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Matahari Bungalows

Jl Legian, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I travelled to Gili Air to check it out as I didn't manage to get to this island when visiting Gili Meno. Reading that the west side of Air was more quite than the east side I decided to check out the bungalows without making a reservation. My first choice after research was Matahari but after I arrived decided to... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Matahari is on the other side of the island from the boat landing and main tourist "stuff." This is the best thing about it. The beach in front of matahari is peaceful and gorgeous. No cement retaining wall like on the east side of the island. Food here is really good and cheap. Restaurant has terrible service even for Indonesia,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

great place right at the beach, you can see the sunset, every night it is different. the bungalows are cheap, basic and clean; toilet and shower outside but what do you need more. owner, family and staff very friendly and easy-going. lot of laughs and people getting together, local and tourist, sometimes far into the night. harmony. kind of hippie... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

These bungalows are very basic. Just a bed and a fan and a bathroom. The draw is the beachfront. You can literally spend an entire day lounging on the thatch roof raised platforms, ordering food when you're hungry, beer when you're thirsty, taking a dip when you're hot. It's the perfect location for watching sunset, which is a major event... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The thing I'm remember the most are the family who owns matahari!! There are truely terrific! You feel part of the family and on such a small quiet island it really is nice :) The bungallows are cheap and super cute, the fairy tale kind... Really comfy and with a roofless bathroom, showing while watching the stars in the evening... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Returned to Matahari for 3 nights after a gap of 2 years. It was good to be back in Gilli Air. I stayed a newer bungalow facing the sea and it was quite big and clean. The shower area was open and quite spacious as well.And it was quite reasonable on the pocket considering the prices have remained more or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Everything about these bungalows is fantastic except that there is a beachside bar next door called Space Bar which plays impossibly loud psychedelic trance sometimes until 5 in the morning. We moved after 2 nights even though it is probably one of the best locations on the island. How can a place like Space Bar, which is destroying the serenity... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This island is absolutely magical with one of the best sunsets i have seen anywhere in the world. Food is cheap, bunglows are decent and its 20ms from the beach. Food is authentic Indonesia with the local flavours. Loved the staff since they were very friendly and formed a bond from the first day i was there. Spend 4 nights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011 via mobile

Inexpensive spot in paradise. Food is delicious. Service is nice. My room was facing the sea. The only problem being the fact that, standing in front of a coral reef, it's hard to go for a swim during low tide. Wonderful nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

This spot is pure paradise. Full stop. Look no more for beachfront cottages on the most beautiful beach on Gili Air. This place is magical. The family who runs it are genuine, kind and exude Indonesia hospitality. The food is cooked by a lovely lady who makes the best Gado-Gado and traditional Indonesia rice, egg, and chicken. The bathroom is... More

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Address: Jl Legian, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Matahari Bungalows Hotel Gili Air
Matahari Bungalows Gili Air, Gili Islands

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Matahari Bungalows are located on the Sunset side of Gili Air island, with seven bungalows and a guesthouse Matahari caters for a variety of budgets and requirements. We have our own restaurant serving local Sasak food and Western food to indulge everyone's taste buds! We also include breakfast with the price of the room. Only a few minutes walk to local restaurants and bars we are located away from the hussle and bustle but close enough to enjoy a night out. Join us at Matahari for complete relaxation and comfort at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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