Friday, February 10, 2012

Where We Stayed in Lovina...

The Hotel Adirama.

There were a lot of nice things about this hotel and nothing really bad. It was by no means grand or fancy, but there were some lovely touches. I was a bit worried our first night there. After setting our things down in our room we went to check out the pool. The property's only restaurant is adjacent to the pool and at night they sometimes have live music. This was one of those nights. The band was playing "Welcome to the Hotel California", but they changed the lyrics to "Welcome to the Hotel Adirama". They seemed to get fuzzy with the lyrics after "such a lovely place". I wondered if they didn't KNOW the rest of the words or if they wisely skipped over them. You know, the part that says "You can check out any time you like but you can never leave". Their song choice did worry me a bit. Was this some crazy sinister place? Was my family and I about to disappear? Leave it to me to think such things. Obviously, it was not sinister and we were able to leave when we wanted, but if I was in management there I would instruct the band on their choice of songs!

This quirky but lovely little path led to our patio.
Probably my favorite feature of our room was this beaded entry into the patio.

We had a private little garden between our room and the ocean. It was pretty. (And thankfully I did not SEE the rat which Eric reported to me was scampering about.)
Inside our room, looking out toward the patio and garden. Unfortunately there were no screens on the windows or doors, so we were not able to leave them open at night. I would have loved to listen to the waves crashing just beyond our garden.
To the right was a king size bed, swathed in mosquito netting. Very useful and necessary in Bali. Ahead is a second bedroom.
The 2nd bedroom was HUGE, although lacking in character, charm and air conditioning. Oh well, the place was pretty cheap, what can I say?
The charm which was lacking in the rooms was evident in the gardens.

Yes, Bali knows well how to design gardens and swimming pools.

They could use a little help though, when it comes to decorating for Christmas!


Elizabethd said...

It must have been lovely to be able to step out into those beautiful gardens every day.

bristowmom said...

Ah yes, but this was only the first place! Stay tuned, it gets better!

Barbara said...

Beautiful gardens and so near to the waves. Sounds divine.

Anonymous said...

As a person who is OCD about mosquitoes, I would have appreciated the mosquito netting. Beautiful photos. - msw