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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

200m from the main beach and river mouth, right on the main road coming from the arteries road to Gilimanuk Small but clean pool and restaurant with a wide variety of food and beverage. Brekky all included with 3 different main choices. Good thing in the rainy season. Has got sky TV and wifi. Later one as usual temperamental but...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked garden bungalow and got upgrade to deluxe two story villa :) ! Big rooms,big TV and fridge and amazing views.All this just a stroll to the black sand beach.The food in the restaurant was so good and i had the best Fish & Chips in Bali and the Beer was ice cold !! Michael , Komang and friendly staff...

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Merry Christmas to all at Istana, had a refreshing beer after chrissy lunch. Great hospitality and service. Nice big pool and rooms with a view to the wonderful Balian surf. Have a wonderful 2017 Mike. Cheers Tony and PAUL SURF Rockaway Beach NYC.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stumbled upon Istana Balian while walking past and just was looking to check out their menu on Christmas Eve. They invited us to Christmas lunch the next day and once we arrived we're instantly turned into family! Amazing food and such a loving and warm group of folks. Thanks big to Michael and his incredible staff...

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Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 9 November 2016 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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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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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 

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Address: Br Pengasahan, Desa Lalang Linggah, Surabrata, Tabanan, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Price Range: $42 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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