My brother Chris arrived this afternoon from London via KL. He is staying not at the Bali Sani in Legian, but the Grand Bali Sani Suites in Batubelig Beach in Kerobokan. We went out there and I called Ika to come over for a swim. She brought Jevon and we took turns sitting in the shade with him and swimming.
The Grand Bali Sani Suites is typical of older Bali hotels. It is in semi-modern Balinese style with the bamboo roof, brown and orange stonework and confusing navigation. Having seen a ton of hotels I tend to look more at the tile work in the bathroom and the edges of the bedroom rather than the sunset.
The hotel is okay and has a nice location if you want peace and quiet. The stonework, decking, bathroom fixtures and other features look old and all need replacing. Sometimes a hotel owner simply doesn't have the cash to renovate, but in this hot humid environment things deteriorate super quick and repeat visitors, your most valued customers, will be the ones who notice most.
The hotel seemed rather empty today which was okay with me. Staff were polite and my sandwich was good. Hope to get another swim in sometime. The Sunday bbq is shaping up to be a winner! Two of Chris's former roommates from England Anil and his wife Pria, are arriving on Saturday so its barbie time on Sunday!!!