Stayed at Flower Bud with my wife from 15 - 17 March 2014.
The good things:
- nice, hut type accommodation.
- Clean rooms and nice open wash room.
- Great proximity to the Balangan beach which is a very very beautiful beach.
- Friendly staff. They let me take printouts of my boarding pass.
- Good wi fi connectivity.
The negatives for which I do not blame Flower Bud (since I had read adequate disclosures while booking the place):
- No AC in the rooms. It was pretty hot during the day time and I grossly missed an AC. The fan that was provided was barely effective.
- The beach and the hotel really takes a while to reach through long, desolate winding roads. You cannot get out Balangan if you do not have a vehicle. We were not carrying an International Driving Permit and so had no option but to hire a chauffer driven vehicle. Taxis are fairly expensive in Bali.
Some more negatives that I blame the hotel for :
- We had lunch at the hotel and ordered a chicken curry which was really bad. We couldnt finish the dish. We had read a few positive notes about their food menu but after our experience, decided against having any more lunch / dinner at the hotel
- Breakfast is basic with tea / coffee, juice, a fruit plate and some breads. No eggs or any other muffins!
- The hotel provided only one beach towel to us. Fairly surprising since all their guests would most likely be visitors to the Balangan beach.
I feel the hotel didnt deserve the price I paid. After experiencing the heat, I am not sure if I would like to stay at a place that doesnt have AC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classic rustic Balinese traditional beach bungalows close to Balangan Beach Our Bungalows built with mostly natural bamboo, wood and natural stones. Restaurant, Sharing pool, Spa and massage, tour service, rental bike/scooters and car. See you there...!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan Hotel Jimbaran
- Flower Bud Bungalows Balangan Bali/Jimbaran