Pondok Bambu
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Pondok Bambu

Jln. Raya Ulakan Karangasem ,amlapura, Candidasa, Karangasem 80871 Indonesia
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4.5
#8 of 24 hotels in Candidasa
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Pondok Bambu Candidasa dive resort, bar and seaside restaurant. renovated to a higher standard since beginning 2016. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
Car hire
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Indonesian

Location

Jln. Raya Ulakan Karangasem ,amlapura, Candidasa, Karangasem 80871 Indonesia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
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Darren wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia168 contributions47 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pondok Bambu is a lovely hotel set right on the beach in Candidasa. Whilst very casual it is extremely good value for money. It is located only a 5 minute walk from the Lotus Lagoon and directly opposite the popular Crazy Kangaroo bar and restaurant (owned by the same owner).
The rooms are very nice and very quiet, beds a little hard but pillows amazing. The bathroom is huge with plenty of hot water. Very well air conditioned and a fridge in the room, it has all you need. Set amongst butterfly filled gardens it is a lovely setting.
A set menu Breakfast is served overlooking the water and the neighbouring islands in a beachside / pool side locale.
The quality of the food, breakfast and lunch is excellent as it is a similar menu to Crazy Kangaroo.
The beach is coral filled and can maybe be swam in but looks good for snorkelling, with turtles swimming up to the shore at night.
Anyhow great value and I would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hamna R wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pondok Bambu Diving Resort in Candidasa is a dream come true. It felt like stepping into a movie with its picturesque architecture, beautiful green surroundings, and the beach right in front, breathtaking! The rooms are spacious, the diving facilities top-notch, and the staff exceptionally warm and welcoming. Delicious food, both local and international, adds to the charm. Highly recommended for a magical getaway. Can't wait for my next visit! 😍
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Phil C wrote a review Oct 2023
Victoria, Australia141 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We returned to Candidasa this year after 3 1/2 years away due to “you know what”.

Our go-to place was Pondok Bambu so we decided to stay there again.

A great boutique hotel in the middle of town with ocean front views, large rooms, beautiful pool, great breakfast. A little oasis that is easy to miss but certainly worth a try. We’ve already booked our return visit next year.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Goran wrote a review Oct 2023
Schiedam, The Netherlands4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place to stay. Great view and lovely people. They also have a diving school which was an AMAZING experience. We swam with manta and saw gorgeous coral. Candidasa was nice stay for us much more relaxed then the other parts of bali. Booked a stay for next year already❤️
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stuckforwurdz wrote a review Sept 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom90 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s a favourite lunch spot for us in Candidasa and we always take a towel as the pool is so lovely!
You walk in from the busy main street and feel instantly cooled by the shady, leafy walkway.
You are always welcomed here whenever you show up and the food is always good and very inexpensive.
My favourite? The Soto Ayam and chocolate ice cream sundae.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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TartanWanderer wrote a review Oct 2017
England, United Kingdom4,774 contributions854 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This really is a joy to come to. The entrance does not do it justice.

First the reception, then the Dive Centre and then the gardens leading to the restaurant, pool and terrace over looking the sea.

A wonderful place. Nice staff, great food. I will return for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: As close to the sea as possible
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Kahing wrote a review Mar 2015
Kuching, Malaysia287 contributions92 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chanced upon this place from a guide book and indeed it is a very nice place. I was especially happy with the food they served and the portion is amazing. My personal favorite was the chicken cordon bleu. It was tasty and the portion isn't for those who eat little. The one thing that frowned me slightly was the eatery doesn't have any fans. So you can imagine it can get quite hot and stuffy whilst trying to enjoy your meals or drinks. No doubt it's just by the sea, still the unpredictable sea breeze can be a slight discomfort. Other than that, I would really recommend this place to everyone.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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sjbrady_jb wrote a review Dec 2012
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The entrance belies the gemvthat is hidden inside quaint modern bungalows water features views to die for wonderful food and friendly staff a true great value getaway give Kuta and Seminyak the swerve and enjoy the real BALI as it used to be explore Candidasa
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Date of stay: December 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daniel H wrote a review Oct 2016
Bern, Switzerland58 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been diving there one year ago. It was great!
This year I also had the room there. Just amazing! The Divecenter and the boat to dive with is within less than a minute walk within the area.
The rooms are great, diving there is the best and the staff is very helpful and friendly.
I booked for 4 nights and stayed 6.
I'd go back there immediately!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bernie J wrote a review Jan 2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia4 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Date of stay: December 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cblazx26 asked a question Nov 2018
New York City, New York6 contributions5 helpful votes
Are yoga classes available?
Answer from Crazy Kangaroo
bali69 contributions11 helpful votes
we can arrange that if you want.
Tonie B asked a question May 2017
Cape Town, South Africa145 contributions91 helpful votes
How do I book one of the more expensive sea facing rooms?
Answer from Marilyn O
Alice Springs, Australia203 contributions24 helpful votes
In general shuttle bus to and from airport is a seperate business and easy to arrange, it helps to share the money around. Plenty of scope from the airport too. We arranged our transport to and from with a contractor. To and from restaurants are uselly provided free. And drivers to hire for day trips are available everywhere.
Bob6282 wrote a tip June 2019
Perth269 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the sea view rooms...11 & 12"
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Michiel wrote a tip May 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"11 and 12 are at the pool area, little bit bigger. No noise from pool or whatsoever. In Bali you live outside, rooms are less important."
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AlFergie wrote a tip May 2018
Brisbane, Australia122 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms further from the road are quieter as the road through Candidasa is very busy with lots of trucks to and from Amed and the East."
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TartanWanderer wrote a tip Mar 2018
England, United Kingdom4,774 contributions854 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are premium rooms by the pool. Other rooms are nestled in nicely maintained gardens. Just ask when you arrive!"
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TartanWanderer wrote a tip Oct 2017
England, United Kingdom4,774 contributions854 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As close to the sea as possible"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$60 - AU$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pondok Bambu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pondok Bambu
Which popular attractions are close to Pondok Bambu?
Nearby attractions include Wacky Jacky's (0.02 km), Lotus Lagoon (0.3 km), and Guungan Hill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pondok Bambu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pondok Bambu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pondok Bambu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pondok Bambu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pondok Bambu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vincent's Restaurant, Warung Boni, and Lezat Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pondok Bambu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pondok Bambu have airport transportation?
Yes, Pondok Bambu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pondok Bambu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Candidasa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pondok Bambu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Pondok Bambu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tenganan Ancient Village (3.8 km) and Tenganan Dauh Tukad (3.4 km).
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