We on the other hand, were simply glad to be back in Bali. Our backpacks were the last to be fished out of the belt. We sauntered out of the airport, and stepped into a 27°C refuge. Already, the cruelty of schizo-weathered Sydney (where we bedsurfed for a month) felt like a distant memory.
A driver who agreed to a 100,000 rupiah fare from the airport to Sanur took us to Sunhouse Guest House. One of the staff promptly opened the gate as our cab pulled over, and led us to our room named Hibiscus. Its location at the corner of the courtyard gave the room a private feel. It was love at first sight.
The interior was spick-and-span when we arrived. Tastefully decorated, though there's not much floorspace. Blame it on the colossal four-poster bed, which by the way worked for us since the hubby and I shared the bed with our two-year old daughter so we're not totally complaining. There's a TV, a DVD player, a closet and a safety box. The room's air-conditioned. The bathroom ain't the prettiest in town, but it was spotless. Clean towels were provided. Teeny bars of soap too.
Our room costs US$28.50 (255,000 IDR), brekkie not included. If rented for a week, it's US$171. A bit steep for budget travelers, however, with its proximity to the beach (five minute walk) and to a strip of restos I reckon it's good value. Besides, Sanur is an upscale area. Any accommodation priced below US$30 is definitely a sweet deal.
We just checked out this morning and already, I miss the guest house. Our canopy bed, the pool, and that lovey little gazebo outside our room where I mostly did some work. I thought of inquiring again about their available rooms but... but... this flat screen telly with cable channels in the hotel room we transferred to (about 600 meters away) is difficult to give up. Especially if it's got Disney Channel that keeps the bub preoccupied.
Anyway, it was good while it lasted.
Sunhouse Guest House
Jl. Mertasari 36 Sanur Kauh, Denpasar
(Management requires 1 night non-refundable deposit payable through PayPal)
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