Sunny with sunset views
Smack bang in the heart of Munduk, Puri Sunny offers a mix of simple brick or wooden single-storey duplex or two-storey bungalows, and like it says on their sign, all have scenic views — and those views are terrific.
Rooms closest to the road can be noisy, but on a clear day have views out to sea. Other rooms are quieter and their outlook over the opposite side of the ridge is just as sublime. The good-sized rooms are clean but a little worn at the edges. Plenty of windows make them airy and bright, but curtains are a tad thin, so if light disturbs, bring an eye mask (it is called Puri Sunny after all). Floors are a mix of tile or wood, but some floors in the wooden rooms aren’t in great condition and could do with resurfacing. Wooden beds are mozzie netted and white linen is clean. Otherwise they are sparsely furnished, some with a desk, others with simple storage. The rooms we saw had no bedside tables or bedside lighting, but a small fridge will keep the Bintang chilled. Hot-water bathrooms are clean, though some are semi-outdoor and a bit mossy and mouldy in the outdoor section. Others are regular simple tiled indoor-style, and mould free.
Furnished balconies are an excellent spot to chill with a book or stare into the wide blue (well mostly green) yonder. We’d choose a thick book — you won’t want to move. Our favourite room is a bit of a climb down some stairs on the opposite side of the ridge to the road — the views are tiptop, it’s quiet and feels very private. The open-style roadside restaurant serves your included breakfast, but is only open for other meals in high season — there are plenty of nearby warungs. The views alone make Puri Sunny one of our top flashpacker choices in Munduk. Friendly staff mentioned prices are negotiable, especially in low season, which sweetens the deal.
Address: Jalan Kayuputih-Munduk, Munduk
T: (0858) 4798 1800; (0877) 6279 5759;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º3'22.07" E, 8º15'58.3" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||300,000 rupiah||400,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||400,000 rupiah||500,000 rupiah|
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