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Accommodation

Tulamben

Most accommodation options in Tulamben are within about 1km of each other on either side of the main road that passes through Tulamben, Jalan Raya Tulamben. Construction of new places is ongoing and bargains are to be had at these newer establishments.


Bali Permai
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Tulamben

The staff at Bali Permai are a wonderful bunch, but they mustn't have had much interaction with guests so far as their English is poor, they don't know room prices and are shy when interacting with customers. This is probably due to the first rooms only being opened in mid-2010 after the high season had finished and thus customers thin on the ground. The pool is at the centre of this property and... Read our full review of Bali Permai.

Liberty Dive Resort
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Off Jalan Raya Tulamben 500m west of town
T: (0363) 23 347

The frangipani trees in the garden surrounding the large dark blue pool give off a fragrant scent that sets the scene for this resort with dive shop. Throngs of staff attend to you as soon as you arrive and the rooms contain some of the brightest bathrooms in town which creates a feel of cleanliness. All rooms come with air-con and fridge as standard and tea/coffee-making facilities are also... Read our full review of Liberty Dive Resort.

Mimpi Bali
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
500m west of Tulamben off Jalan Raya Tulamben
T: (0813) 3856 3418

Completed in early 2010, this small establishment is about 500m up the road from the centre of town. The location is slightly odd in that it is down a side road on the Gunung Agung side of Jalan Raya Tulamben, but this is not so much of an issue as there really isn't a whole lot in town anyway. The staff are very eager to assist, but their English is limited and adeptness at charades is a must.... Read our full review of Mimpi Bali.

Matahari Tulamben Resort
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Tulamben
T: (0363) 22 916

Fortunately for this hotel, air-con is installed in each of the rooms because the rooms without it turned on are deadly. The feel of the rooms aside from the oppressive heat when the air-con is switched off is one of an old 1980s-era basic hotel for locals — and it may well be aimed at the local market. The bathrooms are bright and clean things with hot water, but stench issues were apparent... Read our full review of Matahari Tulamben Resort.

Puri Madha Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Off Jalan Raya Tulamben 500m west of town
T: (081) 7471 2161

The first thing you that you will notice when arriving at this oceanfront property is that reception is non-existent. After wandering around for a while and asking for someone to assist, you might just find someone willing to attend to you. The hotel is located directly in front of the USAT Liberty dive wreck and it is possible to step out of the hotel and snorkel to the wreck, but that's really... Read our full review of Puri Madha Bungalows.

Tulamben Wreck Divers
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Tulamben
T: (081) 338 711 389

We hope Tulamben doesn't really wreck divers as the name of this tidy place suggests. Situated right in the centre of town, this place is all about the diving — there is a fully stocked scuba rental shop out the back. The rooms here are a tad on the old side, but still very well maintained and respectable. All rooms have air-con and hot water and are well-lit by natural light, but the prices... Read our full review of Tulamben Wreck Divers.




Where to next?

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