Photo: The small pool at Puri Damai.

Puri Damai

Buckets of charm

Jalan Werkudara, Legian T: (0361) 753 039, (0361) 730 665  puridamai@gmail.com
http://puridamai.com

Puri Damai

Our rating:
4.5 stars, based on 1 expert review

If you’re after peaceful traditional-style digs in Legian, you can’t go past Puri Damai, which oozes charm from every nook and cranny. One- and two-bedroom “apartments” are set in double-storey blocks forming a U-shape set back from the road, fronted by a small pool and reception.

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Compact one-bedrooms incorporate a cosy air-con cooled bedroom with ensuite and a semi-open style living/dining/kitchen area spilling onto private terraces and balconies. The excellent value two-bedroom apartments occupy two floors with separate enclosed air-con living areas and open dining and kitchen downstairs and up somewhat steep stairs, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as furnished balconies for enjoying the garden.

Indonesian styling makes for a relaxing stay.

Indonesian styling makes for a relaxing stay. Photo: Sally Arnold

Traditional cement tiles in a colourful patchwork of rich heritage tones are featured throughout along with teak doors, shutters and furnishings. Indonesian fabrics, fittings and artworks create a quirky and comfortable homely style with a pre-war ambience.

Everything is spic and span and apartments are complete with flatscreen TVs, DVD player and small safe along with ample storage to unpack for a while. Fully functional kitchens are decked out with filtered water dispenser, decent sized fridges and cook tops, but no oven. There’s no restaurant on-site and no breakfast is included, but if you can’t be bothered to fix your own cornflakes, there’s an abundance of local dining options, or delivery is available from long-running Made’s Warung, who manage the hotel.

You could settle in here for a while.

You could settle in here for a while. Photo: Sally Arnold

The central grassy courtyard is peppered with trees offering shade and privacy to the open living areas. You’re probably going to spend more time at the beach, a 10-minute stroll away, than the smallish pool, but it’s ideal for a refreshing dip. A handful of shaded sun lounges allow you to catch up on some holiday reading poolside.

We think the two-bedroom apartments would be ideal for families, but unfortunately the hotel’s policy is no children between the ages of two and 16, in an attempt to keep the damai (peace) for other guests. Being a small place (eight one-bedrooms and four two-bedrooms), service is personal and genuinely caring. If you’re looking for a party atmosphere with swim-up bar, look elsewhere, but if you’d rather a “palace of peace”, the name says it all. Highly recommended.

Whip up your own meal, or grab some delivery from nearby Made's Warung.

Whip up your own meal, or grab some delivery from nearby Made's Warung. Photo: Sally Arnold

Book early, but if they are full, traditional Balinese vibes can be felt at Three Brothers Bungalows, however some rooms there are a tad tired. For a smaller hotel with a boutique feel, consider Bali Hotel Pearl. If you like the idea of your own kitchen, but prefer a more contemporary look, Rumah Santai Villas offers modern “apartments” surrounding a small pool in central Legian.

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Last updated on 3rd July, 2017.


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Puri Damai

Jalan Werkudara, Legian
T: (0361) 753 039, (0361) 730 665 
puridamai@gmail.com
http://puridamai.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º9'52.77" E, 8º41'53.53" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp




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