Sunday, July 29, 2012
“Very friendly and extremely helpful” Reviewed July 29, 2012 NEW Gede was the third driver I hired during my stay in Bali. The first one was organised through my hotel in Sanur and I doubt that he was a professional tourist driver. The second one was ok, but charging extra for tours outside the major tourist areas. A third one (a couple of days later) I had organised when he let me down a day before. So that is when I found Gede through Tripadvisor and I was lucky that he was able to drive me at such short notice. His english is very good and he has a lot of knowledge about everything you might want to know about Bali. He is always on time (actually he was early and always already waiting for me). Gede doesn't try to take you to touristy places where he gets a comission or tries to talk you out of going somewhere, on the contrary he stops wherever you want to stop and even can recommend some less touristy places. 2 days before the end of my holiday I had my handbag stolen , and with it all my money, cards, phone, camera and passport. I count myself extremely lucky that I was able to hire Gede for the following day, when I had to organise money, passport and new visa. It made everything sooo much easier having him helping me (translating, etc.), at the post office collecting money from overseas, getting passport photos made, and with the officials at the immigration office for the visa. That day would have been a lot longer and a lot more stressfull for me without Gede's help. At the end I even had some hours left to enjoy the rest of my holiday on the beach before gede dropped me off at the airport. Thanks heaps Gede!!!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
“Punctual and responsible driver in Bali” Reviewed July 18, 2012 NEW via mobile We visited Bali in March 2012 and hired Gede to be our driver for 3 days trip. Gede is very responsive, responsible and puncture driver. It was our first time to Bali (especially for the first timer), really need to find such a good driver and we are lucky to have Gede :-) Although our trip to Bali is 5D4N and suppose to explore more places in Bali; however, our trip crashed with Nyepi Day and raining session. Thus, we could only had very limited places to visit. But, look on the bright side, we were having a chance to participate on the Nyepi Day celebration. Indeed it was cool & unforgettable memory in Bali. Again, thank you Gede for your great service. Appreciate It.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
“Trustworthiness and Cultural Knowledge Personified” Reviewed July 14, 2012 NEW We went to Northern Bali in February and Gede was our highly regarded driver. He has local and national knowledge, which is informative, and he is able to meet the more specialized needs around art, culture and historical visits. He is intuitive to guests needs and is respectful and 100% honest. Gede has local knowledge of the whole island. He took us to the North of the island to Aditya Resort where we were able to relax. Gede is a resourceful and careful driver very well worth contacting.
Monday, July 16, 2012
“Recommend Gede as an excellent driver in Bali” Reviewed July 13, 2012 NEW We first met Gede in 2010 via a recommendation from a friend and since that trip have recommended him to all our friends travelling in Bali. They have all also experienced and appreciated his great service. We have just returned from our 2nd visit and called on Gede's services once more. He is a very interesting and intelligent driver who can offer so much information and sometimes suggestions for interesting day trips with some "off the beaten track" locations. He is extermely polite, always punctual, speaks English very well, a safe driver and trustworthy. One of the highlights of this trip was a day trip into the mountain and lake area of central Bali. On this trip to Bali we had the occasion to experience other drivers (as part of travel and accomodation packages) and non of them were even close to Gede. We then realised how lucky we were to meet him.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
“A great driver with a deep knowledge of Balinese culture” Reviewed July 8, 2012 NEW We visited Bali in January this year and asked Gede to be our driver. It has been our best bet of all driver in Bali. Gede is an excellent, safe and friendly driver. He always on time when pick you up from the hotel. Most of the times he even came 10 mins earlier! Gede has been in this industry for almost 20 years. He has a deep knowledge of Balinese culture and it made our trip to Bali even more worthwhile. Thank you for the memorable holiday. I would recommend him to anyone planning to visit the Island of God.