About this listing
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 a 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, our dinning space is serving healthy local food and is also used 3 times a week as an after school teaching facility for the local children.
There are also many activities that can be enjoyed at Darmada such as:
Balinese dancing class
Spiritual talks with a local priest
Rice field walks with local guides
Palm leaf weaving class
Gardening in our organic garden.
Sidemen is an old village at the foot of the mount Agung and home to mainly farmers. Here in Sidemen the Balinese people live a village way of life with their Centuries- old ceremonies and calendar schedule for “good days” . Nearby attractions in Sidemen;
Endek and Songket weaving homes
Traditional alcohol making : Arak and Tuak
Palm leave writing
Cement tile factory
Organic shrimp farm
Climbing Mount Agung
Klung Kung night market 20 min.
Go to the beach in Padang Bay 45 min.
We can organize custom tours for our guests.
We offer transportation to and from the airport. You can also rent a motorcycle from our local community.
No pets allowed.
We were greated with welcome drinks (delicious fruit juice!) and then taken to our room. Everything was clean, personnel was really helpful and they all spoke a good English. The food at the restaurant was really delicious and the service excellent. We were able to have fresh and filtered water for free all the time and we good refill our bottles. This was a really nice touch considering that Bali has a huge problem with plastic waste, partly due to tourism. We met Wayan I believe at breakfast the next day, he was very kind, funny and helpful as well. The whole site is really relaxing, with the sound of the river and the beautiful statues everywhere. I guess the only downside would be that there is no hot water in the shower, and that the pool had lot of alguae. But then again, considering that it is a natural pool it's hard to have it as clean as a chlorine one, and at least, you don't burn your eyes underwater!
We had a great time at the Darmada in Sidemen and felt lucky to have been able to visit a less well-known area of Bali. The Darmada is set in beautiful grounds and our room was spacious and comfortable. The room while basic had everything we needed and the setting is just beautiful. We found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful which made our stay even better.
Our stay to wayan in sidemen was a very beautiful moment of our journey. Everything was good as for the place, the beauty of places, surrounding nature. The proposed activities were a little more expensive) than in other places of Bali but it did not soil our stay. Perfect.
Darmada hotel is a very quite and relaxing place in the countryside. You can experience the Real Bali, with ricefields trekking and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. There is a restaurant inside the area where you can eat breakfast and dinner. Everybody is really nice and helpful. You can also take advantage of cooking classes and massages.
Très bon accueil, le personnel est agréable et très serviable! Les chambres sont très charmantes dans un cadre exceptionnel dans la campagne balinaise au milieu des rizières, petite terrasse avec hammac! Location de scooter au sein de l'hôtel très pratique ou alors si besoin de quoi que ce soit demandez à l'accueil! Rien à dire sur l'entretien des chambres et de l'ensemble en général! Un bon restaurant au sein de l'hôtel pas besoin d'en chercher un autre, d'ailleurs il y en a très peu autour! Idéal pour découvrir la campagne balinaise et être plus au calme qu'en ville! N'hésitez pas!
Darmada is a nice place to stay ! Very quiet with a beautiful garden ! I recommand you to stay there if you need to rest in a nice environment
Quiet place in Sidemen with a river floating right next to your bedroom. Beautifully furnished, unfortunately a bit musty. Very friendly staff and a good spot for activities like hiking. The compound and the garden are very beautiful and a good place to relax.
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About the Host, Wayan
Hello, My name is Wayan and I was born and raised here in Sidemen. I am married to Barbara (Dutch) and we have 2 children, a boy, Sadu and a girl, Dwi .
My pleasures are my family, organic gardening, mediation and helping to educate the children and teenagers in the village.
We have 7 rooms at Darmada, a spring water fed swimming pool and a restaurant. We can arrange for transportation and tours around Bali.
I like to offer tips and can share information, about my beautiful island of the gods.
I hope to welcome you here in Sidemen.
The unspoiled Bali.