Photo: The views are solid.

The Temple Lodge

Eclectic and memorable luxury

Jalan Pantai Bingin T: (0857) 3901 1572 (0857) 3719 3814

The Temple Lodge

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For jaw dropping views and a little Bali magic, you can’t go past the lovely, artsy clifftop-clinging The Temple Lodge.

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This top-range boutique joint overlooking the waves at Bingin offers a bunch of unique suites individually designed and decorated with coral stone walls and thatched roofs set among a lush and fragrant tropical garden dripping with multicoloured blooms, with the centrepiece a moderately sized but deep horizon pool.

Comfortable and stylish rooms.

Comfortable and stylish rooms. Photo: Sally Arnold

Rooms are secluded, spacious and romantic with the best suites (and needless to say the priciest) perched right on the cliff—the Coral Cave Suite carved right out of the cliff itself. Several rooms are open to the elements and the bold monkeys that are known to nick stuff. Rooms are kitted out with monkey-proof stash spots and a slingshot to keep the cheeky devils at bay—but take our word for it, don’t leave your valuables lying around!

Fans cool if the natural breeze is not doing its thing and the more enclosed rooms provide air-con. Mozzie-netted beds protect you from the smaller critters, but if you are after a pristine hermetically sealed resort, this is not the place for you. Eclectic styling features distressed antique wooden elements and furnishings—think peeling paint and fading colours along with handcrafted stone walls and quirky creative touches. Facilities are simple yet stylish, comfortable and relaxing but don’t expect too many fancy mod-cons, although the open-style bathrooms do provide hot showers.

A lovely outlook.

A lovely outlook. Photo: Sally Arnold

The lower priced rooms are set towards the back of the resort and enjoy neither the views nor the fresh sea breezes, though are still appealing and a couple of newer annex rooms are off site, but still gain access to the hotel’s amenities. The poolside restaurant offers a choice of delicious healthy options served communally at long tables, an opportunity to mingle with other guests. The WiFi signal doesn’t reach all rooms, so unless you want to sit in the communal areas to update your social media, be prepared to be offline.

The Temple Lodge also offers daily yoga at an additional charge (also open to outside guests) as well as an on-site spa and sauna. Friendly staff round out this terrific option.

Ring my gong.

Ring my gong. Photo: Sally Arnold

If The Temple Lodge is within your budget or you are looking for a memorable splurge and the quirks and natural rustic elements don’t faze you, this is absolutely worth considering. If full, a number of other splendid options nearby include Mick’s Place, Mu and Sal Secret Spot or if your budget is a tad tighter consider the lovely rooms at Mule Malu and or for a simpler option, Secret Garden.

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Walk-in rates at The Temple Lodge

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
Deluxe Suite
Cliff view
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$90, high season US$90. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: US$190, high season US$190. Notes: Cliff view

Where is The Temple Lodge

The Temple Lodge
Jalan Pantai Bingin
T: (0857) 3901 1572 (0857) 3719 3814
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º6'47.45" E, 8º48'25.61" S
Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp

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