A good beachside option
If you’re looking for a comfortable midrange option beachfront in the Senggigi area, you could do a lot worse than Sunset House, which sits towards the northern end of Batu Bolong beach.
The lawn gardens are lush and well-kept and help to put the busy road to the back of your mind -- relax by the pool, look forward and forget about what is just 50 metres behind you. Rooms are in two-floor clusters, with rooms upstairs and down. They’re a very good size inside, and while they’re dated and a bit frumpy in their fit out, they’re still well maintained and more than adequate for the price. Rooms have exterior rattan blinds to lower to add some shade in the afternoon, and we’d recommend going for an upstairs room if available both for more privacy and better elevated views over the grounds and the beach beyond. The resort has a well placed, two-level wooden restaurant right by the beach, which we imagine is great for sunset. Staff were courteous and friendly. Next door you’ll find Batu Bolong Cottages, which is a little cheaper for simpler and more dated but inoffensive offerings without the garden setting -- we preferred Sunset House between the two. Check online for a competitive rate.
Address: Jl Raya Senggigi 66, Batu Bolong
T: (0370) 692 020; F: (0370) 693 302
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º3'19.58" E, 8º30'19.35" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||950,000 rupiah||950,000 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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