Apartment rentals in Bali are great alternative to renting villas, and depending on the length of your stay, might make more sense than staying in a hotel. Certainly if you will be here more than a week or so you should take a look online at options you have in a Bali apartment rental.
If the average mid-range hotel in Bali cost between US $50 and US $100 per night and your stay in Bali is 10 days, you will spend between $500 and $1000 just on accommodations. Did you know that it’s possible to spend in that range for a Bali apartment rental, for an entire month? Well, it is. And assuming budgetary constraints are what has you leaving paradise and they going back home so soon, reducing your nightly expenditure for accommodation might enable you to stay in Bali for a much longer holiday than you normally would.
Look, staying in a beautiful villa with a pool and privacy is a wonderful thing. Everyone should try a villa rental at least once a. If you can afford it for an entire month every time you come to Bali, I would say by all means indulge yourself. On the other hand, the right hotel will make you feel pampered and spoiled. But the retail nature of hotel pricing makes staying more than a couple of weeks pretty impractical if it’s not being paid for with a business expense account.
As for Bali apartment rentals, while they might not have the sprawling luxury of a villa or the “no rough edges” perfection of a good hotel, offer you something else. They give you time- more time for a given amount of money, in a place you may have wanted to come for years. And ask anyone who’s done it: there’s a huge difference between going away for a week or two, and living in a place for a month, or more. This article is really directed toward people with more time than money. You can really transform your holiday by adding a little imagination to your accommodations budget, you just may not know it yet.
Reducing your per-night room cost is one thing, but your savings will be increased versus staying in a hotel room in the area of eating also. Cooking for yourself in the kitchen of your apartment will drive your per day food costs way down. Obviously if you shop in the local markets for fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meat and fish, you will find it all to be much cheaper than the hotel restaurant. Having said that, even if your apartment doesn’t have a full kitchen, Bali is a place where you don’t have to choose between eating well and spending frugally. If you’ve been to Bali before you know how good the value for money is in local restaurants here. Entrées are in the US $2-$4 range, for a far-ranging variety of cuisines. Lots of ex-pat types who have cooking facilities eat plenty of their meals in restaurants just because the quality is so high and the prices are so reasonable. The bottom line is that having locked in cheap accommodations, food expenses for a longer stay won’t break the bank either.
Certainly if you have come to the party you’ll find that the money spends just as quickly here as anywhere else. But again, if you are motivated to stay a longer in Bali without breaking the bank, renting Bali apartments is definitely something you want to look into.
It’s a one bedroom apartment, 45 m² (about 450 ft.²), the front door of which is a three minute walk to the beach. Our maid Komang comes every other day. There is a nice balcony overlooking the hotel grounds, 24-hour security, cable TV, free parking, and full use of all hotel facilities. That includes three pools, tennis court and a workout room. The best part is the location, as you don’t have to get on a motorcycle or into a taxi every time you want to come to the beach. Traffic is getting worse in the tourist areas of Bali, but you’ll be blissfully unaware of it walking through the hotel grounds for a sunset walk. Below are a few photos, and if you’re interested in a short or long-term rental we would love to hear from you at think_tom(at)hotmail.com.