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Dalfsen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We had 2 wonderful weeks in Pondok Bambu. The rooms were very clean and complete. The people kind and helpful. In the nice restaurant you can order anything without being afraid to be ill because everything that comes out of the very clean kitchen is save. and....very tasty! The best soto ayam of the island. The ocean view in the...

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3Thank ansjemargreetbruins
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Nice breeze and relaxt atmosphere and good food. I come here very often and its alway good so what do i need more nothing. Soto ayam but also the European food is good. Sometimes we the dolphins passing by. The rooms are clean and spacious and not expensive. So give it a try. See you soon again. I think tomorrow...

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2Thank Huug R
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Pondok has remained constant for a good number of years.Quality accomodation ,especially rooms 11 and 12,Great ocean views,good pool with plenty of sun lounges ,openair restaurant with a fair menu list.Excellent staff,lovely grounds ,centre of town.Good sunset pics.Free parking.Pondok divers office on site.Payment with credit card is 3% extra.Close to cafes,ATM,supermarts,beauty parlours and gift shops.

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2Thank John1358
Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Nice ocean view, sun setting and a sea breeze makes a nice ambience for an evening meal. The usual Bali menu presented, with nice curries to chose from. Book your complimentary transport to and fro. My tip; try the black rice pudding, it's a winner.

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1Thank Marilyn O
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Central location, fabulous staff, and a great restaurant. Accommodation was good, clean and adequate. Would certainly recommend this hotel to my friends. If you are looking for a snorkling, dive holiday. Then you have found it here....

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2Thank Bernie J
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We where there for three nights. The rooms are big, clean and the beds are comfy! I lived in room number 2, the AC was noisy! I would recommend white sand beach 15 minutes drive from the hotel. At Candidasa there is no beach.

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2Thank Sara F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The rooms are very clean, comfortable and roomy. The washrooms are huge with great shower pressure. Staff is very attentive, friendly and will help you attain anything you need during your stay. They even have a scuba diving school!

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2Thank peluse
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The room was always nice and clean and appears to have been recently decorated as it showed no signs of shabbiness at all. I had one of the sea view rooms and could lie in bed listening to the waves at night. Food was excellent on the few occasions I used the restaurant, and the staff always greeted me with...

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1Thank keith w
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We only had a day trip to Candi Dasa this year, but we had to visit the Pondok's bar for a mid-morning refreshment. We have stayed here twice before and the place doesn't seem to have deteriorated at all - it still seems like the place to stay in CD. The view from the bar was terrific, the drinks promptly...

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3Thank George_and_Joyce
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Rooms are clean and staff are friendly are the only really positives I can say. The hotel is disappointing in that there is no grassy area, no beach, it's on a busy road. The rooms are dated, and the hotel is dated. I would say about 2 stars. Candidasa itself was a dissapointment to us. There is no beach since...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Pondok Bambu Candidasa dive resort, bar and seaside restaurant Pondok Bambu is a beautiful and comfortable dive resort located in the centre of Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia. Only one and a half hours drive from the International Airport Ngurah Rai. Surrounded by nature and tropical gardens, Pondok Bambu dive resort features rooms with balconies overlooking the gardens or the sea. The dive resort offers free private parking. Our facilities include our Bambu Divers dive center, restaurant, swimming pool, bar and 24 hour front desk service. Our swimming pool has two parts, shallow for kids and a depth of 2 meters for adults, where you can spend time to swim, relax and sunbathe on the sun beds. Or just go down the steps to the beach and lounge in the sea, or sunbathe on the beach. Our restaurant, with a view of the beach, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of options ranging from Asian to Western food, and with a special Dutch snack menu. The bar provides a place to relax while enjoying a drink and also enjoy the beauty of the sky at sunset. Pondok Bambu also offers you diving with Bambu Divers providing a special experience and unforgettable moments. Take a few dives, or take a PADI Open Water certification course; all of this can be arranged. From our dive resort you can explore the surroundings of Candidasa. You may want to visit Tenganan (a Bali Aga village, where Balinese live according to ancient traditions), visit any of the many temples and palaces in the area, join a ceremony, go trekking in the hills, and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful rice fields. Pondok Bambu for your best-of-Bali experience ask for our special walk inn prices for our bungalows. Your friends at Pondok Bambu ps. We are not having extra fee for tax and service like most restaurant who ask an extra 15 till 25% on top of your nota. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pondok Bambu

Address: Jln. Raya Ulakan, Candidasa, Karangasem 80871, Indonesia (Formerly Pondok Bambu )
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem > Candidasa
Price Range: RM191 - RM226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pondok Bambu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Pondok Bambu Candidasa, Bali
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Candidasa
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“Get pool view room”
 of 5 bubbles 762BenW, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just ask ;-) But the rooms with seaside view are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles RuudReijmer, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the ocean are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Turtle035, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 11 and 12 were right at the pool. Rooms closer to the road were a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Superquilter, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 11, walk down a couple of steps and straight into the pool, great views”
 of 5 bubbles Luvear, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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