Due to the corona virus we were forced to leave Tirta Sari after a one week stay. During this week we experienced an extraordinary welcome, an very helpful staff, a beautiful apartment, a relaxing spa and a lovely swimming pool. When we left, on march 28, all staff wishes us a good and save trip home although they realized that we were one of the last guest due to the virus. We promised to come back to Bali and we will certain go back to out Balinese friens at Tirta Sari. Anja & Rob
This place is a little paradise in Pemuteran. The garden is well maintained, it is a gorgeous place to be - like a small botanical garden. The pool area is also great with enough sunbeds (in peak season maybe not enough for everyone). We could have eggs, fried rice or pancake for breakfast - the fruits were excellent. The mango for the juice was freshly taken from their own trees. The beach was about 1 minute walk away, and there are about 8 sunbeds what you can use. The bungalow was really nice with outdoor shower and toilet. The only drawback we recognized, that the AC was really loud. Anyways, if you want a piece of real Bali, this is the place for you!
Tirta Sari We chose the Tirta Sari as we were travelling to Pemuteran with our teenager for 10 nights and wanted two seperate rooms next to each other and Tirta Sari was the cheapest/best solution. We were not disappointed and would happily return there. Rooms: This is an old fashioned style small hotel with approx 25 individual bungalow/rooms around a courtyard garden and pool in between. Each room has an open air bathroom (just a shower) at the back and a front, covered porch with a day bed and outdoor setting in front. Beautifully clean. There is generous storage and cupboard space in the bedroom (large comfy king size bed with mosquito net) and there are bedside lights (which hotels in Bali in my experience don’t always have). There aren’t any rooms with a preferable outlook really and the gardens are beautiful with the restaurant overlooking the pool. Location: The hotel is really conveniently placed down a quiet lane off the busy main road that runs through Pemuteran. Turn right out of the hotel for a wide selection of eating places. Walk through the back gate down the side of the Turtle Hatchery behind the hotel and you get to see the beach (about 50 m all up)where the hotel has 8 lounges for its residents’ use. The snorkeling is good in front of Tirta Sari and then 100m left Infront of Taman Sari Resort and the Bio Rock project, is even better. Food Breakfast is good; a plate of fruit, fruit juice, tea/coffee and a choice of traditional Indonesian breakfasts or 2 eggs with toast, or banana or pineapple pancakes. When the hotel has a larger tour booking they put on a buffet; but no items are labelled so I expected little fried tofu bites and they were chicken and or vegetable! (the homemade Indonesian ‘pastries’ are to die for). Basically the brekkie staff could not be more obliging ; don’t fancy the buffet - they would happily provide eggs cooked how you fancied them. All the food at the restaurant was good and VERY reasonably priced. The stand out was that days catch - we got shown the actual fish on offer and asked which we wanted! Our only disappointment was that you could swim up to the pool bar and order iced coffees, fresh juices or a beer, but the restaurant does not offer any European food, so you couldn’t order some chips or a sandwich for a poolside lunch on those days you wanted to veg around the pool. Hotel facilities: The views from the pool are of the mountains and stunning. On a busy day you could find difficulty with getting a free lounge around the pool. We found the pool was over chlorinated; two of our cossies got a bit miscoloured and I would recommend taking goggles especially if you have kids who will live in the pool. There was heaps of space for kids to run and a few of those open walled thatched Bure’s in the grounds where you can sit out of the sun. There are no TVs in the rooms; the communal area next to reception has one which doesn’t work and the communal area is a bit uninviting - not that we needed either. It does have a fridge though which we helped ourselves to using as the bedrooms don’t have them. There is no water filter either - you are left two small bottles of water in your room overnight. At the top of the lane is a mini mart though. There is an extremely cheap laundry connected to the hotel - 20.000 rupiah equivalent to $2 Aus $ per kilo wash. (Be aware that if they are busy with a lot of people checking out they will say they are too busy to do your laundry (!)on the other hand the first time we used them we got clothes back the same day!) The on-site spa is really lovely and the cheapest I have gone to in Bali; highly recommended. Staff: One or two of the young men at the front desk were a bit dozy, muddling aspects of our booking and the time for our departure pick up. (Take a copy of your booking if you have made any special requests etc) The women on reception were much more reliable. The staff overall were lovely - it really is a small, old fashioned sort of friendly place and really, really good value for money without feeling you were doing it on the cheap. Torch: Next time we will bring a torch; the main road is quite busy and poorly lit with no footpath and very uneven surfaces (the beams from phone torches weren’t broad enough)The other hotels on the beach have Balinese dancing and buffets on different nights and these are easily reached by the beach which is very dark and where you run the gauntlet of tripping over the fishing boat ropes! Local stuff: If you come in October, it is the Pemuteran festival held on a park on the Eastern end of the beach which is open to all, free and including some local traditional dancers, gamelan Orchestras etc and major rock bands. Some of the hotels have food stalls. Getting a beer and wandering around people watching the hardworking locals and their families enjoy rare free time was the best. People in Pemuteran are extremely friendly. Nobody ever tried to sell us anything here! At the Bure in the turtle project next door, the local kids have dance classes on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and afterwards at 4 on Sunday join in a beach clean up. On Wednesday nights the local kids dance group performs at the Tirta Sari main restaurant on the main road. Pemuteran is an old fashioned, unspoilt area and Tirta Sari fits that mould.we will be back …
Nice place close to every where Beach,mini market.restaurant.warung.we are coming stay for 3 night at this place all is the best.so if you have holiday in Pemuteran, don't forget check this hotel,they are will be hellfull
We liked everything - garden, room, food, breakfast, snorkeling near Deer Island, but when we left, we found out that 200 euro was lost from our wallet during our stay... So we are disappointment..........somebody is no good man!