Leafy open outlook
In a quiet back corner, overlooking a neighbouring garden filed with fruiting and flowering trees, Abyan Guesthouse’s open and airy outlook makes it hard to belief you’re close to downtown Sanur.
Opened in early 2016, the hotel-style guesthouse offers clean modern rooms in two double-storey blocks bookending an inviting small swimming pool. Simply furnished, the spacious bright tiled air-con rooms provide a decent bed, small desk, TV, fridge and in-room safe. The palette is neutral, brightened with pops of red. Lighting is good and includes bedside lamps. There’s also a ceiling fan if you prefer that to air-con, however windows can’t be opened for fresh air. Hot-water bathrooms are “wet style” and scrubbed clean.
Balconies and lower terraces sport cushioned wooden chairs and side tables overlooking the pool, the top floor balconies entertaining more privacy and better views over the garden. Dark stonework around the pool contrasts with the lighter sandstone coloured pool. Minimal shade comes from the neighbouring trees, and you can soak up the rays on a handful of sun lounges. The friendly owner explained that the garden is owned by the local community, so it won’t be built out in a hurry. Lucky for them. Breakfast is included and a share kitchen is available.
Abyan Guesthouse is a 15-minute walk to the beach, or they offer good bicycles for hire. The area is poorly lit at night and is a bit of a maze of lanes, so take a torch or get transport back. The leafy outlook is appealing and feels less claustrophobic than other similar guesthouses, however if you’d prefer to be closer to the action, check out Marigold Guesthouse or Flashbacks, both behind restaurants on Jalan Danau Tamblingan.
Address: 9 Gang Gardenia, Jalan Pungutan, Sanur
T: (0877) 7743 8152;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'38.37" E, 8º41'42.79" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||350,000 rupiah||396,000 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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