I like simple lifestyle and enjoy the company of easy going people. I also enjoys surfing.
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Manu is a great host who aims to give his guest the best experience. His goal is to creat a little community environment with like minded people from around the world. The room I has everything you and and together with the basic breakfast, is for sure a great value for money.
The location is perfect as it's in the center to go to Uluwatu, Balangan beach, Bingin beach, Padangpadang and Jimbaran to have a lunch in restaurant Balique or to visit the fish market. I also suggest you to see the sunset at the Spanish restaurant El Kabron. Of course you need to rent a scooter to explore te area and be able to visit the different beaches and surf spots.
It is difficult to write negative stuff, because Manu was very nice and a positive person, and also we had fun and a good time anyways, but we had several problems during our stay. If this place would be a very cheap place I would have been okay with the things I did not like, but for this price one can find much better value in Bali.
The air-conditioning was not working at all, the room was full of mosquitos, even under the mosquito net, like 20-30 each when we arrived. I had a wasp nest in my room behind a picture frame with app. 20 wasp, which I did not remove. The room did not look clean, the walls have not been painted for a while, the plaster is missing in some places from the ceiling and wall. In the bathroom the toilet was dirty and the water does not flow down in the drain in the shower.
We had no privacy, because you can hear everything that happens under the roof. The breakfast was really poor, breakfast time was until 8-10am, the housekeeper came at 8, made the breakfast and left it there in the kitchen. If we eat at 10 (which we every day did), it was all cold and dry. I did not once meet her.
The garden was not tidied up once, old leaves were everywhere, the plants were lacking the looking after from a gardener.
All in all the place looked like it is not cared for. It looked like there is no life and love in it. Any place, even if it is very basic accommodation can be cleaned and maintained well. This place is not maintained well, which is a shame, because it could be such a nice place. Probably it would need a person, who fixes problems like the air-con, wasps, drains, and who generally is there every day to maintain the place, collect leaves, clean kitchen and common areas, change sheets, towels once in a while, etc.
This neighbourhood of Bali (Jimbaran) is a poor area compared to other beaches with surf spots, like Canggu. The streets and houses are not as well maintained, so it can look depressing for someone who saw just nice pictures of Bali. Well, they don't show the incredible amount of trash which is laying around this neighbourhood and also at Balangan beach. If someone is okay with that, and wants to see this aspect of Bali too, it is all good. Whole picture! :)
Still we had a good time here, not focusing on the things we don't like, but rather enjoying. It is sometimes good to stay in a place which is worse quality, than expected, and then to be happy in the next place for all the beauty and comfort an accommodation can offer for the same price.
I think the price should be lower or the quality of service should be better.
Peace and Love
The place is nice but you definately need to have a scooter to enjoy it. You need to be very independant as the setting is very remote and there is no restaurant or cafe nearby. A little bit of Bahasa Indonesia might be of help too ...
If you are tired of big cities, then its the best place to go. area is wonderful. people r great. im still missing German( manager of villa)! will probably come one more time!
The stay at Mangoo was probably my best place to stay in Bali.
The garden and the common areas are really nice and bring the people together.
Also the rooms have everything you need!
But the best thing is that you will meet really nice people with whom you can go surfing every day at the local beach balangan or somewhere around the bukit.
If that's what you're looking for it is a perfect place!!
I will come again when I'll return to bali.
The place is great, guys are very friendly and helpful. I miss them already!
Wow I had a nice time living in this frendly place. Nice room and spacious. Ale is very nice and lovely person. She do everything to make you feel well for the time your in the place.
We had such a great time staying at Balangan. Ed & Manu were so helpful throughout the booking process & made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Garden, pool & outdoor shower were all wonderful. Location is remote & rural which makes it ideal for seeing the real Bali away from touristy spots. Some good local food to be had & shop at end of street for essentials. Bikes needed to get to beach unless you like long walks, but taxi service easy to arrange too. It is a gem of a spot & we had a beautiful week. Thanks guys!
We had really great time in the villa except some inconveniences (temporary lack of water and poor breakfast), but it's Indonesia so we forgive :) The place is located in very quite area and the most reasonable way to explore the surroundings is renting a motorbike. We hadn't met Manu as he was on holiday, but Ed and Arif who were managing the villa were very nice and easygoing.
I can honestly recommend that place, so enjoy travelers :)
Dans l'ensemble un très bonne endroit pour séjourner seul ou entre amis, si vous vous aimez le camping "amélioré", coté bed and breakfast, deux chose simple qui malheureusement dépasser nos hôtes..
Les lits sont effectivement fait tout les jours mais sur un séjours totalisant 14 nuits nos draps on était changer seulement une fois et ceci 2 jours avant notre départ. Ainsi que l'eau chaude présente que les 3 derniers jours l'hygiène globale est déplorable.
Pour le petit déjeuner notre dernière semaine les gâteaux sec ont remplacer les "pancakes" qui sont de vulgaires crêpes de 5mm d'épaisseur pas cuites faites avec une préparation pour donuts vives les indigestions.
Cependant les personnels de maison sont très aimables, polis et efficace ils faisaient tout les possibles avec très peu de moyen. Ce qui était loin d'être le cas des responsables de cette location au moment de notre séjours; imbu de leur personne complètement déconnecter de la réalité de leur invités "clients" sachant que l'on a cohabiter au sein cette villa avec plus de 8 autres personnes qui partagé plus ou moins notre avis sur le lieu et ses propriétaires.
Situation géographiques idéales pour le calme et la tranquillité plus un accès rapide au nombreux sites ( Dreamland, balangan uluwatu ...etc)