Charming host with a view
Staff are really very, very friendly and we get the impression you’ll be well looked after staying at Sari House.
Not near the beach, but tucked away in the suburbs on the lower hills of Lovina, Sari House is a quiet older-style small hotel, with some rooms having good views of the surrounding hillside.
A large double-storey brick building houses four rooms, two up two down, and a separate self-contained “villa” with an attached kitchen all overlook a small swimming pool and attractive paved garden. We feel the villa is overpriced, and would go for the upstairs rooms for the views. Tiled rooms are not stylish or trendy, but are clean and have a mishmash homey feel. Wooden beds with comfy mattresses sport patchwork or batik quilts, and local artwork brightens the rooms and adds a bit of (ill-matched) colour. Rooms are equipped with both air-con and ceiling fans, and only the villa has a fridge. Functional hot-water ensuite bathrooms are a riot of patterned tiles, yet are clean. The villa supplies a tub, others just a wet-style shower.
We’d be spending our time on the furnished balconies to catch a bit of breeze or admire the view. The small blue slightly old-fashioned looking swimming pool doesn’t provide a lot of shade, but a small covered pondok and a couple of sun lounges offer relaxation possibilities. WiFi and breakfast are included, and your charming host Tantri can cook other meals on request. An excellent bakery is just down the street too. Sari House is a good kilometre from the main shops and restaurants at Lovina, which may be inconvenient if you don’t have your own transport.
Address: Jalan Damai, 28 Gang Graha Lovina, Kalibukbuk
T: (0877) 6258 8191; (0852) 3732 2874; (0362) 41259 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º2'1.62" E, 8º9'51.12" S
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||300,000 rupiah||300,000 rupiah|
|House||400,000 rupiah||400,000 rupiah|
Our top 10 places to stay in and around Lovina