Friendly family, immaculate rooms
This excellent value family-run homestay offers a range of clean and comfortable flashpacker options, some with spectacular views.
Two double-storey buildings sit side-on to the view, facing a courtyard dotted with potted plants, the family shrine and a satellite dish. A north-facing uncovered restaurant in the centre fronts the property. Most rooms in the lower price range are ground floor, and you’ll have to go to the restaurant to gaze at the scenery, however one budget room in the smaller building has unobstructed, vertigo-inducing views. Entering through an ornately carved wooden door, the tiny room has only a sheet of glass between you and the great outdoors. The room is so small that the bed is pushed against the wall, and the only way for two people to share without risk of popping out the floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall picture window as you squeeze by, is to climb over one another in and out of bed. However the huge glass frontage gives a sense of space, and we can’t deny the view is pretty damn good. Other budget rooms are more spacious and are in the larger building where upstairs similar sized rooms offer the views, but will cost you a little more. We recommend room six at the front as it has windows on two sides to take advantage of the landscape. A couple of family rooms are on offer too, with the best in the smaller building.
Tiled, spotless rooms are homely and inviting. Decorative trims and framed artwork give Aditya the edge on other budget homestays. Comfy bouncy beds sport clean sheets and cosy duvets, and some have mozzie nets too. A mix of other furniture varies from room to room and the family room adds a fridge and a small safe. Ample power points ensure you stay connected to the free WiFi. Standard fans or small wall fans will keep you cooler when the mountain breezes don’t. Hot-water bathrooms are good; not only are they super clean, some have funky spotty and striped modern tiles and plenty of small shelves. The family rooms add a bathtub. An assortment of seating options are offered on the shared balconies of the larger building, while the family room in the smaller building has its own private furnished balcony.
The open-air terrace restaurant provides great views with the smart white tablecloths, although it’s a little exposed when the sun (or rain) beats down (an alternative undercover eating area can be used instead). Breakfast is included and the friendly family can help arrange trekking and transport. Overall, Aditya Homestay is a solid choice. Do be warned that as it sits almost directly under Guru Ratna, with the street running in front and behind, it may be slightly noisier than other places.
Address: Jalan Pura Puseh, Munduk
T: (0852) 3888 2968;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º3'16.83" E, 8º16'0.46" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|250,000 rupiah||280,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room|
|300,000 rupiah||340,000 rupiah|
|Family room||400,000 rupiah||500,000 rupiah|
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