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“12 days in paradise! Most romantic and clean resort in Gili Air!” 5 of 5 stars
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Island View Bungalows
West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia   |  
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Bergen, Norway
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“12 days in paradise! Most romantic and clean resort in Gili Air!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We spent 12 amazing days at this romantic resort. After looking through all the accommodations at Tripadvisor, we chose Island View because of the more remote and on-beach location (10 seconds away). Its not that remote, about 15 minutes beachwalk to all the restaurants and diving centres. 5 minutes walk to the restaurants in the local village at the center of the island.
Island View is run by a extremely serviceminded and very nice Norwegian couple and everybody working here is family related, a good thing.
Its clean, exeptional good and new bungalows, great and tasteful local food. Not for partying, but family and romance! Stop looking for accommodations at Gili Air, after looking at all the others while we were here, we found these 6-7 bungalows to be the best on the island, and we have high standards! Enjoy snorkeling with local turtles and relax while served fresh fruit drinks at the beach!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The bed was covered with fresh flowers when we arrived, hot and cold water, 50 m to the beach, friendly people, good service, breakfast is included and great! This is as close to heaven you can get on earth! The best place on Gili Air to watch the sunset, very quiet and calm. Fantastic snorkeling in the reef just 15 m from the beach!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

This newish place - it opened in 2010- on the west side of Gili Air seems to have it all: six lovely bungalows in a small garden filled with coconut trees. They have been built in different styles, two come with aircon and outdoor hammock, four are with a fan and a little verandah. I stayed five nights in a traditional looking bungalow with a twin bed including mosquito net, wooden floors, a fan, and a lovely open air shower with hot water. The bungalows are located only fifty meters from the beach. There is a small bar where you can have a drink and have your choice of meals from a small menu. The families who own this place are very friendly and always ready to chat. Overall, it is a very laidback place where hours easilly become days and days can become weeks. I stayed there in low season at the end of September and I paid only 200,000 IDR, which was a bargain. Some things have to be take into account: the west beach of the island is quiet and beautiful and you have the sunset with Mount Agung in the background. But often swimming is impossible, especially at ebb tide. There is a large reef close to the beach. Furthermore, it is rather far from the boat landing and the west coast with its restaurants and shops. It is an easy and pleasant twenty-five minutes walk during day-time. But at night it is a long and lonely walk in the dark. When I say dark it is really dark! You absolutely need a torch and you have to memorize the small lanes or go via the beach. Furthermore, the people who own the place are very kind but room service is absent, at least when I was there. I had to ask for towels and toilet paper, and the room was cleaned when I arrived but that was it. There was a wardrobe in my room but it was in a sorry state and could hardly be used. Finally, the light bulbs in the room were not really suitable for reading. All in all a mixed experience - very acceptable because I paid a low price, unacceptable I would say at regular rates which I understood can be IDR 500,000 or more.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
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Ranked #36 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Gili Air
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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