Smart, modern and great value
Smart and modern, Sudi Guest House offers the best value flashpacker accommodation in Pemuteran. Low season walk-in rates make it a particularly good deal.
Set on the mountain-side of the main road at Pemuteran, 80 metres back from the street within a private walled compound, Sudi's small longhouse-style block faces a pretty garden of lawns and fledgling frangipani trees. Medium-sized rooms are glass fronted with sliding doors to a small private furnished terrace. We love the simple contemporary style of the air-con rooms — polished cement floor tiles contrast with white painted brick walls, accentuated with a dark feature wall. Bright Balinese paintings add local colour. Rooms are super clean, but sparsely furnished with only a comfortable solid-wooden mosquito-netted bed. Bold checked cotton blankets match the (slightly too thin) curtains. Tiny electric hurricane lamps are a little twee, but effective as bedside lighting. Some rooms lack bedside tables, but all provide open hanging space built into an alcove.
Outdoor-stye ensuite bathrooms have lovely natural touches — as well as being able to shower under the open sky, there’s a stone washbasin, wooden towel rails and a bamboo spout instead of a shower head, rather like showering under a hose, but the water’s hot and it’s effective.
WiFi is free and a simple included breakfast is served on the wide bench table outside your room, and served with style -- decorative woven palm leaf food covers and (plastic) banana leaf plates add tropical touches. The small garden temple, umbrellas and flags add Balinese flair to what could otherwise be a bland modern box. Staff are friendly and welcoming and offer excellent local information, though they can be hard to find at times. The only downside is the village roosters and dogs: bring earplugs.
Sudi offers smaller, simpler fan-cooled rooms with cold-water showers in a guesthouse nearby in the same lane, but we think the newer air-con rooms are much better value. Sudi House, the other property in the Sudi empire, is lovely and peaceful in a quiet village location, but a little pricier. Walk-in rates at the time of research were much better value than online booking sites offered.
Address: 80m from main road, mountain side, east end of Pemuteran
T: (0853) 3943 8448;
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º39'29.17" E, 8º8'49.37" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||200,000 rupiah||450,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room|
|400,000 rupiah||650,000 rupiah|
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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