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Pondok Pisces

Jungly but in need of some TLC

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Pondok Pisces boasts a collection of traditional houses and bungalows at their main hilltop location off Balian Beach, as well down on the flat beside the river and behind the beach itself. Originally run by Tom and Tati (a very friendly Australian and Indonesian couple), Tom passed away in 2009 and Tati isn't so much on the scene these days -- perhaps the intention was for the equally friendly staff to run it themselves, but, at least for the hilltop property, this isn't the gem it once was. Gardens are still lovely, but more overgrown than lovingly tended as they once were, and the rooms have some serious maintenance issues that really make the prices here a bit cheeky. The riverside property though, still looks to be in pretty good nick, with kitchenettes and the hidden away location, with a lovely little pool, remains oh so lovely. On the upside, the restaurant remains extremely good and even if you are not staying here, drop by for a meal. Reservations recommended. Prices are by the room -- check their website for details.

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Balian Beach.  T: (0361) 780 1735, (0813) 3879 7722 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Superior - Double 560,000 615,000 Ocean view rooms
Deluxe bungalow 1,060,000 1,170,000 Riverside, two storey

Added to Travelfish on: 12th June, 2011
Last visited or updated on: 11th May, 2014

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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Balian Beach. 
T: (0361) 780 1735, (0813) 3879 7722

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