option so we did this. The deluxe room was lovely. But there was NOTHING superiour about the superiour rooms. They had horrible hard beds, shocking 100 year old pillows. The rooms were plain & shabby. The bathroom tap was loose and wobbly and the shower pressure was a dribble. The room was dark & everytime we used our hairdryer the power tripped out. The room really didn't have too much going for it other than it was clean, though the sheets were stained. After two nights, as promised our other two deluxe rooms were available and these are really GREAT... they are very large. The beds much better (though the pillow had still seen better days). The water pressure in the shower was great, great airconditioning. Have safe in room, there was no problem with us using our hairdryers. The rooms all have DVD players but the TV's are old, ok for watching a DVD but only local TV & bad reception if you want to watch it without a DVD. (Our Kids watched a few DVDs at night). They supply a jug of water a day. Rooms cleaned daily. Staff was very friendly. Last time I visited I found the reception staff to be unfriendly and rude but I didn't run into the same rude staff member this time. The brekky is basic, ours was included in our room. Its ok, depends on what you order, coffee was good! They really need a non-smoking section in the resturant as people would light up smoking next to us & the kids while we were eating every morning.

The WiFi is free but does not reach to the rooms or pool area (unless you are in the appartment). The hotel location is excellent and the bar out the front is still fun and have wonderful slushies.

We spent some time in the pool with the kids (eight kids aged 12 - 16) and we had a great time. The pool furniture is old but didn't worry us. Kids ate some food at the swim up bar and said it was great (burgers/chips). The pool was open at any time & we often swam late at night also.

So over all I was happy with our stay once we had our deluxe rooms. I spoke to some other guests who also didn't get the deluxe rooms they had booked. They even tried to pass off a superior room to them as their "deluxe booking" but they realised it was not what they had booked, kicked up a fuss and got their deluxe room the next afternoon.

I would stay there again with kids/teenagers or a large group but I would be VERY worried about our booking and would have moved hotels rather than stay in the horrible superiour rooms (they have standard rooms that are SHOCKING!!). If you get your deluxe room, you will very happy staying at the Garden View. I would even recommend ringing the hotel before you leave for Bali to confirm you will be getting your deluxe room on arrival.

Oh and we had to really negotiable the price again too.

If I was not travelling with a group I would go back to Poppies Cottages ANY DAY, you still can't beat it there!!

Room Tip: ONLY CHOOSE A DELUXE ROOM. Pay no more than US$65 a night including tax & brekky. We paid US$1...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Perth Western Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed at Garden View Cottages for one week in a superior room. Initially had a room right at the back and found the walk back and forth a little too much (for us oldies ha ha) and moved to a room closer to the pool. Loved the pool and the bar, great for socialising with other guests. Room was clean, staff good and would definately stay there again. Only down side is the walkway is slippery when wet and I slipped when walking for our initial room, and down the small ramp.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2012

We didn't book in advance and all other places we asked quoted us price a lot higher than if we would've booked online. Reception in Garden View was honest and we paid 60 USD/ night. The cottage was pretty, the bed was comfortable. There is a dvd in the room which is handy as you can buy super cheap dvds right across the road. Breakfast was limited, eggs with toast bread. Swimming pool has a swim-up bar, excelent. The only thing which bothered me was the staff. There were loads of them around and they were friendly enough, but they just didn't seem very interested in us. They didn't go the extra mile. We even found the reception area empty and had to reach for our room key. All in all, it's a great budget accomodation option. I'd recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Garden View is the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff were more than happy to help out with anything. If you want space in your room I would recommend the deluxe. But if you are just sleeping (which is what you usually do on holidays) then a superior is the go. Granted there is no tea or coffee making in the room, but you have to remember it is budget accommodation. If you want all the bells and whistles then dont stay in a budget hotel. The pool is not huge but it allows you to get to know other guests which adds to your holiday. The swim up bar is fantastic with an assortment of cocktails and cheap. Breakfast is included in the price too and you can have a cooked brekki or just toast and juice. Garden View location is central. It a short walk to the beach and to the many many shops, cafes and bars. If you are on a budget I would recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

First time we stayed in this hotel and it fell short all round.. Delux room with two single beds for a married couple.. no hot water in the handbasin, no towels in the room or for the pool, no drinking water, no kettle,tea, coffee, no umbrellas.The Manager seems to raffle rooms to the highest bidder so don't be suprised if your booked room is not available on arrival and an alternative (inferior) is offerd. Stand your ground and watch the dominos fall as he moves guests from room to room. My advice is forget the self serving reviews and nice internet pictures... before you book walk in an talk to people in the foyer or around the pool....

Room Tip: stay somewhere else
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Garden View Resort
Address: Jl. Padma 41, Legian Beach, Legian, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta > Legian
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #76 of 87 Hotels in Legian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden View Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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