Chilled out hillside retreat
Om Shanti looks quite small from the road but it sprawls a way up the hillside and offers a superior class of accommodation for the money with an on-site spa and small swimming pool.
Rooms are very well sized with four-poster beds with draped mosquito nets and real bedding. Facilities include minibar, a water dispenser in the room, air-con and immaculate hot water bathrooms. Rooms have a comfortable terrace out front offering good views over the surrounds and out to sea. There’s a cute, slightly hidden swimming pool on site with a massage and spa facing onto it, and there is also a restaurant. Rooms are immaculate -- if you’re a bit of a cleanliness nut and don’t mind a bit of a walk to the beach (or have your own transport) then this is a great option. Rates are fair for the standard and we found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Om Shanti (as you may have guessed by the name) hosts yoga retreats. See their website for more details regarding the retreats.
Address: Western end of Bunutan
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º39'53.71" E, 8º20'24.61" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||400,000 rupiah||400,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||450,000 rupiah||450,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room||650,000 rupiah||650,000 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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