Homestay with a pool
If a swimming pool is a priority, but you enjoy homestay hospitality, Suka Sari may fit the bill.
From Suka Sari Warung on the busy main road at Pemuteran, a Balinese gate leads to a tree-filled garden, where a scattering of neat rooms encircle a shaded and welcoming swimming pool.
Rooms range from standard duplexes and triplexes to deluxe bungalows and offer ceiling fans or air-con. The basic clean tiled rooms are simply decorated with just a mosquito-netted bed. Some rooms add a hard wooden chair but little else — they could do with bedside tables. Lighting is limited, and rooms are a bit dark, although a smart dark neutral pallette and wood panelling behind the bed give the rooms a lift. Outdoor hot-water bathrooms are clean and spacious, although in the adjoining rooms you’ll probably hear your neighbours, so if you’re shy, go for a deluxe bungalow.
Furnished terraces have a good view of the pretty garden, but the free WiFi doesn’t quiet reach some, you’ll have to go to the restaurant to login. The blue kidney-shaped swimming pool really is the star here. You probably won’t be doing laps, but it’s big enough for a bit of a swim, and a shallow section with a spouting fountain is perfect for the kids. There’s sun loungers for sun worshippers and shaded choices too. A relaxing spot to while away a few hours.
We feel the rooms at Suka Sari are a little overpriced, but the pool is their selling point, and a perfectly good reason to spend a few extra rupiah. For better value rooms sans pool, try Sudi Guest House.
Address: Jalan Seririt-Gilimanuk, Pemuteran (mountain side, centre of Pemuteran)
T: (0813) 3826 2829;
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º39'20.91" E, 8º8'45.43" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Fan. Air-con: 400,000/600,000 rupiah.
|300,000 rupiah||600,000 rupiah|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||500,000 rupiah||700,000 rupiah|
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