We came from Damai to the Bali Pavilions in Sanur only to participate in a 3 day PADI Open Water course (by the Crystal Divers). This was our only reason for chosing this location.
Sanur is a VERY touristed stretch of shops, bars and restaurants bordering the 8km
beach. Thank god there is very little night life so the main street is only busy and
noisy during the day. Most activity fades away between 11-12PM.
The Pavilions is situated behind a long narow passage flanked by dense bamboo, which
makes for a nice entrance especially when lit by candles at night. The frontdesk were
very attentive and pleasant. We carried our own luggage to the villa which was located
ajacent to the restaurant.
I asked if the laundry service could clean our clothes. They picked it up at 6PM and we
got it back at 8AM the next morning, neatly folded. On another occation we needed to
get our shorts dryed quickly. The laundry service picked them up and one hour the came
back dried. That is truely great service!
The restaurant is small and honestly not very interesting. It does okay for an occational
meal but as you will find hundreds of restaurants within a short walk, I guess that is the
options most people will take.
The villa itself has a small swimming pool (10x3m) and two nice rooms with separate
bathrooms. There is a nice sitting area and your own kitchen. The breakfast was serverd
every morning in our villa and was very nice. You order whatever you like the following
day and spot on time it is served in your villa. Nice!
The Pavilions compound has lots of flowers but the walkways are made of rough stone and not very charming. There is a small gym with a cycle, a threadmill and a workout bench. The threadmill did not seem to work, but that might have been do to an temporary glitch. The gym room was very warm and there was neither water nor towels.
We got a drink in the bar by the pool upon arrival and the results were far from the Damai
standard. The English skills by the staff were only adequite, with the exception of the
frontdesk where they understood everything we said.
At night it is VERY important that you remember your misquito repellant and close the
doors to your room. The hotels places two electrical repellants in each room and two smoke
repellats in the terrace outside and the bed has a mosquito net. Still we got quite a few
mosquito bites. The A/C in the room had a funny sound - somewhat like the wind - as it
seems to pick up outside noices. You could opt to turn it off completely as the temperature
is okay at night.
I did not have time to checkout the SPA, but it didn't look like much. In fact when I asked for a massage the could not fit me in at the SPA but managed to call an off duty therapist who came to our villa and did a very nice and professional massage. Again great service.
All in all the Pavilions is an okay hotel for a short stay, but it quickly becomes a bit
claustrofibic and you long for a place with a view and better food/drinks options. The staff is
however very attentive and always smiling. From the gartner to the frontdesk staff.
PS: The Internet connection is really bad (slow and inconsistant)! This seems to be a generral problem all over Bali, but if you plan to use the Internet professionally you're out of luck here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden in a quiet corner of Sanur, The Pavilions Bali makes for your calming moment of bliss. Set between a reef lagoon and stretches of white sand, this secluded spot offers peace, yet is conveniently close to Sanur’s main shopping area. Enjoy The Pavilions Bali charming, spacious villas and leave your worries behind. Our personalised butlers are at your call with unobstructive attention ensuring complete privacy. Relax at The Pavilions Spa with our signature massages with handcrafted aromatic oils, enjoy breakfast in you private villa. See the real Bali with our private tailored made island tours with our butler, let our chefs create delicious Balinese candlelit dinners for you at Jahe Restaurant or at your villa. See why our guests cannot wait to come back to The Pavilions again, book today on our website for exclusive offers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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