We were not happy at all about this place. It's not bad, it really ain't, but it simply isn't worth what you pay for in our opinion. If it were about half the price this place would be a fair deal, but for 40USD a night it just was too much. We got the same standard and at times much better for half the price or even less.
We booked the accomodation in advance and stated that we wanted a double bed (it is clearly indicated on several sites that this is available). After check-in we realizied that we got a room with twin beds. When we asked we've been told that there are only twin beds in this hotel, that no room has a double bed, but that we could cancel our booking if we wished to. That was a pretty strange and unwelcoming start, and we are still not sure if no double beds are available at all, or if they were too lazy to change rooms or simply didn't want us there (maybe they don't like couples in their mid-twenties, at least most other guests were 50+, but that's just a blind guess). The TV didn't work, Wifi was only available at the lobby (other than indicated online), there were no pans in the kitchenette which makes it rather useless, the bathroom was shabby and filthy, there were only four, rather uncomfortable sunbeds at the pool, and the toilet was only accessible from the balcony.
This are all minor issues which we wouldn't mind too much, but they add up, especially regarding the pricing.
We asked them a couple of times if they could fix the TV (Jimbaran is a pretty boring place at night), the only answer was "later". When there was finally someone who seemed to be in charge, the unfriendly answer was that we can check out if we don't like it and complain online. Well, we did indeed check out the next morning, and complaining online is exactly what this review is all about.
Maybe if you are in their target group, you might like this place, the bungalows were pretty big and except the bathroom clean. It's neatly located a few meters from the beach, but otherwise at a pretty abandoned place, we didn't see any shops or restaurants nearby (other than the seafood restaurants at the beach). But for us it was definitely the wrong place, we never felt as unwelcome as here in six months of travelling, which comes as a surprise regarding how warm and friendly most locals are in Bali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Puri Royan is located at the fisherman village area of Jimbaran Bali. Only a minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes walk to the famous Jimbaran beach seafood cafes, 10 minutes drive to the airport & Kuta area. We provide clean, spacious rooms & bungalows including simple yet tasty breakfast, cozy swimming pool & garden, and a cafe with tasty food & beverages with free wifi, all at a very affordable price. We are here to provide you a second home in Jimbaran Bali. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Puri Royan Bali/Jimbaran