Just returned home after a wonderful 10 days at Pondok Ayu. This little hotel certainly lived up to the reviews on this website. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday in villa like surroundings, away from the hustle of the beach area, this is for you. The rooms are large, well furnished with a king size bed, plenty of storeage room, a large marble en-suite bathrooom with a full size bath, and spotlessly clean. The gardens and pool area are immaculate and the breakfast room which overlooks the pool, is a great innovation where guests sit at a large round table and share their experiences. Breakfast is by individual order (not buffet) with eggs to your preference, bacon, tomato and toast and a small fresh tropical fruit platter. The omelets are particularly good.
The walk to the beach and shopping area requires negotiating a couple of streets where smiling locals and schoolkids exchange greetings, then the "thrill" of crossing the By-Pass road. Wait patiently and go with the locals is the answer. We at 78 and 83 years respectively didn't have a problem, however, the hotel car is normally available free of charge in the Sanur area if walking is not your scene, and a taxi from the beach and shopping area back to Pondok costs about A$2.
The friendly, helpful staff of Gede, Mardi, Putu, Kadek, the new girl (sorry forgot your name), also the evening driver for your restaurant excursions, plus the pool and gardener men, make for a great holiday experience. Thank you all, especially the girls who presented me with a lovely chocolate birthday cake complete with candles and sang "Happy Birthday" on my patio.
- 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 6 (2011-2017) 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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- Also Known As:
- Pondok Ayu Hotel Sanur
- Pondok Ayu Sanur
- Pondok Ayu Bali/Sanur