I take vacation in November'13 (25-29) with my wife and 2 sons (7& 4 yo), prior to stay, we booked the hotel directly from Jo, she booked us accommodation from Praya airport Lombok to Hotel in Gili Trawangan (+-2 Hours by car, 10 mins speed boat), unfortunately Jo is leaving to England, so we couldn't thank her personally for arranging everything and many info's about gilis.
The Hotel is worth 5 stars from tripadvisor, only 5 mins walking from harbor/ jetty, 5 mins from art market, located not in the main street and will not be disturbed by parties (Monday & Wed at diff places), my sons loved the pool so much (preferred the pool instead of the the beaches---ouch), breakfast was superior you got options of toast and eggs (whatever served you chose) or pancakes (loved the banana one), juices, fruits, and option between Lombok Coffee or tea, it's all free. you can also have breakfast in the pool area.
the room is superb, the room like a cottage, we got beds as we arranged previously, with King-size bed and one single bed, the place is spacious, bathroom is located below and bedroom located upstairs, you will also got a nice terrace balcony in front, where you can spent your lazy time there.
Service also great the staff would provide towels or hot water whenever you asked (and in a minute they will come and serves you), they also offered us dvds (rooms had a flat tv with cables and dvd player) in case you/kids were bored or waiting the rain to stops. it could be better if the hotel could provide phone to reception for lazy people like me, but it's not a big problem anyway. and if you get lucky you can borrow marta's snorkeling gears (only limited gears hopefully they can provide more in the future). the staff would help you to rent some bikes if you asked, they will also explained anything about Gili Trawangan, and you will also get a Gili Trawangan's map and best spot they have (meals, art market, diving & Snorkeling spots, tips, etc) once you arrived at your room.
bottom line it's near perfection holiday for us and staying at Martas will make it perfect holiday
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst lush tropical gardens, just a stones throw from the main hub of island activity, Martas offers a collection of beautiful 2-storey detached bungalows situated around a central swimming pool. Mixing traditional Lombok design with modern comforts, each bungalow features carved wood and natural stone decors, air-conditioning, king-size bed, private bathroom with fresh hot water shower and free toiletries, flat-screen TV and mini fridge. Larger bungalows for families and groups of friends are also available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Martas Hotel Gili Trawangan
- Martas Hotel Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan