Photo: The lap pool at Brown Feather.

Brown Feather

Charming vintage nest

100 Jalan Batu Belig, Seminyak T: (0361) 473 2165  booking@brownfeather.com
http://www.brownfeather.com

Brown Feather

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Nesting on Seminyak’s Jalan Batu Belig close to cafes and restaurants, cute vintage-style Brown Feather offers sweet and stylish rooms with a rice field vista (for now).

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Set a little back from the road, the rustic wood exterior bursting with potted plants, window boxes and cascading greenery would be just at home in a quaint English village. Entering the welcoming lounge, the style shifts to more colonial tropical, with rattan furniture and potted ferns.

Rooms are packed with beautiful character.

Rooms are packed with beautiful character. Photo: Sally Arnold

Rooms are spread over two levels of the U-shaped building edging a cool, dark lap pool, and a curtain of green drips over the iron balconies. Three varieties of rooms are up for grabs: “Ahusaka” are the standards on the second level, “Halona” are the slightly larger deluxe rooms mostly at ground level, and “Magena” is the double-sized suite. Friendly staff couldn’t help us with the origins of the unusual names, but according to the Google machine they are of Native American origin (perhaps as is Brown Feather).

Delightful air-con interiors are cosy and cool with an earthy palette and traditional cement tiles underfoot. For a bit of fresh breeze, a ceiling fan whirls and the shuttered windows can be opened. Iron beds with antique hand-stitched textiles and wood and rattan furnishings enhance the homely vintage mood. But it’s not all ye olde-worldy as amenities include a flatscreen TV, minibar and tea-making facilities. Ensuite bathrooms are screened from the rooms with wooden and opaque pressed glass panels, reminiscent of a Parisian cafe. Most rooms offer hot showers, but for a taste of classic luxury, bag the suite where you can soak in a deep copper tub with lush-smelling lotions and potions supplied. We also love the copper and marble washstands with vintage sewing machine bases, which you can happily enjoy in all.

There goes the neighbourhood... Still, a view for now.

There goes the neighbourhood... Still, a view for now. Photo: Sally Arnold

Aside from the ground-floor suite which faces the paddy, the pick of rooms is the deluxe number 205 at the end of the top level, with its own private balcony over the fields.

The swimming pool is smallish and doesn’t get loads sun, so it’s good for a refreshing dip but you’ll have to head to the beach for a tan. Poolside seating is limited (it was covered the drizzly day we dropped by), but courtyard furniture and the vintage cafe-style kitchen offer pleasant nooks for a holiday read. Breakfast is included in the rate and served in the rustic cafe.

Breakfast is served here.

Breakfast is served here. Photo: Sally Arnold

Brown Feather oozes buckets off charm, and the lovely attentive staff are another (brown) feather in their cap, so if you’re looking for simple and enchanting midrange digs not far from the beach and walking distance to terrific eateries, shake a tail feather. If your taste is less vintage, you may prefer a thatch bungalow in the pretty gardens of Bali Mystique, or a comfortable modern room at the appealing Ivory Resort. And if its a copper bathtub you crave, hit the junior suite at Tijili Hotel.

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Walk-in rates at Brown Feather

Type of room
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High
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
550,000 rupiah
550,000 rupiah
Superior double room
650,000 rupiah
650,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room
850,000 rupiah
850,000 rupiah
Room: Standard double room, low season: 550,000 rupiah, high season 550,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 650,000 rupiah, high season 650,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 850,000 rupiah, high season 850,000 rupiah. Notes:

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Where is Brown Feather

Brown Feather
100 Jalan Batu Belig, Seminyak
T: (0361) 473 2165 
booking@brownfeather.com
http://www.brownfeather.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º9'25.82" E, 8º40'18.74" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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