Sudamala is a hotel that actually is as attractive as its website shows with decently sized rooms, beautiful presentation and lovely amenities. It is well priced for what it delivers and markedly below the price of any nearby hotel of comparable standard. I was a solo traveller and from the moment I was collected at the airport I was well cared for. Their meals are nicely put together, the Spa is a real treat for frazzled nerves and the staff are friendly. Everything is beautifully clean and having the beachfront so close is another plus. I was told that this hotel has only been open about 8 months so relatively quiet as it is not yet included in the tourist packages – so very peaceful for Bali at this time of year. Unique to Sudamala and one of the attractions for me is that they offer Kandaluni yoga. I had never done it before and found it to be such a positive experience I hope to continue.
One observation however is that they need an onsite operational manager to supervise all the areas working together and to ensure its smooth running, especially in busy times. There are some rough corners to its operation such as the beach and misunderstandings caused by language/cultural differences (for example a tour is really a driver arrangement only).
I also recommend Sanur if you want peace and to really relax. It is an older tourist part of Bali. Although it has the modern hotels and restaurants it does not have the same loud noise, late night action or number of tourists. It’s emphasis is more on water sports and Balinese spirituality with reasonably priced shopping, bars, restaurants, spas, tours there as well. However, Bali urgently needs to put back some of the considerable profit it has taken from the tourist industry into related infrastructure with the most obvious being the airport. Geographically close areas are becoming preferred destinations due to this and cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the calm and relaxed environment of Sanur where centuries of Balinese art and cultural history have been nurtured, Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur offers you the perfect home for your Bali getaway. Like the environment that surrounds us, we have taken great care to preserve the artistic and traditional values of Bali into the design of our resort. So we invite you to stay in one of our spaciously elegant and cosy rooms and immerse yourself in our cultural soul or "Taksu" as it is known locally to experience our dedication in friendly local hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sudamala Suites & Villas Bali/Sanur