Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Kalibukbuk is what locals refer to as the centre of Lovina and as a result there is an abundance of accommodation choices to suit most budgets. It is located on a pretty stretch of beach and has some good eating nearby.
A great findJalan Rambutan, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41 615;
In a town with an abundance of locally-run operations that pay little attention to maintenance, Rumah Kita stands out as a beacon of hope. It's owned by a Javanese man with Dutch connections and ... Read the full review of Rumah Kita.
Sprawling groundsJalan Rambutan
T: (0362) 41388; F: (0362)41 621
The sprawling Rambutan Lovina just keeps going and going and going, which is a good thing as the standard rooms in the first enclave after reception are mediocre and not worth considering. Ask to be ... Read the full review of Rambutan.
Popular, clean and cheapOff Jalan Rambutan, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 700 1238;
About 350m along an unnamed dirt road off Jalan Rambutan in central Lovina is the Danish-owned Villa Jaya with six affordable rooms situated right in front of a crystal clear blue swimming pool. Both ... Read the full review of Pondok Wisata Villa Jaya.150,000 to 400,000 Rp 2 votes Flashpacker
Good value budget roomsGang Binaria, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41 152;
The small, clean rooms at Harris Homestay don't come with a top sheet, soap, toilet paper or towel. In fact, the only comfort you do get is a couple of bedside tables, a mosquito net, a big lumpy bed ... Read the full review of Harris Homestay.Under 150,000 Rp 1 vote Backpacker
Charming bungalowsJalan Binaria, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41 288; F: (0362) 41 090
Choose between bungalows or standard hotel rooms at this sprawling property near the beach in central Lovina. The bungalows are older and cheaper, but have more character than the sterile, more ... Read the full review of Nirwana Seaside Cottages.
Poor valueJalan Raya Lovina, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41 569;
Set right on the main road through Lovina, this is a central, albeit somewhat noisy option for those who are not fussed about being a bit of a walk from the beach. There is nothing in particular that ... Read the full review of Chonos Hotel.
T: (0362) 41 485; F: (0362) 41 485
This popular option has different styles of rooms, but all feel like they could do with a bit of a renovation. In the standard rooms, the bathrooms are dirty cave-like things where the only thing ... Read the full review of Puri Bali Hotel.
Nice gardens and poolJalan Rambutan, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41 386;
The Rini Hotel could be better than it is with a little tweaking around the edges. It falls short because the rooms are musty, the mattresses thin and it looks and feels old. Standard rooms come with ... Read the full review of Rini Hotel.
Clean, but feels oldGang Binaria, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41 089;
As with Hotel Elsa II across the road, there is just something holding this cheap hotel back from its full potential. Despite the Balinese-styled bungalows being clean with good sized verandas, the ... Read the full review of Puri Manik Sari Hotel.Under 150,000 Rp 1 vote Backpacker
To the west of central Lovina is the village of Kaliasem where the beach gets muddy and the hotels are both underutilised and mediocre. This is the best of a very average bunch.
Decent option in KaliasemJalan Raya Kaliasem
T: (0362) 41 670;
About 2km along the beach from Kalibukbuk is the Karina Beach Hotel where you'll find a series of bungalows on reasonably well maintained grounds. Each of the bungalows has air-con and hot water, ... Read the full review of Karina Beach Hotel.
Three km to the east, Banyualit is like a mini-Kalibukbuk but less crowded and more relaxed. A decent selection of hotels and restaurants exist here.
Good flashpacker valueAnturan village
T: (0858) 5743 8882;
Actually located in Anturan village to the east of Banyualit, this is one of the first places you'll reach when coming from Singaraja and it's a pretty good starting point. The high-ceilinged and ... Read the full review of Mumbul Lovina Guesthouse.
Good value, spotlessJalan Starlight
T: (0362) 700 5271;
Set in a long narrow block running along side the same-named Jalan Starlight all the way down to the beach front, the very smart Starlight Restaurant and Villas offers excellent value for Lovina. We ... Read the full review of Starlight.
Clean and compactJalan Laviana
T: (0362) 41 561;
Hotel Melamun has quite smart rooms in a compact manicured garden sitting about a third of the way down Jalan Laviana towards Lovina beach. The superior and deluxe rooms are air-con throughout, clean ... Read the full review of Hotel Melamun.
New deluxe rooms are the pickJalan Raya Banyualit
T: (0362) 41 566;
The weird smell is the first thing to register when entering the standard rooms for the first time. After the weird smell, one notices that the rooms aren't particularly bright and the bathrooms ... Read the full review of Suma Beach Hotel.
Older-style roomsJalan Raya Banyualit
T: (081) 338 509 866;
This property features the same facilities as the newer Sartaya II, except that it doesn't have a swimming pool and the rooms are much older. Each of the Balinese-styled bungalows comes with air-con, ... Read the full review of Sartaya Bungalows I.
Set up in the hills behind Lovina, if you're headed up this way you're either on the way to a private villa of the rather luxurious Damai. Whichever it is, you'll be needing your own transport.
Luxury with attention to detailKayuputih (head inland at the 5way intersection in Kalibukbuk)
T: (0362) 41 008; F: (0362) 41 009
Up in the hills, approximately 5km south of the main intersection in Kalibukbuk is the village of Kayuputih and the stunning Damai. Fourteen villas varying in size from quite large to enormous are ... Read the full review of Damai.Over 2,500,000 Rp 1 vote Luxury
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