This place is a mixed bag. We decided as we looked for a place to stay, that we wanted a water view. There are not many places with that in Padangbai. We lucked out by finding just about the only two rooms (we were traveling with another couple) that look out over the bay right in town. Most places have the hotel restaurant with the view and the rooms in the back around pools. Padangbai Beach Homestay has that, too, but our rooms were above the restaurant. We were on the street, so noisier than the back rooms, but the beach and bay were well worth putting up with the noise, which died down by 10pm. Also, there was a 2 inch electric cable right in our line of site, but we got used to it and still enjoyed watching the comings and goings of ferries, fishing boats, and the neighborhood people. The location for quick access to restaurants, dive shops, and the rest of the town is great! Comfortable, big beds and efficient AC.
A few negatives...the breakfasts and other food were okay, but not great. The rooms we had (S and T) had hot water and indoor bathrooms, but the ones in the back did not. There was NO WHERE, to hang anything but an outside towel rack and we had to share one outside garbage can with our neighbors (fortunately our friends). Also, they only clean the rooms if you specifically ask for it and only if you leave the key. I don't think they thoroughly cleaned the bathroom till we left (8 days!). The pool was lovely, but warm, so not refreshing in the hot, rainy season we were there.
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- Also Known As:
- Padangbai Beach Homestay Manggis, Bali