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The Famous Magic Hills Bali Bamboo House – What’s It Really Like To Stay There?

A stay in a bamboo house is a must when you visit Bali, and Magic Hills is home to seven unique bamboo houses you can experience: Summer, Queen, Angel, Princess, Mermaid, Nomad & Kohinoor Houses!

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Located in the midst of lush rice terraces with stunning views all around, all the houses at Magic Hills are different to each other and offer a one-of-a-kind experience!

During our recent visit, we got to stay at both Princess House and Angel House – here are our complete reviews so you know what to expect!

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Overview Of Magic Hills Bali

Crafted entirely out of bamboo, the houses at Magic Hills are genuinely an architectural masterpiece.

Every single corner of the houses are so impressive and the level of detail of the aesthetics is just incredible!

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Wherever you look around the houses, the detail is so impressive – even the light shades are a work of art!

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A stay in one of these distinctive bamboo houses is without a doubt a bucket list item on any Asia itinerary!

The bamboo houses blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings and all feature their own outdoor jacuzzi pool and a big private garden to relax in and enjoy the views. What a life, hey?

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house seating area upstairs

Surrounded by beautiful rice terraces, waking up in the bamboo houses to the views and the sound of birds each morning is the ultimate perfect slow way to start the day.

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The houses are all very spacious, comfortable and luxurious, and there are so many spots to relax in, from the hammocks to the floating nets, hanging chairs, sofas and outdoor areas.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house outdoor area

Pop on one of the dressing gowns, grab something to read and unwind for a few hours!

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house hammock

You can even book special additional experiences such as a heart shaped floating breakfast, a flower bath in your pool or even a drone photoshoot! 

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house flower bath floating breakfast

The houses are a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom houses – the majority of the houses are 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom – except Summer, Nomad & Mermaid houses which are 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom houses.

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You can book a stay at Magic Hills here. Just make sure to book early to avoid disappointment as they often book out a couple of months in advance!

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Location Of Magic Hills Bali

Magic Hills is situated in the small village of Selat, near to Sideman in East Bali.

It takes around 1.5 hours to reach Magic Hills from Ubud, and around 2 hours from Canggu. Here is the Google Maps location.

This stunning location is miles away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas of Bali, offering the perfect getaway as you are surrounded by nature.

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Located in a lush valley with stunning views of green rice terraces as far as you can see, plus with views of Mount Agung in the distance, Magic Hills’ location ensures a private, luxurious, peaceful and eco-friendly stay.

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Whether you’re in Bali for your babymoon, honeymoon, celebrating a special anniversary or birthday, or just enjoying a staycation with friends, Magic Hills is the perfect place to go to unwind, reconnect with nature and experience the real Bali!

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Amenities At Magic Hills Bamboo Houses

If you’re arriving by car or scooter, there are plenty of parking spots at Magic Hills.

The warm staff will kindly welcome you, help you with your bags, provide you with a delicious welcome drink, and then take you down the beautiful bamboo lined pathways to your villa.

They’ll provide you with a tour of your villa, add you to their Whatsapp group where you can message whenever you need anything such as food, a driver for the day, or anything else, and then will leave you to enjoy your villa!

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The bamboo houses all have similar features, just different designs and layouts.

All the houses have an outdoor pool and garden, an indoor and outdoor seating area, generously sized bedrooms and bathrooms, and all feature an open-plan living area without windows and doors which I loved – designed to make you feel closer to nature!

The beds all have mosquito nets, so you don’t need to worry about any bugs at night! And there are giant fans by the beds to keep you cool if you need.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house bed

They even leave some bug spray for you – it honestly felt like they had thought of everything to make you enjoy a comfortable stay.

Breakfast is included at Magic Hills, and additionally they also have lunch and dinner that they can deliver to you so you don’t even need to leave your bamboo house during your stay if you don’t want to!

Magic Hills can arrange excursions for you, yoga classes, massages, candle lit dinners, shisha, and even photo shoots and video shoots if you want – just let them know what you need and they’ll do their best to accommodate you (additional charges apply).

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house flower bath

Princess House

At an impressive 3 floors and featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the Princess House is the biggest bamboo house at Magic Hills and is honestly so impressive!

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house

With a heart shaped jacuzzi at the bottom of the landscaped garden, as well as a separate outdoor dining area, the garden is lovely and spacious, and decorated tastefully with giant fairy lights.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house outdoor area

Walking into the bamboo house you’ll find the open-plan living area that features a dining table, hanging chair, hammock, day bed, a sofa, and a kitchenette area tucked away under the stairs with a fridge, kettle and complimentary tea and coffee.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house open plan living room

The giant king-size bed is in the middle, surrounded by plants and mosquito nets all round. 

magic hills bali bamboo house bed

You’ll also find cute touches such as a ukulele and a boxing bag with boxing gloves, as well as some games and a selection of reading books to keep you entertained! 

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house ukulele

Head behind the bamboo door to the bathroom, featuring a lush outdoor shower surrounded by plants.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house outdoor shower

There’s also a separate bathroom, wardrobe area, and a desk/powder station! I could not believe how big it was!

magic hills bali bamboo house bathroom

Heading up the bamboo staircase to the second floor you’ll notice all the intricate details of the bamboo before coming to the bedroom upstairs that has a circular bed!

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house circular bed

It was a first for me sleeping in a circular bed – I loved it!

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house circular bed frame

The bedroom has glass doors (so great if you’re still getting used to the idea of open plan outdoor living!), opening out onto the giant hanging net – a perfect spot to relax and take in the panoramic views of the rice terraces.

magic hills bali princess house bedroom hanging net

They even left a spare duvet behind the bed for us so we could use that on the hanging net without having to use our duvet from the bed which was really thoughtful and definitely appreciated.

There’s also a large balcony area with lounge seats upstairs where you can see Mount Agung – the largest volcano in Bali, on a clear day.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house seating area upstairs sunset view

Plus, you’ll also find the beautiful bathroom where you can have a soak in the bath!

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house bathtub

Then head up to the top floor – the third floor, where you’ll find the projector to watch a Netflix movie, as well as another hanging net – how much better can it get!

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house flower bath

The sunsets from Princess House are magnificent, and every corner of this house is just incredible.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house sunset view

Even at night time, it is lit up just beautifully with the giant fairy lights and it feels so private as you can’t see your neighbours in the surrounding bamboo houses – just the twinkling of lights from the Camaya bamboo houses on the other side of the valley.

You can definitely live out your best life here at Princess House!

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Angel House

The second bamboo house we stayed in was Angel House – slightly smaller than Princess House as it had 2 floors, but it was just as stunning!

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Similar to Princess House, Angel House has an outdoor jacuzzi in the lush green garden, and an open-plan downstairs area with a king-size bed, dining table, hammock, hanging rattan chair, boxing bag, sofa and kitchenette under the stairs.

magic hills bali bamboo house angel house hammock

The bamboo door leads through to the powder room/desk area, with a generous wardrobe, outdoor shower and a separate bathroom.

magic hills bali bamboo house bathroom

Heading upstairs is a comfy sofa, the main bedroom, a bathroom and – you guessed it, a hanging net to enjoy the views!

magic hills bali bamboo house angel house hanging net rice terrace views

The Angel House is completely open on both floors without windows or glass doors so you really feel closer to the nature! There are thick curtains however that you can draw to keep any bugs away.

magic hills bali bamboo house angel house bedroom

When I stayed here, I didn’t see any bugs, but if you’re here in rainy season, it’s recommended to keep on the lights outside and keep the curtains closed at night time to prevent any bugs coming in. You are, after all – in the middle of nature!

Dining At Magic Hills Bali

Breakfast is included in your stay at Magic Hills and can be served in the comfort of your own villa, whether you’re after a choice of smoothie bowl, omelette, pancakes or a nasi goreng.

magic hills bali bamboo house smoothie bowl breakfast

Just choose what you want from the menu, send your Whatsapp order and let the staff know what time you’d like your breakfast – simple!

magic hills bali bamboo house angel house floating breakfast

As mentioned earlier, Magic Hills also have their own on-site restaurant so you can order lunch or dinner whenever is convenient for you (additional charges apply).

There’s a menu in each bamboo house, so most guests prefer to order the food through Whatsapp and get it delivered to their bamboo house directly as they just don’t want to leave their bamboo house!

The on-site restaurant supports the local community by sourcing food from local ingredients and growers where possible, and includes a wide range of Balinese and Western dishes as well as desserts, beers and juices.

There are also several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meal options available, just be sure to inform the kitchen of any dietary requirements.

Things to Do Near Magic Hills

While you may not want to leave your bamboo house at all during your stay, for those with itchy feet there are so many beautiful places nearby to explore! Some nearby sights are listed below:

Note that if you need a driver for the day, just contact Magic Hills and they can arrange one for you. They use local drivers and a set price is arranged for the day or half-day trip.

You can choose from a set itinerary, or choose which sights you would like to visit.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Famous for its stunning light rays that appear at around 9am, this waterfall offers a unique and magical experience and is definitely one of the best Instagram spots in Bali!

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You’ll need to walk through a stream in ankle-deep water to get here so it’s best to wear flip-flops or water shoes to avoid getting your trainers wet.

Tukad Cepung is a 30 minute drive west of Magic Hills and entrance is 30,000 IDR.

Goa Raja Waterfall

A short 10 minute drive from Tukad Cepung Waterfall is Goa Raja Waterfall, another really impressive waterfall that is much easier to get to. Entrance is 25,000 IDR.

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Tirta Gangga Water Temple

Another highly famous and Instagrammable spot in Bali is the Tirta Gangga Water Temple, a 45 minute drive east of Magic Hills.

Tirta Gangga does get very busy so try to arrive first thing in the morning, especially if you want to get a photo feeding the giant koi fish in the pond!

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There are actually two pools at the back of the complex that you can swim in here, so be sure to bring your swimming costume! Entrance is 70,000 IDR.

 

Taman Ujung Water Temple

A 20 minute drive from Tirta Gangga is the much quieter but equally beautiful Taman Ujung Water Temple.

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There are so many picturesque spots here to get photos of the unique architecture, plus you can even see the sea!

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Sideman Rice Terrace Walks

Beautiful Sideman is just a 20 minute drive from Magic Hills, and is home to so many rice terraces. Go for a walk among the paddies, perfect for relaxing or getting some unique photos.

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Besakih Temple

Known as the Mother Temple of Bali, this sacred site is a must-visit for its historical and cultural significance and views of Mount Agung. It’s located a 30 minute drive north of Magic Hills, and entrance is 150,000 IDR.

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How Much Is Magic Hills Bali?

The price to stay at Magic Hills depends on which house you book, as well as whether you are booking in high or low season. Sometimes they also have deals, so keep an eye out.

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Generally though, the bamboo houses cost something between $300 – $520 USD per night.

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Conclusion

With its unique architecture, Magic Hills is a bucket list accommodation to stay at when you’re in Bali!

Not just for its beautiful views and luxurious design, but also for its commitment to eco-friendly living as the houses are built entirely from bamboo, promoting sustainability.    

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house bathroom

Stepping into your own bamboo house for the first time really takes your breath away and honestly feels like a dream.

A stay at Magic Hills is perfect for those who enjoy being surrounded by nature and are looking for a relaxing getaway. We had a great time here and would definitely recommend it!

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Where To After East Bali?

After exploring Selat, Sideman and other beautiful areas in East Bali, if you’re keen to explore other hidden gems of Bali away from the typical tourist trail of Ubud and Canggu, head to Munduk in North Bali or even check out some lesser-known spots in Uluwatu on the south of the island.

This post is sponsored by Magic Hills. All views however are my own.