We (2 adults and a 14mth toddler) were in The Gangsa for 5 days.
To our pleasant surprise, we were upgraded to a 3-bedroom villa which was HUGE. The living room, dining area, and kitchen are separated from the master bedroom. there are 2 deck chairs and a sun bed next to the pool. Master bedroom is spacious and there are pockets of space to relax. I only wished it was brighter so i could read. The resort offers free refills of mini bar certainly helped to brighten our day!
We expected a playpen when we requested for a cot and again, to our surprise, it was a huge wooden cot which came with a mosquito net and latches so it's really safe and comfortable. He slept better than he did at home!
The living area is really cosy with sofa, sunbeds. And there is also a radio with several CDs if you want some relaxing music. BUT there are tons of mosquitoes, despite having at least 4 mosquito coils around. Note to Gangsa management, the pond between living and dining area of Villa Kantil is a breeding ground, i saw a lot of larvae squirming around. You may want to look into cleaning that. I left with 20+ bites on my legs. Mosquito coils were refilled and relit twice a day, and they supply a huge bottle of repellent which thankfully worked for my son.
Tropical fruit basket was refilled on a daily basis. Breakfast selection was good, and they are able to accommodate switching of items, i miss bubur kacang ijo! Not to mention daily complimentary tiered hi tea which was great too!
There is a free transport service limited to Sanur area at your convenience and a daily shuttle service for Kuta. The transportation which is an MPV is very comfortable and there are fresh servings of cookies and bottled water every trip. We also found out from the driver that if you took the shuttle to Kuta and is unsure what time you want to head back, as long as it is during the times when the shuttle service runs, the resort would cover the taxi fare!
If you are travelling with kids and wondering if it's suitable resort, look no further! And if you need groceries, there is Hardy's, in Sanur town The supermarket has a good selection of baby products, fruits, fresh produce.
We checked out a few restaurants in town, Grocer & Grind, nothing fantastic, but if you want a burger and free wifi, this is where to go. Pregina's serves a mean crispy duck and our favourite, Mila's Warung. Mila's Warung is small, sits maximum 8 tables but packs so much punch! Central Javanese cuisine that is really good and cheap and it's 3mins drive from Gangsa! We love it so much we ordered in for lunch and dinner for a few occasions. It is quite popular, so just ask the reception and they will know where to send you.
To summarise, Sanur won us over with the warmth of its people and The Gangsa impressed with sincere service that comes with thoughtfulness and immense pride in what they do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to an idyllic of modern comforts, unparalleled service and warm local village charm. from the moment you arrive, Kayumanis Sanur will serenade some harmony back into your life by offering you the opportunity to experience traditional Balinese life, the lush tropical landscapes, the spaciously comfortable private villa, and the gangsa's renowned ability to service your every need. Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa is another exclusive haven of Kayumanis private villas, who pioneered the concept of exclusive, luxury vacation retreats in Bali and in China; and continues to raise the standard by which others are to follow. Named after the keyed instrument that plays the resonant melodies in a traditional orchestra, Kayumanis Sanur was created with the vision to introduce travellers to a harmonious serenade of life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gangsa Hotel Sanur
- Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa Bali