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Keep reading to discover the best Sanur accommodation options. From cheap homestays to hotels in Sanur I’ve personally stayed in, this is where to stay in Sanur Bali.
I’m back with another Bali post 🙌🏻. I have so many posts I want to write about Bali, seeing as I stayed there for a whole month in August 2019. Today we’re starting with a Sanur accommodation guide. Between myself and my parents, we’ve stayed at a lot of homestays (me) and hotels in Sanur. So it’s about time I shared my favourites with you, right?
Where to stay in Sanur
I’d personally recommend staying somewhere on Sanur or Sindhu Beach, or along Jl. Danau Tamblingan. The latter is Sanur’s main street and where you’ll find most of the restaurants and spas. It’s also the easiest place to find a taxi in Sanur. I wouldn’t stay on Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai if you don’t have to, as it’s the busy highway and you won’t be close to the beach (which is one of Sanur’s best bits). I also booked all of my Sanur accommodation through Booking.com. A lot of homestays, in particular, are only on Booking.com, so I’d highly recommend checking it out first when you’re doing your research.
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The best homestays and hotels in Sanur
1. Peneeda View Sanur Beach Hotel
Peneeda View Beach Hotel is actually where my parents plan to stay on their next trip to Sanur. It wins points because it has a private beach area and is under $100 a night (kind of unheard of for beachfront hotels in Sanur). The traditional Balinese cottages at Peneeda View each have a terrace, fridge and TV. There’s also four pools and a waterfront restaurant. I love that you can sit on a beanbag on the lawn at Peneeda View to watch the sunset over Sanur Beach.
2. Kamboja Homestay
I stayed at Kamboja Homestay on my recent visit to Sanur as it’s located just around the corner from Ari Putri Hotel, which is where my parents were staying. I really like this homestay. There were only five or six rooms, which each had a large private terrace. Inside, the beds are very comfortable and there’s a fridge and a large bathroom. But wait, there’s more. Kamboja Homestay also has a pool and you can get breakfast daily. I think it cost me an average of $3 AUD for eggs, toast, fruit and orange juice (check out my feast below). As is the case in most places in Bali, the staff are very friendly and there’s fast free WiFi. I highly recommend checking out Kamboja Homestay if a) you want budget-friendly accommodation in Sanur and b) you’re travelling alone in Sanur.
3. Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
You guys, this has to be one of the most luxurious Sanur hotels. It’s so pretty that I had to share it in this Sanur accommodation guide. Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is located on Sanur Beach. There are four onsite restaurants and bars, an inviting lagoon-style outdoor pool overlooking the beach, a fitness centre and yoga studio, and very stylish rooms. Plus, if you’re looking for Sanur hotels with kids clubs, you’ve found one! My new goal might have to be to stay here one day because those rooms look so beautiful.
4. Ari Putri Hotel
One of the best hotels in Sanur is Ari Putri Hotel. My parents have stayed here on a few occasions and keep returning for a few reasons. Firstly, there’s an onsite restaurant and a cafe, which offers room service. I found the cafe food to be delicious and reasonable (less than $5 for nasi and mee goreng is a bargain in my book). There’s an excellent breakfast selection every morning too. Ari Putri Hotel is also home to two pools and each room has either a terrace or balcony. Rooms at Ari Putri Hotel usually range from $50 to $90 AUD per night. From the hotel, you can easily walk to the beach, a large supermarket and plenty of restaurants as well.
5. Klumpu Bali Resort
So this is actually the #1 Sanur hotel according to TripAdvisor. After looking at the photos, it’s easy to see why. The villas at Klumpu Bali Resort combine a traditional Balinese exterior with modern furnishings inside. Each villa has a kitchenette, as well as a spacious bathroom with rain shower. At Klumpu Bali Resort, guests will find a pool, spa and restaurant too. I think I could look at photos of this resort all day, but I better keep writing 😉.
My parents have stayed at S’cape a few times now, and I even tagged along on one of those occasions. S’cape is great because instead of hotel rooms, it has two-storey townhouses. A few of the villas are privately owned, but they are all equipped with a bedroom, ensuite and private balcony upstairs, as well as a kitchen and living area downstairs. The extra space is very handy for families or if you’re on an extended holiday in Sanur. In the middle of the villas is also a large pool, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. The best part is, rates start from about $75 AUD per night. S’cape is in a really good location in Sanur too. It’s set back from the main road so it isn’t too noisy, but there are spas, convenience stores and restaurants nearby.
7. Artotel Sanur
Okay, I had to include Artotel Sanur in this Sanur accommodation guide because it’s just a little bit different (in a very good way). Firstly, the boutique hotel offers studio rooms only, which act as a canvas for some of Bali’s best contemporary artists. Each studio features unique and colourful artwork, inspired by the annual Bali Kite Festival in Sanur. Secondly, Artotel Sanur has great reviews and is a lot more affordable than I imagined, seeing as it has modern facilities, a rooftop infinity pool and is only two minutes from Sanur Beach. You can find studios on Booking.com for approximately $100 AUD per night. If that wasn’t enough, Artotel Sanur is also home to ARTSPACE, a contemporary gallery that displays original work and installations from contemporary artists. What a cool hotel in Sanur!
8. Puri Kesari Guest House
I had to include Puri Kesari Guest House in this list because on Booking.com it has a 9.4 score out of nearly 1000 reviews. They must be doing something right! The guest house is conveniently located steps from the main street and 300 metres from Sanur Beach. Rooms average about $40 AUD per night and include private balconies and very comfortable beds (according to the reviews). Breakfast is also included in this rate. The only downside at Puri Kesari Guest House is that there’s no onsite pool. But if you don’t mind heading down to the beach to relax, I’d check this place out.
9. Swiss-Belresort Sanur
I’ve personally stayed at the Swiss-Belinn in Legian, which is a really nice and affordable hotel. But a family friend continually returns to the four-star Swiss-Belresort in Sanur, as she says it’s great for her family. There’s a massive lagoon-style pool with the all-important pool bar, as well as a restaurant that overlooks the pool area. There are several room types available, from twin rooms to suites. Swiss-Belresort is also just five minutes walk from the beach. So basically, it has everything you could want in a Sanur hotel.
10. Mona Homestay
On my recent visit to Sanur, I also stayed at Mona Homestay. It was actually the first homestay I stayed at in Bali, but I went on to stay in three more in Amed, Ubud and Sanur (that would be Kamboja Homestay above). Firstly, the staff were very friendly and accommodating, seeing as I didn’t arrive until late. My room was very clean and comfortable too, with a terrace, fridge and TV. Mona Homestay is located in an alley just off the main street I mentioned above, so it’s walking distance to several restaurants, shops and spas. Just like Puri Kesari Guest House, the only downside to the homestay is that there’s no pool, but once again, the beach isn’t far away. If you’re just looking for a cheap place to rest your head in Sanur, I’d recommend heading here.
Other Sanur accommodation options
Okay, before I sign off I just wanted to add a couple more things. If you are a part of a hotel rewards program, there are Fairmont and Hyatt Regency Bali hotels in Sanur. You can also find reasonably-priced rooms and villas in Sanur on Airbnb. This is actually how my parents first found S’cape. I had a little look and there are some beautiful properties on there for very affordable prices. I’m guessing this is because there are quite a few expats living in Sanur these days. You can use this link to get a discount on your first stay on Airbnb.
See you in Sanur 👋🏻
Well, I hope this Sanur accommodation guide helps you plan your own trip to Sanur. It’s definitely one of my favourite areas in Bali, as it’s more relaxed and not as crowded as Kuta and the like. If you have any questions about Sanur, feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to me on either Facebook or Instagram.
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