We paid AU$200 for 3 nights including bfst and afternoon tea.
We chose this little B&B after reading the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, but unfortunately too many negatives lead to a disappointing stay :(
Amazing view out over the sea from our room - devine !
Lovely little balcony to enjoy it all from.
Beautiful clean pool with comfy pool beds
Good reasonably priced massage
Cheap mini bar
Cleanliness - the floor of our room felt grimey, the cushion and lounge covers were stained and smelt disgusting.
The floor of the restaurant and chairs were in need of a good scrub and the entrance to the kitchen was filthy - could not bear to see where the food was being prepared - ugh !
The cat was often sitting on the table which was not wiped before food was served - horrible.
Breakfast was ok but our other meals were very ordinary so not sure where all the rave reviews are coming from for the restaurant. We ate at Sails and Blue Moon and the meals there were fabulous for slightly higher prices.
The bath towells smelt musty and the pool towells are recycled without being washed. They are hung on the owners verandah to dry and reissued - really bad ! Trust me, I saw it happen daily.
The shower area was filthy - the stones on the floor look nice but are covered in soap scum and hair and our shower did not drain properly and flooded the whole floor with an inch of water which took us an hour to clean up. We reported it to one of the staff who was unfazed - seemingly a regular occurence as there are water stains on the bed and wardrobe legs from past floodings !
Noise - because this hotel is right on the road the traffic is quite loud - so pack your earplugs.
Restaurant guests using the pool. The (approx)12 year sold son of restaurant guest swam in the pool which is probably ok except he had no swimming attire so swam nude - totally inappropriate and a very uncomfortable situation for in house guests !!!
Check out. We went to pay our bill and were told they had no credit card or EPTPOS available - it had been broken for 6 weeks !!!! How hard would it have been to alert your customers at the time of booking or at least on check in that cash was the only option for payment ? We offered to pay in our local currency but this was not acceptable. It was incredibly time consuming and inconvenient as we had to track down a money changer ! Could have been interesting if the only funds we had available were via credit card !
Wonderful staff working there - but there is no joy - no laughing - they just don't seem happy to be there which is so unusual for Bali.
The owners - very unfriendly. We tried for 3 days to get a smile or any acknowlegement from the female owner - she ignored us. I will give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she is shy.
The male owner was quite gruff but did speak occassionally.
We often felt that we were intruding on the families privacy which I guess is a problem when you stay at a B&B which is basically the owners home, but offering a spa and restaurant surely puts it into the small hotel category I would have thought !
The overall feel was that the owners were happy with the money but "over" having guests stay.
So Aquaterrace - make up your mind - keep it as your private home or make a decision to be more welcoming to your paying guests.
Sorry, but there are lots of much better places to stay in Amed for similar $$s
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed&Breakfast&Bistro Aquaterrace is located in Amed,east of Bali.180゜ stunning ocean view,from sunrise over the ocean.We offer 3 of comfortable modern-style rooms and swimming pool, spa & restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bed & Breakfast Aquaterrace Amed, Bali