I recently spent 5 weeks travelling around Bali, so decided to make a list of where to stay and why! We found that booking through the Agoda App was cheaper than most other options, or sometimes through Booking.com. So here are some of the places I would recommend staying in Bali;
WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD –
VILLA SHINTA DEWI – luxury – link
If you are looking for luxury this is your place! It is a beautiful and tranquil setting about a 5 minute drive from central ubud centre. The villa has a driver you can use, 24 hour security, butler service, a chef if you wish to eat traditional Balinese food in the comfort of your own space, a beautiful infinity pool that looks out over the jungle! The staff are wonderful and will help you with any questions, will give you brilliant recommendations for bars, restaurants and activities you should visit during your stay! You can walk into ubud, it would take about 20/25 minutes, taxis from the villa are super cheap around £3 each way!
PEACOCK INN – mid range/luxury – link
For £16 per person per night it is spotless and clean. Good air conditioning and great size rooms with double beds and a lovely pool. Only 350 metres from ubud market. The only downside was that breakfast wasn’t included in the price and almost everywhere else we stayed offered this.
FRANGIPANI BUNGALOW – budget
If you’re looking for somewhere on a budget book this little hotel through Agoda – it cost us just £12 for the night (between 2)! Breakfast was included but unfortunately we left very early so didn’t get to take advantage of this. The only problem with our room was that we didn’t have air conditioning – it didn’t stop us getting a good night sleep though! A lovely small pool round the side of the building and it is in a lovely quiet area just a 2 minute walk to the Main Street in ubud. Perfect location!
WHERE TO STAY IN SEMINYAK
VILLA SHINTA DEWI – luxury – link
The sister villa to ubud villa Shinta Dewi, it is slightly older however just as tranquil and beautiful. The rooms make you feel as though you could be in a safari lodge all dark wood and ornate! If you’re in the master suite you even get a posh outdoor shower and a jacuzzi bath! A pool with a waterfall feature makes it so relaxing and you’d never know you were surrounded by other villas and a beautiful rooftop lounging area! Within walking distance to seminyak, about 5 minutes walk from the beach bars and restaurants!
AMALFI HOTEL – mid range/luxury – link
A lovely modern hotel tucked away 2 minutes walk from a busy Seminyak street and 5 minutes walk from the famous potato head beach club. This was the perfect hotel to finish our trip on as we wanted to end on a bit of luxury so decided to spend a little bit more than usual, but still only £17.50 per person night! The rooms are beautiful and clean all white furnishings and a lovely little roof top pool with a sea view!
HOTEL PURI WISATA – budget
Only £8 a night a short drive from Seminyak centre. Great pool and spacious room – 4 of us all in one room. Blue bird taxi into central Seminyak costs around 20,000 (£1).
WHERE TO STAY IN TANAH LOT
DEWI SINTA HOTEL AND RESTAURANT – budget – link
For just £12 for the night (between 2) booked through Agoda it was an absolute bargain; air con, a beautiful swimming pool, breakfast included and 2 minute walk from Tanah Lot temple. You will have to pay 60,000 rupiah (£3.50) entrance to get into Tanah Lot village but that will be for maintenance for the temple.
WHERE TO STAY IN GILI TRAWANGAN
GOOD VIBES BUNGALOWS – budget – link
Awesome litle bamboo huts about a 5 minute walk from the harbour and main night club strip. It really was good vibes, we had only planned to stay one night but extended it to two because the staff were so friendly, chilled and fun and so were the other guests. The walls are thin and lots of after parties happen so maybe not the best if you’re looking for early nights on Gili T (maybe Gili T isn’t for you ;)) you can hire bikes from the hostel for 50,000 a day (£3), free breakfast included and it worked out about £10 a night per person!
WHERE TO STAY IN GILI AIR
SISTER BUNGALOW – budget
Only a 4 minute walk from the harbour it was very reasonable at £8 per person per night on booking.com. I recommend staying near the harbour to avoid needing to get on a horse and carriage with your luggage. The rooms are basic but you get free breakfast and a nice little swimming pool out the front. Cute restaurants and coffee shops within a few minutes walking distance and also place to hire bikes (again, I recommend cycling round the island to avoid getting on the horse and carriages)
WHERE TO STAY IN SANUR
VILLA JANAN – budget
At £9 each per night about 10 minutes walk from sanur main restaurant strip, bars and beach it is a great location and has the best swimming pool we saw during our whole time in Bali! The two bathrooms in our two bedroom villa were lovely and had outside decor. (Make the most of being by the ferry port and take a day trip to nusa penida!)
WHERE TO STAY IN LOMBOK
IDOOP HOTEL, MATARAM – mid range – link
We got an amazing deal on the day through Agoda (£337 down to £37 for a double room) so we snapped it up. It is right in the centre of Mataram, the capital of Lombok. No breakfast included and no swimming pool, but a good location and lovely and clean hotel.
PURI BUNGA BEACH COTTAGES, SENGGIGI – budget – link
All rooms have a sea view and is only 20 metres from the beach. The beach was very quiet for what was supposed to be the tourist hub of Lombok; it felt like we had the white sandy beach to ourselves. The hotel has a great pool and worked out at about 168,000rupiah per night (£8.50 each) we had a suite that sleeps 4. Traditional furniture which gives it a older feel and all rooms have balcony or terrace.
WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU
HARMONIOUS SURF CAMP – mid range – link
A little far out from anything which meant either a 10 minute walk to the closest restaurant or a drive to the beach/temple and surrounding areas! But the room was one of the nicest we had stayed in our whole trip, at £15 per person we had the penthouse apartment with 4 double beds wetbeen 4 people and a huge living area! The pool was small but we weren’t there long enough to use it.
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