Beware - this is not in Lovina and although the rooms are OK, the gardens are quite nice, the pool is nice and the breakfast is very good, there are some serious negatives that people should know about: the pillows were very old and two of them (albeit the ‘decorative’ ones) really needed to be thrown out – they were so old they had become very dark in colour. In the kids room, there were six cockroaches found – I know that from time to time cockroaches cannot be avoided, but the fact is that we haven’t seen any on this trip to Bali (in four other places) but six in this room – so it suggests some sort of problem. The staff in the garden area were not friendly – they didn’t smile or say hello, even when they had to deal with us. My wife told me that they didn’t even look at her. They were also relaxing in the ‘pergola’ and around the guest’s area, which made my wife very uncomfortable about even going to the pool, as she felt like she was being watched. We don’t mind it when people are around – in fact in other locations around Bali, where the staff have been much more friendly, we like it. However, when staff are not friendly it can then become a privacy issue. It is not 1.5 or 2 km from Lovina - from my measurements, it seems to be over 3km from central Lovina (and therefore about 3.5 km to the beach on the road). It may be 2km as the crow flies, but unfortunately, we don’t fly! There is a suggestion on the site that it is a short walk to the local beach, but this beach is hardly one that can be enjoyed, as it is full of rubbish – we’ve seen some dirty areas around Bali and we understand this, but this area was by far the worst. They have a driver who can take you into Lovina and bring you back when you call for a cost of 100,000 rp. But a one-way 5 minute taxi trip costs around 10,000 rp and with a driver shouldn't cost more than 20,000 rp. One of our biggest concerns is that their driver took us to friend who tried to sell us tickets to snorkelling tour for 45 euros (about $70 AUD) - we eventually purchased them for 250000 rp (about $23 AUD). We left after one day in spite of paying the full rate up front and there was muted apologies. There has been no response to an email that I wrote 6 days ago asking for a partial refund. I don't like leaving negative reviews, but people need to be aware of these factors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mumbul Guesthouse is located in the fishing village of Anturan on the north coast of Bali. We have just eight rooms all of which have ricefield views. Breakfast is included in the price. We are a short walk to the beach. We have a large pool and offer free wifi internet. Our upstairs rooms offer beautiful views of the sea, ricefields and mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mumbul Guesthouse Bali/Anturan, Lovina Beach