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Mimpi Bungalows

Dreaming of old Bali

Poppies Lane I, Gang Sorga, Kuta T: (0361) 751 848

Mimpi Bungalows

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In the thick of the labyrinthine concrete jungle of Poppies Lane, the small leafy refuge of Mimpi Bungalows offers a handful of charming old-school brick and thatch bungalows and rooms in a larger newer block peppered around a pleasant pool.

They start with basic fan-cooled rooms with cold-water showers and move through to newer air-con rooms with hot-water. Interiors are fairly spacious but bare bones, so a little on the steep side price-wise for the offerings, but included breakfast sweetens the deal, and the rooms have much more charm and appeal then similarly priced chain hotels, albeit with less amenities.

Double or twin? You decide!

Double or twin? You decide! Photo: Sally Arnold

Single and double-storey bungalows house the simple whitewashed fan-cooled rooms, offering cold only or hot-water showers. Tropical breezes flow through louvred glass windows in some rooms and teak furnishings and doors and window frames add a quality feel. Twin beds sport crisp white linens and can be pushed together to form a double (one of the bungalow rooms has a double bed). Bring a mozzie net if you’d like to sleep with the windows open. A built-in lockable teak hutch serves as a safe for your valuables. Ensuite bathrooms are no-frills, but clean.

We love the furnished terraces overlooking the garden, a relaxing spot to catch upon some holiday reading. The double-storey bungalow enjoys the pick of rooms on the top floor (number five), as the secluded wide terrace here is almost the size of the room itself. This room also offers an interconnecting door to the lower level, ideal for a family, although larger family rooms are available in the newer block. Newer rooms offer air-con, and more amenities including some with a kitchenette, however we prefer the more traditional bungalow style.

A touch of old-school at Mimpi.

A touch of old-school at Mimpi. Photo: Sally Arnold

The kidney-shaped pool is a tad 80s-style with mosaic dolphin disguised by the dappled light of the overhanging trees. For a bit more sunshine Mimpi Bungalows is a five-minute stroll to the beach—don’t trip over the raised turtle traffic bumps in the driveway on the way.

If you are a little overwhelmed by the development of Kuta, friendly Mimpi Bungalows captures a little of the spirit of old Bali, a sanctuary in the heart of Kuta. We think it’s a delightful spot, but don’t expect much more than the basics. Alternatives offering old-school Bali charm include Un’s (although rooms are a tad dark) and, in Legian, The Tree Brothers Inn, or for a top dollar spend, Poppies Cottages.

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Walk-in rates at Mimpi Bungalows

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
300,000 rupiah
300,000 rupiah
Cold water.
Superior double room
400,000 rupiah
400,000 rupiah
Fan, hot water.
Deluxe double room
500,000 rupiah
500,000 rupiah
Air-con, hot water.
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 300,000 rupiah, high season 300,000 rupiah. Notes: Cold water.
Room: Superior double room, low season: 400,000 rupiah, high season 400,000 rupiah. Notes: Fan, hot water.
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 500,000 rupiah, high season 500,000 rupiah. Notes: Air-con, hot water.

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Where is Mimpi Bungalows

Mimpi Bungalows
Poppies Lane I, Gang Sorga, Kuta
T: (0361) 751 848
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º10'16.68" E, 8º43'8.48" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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