Everything about this hotel was nice, from the extremely helpful and friendly staff to some of the most delicious food I had in Bali. There's nothing to fault. The rooms were very comfortable, and we couldn't see a reason why not to have room service in our own little dining room next to our own private pool. Really nice! Aircon was strong, beds super comfy. We did the classic, put on bathrobes and played tourist and the weekend went by quickly!
Had a bit of a hesitation pulling up to the hotel given the construction and parking lot right next to it. When walking on the beach to the reception area I was pleasently surprised at the hotel. It was beautifuly landscaped, with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The staff were freindly and wonderful. We had a massage on the pool deck overlooking the ocean every day. Staff brought in a perrson for us. The breakfast was good. The room was a good size. There were three of us so an extra bed was brought in but there was still plenty of room. No hot water for the shower though.
Coral View Villas is a wonderful place to stay if you are in Lipah (Amed). The staff at the hotel and the restaurant are very friendly and helpful. The on-site restaurant serves pretty tasty food. We stayed in a one-story bungalow and it had a nice patio out front with a table, loungers, and a hammock. The open-air bathroom is spacious. They provide a safe, mini-fridge, and a mosquito net. We had a fantastic time at Coral View Villas and I look forward to staying there again.
On first impression I was not overly impressed in that our room had not had A/C turned on prior to our arrival - so was hot and stuffy. The hotel itself was very nice, peaceful and well laid out and the staff were very friendly and helpful. On the down side though the chairs in the restaurant were not overly comfortable to sit at for any period of time and for my wife and I, we would have liked a bit of background/ambience music (Balinese) in the restaurant area. The food was very nice for main meals, but the breakfast was quite limited and every day I had to ask for the rice or noodle dishes to be warmed up as they were cold. The Coffee jug was left to run out before it was refilled so got very 'bitty' towards the end.
If you want transfer from airport - ask around first as we paid double of what we paid on the return trip.
The main attractions is off course diving - for us we went snorkelling but was very disappointed to see other tourists standing on the coral, there is a small notice in the information book about protecting the coral, but I think the hire shop could try to let people know how fragile the coral is as it won't be there for long if it is not looked after - and then the area will suffer as there wont be a major attraction.
This exquisite little villa is tucked away in Bunutan. I must not have paid close attention to the address, because once the taxi driver passed the main town of Amed we kept going up the hill another 20 minutes. There is a huge open area to greet guests, a swimming pool, and a lovely spacious room with the basics- bed, dresser, air conditioner, bathroom with essential ammenities. With that said, there isn't much to do in Bunutan...you can walk 10 minutes in either direction of the hotel and find a few spas, restaurants, and convenience stores selling drinks, sunblock, and snacks at ridiculous prices. I ended up hiring my front desk receptionist to take me into town. Keep in mind that motorbike drivers will also charge a lot more than other parts of Bali because they can get away with it (ex: I paid 50,000 Rupiah for someone to take me to and from Amed) or you can rent your own motorbike for cheaper. Because Bunutan is also such a small town with nothing to do, employees can come off as a bit lazy. When you come to the front desk, they were always laying down on the couch on their phones or sitting around not doing much of anything...but again, that is the lifestyle of this place and there's nothing to do. Bunutan also has no beach to speak of so you will have to lay by the pool or go to Amed if you want a bit of a suntan. If you are looking for a quiet, scenic retreat with gorgeous scenery, this is the place for you!
Double one two, surprised me from the minute i arrived, its such a beautiful place, great location , im a single traveller, so fab for me, made some great friends here, the team here are amazing, tgey really go above and beyond to make you feel at ease, the pool is an added bonus, great walking distance to the beach, highly reccomend this location as perfect for relaxing, as i had just left aweful Kuta.
Beautuful villa style hotel, steps from Ricky beach with a gorgeous pool and scuba instructor on site. Restaurant is on the beach, breakfast included. Food was mediocre. Dive instructor Tristan was more than wonderful and knowledgeable, he made our five experience special. The rooms are very nice but starting to wear a bit. Lovely grounds and super accommodating and welcoming staff. No snorkeling or diving near the hotel, but we enjoyed swimming in the ocean and then rented z motorbike to get to beaches nearby for snorkling. Would stay again.
Divers and snorkelers head to Amed, located on Bali's northeastern coast, where the USS Liberty shipwreck is located in nearby Tulamben. Traditional outrigger boats welcome passengers aboard for fishing charters from Amed's black sand beaches, and paddleboarders can gaze at Mount Agung as they glide along the surface of Jemeluk Bay. Beachfront bungalows and cottages offer tranquil stays in Amed.
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