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Pondok Bambu
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed here last year and decided to revisit this year. We weren't disappointed.
We booked the same poolside room and found it had been upgraded. As far as we were concerned, it was great as it was - but with the upgrade it was even better (and the same price!!).
The manicured gardens were still as beautiful as ever, and not a leaf out of place. It really was a delight to walk to our room. The restaurant food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the service was friendly and efficient (without "hovering near you......waiting"), and all the hotel staff were there to help and assist.
This is one of the nicest hotels we have visited.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We stayed in pondok bambu a few times already. really enjoyed each time, very relaxing, great room for the price, nice restaurant with the best view, great place to watch the sunset, friendly staff.
I did my open water course with the dive centre--bambu divers. The instructors were excellent, really enjoyed my very first time diving experience, all brand new equipment, good size dive boat that is moored in front of the hotel, easy access to all dive sites.
My husband and I really really enjoyed our recent stay, thanks to Hans, Gerard, Harald, and Putu from Bambu Divers team.
We will be back soon ! ;)

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SifraJU
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights after 4 nights in Saren Indah, Ubud. Although not close to matching Saren Indah's service standards, Pondok Bambu is pretty nice with newly renovated rooms and pretty good breakfast and restaurant (no buffet though).

There's not much to do around though other than sitting on their porch and looking at the sea. There's no beach beyond the hotel to walk - you need to go to either Pasir Putih (White Sand Beach, 150,000 IDR taxi round-trip) or the Gwolava (Black Sand Beach near Padangbai) to experience a real beach. Its good for snorkeling and diving outings though.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room - its only 500,000 IDR more than the other rooms but worth it.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Krishna1982
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We have visited Pondok Bambu several times and by the first time we were struck by the friendliness of the place. Exellent hospitality. It is a relaxed closeness in this resort that makes you feel at home.
It has now got an inhouse dive center (Bambu Divers Candidasa), with their own instructor and diving boat, so it is a really easy way to both relax and go on divingtrips. The pool fits both for little kids and for diving trainees.
The seaview is soothing for stressed people, the food is good, the health drink menu is astonishing

Room Tip: The most quiet (and best) rooms are the rooms facing the pool and the sea. All the rooms are now rehabilitated. There is some traffic noise for the rooms by the reception.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank BardalJostein
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Our biggest problem with the Pondok Bambu is that we were not there long enough. The lovely laid back atmosphere of the hotel and Candidasa itself, saw my family at it's happiest. We were in the family room (Rm 1) and even though it is the closest room to the road we really didn't have too much traffic noise. The bathroom was modern and very clean and we loved sitting out on our porch in the evenings. The beds were comfortable (although a little squeaky iykwim) and all the room facilities were in perfect working order. We found the staff to be very laid back and helpful when needed. This is the place I will return to on my Bali visits. I love all of Bali but this area is the new love for me.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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