Just shy of the northern headland of Batu Layar beach, lovely The Chandi is nestled between the road as it snakes up and around the headland and the beach.
If you’re driving, it is a very sudden and sharp left turn when coming from the south -- pay attention! The resort itself is lovely. Set on a fair-sized block of land, it enjoys absolute beachfront placement, with a moderately sized, tempting swimming pool enjoying centre-stage, surrounded by a large lawn, then individual seaside bungalows wrapping around it again. The freestanding bungalows enjoy plenty of natural light and have a deckside lounge to enjoy the late afternoon light show from. Interiors are sedately decorated but oversized with the standard amenities you’d expect in a hotel of this standard -- flat screen TV, WiFi throughout, and, in the room we saw, sculptured art before the window and cool tile underfoot. Bathrooms are open-topped and equally oversized. The swimming pool is flanked by the bar on one side and the restaurant on the other, and while that sounds cramped, there is actually plenty of space to go around. Staff were very polite and obliging. As with all Senggigi’s beaches, the strip of sand out front is grey with dashes of black rather than white, but the resort keeps it immaculate and pleasing to the eye -- if hot underfoot. If it fits with your budget, The Chandi is an excellent upmarket choice for those who don’t want a large resort but equally don’t want to go up to the Quincy Villas or Jeva Klui pricepoint. Shop online for a competitive rate. Recommended.
Address: Jl Raya Senggigi, Batu Layar
T: (0370) 692 198; F: (0370) 693 229
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º3'41.06" E, 8º31'2.37" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||2,200,000 rupiah||2,200,000 rupiah|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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