Shakti room in B & B in Sidemen
Shakti room in B & B in Sidemen
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 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:

Palm reading
Balinese dancing class
Cooking 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
Local Market
River Unda
Rice fields
Bamboo plantation
Organic shrimp farm
traditional village
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.

Free parking on premise
Smoking Allowed

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House Rules
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No pets allowed.


1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Dandy User Profile
December 2015
The place is super beautiful! Unfortunately Wayan (the owner) wasn't there, the staff are taking it too easy as the owner was not present. I didn't get the room I booked, they moved us to a different one. We need to bargain for the transport, and when I showed them the email from Wayan with the price, they put the price down straight away. Saying that the place is amazing, in the middle of nowhere, next to a river where I soak in everyday and sunbathing on the rocks. Walking around nearby village is great too. The Indonesian food was delicious, tumbs up for the chefs! I'd come back here for sure hopefully with Wayan in present.

Imane User Profile
September 2015
I had a very good time at Darmada in the Sidemen valley. The description of the place on the airbnb website is a fair description. The room was clean and very nice with two terraces, one on the front and one on the back. The room is just next to a river and personally I really liked to fall asleep listening to the river... I stayed two nights at Darmada and I would have loved to stay one more night. The area is very nice; the place is in the middle of rice fields. In the evening, there is no other option than having dinner at the Darmada restaurant. The menu is quite long and offers a diversity of dishes. The breakfast is ok. They should offer both fruit juice and fruit salad instead of asking the guests to choose between the two. I like to have fruits for breakfast! I was only a little bit unhappy/disappointed on the first day. I was supposed to meet with Wayan at my arrival in order to arrange a car renting but he was not there and I had to ask about him 3 times before he came to see me at the restaurant after my dinner. I arrived around 5:00pm but I could see Wayan only quite late in the evening. However, he found a solution and I had a car with driver the day after. Finally, on the last day I was surprised that two employees asked me to show them a proof of payment before letting me to leave the place with my driver. I think that it would have been more appropriate to call the restaurant (where the guests are supposed to make the check out and pay the bills) and ask them whether I paid. I stayed discussing with these two employees during 15 minutes while I was waiting for my driver. They had plenty of time to call the restaurant and verify whether I paid. I found their attitude a little bit rude. Anyway, it is a nice place and I would advise anyone who looks for a quite place to stay there for a few days.

Luce User Profile
August 2015
This is a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere! It's very quiet, calm and peaceful and the rooms are lovely.

Sue User Profile
January 2015
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.
Wayan User Profile
Response from Wayan:
Dear Sue, Thank you for your support, we look forward to meet you netx time again. Best regrds, Wayan
January 2015

Tina User Profile
February 2017
I loved this place so much... full of natural beauty and everything you need to rest and enjoy the serenity. The gardens are lush, the river is gorgeous. The food is great and the people are very friendly and lovely to interact with. Thank you Wayan, I had such a beautiful time, I can't wait to return :)

Eléonore User Profile
May 2015
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!
Wayan User Profile
Response from Wayan:
Dear Eleonore, Thank you for your support. We really apologies for those happen, We don,t know that yo not having warm water, our place is facility with warm and cold water as well. I am Sorry again, it will be my consider for my control. Best regards, Wayan
May 2015

Marie User Profile
October 2014
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.

Bali, IndonesiaJoined in May 2012
Wayan User Profile

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.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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