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Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming staff make you feel like family, always smiling and making sure you have the best stay possible. Wide range of sporting events always on so you never have to miss a game, even on the other side of the world. Great food and just steps away from places to watch the sunset and have a beer, close to...

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Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not stay here but pretty much lived at the bar during my stay at balian. the food is great, mick has all the sports channels so u don't miss the state of origin or other afl games. its in a great location near the surf with cheap and kid friendly accommodation- will stay there next trip to balian....

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Bournemouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing little place. Really spacious and the bed linen is Devine! ! Had a great sleep. Nice outdoor lounge bed. Breakfast was served in the room. Rooms are nicely and spacious decorated has tv and video as well. Reaĺly nice staff fab food. Definitely will come back. Upstairs has ocean views!! Gorgeous cute garden with a nice pool.

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place was paradise! The room was amazing ...from the shower to the complimentary coffee or tea, to the cozy bed, beautiful furniture and adjustable light and a/c when needed...just awesome!!! Istana Balian is filled with details that made the place extremely relaxing, peaceful and welcoming. They have a beautiful little hut type comfy lounge areas within their vicinity where...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! Fantastic accommodation brilliant food and super friendly staff!! 6 Stars!! I'm coming back for sure. The best burger I've had in Bali, Komang the owner looked after me like a King she was a fantastic host.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Istana Balian - it was an awesome set up for our family of 5 - the boys enjoyed having their own area upstairs and great views of the surf & countryside from both floors was an added bonus. Michael, Komang and their beautiful children and their friendly staff all helped make our stay memorable....

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Thank Hazyslopes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went here for dinner twice and the food was great. Try the Japanese curry! It's right near Balian Beach and they welcome visitors. It's very clean and new. They can also organise a massage or bike rental for you.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This was our second stay at Istana Balian. We were a family of 5 adults and the two storey bungalow was perfect with great view of the surf. After the hustle bustle of Seminyak, this was the relaxing part of our holiday. Michael and Komang are great hosts, and only to happy to accommodate and arrange your plans and transport....

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Highly recommend Istana Balian, great for a surfing holiday. Staff are very accommodating, always friendly & happy. Great place for a get together with friends & family. Thanks Istana we will be back.

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Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Manager was obscene ! - he swore at us after we queried booking as this was different to our quoted amount. He refused to apolagise stating that we had ruined his day off. He has a reputation for treating people especially the Balinese poorly. Prices change depending on his mood & he is generally aggressive. We checked out the next...

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Istana_Balian, Owner at Istana Balian, responded to this review

I have made a conscious effort throughout the years to offer my guests the best experience, and have developed lifelong bonds with the locals in this island, so the best I can do in this regard is allow my reputation to speak for itself. Considering your criticism was aimed directly at me, and not our staff or any other aspect...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the real Bali at Istana Balian. Away from the crowds and bustle of Kuta in the middle of beautiful nature, but still close to everything you might need. Enjoy authentic Balinese cuisine at our restaurant, enjoy signature cocktails from our bar, and allow our English speaking staff to recommend and organize local excursions. Perfect for families and surfers Istana Balian is the ideal spot to absorb the local culture, catch perfect waves and truly enjoy your time in the Island of the Gods. Offering a range of superior quality accommodation, including our Deluxe Bungalows, the luxurious secluded Garden Suites and the rustic surf front Beach Bungalow; privacy, peace and comfort for you, your friends and your family are assured. A luxurious garden, tranquil areas for reading and relaxing, and a swimming pool offer peace and recreation. Bali is an island which deserves to be explored. Our staff can arrange trips for you to the Ubud Monkey forest, Uluwatu Temple, Mount Kawi, Nusa Park, and many more destintions according to your interests. Nestled among little fishing villages, close to the traditional village of Surabrata, tranquil sand beaches, and impressive temples, Istana Balian offers everything for an unforgetable stay in Bali. Surabrata beach is in walking distance and perfect for children or just sunbathing and enjoying the view. Balian is also known for it's world-class surf spots. Only a short drive away is Medewi which is famous for the probably longest point break in Bali. We are about 60km from Denpasar airport and a transfer can be arranged. The beach and local shops are in walking distance, but if you feel like exploring the area on your own, we do provide scooters for 6 AUSD per day and can organize a taxi for you if you don't feel like driving. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Istana Balian

Address: Br Pengasahan, Desa Lalang Linggah, Surabrata, Tabanan, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Price Range: $64 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Istana Balian Bali/Tabanan
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