Sweeping views, lovely gardens
Off the main road near Taman Tirta Gangga, Cabe Bali has wide sweeping views of the surround countryside and offers the opportunity to soak it all up, relaxing in a village setting.
Large and spacious bungalows are well spaced around the beautiful gardens and good-sized swimming pool.
The brick and tile bungalows have high ceilings with interior exposed beams, and ceiling fans. Air-con isn’t needed in the cooler mountain temperatures. Rooms are large, airy and light-filled. Styling of the rooms is a little formal and doesn’t quiet gel with the simpler style of the architecture, however it’s comfortable and well maintained. The large beds have ornately carved dark wooden bedheads that reach halfway up the wall, thick comfortable spring mattresses with dark green bed covers and mosquito nets. A small formal seating area comprises comfortable rattan chairs and table. Against the wall, an ornate marble-topped and carved side table adds to the staid ambience. Ensuite bathrooms are large and clean. Wooden saloon-style doors that lead to the solar-powered hot-water shower are a little quirky, but functional in wet Balinese-style bathrooms.
Free Wifi is available throughout. Wide breezy verandas are furnished with wooden lounges, and have lovely views of the flower-festooned garden, ponds, and beyond to the fields, mountains and ocean.
The swimming pool is in an excellent position for watching the world go by — or not. It doesn’t get much shade, but there’s a small bale to relax in. A shallow wading pool sits at a slightly lower level. A feature is the many water gardens dotted about filled with lotuses, papyrus, and other water plants — it adds to the cool and relaxed feel to the outdoor areas. An open bale-style restaurant has additional lounge chairs to unwind. Breakfast is included, and other meals are available — which get rave reviews.
We feel Cabe Bali is a little overpriced, but they do offer discounts for longer stays. We didn’t try the food, however if it’s as good other guests say, it may well be worth it.
Address: Temega (Near Tirtagangga), Padangkerta, Karangasem
T: (0363) 22045; F: (0363) 22045
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º35'13.99" E, 8º25'3.85" 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|
Drops to 850,000 rupiah per night for three nights or more.
|950,000 rupiah||950,000 rupiah|
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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