Curious layout with a great pool
Bedulu Resort sits towards the western end of Bunutan, and is divided into two sections -- a roadside strip and a far better location up on the hillside which offers spectacular views over the ocean.
It is a curious layout with the simple restaurant down by the roadside, with four simple wooden and rattan bungalows running in a row just behind it. These standard rooms are the cheaper offering, but for an extra 100,000 rupiah, you get a superior room which is a far better concrete air-con bungalow by a spectacularly placed elliptical horizon pool. All rooms come with decks and daybeds, and within are clean and well kept. We were shown a room by the pool and it looked to be very comfortable, with a real mattress and bedding, mosquito net, hot water bathroom and WiFi. Some rooms have corner tubs, others shower only. The gardens around the immediate pool area are lush and well kept, but the stretch from the hill top area down to the road is a bit of a wasteland -- watch your footing. The resort has two entries, via the restaurant at street level or via an access road that will bring you in near the pool -- it is a steep climb, so you’ll appreciate having your own transport. For the price, the poolside rooms are good value, while the streetside ones are more of a hard sell. We were quoted slightly less than the prices listed on their website.
Address: Western end of Bunutan
T: (0363) 430 1030;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º39'55.78" E, 8º20'25.55" 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||395,000 rupiah||485,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||585,000 rupiah||685,000 rupiah|
|Family room||695,000 rupiah||855,000 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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