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“Nice try but needs some quick, significant improvements”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Puri Sunia Resort

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Puri Sunia Resort
Ranked #39 of 195 Hotels in Ubud
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Nice try but needs some quick, significant improvements”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Pros:
Nice secluded and quiet location with convenient hourly shuttle to Ubud (15min)
Some in the staff provide excellent service
Great breakfast
Lots of activities being offered

Cons:
Need to maintain rooms better ( water leaking from the roof, stained / teared curtains and mosquito nets). Rainy season tested their facilities.
Some in the staff have attitude problems / need better training to be professional
Quality of the drivers for the tours being offered very unequal. Better to book a professional service, especially if you want a guided tour. Drivers wont even warn you about scams out of some temples/ waterfalls where "guides" want to charge arguing you have to enter with a local if you want to enter at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We finished off our honeymoon at Puri Sunia and it really was a case of saving the best till last!! The hotel is located about a 15 min car journey from Ubud and is simply beautiful. We had a standard room which was huge and very clean and spent 5 nights here. The grounds are really peaceful and the swimming pool is lovely. We went in low season so had the pool to ourselves several afternoons which made it even nicer! The spa looked lovely but we spent too much time doing things to enjoy it!
The food at the hotel was very good. Breakfast was out of this world with 4 menus to choose from! Be warned though that it is a lot of food so you may want to limit the number of courses you have! We also had a couple of lunches and dinners there and thought the food was delicious. The staff were lovely and friendly and helpful in organising a days tour with a driver to see local temples which we would highly recommend.
We organised a cookery class at the Paon cookery school which was great fun and also a cycle trip with Bali Bike Baik which was one of the highlights of Ubud.
Ubud itself is interesting with lots of great craft shops but we were very glad to be staying outside of it as it isn't that pretty! The hotel organises a free shuttle service to and from Ubud throughout the day which is very handy. We ate in Ubud a few nights and would recommend Terazo and Ibu Rai.
Can't recommend Puri Sunia enough, stay and you won't be disappointed!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

If the shops in Ubud are your main reason for visiting, don't stay at the Puri Sunia. It is at least 20 minutes of windy roads away from the main stretch, and that gets to be a bit of a drag if you want to pop out for a spot of shopping, and then again later to sample fine dining elsewhere. Having said that, the grounds of the Puri Sunia, though relatively small, are lovely. Everywhere you go, there is the sound of water, and the sense that this is a place well cared for. The yoga deck is calming and a great place to practise yoga or taichi early in the morning. There's a coconut tree growing right out of one corner of the floor. The spa below the yoga deck is also delightful, but sadly, I felt that they could have employed more experienced masseuses.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

The staff are really wonderful. The hotel is 10 mins from Ubud town and the shuttle is free, runs hourly and very efficient. The rooms are a good size and comfortably furnished. The food is very good. The hotel is compact and I was disappointed there wasn't much of a view seeing as it's out of town among the rice fields and in nature.

  • Stayed December 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Before you think that I am going to give Puri Sunia a bad review, this is really not my intention. In fact, my overall rating for the resort is very good, which I must say was largely because of the staff and their services.

After reading the various comments on this site, I decided to book my stay at Puri Sunia for a relaxing holiday in Bali. Maybe its just me but I really did not expect the resort to be so small. It took us less than 5 minutes to cover the whole resort. Other than the main pool and the restaurant, you really don't have many other places to sit and relax.

We stayed in a pool villa, which is really very private. The only problem I had was that it was TOO close to nature. I saw big lizards just outside our rooms, bugs flying around and ants all over the room. Not that it's dirty. The room is in fact very clean but you just cannot avoid the bugs and ants given the surrounding. If you are scare of the creepy crawlies, maybe staying in the rooms on the 2nd level would be better rather than the villas. Otherwise, going to the toilet may become a very stressful experience since it is out in the open!

That said, if you're a nature lover and you don't think it's important for a resort to have too many facilities, this is really a nice place to stay in. We are in particular very impressed with the service staff. They were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. During our 5-day stay, the internet was down for 4 days. So I'm not sure if it is reliable.

Do try to go for the padi field trekking! It is one of the highlights of our trip! The lady staff (I forgot her name!) was very patient with everyone and made sure the pace was manageable for everyone. Just be careful, it is really not as easy as you think it is. Nonetheless fun! Try it!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Located a winding, scenic 15 minute drive from the town center, this is a perfect, quiet retreat from busy Ubud. Extremely friendly service (is there any other kind in Indonesia?), simple decor, lush landscaping, and healthy, full-portioned meals. Amazing, refreshing swimming pool. Great, reliable, hourly shuttle service to/from town. One of the best massages I've had in 15+ years living in Asia!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Great setting with adequate pool and decent facilities given the size of the hotel. Rooms are large and spacious but a little bit damp. Restaurant food is good and reasonably priced. Only one high chair (which had to be held together with a strip of cloth) which is a problem if more than one baby. Baby cot was provided but no net so we often found gecko droppings in our babies cot the next day, needless to say we didn't use it. Shuttle bus is regular and efficient. Every night we went to bed you could here music from somewhere, not great if you have a baby. We checked out one day early as we had booked four nights, it was too long. I found it rather odd than none of the staff even asked why we were leaving early.
Staff were very friendly and helpful but pitifully slow and disorganised. It seemed that there was no leadership or management presence.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Puri Sunia Resort
Address: Jl. Tirta Tawar, Br. Abangan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Ubud
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#15 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#31 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#33 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Puri Sunia Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Puri Sunia Resort - A Peacefully Home in Ubud Bali, Puri Sunia Resort nestled in its own secluded place surrounded by the natural of environment such as beautiful rice paddies, water, coconut trees, Balinese traditional village of Abangan and Kokokan Village, a home of thousand white herons. It's located only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, a home of art and cultural. Puri Sunia Resort is derived from Balinese word 'Puri' and 'Sunia'. Puri mean 'a house of King' and Sunia mean 'quiet or peaceful'. Offering 28 rooms in Balinese architecture with 1 Nandini Family Villa Private Pool, 3 Sunia private pool villas, 8 Nandini Suite and 16 Sunia Deluxe rooms. Enhancing the peacefully with meditation and yoga in yoga centre, relax and rejuvenate yourself in our Spa and sunny side at our main pool. You are surrounded by the textures and colour of nature, dressed slate, tiles, smooth unpainted wood, soft homespun, fabrics, intricate worked copper, fragrant alang-alang grass roofing, natural bamboo, rough cut stone, flowers and foliage. Puri Sunia Resort... Where magic happens and all experiences are enchanted. ... more   less 
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