Part of the family
My wife and I spent a week at Puri Mas Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The hotel is a bit like a holiday Kampung with different types of buildings laid out across the site. Ours was one of 3 in a terrace with an outside sitting area, enclosed bedroom and semi covered bathroom. The gardens around it were pretty and well tended. The restaurant by the beach was very good, though they tend to go too easy on the chilli for my liking. The pool area was a great place to relax and watch the sunset.
I had concerns about it being remote from town but we found getting taxis very easy and cheap. Next door there was also a great warung on the beach if you did not want to eat in the hotel.
It is however the people at Puri Mas that made the stay so special. The owner Marcel, a former champion dancer, teaches all the staff to dance latin and ballroom and some are at a very high standard. This has created a great big family atmosphere, and the staff then include you in this. Whilst it seems churlish to single out one person, a special mention to Amin, one of their drivers who took us on three excursions. He was good, informative and again chatted to us like family.
We were very sorry to leave but we will be back to see our new friends and next time we will bring shoes to dance in!