A little piece of tranquillity in the chaos that is Kuta

Reviewed May 6, 2012

Choose this resort based on the reviews I read on TripAdvisor. Have to say were weren't disappointed. Their prices were a little higher than we normally paid but we managed to get a 15% discount simply by asking. They will provide a transfer service from the airport for 100,000 rupee (or free if you stay 5 nights or more) Really nice accommodation. We originally booked three nights and extended to a fourth. We also came back here for the last three days of our holiday. Stayed in a total of 3 rooms - all were spacious and well equipped. Each room had a TV, fridge and good air conditioning. Two small bottles of water provided daily plus a very reasonable mini bar. Breakfast was brilliant - we even had proper bacon! Other offerings included toast, fruit, yogurt, pastries, eggs (cooked to order), a variety of cooked items (including fried rice or noodles [very good]), juice and tea/coffee. Service was very good and the staff helpful. The pool area is well maintained with comfortable loungers and umbrellas. Swim up bar opened at 11am. Plenty of opportunity to sunbath from 8am to about 5pm. The grounds were very nicely laided out with tropical plants and palm trees. Pool towels were provided daily. Reception staff were really helpful and accommodating. Lots of recommendations and a good source of knowledge. We also arranged a car and driver through them which cost about 40 for 8 hours. This enabled us to explore the area and as traffic is a nightmare in this part of Bali it is something I would recommend to anyone. The bungalows are located on Poppies Lane 1, about 30/40 from the main Kuta Beach. There is a very good restaurant about 300m along the lane (on the left handside) called Poppies Restaurant. It is not the cheapest place to eat but the food quality is very good and the restaurant is set in a garden which makes for a very nice eating experience. For cheap (and good Indonesian) food go to Poppies Lane 2 and try Rainbow Cafe. Plate of fried rice will set you back 20,000 rupee (1.40). The waiters are very entertaining and will often perform magic tricks at the table whilst you wait. The only major annoyance I had here was the wifi - which was only available for 2 one hour slots per day. Whilst this was free you had to go to reception to get the access code which was written on a piece of paper (and was often difficult to read correctly, resulting in a return trip to check the code). I would really recommend that the management did away with this or used typed access codes. Having said that there was a Circle K about 3 minutes away in the shopping centre which offered free, unlimited wifi 24/7. Would I stay here again - definitely. Would I recommend it to my friends - definitely.