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“Great staff but in the middle of nowhere” 3 of 5 stars
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Indigenous Bungalows
Gili Trawangan | Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #76 of 101 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
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“Great staff but in the middle of nowhere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great staff, especially little Andy. He is very friendly and accommodating and is constantly trying to improve his English. Rea the girl is also very friendly. The owner / manager, also called Andy, is a little bit too relaxed...but this is Gilli T I suppose.

The rooms are quite nice, if a bit sparse, they need more useful furniture but the bed however is huge.

The bathroom is the main let down. It looks like a prison block. Bit of a shame because if a little more was spent this place would be very good value and a little gem (cold showers)

The location is also a downfall though. It is truly in the middle of nowhere, which whilst adds a little character (there is a pool and a shop 1 min away AND it avoids the racket from the mosque) it makes it very difficult to find. It is around a 25 min walk to the busy part of town and will cost around 75,000 rp to get there on horse and cart taxi, providing they know where it is. Which is unlikely!!

Good for those on a budget (we booked via the web) but you probably can get better deals elsewhere if you arrive and haggle. The location maybe your cup of tea, but be warned its a fair walk and quite dark.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay on that place. However, you have no nice spot as the place is in the middle of the island, its around 300 metres from the beach, you can rent bike to get there easily. The place is quite far from the mosque, so you have no worry for your sleep quality. The staff was good and helpful, but please ask them softly to do so and use the easy english. The pool is ok and you can use it at anytime. Cleanliness was ok for the room, but not so for the bathroom, at least you can use it with no worry. Good value for the money and the good thing you can bargain it if you directly go there, especially in the low season as I could not guarantee for the availabality in the high season.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gili Trawangan | Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #76 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simplicity, is something that we have to offer, feel Gili Trawangan native life, let your weariness with swank and low noise of this world flowing moment of silence, let the breeze among the places that we call calm coconut grove...  ... more   less 
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