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Jl. Raya Darmada Banjar Tabola Banjar Tabola, Sidemen, Karangasem 80864 Indonesia
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Welcome to Darmada. Situated on the ridge of the river Unda, in Sidemen Valley. Darmada was created to preserve nature and a holy spring. Darmada is an unique Eco resort offering 7 bungalows on one and half hectare of gorgeous, natural land. We have a spring fed swimming pool and an open air dinning space with spectacular views of the river and mountains.The design of the rooms brings together,old Dutch and Balinese elements. Each room has either a king size or 2 single beds with mosquito nets. The bathroom is half open and has a hot water shower. All rooms have gorgeous handmade cement tiles.Relax and enjoy the stunning views from both the front and the back terrace. Warung Melita is our outdoor dining area. We serve local and some western food with a local touch. Here you can enjoy your breakfast,lunch,dinner or just a snack with the sound and views of the river Unda. It is also possible to order take away lunches or snacks. Come in for a cup of coffee or tea with a muffin or some Balinese offering cakes. Let us make you a picnic basket and be surprised. We buy our organcic ingredients locally. We use local grown coffee, cocoa, pineapple, vanilla, eggs, coconuts, vegetables and meat. We have also started our own organic garden and will serve this, when available.There is also free natural spring water available for refilling your drinking bottle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Laundry service
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Seating area
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Indonesian
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Angus wrote a review Feb 2022
Denpasar, Indonesia5 contributions
When I'm burnt out from work I get the Darmada feeling. It's the perfect place to recharge. I always come away with a feeling of calm & all challenges ahead of me become minor. Staff make everything simple, easy. Exceptional staff, location & service.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Room Tip: Simply email staff with your needs & they will suggest for you.
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Jeng_Kel wrote a review Oct 2020
Djokja49 contributions11 helpful votes
Darmada is a hidden eco-conscious resort that is designed to be part of the surrounding landscape and community. Nestled on the side of the river and tucked under the mountains, the resort sits on a large plot of land managed through permaculture principles and based on the Balinese ideals of Tri Hita Kirana. Based on these principles, the owner has limited the number of buildings so it really feels as though you are surrounded by space and privacy. Walking the grounds you can check out the various crops and plants cultivated on the land, which are used in the home-cooked food at the open air dining/kitchen area. Or wile away an afternoon by the river and enjoy meeting some folks from the surrounding village. And enjoy one of the most refreshing swims you can imagine in clear in the clear, cool spring water fed pool surrounded by trees. Our room was beautifully designed and comfortable, with a front porch area, large bed with mosquito net canopy, outdoor shower and a great back porch space with a hammock by the stream for more lounging and reading time! Internet is only available from the hotel in the common areas, but the Telkomsel signal is strong - would be a great place to work remotely or for writing retreat.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: colonial suites by the river have lovely back porch area over the creek
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Response from Wayan Suriada, Owner at Darmada Eco Resort
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thank you so much Kelli, We are very happy to read your complete and lovely review for Darmada. The way you describe Darmada and surroundings is exactly the experience we would like to share with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to in the near future. Kind Regards, Wayan and the Darmada Team
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Expatleen wrote a review Jul 2020
Ubud, Indonesia79 contributions52 helpful votes
Beautiful little resort, good attention to detail in all aspects. Cleanliness and the service at the resort are excellent. The surroundings of the resort with the river and the rice field nearby are amazing. Activities available through the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Response from Wayan Suriada, Owner at Darmada Eco Resort
Responded Jul 31, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time and write us a review, we are always happy to read that our guests enjoyed to stay with us. The surroundings is what makes us special and the nature here just beautiful. Hope to see you back at Darmada Eco Resort. Kind regards, Darmada Team and Wayan
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Elaine R wrote a review Mar 2020
52 contributions41 helpful votes
On a recent 2 week trip with friends to celebrate a 60 th birthday we had our last few days at this very relaxing resort. Rooms very private setting with creek running at front balcony where we could read in a hammock. Back balcony provided area to enjoy our morning tea/coffee tray with peaceful view to nature. Restaurant meals small selection but all western & Indonesian tried we could not complain about. Pool on site very peaceful place. Staff extremely welcoming & supportive, arranged massages of fantastic quality. Walk to Sideman central an interesting 40 min on incline & 20 min return trip. Unfortunately not enough time for trekking & rafting offered by resort but we will return with more time next time.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Response from DarmadaEcoResort, Front Office Manager at Darmada Eco Resort
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time writing a review. We are glad to hear that your stay with us was a memorable one! What you are describing is exactly what we would like for our guest to experience here. You where our last guests here for?? we don't know how long. We are not operating anymore at this moment for safety reasons due to Corona. We will keep supporting all our staff as they are the reason that people feel extremely welcoming and they do walk that extra mile to arrange special wishes for our guests. We will need to maintain our gardens and everything else here, so that we will be ready to open our peaceful resort again as soon as possible. Especially now we look forward to welcoming you back to Darmada Eco Resort in the near future. Please spread the word as we will need it! Thank you very much and kind regards, Darmada Team
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DavinC wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia658 contributions198 helpful votes
We didn’t stay at the resort but came here for lunch on the recommendation of one of my partner’s customers. The food was excellent - we ordered the Nasi Campur. The flavours were great and not toned down. Our driver had the Gado Gado and said it was delicious too. Recommend this restaurant if you are in or around Sidemen. The location next to a river is very tranquil and the stuff were really friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Response from DarmadaEcoResort, Front Office Manager at Darmada Eco Resort
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Greetings from Darmada Eco Resort, Thank you for your nice review and taking the time to share your experiences on this social platform. Our whole Darmada team are delighted that we could live up to the recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Darmada Eco resort. Warm regards, Darmada team
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_harleyprint wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited Sideman to get out of the busy streets of Bali and get back to nature. Well it didn't disappoint and Darmada Eco Resort was definately a highlight for us. We were only there 2 nts but felt like we had been there for many days as we were so relaxed. The surroundings are beautiful and we loved our Colonial style room. They have one restaurant that serves lovely food and it was a nice surprise to wake up and find a pot of hot water and tea and coffee which had been left outside our room. I took many pictures here and around Sideman..so beautiful and picturesque.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled
Response from DarmadaEcoResort, Front Office Manager at Darmada Eco Resort
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Dear Happy Guest, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. Your description of how you felt and what you experienced at Darmada and in Sidemen is exactly what we aim for. We love to read that you enjoyed the Colonial room, our lovely food at our restaurant and have enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Darmada Team
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Annika wrote a review Oct 2019
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Darmada Eco resort last week. The staff were unbelievably friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them - we always felt so well looked after. Delicious, organic food made daily, spotless room and great activities to book all made for a wonderful trip. We also met some great guests there too! Thanks Darmada for making our time in Sidemen so special :) Justin and Annika x
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from DarmadaEcoResort, Front Office Manager at Darmada Eco Resort
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Dear Annika and Justin, Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed your experiences ! We love hearing positive experiences form our guests. Our staff is so nice because we have the best guests! And we have figured out what makes every guest happy: coffee or tea in the morning waiting for you at your terrace and friendly staff that will help you to enjoy your stay with us. We will let the Darmada team know they are doing a great job. Kind regards, Darmada Team
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Meldewittemoter wrote a review Sep 2019
37 contributions23 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with this place. The gardens are very well maintained: this place has a high level of cuteness. The room we had was big, with a musquito net, and two (!) balconies: one in the front, where they bring daily complimentory tea, and one on the riverside with a hammoch to enjoy the water rushing by. The bathroom is outside and also lovely. We did a massage and it was great! We also rent a scooter and all is perfectly well organised. The food in this place is just superb. Whether it’s indonesian food or western: it’s very very good and tasteful. (Try the chocolate cake!) The people at Darmada take such a good care of their guests. They always think along with you and are very friendly. If you want to stay at a place close to nature and with good food; this is the place to be!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
NiLuh123 wrote a review Aug 2019
Ubud, Indonesia10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Darmada. We love staying in Sidemon and decided to stay somewhere where we hadn’t stayed before. Spring fed pool, beautiful natural landscape, river views and access from the grounds. The staff were wonderful also.. highly attentive, and caring. The restaurant was great too., we ended eating here for most of our meals even though we had rented a motorbike.. Five Stars!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
Deborah F wrote a review Aug 2019
Marion Bay, Australia27 contributions4 helpful votes
If you need to unwind, this is the place. A tranquil tropical paradise with a burbling river and croaking frogs, with beautiful gardens and wildlife. This resort is full of natural beauty. There is no need to leave as everything you need is here but they have friendly drivers and guides if you wish to explore the area. I can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darmada Eco Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Darmada Eco Resort?
Nearby attractions include Agung Silver (0.3 miles) and Tenun Sidemen (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Darmada Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Darmada Eco Resort?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Darmada Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Darmada Eco Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darmada Eco Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asri Dining By Samanvaya, Warung Maha Neka, and Warung Dapur Kapulaga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Darmada Eco Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Darmada Eco Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Darmada Eco Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Darmada Eco Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Darmada Eco Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa (5.2 miles), Gunung Sari Dance (9.3 miles), and Klungkung Temple (5.2 miles).
Does Darmada Eco Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.