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“It is oké for an overnight stay”
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Zen Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Padangbai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It is oké for an overnight stay”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

Positive:

The location is perfect. It is near the harbor. The rooms are also oke, with AC and private patio. There is hot water!

Negative:
Walls af the rooms are thin. We heard the tv of the neighbor all night.

Overpriced hotel restaurant. Just go the main street and get your diner/ lunch for far less money.

The service is not that great and somewhat unreliable. They told us they could arrange a boot ticket to Gili Air for a certain price. So we went out snorkeling. Couple of hours later no ticket. The prices went up and they could not arrange a ticket annymore (so they say). However, their neighbors were willing to sell is a fastboot ticket for a very very good price. This seems minor, but when you make a deal and don't keep the deal... that is not really trustworthy.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We are a couple in our fifties and we spent a week in Padang Bai at the end of May at the Zen Inn. The friendly staff made us feel at home and helped with info about the town , tours etc. Liam, the owner, helped us out with our special needs which was greatly appreciated. Our room was cozy with a small patio and nice bathroom with shower and hot water. Food was great and their 2 for 1 specials on Monday and Friday was of great value. Overall, I would recommend the Zen Inn for price and quality and would stay there again anytime.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

we had an extended stay the the zen inn, the owner Liam is a good bloke took me and the partner around a few diffrent places, looked after us as if we were VIP's his partner is a lovley lady, and all the staff are freindly and willing to help you with any issues
power went out a couple of time but this is not the inns fault as padang bai has average power source,

we really enjoyed the place and at these prices you cannot miss the zen inn

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

This place is located close to the ferry = plus. The rooms are really nice, comfortable & clean. The food in the joining restaurant is EXTREMELY good! The breakfast is small but nice. Excellent value for your money, really!!!!! The people running the place also really take care of their guests: my friend and I couldn't confirm our reservation and we arrived (delayed) from lombok at 1 o'clock at night. When we got off the ferry a policeman came to ask us if we were staying at zen inn and he called the staff and they let us in. We were very grateful for this. Don't hesitate about this place-if your traveling on a budget (20 euro/night) this will be the nicest place you will stay at for sure!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Bayside, California, United States
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Truly, the Zen Inn is just steps away from the ferry- perfect for the sea-legged traveler. The wifi, hot showers, great rooms, and kick [--] food make this place a must. Be warned though- book ahead- this place fills up. I definitely recommend this place. We ended up staying an extra night and wish we could stay longer!

  • Stayed May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2013

A wonderfully friendly place, amazing value for money and the service is fantastic. I'm just so sorry it has taken me so long to thank Liam and all the fantastic staff (I am so sorry I had all your names written down and I lost the paper it was written on) who went out of the way to make our stay so lovely. I stayed with my friend James and I cannot recommend this great place enough, I really hope to return one day. Many many thanks for the fantastic hospitality, I'm so sorry it took me so long to say thank you.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Perth
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

This is a lovely boutique hotel in central Padang Bai, 2min walk to the ferry port. Having travelled through Indonesia for a month we found Zen Inn accommodation to be great value for money. They have 2 styles of room( we stayed in both) –they are clean and comfortable with modern bathrooms & a small court yard. The restaurant serves delicious meals and the staff are very welcoming and attentive

Liam and Wayan are great hosts, they are very happy to share their extensive local knowledge and help you make the most of your time in Bali

Over all we had 2 very enjoyable stops at Zen Inn– definitely worth checking out to stay or at the very least a stop for a beer and a chat. If we come back this way we would certainly make a return visit

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Zen Inn

Property: Zen Inn
Address: Jalan Silayukti | Gang Segara No. 10, Padangbai 80871, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Padangbai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Padangbai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Zen Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel of only 4 rooms, under new management since 2015. We are situated near the ferry port and beaches of Padang Bai. A traditional Balinese fishing village. Each of our comfortable rooms comes equipped with Air conditioning, Queen sized bed, Mosquito netting, 32cm flat screen TV, Satellite TV channels, Table and chairs, Coffee and tea making facilities, Western style bathroom with full pressure hot water shower, Soap and towels, Air freshener, insect repellent and a small private courtyard with additional outdoor shower. We pride ourselves on the freshness and cleanliness of our rooms. Zen's funky little bar / restaurant has a laid back, relaxed and friendly feel. We have small tables for intimate dining and bench tables for families and larger groups. Here you can sit back, relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a long cool drink. We have great music video's playing, Free WiFi, a well-stocked bar, plus a delicious array of dishes on our menu. ... more   less 
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