Puri Damai calls itself the first boutique losmen in Indonesia, and for once this is a hotel that deserves the boutique label.
The layout, in a U-shaped, two-floor building overlooking a pretty and lush garden, for some reason brought Melrose Place to mind, but that doesn't do the place justice. Puri Damai offers one- and two-bedroom compact apartments, all with semi-outdoor kitchenettes and the latter being two floors. We'd somewhat vaguely describe the decor as 1930s, but can't really explain why. There's a small swimming pool on site but we'd imagine most guests would be making more use of the ocean 10 minutes' away on foot. This is an ideal place for families: those with little kids could make do with the one-bedroom (though the kids will need to sleep in your bed as the hotel will only do extra beds in the two-bedroom option), but with older kids go for the two-bedroom deal, and, in the words of the friendly staffer who showed us around, book long long time before! Internet is available but not included. Highly recommended.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$69, high season US$69. Notes: US$ One bedroom
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$138, high season US$138. Notes: US$ Two bedroom
T: (0361) 730 665
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp