Great panoramic view
Up, up, up, and up the hill again — it’s a long drive to The Hamsa, but you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view and a terrific infinity swimming pool.
An arch of octagonal light-filled bungalows circle the large pool and have endless views too.
The comfortable tiled air-con bungalows are surrounded with windows to enjoy the scenery from every angle. Bamboo and wooden furniture was a little worn in a few rooms and could do with repair or replacing. Beds are comfortable, and linen clean, but some showed signs of wear. In the rooms we viewed there was only one bedside table and lamp for each double bed so only one nighttime reader per bed! Otherwise furnished with a small desk, wardrobe and minibar. Ensuite hot-water bathrooms are clean, but a little stained at the edges. Cushioned chairs grace the small terrace, perfect for a sundowner or choose from an army of umbrella-shaded sun lounges or several tables and chairs surrounding the swimming pool. Overlooking the pool, an open-air, double-storey restaurant aces the views. Breakfast is not included, but daily free yoga is on offer. There’s free WiFi, but reports are that the signal is poor. Further up the hill The Hamsa offer a couple of larger private villas too. During our visit in June 2016, they were doing renovations and the garden was more of a construction site, but didn’t seem to cause a disturbance. We think The Hamsa is great for a bit of a getaway, but it’s three kilometres up a steep hill from the main road and really far from anywhere. You’ll need private transport to get there, and will be stuck without your own vehicle. However, some very good deals can be found online at less than half the walk-in rate we were offered and the view is, well, just great.
Address: Jalan Air Terjun Sing Sing, Cempaga
T: (0813) 3719 4975;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º0'5.52" E, 8º11'28.91" 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||850,000 rupiah|
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