Friendly staff and airy rooms
Where Pondok Sari creates an intimate ambience with its weaving pathways and lush gardens, Taman Selini goes for a more open air angle, with two rows of bright and airy bungalows facing off from one another across a pleasant lawn area that runs down to the beachside pool and restaurant.
Like most of the pools in Pemuteran, you won't be doing too much lap practice in this, but with frangapani overhead and views across the water, it's still very pleasant with the cafe to your right and an interesting little library of sorts to your left. Despite the wide open spaces, the bungalows are individually cloaked in enough gardens to provide some shade — and some shelter from prying eyes. Each has a moderately sized terrace area, furnished with a daybed — ideal for a massage or an early afternoon snooze. As is the fashion, bathrooms are outdoors, and in this case were well maintained and mossless. Two floor family villas are also available, and, assuming they're in your budget, are a better deal for those with kids in tow. Friendly, chatty staff and don't hesitate to ask after a discount as the rates are a little on the high side when compared to it's immediate neighbours. A good allround choice.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.