Older rooms with absolute beachfront
You can’t get more beachfront than Pondok Vienna, and while the squat two-storey stone finished buildings don’t exactly blend in with the surrounds, the pricetag is very reasonable.
Rooms are old school, air-con and have plenty of space to swing a cat, but are fitted out with simple bedding and an equally plain and musty bathroom. Free WiFi is available. The main selling point here is the beachfront location -- all the rooms have it and the upper storey would offer impressive views over Lipah bay. There’s also a compact lawn strip between the rooms and the few steps down to the beach -- there is no swimming pool. The restaurant sits at the eastern end of the resort, by the carpark. There are no bells and whistles here, and this wouldn’t be our first choice in the area, but for absolute beachfront, this is a pretty decent deal for Lipah. The rates we were quoted walking in during high season were significantly less than what they have on their website.
Address: Lipah Beach, eastern end
T: (0363) 23 494;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º41'4.13" E, 8º21'3.84" 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||500,000 rupiah||500,000 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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