This is a fabulous hotel. We were there a week - I wish we were still there!
Location - You enter it down a driveway (200m?) off Bisma Street which dips down and then curves to the right. It is therefore very close to town (i.e. walk down Bisma over an unpaved winding track to town and near the second entrance to the monkey forest, or walk up Bisma to the main road (with the palace / market).
Food - There are alot of restaurants close by - either in Bisma (e.g. next to the turn-off, or up Bisma) or in town (either way).
Lay out - At the top is reception. You then walk through a gate and the rooms (villas) are located down the hill from there. It is set on alot of land so there is alot of space. The dining area is under reception and overlooks a manicured lawn and trees, some villas, and beyond the jungle on the other side. The pool is charming, and overlooks the rice paddies below and the jungle on the opposite site of the creek. The architecture is fabulous - statues, paths, walls. It is older style - some of the rooms have been done up and some are being done up. The bathrooms in both are ok. The beds are better in the done up rooms.
Sounds - There is a stream flowing beside the villas, and so there is always the sound of water. At dawn and dusk you can hear the birds. (Sunrise is magical there as the jungle wakes up). There is a sports (badminton) hall next door and that can be loud. It doesn't last all day and you cant hear it from the pool. Otherwise it is silent.
Spring - there is a spring accessible through the villas with a shrine and carvings. It looks ancient but is probably not. It is a very beautiful place.
Rooms - We stayed in 2 rooms - one was like a tree house overlooking (distant) jungle on 2 sides, and the other was more done up and had a balcony overlooking jungle and a self contained kitchen.
Staff - The staff were very helpful, pleasant and good. The receptionist is outstanding.
Facilities - There is a great pool (described above), and breakfast area. TV is only in Indonesian. It was really good in the end not to have it - much more peaceful.
Future - The land next door is to be sold and developed. In the meantime, this is either forest or rice paddies and manicured lawns and gardens.
FABULOUS!!! This a very special place. Get there while you can.
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