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Griya Santrian
Ranked #16 of 79 Hotels in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This was our first stay in Sanur (we usually stay in Legian), and there were 9 of us ranging in age from 6 – 55 years, including 3 teens.

Our experience with Griya Santrian was above average right from the start when we were dealing with Yulia by email with our initial enquiries, through to our bookings (5 rooms in total). Yulia was always professional and prompt with all her replies.

We were really happy to get 2 lots of interconnecting deluxe rooms as we'd requested - rooms 128 & 129, and directly above, rooms 228 & 229. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very spacious, although I found the bed quite hard. The upstairs balcony was huge and very private as it was an end room (228). These rooms are right near the middle pool and spa, and only a short walk away from the main pool and reception. The rooms on the ground floor had a large terrace but these weren't as private as the first floor balconies.

Our other room, 117, was a ground floor deluxe room closer to the main pool and looked like it had been refurbished recently with a beautiful black marble (granite?) bathroom - very nice. TV reception in all rooms was just basic channels and didn’t include CNN, Discovery Channel etc.

The gardens, ponds and water features in the hotel are beautifully maintained. Free wifi is available in the lobby and the adjacent lounge, but unfortunately not in the rooms.

All the meals we had at the hotel were good with the exception of breakfast - expensive and very average quality. We usually had breakfast at one of the many cafes on the beach a short walk away for 1/3 of the price.

Hardy's Supermarket is a short bemo or taxi ride away, or a 10 min walk ; push bikes are for hire everywhere - we hired 9 for 2 hours and rode the path along the beach - great fun! ; Massage places are cheap and plentiful, or for a splurge Aroma Spa is good. We had good meals at Gateway To India, The Wicked Parrot, Street Cafe, La Taverna and great live music at Casablanca.

Sanur is much quieter than Kuta/Legian but that’s what we liked about it. Would definitely stay at Griya Santrian again.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have more privacy
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and decided to go back for another 6 nights since we loved Bali and loved this location. There is an amazing boardwalk that takes you from the top to the bottom of the beach. We were early birds and got up early every morning to watch the beautiful sunrises with Mt Agung in the background. The 2nd time we were there we were given the newly renovated deluxe rooms. Beautiful. We loved the direct access to the beach and the food was excellent. Found the cocktails to be a little watered down so started to look elsewhere for our evening cocktails. Finally on the last night we mentioned the watered down factor to the bartender and he gave us superb margaritas. There were many families,couples and singles at this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Firstly , the positives, beautifully situated on pretty Sanur Beach front. The pool looks out to the sea and has a swim up bar.
Very attractive grounds and statues dot the grounds and paths.
Very friendly staff.
We chose a beach side room and were most unimpressed, dark , gloomy with a well below standard , TINY bathroom, picture , chipped enamel bathtub with shower over, toilet that wouldn't flush properly, a 70s TV set
The most disappointing was NO WI FI in room
Really in 2013 if you're not going to offer Free WI FI , which you should, at least give guests an option to buy some time in their room , rather than having to traipse around to public areas .
It felt a bit like a Butlins seaside camp with huge amounts of Dutch / German groups escaping the Winter
Some guests mentioned that some rooms were lovely with large bathrooms, wish we had have had one of those.
The aircon was icy, we couldn't alter it, came down with a cold from it I think too.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

this hotel is awesome, highly recommend the suites. great pools, great restaurants, great location, there are nice verandahs or balconies outside each room, the suites have TV, DVD, coffee table, tea/coffee making, dressing room with hand basin, separate bathroom with shower, toilet and bath. clothes line above bath. toiletries provided. so spacious, mosquito nets around the four poster king sized bed. absolute luxury.

Room Tip: The suites are amazing, lounge chair, fridge, lots of room. The deluxe rooms are really nice, just...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Stayed 6 nights in November and would definately go back, the resort is right on the beach so you have the choice of the lovely pools or the beach to relax by. The staff are super helpful the rooms are fine, couldn't fault the place.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights during a 4 week trip round Bali - easily the worst value for money of all the places we stayed.
The hotel is undergoing major building work which we were unaware of until arrival. We were offered a free meal as a 'good will' gesture but unfortunately the meal at the inhouse restaurant was terrible!
The room photos on the website showed a nice rain shower but the room we had had an old shower that was little more than a trickle.
Breakfast was not included in our package and we were told it would be 10$us to purchase - turns out that's before tax which we found out later - we tried it only once and it was no where near worth the money!
No mosquito net over bed - would be a welcome addition!
Wifi is only in communal areas and very slow.
On the plus side - the grounds are beautiful with good clean pools and a very nice beach front.
If you do stay here, eat at 'the village' for good pizza and 'little bird'. We also went diving with 'joes gone diving' and had a fantastic time.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed at Griya in Jan 2013 and it was our 3rd visit to Bali & 3rd time at Griya. It had been 13 years since our last trip and they have made some great improvements including the reception area and 2 extra pools which was great as we stayed towards the back of the resort. The staff as always were great and always willing to make sure your stay is one to remember. Griya is in a perfect position in Sanur with all the top restaurants, Hardy's supermarket, money changers and the markets all within short walking distance. Highly recommended for those with families and those who just want a relaxing time. Already planning the next trip to Griya.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Griya Santrian

Address: Danau Tamblingan 47 | PO Box 3055, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
#7 Family Hotel in Sanur
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanur
#13 Luxury Hotel in Sanur
#13 Spa Hotel in Sanur
Price Range: £82 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Griya Santrian 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Griya Santrian welcomes you to experience an enduring tale of warm traditional Balinese hospitality on the laid back sunrise coast of Sanur Beach. This beautiful beachfront resort, the sister property of Puri Santrian, is unmistakably among the most renowned landmarks in Sanur, gracing a perfectly central location on the quiet shore and with an unending classical design that continues to charm visitors, be it new and repeat visitors alike. Sanur is well known as a spot for luxurious seaside accommodation with its white sand beach bordering a reef-sheltered lagoon, making it one of the safest on the island, and thus perfect for families. As a luxuriant oasis in Sanur, Griya Santrian's enduring warm Balinese touches are imbued throughout its range of impeccable services and facilities. Leafy tropical Balinese gardens comprising flowering undergrowth and large shady trees (some older than the resort itself) dominate its manicured landscaping. And guests enjoy ease of access to the local shopping and dining hubs of Sanur, all within walking distance from the resort. At the heart of the Balinese owned and operated resort are its wonderful accommodation features - well designed and appointed guestrooms are spread throughout its two main wings. The two story Garden Wing comprises a total of 37 rooms with private balconies or terraces overlooking the resort's aforementioned lush gardens. Meanwhile, the ever popular Beach Wing features a total of 20 spacious rooms that let guests wake up to the wonderful garden view and the dramatic Sanur sunrises. Balconies or terraces also overlook the resort's main pool. Cable TV, mini-bar, hot and cold water, IDD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safe and air conditioning all come as standard in-room amenities, to name a few. Alternatively, a choice of 59 Deluxe Rooms welcome guests to garden and pool views with some closer to the beach and feature en suite marble bathrooms and separate showers. For those who prefer a more lavish accommodation will find the Santrian Suite, a capacious suite with a 68 sqm bedroom with an elegantly draped four-poster bed as its center piece, together with a dressing room and private balcony. Designed with a refined modern Balinese approach, the suite serves as the ultimate romantic getaway for couples and honeymooners, while also great for families. For dining pleasures, Griya Santrian presents its main restaurants and outlets, which includes The Wantilan Restaurant, offering sumptuous breakfasts and all-day dining complemented by sweeping ocean views over the Sanur coastline. Meanwhile, Griya Beach Corner serves a wide choice of Italian, Japanese and Asian specialty dishes in a refreshing open-air setting. For a bit of romance, lovebirds can optionally spice things up with a bespoke candlelit dinner. The Spa at Griya Santrian is a thoughtfully designed and purpose built facility that offers a wide range of health and beauty treatments using natural fruit and flower extracts that will totally indulge you from top to toe. It's the go-to place within the resort grounds where guests can discover a great way to re-energize, refresh and rejuvenate during their stay. Griya Santrian opened in 1972 as a luxury boutique resort with a pride and commitment towards the preservation of Balinese arts and culture. While keeping to its roots and now in its fourth decade running, Griya Santrian continues to improve its facilities and services. The most recent addition includes a new wing room which was unveiled only last year, and repeat guests will also be surprised to see a new spa adjacent the resort's lobby, set to be completed this year. Several key facelifts are also well underway in 2016. ... more   less 
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