Frangipani Homestay is a family-run establishment with 5 rooms, located down a street away from the main Jalan Pratama in Nusa Dua.
During our stay and according to the current exchange rate, the price for one night including breakfast was €22.1 (IDR 350,000).
There are numerous hotels, restaurants (the majority of which are quite expensive) and convenience stores on the big street that goes through Nusa Dua (Jalan Pratama). The small street that houses the guesthouse is authentic and quiet, unlike the big street (uninteresting, sterile and noisy).
Members of the family are very welcoming and smiley. Wayan, the mother, runs the whole thing and is exceptionally kind and enthusiastic. She does everything in her power to make her guests’ stay as enjoyable as possible.
The adjoining rooms are located in a small building away from the family home. It is more of a guesthouse than a home stay. Each room boasts a terrace with table and chairs, with a lovely view over an amazingly well maintained garden and its fountain. The establishment has a secured WIFI connection (with a strong signal throughout our stay).
It is also possible to eat in the guesthouse. The menu prices are similar to those in Nusa Dua’s restaurants (so fairly pricey, allow IDR 60,000 per dish (€3.8 according to the current exchange rate).
Important point: a free shuttle bus operates between the big hotels in the area and Bali Collection (a kind of shopping center with shops, restaurants and Nusa Dua’s beach). It is possible to take the shuttle at certain times, in front of the hotel Peninsula (3 minutes’ walk away).
Our Standard Double Room was well equipped: big double bed, desk, wardrobe with hanging rail and a safe, air conditioning, flat screen television with cable TV, fridge, mosquito net and a basin with a mirror. The bathroom was indoors, and there was hot water and good water pressure. Towels were provided, as well as soap.
What nights did we spend ?
We slept very well in this room: the bedding was very comfortable and the area was nice and quiet. We did have to put our eye masks on early in the morning as the curtains let a little bit of light in.
Breakfast is served in front of the rooms in the garden when the guests emerge. You need to decide on your dish the day before: you can choose between several types of breakfast (American, Indonesian, healthy…) and there is orange juice, a hot beverage and a plate of fruit. We tried the American breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage and toast) and the Indonesian breakfast (Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng, which were the tastiest out of our whole stay in Bali!). Everything was delicious and the portions were generous. Beware, if you are planning an excursion, the service is quite slow.
We really enjoyed our stay: the room was very clean (daily housekeeping), the location quiet and authentic and the family was charming: very helpful and smiley. We were even able to print off our airplane tickets for free!
The only little downsides, in our opinion, were that some of the joints in the bathroom appeared to be not quite watertight and we experienced bad odours from the drainage system (although they were well masked by an air freshener). The prices of the food and drinks that the family sells could have been cheaper (even though most of the restaurants on the main street had extortionate prices!).