Experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to stay inside one of Bali's largest and the last surviving Palace compound.
Puri Agung Karangasem is located at the center of Amlapura City. We are the direct descendant of the late Karangasem King and is the patron to the Tirtagangga and the Taman Ujung Water Palace at the outskirt of the city.
This is a newly renovated house with four bedrooms. Each room has a queen size bed, hot shower, and A/C. Breakfast included, and there is a common dining area with dry kitchen if you want to prepare your meals.
Surrounding the house is the historical buildings of the last Kingdom in Karangasem — itself an attraction on its own — where you can experience the serene and traditional living of our extended family.
We are centrally located in the city, and is a good hub for you to explore Eastern Bali beach attractions: e.g. Candidasa, Amed, Tulamben, etc. Feel free to message me if you have any further enquiries or questions about the listing.
Had a pleasant stay here. The palace grounds were lovely and peaceful and we could wander around even though the majority of the grounds are others residence. There isnt much to see or do in Amlapura so I would suggest only staying one night here and definitely visit the water palace at tirtagangga. Its stunning. Trisna was wonderful at communicating and made me feel at ease. Her father was living on site at the palace and was very helpful also. He drove us to the waterpalace and waited around while we took photos and had lunch then drove us back for 100, 000IDR. The room was clean and tidy. Not much natural light but that was fine. Pleasant place to stay but not really any reason to visit again.
If you want to avoid the tourists and experience real Balinese life, come to Amalapura. On top of that it is in a palace with former King's grand son and his wife (another Princess). Yes the room is basic and Amalpura can get very hot during day time. The room is air conditioned and the palace ground is wonderful to roam about. Trisna's parents are delightfully giving people. They speak and understand enough English that we had a great 4 days with them. If you have your own transport, this is the place to be to explore the beaches and palaces of Bali. If you do not, like we did not and we wanted to just chill out for a few days, it will be a fascinating experience as well. Trisna's father, Agung drove us to two different water palaces that his Grandfather had built. It gave us a different dimension to these two palaces. Do take his tour. It costs only $10 per destination but to be able to have your own private parking spot, not to have to pay any entrance fees, and to see everyone smiling to Agung was so special for us. For hot water shower you will need to use the other bathroom across the garden but that is a part of Balinese life and it was so hot that we were happy with cold shower. Trisna came on a Sunday and we spent the entire afternoon talking with her. What a beautiful energy!!!! A single mother, educated, independent, filled with life. Priceless addition to our life. One word of caution: if you are an animal lover, it will be difficult for you (like it was for us) to see their dog in a cage 24 hours a day. Trisna does not like it. She has a dog and she spoils her dog the way we all do in the West but she had lost the battle with her parents. However, if we all write about it a bit and she keeps on translating our discomfort to them a bit by bit, perhaps one day we can change their mind and the dog will be given away to an appropriate owner. We can not change a few hundred year old culture in one day but we know how kind Agung and Ibu Agung are otherwise. I have a lot of hope that one day they will hear all of us. We had fantastic local food for less than $1 per person. They keep giving us fruit, including fresh Rambutan from the tree. The day we left, Agung and Ibu woke up early to see us off. We have a very special memory about Amlapura and we will be Trisna's friends for life.
The palace was an amazing experience. The palace grounds are extensive with most of the 40+ old buildings still intact. I took well over 100 photos and think it a very beautiful place. We were the only guests in one of the two guest rooms. The room was basic but clean and comfortable.Other members of the extended family lived on the grounds but we felt privileged to essentially have the palace to ourselves. It was truly a unique and rewarding experience.
Lovely quiet place to stay and see some real Bali, that's not over run with other tourists!
Hosts were wonderful and very helpful. Felt like part of the family! Would recommend this place to anyone that wants to relax and see a genuine Balinese town and hospitality.
Wonderful quiet place, felt like we got to experience real Bali - not just for the tourists!
The hosts treated us like their family :)
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