SADARA Boutique Beach Resort Bali4.0 out of 5.0
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I stayed in this property from 12th Sep to 15th Sep. Though we were early for the checkin but the room was allotted after the checkin hours. All proved well with the warm welcome of the resort staff. Location is the best in the property. According to me breakfast option should be more as i stayed for few days but guest staying for longer days will have to repeat the spread.
We had a delightful time at Sadara. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the staff. Total pleasure always smiling and helpful. Super job. Room was comfy and big for the two of us (Classic Room). Would def consider returning to Sadara. Thanks for having us.
The staff’s service is almost adequate overall, but sadly, does not meet basic international standards. Thankfully, we did get a lovely, smiling receptionist during most of our stay. Smiles and courtesy go a long way, but I’d rather have efficient, prompt service given with a grumpy face, like the kind you get in good Russian hotels. LOL. Upon check-in, I accidentally cut my finger on a shaver deeply enough to bleed all over the counter. The reception did not have bandaids, but quickly fashioned one with a piece of gauze and medical tape cut with a dull pair of scissors. I suggested nicely that all front desks should house first aid kits. Welcome to Bali! The room was clean and spacious enough, with lovely Balinese design elements. The bed was firm, but comfortable. The air conditioning is inadequate, and as we were instructed, needed to be turned on by inserting a room key in a contraption on the wall. They ask that we take out the key if we are not occupying the room, so it was a matter of waiting in sweltering heat as the air conditioning struggled to cool the air. I’m sure an HVAC expert can attest to this, but isn’t it more energy efficient to keep the air conditioner on and maintaining a steady room temperature, rather than shutting it off and starting from scratch each and every day? Maybe it was the time of year, but the ocean water was unswimmable and they had no life guards. It was a bit rocky and full of starfish. We booked a room with free breakfast. The restaurant food is average to terrible. Let me explain. The bread was stale at every meal. Coffee was good. We once ordered a hamburger, and got served meat normally used for spring rolls. It was mushy and slimy, burnt at the edges and raw in the center. We were not asked how we wanted the hamburger meat cooked. We returned them as they were inedible. We were told that we would not pay more than 50% of the meal. When they saw our angry faces, they took the swill off the bill. Let me just defend myself, lest you think I am a selfish, entitled First Worlder parachuting into the Third World and expecting to be treated like a conquering colonizer. I am from the Third World, but travel often enough to know what good service should be. Here’s another example. We requested an extra electric convertor/adapter, since we only brought one with us. We were told to leave a deposit, which we did, in rupiahs, at the front desk. They did not have change, and they promised to drop it off at our room. At the end of the day, we called asking for our change. The front desk tells us that someone had knocked on our door, but we weren’t there. Since we had never left our room during that time, we told her this was not the case. No, she insisted, someone came by, but you weren’t there! We asked, well, you have our room number, why not just call us? Instead, she made us walk to the reception desk to pick up our change of what amounts to $2. I know, this is such a small amount, but really, did we have to go through all this ridiculous back and forth? One rather comical exchange, while ordering dinner. “The mixed vegetables, what’s in it?” “Uh, vegetables.” “Yes. I agree. But do you know what kind?” “Uh. Uh. Pumpkin?” “Pumpkin? OK, what else?” “Uh.” “Maybe green beans?” “No.” “Carrots?” “No.” “How about cauliflower?” “Pumpkin.” “But mixed vegetables should have mixed. Vegetables.” “Ha ha ha. I porget.” The mixed vegetables had green beans, carrots and cauliflower. I howled with laughter. When I call the front desk, the conversation often went like this: “Hello, this is Room 111.” “OK.” “I would like a washcloth.” “What?!” “Uh, I would like a washcloth.” “What?!” “Never mind.” A lovely gentleman would knock on our door and hand me a well folded washcloth. Suksma! After so many of these occurrences, I stopped tipping. The pool is lovely, and surrounded by vegetation. Overall, the hotel grounds are very clean. The frangipani trees are rather sad looking, with very few leaves, much less frangipani flowers. There are lovely flowering vines cascading over the roof onto the entrance of our rooms. When you are walking around, watch your step, because not all the flooring, especially when there are different kinds, like from stone to tile to wood, are level or plumb. This seems to be prevalent all over Bali. Good luck walking the sidewalks, if they exist, and not tripping every 50 steps or so. I also grew more and more frustrated forever hunting for light switches and plugs. It shouldn’t be hard to turn lights on and off when you enter or leave your room, or when you are about to go to sleep. Travelers today bring laptops, ipods, cell phones (sometimes more than two, especially when dealing with sim cards and such) and personal wifi’s. I would hope that hotels are responding to our needs. There is free Wifi, but don’t bother, since the signal is weak to non-existent. I’m not sure if this is the hotel’s fault, since wi-fi was terrible at the airport, too. When we checked out, we were assisted by an efficient manager at the front desk. He did not greet us hello, but checked us out quickly, without fanfare and handed us our complimentary to-go boxed breakfast. All with a grumpy face. He would have been perfect in Russia. As I walked out, I said to him cheerfully, “Thank you for staying with us at the Sadara Hotel. We hope you stay with us again in the future. Have a good day!” His look changed from grumpy to confused, and back to grumpy in a split second. Welcome to Bali!
I just spent the most amazing week in Bali at Sadara Boutique Beach Resort...it was nothing short of superb....room was wonderful and every comfort! Staff were so friendly and helpful, the gardens and lawns were beautifully manicured, pool and swim up bar was excellent and the breakfast supplied was nothing short of amazing absolutely delicious the fresh fruit the freshly squeezed juice the bread and danish basket and to top it off the choices of hot breakfast.....seriously didn't need to eat again for hours! If luxury is what you are looking for look no further....i will be back to beautiful Bali and Sadara
Great location, very friendly staff, on the beach and bed very comfy and aircon great. Swiming pool clean, great swimming towel service too. All and all very nice place to stay. If we go to Bali again I would stay at Sadara agian.
Smaller than a lot of hotels in the area but that was great, right on the beach. Staff very friendly, bed very comfortable, room very clean. Swim up pool great, enjoyed the food and drinks. would recommend this hotel.
SADARA Boutique Beach Resort is an amazing place to stay! We have stayed there for 3 weeks, which is not usual when you go on a vacation to Bali, but we did not regret choosing SADARA as our second home. The rooms were spotless and cleaned daily. Also, the bedroom and bathroom are extremely spacious even in the classic room. The whole staff - gardeners, housekeeping, waiters, receptionists… - were always very polite and greeted us every time. The garden and pool area is beautiful and well looked after! There are many beds, comfortable cushions and long chairs near the pool and the ocean view is amazing! Also, the hotel restaurant is great. The waiters and cooks managed to fulfill every of our extra wishes since we have special eating habits and the food was always delicious and freshly prepared. There were different theme dinners, buffets and live acoustic music almost every day, which was very nice. They also arranged a beautiful romantic dinner by the beach for our 4th anniversary and made a delicious birthday cake for my boyfriend's 22th birthday :) There are many great restaurants near the hotel as well, so that you have a great choice of traditional and international food. Since the hotel is rather small I would definitely recommend SADARA to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and familiar atmosphere. We are already looking forward to coming back to Bali and of course SADARA!!!
Sadara was very nice,it is smaller than some but that is what we like. Right on the beach, lovely pool and swim up bar, cocktails were a bit pricy compared to other places though. Food was very good. Staff were always smiling and pleasant and our houseboy who made up our rooms each day Wyam made our holiday one to remember, in saying that ALL staff were amazing. Thank you for making our holiday one to remember.
We stayed the first 3 nights of our first trip to Bali at Sadara Boutique Beach Resort. We found the relatively less busy location was an easy introduction. The resort itself was fairly small (we were told 75 rooms) and while it was not new, the place was well kept with the gardens and pool properly maintained. We stayed in the Premier Room with breakfast included and the room was pretty much as presented in pictures on their website. For the price the room, facilities and bed were good and the breakfast was excellent. The room was at the rear of the resort close to both the pool and restaurant as well as being away from the road and therefore quiet. We ate in the restaurant and the food was both good and reasonably priced. There were plenty of food options including both Balinese and international dishes. We enjoyed a complimentary foot massage as well as an additional hour hot stone massage which was excellent and well priced. The Spa facilities were clean and professional. Note - prices on the menu are in USD.
The hotel is well spread and the rooms open in a courtyard with beautiful garden. The reception is professional and helpful. The rooms are spacious and well maintained with all amneties. The swimming pool is inviting. The breakfast menu is elaborative. The food here is good and service quick. The staff is helpful. The house keeping is upto the mark. With sea sports just next door a great place to stay and chill.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 241 reviews