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Pondok Ayu
Ranked #11 of 79 Hotels in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Four years ago we we're lucky enough to book a last minute at Pondok Ayu when we were traveling around Asia. The place was great, so when we decided to go back to Bali for a holiday, Pondok Ayu was at the top of our list!

Although we had already seen most of Sanur, and we like to explore, Pondok Ayu was like coming home. The family is incredibly nice and sincere. Everything is clean, tidy and well kept. Rest assured, they will take good care of you. And Gede (head of the family) will help you plan your trips with the biggest smile you've ever seen!

Because Pondok Ayu is a 5-10 minute walk away from the beginning of the tourist-buzz, they have introduced free transport. Because we like walking and enjoying the vibe of a street, we only used their service once, but understand why it is a big plus for the accomodation. The benefit of the location is that it is not at the centre, but still has a nice coffee shop and warung nearby.

We would definitely recommend Pondok Ayu to anyone!

Have fun, relax and smile!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Gede_Kartaya, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hello and thank you for your time in doing a review for us, you covered all Pondok
features and a couple of them make such a difference to our guests eg transport.

We hope it is not another 4 years before we see you again.

Thank you again.
ALL AT PONDOK AYU

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Pondok Ayu. Our daughter loved the pool and your staff were so lovely with her. It was great to be greeted at the airport and to have a cot set on arrival as it meant one less piece of luggage to carry. Our breakfast were delicious and it was nice to sit over looking the pool. The rooms very very spacious with large wardrobes and bathrooms. My partner and daughter appreciated the air conditioning during their afternoon naps.

Pondok Ayu is located in a residential area of Sanur. There are local eateries and a supermarket within a few minutes walk. Ponduk Ayu have a driver who can take you to the beach or to a nearby local street with plenty of yummy, cheap restaurants. You can walk but you have to cross a busy road. The local beach is very calm, perfect for small children. The beach is frequented by lots of locals and we weren't hassled by vendors.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Natalie R
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Gede_Kartaya, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Hello to the three of you, Thank you for making our job so pleasing, as you know we are only small so it is a hard job to keep up with the big hotels and we really appreciate our guests spending the time to add a comment for us.
We wish you a very good year ahead for 2017 and hope we see you at Pondok again some time.

Regards,
ALL AT PONDOK.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

My words are in the last piece under Jan B. Now we have moved to Seminyak , Pondok Ayu is even better. Sanur is also the best place for the. beach ,prices & people. Sorry Seminyak but if you are a mature couple it really isn't the right place for you. We would cut our losses and go back to Pondok if we could but they are fully booked. The peace there is amazing and the staff just fabulous they understood us & our needs nothing was too much trouble. Everyday we were greeted with a smile & asked how we were. The communal breakfast table is a great idea we met some lovely people there too.
If you go to Bali this place is a hidden gem if we didn't have to travel so far we would go every year.
Thank you Barbara & your staff for all the small touches that we now know are so very special.

Room Tip: All 5 rooms great you just to get a room so popular.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jan B
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Gede_Kartaya, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Again THANK YOU, THANK YOU both so much.

We wish you both a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you at Pondok for another celebration.

Regards,
Barb, Steve and ALL AT PONDOK AYU

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

What an amazing place Pondok Ayu is, a hidden gem we are still here but had to write the review as we really don't want to leave it is so great. Gede the manager is truly amazing so good. We have been on some fabulous trips with him through landslides,flooding and his driving has been exceptional.
What makes this place , well where do we start, top is the staff so welcoming,friendly,helpful and most of all genuine. We are here celebrating our 40th year of marriage and received a lovely flower arrangement & Xmas card from Barbara the owner.
The suite is stunning,the bath with the outside garden & fountain through the glass the best ever I have come across the bath really is like the picture. I have looked in another room & they are all really nice.
The breakfast is super, great choice and the Bali coffee wonderful.
To get a lift/pickup to the beach or a restaurant is really the best ever. Not a late night here but so relaxing who would want it.
Thank you to all the staff we know our Christmas Day with you all will be special.
A peaceful haven that we don't want to leave. Thank you so very much for make no our Bali trip so memorable.

Room Tip: All 5 really well laid out but the suite is amazing.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Gede_Kartaya, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Thank you both from ALL OF US AT PONDOK AYU.

We ALL take such pride in our jobs and Pondok is like ours but having lovely guests that holiday with us make our work a pleasure.
We wish we could have had you stay longer but now you know what to do and if you can ever get a chance to join us again please book in very early.
We have a lot of guests from England and one couple book in 2 years ahead as they really can get the time and the room or suite that they want.

We would ALL like to wish you and yours a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR & A HEALTHY & HAPPY 2017. BARB, STEVE & ALL STAFF AT PONDOK AYU.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a week at the beautiful Pondok Ayu. We absolutely loved this place and were sad to leave. The accommodation is spacious and has everything you need. There is a real home from home feeling. The communal meal table is a lovely idea which really works well. The best thing about the Pondok Ayu is the staff who are fabulous (thank you all). We also had a lovely welcome from the owner Barbara. There is a nice pool and I had a facial and pedicure on my last day from lovely Adi and I can honestly say it was the best I've had and excellent value. The courtesy car service is invaluable. We loved Bali and will definitely be back and wouldn't stay anywhere else but the Pondok Ayu.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Catherine M
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Gede_Kartaya, Manager at Pondok Ayu, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Hello to you both and thank you so much for your comments regarding Pondok Ayu.
All of our staff say a big thank you to you both as you were so appreciative of the little extra things that we enjoy doing for our guests.

We all like to feel that we become more like family than staff and you certainly did that with us.

We wish you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & a GREAT 2017.

Look forward to seeing you again some time at Pondok Ayu.

Regards.,
ALL AT PONDOK AYU

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Address: Jl. Sekuta Pudak no. 3, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sanur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
Price Range: HK$507 - HK$890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pondok Ayu is a little piece of heaven located in beautiful Sanur, Bali. We are a small boutique hotel that provides very personalised service by our wonderful friendly staff. Winning Trip Advisor travellers' choice awards for 6 (2011-2017) consecutive years and the honour of being in their hall of fame, also a second best budget hotel in all of Asia makes Pondok Ayu Sanur Bali a perfect place for your next holiday. Pondok Ayu can be booked on a room by room basis or you can book the entire hotel for a group or family holiday, this can be done directly with us or through a travel agent. We are surrounded by splendid gardens and a wonderful peaceful setting. As we fell in love with Bali many years ago I am sure you will do the same thing with Pondok Ayu and the atmosphere here. Sanur is in a very good position as it is at the start to most of your tours and central to Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua and Denpasar. ... more   less 
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