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Recommended Driver

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Recommended Driver

Hi all,

We (myself and 6 friends) have recently returned from an 11 day trip to Bali.

Before leaving, we used Trip Advisor to research drivers for hire. The first driver we contacted was Made Sukarma, and his details are listed in the "recommended drivers" post in this forum.

Made was great, but unfortunately the second day we wanted to use his services, his young daughter fell ill and was hospitalised (she was feeling better a few days later!).

Made immediately made arrangements for his younger brother, Ketut Suwendra, to pick us up.

We found Ketut to be just as friendly, helpful, honest and reliable as Made. His English was clear and easy to understand, and his vehicle (which seats 7 passengers) was always clean.

Ketut charged us the same rates as Made - 300,000RP for half-day, 400,000RP for full day.

We stayed in Tuban (South Kuta) and as Ketut is based in Denpasar, he was always on time.

If you're looking for a good driver who you can trust in Bali, I highly recommend Ketut!

Contact Details:

Email - iketutsuwendra@yahoo.com

Mobile - 08179781331 local, +628179781331 from overseas

Website - http://discoverbalidriver.blogspot.com/ or http://iketutsuwendra.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

Adam

Byron Bay, Australia
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Thanks for this. Glad everything went well for you.

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That's fantastic news Casper. I'm really pleased he looked after you so well and was able to provide a "stand in" who was just as good. This sort of service is the reason he is on our list.

Many drivers would have just sent a friend to drive for you (with no thought of whether the replacement is any good) with no explanation, it's really good that he did the right thing by both you and his brother. Business practices like this will ensure that Made's business is successful and the other drivers that he trains and employs will get heaps of work from his reputaion as well, while they are building their own good names up.

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Hi a quick question, if I was going to use a driver in Bali would it be better to pre book or can one be arranged for us at our hotel?

Were not quite sure of our day to day plans yet so unsure when we will need a driver, are there alot or are they hard to come by?

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