I decided to book a room here after reading the excellent reviews on trip advisor. Unfortunately, I only made my decision a few days in advance so the Bungalows were already fully booked. However, Lisolette sent a very helpful and friendly email back to me saying I could come to Geria Giri and drop my bags off while she helped me find somewhere else suitable. I was quite taken by surprise by this generous offer and intrigued to see the place after all the recommendations on trip advisor that I took her up on the offer. When I arrived, I was greeted as an old friend, invited in to sit down, have a cup of tea and a chat to relax after my journey (I'd done two dives that morning and then driven over 3 hours on a scooter). I was introduced to staff and other guests and we discussed plans for which dive sites I'd like to go to. Lisolette then told me about a lovely room that was available and she would recommend for me just a couple of minutes walk away, same price, right on the beach. I was driven there to check it out, it was indeed lovely, very spacious, with big glass doors opening out onto the beach so I could hear the waves as I went to sleep. So I stayed there, but was welcome to use the facilities at Geria Giri anytime I liked and I did 5 dives with Adventure Divers whilst I was there as well. The vibe at Geria Giri is so lovely, relaxed and welcoming. There is something about it and about Lisolotte and David's manner that makes you feel so comfortable and at home. It is because of places and service like this that I prefer to stay in small guest houses rather than the expensive international hotels. The welcome is so wonderful that it isn't even 'service' any more, it's like staying with friends or family. Highly highly recommend it! Thank you so much, Lisolotte and David!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bungalows nestled in a secluded shady garden just a minutes walk from the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Geria Giri Shanti Bungalows Amed, Bali