Excellence in Amed

Reviewed February 27, 2012

We were very happy with our stay at the Santai Hotel in Amed. The Amed area is a bit rough around the edges but it was very pleasant at the Santai. We were in one of the garden bungalows which was spaceous and had a great shower (one of the best on our trip) and a small garden in the bathroon. We rarely use air conditioning when we travel, but were thankful to have it here due to the heat at night. The staff was very pleasant. They bring hot water for tea and coffee to the front deck in the morning for early risers. We enjoyed the food at the restaurant (great tuna steak and enjoyed the tortilla chips for an afternoon snack.) A dance performance was provided one of the nights we were there. It was a bit challenging getting to other restaurants so we stayed close to home. We did go to Sail Restaurant one evening because they provided transportation, but it was not as nice as we were lead to believe in reviews. The pool was great, but the beach was not so nice (short and needed to be cleaned up) There was a much nicer beach north up the road; not a long walk but you are walking on the road with no shoulder. The massages that we had in the open-air pavillion by the beach were quite nice. It was very easy to arrange transportation through the hotel such as a trip to Tirta Gangga Water Temple and on to our next hotel in Sideman. I would definitely recommend this hotel in the Amed area.