Travel Blogs from Sanur
... could go wrong etc. This resulted in over thinking and at times panic.
At the end of the second day, Charlie was very upset that she wasn't enjoying the course. We were both worried about our first ocean dive the next day and chose to try and put it to the back of our minds.
The next day we headed to Tulamben to do our first open water dive. The dive site was a ship wreck which is host to so much life. With bubbles in our ...
... lots to do-I dont so that sucks-but I go back to Tampaksiring-my favourite temple-it is a place to purify ones self from the bad influences in life . The water that comes out from the shower is believed to eliminate all kind of diseases including adverse effect in the human life and give the body new holy spirits.Again its a tourist spot but well worth a visit.So I am back to Sanur in a couple of days and then off to Katmandhu -Nepal to see and not climb Mt Everest!!!!! ...
... feeling like we've done well to stay awake and haven't wasted our morning sleeping. Trying to find a beemo back isn't too easy as the ones that go to Sanur have to be green...we find ourselves overheating and walking into a cafe for breakfast. It Iooks expensive but turns out it's really cheap, just on a very quiet road. Vanilla milkshakes and banana pancakes later we get another beemo back to Sanur 5km away. Midday back at the room, we crash until 4PM.
Time to hit the beach and ...
To have a budget for travelling is fine but every once in a while you just need to boast it - so I did.
I decided to go on my first dive trip (2 dives) - in the morning we were trying to spot some Mola Mola - unfortunately not successfull but the coral and fish were still great. The second dive site ...
... onto the stern until the run out of space. The boat we took back had a grand total of 6 outboard motors sitting side-by-side. I'd hate to know what it costs to run per hours.
Once arriving into the bay, I went to find my accommodation. I had booked to stay at the Zen Inn, a relatively small boutique style of hotel at the ridiculous price of $25/night. When I turned up, I was informed that it was actually full.. and they never got the booking.. Well.. the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Griya Santrian Sanur
I have just returned from 2 weeks at the lovely hotel Griya Santrian with my husband and friends. Originally we had booked into Puri Santrian, on arrival we were informed that they had overbooked and alternative accommodation had been organised at their sister property Griya Santrian. Although we were originally disappointed, we were very pleased with the upgrade to a deluxe room and the offer to return to Puri in 4 days. We enjoyed Griya so much that we requested to stay there for the remainder of our holiday. The staff were very obliging and quickly met our request and allowed us to stay in our deluxe room.
Go Back To Bali
Griya Santrian - Sanur Beach. Great place with friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Much more populated than other hotels in the same community. GO BACK TO BALI! The marvelous people there need your support and tourism business. Fill the hotels and restaurants there so there the lively vacation spirit re-energizes the place.
Wedding Day Bliss
We were lucky enough to get married in beautiful Bali on August 15 2005. It was the best experience either of us have ever had. The whole day was relaxing, we were still in the pool and hour before the wedding.
Our wedding planner (Bali Weddings International) and the staff at the Griya Santrian did a beautiful job setting up for the ceremony and the reception. We could not have asked for anything better.
The entire night the staff waited on us and our 27 family and friends, calling everybody by name and making us all feel like royalty.
I would highly recommend getting married, honeymooning or just having a relaxing holiday at the Griya Santrian Hotel.
My husband and I can't wait to return again as soon as possible.
Just back from a week at the Griya Santrian.... Quite disappointed in the room - had booked a superior beach wing room thinking it would like the picture advertised on the hotel's websiste and arrived to what looked like the garden wing, eventhough we were assured it was superior beach wing room. Staff generously (??) moved us to a 'deluxe' which is what the superior beach wing looks like on the website. The beds are extremely hard, the air con did not work properly eventhough it was checked several times. The amenities are spartan.
Great place to stay
Had a fantastic stay at the Griya Santrian. Nice, clean rooms with a/c and a balcony. Plenty of places to eat along the beachfront & on the main road outside the hotel.
Only downside - had the hard sell from the Manager for the honeymoon meal set up. Also overpriced taxi from the airport. Booked with a local driver for the return journey and paid half. When we left we were told that the hotel had gone ahead and booked their taxi for us - that was their loss.
That small niggle aside, this Hotel is well worth going to. Our favourite part was the secluded 2nd swimming pool - got you away from the noisy tourists and into a peaceful suntrap later in the afternoon!
What an amazing place! This was our first visit to Bali and we are hoping to return as soon as possible. The Griya is perfectly situated in the middle of Sanur with restaurants and bars right on the door step. The staff in the hotel go out of their way to please you. Its always spotlessly clean and the rooms are impressive. The restaurant in the hotel was so good we ate there a few times and it was reasonably priced. the fish BBQ on the beach was great!
A place so good, you'd like to keep a secret!
We have travelled to Bali over a 20 year period and have stayed around 17 times, in Kuta and Sanur. We have a young family and the 'Griya' is our favourite. We love the beach in front of the Griya Santrian- it's clean, has white sand, and you can see the magnificent view of the ocean from the hotel pool. The swim up bar is the best- good drinks, icecreams for the kids, and friendly staff. You could sit there all day and soak up the sun. The markets nearby are cheap, not crowded and not too touristy. The restaurants at the hotel and along the beachfront are more authentic than the more populated areas in Bali. Superior beach rooms or deluxe rooms are the best. But dont' tell anyone- it's a secret!
I would recommend this hotel to anybody. We spent two wonderful weeks here and can find nothing to complain about. The rooms are large and clean, the beach pool is beautiful with a wonderful swim up bar, the garden pool is quiet and peaceful.
The food was all excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful.