We gave this place a try:

Pondok Narita

Guest House

Good choice despite a few weaknesses

Pondok Narita is a hotel situated in Sanur, 700 meters from the beach, slightly away from the large Jalan Danau Tambligan (therefore in a quiet place but close to all amenities: restaurants, laundrettes, supermarkets . . .).

The garden and the swimmingpool

The hotel has a dozen of rooms on offer, located in several buildings. During our stay and according to the current exchange rate, the price per night breakfast included was about €21.9 (IDR 350,000) for standard double rooms and €29.7 (IDR 475,000) for deluxe rooms.

The owner is really welcoming, and gladly chats in English.

The hotel has a small swimming pool, perfectly maintained gardens and the owner can organise excursions and transportation.

The double standard room we had was equipped with air conditioning, a large bed, a desk, a fridge, a wardrobe with a safe, light curtains and a drying rack on the terrace. The private bathroom inside comprised a bath, towels, however no complementary toiletries. Do not forget to bring your own ones!

Standard Double Room (16m²)
Breakfast at Pondok Narita

The breakfast is selected on the night before (choice of its composition and the hour you wish to have breakfast). It is composed of a hot drink (tea or coffee) and a dish (rice, eggs and bread, banana pancake, fruits . . .). It is clearly one of the lightest breakfasts we had in Bali!

What nights did we spend?

We globally slept well in this hotel: the bedding is comfortable (the pillow is slightly too big though) and there are slight background noises coming from the animals.

We particularly liked the large room, the cleanliness of the place, its location, the very pleasant swimming pool, the very well maintained gardens, the daily cleaning of the room and the kindness of the owner.

We less enjoyed the poor soundproofing, the lack of maintenance in the room, the fairly old-fashioned bathroom, the tiny breakfast and the lack of discretion of the employees (Breakfast arrived at 7:40 a.m. instead of 8 a.m.: luckily we were already up! / the emphasis to clean the room on the first morning and on the second while it was not even checkout time).

You may note that some of the above weaknesses might not be relevant about the deluxe room (old fashioned bathroom and maintenance for instance).