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“THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO ON GT” 5 of 5 stars
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Pesona Resort
Main Strip, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO ON GT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

No complaints. Food was awse, Drinks were cold. Both were cheap. No problem for them to bring food or drinks to my room simply because I couldn't be bothered walking to the bar. Staff super friendly and able to help with anything at the hotel or on the island. Can't see myself staying anywhere else on the island. Highly recommended. 5 STARS!

Seeya in May boys!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hotel itself is perfectly located on the main strip on Gili T.

Food, is Indian, and amazing. We travelled India the year previous and it was nice to find some authentic food. Don't bother with the toasted sandwich option for lunch...just stick to the Indian food and you won't be disappointed. Great vibe in the evenings, we found it to be the busiest bar on the entire strip which was nice.

There was some building work going on but had no impact on our stay what so ever.

The rooms themselves are basic but have all that you need (A/C etc). Be wary of power cuts however (island wide)...we only had two whilst there but one happened to be when we needed to use a cash machine prior to heading off on a boat to Gili Meno (which has no ATMs).

Would stay again, but perhaps splash out on a bigger room with more to offer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Had spent the last 5 weeks touring around south east asia, stayed in a variety of hotels and had excellent value for money however, Pesona Resort was in comparison disappointing. Had booked due to good reviews on trip advisor (the owner was most insistent we give him only good reviews). Position of hotel is excellent but in Trewangan most of the hotels are central as only a small island. The hotel had a nice pool but the good points stop there. The room was basic, aircon that did not cool the air, a TV but be advised there is no TV reception a very small selection of old ,cheap rubbish DVD's was available, no internet except at bar, cleanliness could have been better basic amenities, old linen and towels provided. Breakfast minimal and not what you would expect at a "resort" more basic home stay fare. We also received an email from Pesona telling us there was a good price for transport to Gili, unfortunantly the price was substantially above the rate off the streets of Bali, so be advised do not take up the helpful advise.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We booked 3 nights on the internet. Two weeks before my flight to Bali we got a mail that they made a mistake with our booking so that we can just have another sort of room. That was okay for us but when we arrived, even this room was not available. We slept one night in a standard room and got the difference back, which was also okay for us. On the next day there was still no room for us, so that we should stay in the hotel next to Pesona Resort instead. The room was okay, but the service in the "Dream Divers" very bad, not clean when we arrived and loud at night. The owner of Pesona, where we still had breakfast did apologize a lot and she was very nice, but still... The breakfast at Pesona is okay, even tough I waited for my eggs 20 minutes. After I asked 2 staff members and already ate my two toasts we decided to go and grapg some sandwiches instead.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is recommended enough considering the reasonable price and big enough space of the room.
The room tht i took has no aircon bcos i thought the weather would be cold in the night. But infact it was very sultry without aircon. So i didnt hv good sleep quality. So i suggest to take room with aircon. Beside tht the water is smelly. I dont know whether this happened only in this hotel or all around gili t island. The location is very good which is near enough to harbour and night market.
Breakfast menu was standard. The view from restaurant was perfect, right over beachfront.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Wonderful! We booked looking for somewhere cheap, with a backpacker vibe and where we could meet other tourists and travellers. It certainly had that but much, much more. The room far exceeded our expectations - it had a great bed, was a good size and cleaned with new towels provided daily. I know that sounds like a minimum expectation but for the price we weren't expecting it. The service from the staff was some of best we experienced, they speak great English and the bar staff actually know how to make a good Bloody Mary which is a rare thing in Indonesia! As for the Lychee coktails - wow! The bar also extends beyond the actual complex into a Shesha bar which straddles the beech and was a great place for chilling out and in fact one of the best bars on the island. Furthermore, the Indian food was outstanding and the Dosa in particular one of the best I have eaten. The location was brilliant and next to some of the best night spots on the island but sufficiently far away so as not to be disturbed by any noise. Finally, a special mention needs to go out to the owners and Sameena, the joint owner, in particular. Upon arriving, we realised we had left a purchased painting in Lombok. We tried emailing and calling the hotel in Lombok but to no avail. Suffice to say within 2 days Sameena had managed to negotiate its safe, prompt and cheap arrival back into our hands - much to our relief! All in all, couldn't have asked for more and for the price, an absolute gem of a place. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

For doing relax n spend time in gili, u should sty here, more easy to go everywhere.. Completly great place... And im happy to stay here, breakfast is good, service is good, n u can go to the pool after swim on the beach...
Dont miss that momment...

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Strip, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Gili Trawangan
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Gili Trawangan
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pesona Resort is located on the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan, just off the northwest coast of Lombok.Situated just a short walk south of the jetty on Gili Trawangan, Pesona Resort is an ideal place to spend your time here.The pool overlooks the white sandy private beach and the turquoise ocean, with Gunung Rinjani as its backdrop. You can watch the boats coming and going from the harbour and the dive centres and sometimes see the fish jumping.We have 5 types of accommodation available to our guests (Villa Suite, Villa Rooms, Bungalows, AC Rooms & Fan Rooms. All of our rooms are considerately furnished with quality in mind and have en-suite western standard bathrooms.If you want to experience something different from the local nasi dishes or the western fusion menus, why not come for some authentic INDIAN FOOD? Our specialist chefs lovingly prepare the food using the best imported ingredients and we have a comprehensive menu of authentic Indian cuisine to delight your taste buds. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pesona Hotel Gili Trawangan
Pesona Resort Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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