This was the best place we stayed in Bali (we stayed in Seminyak, Permuteran, Lembongan, and about to go to Ubud). The villas are gorgeous, clean, and have wonderful amenities (private pool; tub carved from a single stone, single serve coffee maker with pods and filtered water in kitchen). The food and cocktails were very good. The only problem we had was that their machines would not read any of of our credit cards (even though we have used them in other places in Bali before and since). This meant we had to use all our Rupiah and some dollars for the bill and then go to the ATM again. Since they charged our same card to book the room this was annoying.
The ocean view bungalows built of trDitional materials have a verandah from which you can watch the sunrise, see the local fishermen coming and going and experience the sea breezes. This hotel is set in lovely gardens with a great pool and an open air restaurant which offers decent food. The staff go out of their way to help.
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.
Some staff member are sparkling personalities and seem to really enjoy their job, but some are very uninspiring nd needs to look for something else todo. Overal very good experience and good experience.
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!
Excellent location, right in the centre of Amed. The room was lovely and with own private balcony. Pool area is excellent and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room did not have a fridge or T.V but I don't think any of the accommodation in Amed does. Would thoroughly recommend it.
A beautiful beachfront setting with stunning ocean view - we loved staying here. The gardens and the infinity pool were lovely. There were 2 pools with heaps of recliners and pool service. The facility had a lot of steps which would be an issue for someone with mobility problems. We stayed in a villa and our friend stayed in a room. Both were big and clean with fantastic sea views, nice bathrooms, good a/c. The TV was poor with no English channels but DVDs were available from reception. The breakfast was modest but delicious and if you are a big eater, you could supplement the meals by buying extra items. The fruit juices were freshly made-beautiful!. The restaurant meals were nice in a beautiful setting. Don't expect 5 star meals because it is not a 5 star facility. 5 minutes walk to the supermarket but there were no other shops around so we didn't spend any extra money except for meals and snorkelling & boat trips. The beach is black pebbles. Lots of people did diving courses-we only snorkelled. Snorkelling with plenty of fish and coral just off the beach but it is hard to access at low tide. Local fisherman are on the beach to book snorkelling and boat trips with and supply snorkels etc. We found snorkelling at the Japanese Wreck best for fish--we got there with a driver who came back to pick us up- and a boat trip to the coral garden and temple was good but I wonder if the area is overfished. We found this a great place to relax-we would definitely go back
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.
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.
For a budget hotel the Pazzo was ok. Unfortunately there was no friedge in the room, the TV didn't work, the bedding was old (although clean). We ordered room service which arrived cold. Staff friendly enough. Very tired looking grounds and facilities. You could perhaps find better value for money even though it was budget.
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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