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Tao' Kombo Travel Lodge
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

It was a pleasant little place but I should have shopped around. There were tons of vacancies on the island for less (not peak season) and they had complimentary wifi included. The owners were super nice and the banana pancake breakfast was great. It just seemed a little expensive for a place that was so... Rustic?

  • Stayed: June 2013
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2  Thank JacieSturm
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philoconga, Owner at Tao' Kombo Travel Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Hello JacieSturm,

thank you for your comments here and for having choosen to stay with us.

We understand your point of view and would like to mention that you took the backpacker's hut that price includes real fresh water shower, towel, clean new bed linen, fan, mosquito net and included breakfast.
Tao Kombo Travel Lodge is operating since 13 years here and we are sure that it is a real challenge for travellers to find such a choice of accomodation and service at this price in high season (reminding that June is already a very busy period in the international travel industry).

We keep improving our facilities thanks to dedication for travellers and guests comments.

We thank you again for visiting us and wish all the best in the future.

Cordially,

Philippe

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I stayed at Tao Kombo Lodge with 9 fellow travellers for an extended period of around 3 months. The facilities were appropriately cultural and simplistic to suit the island lifestyle and the beachfront location was euphoric to wake up to. But no doubt, the highlight of our stay was the friendly Tao Kombo family which we were welcomed into so graciously. Just like the rest of the Gili Meno locals, they have a passion for life, exemplified by the huge grins which constantly adorned their faces. They are a selfless bunch, their efforts to make us feel welcome even extended so far as to offer Bahasa Indonesia lessons. Gestures like this made our trip one to never be forgotten.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Emma J
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philoconga, Propriétaire at Tao' Kombo Travel Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Hello Emma,

Thank you very much for your review.
It means a lot to us as all the team tries its best to serve the travelers and make them feel good here. It helps us also to always improve.
We wish you and the group all the best.
Best regards,

Terima kasih!

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

The french-owned lodge is in a backside beach street (5 min from the jetty where the boats start).
It has a huge garden with a nice bar and restaurant. The wooden huts are simple but okay. The place is good for a good sleep because of its location.
Staff and owners are very nice and easy-going. It' s a fair deal.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JuliaR979hamburg
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We opted for their most unusual bungalow - a big bed with mosquito net under the roof (wooden curtains surrounding the bed and the sitting area can be lowered), fenced open-air bathroom and a roofed sitting platform, all behind a low wooden fence. Casuarina trees are everywhere on the plot and around. It's about 100 m away from the beach, no internet, but free wifi is not far away - in the restaurant in the lane behind the Blue Marlin dive center - about 5 min walking. Rates include breakfast (we negotiated to 150 000 Rp total daily). Breakfast is served to wooden platforms, surrounding the bar area, every platform for 2-3 people. Staff is very friendly. Perhaps, this was the most unusual and nice accommodation I used ever.

Room Tip: Take the described bungalow, the second last.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Mikhail_Goldovski
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Gili Meno is a great place, I have been coming back here for may years. It is the quietest of the 3 islands, great beaches, nice spots for snorkeling. If you are looking for an affordable place to stay Tao kombo is your answer. The staff is very friendly. It is close to the beach. On the beach you will find a small hut and mama Melany, say hi for me, I miss her already. Was there from 21 to 30 June 2012.

Stayed: June 2012
3  Thank jean-yves c
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We only stay here for one night, but overall it was pleasant. We stayed at the double room with fan (Rp.190.000,-), completed with an open air bathroom which was basic but still okay. The staff was very kind and friendly. They helped us to find a great snorkeling spot. There were lots and lots of mosquitoes at the island, so make sure you bring along some mosquito repellent.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank astriditas
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Tao' Kombo staff were very friendly and helpful. They totally spoiled my kids, let them hang out with them, helped them make boats from bottles, applied first aid when needed, and treated us all very kindly. They even organised for a staff member to bring back kids' dvds and cereal from Lombok. Very sweet. Totally relaxed and chilled out atmosphere alongside professionalism. Well done Tao' Kombo. The huts were clean and comfy, great bed in #1. Jungle Bar music was not intrusive. Tao' Kombo is back from the beach among the trees so we were sheltered from the big winds at the time. My kids want the 'crispy chicken' recipe! All over a great stay for comfort, helpful staff, cleanliness, relaxed atmosphere and quietness.

Room Tip: Hut 1 has comfy huge bed.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank Julia B
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Additional Information about Tao' Kombo Travel Lodge

Address: Tao Kombo, West Nusa Tenggara ., Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Gili Meno
Price Range: $24 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1999, Tao Kombo Travel Lodge is an idyllic place on Gili Meno island, just 100 m from the white sandy beach. Nested in a lush tropical garden, it is co-owned by 2 French best friends who have experienced adventure travels through the world before opening a place to serve at the best all dedicated travellers and holiday makers in search of quality, fun and peaceful environment at affordable budget. As pioneer foreigners on the island, together with a friendly local team, they provide dedicated attention and accurate advices to make your stay unforgettable.Ongoing major restructuring after all these years of outstanding activities, the season 2013 is announced to be full of great surprises with upgraded facilities (new bungalows/sports ground/music rehearsing studio/painting & terracotta atelier/performing arts program and more...) unequaled around the gilis. Looking forward to greeting you at Tao Kombo!Happy and safe travels!Thank you/Terima kasih. ... more   less 
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