The Yellow room - Dillons, Amed

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Abang, Bali, Indonesia
Your host, Emma
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The Space

Dillons’ Bungalows and Restaurant
Dillons’ Bungalows and Restaurant are in beautiful gardens set amid rice paddies with amazing views of Mount Agung and other amazing scenery.
Our 3 bungalows are fan cooled, have hot water and are beautifully decorated.
Unique Menu
Our restaurant specialises in healthy food not normally found in the area. We make wraps, Momo’s (Tibetan dumplings) etc and of course Balinese food. We are also the only restaurant in Amed where you can pick your own fish and we will cook it as requested. And of course free wifi.

Affordable Prices...on Everything—Not Just Rooms
We offer competitive rates and are able to assist you with taxi service, bike rental, diving, snorkelling, fishing, sightseeing and a laundry service.

Amed, East Bali
Amed refers to a number of small fishing villages on the east coast of Bali. It (email hidden) for tourists wanting to experience the ‘real’ Balinese culture. There are many ceremonies held in Amed, and if you’re here for more than a few days, you might be lucky enough to get invited to attend one.
Popular activities in the area include fishing, snorkelling and diving at the two shipwrecks in the area.
Temples/Palaces/Balinese Culture
To satisfy the ‘culture vulture’ in you, why not visit the Floating Palace of Taman Ujung, the water palace Tirtta Gangga and the Kings Palace in Amlapura? All can be reached in around 30 minutes from Amed.
How about a day trip to the famous Besakih Temple? A visit to a traditional Aga village can also be arranged. The Aga people are the original people of Bali and only two Aga Villages are left one of wish is an hours drive from Amed.
Mountain Climbing
The more adventurous of you may enjoy an early morning climb of nearby Mount Agung to catch the sunrise.
Secret White Sand Beach
Any beach lovers will love a trip to the relatively unknown Virgin Beach or as it is locally known ‘white sand beach’, which can be reached in just under 1 hour.
Getting Around
By far the easiest way to get around the area is by scooter. We can organise rental for you and even a quick lesson. For those not wanting to put their driving skills to test on the Balinese roads, we can organise scooter taxi for you or a car and driver if you prefer.

Getting there and away
By far the easiest way to reach Amed is by taxi (contact us for excellent pick up rates). However, for the more adventurous travel it is possible to reach Amed by Bemo from Amlapura. Beware, however, that it may be a bumpy ride!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I am torn in my thoughts on a review of Dillons. On the one hand the rooms are nice, the staff are very kind and Emma seems like a very nice person. On the other hand, the predominate impression one has when staying at Dillons is that of noise from the traffic. I went to Amed for a quiet time by the water. Dillons is about a kilometre from the water and it is right beside the main road leading into Amed. That means traffic and lots of it. The young boys in the Amed area seem to want to make this even worse by making their scooters as loud as possible. So, guests are left with their terribly noisy bikes racing 50 feet past their room at all hours of the day and night. Nothing Emma or the staff can do, just a very unfortunate consequence of bad location.

    December 2013
    Response from Emma:

    Thanks for taking time to write a review Kent. As you say the road is out of our control but as most guesthouses are located on the same road this would be an issue there also. Plus from other reviews here and on trip advisor this isn't an issue for most guests who sleep fine dispute the road noise.
    we have very recently had a sudden change of staff hence why all menu items were not available i do apologise about this.

    also i do wish the other points were mentioned to staff or myself and they would of been sorted immediately! This is the first time i have heard of the problem with water pressure i can only assume it is something to do with the new water pump we installed which was supposed to improve pressure. Towels should of been provided when you checked in? I will mention this to staff to make sure they always provide towels.


    December 2013
  • Emma's Yellow Room (email hidden) to stay. The room was clean and very comfortable.

    After traveling bali for over a month at many different places the bed in the yellow room was the best. The yellow room also comes with hot water, hard to find at this price, and the internet!

    I got the chance to meet Emma and her son. She was just as kind as I thought she would be and her son was just too cute!

    Not quite sure what the previous reviews were about because we definitely did not have any of those experiences. Since our stay we've gone back once and are trying to squeeze one more trip back to Amed! Great place!!

    October 2013
  • DECEPCIONANTE EXPERIENCIA. Las habitaciones NO estan entre preciosos jardines sino junto a una ruidosa carretera. Respecto al restaurante, son cuatro mesas junto a la carretera atendidas por la housekeeper. Hay muchas mejores opciones en la costa de Amed, llena de restaurantes a buen precio donde comer o cenar escuchando el sonido del mar o música en directo. Habíamos reservado para ocho días pero nos fuimos al cuarto a pesar de perder todo el dinero por la política de cancelación, ya que el zumbido del tráfico era insoportable desde las cinco de la mañana. El agua de la ducha era fría, no caliente como se indica.

    DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE. The rooms AREN'T between beautiful gardens, but so close to a noisy road (impossible to rest!!!). Referring to the restaurant, it is four tables also close to the road and served by the housekeeper. There are lots of better options in Amed's coast, full of restaurant as and warungs where you can enjoy eating with the ocean's sound or life music concerts at a very good price.
    We had booked for eight days but we moved before, although we lost all the money of the booking. The water of the shower was cold, not hot as it is described.

    August 2013
    Response from Emma:

    There was no Deception at all Paloma, the map clearly shows exactly where we are located, we are located next to the same road as the majority of other guesthouses and hotels are. All the photos are real and show where we are! Other customers have no problem resting and sleeping in these rooms and we have had more than 2 occasions where customers stayed for longer than a month! Is there a problem having staff who clean and them after serve food? you ate there yet you don't mention if the food was good or bad? Our staff are experienced in working at other restaurants and prepare excellent food as mentioned on a lot of our reviews on this and other websites and at very reasonable prices. I am sorry the hot water didn't work well in the room but had you of told this to use we would of had it fixed!! although I have just checked the water and it is working perfectly plus no other guests have EVER had a problem with this!

    August 2013
  • The communikation was good. The rooms were clean. The problem was that we didn´t know anything about the construction works next to our bungalow.

    When we arrived it was so noisy that we couldn´t even talk. It didn´t look really comfortable. Construction workers were sitting next so our window so that we had to close the curtains by day. There is also a street next to the bungalows where scooters and cars are passing.

    The stuff was friendly and they tried to make us comfortable but we didn´t feel really comfortable so we left the place two hours after arriving.

    July 2013
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Hi I'm Emma, originally from the UK now living in East Bali with my Balinese husband, our handsome little baby boy and our gorgeous baby girl. Many years travel experience, love meeting new people.
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