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We loved the beautiful hotel of Griya Santrian. Perfect at the beach with nice pools and a green lush garden. Not to big.
Very friendly staff. A lovely breakfast, fresh beachtowels and bottles of water every day.
Good restaurants in the neighbourhood and at the beach. Nice satay or nassi campur.
I would certainly go back again!
tranqulity at the griya
after checking out the internet for different hotels in the sanur beach area which is where we wanted to stay after staying at sanur on previous trips and seeing how beautiful and tranquil it is walking along the path at beach front to most of the hotels in sanur, months prior to booking our bali trip this year griya santrian would have to been one of my better choices of places to stay in bali after visiting the island for the 8th time and each time staying at different areas! I had contacted griya direct after booking the trip through our travel agent which had already
given us a good price for staying in the beach wing room and asked their customer service people to try and put my son and
he's friend both 16yrs old sharing a twin room either next to our room or close by!! Kadek from griya's customer service had come back to me saying he had up-graded us to the deluxe rooms which were next to each other and what beautiful rooms they were... They were right next to the pool and beach, and sitting on the verandah of a morning was so pleasant and peaceful, just looking out over griya's beautiful and immaculate gardens and everyone walking past would always say" good morning" no matter what nationallity. My husband and I would go for a quiet swim around 9pm and stay in the pool for over 1hr just to hear the musicians playing and to gather our thoughts, because that is how peaceful it is and you can do that at griya! We all loved every thing about Griya from the staff, the area and the place itself, I cannot say enough about it, definatley will be returning and will tell everyone we know that is interested in travelling to bali about griya santrian and the tranquility feeling you get by just staying there!!
A good value family run hotel
Stayed at the Griya Santrian for a couple of weeks in late April/May 2008. Stayed in a modern block by the garden pool. A great quiet room. Had a lovely tranquil stay, the food was of good quality and value, especially the beach bbq on the Monday night. The staff were friendly and attended to our needs, the towel system worked fine for us. A couple of minor gripes, the taxi guy at reception is not worth using as the charges he quotes are way over the mark. People have obviously complained about small lizards in their room (they are very useful mosquito eating animals and would do no harm to humans) and so the hotel has resorted to spraying the garden each Friday evening to get rid of the bugs, which is a shame. But these were small matters on an otherwise fabulous time at the hotel and for what we paid for, a real bargin.
3 of us shared a beach wing room at griya
Santrian last week. Our travel agent recommended it as it had newly built beach wing rooms that she had had good reports on.
On arrival we were put into a very old room. It was very large, but the aircon was not strong enough for the room. When asked about the new rooms, we were told they were already full and that my request had been only for beach wing and that the new beach wing rooms were deluxe (surely travel agent for New Horizons should have known that, and I'm pretty sure I paid for the new beach wing!)
First morning we got towels for pool and had a swim and sunbathed. Handed back towels to get towel coupon back, then went for shopping. A few hours later we went back to hotel to have a swim. Firstly the pool had run out of towels (this was only 5pm) and when we complained were told we had already had a towel that day and should not have another. Was not impressed and won't be back.
An absolute gem
This is a small hotel, about 100 rooms,set in tropical gardens, right on the beach in Sanur,and within three minutes walk of the main street with numerous restuarants and shops.
The hotel is well maintained and the staff are friendly and helplful, we stayed in the garden wing in a fairly basic room,it had no TV or tea/coffee makin facilities, but was spotlessly clean with a very efficient air conditioner, the balcony looked out over the beautiful gardens, with a pond and fountains, sitting there in the evening with a cool drink was a much better way of spending time than watching some drivel on the TV. There is a renovation programme underway, by next spring all the rooms will have been upgraded internally, but will kep their character externally.
There are two swimming pools , the beach pool is adjacent to the beach promenade, and has a swim up bar, the garden pool is smaller though has a wonderful setting, surrounded by flowering shrubs and trees ,an has a separate jacuzzi.
The restaurant is near the beach pool, and offers views over the sea, breakfast is a buffet with eggs & omlettes cooked to order ( do not prebook B&B, we were quoted £7 per person per day by the tour company, it's about £3 bought directly from the hotel). Food is of a very good standard and very inexpensive by UK standards, the Sea Food Barbecue, held on the beach is excellent.
I have stayed in many hotels both much larger and much more expensive the the Griya Santrian, though few if any have made such an impression, I tend not to return to hotel I have previously visited, though I will make an exception in this case, it's an absolute gem.
Heading Back For More
On our first stay here, I was surprised at the quality of accommodation for the price. For under $200 a night, we stayed at the Santrian Suite for a week! Glad we did as we spent quite a lot of time indoors (the humidity in November was quite high).
The suite is spacious with a contemporary design. There were separate dressing area and a large bath suite with glass enclosed shower and deep tub.
The front desk manager is the real gem of this property. Everything we wanted, he arranged for us - yoga in the morning, a shopping trip in town, fishing, tours, and a special menu.
Agreed with previous review that the place does attract a more senior, and more laid back clientèle. The restaurant by the beach has a very limited menu which is another drawback, but their service is prompt and friendly.
With the traditional Balinese features, a large beachside pool with a sunken bar, and it's own stretch of beach, this has got to be one of the best holiday deals! Going back for more in February!
Stayed here Dec 06/Jan 07 with a friend who had stayed at Griya 3 years ago. She had no problems on her first stay but was shocked to find how noisy it has become. Very loud music from bars out in the street until 4.00am! We asked to move to another room after 2 nights. If you stay here make sure you get a room beachfront as much too noisy down the back of the complex. Didn't find the staff overly helpful when we asked to be moved as we had to ask a couple of times. We still ended up with a room that was only marginally better.
Staff are certainly aware of the noise issue and and we found out also that other guests had similar complaints. The Griya isn't cheap accommodation and I expect better frankly.
One of the best
We've just returned from a 4 week holiday in this hotel and enjoyed all aspects of our stay immensely. We paid a little extra for a de-luxe room which was delightful and also looked at 2 different "ordinary" rooms which were also very good. The hotel has a superb position, is maintained to a very high standard and the staff are almost universally smiley and helpful.The only reason that we have not rated it excellent is the lack of any smoke-free area in the restaurant. With chain-smoking guests at all meals (including breakfast) this was something of a problem. However, we mentioned this small glitch to the splendid hotel manager before leaving, so, hopefully, some remedial action will be taken.We would readily return for aother holiday at the Griya Santria and it says much for its quality that many people we met do go back year after year.John and Jill Feb 2008.
sydandfiona England ok but
On arrival very friendly and helpful staff--the gardens were well kept and tidy--easy walk to the beach also well kept and tidy--the food in the restaurant was excellent.
The room a deluxe was ok and cleaned daily to a good standard (by Ratu) but you could always find strange little creatures scampering about (not his fault just plenty of them in that part of the world)
Now the downside--a/c not really good enough--a disco banging away on the main street outside the comlex till the early hours--strange smells from the toilet and when we left after two weeks nobody on the desk said goodbye--the bell-boy didn,t turn up so we dragged the cases down ourselves -no big deal but it would have been a nice touch if somebody on the front desk had made the effort----in all a good holiday just slightly spoilt at the end
Love the location, but room is disappointing...
Love the location - I can easily walk around and interact with local Balinese people and try local food (an art market is conveniently located 15 min north, or a Hardy's Supermarket 5 min south). Next to a beach that's good for swimming. Breakfast buffet is one of the better ones, pools are nice too (beach one better than the garden one).
However, I'm disappointed with the hotel operations itself. Confirmed a queen/king bed prior to arrival but ended up with twin beds that one can feel the springs, toiletries were not filled every day, facility is noisy early in the morning. The staff do not seem very happy, but not the worst. One time I even saw a mouse/rat on the floor while dining....