Balinese style with a pool
Gorgeous colourful, traditionally carved wooden doors with stone features plus a small swimming pool and friendly cheeky staff — you know you’re in Bali at Hotel Elsa 2.
The central yet quiet location down a small lane is a five-minute walk to the beach. The small hotel comprises two rows of single and double-storey brick bungalows facing each other and offers fan-cooled or air-con rooms. Upstairs rooms catch the breeze, and a few enjoy a bit of a view. Basic tiled rooms are a bit of a disappointment after the grandiose doors, and sport nothing but a comfy spring bed, some with mosquito nets. Wall lamps and switches are within easy reach for reading in bed. Rooms are a little tired and worn, but clean enough. Simple roomy ensuite bathrooms provide hot showers and several come with a bathtub. Patterned tiles hide any grime.
Verandas and balconies are decked out with a couple of chairs and some have tables to rest the Bintang. At the front of the hotel, the tiny kidney-shaped swimming pool seems to be a newer, but welcome add on, a bonus for this price. It’s clean and inviting, but offers little shade. A handful of loungers will keep sun worshippers happy. Staff can be a little pushy trying to sell tours, and we’d recommend shopping around before committing. A simple breakfast and free WiFi are included. For a cheaper, more basic option sans pool, Harris Homestay next door is excellent value.
Address: Gang Binaria, Kalibukbuk
T: (0362) 41448; (0813) 3723 6975;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º1'34.15" E, 8º9'40.26" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||175,000 rupiah||175,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||200,000 rupiah||200,000 rupiah|
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