Its small hotel, located close to main (center) area. We stayed in a villa (500 000 Rp a night), well I would call it deluxe room not really villa as its a room:) Evening and nights can be noisy, depending your are the rooms next to you rented or not, as everything can be heard well. When ceiling fan was on nothing could hear :) Had also AC in the room.
You get hot water when there is sun, otherwise luke warm. Water is salty, everywhere (pool, shower, sink). So I actually bought bottle water to take shower after salty shower :)
Breakfast: our room it was inc, simple: coffee or tea+ juice-not fresh sadly, pancake or toast or fresh fruit or omelette (or other type egg). If wanted lets say fresh fruit and pancake then needed to pay extra for one of those things.
They had pool in lobby area, sunbeds not comfortable (bambus), no beach really. We used the beach and pool on Villa Ombak area close by. Looked also nice place to stay.
Another nice hotel we visited was Villa Julius!!! Very nice and quiet as located totally separated from others.
Took us 2.5 h to walk around the island by coastline, stunning beaches - lot of them totally empty.
Prices I found little more expensive than Bali and less tasty: drinks-cocktails 50 -95000 Rp, lobster was 55 000 Rp per 100g. Exp: dinner for 2 easily 500k Rp.
As it was Christmas time then it was all merry, too touristic sadly.
Overall it was nice trip to take from Bali for couple of days.
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I wouldn’t quite call ourselves (Pesona Resort) a small hotel as we have 14 Rooms (consisting of a Villa suit and villa rooms, Bungalows, AC Rooms and Fan Rooms). Not quite sure whether you stayed in the Villa suit or villa room....either way both are beautufully hand decorated by our balanese interior designer bringing you original designs from both Bali and Lombok.
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I am currently going to be on the island for a year now to grow the business further and bring more quality and service to our guests. Having said that I am staying in the villa room and during busy season when all our rooms are pretty much full...I do not find the evenings noicy at all. Maybe you stayed during the time when we constructed our new water tower and perhaps this is what caused the noice(s) you refered to, if so apolgies but I am sure you would have been warned as I made sure our reception informed all guests before checkin.
As for the ceiling fan in your room and the noice it makes...I can assure you they are a top brand so we have to balance sound with quality. We have had quiter fans removed specifically because they do not provide enough circulation of air in the room.
As for hot water, we have rooms with both electric hot water and solar hot water. Once again solar hot water technology is a growing industry in Indonesia and Pesona Resort was one of the first poineers to use this technology on Gili Trawangan in an attempt to be more ecological. I know we had a few teething problems initially but right now its very stable and the rooms do get hot water.
We actually get great comments about our breakfast so sorry to hear you were not happy with the menu. During high season we provide mineral water to the rooms, and include a free fruit salad for guests at breakfast.
As for the pool....we now have new shiny sunbeds....no longer using bamboo and the guests love them. We also now have pool towels for all our guests.
Hope you come back to Gili soon.
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