We stayed here for 5 nights on our first trip to Bali and can't recommend it highly enough! We chose it based on the reviews we read on trip advisor and can honestly say that it lived up to our expectations. We found this to be quite a quirky little hotel with a great pool and wonderful, friendly staff.
The hotel is located is just off a busy road, but is tucked away so once you're there you don't realise just how close you are to it. We did attempt to walk to a local Warung one day, which would have taken about 10-15 mins but the road was pretty busy and it was so hot that we ended flagging down a taxi after about 5mins - the air conditioned car was a god send in that heat! After that we used taxis to get everywhere - they're cheap and plentiful and probably the easiest way to travel. The staff at the hotel were always more than happy to order taxis and help us to tell the drivers where we wanted to go.
Our room was lovely, clean and comfortable although we didn't have the best view! if you have the option we'd recommend asking for a room with a pool view, rather than a hill view. We were fine with the view we had though as the rate we paid for our room was so good.
The hotel serves breakfast in a dining area beside the pool. Breakfasts were simple but delicious and we recommend both the french toast and the pancakes. Unfortunately they don't have a restaurant for lunch/dinners but they are more than happy to order food in for you and plate it up - you can eat in the dining area or your room if you prefer. I unfortunately had a bad stomach after our first dinner in Bali (at a beach restaurant we found ourselves and now regret going to!) so my husband ordered food in for the few days I wasn't well and couldn't eat - he thoroughly enjoyed the food and it was a relief that he didn't have to go find somewhere to eat by himself while I stayed in bed ill. Once I was better we went out to eat at restaurants recommended by the manager David, both of which were great. We particularly enjoyed Kat's Kitchen, a local Thai restsurant which we went to on our last night, had we stayed longer we would definitely have returned there.
By far the main asset for this hotel though is the staff, we found them to be incredibly friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble for them. They were always happy to help, whether it was booking taxis, ordering food or arranging day trips for you. One highlight of our trip was a tandem paraglide arranged by David, a fantastic way to see some the Balinese coastline. If you stay at this hotel then the paragliding is a must do activity!
If you're looking for a 5 star luxury hotel then this is not the place for you. However if you want a fantastic stay in a comfortable, friendly hotel at a reasonable price then don't think twice! If we return to Bali we will definitely stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Ellie`s Hotel Nusa Dua
- Ellies Nusa Dua
- Ellies Hotel Nusa Dua
- Ellie's Bali/Nusa Dua