Genuine hospitality with stunning views
High on the hills above Lovina with a jaw-dropping infinity lap pool, the small and friendly family-run Puri Tugu Belanda not only offers excellent views, but free transport to Lovina whenever needed is part of the deal.
The “Tugu Belanda” in the name refers to a nearby historical Dutch monument (Tugu Belanda) built to commemorate the Banjar War (1868). It can be seen from the hotel but don’t worry, it won’t block the view. Four simple, neat-as-a-pin and spotless air-con rooms sit in a longhouse brick block overlooking the pool and the distant ocean. Outfitted with bamboo furniture, the smallish rooms are modest and comfortable. Ensuite hot-water bathrooms are basic, with the washbasin inside the bedroom, but sparkling clean.
Running along the length of the building, a common veranda with dividing panels is a great spot for admiring the view. A small attached restaurant provides the included breakfast, which you can eat on your veranda if you prefer. Other meals are available on request and Puri Tugu Belanda also offer Balinese cooking classes. The long, but narrow pool maximises the view and offers some shady sun lounges for relaxing. Make your friends jealous by uploading photos of the pool with the free WiFi. Hosts are very welcoming and the whole place is loved and well cared for. As well as the free local transport, tailored tours are offered all over the region.
If you don’t mind being away from the more lively area of Lovina, and paying a little more for fairly simple rooms, genuine family hospitality awaits at this great little hotel. Bookings recommended. For more private bungalow style accommodation, and similar views, The Hamsa is a good choice.
Address: Jalan Sing-Sing, Temukus
T: (0812) 3934 8411;
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º59'49.29" E, 8º11'5.7" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||550,000 rupiah||650,000 rupiah|
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