Rumah Roda Homestay is a traditional Balinese family compound where the family live on the same property. It is the norm to have three generations living together in one compound. The pool and garden separated the family living quarters from the homestay giving you some privacy. Rumah Roda has a family history you can read their story here.
This Homestay is a traditional Balinese building overlooking a tropical garden with Hindu statues and a delightful swimming pool. The rooms were very large with a bathroom, air-conditioning, fridge and a large terrace. The cost for one night is from IDR400,00 (approximately US$23) which included breakfast.
There were three choices for breakfast and I recommend the Banana Pancakes which were delicious, a serving of fresh fruit and tea or coffee. The Menu was quite extensive, reasonably priced and the food prepared from fresh ingredients.
I spent the mornings walking in the heat, visiting temples and sightseeing. Afternoons I sat on the lovely terrace outside my room, overlooking the rooftops with a good book.
Whilst I was staying here there was a three-day festival called ‘Gulungan’, the family decorated the statues in the garden and made Bamboo decorations lining the lane. The family treated me to a traditional lunch consisting of pork and Balinese vegetables.
The family and the staff at Rumah Roda were very friendly as I was travelling on my own; it was nice to have someone to talk to. I took two trips to Tellallang Rice Terraces and North Bali with the owners son. It was a privaleage to be involved with the Families Traditions and Balinese Life.