some issues but generally okay

Reviewed January 1, 2012 5 people found this review helpful

I was struggling to find reasonably priced accomodation in Bali over New Year without enforced mandatory Gala Dinner's and stumbled across this property through a booking website.

The price was acceptable and so I decided to give it a go.

The location is not too remote, a brisk 10 minute walk and you are at Discovery Plaza Mall. It is relatively close to the airport too.

Check in was fairly swift and the room was on the ground floor looking out to the pool.

Despite booking a double room was given a twin bedded room, when I queried this, they said they only have twin beds throughout so I accepted it as it must be their style.

There is no fridge, no safety box or kettle - despite the fact they provide cups, saucers and crockery (quite odd!).

The bathroom was clean, the shower was of the rainfall variety and was powerful and the hot water plentiful.

In the five days we stayed there, the room was cleaned only once, I had to ask for replacement towels and even though I did ask for the room to be serviced it wasn't, so I gave up. This despite there being around four housekeeping staff who seemed to spend more time gossiping and playing with their handphones than anything else.

The room whilst clean, lacked the aformentioned essentials which I would expect form any establishment of this type. There were many TV channels but I didn't really watch it as spent most of the time outside.

Breakfast is optional, but as they charge IDR30000 for effectively fried rice, I gave it a miss and went to many of the local places.

The whole set up gives me the impression of a 'Not Quite finished but lets open anyway to make money over New Year' type of place.

The staff whilst pleasant, seemed just to be coasting along with little supervision or motivation. Their English was basic but enough.

I might stay here again if they addressed the lacking essentials otherwise outside of High Season there are many other viable alternatives.

My suggestion is if you do choose this hotel, don't book too many nights in advance, in case it is not for you - you can always extend your stay if you wish.