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“On the north coast of Bali” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa

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Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Pemuteran
Certificate of Excellence
Chievres / Belgium
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56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“On the north coast of Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

Pondok Sari bungalows are very well situated along the beach in the little bay of Pemuteran. Bungalows are large with an outside bathroom and shower. You found a little pool in the garden along with a shop and a massage center. The bar and restaurant are next to the beach and to the well known seadiving school. Lots of German and swiss people (divers)

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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France
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

Lovely hotel in nicely undeveloped side of Bali - rooms, hotel, staff all perfect, with plenty of space.
Also a great, truly professional and friendly dive centre on lovely beach.
We stayed a couple of nights in a 'standard' room, which was fine - but the rest of the stay in an even better 'superior' room, with loads of locally carved wooden furniture and a great balcony room...

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2011

The beautiful gardens, pools, lilly ponds and Balinese lounge furniture right on a gorgeous and relatively pristine strip of beach makes this the perfect place to escape and to snorkel or dive. While the rooms were fairly basic, they were clean, comfortable, charming and felt authentic. The stone-tiled bathroom was beautiful! (though the shower cold - the only thing I would change.). The rooms do not front the beach but the grounds are so lovely it doesn't matter. arch bungalow has a porch with comfortable settee.

I chose the Reef Seen dive shop right down the beach but this one seems good too.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AnnieW44
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2011

We found Pondok Sari a beautiful place to wine down and enjoy the Balinese hospitality to its fullest. The bungalow was spacious and situated in a beautiful garden, which makes you think you are in a small paradise. Its location just right at the beachfront makes it also a great place for diving, which here is being operated by Werner Lau. We made some great dives with them, both along the shore in front of the resort and around Menjagan Island.
After diving we now and then went for some Balinese massages which have the best of whole Bali!
Evenings were something to look out for as well as the chef and his staff prepared great food varying from typical Balinese dishes to more European dishes, so plenty of choice for everyone. Once or twice a week locals put up typical Balinese dances for all the resort guests
All in all we highly recommend this resort for both divers and non-divers, it’s absolute great value for money!
For sure we will be back in future

Terima Kasih

Niels Bruijl & Cindy Collet

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cindy069
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Almere, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

We had a great time at Pondok Sari. The staff was VERY friendly en the place is beautiful. The swimming pool with lotus pond.The owner sure has a good taste and nose for details. Snorkeling was great fun, food fresh and lovely prepared. There are comfortable places for leasuring all over the resort. We definitely will come back.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Toscane-is-great
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San Diego
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2010

Our experience at Pondok Sari was disappointing. We brought a group of 21 guests on retreat and while the grounds and many of the rooms were quite lovely- the staff was so unfriendly and seemingly unhappy that we will never return. Where is the beautiful Balinese spirit that we encounter most everywhere else in Bali?? Not here.

The manager never bothered to make the time to meet us personally, even though we had been in communication many times by email. Fortunately this lack of attentiveness was somewhat redeemed by the extremely helpful and accommodating kitchen manager. A few of our guests complained of finding the droppings of a small animal in their rooms (not from a lizard, but some type of small animal) without any response from the guest services.

The food was okay ~ we had arranged special "healthy" buffet meals for our large group. Table service a bit unattended and when you finally got their attention it seemed like you were pestering them.

Sadly, no matter how beautiful the decor or location ~ with poor customer service and relations, we will not be going back.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2010

We amost didn't go because some of the othe reviews were negative. Once we arrived, we were simply baffled. The place is lovely and excellent value for money. The pool, bungalows, spa are all wonderfully designed. The food at the restaurant is excellent and good value for money. The snorkeling at the local reef is good, but the trip to the island is worth every penny. Snorkeling there was one of the best experiences of ou holiday! The only people who wouldn't like this place are ones who want some nightlife (there is none) or don't like outdoor bathrooms.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul188049
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Additional Information about Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa

Property: Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa
Address: Gerokgak-Singaraja, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Gerokgak > Pemuteran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Pemuteran
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pemuteran
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pemuteran
#6 Family Hotel in Pemuteran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pondok Sari is well known for its tropical garden, its traditional architecture and its shady trees on the sandy beach next to the calm sea. The Pondok Sari is built with love to artistic details with a relaxing flair and charming coziness. ... more   less 
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