This was the third place on our vacation. We had stayed in two very good places in Sanur and Gili prior to making the mistake to come up to Amed. We chose Amed because we felt we would do some snorkeling, which we didn't do (that had nothing to do with the hotel, but rather a sick BF). We had come to Amed without a reservation and our driver recommended this place.
Firstly, the grounds are wonderful. you enter the property and are blown away. Separate bungalows, which look amazing outside. The pool is great and the pathways are well kept. So when we got there - and heard the price - IDR350,000/night, we were floored! Of course we would take it!
We were told upon arrival that they take Visa. They don't. And there is NO ATM in Amed. If you must pay by Visa (because they said they would upon arrival), they take you to Amed cafe to process your card (Amed cafe looks like a much better place to stay, btw and is down the road a good 20 min walk). They also charge you 5% extra for using your Visa. This really pissed me off. By this time, I was use to everyone charging an extra 3% to use my Visa. But to find out they wanted to take me 20 mins down the road and charge me an extra 5% was ridiculous. And its not like our stay was worth it.
The rooms are unclean. They do make up your bed every day, but they CLEARLY don't clean the washroom or change the towels. There are bug EVERYWHERE! HUGE spiders. I get it, its Asia. But no other place we stayed had bugs this bad. The facets was broken and old and the shower - well, if you stay, you deserve that little surprise yourself.
The breakfast was the worse we'd had our entire stay.
And on top of it, there is nothing to do in Amed if you aren't diving. And if you wish to find out what you can do in the area and how to get transport (something that's usually not a problem in Bali), the staff don't speak English - so they can't help you.
And the internet never worked. And the staff looked like they had never seen a modem before.
I hated this place. If my BF hadn't been sick for the two nights we were there, we would have moved on.
- Also Known As:
- Bali Jegeg Bungalows Karangasem