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Luce d'Alma Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gili trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 hotels in Gili Trawangan
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“9 day stay at Luce D'Alma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The location is in a quiet part of the island. The rooms are spacious, cosy, clean and comfortable. Slept very well. The salt-water pool was enormous & clean. The service incredibly warm and friendly. Just excellent - cannot fault it one bit- will stay again next year. No wonder it was awarded TripAdvisor's 2012 Award for best hotel on Gili T.

  • Stayed February 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Small and lovely hotel with only16 rooms.On each side of the amazing pool you have 8 rooms
with a private terrace and step in. The only problem is the distance to the beach, but bikes are available. No cars,no motorbikes,only by foot,bike or horse.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

OK, so the hotel itself is nice and the double rooms are spacious and flow out to a large pool which is fabulous, but the big problem is that it's so far from the beach... and why else do you go to Gilli? By foot it's a long, long walk and a bike ride at night back can literally be treacherous as there is little or no light back to the hotel along pot holed tracks. It's just in a lousy position when 90% of the rest of the accommodation available on the island is right smack on the beach. It's a no brainer really.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The hotel is stunning- the rooms are lovely and spacious, fitted with seperate bedroom, bathroom and living room. I loved that you could go from the bedroom to the patio to the pool, then rinse and repeat.
Having said all of this, however, I don't think the "resort" is worth the $130 (or however much we paid).
We planned to stay for 10 nights, but cut it short by 5 days because the hotel was just not what we were expecting.
The service is terrible. The hotel owner, and his brother, were lovely and made you feel welcome and at home, however the service from the rest of their staff were not very good. I don't know if it's due to island time, seeing as it IS Gili T, but I think they could learn to be a bit more efficient with their time and a little more proactive.
The rooms do have a tv fitted with 'cable tv' and a dvd player. The cable tv only has around 4 or 5 international channels- most of which are Italian. Again, for the price, this just isn't good enough. Even 3 star hotels in Bali have more international channels.
The food is terrible. Again, for the price of the resort you'd expect the food to be tasty. I would highly recommend going into town for your meals!! This brings me to my other point- location.
The resort is away from the main part of town, which can be nice, however the commute by bike at night time proves to be a bit difficult at times. It's a lot of fun cycling into town, and makes for a lot of laughs, but at night it can get a bit scary. The dirt roads are filled with pot holes, and it can be pretty deserted at night. I would recommend cycling with another person just in case something happens.
Though it seems there were a lot of negative points, there were also a lot of positives. It is a gorgeous-looking resort, and would be great for a couple of days, maybe four days maximum.
I guess I was most upset because of the value. It would be a great place if it was cheaper, because I honestly don't think it is worth the price they ask for.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Luce D Alma is a very charming resort. The room and the pool - its highlight - are quite attractive. I particularly liked the ceiling & lighting. The loungers on the patio, by the poolside are also very comfortable.
The reception has a good collection of DVDs, which we browsed through, but didn't use. We chose to spend time on the loungers under the clear night sky than to watch a movie indoors.
We saw a variety of fish and crabs, snorkeling just a few meters off the shore, from the resorts private beach.
The resort provides free bicycles for use, which we used to go around the entire island. everyone must visit the quieter side of the island. beautiful is an understatement!
Mr Antonio and the staff are very friendly and courteous. The receptionist is very efficient and fluent in English. They help with travel reservations and special meal requests (i am a vegetarian), with ease. the cake of the day was delicious on both days.

A few recommendations, though : food menu could be better, taste wise the food was fine. I understand that the owners are Italian, thus most of the dishes on the menu belong to their home cuisine, with few Indonesian entries. Its OK for a stand alone restaurant, but for a resort, in a place like Gili T, we would prefer to spend all our time within the resort & beach than to venture out in search of other restaurants. A few more options on the menu will be appreciated.
Though the bicycles are in good condition, the headlight depends on the speed of the cycle. On a road full of pot holes and wet sand patches, the cycle just doesn't catch up enough speed for sufficient brightness. This is a serious concern, as it was pitch dark after sunset. For a 4 star resort, they must take initiative to fix their approach road, and put up some street lights to make it a smooth ride.
Most of the books at the reception, available for guests to read, were in Italiano. A few more English titles would be great, on a rainy day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I came to the gili islands for a week in February and spent the whole time at Luce d'alma. To start with, if you have any hesitation of visiting the gili islands drop them. The views, people, and food throughout the island are amazing. My wife and I ate at the nit market almost every night.

As for Luce d'alma -

PROS:
- the staff arranged all transit on to and off of the island. While a little costly, the peace of mind to get off the plane, have a private car, private speed boat, and cidomo trip to the hotel was well worth it.
- all staff throughout our whole time there was fantastic. Especially zazu who worked at the beach.
- the rooms are immaculate, are beautifully adorned and have wifi available
- the pool (salt water) was huge!!! Great for laps, or just enjoying after a hot day out in the sand
- free and good quality bikes for the most part
- Nice to be away from the business and dustiness of the main part of town and really only a 10 minute trip home
- the best snorkelling in the island is right off their private beach. A shame about the state of the reef but spotted a few sea turtles!

CONS: I think there's a few easy things that could be addressed to make this a perfect hotel. But as my score reflects these did not cause enough of a hastle to leave a bad taste.
- the spa wasn't up to the quality and luxury of similarly priced hotels in bali and lombok that we stayed. My wife got a substandard and quite expensive manicure. My massage was decent however.
- the food (as mentioned by other travellers) is a real shame. Breakfast is passable and nice that it can delivered to the room, but everything else we had as snacks or dinner was 'okay' at best. Not on par with other hotels we've stayed at here, or the average food available on gili t. It's especially annoying when there's a downpour that keeps you trapped in the hotel with little other options.
- lights on the night bikes need to be addressed. The road is bumpy and after rain filled with puddles. When the lights do work, they aren't very strong and you are left just hoping there won't be a big hole. Also a few times they worked when setting off for town, but didn't work on the return trip. As someone else mentioned, bring a headlamp. But maybe another solution can be found by the hotel.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed in Luce d alma on February 2013. The staff are very friendly and the owner is very nice!! The hotel is 4 minutes bicycle ride to the private beach!! Nice bar at the beach with tanning chairs and white sand. The bikes are for free in the hotel. All rooms have good AC, cable TV, DVD and the front desk has a good collection of movies.

It takes 10 minutes from the main beach, were the boat leaves you when arrival to the island, by horse ride (only way to travel in Gili) to the hotel.

All rooms are faced to the big pool, just a step away from the door to the pool!! Very peaceful place. We stayed 3 nights, just enough to do some snorkeling, go around the island and find nice restaurants.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Luce d'Alma Resort & Spa

Address: Gili trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Gili Trawangan
#1 Spa Hotel in Gili Trawangan
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Luce d'Alma Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luce d'Alma is the newest resort to open its doors on the island of Gili Trawangan. This beautiful resort is surrounded by dancing coconut palms and is built around its private 230 foot long pool. Each room has direct access to the pool from its own terrace. If you are an ocean lover for your daily swim this resort's own private beach is just five minutes from your villa door. All the villas are elegantly furnished and come with: tv, dvd, air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, coffee and tea making, fresh hot water shower and bathtub, bathrobe, hairdryer, idd telephone, free bicycles. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Luce d`Alma Hotel Gili Trawangan
Luce d`Alma Resort And Spa
Luce D'Alma Resort & Spa Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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