Set up like a traditional village amid ricefields, gardens and ponds, Puri Lumbung Cottages sells itself as an upmarket eco-resort.
Traditional wooden rice-barn style bungalows and brick villas are authentic and full of character, however they are well overpriced.
Rooms are old, and while that’s not a problem in itself, some seemed a little rickety and worn at the edges. Mosquito-netted beds, and wooden and rattan furniture add to the traditional character, and sweet balconies offer great views of the gardens and fields (some have better views than others, so check if you can). There’s no air-con or fans, but windows and shutters can be opened for a cooling cross breeze. Bathrooms are clean but stained and tired with outdated styling you would expect in 20 buck backpacker digs, not a $100 per night resort. There’s no swimming pool — we were told it’s because it’s an eco-resort (although we believe ecologically friendly pools are a thing). They do however offer two spas, yoga and various cultural activities to keep you busy. The on-site restaurant will serve your included breakfast. Free WiFi is available throughout. We love the charming authenticity of the place, and staff are very friendly too. We really want to love Puri Lumbung Cottages, but feel it just doesn’t live up to the asking pricepoint. It’s popular with tour groups, so perhaps this is why rates are high. Check online for discounts, then it may be a good deal.
Address: Jalan Kayuputih-Munduk, Munduk
T: (0812) 387 4042;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º3'35.61" E, 8º15'52.57" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
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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