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“An oasis in the desert of kuta”
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Poppies Bali
Ranked #2 of 251 Hotels in Kuta
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“An oasis in the desert of kuta”
Reviewed 16 January 2011

A sweet little hotel with lovely owners, who have obviously made every effort to make it charming and comfortable. The paradox is that those who will appreciate a hotel like this may not appreciate the horrors Kuta. Nonetheless credit where it's due Yummy food.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

IF you want to stay right in the center of Kuta (and that's a big IF you can consider separately) then this is a lovely, well tended and friendly hotel. We stayed in the cottages which is a lush, quiet oasis amid the hustle and bustle of Kuta. There aren't many guests, so never any competition for the poolside seats. There's a good level of amenities (nice pool though no spa, 24 hour room service, internet wifi and room). A nice touch is that you can have breakfast delivered to your room. The cottages are large and airy, kept clean. The mini bars are not pre-stocked but there's prompt 24 hr room service (cheaply). I saw some other hotels for similar prices in the area and this was the nicest. It's not a party hotel (if that's what you want) but a nice, low key place to escape from the party.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

I have travelled to Bali for 19 holidays over 25 years. In 1985 a friend recommended that I try Poppies restaurant and I"ve eaten breakfasts there ever since. I have also had many dinners, lunches and cocktails in the beautiful and friendly garden setting....all excellent!
Until this year I had not stayed at the cottages, but had wandered in to check them out
several times. In 2010 a friend and I finally booked Poppies and were not disappointed from the friendly and welcoming pick up at the airport to the farewell by many of the staff on our last day on Dec 23!
The cottages were just gorgeous, clean, well maintained and with an excellent airconditioner and fridge! The beds were comfy and had great pillows and quilts! The bathroom was just gorgeous and the shower hot!! We loved the extra touches eg frangipanis, bed turned back, mozie coils daily, ice delivered to the room even when it rained, newspaper, bananas and cold water each day!! We love3d the front porch which was spacious and private. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The pool was in a beautiful garden setting and well kept. The grounds were perfectly manicured by the hard working garden staff.....and the cost was reasonable. I guess some people are just hard to please!! We would both stay there again and have already shown the fotos and recommended it to many friends...hopefully they won't book when we're trying to get a room though!! Thankyou Poppies Management and Staff for a fantastic holiday :)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

Thought i would give this ago only needed to stay overnight as i was moving onto Thailand the next morning. The driver picked me up from the airport on time even though my fight was early. Terrible traffic all the way to the hotel, it took over a hour. (Sunday night flight arrival 9pm).

I will rate the cleanliness 5 out of 10. The bathroom had mould growing all over the indoor bathroom brickwall. As soon as you entered the room you could smell mould. You could only miss this if you were colourblind. Cottage number 23 had the issue.

Slow internet was a pain.

I couldnt fault the rest of the hotel except some more lighting at night in the grounds would be good. Especially if arriving late at night and dont know your way around.

Breakfast was great and driver to the airport got us there in under 15 minutes and again, was on time.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 14 December 2010

This was our first trip to Bali and to be honest, getting off the plane and past the porters at the airport left us thinking 'what have we gotten ourselves into'!

Waiting outside the airport & easy to find was the driver from Poppies, who was helpful & cheerful despite our plane being 2 hours late and it being after midnight. Our eyes were wide as we negotiated the narrow lanes and we settled in for the first of ten nights.

Well our first impression was far from how we found Bali and Kuta, we ended up loving it! A huge part was being able to escape to the oasis of Poppies, as soon as you step into the grounds, the noise, hustle and bustle disappear. I don't think we could have handled the intensity and heat of Kuta without Poppies.

The staff we excellent, nothing was too much trouble and they work hard to keep the place immaculate. We saw a gardener trimming the path with scissors. Requested ice a few times and it literally took less than 2 minutes every time.

Free highspeed internet (but please remember to actually log out of facebook rather than just closing the window!) and a gorgeous pool, spa and bar were highlights. The pool bar is only open 11-6 which was a little bit of a downer when you were in the mood and having a few, but there was no shortage of cheap bars within 2-3 minute walk. Pool bar made the drinks nice & strong! Rooms were lovely, king size bed was very comfortable. Air con was strong and wonderful. Rooms were cleaned twice a day, the only thing I was suprised by is they will come in and clean the room even if you are in there napping. We usually just left for a few minutes to use the internet. Bathrooms were beautiful, shower water pressure was great.

Breakfast was amazing, we had the best eggs benedict i have ever eaten. A little expensive for bali but waaaay less than we would pay at home for the quality. Ate at Poppies restaurant a few times, absolutely amazing, Room service was delicious and fast.

24 hour security and reception made us feel very safe, they were friendly and had no problems with us parking our rented bike in the small parking area. Most taxis will not come into the lane, but both times we did tours with hotel transfers we were picked up from the hotel.

Yes we did see a few dogs in the grounds, but they did not take any notice of us and vice versa. We did not hear any noise from them or feel unsafe at any time. Did not see any rats/cockroaches/spiders etc. A few tiny geckos live in the bathroom and outside the cottages which were beautiful.

Overall I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and next time we are in Bali we will not bother trying other hotels, we think we have found paradise!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Perth
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

Top hotel or should I say cottages in Kuta!

Our second stay at Poppies and it only gets better (and our 8th visit to Bali). What more can I say about this place.

The breakfast at Poppies is excellent, if a little expensive. We ventured out a few times and found TJ's restaurant just up from Poppies to be the best value. Their American or continental breakfast were truly excellent and in great surroundings. And it"s clean. Not like some of the other "cheaper" places up Poppies lane (or should that be Gang!).

For dinner we discovered some time back, Un's Paradise restaurant. Its just around the corner from Poppies Cottages and Poppies restaurant. try this place and i think you'l find it to be one the best in Kuta.

Poppies Cottages are located in the very tight end of Poppies Lane 1. We found it easier to be dropped off at Bemo Corner and walk the short distance to Poppies. Most taxi drivers won't even go down the lane because it's too difficult to get out of if you don't know how.

Poppies is our preferred stay in Kuta. Its a friendly and inviting hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

This hotel was lovely, an oasis in Kuta. The garens are gorgeous and provide much privacy for the bungalows. The bungalows are traditional style with thatched roof and an outdoor bathroom with a beautiful shrine. The pool is small but a lovely lagoon style. It is very quiet in the grounds, you would barely know that the hustle and bustle of Kuta is almost just outside your door. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Poppies Bali
Address: Poppies Lane 1/19, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 251 Hotels in Kuta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Poppies Bali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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