Finding paradise in Canggu, Bali. A delightful Guest House experience.
Guesthouse Name: Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Address: Jl. Padang Linjong No.6, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Note: This is an independent hotel / guesthouse review based on my personal experience.
Our host Putu, met us on arrival; as we would discover during our time with her, she has a gentle kind spirit and a beautiful aura. Due to availability, she graciously, without request or mention, upgraded us to the charming Wood Room villa.
The Accommodation: The Wood Room features large glass windows facing the pool. A huge, romantic, queen sized poster bed is the focal point, while a wardrobe, side tables, tv/dvd player (more on that later), air conditioner, and fan provide appreciated conveniences.
The rustic stone, spa style bathroom had a shower area, a soaking tub, sink and of course, a toilet. A small ladder provided a perfect drying rack for swimsuits and towels. A bar of soap, some liquid hand soap and towels were provided.
A Community kitchen equipped with a good variety of pots, pans, dishes, flatware and glasses along with a two burner stove was well appreciated by the guests. Thoughtfully, drinking water is available to use as needed. Just off of the kitchen, was an eating area with tables and chairs. We liked doing our computer work here in the breeze. It was a great place for socializing too with other guests and our host.
The refreshing swimming pool was a god send on most of the hot, humid days and we really used it – a lot. Surprisingly, only one other guest seemed to appreciate it as much as us, which we had no problem with because it seemed like our own little paradise.
The DVD Player in the room actually had a purpose. In the community area is a fairly generous movie library with old and new titles to borrow and watch. We had a movie night one evening after dinner and it was very relaxing. I assume if it rains, guests are very thankful for this thoughtful diversion. In addition to films, there is a small library of books to borrow as well.
Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse also has Motorbikes for rent at 50,000 IDR / €3 / US$3.50 per day. We discovered very quickly that this affordable means of transportation is a necessity, so plan with it.
Things I did not like:
– Barking dogs, it didn’t matter whether you wanted to take a nap in the afternoon or were rudely awakened in the morning the dogs were often barking.
– Watered down hand soap. I guess at the fantastic price, we can let it slide and be thankful there was soap at all.
The Cost: Deluxe Double (our original booking) – 4 nights, 2 persons: 1,180,000 / €70 / US$87. That is a meager €17.50 / US$21.75 per day!
Do I recommend Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse? Definitely, it is an extremely affordable, clean place, within walking distance to a few restaurants, laundry service and an atm, not to mention all of the amenities. Thank you Putu!
Contact: +62 821-4649-7798
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