After two peaceful nights in Ubud, we moved to Sanur for our next stay at The Oasis Lagoon. This hotel has good rating on TripAdvisor and we love the travelers’ pictures of this hotel. And as always, this post is our honest opinion of the hotel and not sponsored by any parties at all.
Prior to this trip, we have never stayed in Sanur area; we had only come here for food. This time we thought it would be a good chance to try Sanur area and see if we will like it. Honestly, we don’t really enjoy the area much and to find out why, please keep reading on this post 🙂
The Oasis Lagoon is in Sanur’s prime location at Jalan Danau Tamblingan and about 10 minutes walk to Sanur beach. There are many great restaurants and shops nearby the hotel: Hardy’s Supermarket is just next door and Cafe Batu Jimbar is adjacent to this property. Their website states that there is complimentary shuttle to the beach club, but we were not told of this option.
Upon arrival at the hotel, we were greeted at the reception and welcome drinks are served along with refreshing cool towels. Check in process is smooth, but the room was not ready since we came too early again. We asked the reception staff about motor bike renting, which unfortunately they don’t have in-house. When asked if they could help to find a rental, they didn’t offer much help and referred us to the security guards at the front. At this point, I seriously didn’t feel much welcome 🙁
After leaving the luggage at their storage, we headed to the front security guard. He then pointed us to talk to another guard at far back of the hotel. His fellow walked us through the back alley to a nearby motor-bike rental, who told us none available. Left with no other choices, we walked along Jalan Tamblingan and asked every single motor-bike rental stand along the street. Everyone gave us the same answer, no motor bike available – as soon as they realize we are domestic travelers and stayed in a hotel.
Consequently, this is very upsetting that we would walk back to the hotel, get our luggage and moved to other area. All this time we traveled to Bali, we have never ever encountered such problem! Just before we walked back, hubby tried this last stand and thankfully we got our motor bike, at last! This vendor told us many domestic tourists ran away with rented motor bikes and therefore they are hesitant to do business with local tourists 🙁 So, if you are Indonesian, want to stay at Sanur and rent a motor bike, please communicate with the hotel first.
Apart from all those issues above, the hotel itself is a lovely property. The lobby is grand with semi open layout and airy, pool is nice size and lovely, their restaurant area is inviting. Our Deluxe Room was clean, beautiful, good size, and that little terrace is just too cute! The bed is huge and very comfortable, WiFi worked well with no issues,and no problems in the bathroom department either.
Our room booking came with breakfast and their breakfast was nice. There are good variety of food and they changed some menus during the two mornings we were there. We love their fresh fruit juices, the croissant is buttery, sausage and beef bacon are delicious. Thumbs up for the egg station, serving delicious scrambled eggs and omelette. On the first morning, there is tempura station that made yummy looking tempura. This stand changed into a french toast station the next morning and we both loved their french toast!
Furthermore, they hold many events for dinner at their restaurant, for example Salsa Night with food on every Wednesday; BBQ Satay Nights on Monday, Friday, and Sunday, and so on. Hubby took some photos during the Salsa Night and I wished we had joined it! People seems like having fun and there are lots of yummy looking food!
On our last morning before checking out, they brought this lovely happy honeymoon cake to us after breakfast. Such a sweet surprise!
And that conclude this very long post review on our stay at The Oasis Lagoon Sanur 🙂
The Oasis Lagoon Sanur
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.136A, Sanur, Bali
Phone: +62 361 282264