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“Balenta Gili Meno- simple, clean and exactly what you need” 5 of 5 stars
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Balenta Bungalows
Gili Trawangan | Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Balenta Gili Meno- simple, clean and exactly what you need”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great budget accommodation in Gili Meno. New, nice and clean comparing to some others on the island. It's only 6 of them and location is perfect if you looking for peaceful holidays. Don't wait, just go:)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tampere, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were staying 16 days this summer on Balenta Bungalows of Gili Meno (did not have any reservation in advance, but it is a bit busy on late July). It is same owner than on Balenta of Gili Trawangan. All bungalows on Meno are guite new. Over 1 year old wooden bungalows are excellent value and clean with air con and nice balcony and a partial sea view. And those newer (half year old) white bungalows are a bit (not much) expensive but still best value on the island. Those are modern with air con and terrace. Both have also moskito net. Bytheway, there has not been lately malaria cases on the island...and we saw only few moskitos during sunset time.

The location is simply the best on Meno: see a lot of turtles every day as there is turtle point in front of the beach of Balenta. And short walk to great restaurants as Mahamaya, Diana Cafe, Adeng Adeng, etc.

The host family is very nice and friendly and the men (Lee&Aris) are English speaking. They have nice breakfast and food service also. And ask private boat trips around the island (or next island), they show you best snorkling spots and you might see some amazing deep free diving by the guide...

Definately recommend the place. The best we have got in Asia.
Meno island is also excellent place to relax, and if you want a little party, you may visit Trawangan island next to (or Air, a little Trawangan).

Room Tip: All bungalows are excellent. If you like whiter color (not dark bath room), the white bungalows are...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lodz, Poland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed there for 3 great days. Nice and clean bungalows, just meters from the beautiful beach. Quite remote place. You can go snorkelling right of the beach and it's quite near to the spot where you can find turles easily. Mosquitoe nets, fresh water, plenty of space in rooms (but you spend most of the time anyway on the beach). A few bars and restaurants a few minutes away but you can also eat on the spot. Breakfasts were tasty.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here in April 2011 for two weeks. We stayed in the first bungalow, just behind the gazebo, looking directly out to the sea. Every morning a cheese omelette was prepared fresh for us, along with a cup of coffee. It was the perfect way to start our day.

The room was clean, definitely warm, with a nice big bathroom. The bathroom was a little dark and everything stayed a bit damp in there, but we were obviously satisfied enough to stay two weeks. The bed was comfortable, the balcony was perfect, and the bungalows are located far enough out of the town that you don't get much noise.

The beach is nicer and sandier (though more crowded) down in the main town area, by the Horizontal Lounge. Otherwise, my only complaint is that as they have grass roofs, there is little insulation from noise. Luckily, it is at the quiet end of the strip, but people walking by the bungalow we could hear quite clearly, and one evening a woman came and asked us to turn down our music (it was 8 pm and not that loud)....we did so of course, it was just a little noisy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for a week at Balenta. Location is fantastic. The main strip of dive shops and accommodation in along the east coast of the island and balenta is located at the northern end of this strip. It is a 5 minute walk to some great bars and restaurants and maybe another 5/10 minutes if you keep walking, towards some of the more touristy bars. Bikes are available very cheaply to nip around the island easily. The beach is on your doorstep. Breakfast was included with rate and was freshly made and very nice. Rooms are basic but fine with mosquito net and fans.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The bungalow was really nice, clean room and bathroom, with fan and mosquito net plus fresh water shower. A bit expensive compared to other islands we stayed in but I guess those are the Gili Trawagan prices. Good location and helpful staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed here for 400idr a night. Very basic accommodation, cold water showers and breakfast. The people that run it are from neighbouring Lombok and are not at the accommodation during the evening is if it have any problems let the security guard know. We had a good time here and would reccomend for budget travels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gili Trawangan | Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 121 Specialty Lodging in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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