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Via Vacare

Gili Gede, Lombok, Indonesia
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Via Vacare
Ranked #21 of 259 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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Montreal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was a pleasant stay for my gf and I. On the first night, I had a high fever and Jet (The Owner) was really helpful to make sure I was well taken care of. She prayed for me and dropped in to see if I was ok. The food was amazing and super yums, with a great set of... More

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PRATO
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247 reviews 247 reviews
63 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I and my wife have spent three nights in Via Vacare. We have had a wonderful stay. It's situated in a very quiet island, Gili Gede. It's directly on the beach, only some steps connect it to the shore.It's not a big beach, and surely not the best in the surroundings, but when there' s the low tide it's a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. It is very basic- no electricity during the day, no running water but this is the price you pay for isolation and relaxation. The place was very clean and comfortable. The snorkelling trip was great and the reef was amazing with brilliant coral, fish and turtles. It is nice... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great local staff and very helpful and good modo reflecting the Indonesian typical way . There were many bad aspects of our stay namely the owner Jet. She did not make us feel at all welcome as we did not fit her 'ideal guest' criteria. Her main goal was to get all money that she could .. she even tried... More

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ViaVacare, Owner at Via Vacare, responded to this review

Bad surprise and disappointing. I remember you telling us how you enjoyed our place, the food, the atmosphere the snorkelingtour with barbecued fish and corn and extra cool beer brought in for you, the yoga , the sunset with your own brought liquors and the lemons I gave you. We dance together, had a good laugh, spoke with each other... More

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

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Via vacare is a basic accommodation on a unique location, 4 spacious bungalows and backpackers dormitory facing sunset and Gunung Agung. No electricity but 1000 stars sky, oil lamps, candles and solar lamps. Electricity from generator is on for 5 hours a day. No flowing water, but fresh water bought and brought in to shower in old indonesian mandi style (ceramic pots with bucket shower) Toilets flushed with salt water buckets. Ideal place to relax and enjoy the art of doing nothing, no sounds of mosques, daily yoga/meditation,great snorkeling ashore,lot of books in different languages, common shared surprising meals. All inn price for 3 meals, yoga, use snorkel gear, free drinking water, tea, coffee, tax, free boat transport back to mainland. For bungalow 30 euro a person a day, for backpackers dormitory 18 euro a person a day.Pick up service from airport, Kuta, Sengigi, Bangsal or Lembar. ... more   less 
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