After several sweltering days in Ubud, this amazing gem of a place was just what we needed! The area around Sidemen is quiet, and much like the Bali you dreamed of. Darmada is just 4 rooms situated on a river behind some lovely rice fields. You sleep with the sounds of the river comforting you in a lovely large room. No air conditioning because you won't need it. The colors are soothing, the decor is simple but elegant, the bed with a mosquito net is romantic, and the indoor/outdoor bathroom is perfect. The floors are gorgeous hand made tiles from a small factory up the street owned by the same folks who own Darmada.
There is a small and wonderful swimming pool which is fed by the river so it is very natural, and not chlorinated. You can spend days there! We planned for two days and spent six!
The food in the restaurant on the property is quite good and the staff and owners go out of their way to make your stay super wonderful. Rent a scooter and ask for a map of the area, and off you go to explore old Bali where the locals smile and wave as you explore. You won't want to go back to Ubud!
Important: check to see if there is wifi there, and if they accept credit cards. When we went there were neither so we had to pay cash, and there was no easy ATM, and they were looking to get wifi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Darmada Eco Resort Sidemen, Bali