I think to say it is 'average' is a bit harsh but 'very good' is overdoing it. We stayed here for two nights and I think because we had read all the excellent reviews we were maybe expecting more and so were a little disappointed.
We had a double room with shared bathroom, the room was big with a very large bed but it dipped in the middle and also the bed sheet didn't tuck in on the sides so it would come off at night. We didn't really have much of a window just a thin one at the top of the wall. There were two fans in the room, one on the ceiling and a floor fan but we were still incredibly sticky in the night! The bedside lights were really dusty too and you couldn't turn them on because the extension plug didn't work. The shared bathroom was fine but sometimes a little bit smelly.
The staff were really friendly and helpful and made a simple but nice breakfast in the mornings. They weren't really around much though and when we got there our name was stuck to the door with the key in the lock.
The view from Lemon House is fantastic as you can see over the whole bay but you do have to climb the monster steps to get to it. They're not horrendous but they do make you sweat everytime! The white sand beach is quite close and we didn't have any trouble finding the Lemon House either as the signs are clear and everyone local seems to know where it is. The telly in the communal area also has hundreds of films to choose from if you can't find much to do.
Overall, our stay at Lemon was fine. I think we just went in expecting too much from the rave reviews. We also struggled to find anything to do in Padangbai but go to the two beaches that it has. I think it seems to be a place to stay before you go to the Gilis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fresh, new, clean home stay based in the beautiful fishing village of Padang Bai, Bali - the gateway to the Gilis. Rooms available to fit your needs and budget, with newly refurbished natural stone bathrooms, panoramic balcony view, and lounge area with free movies. All rooms come with ceiling fan, power sockets, hot & cold water, free WIFI, free breakfast, and free book exchange. We have two private rooms with king size beds, en suite wet rooms, direct balcony access, and air conditioning... one private double fan room with shared wet room... and a dorm room sleeping up to 4 with shared wet room, lockable storage & fan. Please note, the view comes at a cost of 70 steps. We think it's worth it - but then, we do it every day. :) Our staff will be happy to help with your bags - just ask. Fast boat tickets, laundry service, cold drinks and snacks available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lemon House Manggis, Bali