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Alola Inn
Ranked #6 of 12 Manggis B&B and Inns
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“Great place, great bargain!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed here after another Inn turned us away because they had double booked us apparently. I think we ended up lucky, because Marko and his family were great. The place is very simple, no frills, but clean and the air conditioning worked well. It's a short walk to the main strip in Padangbai, and one of my favorite things to do here was to sit out on our porch and listen to the Hindu and Muslim calls to prayer as they echoed up through the hills. (There is a temple and a mosque near the inn).

Laundry service was great and inexpensive, and the breakfast was good as well. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Marco and his wife Agung ... and several other family members ... together with approximately 24 cats and an assortment of other fauna run the Alola Inn, lodging totally sufficient for a stay in Padang Bai, a shall-we-say less-populated part of Bali. It's essentially a port town and port-sounds such as alerts and sailing announcements will tend to punctuate the day.
You'll most likely arrive via one of the many shuttles posing as Bali's 'national tour bus service', or equally you've come in from the boats from Lombok or Gili. Either of these will drop you on the waterfront from where you'll walk along the parade past the port, past the post office police and customs and up an incline which gets steep. Alola Inn will come into view next to the Bamboo Lodge. Marco will show you your choice of bamboo airy units with mosquito net and fan unit perched on a dresser, and further on, air conditioned units of a more solid construction, with or without mosquito nets. You'll spot the pool and this is a big plus especially if you are in laziness mode and without agenda. Look out for the dive classes held there and you could find yourself posing as marine mammals for the mainly German students. Wifi is property-wide and it's trusty. Pretty much any need you have can be catered to so don't hesitate to ask for their reasonable laundry service as an example. The food is good. Be around for the fishlady's arrival each morning and you'll know what to order that day aside from the usual nasi dishes and perhaps gado gado. Alola Inn may as well be a cattery and you'll be making some feline friends very quickly with new additions almost every week.
The location is great in that you're 10 minutes away from the best beach in Padang Bai, a fairly rugged incline up over the head which plunges down to the beach ... and its itinerant 'warung' ladies keen to cater. The market is in the other direction and just past the police station, starting 0400 and pretty much over by 1000.
You'll want to sample some of the more touristy eateries which line the waterfront which all seem to sport the same 'fresh fish today - 5 varieties' noticeboard.
Altogether a pleasant no-fuss place put on by a very accommodating gentleman and his wife. You can't go wrong.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Because the swell was high we were unable to swim in the sea, thankfully the pool satisfied our kids. Food was excellent but took some time to prepare, worth the wait. Rooms were simple and we didn't need aircon although a ceiling fan would have been nice.
Easy going, relaxing place to dsty, no sales hassles either.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

This good budget hotel is great for diving and staying in padang bai. The white sand beach is 10 min walk and good for swimming and relaxing. The bungalows have great beds with mosquito nets. The rooms are clean as is the pool and restaurant. During our stay there was a 3 day holiday in the temple next to the hotel. The hindu temple offers 24 hours a day music and singing for 3 days strait. After one night you have heard it all! This was the only less great experience here. For backpackers a great stay!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Stayed here for 4/5 nights. Really lovely place. Great care has been taken to present the hotel to its best potential. The pool is fabulous, clean and a welcome cool-off from the heat!
The hotel is just down the road from the trail to the beautiful White Sand beach. The food is also great - breakfast included in room price. The pancakes and the scrambled egg on toast was very good! Also the pizza was delicious!
If you are an animal lover then you'll be delighted with the family of cats who laze nonchalantly by the pool all day! And the super cute fluffy dogs! Best place in Padangbai to stay :-)

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Surabaya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

A really great hidden gem. I've stayed here 3 or 4 times and Marco, the owner, is a great guy who has put a lot of effort into making the hotel amazing. Lovely bungalows in a garden with a pool. Excellent breakfast and great value all round. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

The staff were friendly, the room clean (250,000 for 2 including, aircon, wifi and a big yummy breakfast). The pool was clean and good for a dip. The main streets in the town of padangbai are full of aggressive bemo drivers, sellers it is a town that has become jaded to tourists. Of course there are still lovely Balinese people around but it has that sleazy port town vibe. I would not recommend an extended stay in padangbai.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Alola Inn
Address: Jalan Pentaran Agung, Manggis 80872, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Manggis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Manggis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family run business where you arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Simply furnished rooms, most with aircon, good beds and outdoor seating area overlooking garden and pool, complimentary all-day tea/coffee. ... more   less 
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