Great cafe and views, but do NOT stay here!
The only reason I am giving Swamis 2 stars and not 1 is because of the awesome upper yoga deck that provides the most stunning views of Bingin. All but a couple of the staff was very apathetic (especially the guy responsible for cleaning/maintenance...read on...) BUT...do not stay here unless you want to inhale the grill smoke put out from the daily fish dinners down below every night! The rooms are only separated by thin bamboo woven walls from the outside so unless you get lucky with the back corner room you will breathe it in after 8pm. Secondly, the bathrooms and showers are a complete joke. There are only 2 toilets and one didn’t even have a rim attached. Nobody bothered to fix it (even though it was low season and we were the only guests). Only had toilet paper half the time. The only sink for brushing teeth, etc was clogged all the time (and again - no effort to fix it). Only one out of the two showers had good water pressure. The thing that really got me was the guy responsible for cleaning/preparing the rooms after guests leave. After my friend and I moved rooms twice to avoid the fish smoke, I was observing him preparing our final room for us and he didn’t even bother to change the sheets, he just made the bed like it was new! I then asked him if he would please change the sheets for us and he said no! I was appalled. Only after I went to the ladies downstairs and complained did the guy reluctantly switch the sheets over (even though he didn’t both to put fresh sheets on for us, he just took the same ones from the bed we used the night before...). The good news is the food is pretty good, especially their juices (albeit a little overpriced for Bingin). Definitely worth a meal here but find accommodation elsewhere!
02 Apr 2017
Cafe with a great view and vegan food
It's very hard to find vegan places in Bali, and luckily his one was nestled right on my favourite beach! Cheap and tasty food with a great view.
13 Nov 2016
I couldn´t stay there, Room smelled like a toilet!
The location at the beach, restaurant and community areas are really nice! Seams perfect! But the room I had to stay was dark, hot and had only a window to the corridor... I´m not petty, especially not in Bali, but this smell like someone peed in this room in conjunction with no fresh air was horrible, so i couldn´t stay there! The staff required that I should pay for one night.. not fair but it didn´t matter for me, main thing was I don´t had to sleep in pee!
09 Oct 2016
Swamis Stay & Cafe
Jalan Pantai Bingin Bingin Beach, Pecatu Indonesia