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“Great experience, location a bit remote” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
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“Great experience, location a bit remote”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

Despite the lack of TV or phone in the room, I found the overall quality of the garden bungalow to be excellent and very good value at US$55. Enjoyed the big bathroom and open shower. Found the service to be good especially for such a reasonable price.

The location has its drawbacks especially at night as walking back to the place from the busy part of town gets very dark during the last 10 minutes of the walk. So the alternative is to get back by horse cart which cost us 25,000 rupiah.

The beach in front of the hotel is good but not ideal for swimming as it can get very shallow during low tide. I also found swimming/snorkeling off the beach to be better in others parts of the island (such as area slightly north of the commercial area of island, starting from beach area across from the horizontal bar).

Overall it is a great experience especially if one wants to be away from the main busy part of island.

  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2008

We stayed at Alam Gili for 2 nights in May 2008. The property has been recently inaugurated (Dec 2007). It is a small Hotel with 7 rooms, located in the beach, in the east of the small and paradisiac island of Gili Trawangan in Lombok, Indonesia. I have read several comments in the forums but no reviews about this hotel as of yet.
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We arrived from Bali in the Gili Cat (speed boat), departing from Padang Bai. The island looks wonderful as you arrive. The water is unbelievable clear, with different tones of blue: turquoise, light blue, dark blue, lovely really. As no motor cars are allowed, you must take a cidomo (horse carriage) to the hotel.
The property is located in the beach, the staff are very friendly, although not really professional. They will try to do their best, although you should not expect professional service. Nothing really important, since in the island of Gili T, everything looks relaxed.
We stayed in one of the "Garden Bungalows". A basic room, look at my pics, no air conditioning, no telephone, no tv, no internet. I guess most people do not need this, however some will feel dissapointed that these things are not there. Hot water is not sooo hot, the open air bathroom may be liked by some and not by some others...The room is approx. 4x4, the bathroom, same size. Basic toiletries, a flash light, mosquito net, and a fan in the roof.
Location: it is about 20 min. walk from "downtown" (...) Trawangan...which is the good part. Away from the noise and beat. In the beachfront. One of the best locations for snorkelling, just 100-200 meters straight on from the beach. Even boats come there on snorkelling/diving trips!
Positives: location, peaceful resort, basic and relaxed
Negatives: quite basic accomodation, willing staff but not really pro, service kinda slow sometimes.
I would definetely come again to Gili T, as the island is lovely, although I would check another property. For 55 USD, its ok.

  • Liked — location, beachfront, snorkelling, nice staff
  • Disliked — a bit run down
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
Hotel Class:3 star — Alam Gili 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Alam Gili Hotel Gili Trawangan
Alam Gili Trawangan
Alam Gili Hotel Trawangan
Alam Gili Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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