Spacious and private
Anda Amed is tucked on a hillside, but what you lose in beachfront here is at least partly made up for by stunning distant ocean views.
The 11 white, standalone rooms here feel a little more like tasteful private Mediterranean villas, set amid lush, hibiscus-dotted gardens. It’s a bit of an uphill hike to get to them too, but once there they are spacious enough for you to hang about in, with each boasting a small separate outdoor dining/lounge area sprinkled with colourful cushions. Though tasteful, the air-con rooms are feeling a touch tired, though they still beat much of what is offered in Amed in terms of style -- at least they were trying. Beds are draped in mosquito nets, with silk throws and individual bed lamps, though they did look to us like they might be a little too dim to be practical for reading; amenities include old-style, small screen TV, which seemed a little out of step with the prices charged, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Hot-water bathrooms are huge, with bathtubs and separate showers. The small, ocean-view pool is frangipani shaded and a pretty spot to while away a half-day reading on the loungers, set by the on-site restaurant. Breakfast is included in the room rates -- which are quoted in euros, giving you an indication of their primary market. Staff were friendly and professional when we stopped by. Keen an eye out for the pet ducks ranging freely throughout the property, lending a rural, relaxed vibe. If you don’t need to be beachfront, have a little extra to spend and are seeking some peace and quiet, this is a decent value option.
Address: Jalan Raya Bunutan, Amed
T: (0363) 23 498;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º40'34.71" E, 8º20'45.28" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org 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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