Published: 19-02-2013 - Last Edited: 12-08-2021
This quaint, boutique hotel well located in Batu Belig, near Petitenget and Seminak oozes charm and since the word is not yet out, you can relish in the almost exclusive use of the facilities and the extra love and attention from the very eager staff!
With a traffic stopping cosy façade nestled back off the busy road, the intrigue invites you in. The foyer continues to be very welcoming with hanging plants adorning the entrance amidst tasteful antique furnishings. This green theme continues throughout the property with vines clad to the white exterior and extending to the rice paddies at the rear. The rooms feature wrought iron Victorian style beds with extra comfy duvets and top quality bedsheets. Equipped with cable TV, wi-fi and big heavy curtains, there are absolutely no barriers to sleep.
The major design influence appears to be European as the bathroom resembled a Parisian café with its crinkly glass and black trimmings whilst the open air central courtyard and window shutters provided a colonial feel. Any pool? Yes and it takes pride of place in the middle of the courtyard with a plunge pool kind of appeal. Jump in the freshwater and let the sun dry you off naturally whilst you cloud gaze from the day bed.
Its location in Batu Belig ticks all the boxes with rice paddy views to the rear and pedestrian access to Bali’s popular dining spots. For those who are craving some home cooking, the kitchen is accessible in the mornings and comes fully equipped with gas burners, a rice cooker and a home sized fridge If you fancy kicking back with a book or surfing the net, the smooth tunes played in the entrance foyer and kitchen help create the atmosphere of home. Make yourself right at home there while your partner goes to a hot yoga class at Jiwa down the street.
To venture further afield, their retro white pushbikes are perfect for exploring the narrow rice paddy laneways leading to the Umalas, a popular area for expats to reside. In less than a minute’s bike ride, you can be transported into a tranquil sea of green.
With a manager who ‘gets it’, you are sure to receive 5 star service with that extra touch of class. From champagne buckets to itinerary setting, Swesen is always there ready to listen and accommodate your every need.
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