This is the namesake village and plays host to a few fairly popular hotels (by Ujung Genteng standards!).
In terms of quality, the very popular Pondok Hexa stands above the rest because it offers a genuine hotel feel complete with swimming pool. Many of the rooms, however, feel soulless and in need of a good sprucing up which gives a distinctly shoddy feel to the place. The most basic rooms are a bad bet and the guesthouses near Cibuaya Beach are definitely a better option for those on a budget. The... Read our full review of Podok Hexa.
This budget place is a little on the expensive side when you consider that just up the road at Pondok Hexa you can get an air-con room for only slightly more money. This place, although basic, does have rustic charm which sets it apart from many others in town. The beds have foam mattresses, the floors are solid wood and the cold water bathrooms have bak mandis and Western toilets, although we... Read our full review of Mama's Losmen.
The sprawling gardens of Villa Pa Ujang at first glance are appealing and entice potential customers to take a look around. But after walking through the garden and seeing the buildings up close, you soon realise that this place is not perfect. Maintenance of the buildings is slightly lacking and prices are on the high side. The economy rooms contain big foam beds, a couple of chairs and a table... Read our full review of Villa Pa Ujang.
A kilometre north of Ujung Genteng, in the village of Pangumbahan is Cibuaya Beach (Pantai Cibuaya) and a beautiful bay which is lined with a cluster of tiny locally run homestays.
What a top find this place is. Set back about 50 metres from the ocean just off the main dirt track halfway between Ujeng Genteng and Cibuaya Beach is a thing of beauty. Opened in April 2012, Pondok Alief has a handful of basic rooms with TVs, spring mattresses on the floor and cold water bathrooms with squat toilets and buckets for washing. The fan-cooled rooms are extremely bright and clean.... Read our full review of Pondok Alief.
This place was built in March 2012 and retains that clean, fresh feel you would expect from a newly built place. There are two options. Small basic rooms have a mattress on the tiled floor and a cold water bucket wash bathroom with squat toilet get a decent amount of natural light, making them look brighter and feel cleaner. The other option is a two-bed house with kitchen and TV which is great... Read our full review of Pondok Joni.
Located just to the south of the main Cibuaya Beach cluster on the way to Ujung Genteng is Pondok Karangnaya. Built in 2011, this basic bamboo shack has six rooms and a restaurant around the back which can serve up meals whenever you feel like it. Spring mattresses are simply plonked onto the floors with not a bed in sight as is the case in some other basic accommodation in town. The cold water... Read our full review of Pondok Karangnaya.
Located in the middle cluster of accommodation, this tiny joint has one thatched hut with three separate rooms 20 metres from the stunning bay. Open the front door in the morning and you are greeted by blue water in incredible hues and the bright yellow sand beach across the way â€“ a majestic way to start the morning if there ever was one. The place is clean but not spotless, the cold water... Read our full review of Penginapan Pak Deri.
This two-room shack is perched on the very edge of the beach with great views across the small bay. The rooms themselves are extremely basic with no furniture in them except a bed. The bathrooms are dimly lit squat toilet, cold water, bucket wash affairs but they do the job if you're not too fussy. One of the great things about this place is that the owners also own the warung next door and are... Read our full review of Penginapan Irpan.
Two kilometres north of Cibuaya Beach you\'ll reach another small village which is home to Turtles surf break and more basic accommodation.
This Western-owned place in the scrub behind the Turtles surf break is easily the best option in town. The rooms are spotless solid wood floor deals with a mixture of concrete and bamboo walls, air-con, fantastic verandahs and cold water bathrooms with showers and Western toilets. The owner, Nick, has done a great job of keeping the grounds looking neat and tidy and the general feel of the place... Read our full review of Batu Besar Losmen.
Basic is how we'd describe this place right across from the Turtles surf break. Each room has clean solid wood floors, bamboo walls that don't reach the ceiling, a fan, mosquito net and soft foam bed. The cold water bathrooms are shared deals, but the general feel of the place is clean, neat and tidy. A large observation tower is great both for checking out the surf or hanging out on to watch the... Read our full review of Losmen Adventure.
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