Segara Village Hotel has played a significant role in bringing Sanur to the forefront of Bali’s tourism industry. It all began in the early 1950’s when Mr. and Mrs. Kompiang scraped up everything they had to buy a large parcel of seafront land studded with coconut palms in the village of Sanur
A 35-room hotel was erected and the Kompiangs formulated their own brand of management through keen observation of what their guests wanted. The property soon became a firm favorite for international travelers as well as visiting dignitaries and government officials.
However, during the 1960’s Mr. Kompiang moved his family to Jakarta at the request of the late President Soekarno. He relinquished his business to assume the position of the president director of the iconic Bali Beach Hotel. Although it was a role that lasted several years, Mr. Kompiang was still determined to re-establish his own hotel upon his return to Bali in 1967.
This new venture featured just 10 bungalows under the name of Segara Village Hotel. It was inspired by Sanur’s unique sense of community that is still evident today. Over the years Mr. Kompiang pioneered some unique hospitality concepts including the launch of a Balinese evening of traditional dance and music.
Today Segara Village is a 5-hectare property with 117 bungalows and international facilities. It is currently managed the third generation of Mr. Kompiang’s growing family. Despite many modern touches to anticipate the needs of seasoned travelers, the hotel still manages to remain true to its Balinese roots.