Cheapest rooms are great value
Behind the popular Temple Cafe, Seaside Cottages offer a range of rooms from budget to midrange.
The budget rooms here are the best deal, but look elsewhere for better midrange or oceanfront options.
Neat rows of brick and tile bungalows line a tree-shaded stone path, as the name suggests — to the seaside. The good-sized tiled rooms are simple, airy and clean. Fans whirl from bamboo ceilings, and a few random paintings adorn fresh pale yellow walls. 1950’s style — or is that 70’s? — patterned curtains in earthy tones add a bit of interest to an otherwise bland room. Furnished with simple wooden beds with spring mattresses, bedside tables with lamps, bamboo desk and towel rack, it’s comfortable and neat-as-a-pin. Basic tiled cold-water bathrooms are clean, although corners are a little stained. Verandas have a wooden table and chairs, shaded with bamboo blinds. The well established, but sparse garden is dotted with fruiting trees, however staff were reluctant to indulge our desires for sampling. There’s no pool, but a patch of trimmed lawn by the sea with a dining area and a couple of sun-lounges is just right for a bit sea and sun gazing. Seaside Cottages offer free WiFi, however breakfast is not included, but is available in the cafe at the front.
This is a great well-kept and clean budget choice. If you don’t mind something a tad more basic, Agung Bungalows have hot-water fan rooms that include breakfast for around the same price.
By Sally Arnold
Last updated on 26th February, 2016.