I could not have been happier with this place. Taruna is a warm and kind host and he runs a tight ship with English speaking, attentive staff. From the good reviews I was expecting a clean, well-appointed homestay/boutique hotel and Taruna is certainly that. But it is all the little extra touches that make this place truly special. Exceptional housekeeping left messages spelled out in flowers on the bed and wonderful smelling frangipani scattered about. Occasional turn down service. Lighting mosquito coils outside your door as dusk settles.
Rooms are cute yet roomy bungalows. I would recommend trying to get one at the back of the property as they are farther from the road and closer to the pool. We stayed in #2 and it was great. I would spring for air con as it is very hot and humid in the area but the hot water turned out to be unnecessary. Even the "cold" water is rather tepid and very comfortable considering the hot climate.
One thing to keep in mind is that there was some construction happening at the front of the property when we were visiting which you have to walk through to get to the bungalows. It didn't bother us as all the workers were very nice and stopped work to let us by. Taruna offered us vouchers toward food, massage etc as an apology for the disruption which really was no disruption at all.
Food was great. When we were there it was rated the #1 restaurant in Pemuteran on tripadvisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Homestay Taruna is located in a tranquil Balinese village, a 3.5-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The homestay has a tour desk and provides free Wi-Fi in the entire property and massage services.The rooms are simple and fitted with freshly laundered beddings. They all have an en suite bathroom, a fan or air conditioning and a desk. Views of the garden can be enjoyed from all rooms.Gilimanuk Bus Station is a 30-minute drive from the homestay, while Lovina Beach is about an hour’s drive away. Bicycle rental services are provided by the homestay for guests who wish to explore the region on their own.Taruna Homestay has a restaurant on site which serves Indonesian dishes and local specialities. Room service is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taruna Homestay Bali/Pemuteran