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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The food is great and affordable. Nice atmosphere in a garden setting with sea views. Staff is super friendly. We just chilled out at the pool and relaxed - perfect place for that. We didn't stay over, so I cannot comment on the accommodation, but the rooms look ok.

Thank Birke K
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great menu selection...great prices...great view. Pool for some cooling down also. And there is a qaint little beach just adjacent if you feel like it. People are snorkelling in the surf also. Good value for money for sure.

Thank Carina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff are friendly, helpfull, and they care about what we need during stay here. enjoy the swimming pool has view direct to the sea was amazing. highly recomended, we'll be back for enjoy a home far away from home...cheerss

Thank aii0405
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I wasn't totally impressed with Candidasa in general, Pondok Bambu was a great hotel. They have a lovely pool area right on the water and the food was great. The room was spacious with a very big bathroom. If someone is looking to stay in Candidasa then I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Thank crcrowder
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this resort as part of our tour of Bali Was happy with the individual villa style accommodations The room was spacious and clean The sitting area in front was awesome The restaurant served great food It was nice seeing the sunrise at breakfast Staff was friendly Will recommend this resort ✌️👍👌👏👏👏

Thank Docks1702
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Old yes ..But not aged , a typical Bali hotel , any closer to the water and we would be swimming . Rooms a great size great bathroom. Plenty of staff who would be on for a conversation or melt into the background if they sensed you wanted to be left alone . Great breakfast (limited but enough) great restaurant.....

1Thank thebucks
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Granted we have only been here for a day so far but we are so enchanted we had to tell the world about the incredible Pondok Bambu in Candidasa. From the minute we found the resort on trip advisor we have had the most excellent customer service to answer all our queries and an exceptional response time. We chose this...

1Thank David M
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I found this place to be average. It is certainly not bad but it is nothing special either. Room is simple, but clean. Both aircon and fan in the room - good. Very nice sea view and swimming pool. Staff are mostly friendly and helpful. For Breakfast you have to choose between american style, continental or indonesian. It is not...

1Thank Pavla_123
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Great place to stay in Candidasa ,they have a great swimming pool and restaurant located right on waterfront . Rooms are of a good standard for the money, Walk out the front to main road and you'll find restaurants ,supermarket ,money changer ,atm, and a variety of shops all within easy walking distance We will return to Pondok Bambu it's...

1Thank Ben W
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Over many visits here the accomodation,grounds,pool,restaurant and staff have been excellent.Central position on the waters edge it's a great place to veg out.Plenty of loungers.Open air restaurant offers good food/ drinks at an ok price.Pondok divers on site.Nice sunsets for photos.Small hotel,just 13 rooms.....11 and 12 being the pick as they overlook the pool/ ocean.Good free wi fi.

1Thank John1358

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: $60 - $71 (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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Also Known As:
Pondok Bambu Bali/Candidasa
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Candidasa
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“Get pool view room”
762BenW, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just ask ;-) But the rooms with seaside view are the best.”
RuudReijmer, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the ocean are quieter.”
Turtle035, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 11 and 12 were right at the pool. Rooms closer to the road were a bit noisy.”
Superquilter, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 11, walk down a couple of steps and straight into the pool, great views”
Luvear, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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