Hotel Pondok-Sari Beach & Spa Resort Bali, Indonesia
Hotel Pondok-Sari Beach & Spa Resort
This very comfortable hotel is built with traditional local architecture.
The reception area is an antique hall from Java, the centrepiece of which is the complexly carved wood-panelled ceiling.
Walk along the path alongside one of the three lily ponds from the reception area to the restaurant to be greeted with a Welcome drink - a freshly pressed tropical fruit cocktail.
The Pondok Sari Resort is situated on a fine sandy lava beach in the near from Pemuteran on the northwest coast of Bali - an area which up until now rarely offered accommodation to tourists. The Pemuteran bay is picturesquely surrounded by mountains. On the beach, ancient deciduous trees provide shade.
Situated directly in the National park Bali Barat and in the under water national park Menjangan, the Pondok Sari, which opened in 1991 was the only hotel in this region for many years. Despite the tourism which has just started in this area, the residents of Pemuteran have retained their "close to nature" way of life.
The 3 hour journey from the airport in Denpasar to Pondok Sari through a beautiful landscape of rice terraces, temples and small villages gives you the chance to receive an impression of the natural and cultural variety this wonderful country has to offer.
Social responsibility. As a supporter of gentle tourism, the management of the hotel is actively involved in the protection and conservation of the Balinese traditions and their original way of life. Many social services have been contracted out to the village community by the hotel management, and the few resorts that have since opened are also continuing this practice.
This means that, for example the snorkelling on the public beaches is organised by the villagers and the revenue attained goes to the village community.
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Bungalows & Villas
The comfortable accommodation is in the form of 16 double bungalows (each room with terrace), located among the trees in a 1.6 ha. tropical garden.
The rooms are decorated in bamboo and wood and each bed is protected by a mosquito net.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and warm water.
The bathrooms are open in the local style, enclosed in a small private garden.
DELUXE - Bungalows (68 m²)
Settled in the tropical garden of the hotel Pondok Sari you reside in one of the two deluxe bungalows.
The appealing, traditionally styled, luxurious two storey bungalows move you into a different world!
Antique has been tastefully combined with functional comfort of the home and cast a spell over you with exceptional ambience.
The unique, partly 200 year-old, antique furniture of each deluxe-bungalow is breathtakingly paying homage to the woodwork art of Java.
The air-conditioned, combined living room/bed is furnished with king-size bed, sitting area and desk. Certainly a refrigerator as well as a safe is part of the amenities.
The bathroom... of course with bathtub and shower! It's a dream of wooden carvings without neglecting the familiar comfort of a luxurious bathroom.
The second floor is a canopied, open terrace with a wonderful view in the tropical garden.
There you find an additional "Balinese sofa" (day bed) and a comfortable sitting area with ceiling fan. The terrace can be used no matter what the weather is like and at any time of the day.
DELUXE - VILLA (190m²)
Deluxe-Villa. The Villa was built with the same attention to detail as the Deluxe Bungalows, but with an even greater use of antique items and precious woods.
A real paradise for up to 6 people!
The villa with its 190 sq combines its elegant ambiance with technically high-quality comfort.
The three individually -designed luxury bedrooms offer each a big 'feel-good bed' and ornate cabinets and antique accessories from Java and Bali .
The spacious dining- and living room is as well very tastefully decorated and creates a comfortable coziness. A CD player with USB connection is available.
The seating and reading area , and the window at the dining area offer a great view into the tropical garden of the villa.
From the pool sofa corner - almost a separate room - you can enjoy the view of the villa's own lotus pond with integrated SPA-pool (with air- and water-massage) and the garden.
From the covered terrace with daybed and sitting area you have a wonderful view over to the mountains surrounding Pemuteran Bay.
The villa has two bathrooms. The lovingly combination of old wood, mosaics and high-quality technical fittings will impress everyone using the bathroom, be it from the original wooden sink, the fascinating bathtub or various showers - inside as outside - to the functional details, an equipment that will not miss something.
Restaurant & Bar
The restaurant is built in the traditional open Balinese style. It is situated next to one of the three large lily ponds with a direct view of the beach.
Especially interesting for late risers -
breakfast will be served whenever desired - even late in the afternoon.
The restaurant offers a selection of International, Asian, Indonesian and Vegetarian cuisine, prepared as desired by the guests - from mild to very hot. All meals can also be served on the beach.
The restaurant is open from 06.30am until 10.30pm.
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