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Northbeach | Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Karma Kayak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014
Maximilian W Ellwangen, Germany
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ellwangen, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed two nights here and we really enjoyed it. Karma Kayak is a cool and quiet place where you can relax. It's up in the north so you don't hear anything from the partys next to the harbour. Our bungalow was located in an beautiful garden. It was clean and spacious with a nice bathroom. The beach in front,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wow! What a magical place! Really superb food (which includes tapas :)) Nice and friendly staff, great management! Location is more at ease and more quiet than the harbor side (the strip) of the island. Good spot to go snorkeling and see Turtles. Karma Kayak is definitely a place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stayed here 3 nights in July 2014: Beautiul: the rooms, the place! Its a not too-big-with-no-soul-resort, with a charming beach and pool area, the boss, manager and staff are kind and really helpful! We feel at home, i would say this is a "human" place ! For the people who says that the service is slow... its not slow, you're... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The name is a bit misleading as they don't have kayaks for rent anymore, but this place is wonderful. We moved up to the north end of the island after staying closer to the center and wanting a bit more relaxing atmosphere. The manager (Lorianne I think?) was absolutely wonderful--so friendly and helpful, but not pushy as was the case... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is to the northern end of the island and so is a bit more remote. The benefits of this are great and ensure you have a relaxed stay way from the busy strip. The area is a popular place to watch the sunset and the place caters for this perfectly. The rooms are basic but comfortable and quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

During our month in Indonesia we travelled around much without anything booked from home(Sweden). Before we went we made research and thought karma kayak would be a nice stay. But it turned out bad, especially because of the really bad service. First of all our toilet did not work. And we were asked to use our friends bathroom who stayed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Villa's were clean and functional Tapa's were amazing All staff were friendly helpful and managers more than happy to give you advice on diving, snorkeling, eating etc Eco friendly, aware of the environment and preserving it for years to come

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were very happy with our rooms and everything worked, including a hot shower. Staff and especially the manager was very attentive, always on site and helping us and answering our questions. She is Dutch so her English was great. There is a nice pool, bar, dining area and a lounging and eating area on the beach. They set up... More 

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The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We booked over the phone for one night and the decided to stay longer as the place was really nice and in the quiet part of the island. It's still a walking distance towards the party area, very close to the snorkeling part, overall - perfect location if you are looking so some chilled time. Our bungalow was really nice,... More 

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Karlstad, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We booked two nights with our friends here and there toilet did not flush. When we talked to the owner she said "ok, let me know if there is a problem" and walked away. We walked after her and said it is a problem, we want a toilet that works (this is a expensiv place). She got realy angry and... More 

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Address: Northbeach | Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Karma Kayak Hotel Lombok
Karma Kayak Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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