Hidden behind their beachfront restaurant, Starlight offers a row of neat cottages running along a fruit-tree filled narrow block.
Built in 2011, the bright clean tiled interiors showed no wear when we visited in June 2016.
Rooms are airy with modern-styled, golden-coloured wood furnishings including comfortable mosquito-netted beds, and warm cream walls, which add to the sunny ambience. Amenities include both fan and air-con, a tiny flatscreen TV, safe, a fridge, tea-making facilities, hairdryer, ample hanging space and free WiFi. Spotless and good sized bathrooms have rain showers and sufficient space for your toiletries. Outside, you can admire the pretty garden from the furnished terrace, or venture to the small blue cigar-shaped swimming pool at the rear of the hotel, and recline on a matching blue sun lounge or shady bale. Breakfast is part of the deal, and the beachside restaurant seems a pleasant spot to while a way a few hours watching the fishing boats. Friendly staff mentioned they have the occasional beach bonfire, complete with local guitar accompaniment.
Overall, we thought Starlight a good deal and being one of the few beachfront hotels in Lovina at this price range was a bonus. Internet deals seemed to be better than walk-in rates, so do check online first.
Address: Jalan Starlight, Banyualit
T: (0362) 339 1921; (0813) 3777 4485;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º1'56.26" E, 8º9'9.57" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||650,000 rupiah||900,000 rupiah|
|Family room||1,200,000 rupiah||1,575,000 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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