Segara Village Hotel in Sanur, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 18, 2019

Review of Segara Village Hotel in Sanur, Bali.

Segara Village Hotel – Enchanting, traditional resort with a first-rate beachfront position.

Family-owned for over sixty years, this hotel has been significantly modernized without sacrificing any charm. The sprawling gardens are well-established with paths, ponds, fountains, and even an ancient banyan tree. Deluxe Rooms are compact and comfortable, with Balinese touches and broad verandas/balconies overlooking lush grass or one of three pools. More appealing are the bungalows shaped like traditional rice-barns and concealed behind tropical foliage. Pleasing extras like a library and tennis court are also offered, and a part of the spotless beach has been sectioned off for the private beach club. It caters reasonably well for families too, although there’s no kids club. And plenty of cafés are sprinkled along the beachside path and main street.

Segara Village Hotel – The Location

  • Address: End of Jalan Segara Ayu, a dead-end side-street to the beach from Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main street through Sanur, a more relaxed region in southern Bali.
  • Area: Between the beach and side-street in the northern part of Sanur. Plenty of facilities in all directions.
  • 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 (16km), depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Speedboats to Nusa Lembongan island and the Gili Islands. Golf course. Perama shuttle bus office.

Segara Village Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters well for all, with separate rooms and a pool for families and for those without children respectively.
  • Kids Club: Considering how much the resort encourages families, there is surprisingly no kids club, though there is an open-air games room and a shady playground.
  • Beach: Spotless, but like all beaches in Sanur, it’s not private. Plenty of gazebos and the Byrdhouse Beach Club for guests.
  • Views: All rooms are nicely set over 200m from the beach, so none offer sea views. They all face the gardens and/or pools.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

  • Extras: Bicycle hire. Afternoon tea. 2 hours of cocktails and canapés per day if staying at the Club area.
  • 
Wi-Fi: Available free throughout the resort for all guests.
  • Parking: A few free and secure parking spots at the main gate, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 287 407
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: segaravillage.com

Segara Village Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: 3 pools. 1 infinity-edged, large, and popular with children who relish the splash area. Faces the beach and has a swim-up bar. Another is shadier and for members of the adults-only Club. A third is for younger children.
  • Spa: Indulge in all sorts of treatments for the body, mind, and soul at The Spa at Segara.
  • Fitness Center: None.
  • For Families: Playground and games area with ping pong. Baby-sitting.
  • Activities: Water-sports kiosk. Snooker table. Volleyball/basketball/tennis court. Cooking classes. Weekly cultural events.
  • Other Facilities: Business Center. Library. Boutique.

Segara Village Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Le Pirate Restaurant – Poolside and open all day for Indonesian and Western meals with a contemporary twist. • Minami by the Beach – Chic Japanese décor, sea views, and vegetarian meals. • Amuse Geule Patisserie – At the beach for coffee, pastries, and juices.
  • Bars: Byrdhouse Bar & Terrace – Bright and inviting, with a fashionable setting along the beachside path. Complimentary afternoon tea for guests and live music most nights. • Jacuzzi Bar – Classic swim-up bar, where guests are also soothed with water jets.
  • Breakfast: Included if staying at the adults-only Club bungalows, but costs extra when booking other rooms.
  • Room Service: Available most hours, i.e. from about 6 am to midnight.

Segara Village Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Bungalow Rooms • Family Bungalow Rooms • The [email protected]
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms and rules elsewhere are fairly strict, so check when booking.
  • Best Room: The new bungalows with the chic name The [email protected] are private and spacious, and share a separate pool. Feature home theater systems and direct beach frontage. Adults only.
  • For Families: Many rooms have connecting doors, while Family Bungalows are ideal: twin-level, 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, and sizeable living areas.

Segara Village Hotel – 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 the hotel. 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 (1.2km, 15-minute walk). The Kura-Kura Bus company links Sanur with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes, confusing.

Segara Village Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    These 3 places are within 200m south along the beachside path:

  • Segara The Seaside Bar & Restaurant – Lively corner setting with beachside lounge chairs, live music, and buffets on some nights. 1-minute walk (110m).
  • Paon Kopi – Part of the Segara The Seaside. Popular hangout offering world-class kopi (coffee), funky décor, and tempting range of pastries and light meals.
  • Tootsie Bar (0)361 286 638 – Typically Sanur, with chequered tablecloths, chairs on the sand, world-class views, and pleasingly inexpensive meals. 2-minute walk (210m).
  • Dampati Café – The only place along the access road, Jalan Segara Ayu. About 150m up from the resort. 2-minute walk.

Shops

  • A couple of basic minimarts along the beachside path. Otherwise, walk about 400m to the main street (Jalan Danau Toba) through Sanur.

Attractions

Segara Village Hotel – The Hotel

The hotel is located in the northern part of the relaxed region of Sanur.

The Segara Village is at the end of an access road in the northern part of Sanur, a more relaxed region of southern Bali.

The reception is located further away from the quiet access road.

The reception area is about 50m from the access road, which is quiet anyway.

The resort beach has white sand and blue water.

The resort faces a perfect stretch of white sand and blue water.

The resort offers plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas at the beach.

There are always plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas at the beach in front of the resort.

One of Sanur's oldest resorts, it features a huge banyan tree on its grounds.

One of the first resorts built in Sanur, the Segara Village is still dominated by a massive banyan tree.

Traditional Bungalow Rooms share a separate pool.

Bungalow Rooms feature a traditional design and share a separate pool.

The unique Jacuzzi Bar features soothing jets.

The Jacuzzi Bar is unique, with water jets soothing guests as they sit on stools.

The resort features a basketball cum tennis court for children.

There are plenty of facilities for children, including a basketball/tennis court.

The large playground features beanbags and plenty of shade.

The playground is sizeable, with beanbags and abundant shade.

There is also an open-air games area.

Adjoining the playground is an open-air games area.

The resort also features a pleasant library.

Another added attraction at the resort is the library.

The beachside Amuse Geule Patisserie serves good coffee, pastries, and juices.

The Amuse Geule Patisserie at the resort beach is great for coffee, pastries, and juices.

The Byrdhouse Bar & Terrace is a part of the beach club.

The Byrdhouse Bar & Terrace is part of the beach club at the resort.

Le Pirate Restaurant has a delicious menu.

Also within the resort, Le Pirate Restaurant serves a wide variety of tasty food.

The on-site Minami Japanese restaurant is one of the best in the area.

One of the swankiest places along this part of the beach is the Minami Japanese restaurant, also within the resort.

None of the rooms offer sea views.

All rooms are at least 200m from the sea, so none have ocean views.

Split-level Family Bungalows feature bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor.

Family Bungalows feature 2 bedrooms and bathrooms on separate levels.

The Segara@Village2 rooms are for adults only.

The newer rooms, The [email protected], are adults-only.

The spacious Deluxe Rooms are stylish.

Deluxe Rooms are stylish and reasonably spacious.

The bathrooms are excellent.

A feature of all accommodations at the Segara Village is the bathroom.

The Deluxe Rooms feature contemporary decor and furnishings.

The décor and furnishings in the Deluxe Rooms are more contemporary.

The patios/balconies of Deluxe Rooms comes with bright furniture.

Deluxe Rooms also feature sizeable patios/balconies with bright furnishings.

Upper floor rooms feature daybeds in their balconies.

Rooms on the upper floors feature balconies with daybeds.

The beachside path running the entire length of Sanur is the nicest and quickest way to explore.

The nicest – and, sometimes, quickest – way to reach some restaurants and bars is along the beachside path. It passes in front of the hotel and stretches almost the entire length of Sanur.

Segara The Seaside cafe is within walking distance by the beachside path.

Within 200m south along the beachside path, Segara The Seaside is very pleasant for a meal and drink, or just to relax with a coffee.

Paon Kopi is very popular with locals as well as tourists.

Hugely popular among tourists and locals, Paon Kopi is part of Segara The Seaside Bar & Restaurant.

Tootsie Bar nearby offers beachside seating.

Tootsie Bar is one of several similar places within a few minutes’ walk south along the beachside path from the hotel.

Dampati Café on the access road is the only restaurant near by.

Surprisingly, Dampati Café is the only place to eat along the access road to the hotel.

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