Suma Hotel Lovina Beach
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The journey from Ubud north to Lovina took about three hours, plus a half hour at our only stop, the Pura Bratan temple to Shiva on Lake Bratan. This large complex was packed with devotees. Lake Bratan is a good size and at 1200 m. above sea level, feeds much of central Bali with fresh water. Driving over the mountains involved a lot of slow, …
... I may be exaggerating a smidge).
The car took us to Ubud where we had a beautiful hotel room and a hot shower waiting for us. We slept for the entire afternoon and my thighs were on fire for the week following our Agung summit adventure. I told Nick not to even THINK of saying the words "volcano" or "hike" for the next month... little did I know that two weeks later I'd be summiting yet another beast...
... town, nesting and fighting for a spot in trees and palms. We snap and video till the sun sets. Sandra gets pooed on and a local offers a hose. After Made collects us and sweeps us back to Ubud to watch the dance at the palace. He's vy sweet coming to get tickets with us to ensure we're not fleeced. We enter and I'm a lady glad we missed yesterday if we get to be in the open air theatre. We stupidly choose front floor seats. Sat next to a French family the small girl, Madeleine, offers ...
... rubbish so you buy one of our package tours. But to be honest these are my true sentiments - - I went to Bali with minimal excitement and expectation and was successfully blown away. Now, I have a few theories as to why this trip was a little more impact-full than others and they run along the lines of:
- - I had this notion that Bali was a tourist mecca and I was going to simply just be another cog in the wheel.
- - ...
... the rice terraces, which are famous in this area. The lush green hills are carved away to create the terraces to harvest the all important Rice. The surrounding village all chip in for the land and share all the profits (and losses). There are plenty of shops dotted along the cliff edge to stop and have a gander at as you look out over the terraces. Perfect tourist attraction. The only wish was that I could have stayed here and actually gone for a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSuma Hotel Lovina Beach Kalibukbuk
When we bought a bus ticket from Ubud to Lovina we had several hotels written down and were just going to cruise around and try to find the best deal. Suma was on our list and it so happened that they dropped us off there.
The reception guy started taking us to a room and we quickly let him know we were nearing the end of our trip and very low on money, we wanted to know how much the cheapest room they had was. He replied 150,000ird and we went to leave, he lowered it to 100,000 so we agreed to check out the room. It was fine, mosquito net, double bed, private bath- although we had drainage issues to our bathroom was a puddle most of the time, though the toilet is on a raised platform so we didn't care, cold water, and breakfast included. They also had a huge nice pool and wifi, although the wifi was pretty shitty. Breakfast though, that was great. Several choices of eggs, omlette with ham and onions, or nasi goreng, choice of coffee or tea, comes with 2 pieces of toast, butter and jam as well as juice and fruit. After paying 100,000 in Kuta and getting worse internet and just 2 pieces of toast, gross jam and lard for breakfast, this was quite the step up.
It's right on the beach, although the beach in that area is pretty trashy and has a lot of hawkers on it. Very pushy.. This place was great for the price we payed but I wouldn't want to pay much more. The staff is nice but pretty pushy about booking trips through them. Which by the way, do not do, it's much cheaper other places, just walk around and ask.
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