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Jln. Raya Ulakan Karangasem ,amlapura, Candidasa, Karangasem 80871 Indonesia
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Welcome to Pondok Bambu Candidasa dive resort, bar and seaside restaurant. renovated to a higher standard since beginning 2016. 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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English, Dutch, Indonesian
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Darren wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia118 contributions44 helpful votes
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Pondok Bambu is a lovely hotel set right on the beach in Candidasa. Whilst very casual it is extremely good value for money. It is located only a 5 minute walk from the Lotus Lagoon and directly opposite the popular Crazy Kangaroo bar and restaurant (owned by the same owner). The rooms are very nice and very quiet, beds a little hard but pillows amazing. The bathroom is huge with plenty of hot water. Very well air conditioned and a fridge in the room, it has all you need. Set amongst butterfly filled gardens it is a lovely setting. A set menu Breakfast is served overlooking the water and the neighbouring islands in a beachside / pool side locale. The quality of the food, breakfast and lunch is excellent as it is a similar menu to Crazy Kangaroo. The beach is coral filled and can maybe be swam in but looks good for snorkelling, with turtles swimming up to the shore at night. Anyhow great value and I would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ratcliffs wrote a review Dec 2019
Camberley, United Kingdom5 contributions
Fantastic place beautiful with many trees and shrubs, great location sea views and small pool. Beach access staff are lovely food is really good. A lovely lady called Kermang came round and did the best massage.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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GlendaCarol wrote a review Sep 2019
Denpasar, Indonesia23 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything about Pondok Bambu is great. Location, rooms, staff, pool, restaurant/bar, outlook over the ocean. The only thing the staff didn’t tell us was that if you ate across the street at the Crazy Kangaroo you would receive 10% discount on your food which is good to know as the restaurant does not serve dinner. We ate at the Crazy Kangaroo twice however only got our discount once when the staff saw us crossing the road. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glenice M wrote a review Jul 2019
Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia46 contributions30 helpful votes
Pondok Bambu was very comfortable. Staff beautiful and friendly. Job very well done. Restaurant with lovely food and drink right on the water front. Quite a way out of Denpasar but was picked up a5 the airport and delivered safely!! I was doing a Wacky Jacky Quilt Tour and this was our accomadation. Jacky’s Quilt shop is right across the road which was just ideal for our purpose.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Bob6282 wrote a review Jun 2019
Perth285 contributions82 helpful votes
Just back after our 4th stay at Pondok Bambu and it definitely didn't disappoint. rooms are nice and big and clean, staff ever so friendly and the pool is to die for all overlooking great ocean views. We will definitely be back again next year.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: Go for the sea view rooms...11 & 12
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Response from kobus9, Manager at Pondok Bambu
Responded 24 Jul 2019
thank you very much for your review hope to see you again and again.
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Michiel wrote a review May 2019
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Been several times to this hotel in Candidasa. Every time had a great stay. The rooms are very nice and complete, house keeping is excellent, crew is very friendly and will help you with everything. Breakfast is bulky, whatever you want. When you want something and it isn't there, they will try their up-most to have it arranged the next day. Restaurant is overlooking the ocean. In-house dive company (English language is outstanding), which are famous about their dive locations. For me Pondok Bambu divers are the number one in the area. Local knowledge is very good and they will help you plan your days, only if you want them to. They know the special places in the area and also other area's. Beautiful garden, peaceful environment, quiet. It is in a central location of the city on walking distances of other restaurants, warungs, banks, etc One thing I didn't like at one of the earlier bookings: I found out it was fully booked and had to look for a different hotel(which was also good, but not as Pondok Bambu). People are going home after the holiday and immediately book(while they are still in the hotel) the holiday for the next year. Looking forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: 11 and 12 are at the pool area, little bit bigger. No noise from pool or whatsoever. In Bali you...
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Response from kobus9, Eigenaar at Pondok Bambu
Responded 24 Jul 2019
thanks Michiel see you next time and book direct on pondokbambu@live.com and we give you 10% discount.
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Phil C wrote a review May 2019
Victoria, Australia140 contributions47 helpful votes
Our third stay at Pondok Bambu was just as relaxing as our previous stays. Great outlook, friendly staff, central location, spacious rooms, excellent breakfast, reasonable price. Looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joanne P wrote a review Apr 2019
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia31 contributions19 helpful votes
Room clean like that it had walk in shower. Garden's beautiful. View fantastic. Lovely peaceful environment. Staff friendly aznd halpful. Walking distance to restaurants Warungs ATM's. Important to note you must pay on arrival. Perfect place to have some quiet time. I loved just sittin in the restaueant looking at the ocean andv listening to the waves. I stayed in room 5 next to restaurant. No noise from restaurant. Rooms 10 and 11 overlook the beautiful shaded pool and onto the ocean.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from kobus9, Manager at Pondok Bambu
Responded 8 May 2019
Thanks for your review. Pay on arrival is because there are people disappearing without paying the bill first. And we didn't know that but it seems to be normal by other hotels also. Thank you again Joanne
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John S wrote a review Feb 2019
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia270 contributions145 helpful votes
Only 14 rooms set in nice gardens.Oceanside,great pool,open air restaurant,good longtime staff,centre of town.Dive service on site.Rooms 11 and 12 are my picks.A bit more expensive but are larger,with a patio overlooking the pool and ocean
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Junita66 wrote a review Feb 2019
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We have always coming back for Pondok Bambu ever since the last 5 years whenever we visited Candidasa. It truly gave the homey feeling. The pool is super lovely and my kods love playing there (with supervision). Food at the restaurant are great and offer plenty of choices. The only downside is on our last stay as we waited for our son to woke up from his nap before checking out, we ordered lunch at the restaurant and being asked 3x to me and once to my husband about our bill (in different sentences). Working at hospitality industry myself, I knew it is important to beware of guests bills. But asking for 4x to repeater guests who has no record of not paying bills was very annoying that I ended up paying it right after we ate as it is uncomfy to be suspected like that. The rest of the bills throughout our stay were easily paid shortly after that as we always do. The receptionists team were great as always and Wayan Nami whom I had email conversation with was amazing! Thank you for making our trip truly enjoyable most of the time. We will still be back 😉
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from kobus9, Manager at Pondok Bambu
Responded 1 Apr 2019
Hi Junita im very sorry to read this. I think the staff was afraid to make a mistake again by letting people go without paying the room and the food. it happen not so long ago that people stay at pondok with false id cards (police check this) and disapeared after a few days without paying they're bill from the room and the food. but they where strangers. i will talk to them that they don't have to do that by returning costumers that's ridiculous. hope to see you back again and im happy that you enjoy our hotel.
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US$43 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndonesiaBaliKarangasemCandidasa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pondok Bambu
Which popular attractions are close to Pondok Bambu?
Nearby attractions include Wacky Jacky's (0.02 km), Lotus Lagoon (0.3 km), and Guungan Hill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pondok Bambu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pondok Bambu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pondok Bambu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pondok Bambu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pondok Bambu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vincent's Restaurant, Lezat Beach Restaurant, and Watergarden Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pondok Bambu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pondok Bambu have airport transportation?
Yes, Pondok Bambu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pondok Bambu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Candidasa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pondok Bambu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Pondok Bambu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tenganan Ancient Village (3.8 km).