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Cool and tranquil

Jalan Raya Candi Dasa, Candi Dasa T: (0363) 41540 F: (0363) 41164

The Watergarden

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Lush maze-like water gardens obscure a variety of classically styled bungalows in this well-established, top-range small hotel.

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Despite the price tag, The Watergarden is not oceanside nor has views, however the cool and pleasant gardens and ponds are lovely.

Large and well-appointed rooms provide comfortable beds with mosquito nets and good quality linen; wicker chairs; solid wooden furniture with tropical bamboo and rattan detailing; a mini bar; tea-making facilities and a flatscreen TV. The white-painted brick interior has contrasting dark wood trims. Floors are tiled and high thatch ceilings have ceiling fans along with air-con — it’s open cool and breezy. Dappled light reflecting off the surrounding ponds filters into the rooms.

Hot-water bathrooms are spotless and have the same classical styling. Super deluxe rooms come with a bath tub. Large wooden and glass french doors open to wooden decks overlooking the ponds. Comfortable upholstered chairs and tables with a side table and lamp create an outdoor living room — a serene and private space for listening to the frogs and soothing sounds of running water. The Watergarden also has a larger two-bedroom villa with a private pool, though we prefer the standard rooms.

Lush garden and ponds fill every corner of the landscape. Moss-covered paths look lovely but be warned: they are very slippery. The swimming pool is located towards the front of the hotel, and although very pleasant with bright blue water surrounded by colourful flowers and fountains, it looks a little dated. The Watergarden has an attached spa and popular restaurant. Breakfast is included and WiFi is free.

If The Watergarden had an inland location, it would be one of our first choices — but to be in a top-end hotel in a seaside environment it almost seems a pity not to be nearer the sea. If this doesn’t bother you, The Watergarden offers a relaxing and serene atmosphere.

Nearby, Nirwana Resort has similarly appointed, yet not as private rooms with ocean views.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Deluxe double room
800,000 rupiah
800,000 rupiah
Super deluxe: 1,000,000 rupiah.
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 800,000 rupiah, high season 800,000 rupiah. Notes: Super deluxe: 1,000,000 rupiah.

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Where is The Watergarden

The Watergarden
Jalan Raya Candi Dasa, Candi Dasa
T: (0363) 41540 F: (0363) 41164
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º34'2.53" E, 8º30'30.46" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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