we had three rooms in december for 17 nights. we are a family who travel to bali every year. we know our ways around this was our first time at marco inn. the homestay is basic, there is a double bed, a fan, a basic bathroom and a shelf for clothes in the rooms. we are normally used to a bit higher standard but this place was fun. we made it a base and as its really inexpensive we could just still go around bali and keep all our stuff in the rooms at marco inn while sleeping at other places as well (yes, thats how cheap it is). sometimes we were gone for a few days but everything was safe, including our laptops in the rooms.
the place needs repairing but everything worked (water, electricity...). the very best about this place was the family (jacob, jasmine and little nico). they were there for us day and night, literally day and night. jacob was actually awake for us when we arrived at about 1 am from the airport and helped us taking the suitcases inside. he changed the fan in the room of our teens in the middle of the night and anything we needed to know, he was there for us. his indonesian wife jasmine cooked the best veggie curry ever and the staff was great too. the two girls working there went anywhere for us, at anytime of the day to get us things. this was really great service!!! the girls were also ready to still do things for us when their worktime was actually over and all that always with a smile on their faces. all this is what made this place better than any of the actual hotels in padang bai or elsewhere and we have travelled a lot!
the noise "problem" is only a problem when people have sleeping issues anyway. we were so tired from snorkelling and swimming, sun bathing and shopping every day that we just slept and nothing could wake us up. thats usually like that in bali and noone who cant live with a rooster in the morning hours or a dog barking somewhere should even go to bali, cause its unavoidable at any place.
all the service given at this place surely made up for one or the other ship coming into the nearby port at night. we enjoyed it a lot and would surely recommend it to anyone. we got everything we expect from a holiday such as absolutely no work for my husband or myself, everything done for us and being pampered.
ela, anand, andre, sandra, matt, ines, shubham
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Home from home...Located on the seafront, a 2 minute walk from the harbour. Sea view rooms with a 360 degree view roof terrace, secluded courtyard garden and a sea front bar. All eight rooms are fan cooled and have their own bathrooms. Daily rooftop yoga classes, Reiki, courses & retreats are also on offer. Run by an English couple with French, Spanish and Indonesian speakers on staff. Includes tasty breakfast. Homemade bread and cakes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marco Inn Padangbai, Bali