In terms of quality, the very popular Pondok Hexa stands above the rest because it offers a genuine hotel feel complete with swimming pool.
Many of the rooms, however, feel soulless and in need of a good sprucing up which gives a distinctly shoddy feel to the place. The most basic rooms are a bad bet and the guesthouses near Cibuaya Beach are definitely a better option for those on a budget. The deluxe rooms here hit the spot nicely with spring beds, air-con, satellite TVs, Western toilets and cold water showers. In this price range they cannot be beaten. Moving up to the bungalows and again the feel is stark and just downright awful. Better value in this price range can be had by renting a nearby house. Pondok Hexa is located in a good spot across the road from the beach in Ujung Genteng and is probably the best bet in town for flashpackers, as long as the deluxe rooms are chosen.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 150,000 rupiah, high season 150,000 rupiah. Notes: Fan cooled
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 250,000 rupiah, high season 250,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 400,000 rupiah, high season 400,000 rupiah. Notes: