Hotel Pondok Kencana is located on the opposite side of the road from the beach and is owned by long term residents Leo, an affable Australian expat, and his wife Hestie, who do a great job of providing good rooms at decent prices.
These range from single bed private rooms with share bathroom to big wooden bungalows fit for a king. The best value, however, are the basic rooms where you can live extremely cheaply. The rooms are very clean, the beds have lumpy foam mattresses with spotless sheets and the shared bathrooms with hot water shower and Western toilet are a real bonus in this price range. While on the topic of bonuses, there is also a swimming pool to splash about in when the ocean just doesn't cut it anymore. The attached restaurant is a good one and worth visiting even if you're staying elsewhere. At the lower prices, this place can't be beaten — at the higher prices, it's not a bad deal.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 46,000 rupiah, high season 46,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 92,000 rupiah, high season 92,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 150,000 rupiah, high season 150,000 rupiah. Notes: Bungalow
Jalan Cisolok, Cimaja
T: (0266) 431 465
F: (0266) 431 466
Room rates: Under 150,000 Rp