Eclectic arty hideaway in the heart of Kuta
A hideaway in a quiet back lane just minutes from Kuta beach, D’Sriwing Villa Gallery is a lovely intimate hotel filled with antiques and artwork set around a shady landscaped courtyard garden and swimming pool.
A handful of superior and deluxe rooms as well as self-contained villas are on offer with comfortably sized air-con rooms featuring polished wood floors. The elegant homely styling is inviting and relaxing, while thick mattresses and fine linens promise a tranquil sleep. Flatscreen TVs with cable channels, DVD player, minibar, safe and small desk are among the amenities and spacious bathrooms add luxury with deep tubs and hot-water rainfall showers. Outdoor balconies and terraces are hedged by foliage, adding privacy.
We didn’t view the villas, but they include a comfortable lounge, full kitchen and outdoor seating within a private area. It was unclear if combos of the superior and deluxe rooms are also sold as villas, as staff were a tad vague and their English was a little basic.
The small decked swimming pool is shaded by large trees with a couple of sun lounges to catch the rays. There are insufficient if all guests want to use them at once, but when we dropped by they were at full capacity, and not a soul to be seen in the pool.
Breakfast is included in the rate and for other meals there are a plethora of nearby restaurants. If you’re after a peaceful and stylish escape from the hubbub of Kuta, but still want to be within spitting distance of the sand and frivolity, charming D’Sriwing Villa Gallery fits the bill. Alternatively, rooms at Lemongrass Cottages are not quite as private, but the intimate surroundings and stylish rooms make it a good option. If you prefer your peace and tranquility in a traditional hotel setting, consider Alam Kulkul.
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Gang Wina, Kuta
T: (0361) 751 396;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º10'9.1" E, 8º42'52.57" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||700,000 rupiah||700,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room||850,000 rupiah||850,000 rupiah|
|1,400,000 rupiah||1,400,000 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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