Gazebo Beach Hotel-Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

by Nick on April 5, 2005

by Nick | April 5th, 2005  


Gazebo Beach Hotel-
Sanur
, Bali, Indonesia


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The Gazebo Beach Hotel in Sanur is a mid-sized place located on the beach on Jl. Danau Tamblingan. Getting to the hotel from the airport will take 25 minutes and Kuta is 20 minutes away.

While the hotel feels tranquil and relaxing the street outside has a nice selection of bars, restaurants and shops. The beach walk that lies between the hotel and the beach affords easy access to the Pasar Seni ( art-market) and other restaurants that are along the beach.

The beach in Sanur is pretty decent with surfing possible at high tide. The beach is also safe for swimming as there is some shelter form the waves. The sand is a decent quality and the level of beach vendor activity is a fraction of that on Kuta Beach.

Situated underneath adjacent natural bamboo roofs the restaurant, bar and lounge areas are very relaxing and are designed with Balinese style. Plenty of carvings including one massive wall panel, good wooden furniture and palm tree roof supports create a natural / traditional atmosphere.

The restaurant is open from 6.30am-11pm serving western and Indonesian food.

Guests can also dine on the sand outside under the stars if they wish or sunbathe on recliners set out on the beach.

Location:
The Gazebo Beach Hotel in Sanur is a mid-sized place located on the beach on Jl. Danau Tamblingan. Getting to the hotel from the airport will take 25 minutes and Kuta is 20 minutes away.

Atmosphere:
Walking in the front lobby the hotel seems very quite and traditional almost like its been around for 30 years. The decoration includes carving and sculptors and the staff are friendly. The place is classy looking though and nicely kept, many traditional carving adorn the lobby and walls. To the right side of the entrance is a small shopping area complete with the Gazebo internet café and restaurant. All in all the front area is a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy a cold drink.

Walking around the gardens feels tropical and relaxing and coming to the pool area one can see the hotel has some size. The pools, 1 large and one kids are about 20 meters from the beach and look very nice. The restaurant area located next to the beach and situated under natural roofs feels pleasant.

I noticed older couples from Europe and the atmosphere here is one of quiet relaxation rather than party-central.

Luxury level:
The luxury level is decent here with clean attractive rooms with AC, fridge, TV and comfortable beds and spacious rooms and bathrooms. Gardens are very well kept, the swimming pool area looks good as does the restaurant with its very nice traditional lounge area.

A fitness center also means guests can stay on the property and get some exercise.

What makes this hotel unique:
This hotel is unique because it offers reasonably high level of luxury on the beach in Sanur. Its is located on the main street in Sanur so that guests have easy access to what Sanur offers while retaining a tranquil atmosphere.

Weird stuff:
As I was walking through the gardens one of the staff came through with a machine that smokes out mosquitoes and blanketed the whole property. I had to run back to the beach!

Staff Friendliness:
The receptionist Sri was very nice and helpful showing me round and the other staff were polite.

Why would you stay here:
I would stay here if I wanted to stay on the beach in Sanur which is more mellow than Kuta. If I needed a place right downtown and still have the relaxed feel while having extras like a pool, fitness center for a reasonable price. Good for families with the beach location and childrens play area.

Why would you stay somewhere else:
I would stay somewhere else if I wanted the party scene in Kuta / Seminyak or wanted more luxury i.e. larger hotel in Sanur or Nusa Dua.

Noise levels:
The noise at this hotel is minimal. The only thing I’m hearing typing this at the beachside restaurant is the sound of the waves and locals talking.

How do the rooms feel:
The rooms feel clean and cute. They come in various categories but the deluxe room has 2 floors with wooden floors, good beds, TV, AC, fridge and telephone. They are decorated in attractive Balinese style and have decent furniture. Some rooms have a bath tub and / or outdoor shower. Plenty of light too.

Amenities:
Restaurant & Bar, Gazebo Cinema Showing New Movies, Gym, 3 Swimming Pools, Arcade with Specialty Shops, Internet Café, ATM, Library, Doctor on Call, Childrens playground.

Proximity to the action:
In the middle of the Sanur action, depending on what you are looking for, but if you want a rocking nighlife scne you will have to go to Kuta or Seminyak.

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