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I stayed at Indo Rumah Zengarden for 10 days. What an amazing experience and so different to staying in the south of Bali! If you want to experience the real Bali, Indo Rumah Zengarden is the place to be!
From the moment you get picked up by the driver Zammin until you are dropped off, it’s 5 star service!
There are 2 beautiful villas with your own garden and pool. Complete relaxation in nature.
I stayed at Rumah Cantik and loved it! It’s spotless, beautifully decorated with Indonesian furniture, books to read, games to play. Outside on the terrace you can relax in the hammock in complete silence, no traffic, so peaceful!

The family who look after the villas are amazing. Komang is a great cook! Everyday she cooked the most delicious meals. It’s really nice to talk to the family and learn more about Bali.

There are lots of things to do in the area. The local village is nice to have a walk around. The Buddhist monastery is next door where you can go to meditate. You can also go for nice walks along the river with guide or without….
We went to Lovina for the day to see dolphins and to the hot water springs. Menjangan Island was one of the highlights; it’s beautiful and one of the best places to go snorkeling -we saw turtles and dolphins. The driver Zammin would drive us wherever we wanted to go.

In the evening we arranged traditional massages. We didn’t have to leave the villa as Kadek would come and give the best massage.
You can also take a cooking class with Komang. She will take you to the local market in the morning to buy all the ingredients and during the day we cooked a yummy Indonesian meal.

All in all a great 10 days in the real Bali and will definitely go back!

Tara224

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My girlfriend and I stayed at Indo Rumah Zengarden for 6 nights at the end of March 2015.
We rented the smaller of the two villas in this fabulous garden. The house is very nice and clean, but the surroundings make the place really gorgeous. The veranda does encircle the house on 3 sides, the pool is great to refresh after whatever you have been doing. The garden in which the villas are built is a tropical paradise. You discover so many plants and fruits there, it’s amazing.
The highlight is definitely the staff. Zammin takes care of your exploring needs and acts as a guide to wherever you wanna go. He knows a lot about the place and the ways and the plants and whatever else there is. Also he is the best driver you can have in the sometimes chaotic balinese traffic.
Komang takes care of your nutritional needs. We ate a lot of her food and it was always delicious! She prepares everything fresh and it’s authentic balinese dishes, we loved it. Also she is a very kind person, we enjoyed talking to her and her husband. They are really nice people.

If we come back to the north of Bali, we will defenitely stay at this place again.

Marina&Mike

TripAdvisor

The perfect Bali holiday!

We stayed here for a weekend with our 2 young daughters. It is exactly how a trip in Bali should be! It was so peaceful and relaxing for us, and our 2 daughters loved it so much! We had a private swimming pool, huge comfy bed, beautiful bathroom and million $ views.

We had the most delicious Balinese meals, Komang is so kind and helpful (as are all the staff) she can even cook gluten free! Next time I will take a cooking lesson with her.

We went on a guided hike and learnt about the different plants and fruits, it was so interesting and the kids really loved the adventure.

They were never bored or asking to watch tv, they were too busy swimming or playing with the local Balinese kids.

Highly recommended if you want to enjoy something a little bit different and authentic on your holiday, especially with kids. My girls are still asking why we can’t live there!

We will be back for sure :)

Alison R

TripAdvisor

Perfect Place to Relax

We had a wonderful week at this villa. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The staff were fabulous, and very friendly without invading our privacy. The house itself was lovely and we loved the surrounding area. The food was great and we were very well looked after. The hosts really helped us to get involved in local life including temple ceremony’s and drinking tuak with the local villagers
We would recommend this villa to anyone who wants to stay away from touristy areas

Danandtoni

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I stayed 2 weeks in North Bali at Indo Rumah Zengarden with 3 friends.
If you are looking for pristine Bali this is the place. The photos don’t even come close to what you experience when you are here. Everything is just perfect. The bedrooms with great beds and amazing views, the trees in the house (amazing) the bathrooms with good showers. The food Komang prepares with so much dedication, every day when Komang walked true our door we felt like little children in a Candy shop. Zammin who was an excellent guide showed us all the beautiful places. We did so many hikes and every hike was different. Highlight are the different kind of waterfalls you can visit, Menjangan Island for snorkeling, this was my first snorkel experience and it was amazing. The Buddist temple next to the Zengarden and the holy hot water springs. We enjoyed the massages, a lady came on request to the villa and gave us such good massages. I almost forget to tell about the garden. You are truly in the middle of the jungle, coconut trees, papaya trees, rambutan trees, banana trees, pineapple plants, cacao plants and so many mango trees (unfortunately we were not it the mango season time) They also made a big fishpond and a place where we could enjoy evening bonfires. For us Indo Rumah Zengarden was a great getaway with so much personal attention. Highly recommend this place.

Khalid A

TripAdvisor

Magical Place

I stayed at Zengarden twice. It’s a magical place; very green, quiet and peaceful. Here you can relax, unwind and come to yourself. The food is amazing; fresh and very good prepared. The rooms are clean, beautiful furnished and comfortable. I loved dipping in the cool swimming pool, strolling through the garden or just relax and read a book in one of many comfy corners this place has to offer.
The surrounding is magnificent. Lovina beach is close and by just crossing the road you will enter this rural area of rice paddies, rivers and beautiful views everywhere. The famous Buddha Temple is just 5 minutes walking distance and the hot springs are 10 minutes drive away.
I want to come back as much as I can. Excellent for A gate away, retreat, holiday.

Rosa W

TripAdvisor

Fantastic villa, lush gardens, private pool, beautiful surroundings! Go and stay!

I’ve enjoyed the fantastic hospitality at Indo Rumah Zen Garden last June and would recommend anyone to book a stay in one of the three beautiful villas. Each of the places has it’s own private pool amidst lush tropical garden surroundings. The staff are extremely friendly and the management personally introduce themselves and made sure my stay was one to not quickly forget. Truly remarkable surroundings with riverside jungle walks organized by the staff of Indo Rumah Zen Garden, a definite recommended activity for the whole family! I went as a solo traveler and found plenty of nice bars and restaurants around in the area (Lovina beach). Will definitely return here one day!

Room Tip: Fantastic views, lush garden surroundings, close to rivers and temples

Wouter W

TripAdvisor

Lovely Villas in the untouched beauty of Bali

I had an amazing stay for three days with my little son and friends. The bungalow was very clean! The trees of the area werent cut and are still growing through the living room what is very charming and cozy. We woke up by natural noices and sunshine shining through the trees of the wonderful garden. It was so nicely arranged with little lakes and some ducks who even had little chicks – very exciting for my little boy! :) The team of Zengarden was very supportive, they borrowed me a carseat, helped with transport and organisation and special food. With their help I was even able to enjoy a relaxing massage one day, the therapist came to the bungalow. Komang, the cook, created delicious meals which were served on our terrasse. We enjoyed the stay in Zengarden and had beautiful adventures of the waterfalls and the seaside in Lovina area. Perfect service, super friedly and familiar atmosphere! I will definitely come back asap!

HeikeSch83

TripAdvisor

Our first Balinese experience.

WOW ,this place has definite the wow factor ,our first visit to Bali .We where looking for a more authentic Balinese experience ,thanks to TripAdvisor we found it. Situated in the lovely village of Banjar we stayed first for 4 nights in Rumah Cantik beautiful place and your own private pool surrounded by large balcony and lots of threes very well appointed. Due to small problem with electricity we where offered to stay for the rest of our 7 day stay at Rumah Sumatra even more of a wow factor a two story villa each with its own bath room and king size bedrooms .There are not many places in the world live threes grow inside through the concrete floor and through the roof and bear fruit on the roof amazing credit to the Fam. of Kim and Manuel for building it credit to the local families who run it we could not wished for a better place to stay for our first Balinese experience not forgetting the Balinese food ,delightful every dish on the menu.We cant rave enough about it ,special thanks to Zammin and Komang the best cook in Bali .We are classed as elderly ,we coped very well with the steps and the steep walkways we will be back.

Room Tip: the 3 villas are all perfect if you dont want to walk all the way down go for Rumah Cantic a bit hig…

ROLMAR2015

TripAdvisor

Stunning villa in a tropical paradise

Staying at Indo Rumah Zengarden Villas was a stunningly unique experience that allowed us to slow down and experience a different side of Bali. After a short stay we left rested and feeling like I’d been there for weeks!

Our villa was huge, superbly designed and decorated space surrounded by forest. The private pool was perfect for cooling off and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

The staff were all very kind and welcoming, they really made us feel at home. They were more than happy to arrange day trips and were very knowledgeable of the local area.

It truly was a magical experience. The biggest of thanks and bear hugs to Kim and the team for making our trip so special. I’m so looking forward to returning!!

Jenny_rae86

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