We've stayed at the Secret Garden a few times now, and could'nt ask for a better holiday. The place may look like Stalag 17 from the outside, but its an oasis of calm behind the stark facade.
The rooms are fairly basic, but what do you expect for the price? You have a comfortable bed, a/c, fridge freezer and a safe. The room is cleaned every day, clean sheets,towels etc. If you need anything else, all you have to do is ask! The staff are absolutely fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble, and if they can't sort it out, they will know a man who can! The staff are very respectful, and if you treat them the same, they become like members of the family. I can't disagree more with the reviewer who said the staff were'nt up to scratch! We have always found them to be lovely people.
The pool is, I think, the best in Kuta. For one, its never full of kids( too deep), it stays cool due to the depth, and its never full of idiots. We have made a lot of good friends relaxing round the pool.
I would agree that there are a few 'THOU SHALT NOT' signs, but you would probably find those in any hotel, and they are all just common sense. They don't detract from your holiday in any way. Some daft people just need to be told! If you cover yourself in mozzy repellant, you will not get bitten when you have a cigarette on your little balcony. Asia is full of the little blighters, so be sensible. Whack on the mozzy spray, go with the flow and CHILL OUT!!!!!!
The hotel is ideally situated for bars, restaurants and anything else your little heart desires. The beach is only 10 mins in one direction, and 10 mins the other way is the madness of Legian Street. Take your pick!
Sadly, the hotel does not do meals( apart from the excellent breakfast), but maybe one day! Considering that there are so many places to eat nearby, it makes no difference!
All in all, we love this place and would recommend it to anyone if they want somewhere a home from home in Kuta. Long may it continue!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, clean and quiet budget hotel nestled down in the popular Poppies 1 Lane, Kuta, Bali ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secret Garden Hotel Kuta
- Secret Garden Inn Bali/Kuta