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“peaceful atmosphere, needs some love”

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Kusuma-Jaya-Indah Resort
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Amed
Ubud, Indonesia
2 reviews
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“peaceful atmosphere, needs some love”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

After checking another nearby hotel on the beachside of Amed we settled on this place because the rooms were nicer and we got a better price. Amed seems to be geared towards couples so traveling as a family of 5 we found we needed 2 rooms. The best things about Kusuma are the landscaping, the layout of the bungalows, the gardens and the pool. The beach access is convenient and the overall atmosphere is very tranquil and we did not feel out of place as a family. The pool is nice, deep enough and long enough to enjoy with nice seating around it and room enough for a few different guests. The staff were friendly and somewhat knowledgeable, though understand, most Balinese in Amed speak mainly bahasa so be prepared. They arranged a boat trip for us for snorkeling and the price was the going rate and I didn't feel like they were trying to take advantage of us price-wise on anything.

Now for the not-so-great. The free breakfast was o.k., though nothing too special. We got orchid butter one day and New Zealand the next day. Big difference in taste, but thye just brought it, seemingly no choice. The first day we arrived we decided to try lunch there and were pretty disappointed. The food did not seem very fresh and was bland, and what flavor it had didn't really work. Not recommended. We had dinner across the street at C'est Bon, only a little better, less expensive and lots of atmosphere, Rasti was quite the host and a musician too. Maybe not for everyone though. The food at Ary's Warung, just up the road was excellent and not a far walk. Titi's is right there also, but we didn't make it there this trip.

The rooms, while bright and airy, had a feeling of mild neglect. The beds were not super-comfortable, the sheets seemed rather old, towels seemed to be in shortage and also of a rather distant era. The 'hot shower' like the butter, was inconsistent and only worked one out of three tries and even then took a long time coming. The toilet in one bathroom reeked of urine all the time from the minute we arrived until we checked out ( I'm guessing it still does). The other one only smelled slightly less strong.

We'd probably look around a bit before staying here again, but for the price and the atmosphere it could be worth it if you do not want to spend half the day looking at places. It is not close to much, but a short walk up the hill offers a great view of the volcano and then down the hill you are in Jemeluk.

A few tips about Amed: the google maps of the area are inconsistent and figuring out where everything is can take some time. We went in the middle of rainy season, and it rained everyday from about midday on, so if you are planning to go this time of year plan to get up early and then bring raingear or stuff to do indoors. the snorkeling is not great this time of year either as the water gets cloudy and was choppy when we went out. Amed is quite beautiful though and certainly worth a visit, very unspoiled feeling.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

My wife & I always go to this lovely place.
Helpfull staff at any occasion, Bungallows are spacious, the mature & well maintained garden is just charming, a pool long enough to swimm and a fantastic view from the restaurant.
As we are scubadivers we found the location perfect to reach dive spots easily and we have used Ecodive diving center to enjoy our favorite activity. Great combination!
Thanks to Ayu for all your attention, making our stays always peaceful and memorable!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea to enjoy both garden and sea view!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Traditional Balinese bungalows set in a beautifully maintained garden. A very quiet location, perfect for a couple of days rest and relaxation.
Rooms could do with a little improvement though - the old shower head smelt rusty when we ran the water and the ceiling fan did very little to cool us of a night time.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We had had good recommandation about this hotel , that's why we stopped here.
The place is really nice, the garden is beautiful, but the service waste everything.
During the check in (worst in the check out) the guy was unpleasant, upset by our presence, and it was worst when we tryed to order something to eat!
Honestly , we were almost scared to ask for something, like an ashtray or Wifi code...
This place is not for free, the shipper room cost 300 000 rupiah so a little smile and a better welcoming will be good.

It's a pity because the place is cool, the food too, but they have to improve their relational.
We stayed just one night because of that and moved to a nicer place just nearby this one....

  • Stayed March 2012
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Additional Information about Kusuma-Jaya-Indah Resort

Property: Kusuma-Jaya-Indah Resort
Address: Jemeluk Amlapura Bali - Indonesia, Amed, Abang 80852, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Abang > Amed
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Amed
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Amed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Kusuma-Jaya-Indah Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Kusuma-Jaya-Indah Resort Amed, Bali

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