Well maintained, sprawling grounds
Jalan Mawar, Kalibukbuk T: (0362) 41388, (0812) 383 1941 F: (0362) 41621
Sprawling, older (read slightly dated) local-style hotels seem to be a bit of a thing in Lovina.
Rambutan Cottages, although fitting into this category, is well maintained and the best pick of the bunch.
The extensive grounds with two swimming pools, pretty gardens with ponds and a spa are among the draws. An assortment of rooms are on offer, from basic fan-cooled to multi-roomed villas, and even a new wooden “hobbit house”, oddly plonked in the middle of the garden. The quieter back section of the hotel with double storey air-con deluxe rooms and villas offer better value. We like the traditional Balinese stone carved features of the rooms, and their generous size.
Rooms are tiled and painted in a pale neutral, with the exception of the wooden house. Furnishings are Balinese themed too — mostly dark wood or rattan, some looking a little dated, others more classic. Local touches vary from room to room, and include wooden carvings and batik patchwork quilts. We liked the rattan furniture in the villas, embellished with smart kain poleng
black and white checked cushions. Beds are comfortable, but a few had sheets that were looking a tad grey. All but the standard rooms provide TV and minibars, and some are equipped with kitchens. Bathrooms across each pricepoint provide hot water, and offer a variety of stonework features and all we viewed were clean. All rooms offer a furnished outdoor living space from a balcony to a wide terrace.
Rambutan Cottages is popular with families as besides the pools, there’s plenty of space for kids to run around. Breakfast and WiFi are included. The beach, restaurants and shops are minutes away. Friendly staff mentioned rates are negotiable, so all up, for a comfortable midrange deal Rambutan Cottages is a solid choice.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 375,000 rupiah, high season 375,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 600,000 rupiah, high season 600,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 800,000 rupiah, high season 800,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: House, low season: 1,100,000 rupiah, high season 1,100,000 rupiah. Notes:
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