We have 24 places to stay in and around Sanur.
As far as tourism is concerned, Sanur is pretty much a one-street town running parallel to the beach. Along Jalan Danau Tamblingan you’ll find shops, restaurants and many hotels, mostly starting around the midrange bracket up to luxury digs. Much of Sanur’s beachfront is given over to fancy hotels, although some not as fancy as their pricetags. This limits access along the street, though there are still public lanes that can be used. For flashpacker or budget lodgings, head back a street or two for a better deal—you’ll find peace and quiet, and still be within walking distance of the sea and sand.
Beachfront in Sanur usually means big bucks and doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be able to lay in bed and see the sea. Many properties are long and narrow, and you may still have a lengthy walk to get you to the beach. Unless you are after a resort with all the extras, such as multiple swimming pools and kids’ clubs, you’ll get much better value staying a little way away from the beach. However if it’s beachfront or nothing, here is our pick.
Stretching from Pasar Sindhu in the north to the intersection of Jalan Danau Poso in south Sanur, Jalan Danau Tamblingan and the smaller gangs and alleys behind is where you’ll find many of Sanur’s hotels. Best value is off the main drag, where you’ll still be close to the beach and the action. If you’re just overnighting it to catch a boat to Nusa Lembongan or Penida, you’ll want to be closer to the north of town, but Sanur’s traffic is not the nightmare of Kuta or Ubud, and nowhere is really that far.
South Sanur is a little further from the action, but still only a hop, skip and jump to the beach and restaurants. It’s generally more residential, with quieter guesthouses and homestays. It may seem sedate, but Sanur’s red-light district is also in this area—though it’s rather un-sleazy so Grandma will be fine.