A little over a year since the first visit, I contacted Juli and went and stayed at Doubleyou for a month.
Things have changed in Pemuteran in a year.
There are a lot more roadside shops, homestays etc.
The mosque is noisier than ever, the DJ droning on with a terrible sound system 2 or 3 times a day. I lived in Saudi and other ME countries where you hardly notice the Call after a while - in Pemuteran the sounds just get longer and louder. I have no issue with the Call, but they really need to consider other residents of the area.
Anyway enough on that, besides the mosque it seems there has been a karaoke invasion of Pemuteran. If not the mosque, some drunk having an all day party, squawking on endlessly. The cremation ceremonies are a part of Bali and expected and respected. It is their island.
The Doubleyou - the Crew working the place, Captain Kadek and his lieutenant Gede are helpful, cheerful as ever, always concerned and available for your comfort. At a room cleaning they both jump in and help the new girl and get the job done quick and spic and span.
The banana pancakes were as good as ever, wonderful breakfast provided at Doubleyou. Several options.
The place only has 4 rooms and most of the time I had the place to myself. The guys can get you a bike to ride around, really inexpensive, go and collect a box of water at a fair price for you, for which they always get a decent tip.
The chickens appeared at breakfast time for some toast crumbs, a hen and 2 chicks.
The only tough part was some bug I got, from the rancid mayonaisse at the Kubuku restaurant next door. There are plenty of places beachside for great meals in Pemuteran, which I frequented. The satay babi at the small places was good also, dirt cheap.
People need to remember, this is equator jungle, there are bugs around. I would stay here again, the service is top notch and the rooms are good, big and comfortable...and the price is so good, haggling doesn't enter the picture...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 10 minute walking to the beach, Doubleyou Inn/Homestay is the perfect place to stay in Pemuteran with budget price. The large room is equipped with hot and cold open air shower. Each room are surrounding with garden view and pool view. The accommodation offer you real Balinese hospitality. Experience the feeling like staying in your own house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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