I can't say enough about Poppies Cottages I (note there is a Poppies Cottages II, which I know nothing about). It is located right in the heart of Kuta on Poppies Lane I, but it is amazing tranquil given the craziness of Kuta. Noise was not an issue at night, or if you want to lounge by the pool during the day. I paid about $95 U.S. per night before taxes, etc.
The grounds of Poppies I are simply amazing. They are covered in manicured, brightly colored flowers and plants. The pool is equally beautiful. The cottages themselves are great, clean, and comfortable. The partially open bathroom was also a nice touch. The only mediocre thing I can say about my cottage was that the drapes and upholstery were a little dated (but now I am just being annoyingly picky). They bring you a complimentary newspaper and tea each morning to enjoy on your cottage front porch. At night, the mosquitoes can be a little pesky on the front porch, but they put out mosquito coils and can't control the bugs (this is a non-issue during the day).
Poppies also does tours where you essentially rent a van and a driver for the day. The tours vary in price depending on how long you are gone, but their prices are very competitive if not cheaper than other places (I checked). Plus, you get your own van and driver instead of sharing it with others.
Be sure to book ahead online, as it was fully the entire time I was there. If, I mean "when," I get back to Bali I will certainly try to book Poppies again if I am looking for a hotel in that same price range. You should book it too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After nearly four decades Poppies is still being discovered by those wishing to escape the glitz and glamour of grandiose hotels while expecting comfortable clean surroundings, friendly service, and Balinese charm. Spacious individual thatched cottages filled with collectors' antiques, Indonesian fabrics and a host of creature comforts nestle in beautifully kept gardens with ponds, waterfalls, towering coconut palms, and a stunning swimming pool built among rocks and sunbathing terraces, overhung with riotous bougainvillea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poppies Bali Hotel Kuta
- Poppies Bali Kuta