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Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful. Staff are amazing, the scuba instructor took the time out to give our 6 year old a little lesson in the pool as he was desperate to dive but not old enough.The location is superb overlooking the ocean. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, clean and have a nice front balcony.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We just got back from our second holiday to Bali and again stayed at Pondok Bambu. The staff are so friendly, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the kids and I absolutely love the pool and the food is delicious. Can't go wrong!

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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We Stayed at Pondok Bambu with the whole family for 10 days!! The service was awesome, staff are amazing and the food to die for! If we could recommend a place to anyone Pondok Bambu would most certainly be it and a bit! Would not stay anywhere else!!!

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Nice retreat in the East of Bali. Great staff and very friendly. The rooms are good but a little dark. The front is a green corridor of plants but at the end an very nice view on the sea and a good open space for dining and swimming. Good Value in a nice quiet part of Bali

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The best part is the convenient location and rocky beachfront. Hotel as clean and secure with in-room safe. Rooms and bathrooms are good-sized but hot water is not there. They only have double-bed rooms for two and to get an extra portable bed adds 50% to the price. (This information is not available on booking.com.) Hotel restaurant is nice, good...

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kobus9, Manager at Pondok Bambu, responded to this review

Dear OregonTravelinFamily, Thank you for your review. We always try our best to use your review to approve ourselves. You wrote; "They only have double-bed rooms for two and to get an extra portable bed adds 50% to the price". I do not agree with this comment because we only charge US$15,- for a extra bed. Please can you send...

Kuching, Sarawak
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We chanced upon this place from a guide book and indeed it is a very nice place. I was especially happy with the food they served and the portion is amazing. My personal favorite was the chicken cordon bleu. It was tasty and the portion isn't for those who eat little. The one thing that frowned me slightly was the...

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5Thank Kahing
Reviewed 13 March 2015

I love Candidasa! I chose this hotel because it was in an area I was familiar with, and felt comfortable leaving my 15 year old son in while I SCUBA dived. Upon check in, where a welcome drink was supplied, I asked if the room was 2 seperate beds, it wasn't! No worries, they moved us to another with a...

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Budel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We enjoyed our 6 days in Pondok Bambu early January 2015. This was during low season so it was not very busy in Candidasa. Bambu is a small but very nice resort. We stayed in a garden view cottage which was spacious and clean and everything worked as expected. The breakfast is simple but good and the same goes for...

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2Thank Francois L
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Stayed at Pondok Bambu for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. Great room at the pool and ocean, loved the food and the hospitality and friendliness of all staff. The location is also great, in the middle of Candidasa close to many restaurants. There also is an inhouse diving school, Bambu divers. We will be back. Rudie

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 November 2014

After a stressful experience in another part of Bali, we decided to go to Candidasa in the hope that Pondok Bambu would have a room free. We stayed there 5 years ago and remembered what a wonderful place this was. Luckily they had a room and it is still just as good as we remembered. Nice big comfortable rooms with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Pondok Bambu Candidasa dive resort, bar and seaside restaurant Pondok Bambu is a beautiful and comfortable dive resort located in the centre of Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia. Only one and a half hours drive from the International Airport Ngurah Rai. Surrounded by nature and tropical gardens, Pondok Bambu dive resort features rooms with balconies overlooking the gardens or the sea. The dive resort offers free private parking. Our facilities include our Bambu Divers dive center, restaurant, swimming pool, bar and 24 hour front desk service. Our swimming pool has two parts, shallow for kids and a depth of 2 meters for adults, where you can spend time to swim, relax and sunbathe on the sun beds. Or just go down the steps to the beach and lounge in the sea, or sunbathe on the beach. Our restaurant, with a view of the beach, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of options ranging from Asian to Western food, and with a special Dutch snack menu. The bar provides a place to relax while enjoying a drink and also enjoy the beauty of the sky at sunset. Pondok Bambu also offers you diving with Bambu Divers providing a special experience and unforgettable moments. Take a few dives, or take a PADI Open Water certification course; all of this can be arranged. From our dive resort you can explore the surroundings of Candidasa. You may want to visit Tenganan (a Bali Aga village, where Balinese live according to ancient traditions), visit any of the many temples and palaces in the area, join a ceremony, go trekking in the hills, and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful rice fields. Pondok Bambu for your best-of-Bali experience ask for our special walk inn prices for our bungalows. Your friends at Pondok Bambu ps. We are not having extra fee for tax and service like most restaurant who ask an extra 15 till 25% on top of your nota. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pondok Bambu

Address: Jln. Raya Ulakan, Candidasa, Karangasem 80871, Indonesia (Formerly Pondok Bambu )
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem > Candidasa
Price Range: $57 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pondok Bambu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Pondok Bambu Candidasa, Bali
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Candidasa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Candidasa
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“Get pool view room”
 of 5 bubbles 762BenW, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just ask ;-) But the rooms with seaside view are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles RuudReijmer, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the ocean are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Turtle035, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 11 and 12 were right at the pool. Rooms closer to the road were a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Superquilter, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 11, walk down a couple of steps and straight into the pool, great views”
 of 5 bubbles Luvear, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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