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Help with Bali accomodation

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Help with Bali accomodation

Hi Guys,

We are a young couple from New Zealand travelling overseas for the first time.

We are coming over to Bali for 10 nights at the end of July, and will have a budget for accomodation of about 650,000IRD per night (max) Is it possible to get a nice clean hotel room perhaps near a beach for this? I have had a look around online but it seems to very significantly and im getting so confused as there are soo many places!

I would appreciate very much any recommendations or guidance on what you would all do for those 10 nights (ie stay at one property in one place or spend half in one place and half in another)

Thanks for any help :-)

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1. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

Have a look at the Kumala Pantai, Legian.

Rama Garden , Tuban

Bali Garden, Tuban

Jayakarta, Legian

There are some good discounted rates on Asiarooms right now and Bali Discovery have competitive rates.

If you can , maybe take 2 days out to stay in Ubud, Amed.

Greenfields in Ubud is stunning and inexpensive.

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2. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

I'd stay in 2 places as each area of Bali is quite different.

You can get accommodation that's nice & clean near the beach for your budget but Bali is busy in July & August so you need to book soon. Are you looking for a small or larger hotel? Do you want nightlife as you're a young couple?

Maybe look at Seminyak or Legian, good shopping, plenty of good restaurants, nighlife. Also Sanur which is a smaller resort & has plenty of beachside hotels. Ubud is a completely different experience & has museums & art galleries to visit, dance shows in the evenings but is inland so no beaches. Padangbai, Candidasa or Amed on the east coast are much less commercialised, good snorkelling, accommodation generally cheaper but no clubs although there is often live music in some restaurants. If any of these places interest you I can suggest places to stay in Legian, Ubud, Sanur & Amed.

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3. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

Thank you so much for your help!

We arent big party animals, I like to eat out but thats probably as far 'out' as well will go (ie not really into night clubs).

I was thinking bigger hotels just because we dont really know the place and smaller places can be a little more risky but am happy to take advice on places.

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4. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

Hey kiwis. As others have suggested, a split holiday would be an ideal !st trip to Bali. To narrow your search, I would definitely recommend Ubud for 2/3 nights and then maybe the Kuta area for the remainder of you stay.

Use the TripAdvisor hotel search to help with accommodation.

Ubud... http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/HACSearch?geo=297701&inDay=17&inMonth=04%2F2010&checkIn=dd%2Fmm%2Fyyyy&outDay=20&outMonth=04%2F2010&checkOut=dd%2Fmm%2Fyyyy&searchAll=true&adults=2&geo=297701&refineForm=true&hs=&sortOrder=bv_priceLow&availability=&l1price=0%2C100&l1rating=0%2C999999&zfc_0=0&zfa_0=0&zfb_0=0&zfb_0=0&nameContains=&t_0=0&l1currency=4#02,1269140603648,bc_airports:S,bc_convention_centers:S,sortOrder:SpriceLow,l1price:S0|100,l1rating:S3|999999,nameContains:S,sa:-1

Kuta... http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/HACSearch?geo=297697&inDay=17&inMonth=04%2F2010&checkIn=dd%2Fmm%2Fyyyy&outDay=20&outMonth=04%2F2010&checkOut=dd%2Fmm%2Fyyyy&searchAll=true&adults=2&geo=297697&refineForm=true&hs=&sortOrder=popHigh&availability=&l1price=0%2C100&l1rating=0%2C999999&zfc_0=0&zfa_0=0&zfb_0=0&zfb_0=0&nameContains=&t_0=0&l1currency=4#02,1269140823784,bc_airports:S,bc_convention_centers:S,l1price:S0|100,l1rating:S3|999999,nameContains:S,sa:-1,sortOrder:SpopLow

You probably won't find a decent hotel on the beach in Kuta for your budget though. Good luck.

ps. sorry about the long links, TA doesn't make it easy. Just copy and paste them.

Edited: 21 March 2010, 03:13
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5. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

I always stay at Kumala Pantai for several days, it's beachside & within walking distance to shops & restaurants, 2 large pools, one with swim up bar. it's at the top of your budget, 660,000 for a deluxe room. Gets booked up early but you could try. Bali Discovery also have it on their books. Sari Beach but it's $59 with high season charges. Kusnadi, Sinar Bali, 3 Brothers, Je Je resort will be within your budget but are not beachside.

Plenty to choose from in Sanur & Amed. Can you give me an idea of which place interests you. Or maybe Ubud?

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6. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

Hi Guys,

There are some GREAT places for you to stay that fall within your budget. Basically it depends on which areas you would like to stay in. If you want to be near the 'hub' of Bali and near the beach then Seminyak / Legian will be best. However, down in Bingin / Belangan is my favourite place to stay. There is basic but gorgeous beachfront accommodation, but it is quite a trip away from the shopping and main restaurant area.

Really, to get the best out of Bali I would recommend staying in a few different places ie. 2 nights Bingin, 6 nights Seminyak, 2 nights Ubud.

Honestly, sometimes the smaller villa properties are more personalised and intimate and would probably be better for new travellers to Bali. These would be my recommendations;

Bingin - Mick's Place

Seminyak - Novus Bali Villas (a little further out but nice and serene for you)

OR The Haven

Ubud - Novus Taman Bebek

Let me know if you need any more help...

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7. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

Yikes, those places are double our budget even on asia rooms :-( look lovely though :-) Can only dream haha!

I think Id like to be near Legian or Seminyak, dont think its likely im going to find a nice place by a beach, but if anyone knows anwhere secret that might be amazing and under $80 US a night I would thank you forever!

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8. Re: Help with Bali accomodation

The Green Garden, The Febris and the Bali Garden all fall into your budget. check out the link http://www.greenbali.com/. The Febris is a good budget hotel and their sister hotel the Green Garden is also good value for money. All clean and tidy and surrounded by restaurants and within walking distance to Kuta Square. Good luck with your planning

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