Photo: Sanur beach scenes.

Accommodation

North Sanur

The northern section of Sanur has a quieter vibe and is separated from the rest of Sanur by the sprawling Inna Grand Hotel. It's also where the Perama shuttle picks up and drops off and where the boats to Nusa Lembongan and Penida depart from.


Pondok Santhi
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Hang Tuah

Pondok Santhi is a tiny little homestay directly behind the Perama bus stop and right next door to Agung and Sue Watering Hole I on Jalan Hang Tua. It's a bit out of the centre of town, but is the perfect location for those seeking to catch the boat to Nusa Lembongan the following day. The fan-cooled rooms are immaculately clean, the beds a little on the stiff side and with cold water bathrooms.... Read our full review of Pondok Santhi.

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Jambu Inn
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Hang Tuah 54
T: (0361) 286 501

Tucked away in northern Sanur, down a little lane off Jalan Hang Tuah, near where the Perama shuttle picks up, is Jambu Inn. It's a small homestay with a tiny swimming pool, free WiFi and older rooms with hot water bathrooms. The flowering plants in the peaceful garden provide ample shade making for a relaxing environment to read a book and take it easy. The owner is attentive, speaks great... Read our full review of Jambu Inn.

Beachfront

Much of Sanur's beachfront is given over to fancy hotels and a smattering of private luxury homes. Some of the hotels are quite aged.


Griya Santrian
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 47
T: (0361) 288 181

The lush grounds of the Griya Santrian immediately give a feel of a place that is well-managed, with the edges trimmed, the grass cut and all essential weeding done. The middle of the three swimming pools has an exotic design with towering pavilions and tropical plants blending beautifully with the contour of grounds. The rooms are classy and have cable TV, fridges, safes, plush beds with great... Read our full review of Griya Santrian.

Tandjung Sari
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 41
T: (0361) 288 441

The grand doyenne of Sanur's tourism industry, popular with the jetset crowd of the 1980s, Tandjung Sari lodgings are all in the form of Balinese-style bungalows, each more than large enough to swing a cat in. The newer bungalows have internet access and all have air-con and hot water outdoor bathrooms. Even the indoor portions of the bathrooms feel like they are outdoors because they are... Read our full review of Tandjung Sari.

Respati Beach Hotel
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 33
T: (0361) 288 427

Set on a narrow block running from Danau Tamblingan down to the beachfront, Respati Beach Hotel offers midrange accommodation in a series of mostly two storey buildings in an attractive garden setting running down to the water. Rooms come in three flavours, superior, superior bungalows and deluxe and while we wouldn't bother with the bungalows, the superior (upstairs) and deluxe (downstairs) are... Read our full review of Respati Beach Hotel.

Hotel Sanur Beach
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan
T: (0361) 288 011

The rooms here are expensive, but this massive hotel towards the southern end of Sanur's beach runs like a well-oiled machine with staff always on the move to attend to customer needs. It has a clinical feel like many of the big name hotel chains do, but falls a little short on room quality. The bathrooms are modern and clean, but small, the beds are plush and the balconies feature older... Read our full review of Hotel Sanur Beach.

Mercure
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Mertasari
T: (0361) 288 833

Set at the southern end of Sanur, facing onto Mertasari Beach, the Mercure is expensive, but for the money you get comfort in the knowledge that this place is run to Western standards and that the service will be top rate. And that is true of this Mercure with staff that speak great English, well-maintained grounds and modern rooms. The recently renovated rooms contain flat screen TVs and feel... Read our full review of Mercure.

Central Sanur

Most of the hotels in Sanur are on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. Hotels here are all close to both the beach and a wide range of restaurants


Lestari Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 188
T: (0361) 288 867

WiFi is a big draw for many people and in Indonesia it's generally quite difficult to find cheaper accommodation that has it. Set off the beach, a little to the south of the Hyatt Hotel, Lestari Homestay is an exception and provides free WiFi, a pleasant swimming pool, air-con, hot water bathrooms, bar fridge, good beds and clean rooms. In fact, it ticks just about all the boxes and still remains... Read our full review of Lestari Homestay.

Little Pond Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 19
T: (0361) 289 902

There are three types of rooms at Little Pond Homestay in Sanur and they are all incredibly good value. The cheapest rooms, which are normally booked well in advance, have the same access to the lap pool and free WiFi that the more expensive rooms have, but they are sans hot water and air-con. All of the rooms are charming, very bright, come with a discount voucher for breakfast at Street... Read our full review of Little Pond Homestay.

Agung and Sue Watering Hole II
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan
T: (0361) 270 545

If you need air-con and a pool at a good price, this is the place to come. It's located at the end of a quiet laneway off Jalan Danau Tamblingan in Sanur and each of the basic rooms has comfortable beds with dated bedspreads, old hot water bathrooms, small verandahs and the option of air-con. The swimming pool is small, but it is still very pleasant and is certainly an unexpected luxury at this... Read our full review of Agung and Sue Watering Hole II.

Coco Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan
T: (0361) 287 391

The first thing that strikes you when you visit this very popular cheap homestay at the northern end of Sanur on Jalan Danau Tamblingan, is the incredible value on offer for this part of town. The cheapest rooms are bright, have thin, hard mattresses and clean cold water bathrooms and include breakfast in the nightly rate. As the prices increase, so do the facilities such as hot water, air-con... Read our full review of Coco Homestay.

Flashbacks
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan
T: (0361) 281 682

The differing prices and room options are a little mind-boggling, but once past this minor issue, this place impresses. The Western management have a clear understanding of Western needs and have paid attention to ensuring a lush garden setting, spotless rooms, a small clean pool, hot water bathrooms and air-con in some rooms. There are adjoining family rooms that share a bathroom, but these can... Read our full review of Flashbacks.

Hotel Jati and Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan
T: (0362) 281 730

The published prices at this place are not in fact the prices the owners are willing to let the rooms go for -- we were quoted 200,000 rupiah on our visit. With this lower pricing in mind, the value here is fantastic given that you receive free WiFi, air-con, clean hot water bathroom and good quality beds. The atmosphere of the courtyard which the rooms face is one of serenity with a well-shaded... Read our full review of Hotel Jati and Homestay.

Hotel Puri Tempo Doeloe
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jl. ByPass Ngurah Rai 209
T: (0361) 286 542

The name of this delightful place might be a mouthful, but if you're looking for somewhere exceedingly cute to stay off the beach in Sanur, and you've got a big wallet, look no further. Hotel Puri Tempo Doeloe is a little similar to Canggu's Desa Seni, sprinkled with traditional wooden Indonesian houses around a decent pool, though the property here is on much smaller grounds and lacks views,... Read our full review of Hotel Puri Tempo Doeloe.

Sayang Sanur Terrace House
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 140
T: (0361) 283 609

This is an odd place that really should be marketing itself as serviced apartments, but is trying to get into the short-term holiday market by pitching itself as a hotel. Each room has a kitchen with stove, rice cooker, toaster and an assortment of appliances as well as a fridge so that those not wanting to eat out each night can self-cater. A small lounge room features an uncomfortable lounge... Read our full review of Sayang Sanur Terrace House.

Ardana Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Pantai Sindhu No.9

Ardana Homestay is a little difficult to find due to the fact that there is no sign indicating its existence -- look for the Ardana Car Rental sign. Once inside the family compound, you'll feel like you've gone into the wrong place because it doesn't feel like a typical homestay. Some of the rooms are used by the family to live in and the rest are rented out to tourists for 200,000 rupiah per... Read our full review of Ardana Homestay.

Ary Accommodation
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan

Sandwiched in the middle of a trio of cheap guesthouses on Danua Tamblingan in Sanur, Ary Accommodation provides very basic rooms which are dark and depressing as much as they are clean and functional. You really can't ask for too much at one of the cheapest places in town, but surprisingly breakfast is included in their rock-bottom prices. Air-con and hot water is available for those that can't... Read our full review of Ary Accommodation.

Bali Kembali Sanur Cottages
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 190
T: (0361) 287 739

There's a choice of rooms, lumbungs and villas at Bali Kembali, but all feature very clean old-school hot water bathrooms and air-con. The main difference between the styles of rooms is their age. The grounds are pleasant and have an abundance of flowering frangipani, banana and coconut trees, a big sparkling swimming pool and a bunch of deck chairs perfect for relaxing on. It feels like you are... Read our full review of Bali Kembali Sanur Cottages.

Sunhouse Guest House
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jl Mertasari 36, Sanur
T: (0361) 287413

Just a few hundred metres away from the sands at the quieter southern end of Sanur beach, Sunhouse Guest House is a cheap and cheerful little oasis with only seven rooms. No shortage of colour in the cool courtyard. Each of the rooms in this family-run guesthouse have air-con and private bathrooms (quite roomy) with hot-water showers, and are set around a shaded courtyard with a swimming pool.... Read our full review of Sunhouse Guest House.

Yulia 1 Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 38
T: (0361) 288 089

Set at the northern end of Danau Tamlingan, Yulia 1 Homestay in Sanur is popular with the backpacker set because of the big rooms and good value. The rooms are better than at Ary next door, but not as good as Coco two doors down with options including cold water, hot water and air-con. Because of its location inside a family compound, there is a distinct family feel here and if you stick around... Read our full review of Yulia 1 Homestay.

Donna Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 164
T: (0361) 287 770

The beautifully carved stone facades of the rooms here really do add an extra dimension to what are otherwise somewhat underwhelming rooms. The beds, pillows and linen are newer than in many places that you'll see in Sanur, but the quality is still just average meaning the mattress is thin and the pillows a bit on the lumpy side. Air-con cheers things up and cools things down a little, but then... Read our full review of Donna Homestay.

South Sanur


Gardenia Guesthouse and Cafe
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Merta Sari No 2, Sanur
T: (0361) 286 301

While much of southern Sanur is given over to cookie-cutter tour group hotels and private residences, the cute Gardenia Guesthouse offers simple but comfortable rooms in a homey garden setting just minutes from the beach. You will meet your neighbours. Gardenia Guesthouse is comprised of fewer than a dozen rooms set in a lovely leafy garden behind the same-named cafe, restaurant and boutique.... Read our full review of Gardenia Guesthouse and Cafe.

Outside Sanur


Komune Resort and Beach Club
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Pantai Keramas, Gianyar, Bali
T: (0361) 301 8888

We love Bali’s wild and beautiful east coast, and we’re glad to see more places opening in out-of-the-way places to make the most of its stunning views and surf. Komune Resort and Beach Club opened just last year and offers a great, relaxed midrange choice, particularly for surfers and their partners in this neck of Bali’s woods.Who needs a verandah?Motel-like rooms — currently there are... Read our full review of Komune Resort and Beach Club.




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Sanur? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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