Not bad value with a pool
Diver’s Cafe offers a mix of rooms on the off-beach side of the road running up the hillside.
We were shown one right near the top and it was a typical Balinese cottage (two to a block) with the decorative stone frontage, small windows, air-con and a comfortable bed. Bathrooms are warm water. The rooms are simple and no frills, but they’re comfortable and the views from the ones right up the hill, are, not surprisingly, pretty good. The rooms closer to the road looked to be slightly larger and are certainly more modern, but we were not able to get a look inside. Diver’s Cafe also has a freeform pool over by the beachside restaurant. Overall this isn’t a bad option but there is little to separate it from Sama Sama next door (expect for the swimming pool) -- either will suffice for a night or two. There’s also a single room above the restaurant here that is a pretty great option and goes for 500,000 rupiah. There is an attached dive centre.
Address: Central Jemeluk
T: (0363) 23 479; (0813) 3852 0243;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º39'30.84" E, 8º20'14.66" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||400,000 rupiah||450,000 rupiah|
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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