Hotel Waka Maya Hotel 4 star
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This is a lovely well-kept little hotel, situated on thecoastal fringe of the Sanur. Here the Balinese culture can be found in differentforms. Homogenous; the large, private areas and the communalareas incite relaxation and intimacy. It is a shame that the nearby beach does notincite the same thing.

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    Location 5.5 /10

    On the coastal fringe of the Sanur, 1.2 mi from the centre, the hotel can be accessedby narrow, winding roads bordered with low private housing or hotels bunched up together side by side. Waka Maya is 6.2 mi from Ngurah Raiairport, which takes about 20 minutes by car.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    This little Waka village is comprised of 7 villas which are all equipped with a kitchen.They have 2 or 3 bedrooms. There are also 7 bungalows,3 of which have a garden and 4 of which have a swimming pool. Once you have crossed the Balinese threshold, there is a whole new world to discover. Around theswimming pool or in the garden there is a terrace with chairs, wooden tables and deckchairs.Well layed out, the vegetation is lush and green. Allthe villas are large and beautiful and done up in the same Balinese style. The furniture;which is always traditional and of high quality, pleasantly complements the style of the place. Inthe bungalows, the rooms measure about 269 sq ft, but if you include the garden the whole arearepresents 2,153 sq ft of private space all to yourself. The large wooden double bed,which is both rustic and romantic, reigns supreme in the middle of the room.Every detail has been considered with great care and in respect of the Balinese culture. The rooms are equipped with a direct telephone line, individual anddiscreet air-conditioning, a mini-bar and a mosquito net. Be aware that there is neithera television, nor a radio. All your comforts are to be found in the big and beautiful Balinese bathrooms: equipped with a hair-dryer, bathrobes,and slippers. The bathrooms have terracotta tiled flooring and you will find a sunken bathtub.It is a shame that the awkward position of the toilet ruins the layout and overallcharm of the place.

    Overview 8.45 /10

    This small hotel holds within its walls1.2 acres. The different villas are spread over the property in themiddle of all the vegetation. Intimacy is guaranteed for all, thanks to the walls surrounding each villa. A footpath of small stones on the lawn leads you to the villas. There is no view of the sea and on top of that the entrance to the hotel is angled towards the quiet street. At the receptionguests can put their valuable belongings into a safe. Just next to the reception, thereis a rectangular swimming pool amidst tropical vegetation, built toresemble an ancient bathing area within a Balinese temple. A Maya pyramid and Balinese sculptures adorn the place, which the guests can admire from the restaurant. You will also discover to your delighta traditional granary which, in the past, held rice.In front of one of the two temples a spa has been built, in the traditional Balinese style,within the hotel: it consists of 2 rooms with a connecting door Builtin 1997 and renovated in 2006, the Waka Maya has 22 rooms which are adaptedfor families.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    Waka Maya is a small hotel. There is only one restaurantwithin the hotel. Next to the lobby and the swimming pool, which is lit up in the evening,guests will find the restaurant, which holds a maximum capacity of 40 people.Enchanting and peaceful, the setting is very attractive. The tables are set up onthe lawn in the open air or beneath an alang-alang roof. It is a shame that the serviceis quite slow and that there is so little choice of Indonesian cuisine. However,there are European dishes, which, without being copiousare very nice indeed.

    Beach 6.95 /10

    The Kusuma Maya café and beach club is 5 minutes away by car onSemawang Beach (Sanur). If you wish to go by foot, you have to take a left at the exit to the hotel and allow 10 to 15 minutes to make the trip. Unfortunately, as the place is littered and very narrow, it makes it impossible for a person and a car to pass through at the same time. The seaand the vast marshland can also be explored. A small stone walkwayallows you to witness kite making and walk alongsidetemples and simple little stalls which mostly attract thelocals who come here in great numbers, far more than the tourists. Like everywhere in Sanur,the depth of the water is very shallow at low tide. The gentle slope into the seameans that you can leave your children playing on this vast and calm beach in completesafety. Be careful not to hurt your feet though, as in addition to the golden sand there aredead corals (white) which cover a number of areas. Moreover,the beach is not always very clean as there is no hoteldirectly on the seafront. On the beach, you will appreciate the comfortable deckchairs, parasols and tables, as well as the water sportsclub.

    To know

    Waka Maya belongs to the chain of Waka hotels which possesses 6 smallestablishments in total, on the island of Bali. Europeans make up more than 50% of the hotel's guests. 30 hotel employees make sure that the holiday runs smoothly forits holiday makers. Twice a day, Balinese dancing is organised at10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The lessons last 1 hour and 30 minutes. Gamelon lessons (traditionalIndonesian music), cooking and floral art lessons are alsoavailable.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      water skiing, canoe

    advantage

    • Built to resemble a Balinese village
    • Antique furniture
    • Construction
    • vegetation
    • Both traditional and very stylish
    • Ideal for relaxation

    disadvantages

    • Few Indonesian dishes at the restaurant
    • A disappointing beach and beach club.
    • There are aeroplanes taking off nearby
    • A gently sloping beach

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    • Overall Score nc/10
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