Video of Warung Coco Poppies II, Kuta, Bali

Video of our room at Warung Coco Poppies 2 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Filmed during our stay in June 2013.

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Positives

  • For the first time during our 6 month trip in SE Asia, we had not booked a room for the night. After arriving at a different hotel, we were shocked at the state of our room (covered in mould and with dead cockroaches and a foul mouldy smell) and left immediately. The quality of rooms for a reasonable rate on Poppies Lane 2 was pretty lousy, until we came across Warung Coco Poppies and we decided to stay as soon as they showed us a room.
  • Clean, comfortable and spacious rooms.
  • Given its location in the heart of the night life of Kuta town, we found it to be much quieter at night than we had expected.
  • The use of a large refrigerator was a big bonus point for us. It is easy to spend a lot of money just on basics, like stopping for a soft drink or two. We found the fridge helpful and used it to supplement the rather poor breakfast.

Negatives

  • The breakfast options were acceptable, but the weak tea and coffee along with downright rude service from an older Balinese lady was horrible. We felt like a burden, rather than paying guests (having said that the rest of the staff were very helpful).
  • The wardrobe in our room had no clothes hangers. We always find it frustrating when we have hanging space but no where to put our shirts or trousers, so that we don’t look completely crumpled on our nights out.
  • The alleyway down to Warung Coco Poppies 2 flooded whenever it rained and on our last evening in Kuta, the heavens opened. We had to wade, knee deep in rain water given the drainage systems were obviously overloaded. I wouldn’t have minded other than the amount of dog excrement in the area meant a lot of UFOs ‘unidentifiable floating objects’; hardly a singing in the rain moment.
  • The day of our check out, I had become very ill with what turned out to be a very bad stomach bug. My partner had asked if we could check out closer to noon rather than 10am as our flight wasn’t until much later and I really was in a bad way. We were charged an additional 100,000 IDR to stay for 2 more hours even though the hotel didn’t appear to be fully booked or guests awaiting ‘our’ room. No one offered to help me with my bag, even though the two girls sat chatting at the desk could clearly see I was struggling to stand. It is the small things that make a difference and this left us with a bad taste in our mouths.

Cash payment is required upon check-in unless booked with Agoda.com

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