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Gili Gede, Lombok, Indonesia
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Via Vacare
Ranked #50 of 274 Lombok B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

ViaVacare is not eco at all. Honestly I dont understand why that word is used. There are 4 seperate bins to throw your different types of litter in. In the end all the rubbish goes into the same bag...the beaches are filled with rubbish and the place is completely run down. The food is vegetarian, which I don't mind, but... More

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ViaVacare, Owner at Via Vacare, responded to this review

Dear guest, i am sorry to read your review and i am surprised too. I do no know who was your host at the time of stay? As far as i know all our guests love our food even many told me it was the best they had in Indonesia. At lunch time we often serve vegetarian as it can... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I stayed at Via Vacare for 3 nights and 4 days and was very disappointed. This was not an "eco resort", but merely a resort with 1) minimal electricity (a generator turns on a few hours a day), 2) no running showers or clean water and 3) no flushing toilets. The website says there are white sandy beaches but the... More

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ViaVacare, Eigenaar at Via Vacare, responded to this review

Dear guest, i have heard there were some dengue cases in bali, and the incubation time is 5 to 8 days. Probably you already been bitten in Bali, i am sorry. But there is a healthpost on giligede, also one hour from via vacare on mainland is a clinic. Dengue though is cured recovered without medicin. But i can understand... More

Sunbury, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is more like a home away from home than a hotel or a resort. Three cooked meals a day and everyone eats together from all of the four bungalows. 1.5 hours of Yoga and meditation in the morning. No electricity except for four hours in the evening and no internet. Showers and toilets with buckets and ladles to flush... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Via Vacare was one of the most unusual places we’ve stayed in our fairly extensive travels through Indonesia. We spent six nights there this June. I do recommend it, but it would definitely not suit everyone. I have also some advice that might improve travellers’ enjoyment of their stay. It feels strange writing this review. Staying at Via Vacare felt... More

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Montreal
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25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is the place to go if you don't mind the rustic and enjoy quiet places. The owner Jet was not there during our stay, but the cook and handyman was very nice and took good care of us. The bungalows are nice and airy but there is no water pressure, so you get a sea water bucket for the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is one of those rare places that you serendipitously stumble on to and realize how fortunate you are to have found it. And you also wonder how long it will remain with the onslaught of development nearby. If you are a traveller that enjoys the solitude and serenity of an island -- quiet swims, amazing snorkelling, beautiful evenings, replenishing... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Even though I stayed at via vacare at the end of January, I would still like to add my bit to what has been said already in other reviews. Obviously, this is a different resort. I got to know and connect with some lovely people including the owner called Jet. Due to the set-up of this small and remote place,... More

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Via Vacare. It was exactly what we were looking for: a place to get away from it all. We were able to completely disconnect from technology for a few nights and forget all the work and worries waiting for us back home and simply enjoy the present. Via Vacare is very small with just... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Most amazing place! But only for those who appreciate the "simple" things in life (in a good way)! It is perfect to chill out and relax. The bungalows are very spacious and beautifully set up. But there is no running water... Which is the only negative point to this place (cause once in a while it is nice to have... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I had visited Viavacare before and was very happy to go back with my family from Canada to spend Christmas there. We spent 5 nights there, and shared the 4 bungalows amongst ourselves and another couple of friends. Because of the intense rains, Lombok was flooded and we had a hard time reaching the resort (congratulations to driver Pak Demra... More

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Address: Gili Gede, Lombok, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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