Griya Santrian – Luxury Hotels in Sanur

Griya Santrian is a well-known hotel and resort in Sanur. Located in Central Sanur, the Griya Santrian stretches from its entry point on Danau Tamblingan to the white sands of Sanur Beach.

Griya Santrian caters to a more selective type of Sanur visitor seeking a memorable Balinese experience. While the price point will be slightly higher than many other Sanur hotels, Griya Santrian offers a variety of amenities and a more upscale ambience.

Check-in was a breeze. We sat on a comfortable settee while the paperwork was checked and filled in.

We were served a refreshing welcome drink and an amazing-smelling cooling towelette while the amazing staff explained the beach area, discussed the beachfront restaurant and pointed out the modern amenities.

Our luggage was then collected for us by the doorman, and we were shown to our deluxe room.

The rooms at Griya Santrian Hotel Bali

There are several different types of rooms available at Griya. You will find that the more expensive rooms are closer to the beach at the front of the property. We stayed in a garden room with a partial pool view.

The deluxe room at Griya santrian
The big bed in our Deluxe room at Griya Santrian Beach Resort

The room was a good size, neat and tidy, with a comfortable king-sized bed, air conditioning, TV, fridge, and a modern-style bathroom.

You had a small patio at the front with chairs and a couch to relax on. The room was comfortable but certainly not outside the scope of other rooms in Bali for a lesser price. Griya Santrian Beach Resort offers clean, spacious rooms, including:

  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe
  • Beach Wing rooms
  • Suite
  • Santrian Suite with elegant rooms

If you are driving in Sanur, guests enjoy free parking for their car or scooter. The free private parking is available on-site without reservation.

Facilities at Griya Santrian

The first thing we have to mention is the outstanding outdoor pools. There are three pools, each varying in size. The biggest pool is the main pool on the beachfront. Here, you will find the swim-up bar and the most pool chairs.

a collage of the 3 swimming pools at Griya Santrian
The amazing pool areas at Griya Santrian

Drinks can be ordered to be delivered to the other pools at the main outdoor pool. The pools are the resort’s focal point, and here, you can always find someone to chat to about the amazing things they have found in Sanur.

The pools get smaller as you get further back into the property. The back two pools are surrounded by beautiful gardens, and guests can find sun loungers and pool towels to use. If you are looking for a quieter swim, the middle and back pools are perfect.

Other great features at Griya Santrian, a beach resort located on Sanur’s stunning beachfront, include:

  • Gym – the fitness centre is on the smaller side
  • Spa – featuring beauty and massage treatments
  • Family Area – with big screen TV and table tennis
  • Bike hire and cycling tours
  • Free kayaks to use
  • Organizes yoga classes
a traditional Bali gate with a red floor and a red floor with white flags
Some of the amazing traditional Balinese architecture at Griya

What extra services can I find at the Griya Santrian?

Like all upper-class resorts, Santrian offers several paid experiences that can be a bonus for people looking to learn more and experience Balinese culture.

You can participate in cooking classes, traditional dance classes, and even organised day tours. Santrian is the resort where you can land, stay, and enjoy the best of Bali from your accommodation.

Considering renting a scooter for your adventure in Bali? We have a guide on renting a scooter in Sanur.

Dining options Griya Santrian

The main restaurant (The Wantilan Restaurant) sits right on the beach path, and you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fantastic views of Sanur Beach.

Your room includes a buffet breakfast, which each morning offers a mix of Indonesian foods, pastries, breads, fruits, cereals, and an egg station that cooks eggs however you like them.

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Griya Beach Corner offers Italian and Japanese food alongside Asian and Western dishes in a beachside setting.

Attached to the restaurant is the Starfish Beach Lounge, which sits right on the sand. Here, you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat while enjoying the cool breeze coming off the beach.

The Starfish lounge a restaurant with tables and chairs under a canopy
The Starfish Lounge in Sanur’s Griya Santrian

The resort is located centrally in Sanur, and many great dining options are available on the beach path and the main street of Jalan Danau Tamblingan.

On Tamblingan, you will find the wildly popular Wicked Parrot, Warung Rib Steak, and the Forketta Italian and Pizza Restaurant. We have eaten at all of these and highly recommend them.

On the Sanur Beach path, you can find places to eat at the new Icon Mall, The Byrd House Beach Club, and surrounding hotels such as Villa Shanti and Arena Seaside. These are great for a quick snack. Sanur has all types of food, from Italian and Japanese food to beach barbecues and more.

Exploring Sanur from Griya Santrian

The location in the middle of Sanur means you can explore all the Danau Tamblingan offers, including restaurants, shopping, and more.

If you are looking to do some shopping while in Sanur, the Sindhu Beach and Baruna Beach markets are only a 10-minute walk along the beach path.

Baruna Beach Market shops
Plenty of bargains to be had at Sanur Markets

The shopping in these markets includes fixed-price shopping and bartering. You will find popular brand take-offs of many of today’s popular accessories at the market shops, such as handbags and sunglasses.

Activities and entertainment near the Griya Santrian

Further away, you can organise a driver or order a Grab to take you to places such as Big Garden Corner, the Ubud Monkey Forest, the shopping streets such as Garlic Lane in Legian, cultural experiences such as the Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu, and waterfalls such as Teganungan.

The free parking makes it super easy for pickups and drop-offs if you hire a Bali driver for the day.

While on the nearby sandy beachfront, you can go fishing, jet skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, kite surfing, and banana boat rides.

view of Sanur Beach in Indonesia, featuring clear blue waters under a sunny sky
Sanur is a great place to enjoy the beach.

The front desk staff can suggest nearby activities, or you can book tours and attractions through websites such as Klook before you arrive in Bali.

The Hotel Beach Resort Griya Santrian often offers live entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere with stunning ocean views. You can grab a refreshing cocktail at any time of the day, but keep an eye out for happy hour specials daily.

The resort is conveniently located just 15 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and guests can reach it using various transportation options, such as taxis, private transfers, or shuttle services.

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Our overall experience at the Griya Santrian

Griya is a lovely hotel; it’s an amazing place to stay in Sanur. With touches of Balinese architecture, a standout is the gates into different areas of the resort, which make it feel traditional. A charming garden setting and palm trees make it feel like a tropical paradise.

Pros of staying at Griya Santrian Sanur:

  • Spacious rooms and luxurious private villas,
  • World-class spa for ultimate relaxation, beauty and massage treatments
  • Fine dining restaurant offering Asian and Western dishes
  • A great location for exploring Sanur town.
  • Balinese-inspired design for an authentic cultural experience and traditional Balinese hospitality

Cons of the Griya Santrian accommodation:

  • Higher price point compared to budget-friendly options in Sanur.
  • This beach resort’s clientele is generally older, so it may not be ideal for travellers seeking a lively resort atmosphere.

I will say that the Griya Santrian Hotel Bali is expensive, but it’s a great choice if you’re the type of person or couple who likes to spend your holiday at the resort. You can sleep, eat, drink, swim on the beach, and relax on-site all day without ever leaving the property.

a couple enjoying the facilities at Griya Santrian
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If that’s your type of holiday, Griya is the perfect location for you. If you are the type who wants to spend your days out and about and only really spend your nights sleeping in your room, then there are much cheaper accommodation options in Sanur with just as nice rooms for under half the price.

Disclaimer: This review is based on my experience and opinions during my stay at Griya Santrian. The hotel’s amenities and offerings may change.

Best time to go to Bali

The best time to visit Sanur and other spots in Bali, Indonesia, is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is generally sunny with low humidity. It is perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, swimming, snorkelling, and reading a book while lying by the pool.

April and October shoulder seasons can also be good times to visit Sanur, as the weather is still pleasant but with fewer crowds. Pack your suitcase and book your flights for one of the best periods to visit attractions such as Bali Zoo, Waterbom and the Monkey Forest.

However, if you don’t mind the occasional rain shower, visiting Sanur during the wet season from October to March can also have advantages. The lush greenery and cooler temperatures can be refreshing, but ensure you have a waterproof bag and umbrella for your outings in case of a downpour.

It’s worth noting that Sanur in Bali is a popular tourist destination, and the peak season for tourism is from June to August. Planning your visit outside these months is best if you prefer to avoid crowds and higher prices.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post about Sanur Bali! We hope you found it informative and helpful when planning your trip to this beautiful region. If you’re looking for more information about things to do in Sanur, recommendations for places to eat, or where to go from Sanur, be sure to check out our website.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date and accurate information to make your holiday planning as smooth as possible, from finding supermarkets to choosing accommodation and renting a scooter. Once again, thank you for reading, and we hope our articles continue to be a valuable resource for your travel plans.

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Things to do in Sanur and its content is created by two Australians who have been to Sanur many times. We have enjoyed food and drink on the beach, we have sipped coffee on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. We have stayed in homestays and hotels in Sanur and made day trips to see the best of Bali. Not only that, but we aim to keep the information fresh by continuing to visit Sanur and getting first-hand information off our Balinese friends.

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