La belle villa

La belle villa is a charming guesthouse located in Seminyak. A bit off Oberoi (the street with all the restaurants that can be reached within a 20 minutes’ walk), it offers small comfortable villas with a private garden and an outdoor bar. The greeting is warm and friendly and the staff always keen on helping you. For those who get up late, a very good thing is breakfast served until noon, a non-negligible characteristic if you end up in Ku De Ta or Cocoon…
If there were one disadvantage to list, it is the noise around the swimming-pool which is close to the road. However, it is a pleasure to lay on a sunbed and enjoy the sunshine or go for a swim. Note: from the room, you don’t hear the street’s noise, grandly appreciated in Seminyak.

Price: about IDR 800,000 per night


Meriki is an agreable and quiet guesthouse located on jalan Drupadi. With a nice swimming pool and wide rooms, the place is more than welcoming. There is even a spa to have energetic Balinese massages.

The rooms are large with exterior bathrooms. The beds are very comfortable and the large windows give an extra impression of space. It is better to choose a room with pool view as, the garden being not so big, the view from the rooms on it isn’t as nice.

The staff is very friendly and doesn’t hesitate to give you good tips (for example Forty Seven warung). They also come to pick you up at the airport on demand! Continue reading « Meriki »

Puri Tanah Lot

Puri Tanah Lot hotel is located between the busy Kuta and the European Seminyak. Ideally located close to the market and the main road, it makes it easy to go everywhere walking or with a taxi. Only 200 meters away from the beach, Puri Tanah Lot is built around a nice swimming pool. The rooms are simple and let imagine the remains of a time when it must have been a high end hotel. It is now a bit old and the bathrooms deserve a renovation. However, it is an nice hotel to stay in.

Price: IDR 400 000 per night