Monday, April 9, 2012

Kuta - some recommendations

I’ve just spent a few weeks in Kuta and thought I’d give a few recommendations.

Kedins II

I’m staying here and really recommend it. It costs 125,000 for a single, and 190,000 for a double. They give a small discount (around 10%) for long term stays. I’d describe this place as flashpacker – the rooms are large, clean, with good mattress’, clean sheets, ceiling fan, bedside tables and wardrobe space . The rooms are set around a little garden and pool.

Kedin’s II is in Gang Sorga, off Poppies 1. This whole area is very quiet at night. There are no bars or nightclubs nearby, and the Gang has little speed-bumps so motorbikes have to go slowly, so they are quiet. I was telling a friend the other day that it is quite ironic that the quietest place I’ve stayed at in Indonesia is in heart of Kuta!

About once a week I get woken by other travellers coming back from clubbing, who are drunk and noisy, but the staff are onto this and usually ask them to quieten down, so it’s not a big problem.

One annoying thing about Kedins is that they don’t take reservations. But, there is a constant turnover, so if you turn up before midday you’ll probably get a room.

Kedins II phone number: (0361) 763 554

Hotel Sorga

Right next door to Kedins, this is a hotel, and not so much a backpacker place. I stayed here one night because I was arriving in Bali in the evening and wasn’t sure Kedins would have a room. The prices are around AU$28 a night for A/C and, I think, about AU$24 for a fan room. I highly recommend this place as a budget hotel. The rooms are large, the A/C is strong, there’s a little balcony for each room, and the whole place is very quiet and peaceful. They have a little restaurant, and the food is basic but not terrible.


Krisna Massage

If you walk out of Kedin’s or Hotel Sorga, turn left, go to the end of the lane-way, and turn right. About 40 metres up is a little massage place called Krisna Salon and Spa. There’s a girl who works there called Lucy who gives an excellent massage. She has a great ‘touch’. (I’m a bit addicted to massage so I tried a few in the local area before finding Lucy – she is great. I’ve had 3 massages with her, and all were really good.)

The Balinese massages cost 50,000. She will come to your hotel , and the massage then costs 100,000. The salon’s phone number is: 081 706 62213


If you walk out of Kedins II or Hotel Sorga and turn left, there are a couple of nice restaurants right at the end of the lane-way.

Warung Pama – this place serves Indonesia, Western, Indian and Thai food. I eat there most days and the food is cheap, but pretty good. I particularly like their Indian food. They do take-away.
Accross from Warung Pama is a little Greek food restaurant. It’s nicely decorated, small and cute, and the food is nice and fresh.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Hi Emma!

I sent you a message via Lonely Planet asking for your help! Can you please check it?

Thank you very much!

(Amazing job with the blog!)