Run down but cheap
With no contact details to speak of -- the staffer who showed us around couldn’t even tell us their phone number -- it’s a bit difficult to recommend, but Sun Shine Bunaglows had some of the cheapest beachfront rooms we saw in all of Amed -- and they can be booked easily through online travel agents.
Yes, they’re basic and fan-cooled, and the hotel is very aged, but there’s a swimming pool and the hotel is right on the beach. Rooms are very rundown -- the door on the room we looked at didn’t appear to be all that secure -- and there is no restaurant or WiFi, but you’re right on the beach, which compensates for some of the crappiness. If you’re looking for cheapish lodgings and want to be right on the beach, this is worth considering. Sun Shine is located right beside Apa Kabar -- it’s the place that looks abandoned.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||250,000 rupiah||250,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||350,000 rupiah||350,000 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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