by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 18, 2019
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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.
- A couple of basic minimarts along the beachside path. Otherwise, walk about 400m to the main street (Jalan Danau Toba) through Sanur.