Stylish on the ridge
It’s really worth climbing up the hill for this great flashpacker option.
A row of four simple but stylish bungalows sit side-by-side along the cliff edge above Taman Tirta Gangga.
When we visited, the friendly staff apologetically commented that, “It’s a little bit expensive!”, but it is actually one of the better value hotels in the area. The sweet and cosy bungalows are tastefully decorated, front-faced with sandstone tiles and carved solid wooden doors. Large picture windows let in plenty of light. Curtains are thin, so may be a problem if you are easily woken by morning light as bungalows are east-facing. No fan or air-con is needed, as it can get rather cool up on this ridge. Rooms are appointed with solid wooden furniture. Beds have thick and cosy bedcovers, scattered with cushions covered in traditional textiles. Small Balinese paintings hang from dark wooden picture rails, brightening the white-painted walls. Floors are tiled, and high ceilings have a woven bamboo finish. Clean, hot-water ensuite bathrooms provide plenty of room for your bits and pieces with solid wooden cabinets and wooden towel racks. Comfortable chairs and tables occupy the spacious veranda — a place to enjoy the serene mountain surroundings and beautiful scenery.
Address: Desa Ababi, Tirtagangga
T: (0363) 22116;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º35'7.81" E, 8º24'26.7" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Double or twin.
|400,000 rupiah||400,000 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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