Photo: Sparkling waters in the distance.

W Guesthouse

A beach on the hill

Jalan Raya Ceningan Kauh, Nusa Ceningan T: (0821) 9605 5030 (0822) 3681 0902

W Guesthouse

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Perched on the hill side of the road about a kilometre south of the yellow bridge, W Guesthouse may not be waterfront, but you’ll still get an eyeful of the big blue from here.

Opened less than a fortnight when we popped by in mid-2017, this small and friendly guesthouse offers four neat and clean rooms in a brick longhouse block. They do not have a swimming pool (yet) so a private fake hilltop “beach” with sand, beanbags and a cute thatch-roofed beach hut bar will have to suffice.

Rooms in a longhouse set-up.

Rooms in a longhouse set-up. Photo: Sally Arnold

Bright and airy air-con rooms are tiled underfoot with fresh white walls and whitewashed wooden furniture conspiring to add to the seaside ambience. Mozzie-netted beds sport thick mattress and quality linens, moving the modest digs up a rung, but the basic ensuite bathrooms, although clean, only provide cold salty showers—pleasant when the sun is beating down in the open-air tiled room, but not so much on a rainy day. Half-height walls partition the terrace for privacy and are furnished with stools and a table, pleasant for enjoying your included breakfast, but to linger longer and enjoy the view, we’d grab a beanbag or move to the sand.

W guest house is about 80 metres from the road, a short walk up the moderately steep hill. Helpful staff can pick you up and assist with your bags if you prearrange. Staff were a little vague when we arrived (actually they were asleep), but very friendly. W Guesthouse is a short walk to several beachside bars and cafes, and this sweet place is one of the least expensive options if you’re looking for somewhere to lay your head on Nusa Lembongan.

Good value for money.

Good value for money. Photo: Sally Arnold

You may also consider Yellow Bridge Homestay which adds a small pool, but the view is not as good. If you are after a diving package, Ceningan Resort offers (somewhat pricey) dorms.

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Walk-in rates at W Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
300,000 rupiah
300,000 rupiah
Room: Standard double room, low season: 300,000 rupiah, high season 300,000 rupiah. Notes:

Where is W Guesthouse

W Guesthouse
Jalan Raya Ceningan Kauh, Nusa Ceningan
T: (0821) 9605 5030 (0822) 3681 0902
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º26'43.2" E, 8º42'1.7" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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