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“A truly amazing place in tune with nature and run by a very loving people” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarinbuana Eco Lodge
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2 reviews
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“A truly amazing place in tune with nature and run by a very loving people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The location is absolutely wonderful and the views breathtaking. All of the bungalows are beautiful and have all their own sweet character ( loved the outdoor showers with the ferns in the wall). But its the whole experience of the place; the ecological aspect and awareness of the whole project, the local community focus and involvement, the organic food grown on site, the quality and presentation of food, the friendliness snd laughter of the staff ... the love everyone puts into it... Overall a magical experience.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ecolodgebali, Owner at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you,
"Magic Happens" to magical people in magical places...
We hope to see you again someday
x Linda
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

After 3 days in Ubud and a comfortable transfer, we arrived at the Sarinbuana Eco Lodge. What a wonderfull place. We were in the Tree House (as we required twin beds) which was really a whole little house with three rooms and bathroom. Fabulous jungle rainforest garden with paths to follow. Super food at the restaurant. They arranged a motor cycle trip out for us and we were driven around paddy fields and to the butterly garden and temples etc and had enormous fun. Do take the offered look at the herb and vegetable gardens - very interesting -and tasty!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaulineNorway
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Ecolodgebali, Owner at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for your review,

Again the question arises about - What is cleanliness regarding a room.

Is the sign of an ant, a frog or a moth- a sign that the room is not clean?, Is the sign of no life around your bungalow a good thing?.

As an Eco Lodge it is our obligation to educate our guests on the importance of a diverse ecology and also how to reconnect with nature, easing irrational fears- turning fear to appreciation.

We understand none would like harmful spiders, mosquitoes or to see a cockroach in the room.These are not the insects we are talking about here.

All the best
x Linda
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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

My stay at the Bali Eco Lodge was amazing, waking up to clean fresh mountain air, bathing myself with the cold natural fresh water from further up the mountain (if you like that type of thing, they have hot water as well). Its the perfect place to feel welcomed, comfortable and free to let your mind rest. They have a number of watering holes that make you feel completely immersed in nature. The property is large enough to always feel like your on an adventure exploring an unknown world. The rooms are always clean and designed for complete relaxation. The staff are an absolute joy to be around and make you feel welcomed. I am personally not a big fan of Indonesian food however the food at the Bali Eco Lodge was unbelievable, when you get there for either lunch or dinner order the beef rendang and you wil not be disappointed, the sauce was so good that it is mouthwatering just to think about it. Having had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Linda and Norm, it is clear that the work they do to sustain the environment and educate the local community is seriously making a difference. They are not just talking about it, when you get there, you can see real evidence that green thinking is possible and people are doing it. Overall this is just a divine place to spend your holiday or even visit to learn about Eco (green) thinking.

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Thank Ahkasha A
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Linda v, Owner at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you!
x Linda
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

I am at present staying at this incredible lodge. The rooms are just beautiful and clean! The service is excellent and the hosts are delightful! Its like you have the whole resort to yourself as its rare you bump into other guests. Having worked in the accomodation service industry for many years cleaning 5 star houses and hotels, i give this lodge 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and attention to detail. You live in harmony with nature here and i dont want to go home. Ever!!! I recommend this paradise to anyone who wants to experience the real Bali and its amazing culture! I will def be back!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debra59
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Ecolodgebali, Owner at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thanks Debbie,
Lovely to have you here,
Hope to see you back and maybe living in Bali in the future.
x Linda
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Collaroy Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The long drive to (and from) the airport is a marvellous bonus in terms of getting to see so much of Bali. On arrival our first impressions of Sarinbuana were much enhanced by the beautiful fresh supper served to us late at night long after the delightful smiling staff would normally have gone home - wonderful of them to wait up for us knowing that we had journeyed long and hard (from London and Sydney) to get there. The courteous, sensitive, caring service continued without a fault throughout our 7 night stay, leading us to understand that this is a natural extension of the gentle harmonies of Balinese culture.

The smiling boy at breakfast, the light and ready laughter of the ladies preparing our endlessly delicious and inventive dishes, the wondrous warmth and strength of the masseurs and the caring questioning stance of our guides all combined to give us the feeling we were heavenly creatures welcomed to paradise.

Underlying all of this is the genuinely concerned and creative approach of the owners, Norm and Linda, who have invested their considerable talents in creating a symbiotic and complementary relationship between the lodge, its guests and the ecology and culture in which they have built it.

Of wonders there are many and delights there are more. Of activities and indulgences there are enough to satiate the appetite of a sheik and his harem. Do go, you won't be disappointed.

PS. It is the best place to read books and the library has a stimulating and challenging range of titles.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nancy P
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The place was simply amazing. I loved our bungalow, and really enjoyed the workshops. It is a bit remote but that was just what we were after. The food at the restaurant was sensational (which is good as there was not much else around). You can't go wrong with this one. Thanks for making it such a special trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Juliju
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Ecolodgebali, Owner at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you and our pleasure, hope to see you again some day.
Kind Regards
Linda vant Hoff
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adelaide
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Travelling with a family, 3 kids (5,8,10) Its often hard to strike a balance between relaxing, entertaining kids and holidaying. The eco-lodge made it easy, lots of great options for kids, carving with ketut was a highlight, weaving class and for the adults excellent massage and cooking classes. All in a glouriously beautiful setting, we staying in the jungle house which was small but perfect for a family of five, the tree house we looked into was much larger but no complaints there. Food was great quality and staff were really the highlight, everyone from drivers, to tour guides to gardening staff went out of their way to interact with kids and here genuinely friendly. ( even noticable in the friendliest country I have ever been.)
We also were the first family to sample the open top combi trip, talk about fun, a unique and beautiful way to see rural bali, Mada the guides English wasnt great but he got the message across and it was all good fun. Our 10 year old rated it A for awesome.
Special mention also goes to Norm, the coffe mad , slightly manic and passionate liverpool supporter and lodge owner who provided thought provoking conversation and insight into life in bali. Well worth the trip away from the coastal resorts to experience the real bali!!
Hope the boys are recoverying , enjoying the football and finding their way in Life
Bruce (Aussie Physio), Nardine and Kids

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brewski71
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Ecolodgebali, Manager at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Hi Bruce,
Thank you,

Im so glad your family enjoyed your stay and that your son loved the Combie trip, Norm has worked hard to get this new activity up and running.

All the best
Kind Regards
Linda vant Hoff
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Property: Sarinbuana Eco Lodge
Address: Jl. Arjuna Br. Biyahan | Desa Wanagiri, Tabanan 82162, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Tabanan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sarinbuana Eco lodge is the pioneer of Eco Tourism in Bali. This internationally Award winning Eco Lodge, offers you a retreat into nature. With 5 uniquely hand crafted bungalows set in tropical organic gardens, amazing mountain & forested valley views. Surrounded by fruit, trees coffee, cocoa, vanilla & rice paddy's. Delicious Organic local Balinese, Raw food & Western dishes sourced from our gardens, workshops with our local villagers, Mountain, Rainforest, Temple, Rice paddy and "food forest" walks, fresh mountain water pools. Enjoy a massage or take a cooking class. Perfect for Nature loving: Couples, Families, Solo travelers, Honeymooners, group retreats & for all those who would like to be a part of this vibrant traditional culture, while treading lightly on the earth. Winner of the Wildforest award 2013, 2007 & 2010 Wild Asia Eco Lodge of the year Award, and 2 time nominee for the Virgin Sustainable Tourism Award - Best accommodation for a community category. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge has lead the way in developing Sustainable Eco Tourism in Bali, pioneering social and environmental programs that have set new standards for viable, responsible & hotel management in Bali. Our recent consultancy projects are: Bali Eco beach house, Loola Bintan Island, Fresh Bali, Sumber Sari Eco Villas & Bali Eco Stay. New Retreat Bamboo bale for workshops, groups and yoga space. Daily Yoga classes at 7am & 5pm ... more   less 
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