Mandhara Chico Bungalows
Located directly at the black lava sand beach in Lovina, this accommodation is great value for money. I don´t know the rooms in the lower price range. We decided to give ourselves the experience of a president suite for 2 days, which was a blast. The room is luxurious and huge. It comes with an amazing open bathroom and a bathtub. The interior is very tasteful and sophisticated. Bali is just an awesome place, in any other country you would easily pay €100-200,- for such a room on that quality level.
The hotel has a nice restaurant with a terrace directly at the beach and an OK pool, if you just want to go for a quick swim. The room is air-conditioned and everything appeared very clean. The owner is really friendly and leads the hotel as a family business.
For backpackers with tighter budgets they have cheaper rooms, coming with a fan only, starting from €11 or with an AC for €14,50. But I want to encourage you to give yourself a nice treat and check out this president suite. Especially if you are traveling in a group of 4, consider taking this awesome room, because it comes with a 2nd room with a 2nd attached bath room, how amazing is this?
Pay a little more than for 2 standard double rooms and reside in a room that deserves 5 stars, even at European hotel standard. You will never ever get such a room anywhere in Western Europe for €50. Just check out this mind-blowing open bath room, where you can take a nice bubble bath after trekking the jungles of North Bali and your loved one can watch you from inside, as there is a huge window facing the bathroom.