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Yuli's Homestay
Ranked #1 of 52 Kuta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
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“Home away from home...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The owners are very nice and friendly. They are worried when we got back late at night. It's like staying in our favourite uncle/aunt place (and it's a good thing in Indonesia!). They gave us map of places to go and what to do there. Breakfast is good and we can choose to have it in our verandah or near the pool. The pantry is a clever way to make us feel like we have 4 stars hotel accomodation. The room is very clean and spacious, with fan on the ceiling and air conditioning. No television in the room but who needs it when you're in an island full of beautiful beaches! :-)

Note: it is located just in front of the only police office in Kuta, Lombok. It can be tricky if you try to find it at night especially when the lamp of the signboard is off... :-)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank inatraveller
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Pros:
Clean room.
Lovely grounds and pool; a nice place to relax.
Helpful owners who'll rent you a scooter (recommended - even if like me you've never driven one before) and provide travel advice for the surrounding area.
Above average breakfast.
Free drinking water and use of a kitchen if you're so inclined.

Cons:
Kuta is spread out and this is about 1 km away from restaurants and a bit more from the beach (Bali & Lombok Lonely planet map is wrong), so not ideal if you don't have transport (hence scooter rental).
Cold water only in room - hot showers avail by the pool if req'd.
While we were there the place had a couple of power and water pressure outages - quite promptly sorted out and apparently unusual, but still a pain if you've just put shampoo on!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neil M
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Yuli's homestay, was by far the highlight of our trip to Indonesia. From the moment we stepped foot on the grounds, to the time we left, we truly felt at home. This is more than just your average "homestay." This place FEELS like home!

Mike and Yuli are a GREAT team. Mike was so quick to answer our emails and offer travel tips and suggestions prior to our trip and his helpfulness continuted throughout our stay. He even helped book our flight to Lombok from Bali. Yuli is a saint! She not only is one of the most kind hearted people we have encountered, but she does so much for the kids in the community who don't have a lot. We were floored by how gracious, generous and kind both Mike and Yuli were. One night, Yuli cooked dinner for a few other couples and it was amazing seafood curry. (Another couple staying there went fishing, caught a Barracuda and shared with us.) What an unexpected treat!

Apart from this fabulous duo, the grounds, facility and rooms were spotless. Out of all the places we stayed in Indonesia, Yuli's Homestay was the cleanest, most personal, and best value by far.

Breakfast is served at 7 am (until about 10 am) each day in a little cabana outside. It was delicious! The two pools were crystal clear. The staff were so friendly and always smiling. The location is great as well and you have quick access to some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. Mike and Yuli have a great printout of beaches to visit, restaurants, etc.

You will love it here!

-Teague and Sarah
Washington, USA

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah F
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We dropped in on Yuli's unannounced when we arrived in Kuta and were so lucky they had availability. What started as a provisional 3 night stay turned in to 7 amazing nights... we didn't want to leave!

The facilities are clean and modern, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing, the breakfasts are delicious and served with a smile... but above all it is the gentle and friendly atmosphere of the place that made the stay so perfect.

Yuli and Mike are both superb hosts; never too busy to help and always gave great advice. We really enjoyed chatting with them and discovered the great work they are doing with the local community

We thoroughly recommend Yuli's Homestay and wish them all the best

Lisa and Dave

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank lisa w
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed 7 nites @ Yuli's in Sept 2012. All the good things you read about Yuli's Homestay are true. Nothing is too troublesome for Yuli and Mike to do for us.Yuli is a walking travelogue, local social worker and loved by everyone in the area. Mike is professional and friendly. Ask NICELY and your wish will be granted. They arranged guided tours, bike rentals, massage, cooking tips, booking air tickets for us, all with a smile. Hai Yuli, I am making banana pancakes for breakfast at home! Thanks for the recipe. If I return to Lombok you bet I will stay @ Yuli's again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tannum Sands, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

My experience at Yuli's began long before we arrived at this fantastic homestay for a 6 day holiday. Having never visited Lombok before, Mike was always prompt at replying to my endless emails, offering advice on airlines and organising airport transfers.

Once we arrived, we were greeted by both Yuli and Mike and their gorgeous young daughter Miayu ( I hope I spelt this right). They showed us to our beautiful clean room and organised scooters with surf racks for us and helped us with maps and information on all the best local beaches for surfing. Yuli and Mike were always there to help with ideas for days out and places to eat.

The grounds are kept immaculately clean and there are 2 separate pools for guests to use. Breakfast is included, and while I couldn't go past the banana and pinepple pancakes, my husband said the omelette was to die for. Yummy fresh juice and fruit and coffee and tea are also provided.

The staff at Yuli's are all very friendly and helpful and you feel like nothing is too much trouble. The other guests were all friendly and we often had breakfast together, comparing notes on things we had done the day before.

I cannot say enough about this place, it is great value, you definitely will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Have just returned from another stay at Yulis.Just when you think it cant get any better..it does!!
Mike and Yuli have added 5 new bungalows AND another pool!!The new area is awesome,and for those who just cant live without a hot shower ,there is one by the pool as well as a bathroom. For those guests who checkout and have a later flight ,there is now the bonus of having a shower to use before jetting off.
Of course with their well deserved noteiriety comes the fact that you have to book well ahead.Its no longer a secret anymore that Yulis is the BEST accommodation around. Not to mention the fantastic staff.
No TV ,just fresh air ,great value bungalows and the ability to become immersed in an Indonesian culture.
Truly my second home!!

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Yuli's Homestay
Address: Jl. Baturiti I, Kuta, Lombok 83573, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Kuta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Kuta
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Number of rooms: 3
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