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Pondok Ayu
Ranked #9 of 78 Hotels in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Nice resort, small intimate and comfortable. It's the sort of resort that you stay at while you enjoy things off the resort. A drawback is the busy four lane road to cross to get to shopping and restaurants. The communal dining was okay, but if you don't feel like conversation it was a bit hard as we were all seated at the one big round table. The staff were excellent, helpful, friendly and caring. It's not a flash big resort but the price is very reasonable. It is located in a residential spot of Sanur, away from the main accommodation area. Beaches are a fair way away - walking briskly about 20 minutes and you do have to negotiate the main road. Other than the swimming pool there are no attractions at Pondok. You will need to have plenty of reading material and things to do off the resort.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We have just had 10 relaxing days here - lovely hotel and great, friendly staff. The hotel is not in the main Sanur area but if you don't like walking Gede will give you a free ride to the shops, beach and restaurants. If he is not available it's only a 20,000 Rp ($2) taxi ride. We met several interesting guests during our stay from Italy, Russia, Germany and Australia - there were many chats over a leisurely breakfast. A great place to stay.

Room Tip: All 4 rooms are great and the suite is fantastic!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in Bali ever over the last two decades - Quiet, secluded private - its like staying in your own villa without the hassle of arranging all the services which include breakfast and other meals. The staff treat you like family - and all the services can come to you so that you may never need to leave the hotel. The beach, shopping and restaurants are not far - you can walk or get transport there but if you want to leave the maddening crowd behind and truly relax you can't go past this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Incredible value, spacious, clean, well appointed rooms, wonderfully dedicated staff and interesting well travelled fellow guest make this a rewarding experience in a small boutique establishment.
Please note: we are fussy.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AdelaideEdmund
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I recently took my extended family (3 adult kids and partners) to Bali for a family celebration.

Pondok Ayu was ideal. 5 big rooms (including one large suite). In great condtion, the private hotel met our needs to a tee. Nothing was too much trouble.

Great staff including the amazing Gede (manager) who went out of his way - consistently - to look after us.

A pleasant walk to downtown Sanur and the Beach its location in a residential area was ideal - nice and quiet.

We wil be back - an idela place to unwind and particularly good if you want to take a group.

Thoroughly recommended. Pricing attractive also!

Room Tip: Upstaris roms have an outlook from their terraces. Downstars closer to the pool!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank John S
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Returned to Sydney this morning and cannot wait to return to Pondok A! What a special place!
Pondok A has the right balance of warmth/inclusiveness and the opportunity to enjoy timeout. Time frames seem very flexible - wake up at leisure - greeted with a smile - nobody worried if the breakfast requests stretched over an hour! Eggs great and Bali coffee delicious. We could enjoy breakfast with friends, beside the pool or on our terrace. The scale of Pondok is perfect - enough room around the pool for each person to feel they were enjoying their own patch of Paradise!
The restaurants and other treats of Sanur were a couple of minutes away by car or a delightful ten minute walk. We loved the opportunity to see a bit of the life of the community as we walked to our restaurants at night knowing that Gede would be there to bring us home if we had walked our feet off.
Our room was large and linen always fresh. And the bath was a treat - there is one in every room.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have a great aspect. All bathrooms have plenty of natural light.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pondok Ayu. The staff were so lovely- really caring, considerate and genuine. They went out of their way to help me with my beginners Bahasa Indonesia - very patient and generous people!! The rooms were clean and spacious, and I really enjoyed the chance to stay in such a small boutique hotel. As clearly stated on their website, Pondok Ayo is not a beachside hotel, but the walk into town/the beach was quick (10 minutes) and easy. I would definitely stay there again and I have recommended the hotel to friends travelling to Bali. Thank you Pondok Ayu!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about Pondok Ayu

Address: Jl. Sekuta Pudak no. 3, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sanur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
Price Range: £53 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Ayu is a little piece of heaven located in beautiful Sanur, Bali. We are a small boutique hotel that provides very personalised service by our wonderful friendly staff. Winning Trip Advisor travellers' choice awards for 5 (2011-2016) consecutive years and the honour of being in their hall of fame, also a second best budget hotel in all of Asia makes Pondok Ayu Sanur Bali a perfect place for your next holiday. Pondok Ayu can be booked on a room by room basis or you can book the entire hotel for a group or family holiday, this can be done directly with us or through a travel agent. We are surrounded by splendid gardens and a wonderful peaceful setting. As we fell in love with Bali many years ago I am sure you will do the same thing with Pondok Ayu and the atmosphere here. Sanur is in a very good position as it is at the start to most of your tours and central to Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua and Denpasar. ... more   less 
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Pondok Ayu Hotel Sanur
Pondok Ayu Sanur
Pondok Ayu Bali/Sanur

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