The Oasis Lagoon Sanur Hotel in Sanur, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 15, 2019

Review of The Oasis Lagoon in Sanur, Bali.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – Contemporary, with extended pools instead of gardens in an unbeatable spot.

Squeezed into a limited space next to the popular Hardy’s Supermarket, the Oasis boasts a prime location for shops and cafés. It doesn’t face the sea but is pleasingly set back from the busy road. All rooms are in four-level buildings overlooking the pool which takes up the entire ground-level area. Rooms are compact and functional, without being overly spacious, and feature an appealing wooden décor that extends to the undersized verandas/balconies, which are oddly enclosed on the upper floors. More appealing are the ground-level rooms with patios that open out directly to the main pool. The resort is a block from the sea and offers a private beach club nearby.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – The Location

  • Address: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main road through Sanur, a more relaxed resort region in southern Bali.
  • Area: Pleasant area midway along Sanur, with plenty of facilities in both directions. Doesn’t face the sea, but only 1 block from the beach.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This takes about 25 minutes (15km), depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Hardy’s supermarket. Golf course.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – The Basics

  • Guests: Particularly popular with families, but caters well for all.
  • Beach: On the other side of the main street from the beach, which is about 300m away (4-minute walk) via the lane that starts opposite the resort entrance. The resort offers a beach club on a sliver of sand with lounge chairs and umbrellas, a short 8-minute walk or a few minutes by shuttle bus away.
  • Views: All rooms overlook the extended swimming pool.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Patios of ground-floor rooms offer direct access to the main pool. Cabana Rooms feature private plunge pools.
  • Extras: Free shuttle bus service around Sanur.
  • 
Wi-Fi: Available free throughout the resort for all guests.
  • Parking: Very limited free and secure parking on site, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 282 264
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: theoasislagoon.com

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – Amenities

  • Pool: The seemingly endless C-shaped pool links all the buildings housing the rooms. Often packed and usually noisy.
  • Spa: Tirta Spa is a fantastic place to relax and be pampered with a facial, massage, or manicure.
  • Fitness Center: Limited space throughout the resort ensures that the so-called ‘mini-gym’ is undersized.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: De’dapoer is an elegant street-side café, recently redesigned with an inviting décor. Focuses on contemporary Indonesian food, and offers a children’s menu and daily specials. The delightfully old-fashioned bar alongside offers cocktails and imported wines.
  • Breakfast: Not normally included, but this depends on how the room was booked.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Studio Rooms • Lagoon Access • Family Duplexes • Family Rooms • Cabana Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms, but permitted on the balconies/verandas and elsewhere.
  • Best Room: Cabana Rooms are exquisite and very intimate for honeymooners. Spacious, with plunge pools.
  • For Families: Many rooms have connecting doors. Easily accommodating 4 people are the split-level Family Duplexes, with a second bedroom on a mezzanine level, and the single-level Family Rooms with larger second bedrooms than the Family Duplexes.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Walking around Sanur is more pleasant than most places in southern Bali. With flat roads and minimal traffic, cycling is also popular, and bikes can be rented from agencies on the main street. Walking and cycling are ideal along the beachside path that stretches over 6km, almost the entire length of Sanur.
  • Public Transport: Sanur is unique within southern Bali as local bemos (decrepit minivans with bench seats) ply the main street, but won’t go further north than the golf course. Fares are set, but invariably inflated for tourists.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: Driving anywhere in Bali is not recommended, but renting a car is possible at agencies all over Sanur. Motorbikes are also easy to rent and useful for getting around Sanur – less so for elsewhere in southern Bali. Taxis are plentiful, cheap, and comfortable, and the best way to go anywhere in southern Bali. For longer trips, charter a car with a driver. This can be arranged at any travel agency or better, through the hotel.
  • Shuttle Bus: To reach any town outside of southern Bali and one that is popular with tourists (e.g. Ubud), buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. Some companies pick up guests from their hotels, but services for Perama, the only island-wide operator, leave from its inconvenient office on Jalan Hang Tuah on the other side of the golf course in northern Sanur (3km, 10-minute drive). The Kura-Kura Bus company links Sanur with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes, confusing.

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Café Batu Jimbar – Long-time favorite for gelato, salads, and outdoor Sunday buffet/market. Opposite the resort entrance. 1-minute walk.
  • El Comedor Restaurant – Extended menu includes ribs, grills, kebabs, and lobster. Shady setting. About 50m south. 1-minute walk.
  • Downtown – Popular for its friendly staff and affordable prices. Classier than rivals for salads, desserts, and pasta. Next to El Comedor. 1-minute walk.
  • Ulu Thai Food Sanur – Funky décor (with several dangling lights) and authentic Thai food. About 200m south. 2-minute walk.
  • White Orchid – Almost next to Ulu, for healthy food and Asian cuisine. Specials at surprisingly good prices, shady deck, and smart service. 2-minute walk.

Shops

  • Minimarts are present in all directions, and lots of shops everywhere. Less than 50m north along the main street, Hardy’s is a supermarket with a few other shops attached, but is very modest compared to Kuta. 1-minute walk.

Attractions

  • Jet-skiing and parasailing, among other fun activities, can be arranged at counters near the resort’s beach club, but the choice is better at Tanjung Benoa. 35-minute drive (22km).

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – The Hotel

The hotel is located midway on the main street in the relaxed region of Sanur.

The resort is midway along the main street in Sanur, a quieter region in southern Bali.

The area around the resort features plenty of facilities.

There are plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop in both directions from the resort.

The compact resort features a meandering pool accessible from ground-level rooms.

The Oasis is compact, with a pool meandering around the clusters of rooms.

The spacious street-side De’dapoer café features a unique decor.

The spacious and airy De’dapoer café at the front of the resort provides an inviting street-side setting and unique décor.

De’dapoer café serves contemporary Indonesian food.

De’dapoer specializes in contemporary Indonesian food.

The old-fashioned resort bar has an impressive wine list.

The bar alongside the resort café is delightfully old-fashioned, and offers an impressive wine list.

Extensive wooden decks encircle the pool.

Some ground floor rooms face extensive wooden decks alongside the pool.

Attractive modern buildings house rooms with full-length windows.

Rooms are in attractive modern buildings and feature full-length windows.

The main pool can be accessed from the private patios of some ground-level rooms.

Some ground-level rooms offer direct access to the pool from private patios.

The spacious rooms comes with king beds.

Rooms are reasonably spacious and feature king-sized beds.

Upper-level rooms feature unusual enclosed balconies.

Rooms on the upper floors feature unusual enclosed balconies.

A lane opposite the resort leads to the clean, public beach.

On the other side of the street from the resort entrance, a lane heads 300m to the clean, public beach.

Café Batu Jimbar opposite the resort entrance is a popular hangout.

Opposite the resort entrance, Café Batu Jimbar is very popular, and not just for the cakes.

Café Batu Jimbar is frequented by expats for its healthy salads.

Expats flock to Café Batu Jimbar for the healthy salads.

A food market-cum-buffet is held on Sunday mornings in front of Café Batu Jimbar.

On Sunday mornings, a food market-cum-buffet is held at the front of Café Batu Jimbar.

Downtown nearby is a friendly and affordable cafe.

About 50m south of the resort entrance, Downtown is a friendly place for an inexpensive meal.

El Comedor offers an extensive menu and plenty of shade.

Next to Downtown, El Comedor is popular for its shady setting and extensive menu.

Ulu nearby is known for its funky decor and Thai menu.

Only a few minutes’ walk south of the Oasis, Ulu is renowned for its funky décor and Thai food.

Hardy's next door is the only supermarket in Sanur.

The Oasis is almost next door to Hardy’s, the only supermarket in Sanur.

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