Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Australia

The Watergarden is a gem.

Posted Oct 28, 2016
Pros: The Watergarden is a gem of a boutique hotel. Each accomodation unit is isolated by beautiful ponds stocked with fish and water lilies. Sitting on the spacious veranda and watching butterflies, waterbirds and iridescent dragonflies is a continuous and relaxing entertainment. The occasional giant lizard puts in an appearance and the fish love to be fed with a supply of food which can be requested at reception. Room service is first class and breakfast on the veranda is a real treat, especially in the cooler morning air. The combination of air conditioning and an overhead fan make the rooms very comfortable. The pathways leading to accomodation are attractive and brick paved. The swimming pool is excellent with adequate, comfortable lounges and umbrellas. It's also possible to have lunch and other meals poolside. The new restaurant at the hotel has to be rated as one of the best in Candidasa. The menu is innovative and well priced. A wide range of cocktails are on offer. The tables are large and seating comfortable. The staff are extremely helpful and all speak good English (and maybe other languages). The gift shop has high quality crafts for sale at very reasonable prices.
Cons: It would take a very picky person to find fault with this hotel. The only complaint was that the bar fridge (with very reasonably priced drinks) needed defrosting. A major disadvantage to Candidasa is that the main road which runs through the town is a drag strip for noisy, heavy, trucks, cars and noisy motorbikes. As it is a straight stretch of road traffic speeds through and little consideration is given to pedestrians. In the seven days we stayed there was one fatality (a schoolchild was killed) and a two car, one truck, accident. This traffic problem will deter people from visiting and local businesses should collaborate to ensure a speed limit and other traffic calming measures are introduced and enforced.
Location: Candidasa is situated on what used to be a decent beach. There's a nice selection of shops, small supermarkets, cafes and restaurants nearby.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Meppel

Mooie bungalows in jungle-tuin

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Pros: De jungle achtige tuin en de heerlijke veranda
Cons: Matrassen zijn niet erg fijn en met betere oplossingen komen als men een afspraak om wat voor reden dan ook niet na kan komen (huur scooter).
Location: Candidasa heeft een klein aantal winkeltjes en ruim voldoende restaurants. In de directe omgeving is niet veel te doen.
Mooie bungalows met een vijver voor je veranda. Iedere bungalow heeft veel privacy door de jungle achtige tuin. De bungalow is niet groot, maar van alle gemakken voorzien en schoon. Het complex heeft een zeer aangenaam zwembad met gratis handdoeken voor hotelgasten. Het ligt aan de drukke hoofdweg die door Candidasa loopt, maar daar merk je niets van. 's Avonds hebben we bij de receptie een scooter besproken voor de volgende dag om 10 uur. Om 11 uur was er nog steeds geen scooter en vervolgens kregen we te horen dat het helemaal niet zou gaan lukken, omdat de scooters op waren. Er werd geen oplossing of tegemoetkoming aangedragen en moesten zelf opdraaien voor een veel duurder alternatief: de taxi. Verder moet je niet bang zijn voor kikkers.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Germany

Bungalows in a lush garden

Posted Apr 9, 2016
Pros: the garden
Cons: I Loved every minute of our stay.
Location: Located in Candidasa Center, you can walk everywhere.
This is a small and cozy place with nice bungalows in a lush garden. Clean rooms, hot water, friendly service, good location. No tv in the room! We spent your time on your terrace and watch the fishes in the pond.
5 out of 5
by Karl from Kennett square

Ridiculously unique garden boutique!

Posted Feb 7, 2016 on Hotels
This must be one of the more unique boutique properties I have ever stayed in! The water lily pond just outside my room was a delight and the koi beside my dining table were mesmerizing! Nice and quiet in the back of the property with plenty to stroll and see along the Main Street.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Düsseldorf

Posted Nov 8, 2015
Familiäres traumhaftes Boutiquehotel mit tollem Team und kleinen Häuschen inmitten von Seerosenteichen
5 out of 5
by Jo-Ann from Brisbane, Australia

A hotel that you will re-visit again and again

Posted Oct 15, 2015 on Hotels
We regularly stay at the Watergarden Hotel in Candi Dasa. We love the privacy provided by the surrounding gardens and the comfortable seating provided in the outside under cover verandah area. Room service is very good and the food prices reasonable. A very high quality accommodation which we recommend to other couples who want a relaxing holiday.
4 out of 5
by Gordon from Adelaide

Secluded escape in comfort

Posted Aug 25, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed here for 4 nights and loved almost everything about it. The free standing cottage had a comfortable bedroom and bathroom with double doors onto the wide deck overlooking a thick garden hiding us from other guests. The pool area and cafe were also very pleasant shady areas to spend our time. The cafe breakfast was good value and plenty of options. Though not on the beach the hotel offers a very comfortable quiet secluded place to stay with plenty of restaurants and the beach a 3 minute walk away. There's no TV which we loved, patchy WiFi which we worked around and our room had very low water pressure that was frustrating.... We definitely stay there again
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 29, 2015 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by Stefan from Zürich, Switzerland

Nicht alles was glänzt ist Gold

Posted Apr 25, 2015 on Hotels
Die Anlage ist sehr schön und wer die Natur liebt kommt hier voll und ganz auf seine Kosten! Die Bungalows sind auch schön. Nun aber zur Kehrseite der Medaille; Die Massage im Hotel lassen sie besser aus, denn das Personal schreibt während dieser Dienstleistung lieber SMS und trägt als Gipfel der Frechheit noch die Gäste- Sandalen! Falls sie eine gute Internetverbindung bevorzugen, gehen sie lieber in ein Lokal in der Stadt. Kreditkartengebühren werden nicht wie üblich dem Hotel, sondern dem Gast belastet...
3 out of 5
by Sarah from usa

ok hotel

Posted Mar 23, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel was nice overall. Loved the veranda with the garden view, but the overall room was ok. The first night I stayed the bed sheets looked as though they hadn't been changed in that there were multiple blood stains and the toilet didn't work properly. So used the extra blanket to sleep on top of sleets but the extra blanket had dirt/sand mixed in it. But they fixed the toilet the next day and changed bed sheets, fortunately this sheet only had one blood stain. There's no tv and the wifi is very slow. But the food was good and massage was lovely. And the driver they arranged for me for a day tour was very good and day tour great.