From the time Wayan picks you up from the airport the Smart comfort experience is absolutely great. The rooms have air con and ceiling fans, the rooms and pool were spotlessly clean with filter running 24 / 7, the staff could not be any friendlier or more helpful.
They had the air con running when we arrived, great to get into a cool room, the office has a good supply of water, beer and soft drinks at reasonable prices, the Tonic water was actually cheaper than the supermarket which is a 7 minute walk door to door.
Dont be fooled by Google maps or earth view ad they both dont show the pathway which is the extension of Gl Jasmin, When I researched prior to trip it looked like a half hour walk around the block. As someone else mentioned in a previous review, the road is a bit rough in places so its advisable to use a torch at night.
The supermarket (Hardys) sells everything from clothes to alcohol, the wine is a bit expensive, local wine which we found to be OK was the equivalent of $Aus18 a bottle, with the Australian wine twice that price. We found the locally made Gin which was also $Aus18 a bottle to be great, hence the purchases of Tonic water, Beer is cheap, same price as fyou pay in Australia for local beer, imported beer like Corona is expensive, but we found the Bintang to be very good. There are 2 Warungs (cafes) close by, 3 to 5 minutes walk, Warung Flowers and Warung Dead Fish, both small but good. There are larger restaurants and bars near Hardys.
We also did 2 cooking classes, Bamboo shoots and Caraway, Bamboo was a bit better we thought, they give you breakfast on arrival (which is not advertised) and a nice cold beer at the end. Both are semi outdoors so no air con, but Bamboo had more fans which made a bit more comfortable.
All in all a fantastic experience, not as close to the beach as some others, but still only 14 mins away, 7 mins to Hardys then another 7 mins to beach
Having suffered some serious health issues in 2014, it was time to take stock and find a place to rest and recuperate. Bali hit the spot and Smart comfort was just the ticket. Very private villa type complex, no noise to speak of, private swimming pool which was used extensively and most invigorating and romantic. The apartment / villa was just as advertised with everything available. The staff were lovely and accommodating and effectively left you well alone to enjoy your holiday. The main part of the town in Sanur was a 5 minute walk where all the shops and restaurants were open and welcoming. In most cases, 5 star food at 2 star prices. Try the Three Monkeys restaurant, excellent all around. For something different Manik Organik a genuinely lovely place to eat all types of food from an organic range. Guys, if time allows, get a facial, yes I mean a facial at Cosmo Salon & Spa, its 1 hour and 15 minutes of heaven. You feel and look 5 years younger. Its directly opposite Manik Organik. This was perfect for me and just what was needed to put a real spring back in my body and life. Enjoy.
Had 2 glorious weeks here, could not fault Smart Comfort, the villa was exactly like the photos, cleaned everyday, beautifully appointed with everything you would need. Reception and security is 24 hours, also has a small selection of goodies to purchase and bike hire (which we will use next time). A 5 minute walk to Hardy"s/main street. The staff were always friendly, very helpful and had smiles and hello's every time we saw them. The pool was just gorgeous at the end of a big day. Will defiantly stay here again. Thank you Smart Comfort for a wonderful holiday.
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