Sanur is an alternative beach resort to Kuta and Nusa Dua. It tends to attract Europeans, families and expats. The main street, Jl. Danau Tamblingan is long and seems like an unending strip of bars, hotels, shops and restaurants. Today my friend Mike took me to a cute little hotel along Jl. Danau Tamblingan, called Flashbacks. We met the Australian owners, Peter and Jan, who showed us around and chatted avbout the tourist scene. Flashbacks was designed and built by Peter, in the style of a Manado house. it has lovely hardwood floors, walls and bamboo / alang-alang roofs. When we entered the first thing we saw was the coffee house. Its cosy and the kind of place you’d want to stop, for a shady coffee and a sandwich.
Flashbacks offers a cool alternative to the usual mid range small hotels. The atmosphere, with the central lounge and the rear area around the pool, mean you get to meet other people. Jan told me that single travelers, who don’t want a resort, or a budget hotel, find Flashbacks the perfect alternative. Peter and Jan seemed super nice people, so having them on site, makes a great family type atmosphere.
They were saying the current slump has been hard to deal with. From the street, you may not realise such a stylish little place exists. Peter is in favour of making more access to the street, but Jan said she wants to keep things the way they are. “I want people to know there is something special back here, but not spoil the privacy.”
Peter and Jan have a great upstairs room available compete with large lounge, which enjoys the breeze from 3 directions, large kitchen, own bathroom and swimming pool below. Flashback is located near the Hardy’s supermarket in Sanur. If you end up staying here, tell them you found them via Baliblog.
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