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Griya Santrian
Ranked #17 of 79 Hotels in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 January 2010

Just returned from a lovely 2 weeks at Christmas. All the staff where genuinely friendly and helpful. The location is ideal if you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday.
We spent very little time in the room "garden view" but was more then happy with the quality. The hotel has 3 pools with sunbeds and there is also a beach frontage.
I looked at the Puri Santrian and was pleased I had chosen the Griya.
All the hotel food we had was excellent and from a varied menu including special themed occasions. Away from the hotel you can eat and drink at many beach side / roadside restaurants all within a short stroll and you will spend more on the drinks then you will on the food.
Only downside was the cost of the wine. Imported averaged £30.00, local £10.00 (not great). If you choose to stay here you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2009

If you decide to stay at the Griya, you should book one of the Suites. They are fabulous and the price-quality is very good! The staff is very friendly and the service is excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2009

Griya Santrian is a great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Lots of great restaurant's to eat at close by! I have stayed at the Puri Santrian, but i think Griya is much nicer, and is a better location. The room was okay a bit tired but clean,service can be a bit slow other than that every thing else was great! A great little place to eat at is the kaya Manis, down at the cross roads near The Mango Bar and bbq, JLTandakanNo 6.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank suthowa
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Reviewed 2 December 2009

My partner & I recently stayed 8 nights at the Griya Santrian. I was worried initially before arrival, due to the fact that they could not confirm we would receive a room with double bed (subject to availability upon arrival). However when I mentioned it was our anniversary, they were sure to upgrade us upon arrival from a garden wing room to a beach wing room. Although the beach wing room was part of the only wing that is not rennovated or newley built at the griya, its size & cleanliness were second to none. The room was so close to the pool & beach and the beach wing is by far the best location in our opinion througout the hotel (as well as the deluxe beach wing- new wing). The hotel is also in a great location, with the beachfront restaurants & the markets only a 2min walk away. The Griya is definitely the best standard beachfront hotel closest to the restaurants/market of sanur. The customer service was amazing. nothing was too hard or a problem for the staff at the griya. Our opinion of the griya was reflected greatly by the number of return guests staying at the hotel & the praises often heard around the hotel. We are planning on joininng the long list of return guests & returning ourselves next year! Our sincere thanks to the griya and the staff for an amazing stay.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

The hotel's location by the sea is perfect--beautiful, relaxing, and calm water that is great for kids. The 5 min walk to town makes it easy to eat at a multitude of places, change money, get transport, buy water and drinks and more. The facilities were well kept and high class, and the food offerings were quite decent, and very reasonably priced. In fact, surprisingly, the food and drink prices, transport costs, and exchange rates offered at the hotel were not substantially marked up, and in many cases were the same as outside the hotel.

So basically all of the physical offerings at the hotel were really top-notch--clearly designed by someone(s) that cared about offering a nice product. But as for the service, that's another story. The staff lounge around, and will rarely be there without being called first. In the evenings, they enjoy themselves--watching TV at the bar or perhaps taking in the ambiance of the poolside as they lounge in the chairs--making the most noise out of anyone. Ordering food and getting your food can take an eternity. With a completely empty restaurant, getting a main course delivered took 40 minutes. Getting a smile or greeting is a rarity. And to top it off, my 2 1/2 year old was yelled at, and I mean really yelled at, for splashing water on the pool bar counter that runs along side the BABY pool, not more than 4 inches above the surface of the water. And after the barman yelled at my boy and then turned to me, 30 meters away, and yelled for me to tell my child to stop. Sheez! Oh yes, and don't dare get out of the pool and sit at one of the tables that are not more than 4 feet from the water--you'll be barked at for getting the seats wet!

After a few days, it was apparent that the place was geared mostly for cocktail-sipping, pool-lounging, sun-soaking, advanced-age European guests that would never be seen doing strokes in the pool. And kids were not the norm.

So bottom line is, if you have a family and you love swimming, the offerings in Kuta are probably better. If you are traveling without kids, and lounging around and reading a book are your thing, this place is probably for you.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2009

We stayed here for 2 weeks and loved it. We stayed in the superior room near the bar pool and were really impressed. The room was very modern - huge bed, great bathroom and massive walk-in shower room. Cleaned every day really efficiently.

The grounds were really impressive and very well kept - choice of 3 pools and right on a great sandy beach. The food was good if slightly more expensive than the beach cafes nearby and the restaurants in the main town.

The staff were really friendly and we booked the bike ride round the rice fields which was an experience cycling down the busy roads - but the guide was fab and took is to lots of local sites.

Sanur was great for a honeymoon as it was fairly quiet but there were lots of great places to eat and go for cocktails etc.

We would recommend this hotel to anyone and would love to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2009

We stayed for 6 nights in October for our honeymoon. We booked the suite, and couldnt fault it. It was absolutely wonderful! The location is great, dont expect a heap of shopping, but restaurants are great and griya is very centrally located, only a short walk from hardys which is handy.
Pools are beautiful, very clean, we had no trouble finding chairs for the pools when we were there. Beach is not fantastic, but just being and looking at the beach was nice. Very quiet at night. breakfast was also very good.
I would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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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
#14 Luxury Hotel in Sanur
#14 Spa Hotel in Sanur
Price Range: £75 - £154 (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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