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“In the middle of sanur and right on the beach”
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Laghawa Beach Inn
Ranked #71 of 79 Hotels in Sanur
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Laghawa Beach Inn is a friendly hotel. Good price -quality, clean, well kept and situated at the beach and in the centre of Sanur . Friendly and helpfull staff (Augus). Will visit this place again!
Jacqueline

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

We arrived at Laghawa Beach Inn, as the taxi driver we were with had brought us to several of the hotels we had researched, but they did not have space, or they had raised the price per night from what was advertised.

We went to the front desk at Laghawa, and learned that it was 550,000 rp per night for a twin room. We asked to see the room before making our decision. We walked in, it was dimly lit, and it was musty. The sheets on the bed were a little worn, and the whole room actually looked like it needed some renovating.

We decided to stay for one night as we had had a long day and wanted to just settle somewhere. We managed to barter with the front desk, and got the room for a discounted price of 500,000 rp for the night. We unpacked and went to the beach. To say we were disappointed would have been an understatement. The lounge chairs available for the hotel guests were dirty and almost all broken. The lounge chairs for rent were not much better (if compared to the lovely ones we had been renting in Seminyak the week prior). The beach was not sand, and not rock, it was somewhere in between. The water wasn't clear, it was dark from the patches of seaweed that lined the shores, and there were these weird man-made peninsulas built from rock, jutting out into the ocean, almost creating a bay for the hotel's beach. There was also one parallel to the beach in the middle of the water with two pagodas on either end, and this prevented the surf from crashing on shore. But it also made the water calm, and warm, and murky, and not what we would like after experiencing beaches in Seminyak, Padang-Padang, and Lipah.

We gave up on the beach, and moved to the pool. The pool was so warm, it was worse then bath water (Especially in November temperatures outside), and the chairs around the pool were dirty. There were bird cages with some birds, who did not look so happy. There were what seemed like locals swimming around in the pool with so many children, probably contributing to the warmth of the water! We decided to go to the room and get ready for dinner instead.

The one thing that Laghawa did do better then all the other locations we stayed at in Bali was provide strong Wi-Fi in the room. We were able to stream tv shows (since we weren't enjoying the outside that much) and upload pictures from our travels.

There were a few nice restaurants in the area, and we settled on a Mexican place for dinner. We noticed that the atmosphere was more of an older crowd (like 50+). And we assumed the reason the older crowd would come to Sanur is to stay at the Hyatt which was on the main street as well. My friend and I, being 20-something women, did not really take to Sanur, and I can't imagine the older people putting up with that beach anyway! (Maybe it's nicer at the Hyatt!)

After one night we checked out and went back to Seminyak where we loved it, and we didn't even take any photos in Sanur, because it just wasn't worth the memory!

All in all, Sanur is boring, Laghawa Beach Inn is run down, and you can get a lot more bang for your buck in other areas that are a bit more lively, and much more beautiful!

Room Tip: The suites are probably of better standard, but I can't imagine they'd be any better value.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

We spent the first week of December 2012 at Laghawa Beach Inn in room 126 for less than AU$50 per night with breakfast included. Airport transfers are extra cheap at Rp100k only which is about two thirds the taxi and street price. Breakfast is buffet style in the comfortable and roomy cafe/restaurant and includes a full cooked meal with fruit and toast and tea/coffee. The Jakarta/Bali Post is provided free and the wi-fi is also free but the quality is not so good inside the rooms but reasonable outside the room on the verandah. The staff were terrific, especially the cleaners and gardeners who both do excellent jobs. As other reviewers have commented, the gardens are a delight. The pool is clean and large and on the walkway to the nearby beach. We are planning our next visit to Laghawa Beach Inn during 2013. The hotel is very centrally located in the middle of the 5-6km of Sanur Beach. Other patrons included family groups with children, couples and individuals. We never heard any complaints from them.

Room Tip: My wife and I would recommend room 126 which is close to the cafe/restaurant and beach and the main...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Nice located hotel in Sanur with pro's en contra's. My room was rather basic; however, the bathroom was poor and needed an update. Luckely the roomservice was okay. A bit nerve breaking was the family of scorpions that inhabited my porch.
Food and restaurant are standard, but not bad at all. The garden is very pretty. Nice pool, lawns and flowerbeds. Walking through this garden guests will reach the beach. This is the greatest value of this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed here for six days. The gardens are magnificent, there seem to be more people working in the gardens than looking after the rooms. The room was large but lacked a fridge or tea making facilities. Room cleaning was rudimentary. Wifi did not work in the room only at reception. Our air conditioner did not function correctly and it took two complaints and three days to get it fixed. The pool is large with its own bar and beach towels are provided. There is direct beach access via a short lane way. Sun lounges are provided free for hotel guests on the beach and at the pool but I think they might be in short supply during the busy season. This hotel is located about two hundred metre north of Hardy's Supermarket so has plenty of restaurants around it. Breakfast was pretty standard but you could help yourself to as much fruit and toast as you liked. Despite the faults we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

After a good stay in May 12, this visit was abysmal.
I'm beginning to believe that bookings via Agoda.com are not well thought-of in Bali.
Originally I was allocated a very small room at the rear, looking directly at another room.
Following a request for another room, I was allocated a room that was meant to be connecting with a room next door.
No problems.. except that the door to the adjoining room had fallen off its tracks and both rooms were then forced to share each other's sounds, including ablutions! That was fun!
Two subsquent couples, whom I advised not to accept the adjoining room, were immediately upgraded to a villa!
The staff at the beach bar are great; the staff at the main bar & restaurant are obviously employed to watch television and fondle their mobile phones. They are NOT there for the guest! They are also annoyingly pedantic about signing for each drink, even though the eventuall bill is against the room.
So.. Two visits... and that will be Laghawa done for me.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 12 nights. It was in a very handy location in Sanur and very close to the beach. The rooms where fine... but. The toilet, and the airconditioner kept packing it in. We tried to explain this to the staff several times but they never got fixed. The bed linen got changed every day but the shower and the toilet did not get cleaned. They swept and moped the floor, with a dirty mop. The gardens where really nice and well looked after and very pretty but the amenities where sub standard and dirty. Pity they did not spend that time on the rooms as well! The service was really bad to say the least but the staff where friendly. The pool seemed O.K. The buffet breakfast was adequate. But there was plenty of cafe's and eaters whith-in walking distance. We had a good time any way. So we would stay there again. You get what you pay for after all.

Room Tip: I would stay away from the main entrance and restaurant it was a little noisy.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Jln. Danau Tamblingan 51, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #71 of 79 Hotels in Sanur
Price Range: £26 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Laghawa Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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