Travelers' Choice® 2012 Winner Bargain | Best Service

Charming and feels very local.

Reviewed April 11, 2012 NEW

We stayed here for 7 nights and it was quiet and comfortable. The first 4 nights were in the rice view room and it was lovely. The last 3 were in the garden view and they were okay. The rice view rooms are larger, more attractive and have more storage space, though I actually thought the view of the garden was more attractive than the view of the rice field. Both rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. The a/c worked well. The pool is lovely and the breakfast is very good. You can have your choice of cooked to order Indonesian or western food, both complimented with fresh fruit, juice and some buffet selections that change daily. The monkeys often come to visit for breakfast, but the staff is observant and kindly shoos them away...it's a good show. The free shuttle was reliable and ran every 2 hours...or you can walk along side the monkey forest for free. Shuttle or taxi is recommended at night as the monkey forest is very dark. We did walk it one night and it felt safe enough, but it was way too dark to be comfortable...you can't be sure of your footing. The best part of the stay was the staff. They were incredibly friendly and helpful. In particular, we bought tickets from a street vendor to see a Balinese dance and when we went to the performance site that night, it was empty. Well we thought we had been taken, but when we got back to the hotel and recounted the story to the young man at the front desk, he immediately made a phone call to the vendor (we had asked the vendor his name and he gave us his business card). The next night, when we returned from a tour we had taken, we were handed back out ticket money. They said the dances had been cancelled due to the Hindu holiday of Nyepi. We were delighted and thankful for the assistance. Saren Indah Hotel is the ideal place for your holiday, with our friendly and personal service, coupled with the peace and serenity of the surrounding artisan community of Nyuh Kuning village. This is the perfect backdrop for your experience of Bali.