We stayed here with friends who were previous guests, and we were impressed with the wonderful view from the rooms and the pool area. However, that was the only real positive. The rooms, although generally clean, are in need of renovation, (apparently, new bed spreads were provided recently) and the bathrooms are very stained, and the build up of soap grime is appalling. They need major renovation. The stone tiles around the pool are very eroded and are dangerous, and the limited sun lounges are in poor condition
The restaurant food is generally quite good, but expensive compared to other local prices, and the cost of soft drink cans is ridiculous at $2.20. (local price is less than $1). Visa facilities are available, but cannot be relied upon as the connection is frequently down, and there is no manual backup available. As the closest ATM is over an hour away by expensive taxi, this can be very inconvenient and costly.
We did not see the owners at all during our stay, and other long term guests indicated that they live and work in Denpasar, and now only come out for a quick visit every few weeks. I think that the Bayu is suffering severely from lack of owner presence and interest, in both maintenance and staff attitude, and is slowly but surely in decline. It is overpriced in its current condition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bayu Cottages is a small family hotel, with just 6 sea view rooms and direct access to the beach and the Bali Sea, with a beautiful snorkel spot right in front of the hotel and spectacular dive-sites nearby. Designed and constructed with just one objective in mind: our guests relaxing comfort. The hotel combines the best of both European management and Indonesian hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bayu Cottages Hotel And Restaurant Amed, Bali