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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: November 19, 2016, 11:52:55 AM »
Planning a 3-night/4-day trip and deciding where to stay (and I'd prefer not to switch places).

Up thread people mentioned that the beaches in Bali aren't that amazing (and I'm not such a beach person). I also noticed there are a lot of new and cheap SPG properties opening in Ubud in the next few months.

I've heard good things about The Laguna (12k SPG) in Nusa Dua, but that Nusa Dua can feel "sterile" (Prices in Ubud aren't set yet since most of the new SPG hotels aren't accepting reservations yet besides the Sthala for 7k).

Would staying in Ubud for 3 nights be closer to the main attractions, or is Nusa Dua nicer because of the beaches, even if they're not so nice?
If you dont want to move around then stay in Ubud. IMO you would do a lot better to stay in a villa with Airbnb or similar. Beaches aren't Maldives style but there are some amazing experiences once you get inside the water.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: November 20, 2016, 12:05:42 AM »
If you dont want to move around then stay in Ubud. IMO you would do a lot better to stay in a villa with Airbnb or similar. Beaches aren't Maldives style but there are some amazing experiences once you get inside the water.
I actually looked at the Airbnb links up thread and they looked really nice and cheap. Is Ubud the best location because most of the activities are there or just because it's nicest?

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: November 20, 2016, 12:11:25 AM »
I actually looked at the Airbnb links up thread and they looked really nice and cheap. Is Ubud the best location because most of the activities are there or just because it's nicest?
Its the cultural center and the most to see and do. Best base for everything.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: November 20, 2016, 12:18:17 AM »
And the reason you didn't stay there was because the place you stayed at was nicer? How was its  location?

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: November 20, 2016, 12:54:13 AM »
I stayed in Nusa Dua for my entire stay. I did Ubud for a day and didn't feel like it was a shlelp.  3 nights at GH and 3 nights a Conrad, suites in both.  GH is nicer, Conrad is nicer. Craziest breakfast you've ever seen.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: November 20, 2016, 01:28:03 AM »
GH is nicer, Conrad is nicer.
How exactly do you figure?
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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: November 20, 2016, 01:31:35 AM »
I stayed in Nusa Dua for my entire stay. I did Ubud for a day and didn't feel like it was a shlelp.  3 nights at GH and 3 nights a Conrad, suites in both.  GH is nicer, Conrad is nicer. Craziest breakfast you've ever seen.
You didn't feel like it was a shlep but you didn't go back for another day? Is there only 1 days worth of stuff to do there? Did you look into the Laguna or any SPG properties?

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: November 20, 2016, 02:40:47 AM »
And the reason you didn't stay there was because the place you stayed at was nicer? How was its  location?
I stayed in both. The beach villa I stayed in the first days was  by far the most luxurious and pampering property I ever stayed at yet I wouldn't hesitate to stay in Ubud again if/when I go back.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: November 20, 2016, 10:01:14 AM »
I stayed in both. The beach villa I stayed in the first days was  by far the most luxurious and pampering property I ever stayed at yet I wouldn't hesitate to stay in Ubud again if/when I go back.
Cool! Do you think splitting a 3 night stay is worth it? Seems best to just stay in one place, and based on this Ubud seems to be that place.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: November 20, 2016, 10:06:59 AM »
Cool! Do you think splitting a 3 night stay is worth it? Seems best to just stay in one place, and based on this Ubud seems to be that place.
Last time I thought about switching I had serious opposition and that was for a longer stay and in Maui which has less to "do" then Bali. Just stick with one place though.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: November 20, 2016, 10:14:18 AM »
Last time I thought about switching I had serious opposition and that was for a longer stay and in Maui which has less to "do" then Bali. Just stick with one place though.
Got it. Thanks.

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: November 23, 2016, 12:01:51 AM »
When looking for an Airbnb place in Ubud do I want to be right in the center or town or farther out? How far out is too far?

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: November 23, 2016, 04:16:17 PM »
When looking for an Airbnb place in Ubud do I want to be right in the center or town or farther out? How far out is too far?
Depends, if you plan on having your own mode of transport (Scooters are $5-$10 per day) then I would suggest getting something outside of town

I Stayed here for a few days and loved it: http://www.booking.com/hotel/id/villa-anandani.html


https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8135512
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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: November 23, 2016, 04:32:59 PM »
Depends, if you plan on having your own mode of transport (Scooters are $5-$10 per day) then I would suggest getting something outside of town

I Stayed here for a few days and loved it: http://www.booking.com/hotel/id/villa-anandani.html


https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8135512
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1873752
The last place you linked looks nice. We'll have a baby so a scooter is probably not going to work out, and we don't plan on having a car. They do say they'll offer transport to town. Did you stay in the 2nd Airbnb place above? Do you know if the entire place has AC or just the bedrooms?

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Re: Bali Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: November 23, 2016, 04:35:01 PM »
The last place you linked looks nice. We'll have a baby so a scooter is probably not going to work out, and we don't plan on having a car. They do say they'll offer transport to town. Did you stay in the 2nd Airbnb place above? Do you know if the entire place has AC or just the bedrooms?
I only stayed in the booking.com place, (I stayed in other places too, but was more budget friendly, not fancy)
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