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Giri Carik
Ranked #3 of 17 Sidemen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
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“An absolute hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

I cannot say enough about my time at Giri Carik. From the little details and care into the room to the unbelievable view right at your patio to the hospitality and warm welcomes. The place is owned and run by a local family, and there heart goes into every aspect of the place.

With only 4 cottages, you're guaranteed privacy and tranquility. They were tremendously resourceful and helped us to secure the rest of our trip!

A side note to sing my praise of Giri Carik: we told the staff we would be leaving at 1am to embark on a sunrise hike on mount agung. The staff woke up at 12:30am and prepped us a takeaway breakfast box filled with fruits, snacks, and pancakes for the road.

Willingly and with a smile and cheers for our hike! Who does that???

I cannot wait to go back, as it truly served as an unforgettable getaway.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the room close to the ricefields. The view was wonderfull. As we were the only guests it was a tranquil retreat as we have not found before in Bali. The night was cool and the sounds of nature made it complete. Just sit on your varanda in the dark evening, relax and enjoy.

The room is very clean, bright and large. The outdoor bathroom very spacious and it's a pleasure to take a shower.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We arrived in Sidemen after a week in Ubud, but we couldn't have asked for a better place to experience the beauty, the tranquility, the magic of a hidden gem like Sidemen.
With Giri Carik we have discovered one of these truly spectacular places that tick all the boxes.
Run by a small local family, you are in for a treat!
With only a few cottages all facing the spectacular rice fields and mountain , we ended up spending an entire week in the lower cottage, with a balcony that hangs over the rice fields, and looks out at the mountain, which has been visible every single morning. You couldn't find a better way to just spent the day lazing around or just having breakfast or dinner at your balcony.
The food here, made by the family is exactly why the Balinese kitchen is so amazing. The food we have had here really tops the list of what we have eaten during our travels. Just spectacular.
Giri Carik just has it all, with a beautiful family that runs the place in a very unique and relaxing way, making you feel very special at all times in a very atmospheric and private way.
With suburb rooms (cleaned every day), a view to die for, food that makes you want to eat so much more and a family that knows how to look after you and the place you couldn't get any better.
This has truly been an amazing place that we recommend to everyone who wants a quiet and true Balinese experience. Magic.

Room Tip: Every room is actually amazing, but the lowest room down the hill, is the most private.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

You absolutely MUST go to this guesthouse. It was soooo cheap considering what you get. Amazing views that you can see from your bed, room service and a cold beer on the patio looking out over the rice terraces.

The owner was so nice as well, really respectful and gave some good tips about where to go. Me and my girlfriend stayed there for 2 nights and it was the highlight of our month long motorbike trip around bali.

The other rice terraces were too touristy. This one was truly epic.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Macau, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Giri Carik is a tranquil retreat set among the most beautiful rice terraces we've ever seen. The open air bungalows and bathrooms are simple and clean. The views from the bungalow balconies all face the rice fields. You can have delicious meals at the mellow restaurant on location or have it brought to your patio.

Komand made our visit exceptional with her warm smile and friendly, bubbly, personality. She went out of her way to help us with anything we needed and made great recommendations.

We will definitely return on our next visit to Sideman!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jericho Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Komang and her Family are just wonderful. We arrived at 11pm after a long international flight and she had a meal for us. The Scenery iS FANTASTIC the accommodation SUPERB & the on call meals wonderful. If you want to experience the regional life of Indonesia and not all the HYPE this is the place to stay. JUST WONDERFUL

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have just returned from a three night stay at Giri Carik - thank you so much Putu and Komang for your friendliness and generosity! Located in a peaceful valley with fabulous views of Mt. Agung and rice fields, Giri Carik was the perfect place to unwind and just what we were looking for after ten busy days in the maelstrom of Ubud. Villas are simple and well ventilated with lovely outdoor bathrooms for each house. There are a few restaurants located very close to Giri Carik offering both Indonesian and western menus, but Putu and Komang's mother is a FABULOUS cook and we preferred to eat in. We asked to visit the family weaving business and were shown examples of both ikat and songket weaving - Komang very graciously took us to her village home in order for us to be able to see her aunt demonstrate the latter. At the end of our stay Putu drove us back to Ubud via the east coast even though it was a long drive for him and introduced us to the very beautiful White Sand Beach along the way. The family is happy to organise climbing and rice paddy tours as well as other activities if you desire, and we cannot emphasise enough how great the service is here.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Giri Carik
Address: Sidemen, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Sidemen
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Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Sidemen
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Number of rooms: 5
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