Here is a short guide to accommodation in Sanur, featuring budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation options.
Sanur is a quiet version of Kuta that offers a decent selection of accommodation options. You won’t find the mega resorts of Nusa Dua, but will discover a price selection, with many small personal places situated close to the beach.
Agung & Sue Watering Hole
Jl. Hang Tuah 37,
Family run budget place located 250 meters from the beach on Jl. Hang Tuah. Ideally located for people wanting to catch a boat the next day for Nusa Lembongan. Rooms are set in blocks, the better ones having AC.
Agung & Sue Watering Hole II
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 36,
Located 200 meters away from the quiet section of beach at the Blue Oasis Beach Club in Semawang. Budget rooms with fan and others with AC and family rooms. Clean rooms set in small compound with pool.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 42
Located 600 meters from the beach on busy Jl. Danau Tamblingan. Eight budget rooms with cold water / fan in family run place. Great for people looking for the absolute cheapest price.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 172,
Located on Jl. Danau Tamblingan in Semawang. Enny’s is 600 meters from the beach and Hardy’s supermarket. Budget place offering 7 rooms, very clean and comfortable. Choice of cold water / fan or hot water / AC.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan #110
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 about 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 cozy and the kind of place you’d want to stop, for a shady coffee and a sandwich.
Jl. Hang Tuah 57
Located right next to the beach at Jl. Hang Tuah. Easy to find as its next to the Diwangkara Hotel and less than 200 meters from Museum Le Mayeur. Nice garden with pool, 7 bungalows with porch and lounge. Choice of fan or AC.
Gang Keke 3 (look for Jl. Danau Tamblingan 96)
Located down a small gang 600 meters from the beach. Budget rooms with cold water / fan. Five rooms in all, good for people who want a very cheap place in the center of town.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 40
Very cheap place offering 13 fan rooms, some with hot water. Close to other cheap backstreet accommodation located 600 meters from the beach.
Gang Bumi Ayu 23
Located on a small gang off of Jl. Danau Tamblingan in Sindhu. Very centrally located and just under 1km from the beach. Good selection of rooms and large bungalows. Pool & restaurant on premises set in nice garden. Choice of fan or AC.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 164d
Located 600 meters from the beach in Batujimber, just off of the main street down a quiet lane. Six family run rooms offering fan or AC.
Yulia Homestay 1
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 38
Located on the main street across from the market in Sindhu, next to other cheap places. There are 23 good value bungalows in a family run compound, some with hot water, all with fan.
Located on the beach in Sanur at the north end of Jl. Danau Tamblingan the hotel is designed in semi-Balinese style with 2-storey Superior rooms and very cute, newly built villas.
The large white-tiled lobby is decorated with Balinese paintings, Javanese style furniture and traditional umbrellas.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan no. 35,
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.
Jl. Pantai Sindhu 14
Located along Jl. Danau Tambingan in Sanur the Inna is a 3-star hotel that offers instant access to the beach for reasonable rate. The hotel was built in the 1950’s and offers 61 rooms.
Hangtuah Street Iii/3
The 28 rooms are in two, 2-storey blocks. The first extending directly back from the lobby towards the swimming pool. The second 2-storey block sits adjacent to the pool at the back. The whole property is compact, but is feel like the whole hotel was built at the same time, not piece by piece like so many others. The good thing a bout this is there was actual planning beforehand as to the amount of space afforded to guests.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 33
Located in the center of town in the busy main street. Six bungalows very well maintained in compound that extends to the beach. Pool, restaurant and AC rooms.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 152
Located close to the main street in Batujimber. Good value bungalows complete with a small kitchen area, TV and AC.
Hotel Segara Agung
Jl. Duyung 43
Located 2 minutes from the beach, on a peaceful lane in Semawang. Sixteen attractive bungalows in lovely garden and swimming pool. Rooms are large with choice of fan or AC. Family rooms available.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan128
Centrally located next to the Hardy’s supermarket in Batujimber. Large place with 78 rooms arranged in bungalows. The name denotes the Buddhist ‘wheel of the sun’ symbol. Choice of fan rooms which have garden bathroom, or AC rooms with garden view gazebos mostly. There is a good pool and the garden is very nice.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan
Located on the beach in Semawang. Set in 36 acres and featuring wonderful gardens, tennis courts, swimming pools and spa. Rooms are quality with hot water / AC. Families can have 1 child under 12 stay in their room for free.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 47
Located close to the action in Sindhu. Collection of 96 bungalows in expansive garden. Property extends down to the beach, 4 restaurants and a swimming pool. All rooms have hot water / AC.
Inna Grand Bali Beach
Near Jl. Hang Tuah
The most high profile hotel in Sanur, due to its height and size. Choice of rooms set in main building or cottages. Restaurant, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts. Families can bring 2 children under 12 years for free if they share the parent’s room. All rooms have hot water / AC.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan
Located on the beach in Sindhu. Decent bungalows in unique style, though not as luxurious as some of the other places. Nice verandas over looking the gardens, swimming pool. Rooms are all hot water / AC.
Hotel Sanur Beach
Jl. Danau Tamblingan
Massive place with 425 rooms located in Semawang at the extreme southern end of Sanur. Luxury place with swimming pools, tennis courts, spa, watersports center. Luxurious rooms all with hot water / AC.
Segara Village (Desa Segara)
Jl. Segara Ayu
Located next to the temple in Sindhu. Selection of rooms styles with the choice being the upstairs garden-view bungalows. Gardens extending to the seafront, with swimming pools, tennis court, kid’s club, restaurant. All rooms with hot water / AC.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 41
Centrally located on the beach in Sindhu. A high-end place featuring 28 private compounds with cottages. Antique Chinese floor tiling, Javanese furnishing and garden bathrooms. Swimming pool and beach-side restaurant. All rooms with hot water / AC.