Tuesday, 29 December 2009

AP Inn Kuta Bali

This is possibly one of the nicest places I have stayed in Indonesia and through my travels in Malaysia and Thailand. It is located 5 mins walk from the Kuta Beach, surrounded by bars, massage places, Tourist Trap Shops, Travel Agents and random men asking if you want transport and other things.
24 hour access and all room are spacious and cool.
There is a limited range of food at the Inn and the breakfast I try to avoid as I find it very bland (considering you can get a full breakfast metres from the place for not much) and the welcome drink it promises either arrives or it does not. In fact of the 6 times I have stayed there I have received it once, but again it does not really matter.
There is a great feel to the place and there are always lots of different people staying there, from the surfers from across the world to the local Indonesian family. It caters for all.
The prices keep changing and they always add tax to everything. High season this year was 316,000 rupiah for a double room without AC.
The rooms are big and beds are huge. There is plenty of space to leave your stuff and a wardrobe that can hold a lot of clothes. Each rooms has a large ceiling fan which looks quite new and the AC if purchased is more than adequate.
The charm of the room is balanced by the dodgy shower which whilst effective is not powerful but does the job. The towels are changed daily and they are clean.
Checkout is 12 noon although a little late and they dont seem to mind. For 5000 a bag you can leave it with them all day. In low season you can normally rent a room for a day at half the cost which is good.
The pool area is great and there are lots of beds. Directly next to the pool is a massage place and you can drink beer and have a massage and then fall in the pool.
If you need motorbikes or cars the staff are happy to help or you can just walk out and someone will help you there and then.

For a comfortable and good place to stay which is close enough to the beach and the nightlife and easy enough on the pocket then I cant think of a better place to be.

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