Prawita Cottages: Kuta

by Barrie on September 30, 2008

by Barrie | September 30th, 2008  

A few people have been asking on the Baliblog Forum about good and reasonably priced accommodation in Bali. Of course there are over a thousand places to choose from but at the moment with the high increase of tourists to Bali it appears this form of accommodation is at a premium. I have always stayed at the Prawita Cottages on Jalan Legian in Kuta mainly because it is a Balinese family-owned and run premises but also a friendly one. It was quite strange how Candika and I stumbled upon this place. It was in 2003 when we returned to Bali after having ten glorious and interesting years in Yogyakarta, Central Java. We stayed at a place in Seminyak at first that was owned by a friend of mine from Yogyakarta, and although it was a nice place, it was a tad expensive and far from the centre of activity. To be honest, Seminyak just wasn’t my scene. So one very hot day we started walking from Jalan Dhayana Pura and headed south checking out the various losmens and hotels along the way. By late afternoon, I was perspiring like a stuck pig at a luau and damn tired. I was just about to give up when Candika said one more and we entered the Prawita Cottages.

It wasn’t because I was hot and tired and ready to give up that I agreed to obtain a room there. Simply, I fell in love with the place, the staff and the grounds. You could walk right past the Prawita without even noticing it mainly because the front of the cottages is actually the restaurant thus giving it the appearance of being just that. It’s not until you enter through a small gateway and up to the reception do you realise it is a hotel. Walking through the gardens set around fish ponds to check out the room, I was immediately struck by the silence. There we were, just walked off the busy and noisy Jalan Legian into the rear of the cottages and it was so peaceful and the only noise being that of children playing in the adjoining gangs.

The Prawita Cottages are owned by the family of Ayu Agung Oka and they live on the premises adding to the charm of the place.

The fishponds, banana trees and gardens full of orchids are only one of the attractions of this peaceful place.

The cottages are on three levels and set around the sparkling pool (cleaned twice daily) however the top floor is only used when times are busy like during holiday periods in Indonesia. The rooms are basic and clean, TV, air-conditioning and every room has a balcony looking over the pool area. I particularly liked this because I can just hop over the balcony, take two steps and dive into the pool.

A continental breakfast is included in the cost of your accommodation. Like all Balinese they are open to bargaining and so when you inquire about the tariff then go for it. Bargain like mad!

Prawita Cottages,
Jalan Legian 63
Kuta

Ph: (0361) 751838, 752464
Fax: (0361) 751838

{ 13 comments }

Tracey October 2, 2008 at 5:50 am
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Barri… Do they have any interconnecting rooms??? Just wondering if it would suit us? I guess once maddy is older we would get 2 side by side rooms, but dont want the kids in 1 room us in another just yet!!! hee hee

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Barrie October 2, 2008 at 8:15 am
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Hi Tracey,

Unfortunately no they don’t have hose kind of rooms. I suggest you get Pedro to check it out for you and see if he thinks it is okay for you.

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Lenny October 2, 2008 at 9:28 am
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Hi Barrie.. Do they have a car parking space? because i’ll go on a road trip to Bali… maybe around 24th of December… Thanks before…

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Barrie October 3, 2008 at 6:34 am
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Hi Lenny,

Yes, there is secure parking at the rear of the Prawita via a small laneway beside the cottages.

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stephannie October 23, 2008 at 12:38 am
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could you advice the rate, due to I will bring my families there

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Barrie October 23, 2008 at 5:54 am
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Hi Stephanie,

Actually I was talking to the owners last night and they are refurbishing the whole premises one room at a time and it will, when it’s finished, be a fabulous place to stay and even better than it is now. The minimum rate is Rp200,000 and that includes breakfast. And yes, they do have safety deposit boxes in case you are interested.

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Hotel Reservation November 27, 2008 at 5:50 am
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Very nice and informative post

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Soffia May 10, 2009 at 8:08 am
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How do we make booking online? I tried calling the number listed above but cant connect. Thank you :)

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Barrie May 11, 2009 at 7:24 am
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Hi Soffia,

They don’t have an online booking system. You should have got through on those numbers I posted. Did you try faxing them? The othewr alternative is to just turn up at the Prawaita!

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Carolina June 3, 2009 at 5:03 am
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hi! is there any website where i can check the availability?? cause it looks really nice and i would like to stay there :) ….thnks

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sandy June 4, 2009 at 5:49 am
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Do they have a fridge in the rooms and can you give me any ideas of the price for a double room in Rupiah thanks sandy

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Barrie June 4, 2009 at 6:00 am
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Carolina,

They don’t have a website as thew cottages are a homestay. So it is a walk-in but more often than not they can accommodate you.

Sandy,

Fridges are on request for a minimal fee. Most of the rooms are double which is great. The basic rate is Rp200,000 per night but this is negotiable. Bargain hard and you will get he price down. Better still, tell them I sent you!

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dyah December 14, 2009 at 5:58 am
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Hi, i called so many times but nobody pick up the phn.
i’m going to bali on 26 des to 5 jan.
i want to know the price and is there any room vacant that time.thanks

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