What a difference! After the really bad introduction we had to Nusa Lembongan the day before Taos House was a much nicer place. The night before we found them on Airbnb and looked up the phone number on the internet to call them directly. When we called they actually picked up the phone (big improvement!) and after telling us they only had a room for two nights instead of the four we wanted, they apparently made some arrangements because a few minutes later they texted us we could stay the 4 nights we needed.
In the morning the father of the man I spoke to picked us up at the agreed time and brought us to their beautiful place in the Mushroom Bay area. The people (the father, his son and his daughter) were very nice and we were welcomed with a fresh orange juice while we waited for our room to be cleaned. Taos House was a bit more expensive than our previous place, IDR 500.000 (about €34,-) but the owner gave us a discount of IDR 100.000 when we paid for our stay which was really great.
The place has really nice garden in front of the rooms and a nice swimming pool to cool down on the hot days. Jace really loved the place too because of the pool, but also because there were two little kids and a four weeks old puppy dog for him to play with. The staff gave us great information about what to do and where to go. On the second day of our stay there was a big ceremony in the village which was really impressive, but more about that in another post.
So after a bad first day we were happy we changed our accommodation.
- friendly staff
- owned & operated by a local family
- big swimming pool
- nice garden with good atmosphere
- decent breakfast
- good sized room
- the hot shower didn’t work so good (the staff did their best to fix it and finally managed to on day 3)
- not on the beach
- a bit above our budget
If you want more info about this accommodation, check out the Taos House website