Don't be fooled by the name or, the fact that you've never heard of it...this is a great place to stay. I spent hours trawling Trip Advisor as a first timer to Sanur, but needn't have bothered. I should have followed my gut feeling and booked The Ugly Duckling straight away! From the minute we walked in and met hosts Gael and Bill we felt right at home, and by that evening they and the staff felt like old friends. They couldn't have been more helpful with everything from safe money changers to where to eat, shop, get tattoos(!), and Bill will happily keep an eye on your AFL team's progress for you... We learnt more about Sanur at the bar of the Ducks Nutz than from any forum or travel guide. The rooms themselves are newly refurbished, clean and comfortable - more so than I expected for the price, which includes breakfast. The pool area is beautifully landscaped and well maintained, and we could easily keep an eye on the kids in the pool from our balcony. The food is quality, generous serves and very well-priced, so much so that we ate in more than we intended to. At the end of our stay we really didn't want to leave, and despite our more salubrious digs in Ubud, the kids (and mum and dad) couldn't stop talking about how we wished we were back at the Duckling! In short, if you're after an affordable stay with loads of atmosphere and genuinely friendly staff, you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 star property. Very comfortable and friendly, great staff, nice tropical gardens and swimming pool. Very relaxing property. Always fun! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Ducks Nutz Bali/Sanur