Jl. Camplung Tanduk, Gang Bunga Kecil, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
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Please don’t stay in Arnawa Inn. The room itself is basic but okay. However, the bathroom was disgusting. It was not cleaned, there were spiderwebs everywhere and it smelled. When we complained and they cleaned it is was still dirty. Next to that, the facilities they offer online are not there. There was almost never a receptionist and the nightguard was ignoring us when we asked him for help. There was no wifi and television; even though it said it was included! Pls save yourself from getting annoyed and book some place else!
I normally wouldn't bother to write a review of a place I didn't like but the state of this establishment is beyond belief. Filthy,no water in hand basin, no wifi, toilets don't flush, doors don't close and the ceiling leaks. On closer examination, the leaks are caused by a roof that is clearly bowed, indicating rotten roof supports and it is likely to collapse at any moment onto the rooms below. There is also a stench of sewage from the blocked toilets.
We arrived here from ubud and couldn't find the place so we're hot and tired.. entered our room, noted that the toilet didn't flush and it looked as if the room hadn't been cleaned for a while. We asked to change, they were very accommodating but we were placed in a similar room, still unclean and lack of basics (loo roll, drinking water, towels). WiFi was patchy at best. We left after one night.
The staff were friendly but we opted to pay a little more and have a more comfortable stay elsewhere.
When my travel partner and I left Australia, Bali was the natural movement, my friend actually booked this place last minute.
Arnawa - that's the boss'/owners name too, is a fantastic place to stay, it offers WiFi, a simple bedroom with a.c. The rooms also have hot showers which are hard to find in Bali but not the best to wash in.
However that's minor, for what you pay I really appreciated the hotel. Arnawa - the person, has fantastic staff, always willing to help, arnawa himself is great and really helped us with our Bali travels, he offers trips, motorbikes, an ubud homestay and even helped me print my tickets before I left.
I was very happy and would go back here in a heartbeat, oh and it's near the beach and Bali Joe for a good night out!
The location is not bad - a street with lots of spas, some restaurants & cafes, little trinket/market style shops (Seminyak also has a strip of proper shops). It's near to bars (I think it is the 'gay' area) but quiet and about a 10 minute walk to the beach. However, is is not signposted from the main road so it's unlikely a taxi driver will know where it is. I got dropped off on the main street and ended up having to get a local shop keeper to take me there on his bike (we had to ask lots of people as it isn't even clear when you're looking at it!). Look for the Sign for Spa Bali and turn left just before that, carry on down the road and then turn right. There's a garage before the road turns left and it's there! I always got a bike home as I wasn't sure how comfortable I'd feel walking down the street myself at night - It seemed quite safe and there were security guards from other hotels along the road but you just never know.
The staff are friendly and it is cheap. The room had working wifi and air con, the bed had a thin sheet and there was a TV (I didn't use it). The bathroom had a puddle of water on the floor that didn't drain so everytime I used the toilet I had wet feet. The toilet bowl had stains around the water level indicating that it hadn't had a good scrub in a while! Under the bed (usually a good indicator of cleanliness) was dusty and had little bits of rubbish. I actually opted to have a body scrub and cream bath at the spa rather than use the shower! The room has a sliding door to lock so it is never actually fully closed (as in there is a gap between the locked doors and where the door joins the room) so it feels like it lacks a little privacy and I was worried about mosquitos coming in (didn't have any problems with this in the end)
They had no water or toilet roll when I asked but quickly ran to the shop to get me some. They also did airport drop off for 125 RPH, I'm not sure how that compares to meter taxi.
So, overall you do get what you pay for and it is cheap and quiet but I've become a bit more accused to a slightly higher level of cleanliness and privacy so I don't think I'd stay again - I'm clearly getting past 'backpacker' stage!