"Absolutely gorgeous place, like a secret find in the middle of “nowhere”, overlooking a large area of rice fields and Mt Agung in the background."
Lilian - October 10, 2019
Location rating score
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.0|
|Distance to city center||10 Km|
|Nearest airport||Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)|
|Distance to airport||60.4 km|
Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.
Kubu Carik Bungalows is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 50 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the bungalow know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kubu Carik Bungalows has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.
Kubu Carik Bungalows does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to escape from stress of everyday life."
February 25, 2018
"The owners are a very international family with lots of interesting stories."
October 10, 2019
"The room was clean and nice with a balcony looking out over rice fields."
January 28, 2020
Nestled in the heart of Candidasa, Kubu Carik Bungalows is an ideal spot from which to discover Bali. The hotel lies 10 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Taman Tirta Gangga, Rumah Sakit Hindhu Dharma Yadnya, Ujung Water Palace.
The facilities and services provided by Kubu Carik Bungalows ensure a pleasant stay for guests. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, airport transfer.
2 rooms spread over floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace, shower can be found in selected rooms. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, diving, fishing, massage, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Kubu Carik Bungalows the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Bali.
"You can opt to have “family dinner” with the owners and othe..."
October 10, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Magic, wonder, adventure - what more can you ask !”
i normally avoid the usual 5 star establishments. Most are expensive and they all look the same, feel the same, and come with no surprises. Kubu Carik on the other hand, is my latest 'Great Find'. Nestled in some remote area near the Tirtagangga Water Palace in the Karangesem area of eastern Bali, Kubu Carik is adventure, charm and magic in abundance! Glorious, glorious location, perched on the hills overlooking a vast plain of padi fields and villages, well appointed rooms configured in typical Balinese layout, charming staff, great food... but what really sets the Kubu Carik experience apart are the owners, the Ionker family. We had the company of the family patriach, Mr Ionker, for dinner, and what an evening it was! A Dutch descendant who lived the best part of his life in Asia, there was not a dull moment with Mr Ionker! Absolute magic, thank you Kubu Carik!!
A piece of paradise ”
the kubu carik is like the name says really a villa in the middle of bali's rice fields. we spend there two wonderful nights and enjoyed pure nature and delicious food. we all 4 recommend this piece of paradise to everyone who wants to experience the non touristic world of bali. the pool offers a fantastic view over the rice fields and is perfect for a relaxing cool down.
wonderful place to stay”
Actually I seldom leave reviews, but this time I have to say something. The bungalows are built on a hillside full of greeneries between village and fields so they are not easy to find, but when laying down on balcony chairs or by the swimming pool, seeing the beautiful country views down there, all this long journey become worthwhile. We booked only one night and decided to stay another day once we arrive. The food there are also impressive as they have a good local cook, you can have meals with the hospitable hosts, Otto and Rosemarie, they will tell you many stories about Bali, Indonesia and themselves as well. We have a very enjoyable 2-days stay with them. I will surely go back there next time in Bali and I will recommend to my friends.
Amazing view, kind caring people, mouthwatering authentic food, clean, amidst rice fields”
If you want peaceful, quiet, nature, an amazing view from your balcony, the best Balinese food ever& kind, caring people and join the Balinese relaxed pace then this is your paradise. The owners go out if their way to make you feel at home. The two bungalows themselves are beautiful & clean with Lempuyan temple and Titra Ganga close. I can wholeheartedly recommend doing a cooking course with cook and co-owner Cadek. He knows it's stuff and creates magic in the kitchen. I loved it and to me their place was the best I stayed at at Bali!
Probably the best bargain in bali”
we arrived from lovina and got dropped at tirta gangga tourist center,, we called the staff because we didn't come with car.. they arranged a transportation for us,, you might wanna tell them in advance if you need to be picked up,, they can pick you up anywhere in bali,,, but of course you'll have to pay.. we got there,, and they showed us our room,, it has a really beautifull view overlooking paddy fields.. the foods was really great,, it's a perfect place for those who wanted to spend times far away from crowds and noises,, it was relaxing and you can rent a motorcycle or car to explore north east of bali,, like amed, amlapura or tulamben,, it's not far at all... bottom line, i'm highly satisfied with the services and courtesy of the house and i would love to go back again..
Amazing nature retreat with stunning views”
Absolutely gorgeous place, like a secret find in the middle of “nowhere”, overlooking a large area of rice fields and Mt Agung in the background. It was an exceptional experience, everything is done very well and there are only two bungalows so max. 4 guests. You can opt to have “family dinner” with the owners and other guests - highly recommended! The owners are a very international family with lots of interesting stories. Kadek took me on a hike through the rice fields all the way to Tirta Gangga, which was a highlight. Everything was amazing, the food really good too and beautiful pool, ONLY suggestion for improvement would be to add mosquito nets over the beds. As it’s surrounded by nature, I had a few unwanted crawling “guests” in my room and a net would have made me sleep better. But amazing experience nonetheless!
A relaxing delightful place!”
We spent two nights in October 2015 at this scenic tranquil somewhat out of the way place & wished it had been more. The A/C worked well, the view from our room was magnificent, and the pool was wonderful. Without a car, we couldn't venture far, apart from a walk through the rice fields. There's no restaurant or shop nearby but no need....there was delicious Indonesian food cooked by Kadek & staff. They kindly took time cooking a huge rijstaffel for one so I could experience this. There was bacon & eggs, but the highlight was one of the 6 lovely spreads served at breakfast with toast: lime curd/butter spread...which I couldn't resist eating by the spoonful! For entertainment we played with the 3 friendly dogs, watched the village life below, & read. The stay recharged our batteries as we slept peacefully there. This isn't a place for nightlife or shopping, but for those looking for peace & tranquillity. Great place for singles or couples but ideal for 2 couples or friends as there's two rooms sharing a common sitting/ dining area. It would be even better with your own vehicle. Definitely a place I'd like to return to.
Rice fields forever ”
A hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful bungalow and an absolutely fantastic breakfast. The 4 dogs are a little disturbing but it wasn’t too bad. We were a little surprised that they charged us 150 K Rupees for a one day scooter rental but of course we could have asked before. Nevertheless we had a unique experience and enjoyed the stay very much.
Phenomenal place ! Loved every minute ”
I was looking for a quiet and beautiful place to relax . So happy I found it ! This villa is a true paradise! Overlooking the rice fields , stunning place with the pool . Owner was cooking delicious food and extremely helpful with everything . Location is close to few most beautiful temples and about 30 min of driving to the beach . Best place I've stayed in east Bali !
Stunning Views, Strange Dinner Experience”
When we got here the view took our breath away. The room was clean and nice with a balcony looking out over rice fields. The pool was great and also had a view over the fields! The experience was somewhat marred by the unusual 'family dinner'. With no other places to eat nearby, we found we had to eat dinner here. This turned out to be 2x more expensive than any other meal we ate in our month in Indonesia. We felt that they were taking advantage of their remote location, but at least their chef cooked a great meal! Over the course of the dinner, we learned that the host, Claudia, has strong opinions on a number of topics. It's probably best not to stay here if you are Arabic or Muslim. We read many great reviews about Kadek, but we didn't get to meet him as he didn't join us for dinner.
Thanks for your review although I must say that I am somewhat surprised by what you stated. The meal - ok that is your opinion but you were free to decline or choose from the menu. For cheap meals our guests are more than welcome to look elsewhere. But the fact that you suggest that Arabs and Muslims not stay here is proof that you do not know me and are in no position to make this statement. I grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia and have been working the past 30 years with a group of people there who are all muslims. I have never had any disregard or dislike for Muslims. I cannot make any judgements on Arabs as I have only met one. Every guest here has been treated with respect no matter their Nationality, beliefs or preferences.
Peaceful getaway with a beautiful view!”
We absolutely loved our stay here, the homemade bread and jams for breakfast were a highlight. It’s tucked away in nature overlooking jungle and rice paddies so it’s very quiet and peaceful here. The owner and staff were very friendly and invited us for family style dinner where we ate many different Indonesian dishes. We can’t wait to visit again!
I want to live in Kubu Carik”
The room is lovely. The view is outstanding. The staff is friendly and accomodating. I had a wonderful stay. Very i spiring location.
Very lovely. Amazing view, i sent a photo to my boyfriend and he said it looked like something from a movie
We had a wonderful stay. The place is great, the room was fabulous. The views!! We had meals at the property and they were very tasty and home made. The breakfast was the best part! Staff was also very nice and helpful with information and all our needs. Would absolutely recommend!
felt like being a family”
The owner is extremely friendly, felt like being a family. It is very quite place, the room is comfortable with good views.
The room and pool had a fantastic view - you really can't beat it . Great breakfast and kind family, would highly recommend!
Best price for the most wonderful service & plac”
Remarkable.. Definitely gonna back there
A hidden place”
We spent 2 days down there, out of space and time, enjoying the scenery, walking in rice-fields and villages. Our hosts drove us to Amlapura water-palace (amazing beauty) and Ahmed beaches. Warm moments over evening family dinners, sharing good stories with our hosts. A must-go place!
Calm, and content. ”
Everything was brilliant. You felt strangely at home by the time you see the main gate. Everyone you meet there is awfully sweet. A hideout :) I wish them the best of everything.
Far and secluded”
Very far and hard to find, and room are small and creepy