this is a photo of the pool at The Open House Bali

Hotel

The Open House Bali

The Open House Bali

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TripAdvisor Review
577 Reviews
Guide Price £1,069 per person
Based on 17 June 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Qatar, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Suite (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Your second home in Bali

With just 17 rooms, this charming and intimate boutique hotel gets excellent reviews for its homely-feel, delicious home cooked food and fantastic staff. Guest rooms are simply furnished in a blend of modern and vintage styles using recycled wood and colonial tiles and have a balcony or terrace overlooking the pool and garden. Make the most of optional cultural tours, cooking classes and trips to the local fish market giving you the chance to interact with the local community. If you're looking for a small, charming hotel with an emphasis on local experiences, look no further.

  • Steps from Jimbaran Beach
  • Truly Balinese experience
  • Emphasis on local experiences
  • Peaceful lap pool and relaxation area

Top Tips from our Experts

Gary

Destination Specialist

One of the great things about this little boutique hotel is the optional tours to the local markets and villages. You get to learn more about the local way of life and contribute to the local community.

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Away from it all
  • 17 rooms
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Bali Airport

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only
Location Highlights

The Open House Bali

  • Away from it all
  • approx. 15 minutes from Bali Airport
  • Short walk from Jimbaran beach
  • Selection of seafood restaurants nearby
577 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 410
  • Very Good 125
  • Average 33
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 13, 2018

Great Service and a Nice Place to Relax in Bali

Phoenix, Arizona

It was a real pleasure to relax here, let these nice folks take care of me, and enjoy the quiet ambiance of this hotel. I stayed here five nights in August 2018, left for a two-night trip to the Bedugul lake region in the north of the island, then came back here for two more nights. So, seven nights in all at The Open House. They willingly stored my luggage for me while I was away for the two nights up north. The service here that I received was outstanding. Rooms manager Cila was very helpful and friendly. She made several suggestions that made my stay more memorable and relaxing. General manager Aryu was helpful and pleasantly conversational. Jose was very nice. They work well together as a team and, for me, they really delivered excellent and friendly hospitality and service. I don't recall the night manager's name, but she was also really good and helpful. The layout of the guest rooms is a little unusual. All of them look out onto the pool area, but there are draperies. If you stay upstairs, there is a long straight flight of stairs to be traveled, but the young men who work here brought my luggage up for me. I had rooms on both levels. The water pressure for the shower was excellent. There was plenty of hot water. The shower and the toilet are located in separately glass-enclosed areas, so that the sink can be used by someone else in your room whilst another is showering or otherwise occupied. The air conditioning worked well, as did the ceiling fans. The beds were big and comfortable. The rooms have patios with a padded lounger, tables and chairs, and I loved relaxing on mine in the August day-time breeze. You see guests casually walking around this property in their robes and swimsuits. I bought a couple of their Bali batik robes; very pretty. The dining area is near the front of the property and is open-air. I always enjoyed my breakfasts there, and the other meals that I had there. The food quality is good, as is the service. The WiFi here works as well as any WiFi I have seen in Bali: pretty well, if not always perfectly. This hotel is only a 1-2 minute walk to Jimbaran Bay beach, which in my view is one of Bali's nicer tourist beaches. I enjoy it more than Kuta, Legian or Seminyak. In my experience, while there are beach businesses here to provide lounge chairs, umbrellas, food and drink, they don't pester you so much as I have seen on other beaches. It's a clean beach, too. On Jimbaran, you'll meet visitors from everywhere; it is truly an international experience. And The Open House is only steps away. Don't miss the beautiful sunsets! At The Open House, I enjoyed two great massages. One was the regular full-body massage, and the other was the warm stone massage. Both were so relaxing and therapeutic. The tables were comfortable, and a nice breeze blew through the open-air hut whilst they were performed, at the back end of the pool. The staff arranged driver and tours whenever I needed them. I took the evening tour to see the Kecak dance at Uluwatu, which I recommend if you have never seen it. My driver to/from Bedugul was arranged by The Open House staff, as were my airport transfers. Prices for everything were reasonable. Mini-marts or convenience stores are within walking distance to buy water, drinks or snacks. When I return to Bali, The Open House will assuredly be the first place to which I turn for my lodging and relaxation.
Aug 09, 2018

Satisfied solo female

Flat Rock, North Carolina

My solo stay was 10 days of bliss! The staff is friendly, gracious & eager to pease. Chefs excellent! Very safe. The rescued cats were a bonus. Easy walk to beach. Hotel needs better chairs on beach. I would return!!
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The Open House Bali

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Relax around the swimming pool which is set in a pretty garden with comfortable loungers surrounding.

Spa service and yoga classes

Enjoy a massage in the outdoor relaxation bale or book a yoga class in the hotel gardens.

Local Activities

Every day there are different activities available at The Open House and each has been specifically chosen to offer guests a real Balinese experience and the option to interact with local people. Activities include visits to the local market, a fishing trip on a traditional "jukung" fishing boat, Balinese cookery classes and cultural tours of Jimbaran village to name a few.

Beach facilities

The hotel has sun loungers on the beach for guests use, just a short walk away.

Relaxation Area

There is a lovely outdoor relaxation bale next to the pool with comfy seating and books.

The Open House Bali

Room Types

Deluxe Suite

As well as being spacious and intimate, the Deluxe Suites are decorated in a mix of vintage and modern style with delightful details such as decorative Indonesian items, recycled wood and colonial cement tiles which are 'The Open House's' trademark. All rooms include a terrace or balcony with a sofa for relaxing while you enjoy the view of the swimming pool and palm trees.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Open House Bali

Food & Drink

The Open House Restaurant

With its traditional "Alang Alang" roof and bamboo structure, the Open House restaurant gets excellent reviews for its delicious home cooked food using local and organic products where possible. Enjoy light meals and salads by day and a cosy candlelit atmosphere by night.

Board Basis Options

Room Only

No meals included

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is served at the Open House Restaurant