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A September 2004 trip to Bali by traveller005

Gurauda Wisnu Kencana Photo, Bali, Indonesia More Photos
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Bali

Overview

Gurauda Wisnu Kencana Photo, Bali, Indonesia
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Although all of Bali was beautiful, our favorite spot was the village called Ubud. It was the perfect mix of culture, art, shopping, and restaurants in the middle of rice paddies.Quick Tips: Since we stayed at the Nikko Bali, a hotel that was a little far from everything - we cabbed it every night to the next town, called Tanjun Benoa. We ate at a popular restaurant called Bumbu Bali. It was one of the best restaurants on the whole island. And right next door, we ate dessert at the Oasis Hotel, a small boutique hotel that had just opened up. They had a delicious caramel banana with strawberry and mango coulis dessert. And, their regular coffee was espresso. Otherwise, try it with the local Ba...Read More

Nikko Bali

Hotel

Nikko Bali Photo, Bali, Indonesia
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The accommodations were luxurious. The swimming pool area was not a disappointment. The beach is cut off from hawkers because of its location.

The location was a bit far from restaurants and shopping, but they had a shuttle to the Nusa Dua Galeria and the Kuta Galeria. Also, taking taxis was cheap and easy. Don't get suckered into taking the hotel taxi. They charge a huge amount. I mean HUGE.

The restaurants in the hotel are really expensive. The food is okay, but for that kind of money, it wasn't great. You can get the same if not better outside the hotel.

The hotel was a bit far, but being away from the hawkers was worth it for us.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 25, 2004

Nikko Bali
Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan
Bali, Indonesia
62 361 773377

Cafe Wayan

Restaurant | "Wayan's Café"

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This was an exotic dining experience. We sat on plush pillows in a garden setting, eating our roast duck platter. The tables were set on small platform huts. Each area had secluded seating for one or two groups of four. It was an indoor/outdoor theme.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2004

Cafe Wayan
Monkey Forest Road
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571
(62-361) 974629

Bumbu Bali

Restaurant

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This is a top restaurant, serving authentic Balinese cuisine. You can see for yourself at http://www.balifoods.com. Reservations are a must, as the restaurant is very popular. Considering the food is better than what you would get in any major hotel, it is well worth the wait in line.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2004

Bumbu Bali
Jl. Pratama, Matahari Terbit Bungalow
Bali, Indonesia
(62-361) 774502