Need to stay in Padangbai? Luckily there are a number of options.
Alola Inn is located away from the main village but as we arrived late at night we couldn't be bothered to check out the other places for comparison.
The Balinese gardens are nice enough, although we didn't try the swimming pool.
As for the room? Well it was very basic and not much thought had gone into making sure that guests had a pleasant stay. The curtains for example were so thin they didn't keep the room dark from the outside lights. And while the bed was just about passable the pillows were the most uncomfortable I have EVER come across in all my years of traveling: they were filled with foam so thick it was like laying your head on a rock. Basically, they were completely unusable. Unless you like having neckache that is!!!