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“Everything was just so EASY” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 25 Gili Air B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Everything was just so EASY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

What a lovely place. A friend recommended we changed our booking from Gili T to Gili Air a couple of weeks prior to the trip. We are so glad we did. Gili Air is not so much a party place but a lovely relaxing island with great beach food and hospitality. Scallywags was everything it was cracked up to be. Owned by Australians, they just made everything so EASY. From the multiple international power points to the ease of transfers - nothing was a problem. No shirt, no shoes - no problem. The staff were fantastic both at the Mango Retreat accommodation and the Beach restaurant. The speed boat ride in the dark was interesting - then we saw this beautiful lantern filled beach and we were dropped off right there - at Scallywags. Definitely use their transport - they have it down to a tee. The Mango Resort accommodation is a little more expensive but worth every penny and still cheaper than Bali. The short walk to the beach was very pleasant and a bit of excercise. When my wife said "you've nailed it this time" I knew we would be back. Now our favourite place to visit. Thank you Mira and staff. Mr Patrick.

Room Tip: We thought Mango was better than Smugglers - only 6 rooms - all good. Would upgrade from motel if y...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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flipflop2011, Owner at Scallywags Mango Retreat, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear Patrick,

No shirt, no shoes, no problem! Yes that is our motto, why not when we're beach resorts. Thanks again for your great review, it does sound like you made the right choice between Gili Trawangan & Gili Air. Scallywags Mango Retreat is a little quiet peaceful haven not too far from the beach, just far enough to work up a thirst.

Come back again soon.

Thanks
Scallywags Resorts
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stafford, Virginia
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10 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I were feeling a little "travel weary" and decided to treat ourselves and stay somewhere nice. Scallywags Mango Retreat was the perfect choice! Beautiful, immaculate rooms with awesome outdoor bathrooms; tranquil, private pool area; great beach set-up; delicious, plentiful breakfast buffet; and kind and attentive staff. The only hard part was leaving!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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flipflop2011, Owner at Scallywags Mango Retreat, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Hi Islandhopper,

Thanks for your very nice review. It sounds like you needed a treat & you got it at our mango retreat. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves & hope to see you again.

Thanks
The Scallywags Team
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Couldn't fault this super place with its fantastic staff all under the careful and competent watch of Mira who was marvellous. Nothing was too much trouble and my husband now wants an outside bathroom at home - somehow I don't think so !!! Will definitely recommend it to friends and family

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flipflop2011, Owner at Scallywags Mango Retreat, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Hi Lindsey,

Imagine an outside bathroom in the UK, well your husband can dream & you both can come back to us! Marvellous Mira & her staff thank you for the review & are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Scallywags.

See you again,

The Team at Scallywags Gili Air
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

after checking at least 8 "ressort" on air, we finally felt pretty good. i am not a clean freak and know about the asian style, but its nice if the bathroom is not in a super bad condition and the bed does bot look like a mess.
scallywags - no worries!!! the employees are very helfpul and the organic restaurant is pretty recommendable!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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flipflop2011, Owner at Scallywags Mango Retreat, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Hi there,

Thanks for choosing us, it was the right decision. You're right, there are certain expectations for a room & bathroom & above all it's cleanliness.

The Scallywags Mango Retreat team
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days at Scallywags Mango Retreat, nothing is too far in Gili Air, I carried my 2 year old everywhere. It was quiet, the rooms were clean, private and lovely. The alfresco bathrooms were stylish and the complimentary bathroom products were minty. The pool was refreshing our kids lived in the pool and at first we were worried we would disturb the other guests as it is small space but the private gardens block a lot of the sound out. There were always staff available and all were really nice and helpful. The food at Scallywags Beach Club was delicious. Thank you!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

We were quite excited with our room in the scallywags resort. It looks great and the room seems modern with everything you could wish for. Only the location is a bit of a walk from the mail street. However, when we came home our first evening we found two 8cm cockroaches on the floor. We know ti's Indonesia and it happens, so we decided to get in bed and not complain. When a third roach walked over the bed while we're lying, we freaked out. After sleeping, we had to, we complained about it, but management didn't care. Besides this incident, which really takes the fun out of sleeping in a hotel, the restaurant and the free coffee were amazing.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had just stayed at the Trawangan resort which we couldnt fault. The same kind of goes for this place, except that it wasnt at the water. The restaurant ( which you had to walk 10 mins too) was at the beach. It was lovely. and busy. Funny, it was never ready for breakfast at 7am like Trawangan was. The staff actually asked people to move from their table ( at 7.30 ) as they were still sweeping the floor. Both mornings this was the same thing. 8am start for breakfast. Annoying if you have just walked here for it. The pool and rooms were nice, but you couldnt swim/snorkle then jump into your hotel pool. The path to the hotel is like a broken back alley. The hotel is also noisier than Trawangan as it's in the middle of the villages. So .... no, I wouldnt go back. I would eat there, but stay elsewhere. sorry

Room Tip: too noisy with the campungs around you.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Scallywags #1, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Air
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Scallywags Mango Retreat Gili Air, Gili Islands

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