Tacoma, New South Wales, Australia
September 12, 2005
The Puri Raja is great for all--from the singles and couples to the families with young or older children.
The rooms are relatively basic, clean, and tidy, with a bed (two for twin rooms), bar fridge, TV, balcony, and bathroom.
The restaurant provides an assortment of food--from Indonesian to Western--with continental and American breakfasts, fruit platters, steaks, etc. Something for everyone.
On Wednesday nights, the hotel holds a BBQ for their quests, priced at 59,000 rupel each (approx. AU$6 each). The food provided on these nights is the traditional BBQ food, sate sticks, salads, veggies, and desserts. On these nights, the hotel provides entertainment in the form of a singer called Eddie (very good), and you can grab the mic and sing along too.
There are two pools, one near the main reception and the other near the restaurant. The one near the restaurant has a children's depth swimming area and also has the swim up pool bar--great to rest your weary body after a day of shopping.
The Puri Raja also has on-site massage people, and for 55,000 rupah (approx. AU$5.50), you can have a 1-hour massage.
You can also receive a poolside manicure, pedicure, or both, or have your hair braided or put in hair extensions. A manicure and pedicure costs 45,000 rupah (approx. AU$5).
If you wish to arrange to get married in Bali, the Puri Raja has a very nice stage area that they will decorate for you for the occasion and will make it as special for you as possible.
From journal Bali: Even Better the Second Time Around