If you need a place to just crash for a night or two in Bali and you aren't too fussy over accommodations, this could be your place. It has a decent location all things considered (walkable to a Mini-mart, Starbucks and McDonald's but nothing much beyond that) and sits on a relatively quiet side street which can be good for noise but hard for taxi drivers to find.
I first stayed here back in 2012 and found it to be quite good all things considered. It definitely has taken a bit of a beating in the last two years since my last visit; the wear and tear was definitely noticeable on the property.
In each case, I've only stayed 1 night and left in the morning, mainly due to late night flight arrivals and me not wanting to spend so much for a night in a luxury hotel on the first night when I wouldn't fully be able to utilize a nice resort.
Rooms here are basic and relatively clean but I noticed that there really doesn't seem to be any such thing as a "smoking" and "non-smoking" room here. Pretty much anything seems to go. My room was pretty clean on the surface (with the exception of the bathroom which was a bit filmy with soap in the shower area) but the room smelled like someone had been smoking in it when I first arrived and the smell covered up with air freshener. Aircon helped a bit but the air still felt a bit dirty.
The beds here are actually quite comfortable and for the price you can't really complain too much.
Service here is decent; some staff are super great, others are less helpful and can't seem to be bothered. There's also a strange amount of people that seem to loiter around the lobby area and on the street near the lobby. Whether or not they were staff I couldn't tell as most were not wearing the t-shirts with the hotel name that most staff seem to wear.
Pool is really just a small plunge pool that looked cloudy and not something I would want to swim in, so if you are envisioning a pool with some lounge chairs to chill at (there isn't even any pool furniture from what I recall) you probably will be left disappointed.
Bottom line; this place is good for a night or two in my opinion but anything beyond that I wouldn't personally go for. If you just need a place to sleep for a couple days and that's it, this place should suit you just fine. And for the price, it is incredibly good value.
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