This hotel was booked for us and included as part of a fantastic mountain bike tour we did with Infinity Mountain biking. We arrived at the hotel by mountain bike after spending most of the day riding. The hotel is in a lovely location in the country and is very quiet. When we arrived we got the impression we were the only guests there with staff hovering around looking like they had been waiting for someone to look after.
At dinner time we saw there were actually about a dozen guests but the property itself seems spread over a range of buildings so we didn't really see much of what the rest of the accommodation is like.
There is a strong art theme at the hotel and its signage advertises an artist retreat style of place. Our room was comfortable, one reviewer said a taste of Bali past, I think the hotel probably reflects an older generation of hotel. It was nice though, friendly and very quiet, our room had an outdoor shower which was lovely but was otherwise fairly basic. There is a quiet village around the hotel.
Dinner was quite nice, take the advice of the staff on what is a good local meal as they knew it well, breakfast simple but fine since we were heading off for another day's mountain biking.
From other people's pictures there seems to be a bit of this place that we missed because our stay was quite short. We got instructions to the swimming pool but didn't actually find it and in the end decided we were a bit tired and instead went for a drink and a snooze.
Not the place for someone wanting nightlife or lots of places to choose from to eat but good for a short quiet stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional Balinese compound owned by a member of the royal family of Mengwi, one of Bali’s main kingdoms of old. The compound is located in a Balinese traditional village, nestled in shady coconut groves, surrounded by rice fields, with three rivers running through. This is your chance to see Bali as you would have found it in the 1920’s. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puri Taman Sari Bali/Tabanan