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. …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
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
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 😉…