I first stayed at Tanis Villas in October 2012. At the end of my stay in this fine little hotel, as I was checking out, I texted a colleague in New Zealand to find out when the 2013 October holidays were and booked my next year's holiday at reception right then and there! In 2013, I once again zenned out on Nusa Lembongan, a small island not far off the southeast coast of Bali.
Tanis Villas provides small bungalow style units and some rooms in a two storey block, all set in lovely grounds with two well laid out swimming pools and the beach a stone's throw from reception. The staff are really friendly and make an effort to make guests feel like they're part of the family!
The restaurant cooks delicious and well presented dinners.
I love this place, probably because I've got to know some of the staff and the place just seems to zen me out. I love Mushroom Bay and Nusa Lembongan for walking, swimming, and just blobbing out away from crowds and under the glorious Indonesian sun. The pools are ideal for just zoning out in and the beach is great fro swimming (particularly after the day trippers' boats from Bali have left).
I stayed here for five nights. From the moment that I arrived I was made to feel very welcome and the staff went out of their way to help in any way that they could.
The hotel is traditional Balinese architecture and rooms were comfortable with balconies that overlooked the lush gardens. Breakfast was included in the price and was freshly cooked although the range of choice was limited.
Overall I was extremely pleased with the hotel and would choose to stay here again.
Lovely peaceful gardens, nice swimming pool. Staff were amazing and went out of their way to help and assist.
The best thing about this hotel is if you are transiting in Bali, it's only 0.5km from the airport but it's still a fixed IDR50,000 for a transfer via the hotel services.
We were granted an early check in without much hassle and had a room in a next block which is not connected to the main building which i personally find it not so pleasant as the motorbikes went up and down and won't bother to stop for us to cross to our room.
In Bali, there's lots of mosquitoes, do prepare repellents. Fantastic variety of channels on TV, including the live arrival and departure info from airport. The wifi was super but the buffet can do with some changes daily. We had dinner in the hotel in the hotel restaurant one evening and was surprised we had to eat in the dark with tealights candle! I didn't bother to ask them why. The air-cond in our room take awhile to cool as it's hot in the island.
There are private transporters outside the hotel if you do not already secure one prior to your arrival. However, the location is not within walking distance to Kuta main shopping area. The roads are difficult and dangerous to cross if you are travelling with seniors and children.
My overall rating is "acceptable" for the low-season price.
It was a decision I made to stay in Bali for a month. I initially stayed fo 5days in a hotel but pricey so I decided to search for a villa, a house or apartment until I found Novus Villa(a hidden place) through one of the locals I asked. I made a good deal for 1month stay. The price was low due to the ongoing renovation(pls check website below for present rates) Its less than 20mins by car from central Kuta, very quiet, lots of privacy, original Balinese food and traditional designed and spacious villas, Balinese spa treatments are also available. My bedroom was big, clean and class A bedsheets with huge walk in closet, huge open toilets and shower area with bath tub and garden, with terrace and outdoor breakfast nook area complete with ref, tv, daybed etc. I was into yoga during this time and I go to Seminyak (15mins drive) daily at 5pm for yoya. I truly enjoyed the place. I felt like at home and they serve breakfast every morning at 9/10 at my own terrace and garden which is a few steps to the main swimming pool. I had my own privacy even though the place on the other side was under construction. I was surrounded with lush garden with the natural river close to my terrace. I hear birds daily and crickets at night, a total bliss. The service staff are all very nice and friendly. They are available 24hrs by phone call. They have a car to take you anywhere as long as you call and book ahead of time and the rates are available based on destinations and time. You can even ask them to pick you up if you wish to stay out late in a bar. They are there on time. I can go to Kuta easy by taxi or motorbike if I want to go shopping or be at the beach where lots of people gather daily.
The architectural layout and design of villas creates space and lots of privacy, very special. It gives you the feeling of just being "at home" and not in a 4walled hotel room.
The hotel is very conveniently located opposite the beach from which all the dive boats depart. It is also very close to the ferry terminal for the boats leaving for Lombok.
I stayed here for a week primarily to dive, many of the other people staying here seemed to be using it as an overnight stay before catching an early morning ferry to Lombok. The room was clean and spacious and equipped with a mini-fridge, TV and also had free wi-fi. The air-con was very efficient and kept the room lovely and cool. The local staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. My gripes about the room are relatively minor - the safe was very small (too small for an iPad) and the hot water seemed to be in short supply.
Breakfast was included in the price of the room and was basic but fresh. Juice was available but you had to ask for it and it was the same if you wanted milk to go into your tea or coffee. The big plus for me was the beautiful fresh bread rolls that were baked in the wood burning oven in the restaurant.
The pool is small but deep as it is primarily designed for teaching scuba diving skills and the area where there are sun beds is very small. If the pool is being used for scuba it is closed or use by anyone else which can be annoying, but given its size, is perfectly understandable. It was my intention to dive with Absolute Scuba, the dive centre attached to this resort but no-one ever replied to the emails that I sent them beforehand. On my first day there I did go into the dive shop which also doubled up as the resort reception but my enquiries were met with a very curt response and so I dived with Geko Divers instead.
Free wi-fi. Close to ferries to Lombok.
I made a reservation at this place in Seminyak a few months in advance. 7-10 days before my stay, I asked if I could change my days (i.e. stay a few less days) or would there be any consequences, such as my deposit being forfeited. I said that if there were any consequences, then I couldn't change the reservation. The owner/manager (Rudy) replied that there was no deposit to return. I wasn't exactly sure what he meant by that until I arrived. When my friend & I arrived at the hotel, they said that they had NO room reserved for me. I had NOT changed my reservation, but they said that they had no room reserved for me & that my deposit would NOT be returned. In order for me to stay, I would still have to pay the full amount. Rather than stay, I called a friend, who found another villa for us at a slightly cheaper price, with much nicer facilities in the same area.
The people at reception were very nice; the owner was not nice via telephone or E-mail.
For our 2011 (re)visit of Tirtagangga water garden we stayed at Dhangin Taman Inn, right by the entrance to the garden. Not for the quality of their rooms, but for old times sake. In 1970 it was the only accommodation available.
The owner has “upgraded” his property with weird sculptures and uneven tiled footpaths. The rooms are still basic and could do with more daylight. We took the room farthest from the entrance (Rp 150,000), treading carefully on the slanted tiles. Room prices include a satisfactory breakfast for two.
The best thing of Dhangin Taman Inn is the pavilion where you can have breakfast with a view of the water garden. But there is only one table, so you have to be there before other guests, else await your turn or sit in the restaurant.
It's an old hotel (circa 1980s) whose age is evident in the architecture and interior design. It has a leisure pool, restaurant, spa, wifi but no gym. It's a long walk to the beach but if you're not a beach person then it's non-issue. Their rates are quite costly, I think the place justifies them on the basis of location, location, location and not so much on the luxury of their amenities.
The place is very accessible to the the Discovery Mall which includes familiar restos like KFC, Burger King, Starbucks and stores like Lacoste, Quicksilver, etc. There are also numerous restaurants, bars, souvenir stores, massage centers, ATM stalls, along the entire length of the street.
I stayed 9 days at home@36 hotel (weird name don't you think) I decided to stay at that hotel for its strategic location it's inside Discovery shopping mall! As I thought it's a cool idea to stay in a mall, plus its only 10 minutes drive to Bali International Airport and 2 minute walk to Kuta beach. Good and convenience to walk to the beach and shopping street. It's very easy to find food, supermarket, ATM…etc
The hotel is new and cozy with a nice pool and private beach! Got 2 restaurants overlooking the beach, and as a guest I am entitled with %20 discount on anything i order:) one of them Ocean 27 serves the breakfast; it is really great to have your breakfast in a place with an awesome view! The breakfast is an open buffet with lots of varieties that suits all tastes and there's also a chef to make your eggs.
The staffs were absolutely fantastic, very very friendly! They make me feel so much welcome and would go out of their way to do absolutely anything for me! calling a taxi, make international call (international call from the hotel is very expensive don't recommend doing that unless its urgent) and most important they were very nice with my friends who wasn't guests (thanks home @36 staff. you guys rocks)
The room comes with great color and design, flat screen with satellite ( first time to stay in an hotel were TV is useful not just local channels), I liked the bathroom esp. the shower it was strong with radio which was quite cool , the room service was super , they provide 2 free bottles of water everyday
My whole experience at the hotel was just amazing. You can't ask for much more than that really.
Try to book via their website as it's cheaper if you booked early! I paid extra $50 USD at booking.com :( if only I knew that from the beginning
location , staff,
I have not talked about the cool blue pool of Risata, it's one of the very beautiful small pool, with excellent service. Since, we were traveling in a group with lots of sight seeing activity, there was very little time for the pool. But, myself and Munu decided to use the pool for sometime in the afternoon. After, returning from the beach activity , we just dipped in the cool blue pool of Risata.
The helpful staff at Risata, also helped us to get settled at the pool by providing us cool drinks immediately. It was a real nice experience for us.
We were so impressed by the Balinese people that we would like to come back again and perhaps if pocket permits we shall stay at Risata only.
Every morning the lady from a temple would come and perform Puja at the hotel. The hotel has several worship places. Please look at the lady with flowers in hand performing Puja at the temple near pool and even at reception.
This is a four star property with all the facilities a four star should have. It is just like a traditional Bali village, where time of the day is of no importance as they claim. How true it is. All the staffs know how to please the guests and make them come again and again. In fact, we made several friends there.
In our four nights stay there we really felt at home with their service, cleanliness and above all friendliness. Even the security staffs were very very friendly.
The Pandan Bali restaurant is just superb with full international cuisine , authentic Asian dishes. The swimming pool was ever enchanting!
The South Kuta Beach is very near from this place!
even located in heart of kuta, once you left the reception you find a beautiful garden with amazing swimming pool and beautiful buildings, very quiet
driver pick you up at airrport and bring you to anywhere for reasonable prcie
pity the breakfast was a boring
We stayed at this Villa for 7 days in January 2012
Just loved the place - loved it !
It is just at the start of Candidasa - on the south end of the village / town.
The house / Villa is a 5 bedroom place, yet the owners only rent out the
bottom part of the house, which has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Althought it is set up like a B&B, it is maybe more like a homestay,
but a very nice one ... the part you rent is all for you - no sharing.
The owners live upstairs at different times of the year, yet it is up to you
if you want to interact with them.
They have staff that look after your every need - you get breakfast included,
which is fruit, juice, coffe, tea and eggs anyway you like.
All the bedrooms have airconditioning, and there is a large open plan living area.
There is a kitchen also that looks out into the living / dining / reading areas,
and you can see the pool and ocean from all these areas.
The pool is very nice, 1.6 meters at one end, and 2 meters at the other.
It also has a step around the bottom - makes it easy to rest on at the edge.
At the very back of the property, there is an evevated section, that has tables
and chairs, and sun beds, and you can have your breakfast there.
Sitting under the gazebo you can see right across the ocean - it is full ocean views.
We love it so much, we may want to buy it !
Great location also, very close (short walking distance) to small eateries, bars,
through to more high end restaurants.
Shops are also close - again it is all walking distance, as is ATM's as well.
There is also a money changer across the road in the silver shop.
Vistas are great, you can see the large hills on one side of the road, and the
ocean on the other side.
Nice quiet place to stay.
Oh, and Candidasa is not known as a sand beach area, more like a pebble
beach, yet you can drive (or get a boat) around the point (heading north)
to a place called White Sand Beach ... which is a nice beach with food / drink stalls,
plus you can hire chairs / umbrellas etc.
Bliss. The one word description for my stay in Bali. The accomodations were beautiful, the people were amazing, tranquility abound. It was easy to get a car to go into town, a 15 minute walk to the black sand beach, a shot drive to Ubud.
Meditation encouraged in one of the element pavillions :)
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