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The Ducks Nutz
Ranked #77 of 139 Sanur B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 July 2010

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.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2010

Traveling solo around Bali on business in Feb/Mar of this year I needed accomodation for a couple of nights in Sanur. Normally I stay at a hotel at Sanur's southern end but they were booked out and the the owner pointed me in the direction of a new hotel that he and his partners had just taken over.

I called in and a young lady at reception told that they had 12 rooms out back. She told me that no signs were up yet because the place had just changed hands and the new aussie owners were in the process of changing the hotels name from Puri Made Hotel to "The Ugly Duckling Hotel".

She showed me through two of the rooms (the only two that were left actually), one was a twin and the other a double. Nothing mindblowing mind you but both were very clean and tidy, with fresh clean linen, ensuite shower and toilet, bar fridge, airconditioned and overlooked the pool. The big bonus was when she quoted me the price, only 350,000Rp (about$40 a nite incl breakfast), I signed up for 2 nites then and there.

Gardens were small but nicely cared for, the pool was spotless, clean and clear with a lovely poolside garden gazebo and pool lounges. Although only a two nite stay and out most of the day on business it was an enjoyable trouble free stay. A great little restaurant downstairs, good hot breakfast each morning of bacon and eggs, toast, coffee and juice.

The new owners had only taken over the place weeks before but while I was there they were busy painting out the restaurant and told me that next project was to start refurbishing the rooms. I would seriously recommend The Ugly Ducking Hotel for those looking for a budget stay hotel right in the heart of Sanur's main tourist strip and as I say at only 350,000Rp a nite how can you go wrong.

Hotel website: http://www.uglyducklinghotel.com

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 January 2015
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Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011
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  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 6 November 2010
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  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Jln. Danau Tamblingan 72 | Puri Made Hotel, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in Sanur
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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The Ducks Nutz Bali/Sanur

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