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Using other hotel's facilities.....

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Using other hotel's facilities.....

Are you able to use facilities in hotels that you're not staying at? Some countries I've been to before allow you to use their facilities if you either pay a 'day rate' of about £5 or if you purchase a drink or snack/lunch from their pool side restaurant.

I've also heard there aren't many public toilets in Bali, is this correct? And again would you just be able to pop into a nearby hotel and use theirs?

Now this is going to sound silly, but I've used some really wierd toilets in Asia, such as holes in the ground etc, I would assume most toilets are flushable like UK/USA etc? (God that sound so silly when I read it back!)

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1. Re: Using other hotel's facilities.....

You can use the other hotel's facilities but mostly it will come with a charge. If you want to use toilets, then popping into a restaurant and perhaps buying a drink (not that you would need one at that stage) but that way you feel okay about using their bathrooms.

As for weird toilets - most you will find resemble those back home, but in some of the rural areas they can be pretty scary - you do get good at waiting until you get to your hotel on occasions!

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2. Re: Using other hotel's facilities.....

there are not many 'public' toilets. the few i have come across have someone sitting outside asking for payment. we always duck into restaurants, bars, or a large shopping centre or on occasions asked at shops where we have been buying from. you can try using hotel toilets. as for using hotel facilities where you are not staying a lot of places allow this at a cost. just ask and they are more than happy to assist.

as for the condition of toilets well some leave a lot to be desired. there are flush and non flush ie bucket and scoop. there are toilets where you need to squat and others you would not dare to sit on. there are some 'normal' toilets. for some time now we have been mentioning some good and not so good toilets we have come across during our travels in bali. just take some tissues in case there is a lack of toilet paper and carry some hand wash such as aquim and if you need to pay for a toilet keep some rupiah coins to cover the cost.

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3. Re: Using other hotel's facilities.....

Just be thankfull that your not in Kuala Lumpur! To say the public toilets (plus those in even the plushest mall) were a disgrace is mild in terms of what I could say. Got to give mention to the toilets in Stiff Chilli, Sanur. What a lovely scene for a trip to the loo, and a shower in there too!!


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Kuta Beach: Hard Rock Hotel, Mc Donalds, Circle K

Kuta Square: Matahari Dept Store (2nd floor?)

Doublesix Beach: Hotel Kumala Pantai

Kerobokan: Kimia Farma, Circle K

Most petrol stations have public toilet too but don't expect too much re.hygiene! But of course you can always try to go to hotel or resto, if the staff don't stop you, keep walking!!

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