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swiss belresort watu jimbar

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Hi as I'm booked to stay here I'm trying to get an idea as to what's near by etc...

I've been reading posts regarding places in South Sanur & can't really tell where the hotel is from the maps - although it looks quite central to me.

As I'm travelling on my own I'd like to get a good idea on where to go to eat for the 1st couple if days till I get my bearings.

Also the hotel seems to run a shuttle to the beach at 9:30 (far to early for me!!) so wondered what the beach was like which is walkable near the hotel?

Boo

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1. Re: swiss belresort watu jimbar

Hi,

the hotel runs regular shuttles throughout the day to a very good stretch of beach (The Bali Hyatt beach front, the Hyatt is closed for renos at the moment). The beach you can walk to from the hotel is good and there are numerous restaurants along the beach path and also along the street in both directions. Here is a map which is no the hotel website

swiss-belhotel.com/en/…location

The location is good, you will be happy there. Just take a walk around the street and along the beach and you will soon have many restaurants and shops to choose from. You can also walk to Hardy's to buy supplies or catch a bemo or taxi.

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Hi Snookystraveltips thank you for the quick reply. I wondered about the shuttle as from the recent reviews they say the times are 9:30 or 2pm & still not to worry if the close by beach is good I can go there at my own pace.

Good map too.

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Hi Boo,

We are currently staying at The Swissbel Resort Sanur. We have been here for over one week and are loving it. The pool is great. We have been to the beach club a few times on the 9.30 am shuttle. You are correct there is another one at 11.30am and pick up is 5.00pm. We usually stay until we have had lunch and our washing is done. There is a laundry service just before you get to the beach club after The Playa restaurant which is quite good. Make sure the shuttle bus driver escorts you to the beach club on your first visit. Some accompany you and some don't. It is a nice walk back to the hotel along the beach path. We cut through some of the hotels close to Swissbel which gave us an opportunity to have a little look. The hotel is still at finishing stages and there is some work being done but it has not affected our stay. If you are looking at pool view rooms keep in mind that they are twin single. I would recommend the first floor rooms as the balcony is made of iron rails giving you opportunity to view pool. The second level balconies are made of solid stone so the pool can only be seen if you are leaning on the balcony. Ther are a few flaws with room design and the management are trying their best to rectify. The staff are excellent. There are lots and lots of restaurants in close proximity or if you would like to eat at a particular restaurant not within walking distance a taxi fare is no more than 20,000 rp to 30,000 rp. We would definitely stay again. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions pm and I will try my best to answer.

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MdmMelb thank you for you detailed response. It's so good to hear 1st hand about the hotel I have booked a pool view room for my 3 week stay so will request for a 1st floor one, hopefully all building work will be finished by the time I arrive next March. I'm looking forward to the pool it looks wonderful from photos.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday .

Boo

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I stayed at SwissBel at the end of May this year and we used the beach facilities at the hyatt but didn't bother with the shuttle as it's not convenient at all. Two drop off times and technically you need to book the day before.

We just caught a taxi there and it cost 6,000 but we gave the driver 10,000. We asked to be dropped off at the the beach end of Jalan Duyung which is the street just after the Hyatt. Its worth using these facilities as it's a lovely beachfront with very clean sand. SwissBel Guests are given the use of lounges with beach towels and sparkling waters complimentary . If you walk to the beachfront closer to SwissBel you will have to pay for use of beach lounges there plus bring a towel.

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6. Re: swiss belresort watu jimbar

The hotel has never run regular shuttles

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7. Re: swiss belresort watu jimbar

We just got back from a week there too, had a great stay and there were teething problems, but for a soft opening I was expecting that.

I never used the shuttle, we just walked to the beach or paid for a taxi (we always just give 20,000 for their trouble - it is never that much). Out the front there are some guys offering transport, we used Putu Billy whilst there and he was lovely.

If you don't have breakfast included, The Porch is just out to the left when you leave, which is a more expensive breakfast (in Bali terms) but very good, and bread basket is to the right, across the road which do a lovely breakky and also fantastic sandwiches/rolls which you can get to takeaway and enjoy by the pool.

The Batu Jimbar is to the right across the road, about a 7 min walk (with kids, so probably about 5 mins in normal time) which had the most amazing French toast covered in blueberries and banana for breakfast.

If you like street food, we ate 3 times at the Sindhu night market, just ask a taxi to drop you there (about 5 mins) and you can eat with the locals (think 2 x nasi goreng, 2 x steamed rice, 2 x coke = $4.30AUD) and the food was sensational. I had the matabarak? no idea how you pronounce or spell, for $1 and it was amazing!!!!

Most importantly, they have happy hour at the pool from 5 - 7pm and the cocktails are very nice! lol!

Have a great holiday.

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Oh and there is a good reliable money changer next door to Bread Basket. The rate may be a little less than down the road, but you can always ask for more, and they may assist (they did for my husband, I never bothered to ask). There is a red sign out the front on the road so you can't miss it.

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Thank you for the replies I'm getting a good overview now so it's not to strange when I arrive, I do like travelling solo but don't like to turn up in a place without any knowledge - as it's my first time in Bali it's good to know the taxi prices & of course where to change money. I will try the night market at the moment not too sure what the dishes mentioned are but I keep googling them & making a list....

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