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... gave me a body scrub. Sounded nice on paper, but then I quickly realized I became the paper...sand paper. I've never wanted to squeal more in my life than in that moment. The trouble was I had terrible brush burn from surfing just a few hours before. Clearly she had no idea and I had no way of telling her. For the first time I came to know what it felt like to be tortured for 1.5 hours..
To make matters worse I awoke to a friend in my room later that evening. I was tired from ...
... to fly back to Bali to catch our flight to HK. We also have a five hour layover, so we're going back to Le Meridien, lounging by the pool and picking up our other bag. Unfortunately, by the time we got to the beach, it had started to rain so we called for the buggy to fetch us back to the hotel. We stayed by the pool under a large umbrella and within minutes the rain stopped. Soon thereafter we were approached by two lovely Balinese girls offering ...
... in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.
Paradigms;As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: ...
Sat 27th Sep - Decided to take the local transport all the way back to South Bali today. To start with we caught 2 bemos (the name for the local mini bus) to the main station about 12km from Lovina. On the first bemo I had a huge cockroach climbing all over my bag and feet! We then got on a 3rd bemo bound for Denpasar, we had to sit on it in the station for around 30 mins until it was full. Eventually we set off, driving straight through the centre of the island, we ...
Spent the morning walking on the very scenic path through the rice paddies of Ubud. Stopped for lunch at Sari Organic for a falafel sandwich and smoothie. Wandered through the market and back towards the hotel, stopping at Kafe for a drink. Had a body massage in Magic Fingers before dinner at Bu Nani again. Chilled on balcony with beers and ...
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Un hôtel fantastique
Nous avons passé neuf nuits au Puri Bali en septembre et nous avons trouvé cet hôtel excellent. A notre arrivée on nous a donné des serviettes froides et un verre de bienvenue durant les formalités d'inscription (formidable quand on arrive de Hong Kong et qu'il a fallu une heure pour sortir du service de l'Immigration) et cela annonçait comment serait le reste de notre séjour. Les chambres en cottage sont très bien, spacieuses et équipées d'un bon climatiseur (ainsi que de grands téléviseurs au plasma !) Notre cottage se trouvait vers l'arrière du complexe, mais à seulement trente secondes à pied de la piscine etc, et je ne suis pas sûr que le prix plus élevé pour les chambres avec vue sur la mer valle le coup - elles se trouvent à 30 mètres environ de la plage.
La nourriture servie dans les deux restaurants est excellente (bien qu'un peu chère pour Bali - mais raisonnable par rapport au Royaume-Uni), et le personnel est toujours heureux de vous apporter à boire autour de la piscine ou sur la plage. Un inconvénient : le petit déjeuner est trop cher, à moins d'être affamé !
La piscine est superbe et les photos ne lui rendent pas vraiment justice. La plage aussi est très belle et tranquille dans la journée. J'ai aussi été agréablement surpris par l'absence de vendeurs sur la plage (juste deux vendeurs de glaces). L'hôtel est bien situé, à seulement 200 mètres des Warungs les plus proches pour les plats de poisson et à cinq minutes de nombreux magasins qui vendent les souvenirs habituels. Pour ce qui est de se déplacer dans Bali, l'hôtel est aussi bien placé - à 15 minutes de l'aéroport et 20 minutes de Kuta.
Le coucher du soleil est magnifique et différent chaque jour - on ne se lasse pas de le voir depuis le bar de l'hôtel. Bien entendu, il y a des établissements plus chers (et plus luxueux) à Bali mais nous avons trouvé celui-ci à notre convenance et comme il n'a que 40 chambres, il est très tranquille, l'ambiance est décontractée. J'ai déjà recommandé cet hôtel, et je continuerai à le faire.
La foto habla por si misma
Superior (y un 25% del precio) al vecino Tour Seasons (y un millón de veces mejor que el Inter-continental), el Jimbaran Puri Bali es sin duda el mejor hotel que hemos encontrado al sur del aeropuerto. Andabamos por la playa y rebosábamos simpatía hacia cualquiera que no fuera tan afortunado de estar donde estábamos nosotros. Porque, con franqueza, la vida no puede ser tan buena como esto. Hemos estado en el Jimbaran Puri Bali (antiguamente el Pansea) ocho veces ya. Y - sorpresa - volveremos el próximo año. Lo que nos encantó: *estupendas habitaciones (aseos compartimentados, confortables sábanas blancas y jardines privados) *una piscina de ensueño donde flotar para siempre *un horizonte que se extiende de aquí a la eternidad *una playa de polvos de talco *jardines rellenos de lotos, mariposas, ardillas, pájaros, ranas (y una iguana del tamaño de una canoa) *desayunos de dieta (pasteles, crepes, albaricoque, mata sapi, nasi goreng, huevos de la forma que quieras, beicon, croasanes crujientes, mangos, pisang, rambutans, yogurt cremoso, brie, jamón de Parma, gruyere, rollos marrones blandos, mantequilla President....¿te lo puedes imaginar?). De lo que no estamos tan seguros: *comida cara, pero estás lo suficientemente cerca de Kuta para coger un taxi para cenar (3 libras el viaje) *no es el sitio más barato de Bali, pero, una vez más, si quieres algo barato, no puedes estar en Jimbaran.
Pasamos 9 noches en el Puri Bali en septiembre y fue excelente. A la llegada nos dieron toallas frías y una bebida de bienvenida (excelente después de un viaje desde Hong Kong y estando 1 hora en Inmigración), esto refleja claramente el devenir del resto de la estancia. Las habitaciones campestres son excelentes con buen aire acondicionado y mucho espacio (¡¡también una gran televisión de plasma!!). nuestra casita de campo estaba en la parte trasera del complejo pero a solo 30 segundos de la piscina, no estoy tan seguro si vale la pena el premio de la vista del mar- y a unos 30 metros de la playa. La comida en ambos restaurantes es excelente (es caro para Bali- pero a un precio razonable comparado con el Reino Unido), y el personal siempre dispuesto a traerte bebidas en la piscina o a la playa. ¡¡Una cosa negativa es que el desayuno es demasiado caro a menos que tengas mucho hambre!! La piscina en sí es suprema y las fotos no le hacen justicia, la playa también es bonita y muy tranquila de día. Me quedé también gratamente sorprendido de la ausencia de vendedores ambulantes en la playa (¡ninguno- excepto un par de vendedores de helados!). El hotel está a sólo 200 metros del puesto de venta de marisco y también hay muchas tiendas de souvenirs a 54 minutos. Por lo que respecta a los alrededores del hotel está bien equipado - el aeropuerto a 15 minutos/Kuta a 20 minutos. La puesta de sol es maravillosa -no me cansé de verla desde el bar del hotel y cambiaba cada noche. Está claro que hay hoteles más caros (que ofrecen más lujo) en Bali pero encontramos este hotel y con solo 40 habitaciones fue realmente tranquilo y relajante. Recomiendo y seguiría recomendando este hotel encarecidamente.
The Jimbaran Puri Bali is a Pansea Orient Express Hotel on the beach in the middle of Jimbaran Bay with no road or track between you and the water.
The hotel comprises a low rise cluster of cottages, a large pool, a separate children's pool, two restaurants and a small shop and library.
The cottages vary in size and each has a walled in garden, some much bigger than others; beachfront cottages look out across the gardens and beach but most have no view at all. The rooms are large and well furnished but very dark and this, plus the garden walls, make them a bit claustrophobic. The silly design of the heavy internal sliding doors will drive you mad.
The pool, surrounding terrace and beach area are lovely and you can stroll for 30 minutes in either direction before running out of sand. The very comfortable chairs on the beach at the hotel bar provide a really wonderful place to watch the sunset from during happy hour or to have an after dinner coffee, you will never want to move!
The main restaurant is on the beach, the other set back a little but both have beautiful settings and serve excellent food, including a memorable breakfast, at very reasonable prices; we paid about £20 for dinner for two including a couple of beers. The local fish restaurants on the beach, for which Jimbaran is well known, make an excellent alternative. The nearest group are a 5 minute walk towards the airport. These are a bit basic but a 15 minute stroll along the beach towards the Four Seasons brings you, just after the long frontage of the Intercontinental, to a row of cafes where you can sit with your feet in the sand or the sea and have great food for about £10 for two. A meal at one of these, followed by a lovely walk back in the surf and coffee on the hotel beach is about as romantic as you can get.
The staff at the hotel were helpful and cheerful but, although occupancy was below 20%, the manager made no attempt to say hello, a comment also made by other guests.
The setting of the Jimbaran Puri is lovely, the rooms are OK and the facilities adequate but, for reasons we can't identify, it all seemed a bit soulless.
The pix speak for themselves
Superior (and 25% of the price) to near-neighbour the Four Seasons (and a million times better than the Inter-continental), the Jimbaran Puri Bali is without doubt the best hotel we've found south of the airport. We walk along the beach and ooze sympathy at anyone not fortunate enough to be staying where we are.
Because, frankly, life gets no better than this.
We've stayed at The Jimbaran Puri Bali (formerly the Pansea) eight times now. And - surprise - we'll be going back next year.
What we love:
*cool rooms (party-sized bathrooms, crisp white sheets and private gardens)
*a heavenly pool to float in forever
*a horizon that stretches from here to eternity
*a talcum powder beach
* gardens filled with lotus, butterflies, squirrels, birds, frogs, tokays (and one canoe-sized iguana)
*breakfasts to diet for (pancakes, crepes, apricot danishes, mata sapi, nasi goreng, eggs however you like them, bacon, crisp crumbly croissants, mangosteens, pisang, rambutans, thick creamy yoghurt, brie, Parma ham, gruyere, soft brown rolls, President butter.... you get the idea)
What we're not so sure about:
*pricy food, but you're close enough to Kuta to get a taxi in for dinner (£3 the round trip)
*it's not the cheapest place to stay in Bali, but then again, if you want cheap, you can't stay in Jimbaran.
Perfect Bali Beach Hotel
This is a great hotel - small, intimate and very stylish. It is the type of hotel you should stay at in Bali if you are not after multiple pools, sports facilities etc. but a more `balinese` experience.
The individual bungalows are very big and nicely decorated in Balinese style. I would recommend the beach-front supplement - the terrace has a great view of the garden and beach) and you can hear the waves in the room.
The hotel's restaurant on the beach is superb. Make sure to try the lobster menu if it is still on. Tables are in the sand, surrounded by torches....Very Survivor. Food can also be served on the sun loungers during the day. Price level in the Restaurant is reasonable. Food is amongst the best on the island (French chef - a mix of Western and Asian).
The other restaurant is by the pool and serves only Indonesian food. It looks less interesting and was always empty except for the night with `cultural Shows` (not our cup of tea but others seem to appreciate them).
Staff is very attentive and provide good service although we did occationally have a few problems with clearing after room service. We only saw the manager once during our stay.
We were originally hesitant whether to stay in Jimbaran or Semiyak. Having now seen both, Jimbaran is quieter and the sand nicer (white vs. darkish further north). However, there is not many places to go in Jimbaran as all the nice shops and restaurants are in Semiyak. In general it took 30-40 minutes in a taxi.
After Jimbaran we stayed at the new sister hotel Ubud Hanging Gardens in Ubud, which is also highly recommendable.
We spent 9 nights at the Puri Bali in September and it was excellent. On arrival we were given cold towels and a welcome drink (excellent after a flight from Hong Kong and taking 1 hour to get through Immigration) as we checked in and that set the standard for the rest of the stay.
The cottage rooms are excellent with good aircon and plenty of room (also big plasma tvs!!). Our cottage was towards the back of the complex but was still only 30 secs from the pool etc, not sure if the premium for the sea view is worth it- they are set around 30 metres back from the beach.
The food in both restaurants is excellent (if not pricy for Bali- but reasonable compared to UK), and staff are always happy to bring you drinks around the pool/on the beach.
One downside is breakfast is overpriced unless you are really hungry!!
The pool itself is superb and the photo's do not really do it justice, also the beach is beautiful and so quiet during the day. I was also pleasantly surprised by the lack of hawkers on the beach (none- bar a couple of ice cream sellers!).
Location wise the hotel is only 200 metres from the nearest Warungs for sea food and also plenty of shops for usual souveniers within 5 mins. In terms of getting around the rest of Bali hotel is good- airport 15 mins/Kuta 20mins.
The sunset is wonderful- did not get bored of seeing it from the hotel bar and it changed every night.
Clearly there are more expensive hotels (offering more luxury) on Bali but we found this hotel spot on and with only 40 rooms it was really peaceful and relaxed.
I have and would continue to highly recommend this hotel
Stayed here for 3 days as part of our honeymoon - we weren't disappointed. I won't repeat what the other reviews have said, other than to corroborate how great the pool is! Huge and stylish with its slate accents and statuary.
This is a lovely hotel with individual touches everywhere, from the Hindu statues dotting the grounds to the blossoms scattered over the paving stones of the private gardens attached to each cottage. Not at all like staying in a big corporate hotel.
The location is wonderful - Jimbaran Bay is a beautiful spot for sunsets. Happy hour coincides with sunset hour and there is no better way to spend this time than by sitting in the low, comfortable chairs on the beach by the bar. A ten-minute walk down the beach brings you to a mass of seafood restaurants offering ludicrously huge, fresh, and inexpensive barbequed fish & shellfish dinners. Absolutely staggering taste and value.
It's also easy to walk around the local town (although be careful of the sidewalks - they aren't well maintained and I slipped on a pile of rubble and scraped half my leg off!), and the people are all so friendly that this can be a really pleasant experience.
The only complaint we had with our stay was that while we were checking out, we noticed a number of blatant errors on our bill - we were charged for meals we'd never eaten and extra beds we'd never ordered (or seen). When we pointed these out, they were removed from the bill, but no explanation or apology was offered. While we were checking out, we were also given a phone message from our medical insurance provider in the UK (my husband had fallen ill during our stay and a doctor had been called to the hotel). We called back immediately from Reception, and as soon as we hung up, the cost of the call was added to our bill. This came as something of a surprise as all of the other high-end hotels we have stayed at never charged for any calls made by the concierge on our behalf.
Other than these small niggles, our stay was very pleasant and we would recommend this hotel to others!
We have just returned from an amazing holiday at at the Jimbaran Puri Bali (previously Pansea Puri). The setting of this small resort is beautiful: 2 seconds walk away from Jimbaran beach, which has a wealth of seafood warungs where you can eat in the evening if you don't fancy the hotel restaurants every night.
The cottages are beautifully furnished, maintained and the overall accommodation very spacious. I loved the outdoor shower in our private courtyard. However, the main attraction of this establishment has got to be the gorgeous swimming pool, which has recently been refurbished. It is made of local stone and is vast, complete with Hindu statue and fountains. Happy hour at the bar on the idyllic beach sipping cocktails was also a highlight of our days there!
Our only criticism of this hotel is that the breakfasts aren't great. Most of the food is kept warm/ cold on burners and the cost is high. If you can last on fruit provided in the room until lunch time, I'd definitely recommend that as an option!
A gorgeous hotel for a romantic break - probably not one for a family activity holiday though.
We first went to Bali 25 years ago and although it has changed, during our regular visits we have tried many different hotels - this has to be the best in the south. Pansea Puri is perfect for anyone who appreciates a more intimate, individual approach. It is a small hotel made up of thatched villas with small private gardens including an outside shower. The large bathrooms include a sunken bath and double basins. Curtains draped romatically over the bed become mosquito proof when let down in the evening. Flowers and fruit are provided in the room. The staff are very friendly, the property beautifully maintained and immaculately clean. The French chef oversees the kitchen and dinner is served on the beach. The food is a mixture of asian tastes with european touches! Delicious. Breakfast is served in a thatched open sided building just 30 yards from the beach - there is no better view in the world. If you have the chance, go.... this is what Bali is all about.