Thursday, August 6, 2009
Indonesia - Bali - Legian - Kumala Pantai Hotel - April 2009
Telephone: 0361 755500
The hotel is located in Legian Bali on Jalan Werkudara. The hotel is reasonable large and rooms are divided into different blocks named after various entities. There are three storeys to each block. All rooms have air conditioning, balcony and bathroom. The gardens are luxuriant with stone paths and numerous ponds filled with fish. There are two pools with shallow water at the extreme end of the pool and a toddler’s pool attached. The pool bar provides a pool towel, food and drinks. The older pool has large trees surrounding it which provide shade at various times of the day.
Internet connection is available free at the restaurant and at a fee for your room. Service is good and friendly.
The breakfast is a buffet style served at the restaurant at the beach front of the hotel.
There are good restaurants to the north side of the beach exit of the hotel. On the street exit there are various shops and restaurants in either direction, the street (jalan) is narrow here so beware of traffic. The Pemata Bank is to the south on the street exit, and then first right and on your left after 10 metres. They do not change travellers cheques. The money changers in the area are highly skilled at giving incorrect money on exchanging so beware.
Worse points: construction at front of hotel has resulted in stagnant pools of water that were riddled with mosquitoes. Coils were provided and the hotel was sprayed in the early hours of the morning.
Best points: location to beach and beach side restaurants: nice pools with plenty of shade.
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