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Very good 7.7
Based on 117 reviews

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Very good



based on 117 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.9
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.8
  • Service 7.9
  • Value for Money 7.3
  • Food/Dining 6.8

Annisa R.
Indonesia
October 06, 2014
Astonishing nature, Resort needs renovations
The National Park, The National Park, The National Park
We stayed for one night in Shorea, and we were mesmerized by the astonishing Bali Barat National Park. The Wilderness is superb (barking deers and leaf monkeys everywhere just to name a few) and Menjangan Island is world class (I saw a marlin dashing through). Being the only resort permitted inside the national park, Shorea has a massive advantage of wonderful wilderness that no other resorts can beat. Unfortunately the resort itself was under maintained, our lanais were comfortable and clean but we can feel that the resort was deserted and in dire need of renovation. The worst building was the reception area near labuhan lalang port. It was almost a rubble, broken glasses and everything. I believe if you haven't made any reservation and just stop by to make your reservation you will be discouraged and go somewhere else. The staffs was friendly, we have no problem with them. I think this resort needs new management, those who can manage this diamond in the rough into great resorts.

Julien H.
France
September 12, 2014
We loved the shorea beach resort
Preserved area, promity with Mejangan, not many tourists
We spent a great time there (with our two young kids). snorkeling and scuba diving were much better than any-where else in Bali and the Gili (protected area each, reef and corals preserved; a lot of fish and corals with high diversity). We had one of the two villas on the beach, and it was a great experience. the comfort is not like a 5* hotel , but you don't come for that. This is nontheless a luxuous place if you consider that it is a remote, in a protected area, quiet, with wonderful diving/snorkeling opportunities. Food and people were nice.

catherine S.
United Kingdom
September 03, 2014
Amazing location, worth the drawbacks
The ocean on our doorstep, being away from it all, the wildlife
We went to this resort with completely the wrong idea. If you go expecting a western style beach hotel you will be disappointed. If you go expecting a mini adventure of being on a small island with no roads or inhabitants, plentiful wildlife (at one point I counted 3 deer and 11 monkeys just in our garden) and great access to beautiful sea and coral reef then you will be delighted. We splashed out on a beach villa. To be honest it was a bit tatty and we weren't thrilled to see a rat run under the bed within the first ten minutes. The staff were clearly bemused that we had a problem with that 'this is the jungle madam' they explained. But they were very helpful in moving us to another villa with a more secure door. We did still see a rat in the bathroom but at least felt like it couldn't come in the bedroom (I know, we are wimps!) It was brilliant to fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on to our own bit of beach and I loved the moment I leapt off the end of the jetty into the amazingly clear soft water to spend some time with the tropical fish. Everybody who worked there was friendly and helpful. The foods not bad considering they have to bring everything from Bali island by boat. It was a special memory so I recommend you go for it - knowing in advance what you are opting into!

Theo P.
Netherlands
August 18, 2014
Cabins in paradise
Wildlife, snorkling, quite
Nice and simple. Stunning nature but poor service, food and maintenance of cabins.

fiona R.
United States
June 07, 2014
Very relaxing,quiet, for nature lovers.
Snorkel on site Quiet Breakfast

Paula S.
United States
June 04, 2014
Quiet resort, under refurb
Bed, staff, boat ride
We rested well at Shorea, the restaurant often could not make the things on the menu, and there was construction going on but it did not bother us. The bathroom fixtures and walls had seen better days but the staff was very accomodating. The snorkeling would be better if there were less trash in the water. Water was almost hot as well (late May). Swimming pool was broken. We didn't realize that we could do a nature hike and maybe see the Bali Starling right on the island so be sure to do that. The restaurant has a lot of flies when there is no breeze and typical of all of Indonesia, bring your own napkins unless you want to use Kleenex (on the table). The boat ride over and back is beautiful and about 20 minutes. Very restful place.

Philippe W.
Switzerland
May 19, 2014
Well-equipped resort right in the national park
Unique location in the wild; Nice bungalows with all amentities; Close to wildlife
I can recommend this resort for nature lovers. It's located right at the shore in the center of the West Bali National Park and you can watch monkeys, deers, etc. within the resort right from your place. Currently the Lanai bungalows are attractively discounted and provide a good value: AC, hot shower, nice room, sun deck, facing the sea, with breakfast and afternoon tea. Some bungalows are in a rustic state, others are nice. The entire resort is awaiting a face lift after 15 years. Only very few tourists now. Dining is a little on the expensive side, given the small portions, but decent. Beach and snorkeling in front of the resort are average. Trekking tour is only possible with guide, is a total 3 hour walk along the mangroves, and ok but very limited. Can see the Bali starlet. Diving island close by, and resort diving shop available. WiFi Internet ok in Resto area, but many staff watch alot Youtube, hence bandwidth problems. Can fully recommend the Shorea Beach Resort for 2-3 nights, as its forte is the location right in the park.

Alda H.
Iceland
May 11, 2014
Wilde Life
Nature (animals), good food and very peaceful
We stayed there for 3 nights and it was very nice. If you do not minde the bugs and wilde nature it is just amazing. Althouhg, it is time to maintain the rooms and surroundings.

Helen M.
Canada
April 23, 2014
A bit run down.
GreAt

Christopher J.
United States
February 17, 2014
Great stay in a lovely cottage.
Wonderful staff. Great snorkeling. Fantastic scenery.
Lovely stay in a nice clean cottage. Wonderful staff and great snorkeling.