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Bali Golden Elephant
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
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“A tad disappointed with this place”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Just stayed at Bali Golden Elephant Villa for 4 nights.

Pro:
- Very friendly and accommodating service staffs
- Peaceful and located at secluded area without traffic
- Only 20 mins away from the airport without traffic
- Cute monkey for entertainment

Cons:
- Musky smell in the room and stained bed linens
- Inefficient and inconsistent hot water for showering
- Pretty run down and vast difference from the gallery photos, needs some works at the place
- No privacy, only used a chain lock to lock the door
- Wifi is non-existent as they uses the dongle to connect to the access port

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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scotland
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Myself and a friend booked this place quickly and just hoped for the best... But I think we struck gold with it!
If you're looking to stay in Jimboran, unless you have money to burn and can afford one of the 5 star resorts on the beach you're not going to be able to stay very near the beach. But the family who runs the hostel could not be any more accommodating in running you down to the beach or kuta or wherever. So, don't worry about location!
We asked them to pick us up from the airport and because of delayed flights we were almost 4 hours late but they waited for us until we turned up which they didn't need to do and I was so surprised!
We were there when it was quiet so we had a whole room to ourselves... The rooms have an amazing shower ensuite, a huge double bed and a comfy bunkbed in each room. They have a beautiful pool which is shared between 2 rooms (so 8 people if fully booked) and a lounge area for each room.
You get a free breakfast served by the girls who work there who are absolutely lovely, and can watch their pet monkey cinta who is adorable!
My bag was lost on the plane and they called up 3 times a day in their own time to save me spending loads of money. I cannot reccommend them highly enough, literally nothing was too much trouble, the rooms were clean and comfortable and after backpacking everywhere we felt like we were in a hotel! If you want a comfortable and luxurious hostel near Jimboran don't go anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Bogor
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Located just one hour from Kuta Central area, one hour from Bali airport, The boutique hotel offers nice room for your pleasant honeymoon as well as your leisure time.. The room is nice, so quiet location, nice staff and the only downside is the meal.. the hotel doesnt have its own restauran so you must find or bring meal prior entering the hotel :)

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

The Staff were genuinely lovely, the room was beautiful and the pool just perfect. We were able to inspect all the rooms and they all offer something special. There is some more building being/to be done, but nothing of inconvenience. The contents of the bar fridge is complimentary(Pretty cool!)

Eveything was nice and clean and we felt welcome.

Just a few dollars cab fare to anywhere and the staff will arrange anything you want including going and collecting local food that you might have seen as you drove up the hill to arranging taxis etc. They'll even loan you a motorbike. McDonalds does delivery 24hours :) (not bad for 4 A.M. munchies)

The stairs are a little spooky at first because of no railings, but a bit of fun once you get used to them. This is really a place for couples, I wouldn't really recommend it for children(not child safe) unless you get the double suite perhaps.

The wiring and plumbing is modern and professionally done.

The room service is more like, what ever you'd like they'll provide it, but only breakfast is made on site(and it's nice). They will get you what every you'd like though pretty much with a smile and at a local price.

The WiFi does not work, no hope of it and needs to be upgraded. Its just a dongle plugged into an access port. If there was good wifi, this would be the perfect place to stay, everything else was so nice.


Once small gripe, the water was turned off for an entire evening so work could be done on the extensions. That was as a bit ordinary and spoiled one of our evenings.

The rooms look their most beautiful at night. Remember to turn the waterfall on, its special.
The aircon worked well

I definitely hope to return for another stay

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

The villa, the staff and the location were lovely. It was our 3rd trip to Bali but the first stay in a villa, and we could not have asked for more. Mr Ferry, Linda and their staff did everything and more to make our stay very enjoyable, even supplying us with a perfect birthday evening meal and birthday cake (with candles) for my wife on her special day. We initially booked the villa at the Jimbaran Bay complex but were offered to move to their newer villas and what a lovely surprise - nothing was too much trouble and we felt very spoilt indeed. We like to be away from the madening crowd, but still enjoy being able to walk to shops, bars and local markets if we want and all of this was just down the road, not that you would know by the peaceful mornings and lovely views of the countryside from our villa. We will certainly be back again. . . .

Room Tip: The front 2 villas were on one level and the back two were 2 stories - both just lovely
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

we stayed 7 nights in this villa. great views, very clean room, quiet and private. the staff are wonderful and always willing to help, nothing was to much trouble. it did take a bit to get used to using the toilet/shower without a door! the pool was refreshingly cold!
if you want a place out of the noisy tourist area this is it.and it is out of the way. the transport supplied by the villa was a reasonable cost and the driver was very knowledgeable of where the best shopping/eating was in the area. i would book direct rather than through Agoda web site. you probably get a better deal, but we were happy with the service and villa. highly recommended by two Aussies. there is no internet on site! i took my ipad and couldn't use it as they had a USB stick for the wifi!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bali Golden Elephant
Address: Jl. Uluwatu Gg. Utama No. 9, Ungasan 50552, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Nusa Dua Peninsula > Ungasan
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Ranked #30 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Ungasan
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Hotel Class:2 star — Bali Golden Elephant 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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