Our family of 5 spent 8 nights at Sinar Bali and were completely satisfied. As others have mentioned it provides clean and basic accommodation. The bathrooms are nothing special and there is a bit of mould here and there as you'd should expect in a cheaper hotel in the tropics, shower is also a bit slow to drain so a longer shower felt like you were standing in a puddle but good pressure and hot water. Any concerns were easily forgotten when lying by the large, clean and deep pool or enjoying a drink at the swim up bar.
There is a small TV in the rooms - mostly local channels plus the Australia Network
Lots of friendly but not overbearing staff. Lockable cupboard in rooms and security boxes available at office. Free wifi in the restaurant.
Breakfast buffet included in the room charge and consisted of toast, fruit and three of the following dishes on variable rotation - fried noodles, sausages, pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, bacon. Omlettes and eggs can also be ordered at no additional cost and no problems with going back for seconds or thirds. A number of other guests stocked up with bread and fruit before heading to beach. Staff also happy to provide bowls and spoons etc if you bring you own cereal to eat in the restaurant.
Meal and drink prices were the same in the restaurant, by the pool and in rooms. Only catch was that the restaurant was not licenced for spirits so once the pool bar shut about 6.00pm the choice was beer or wine - so remember the duty free if you want an evening drink.
Large Bintang IDR 27,000 (24,000 in happy hour)
Gin and Tonic 42,000
Chicken sate sticks 5 for 20,000, 10 for 47,000
Nasi goreng 28,500
The beach is a short walk away down some narrow lanes (after you leave Sinar walk towards the Circle K and then head down the lane rather than following the street round the corner. The lane leads to the entrance to a 5-star hotel, the lane to the beach is to the right of the security office - keep an eye out for oncoming scooters.)
Plenty of restaurants, massage, DVD, bintang shirts available within a 2-3 minute walk of hotel. Money changer at the Circle K was competitive and honest. Local phone cards available at the DVD shop next to Circle K. ATMs at Circle K (max imum withdrawal 1,500,000) and at the bank further round the corner (max 3,000,000). Despite this all being so close the hotel was very quiet.
The hotel also has a generator that kicks in during the regular power failures.
Overall good value for basic, clean accommodation in a great location.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sinar Bali Legian