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MAHAMAYA Gili Meno
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Gili Meno
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Paraburdoo, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
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“An amazing experience!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

This was the 5th trip i had made to the Gili Islands, and the first with my partner. We were looking for somewhere offering amazing views, service and food.... Mahamaya was the perfect choice! Of all the places in the Gilis that i have stayed over the years, i have been most impressed with Mahamaya!
We stayed in the Cookie beachfront villa, only meters from the beach and snorkelling, and were very comfortable. The service from the staff was above and beyond, and we could really sense a feeling of 'family' amongst the staff. The food.... well, what can i say? some of the best i have ever had the pleasure of tasting... compliments to the chef :)
Sitting back and sipping on tasty cocktail creations (by the amazing Fi!) and watching the sunset from such a perfect location... a real highlight that my partner and i will cherish!
We will definitely be coming back, sooner rather than later!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Brett H,

Thank you so much for your amazing review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
It’s for us to read such fabulous comments about your time at MAHAMAYA.

We are happy that you liked your experience at MAHAMAYA and the attention to detail of our service team.
Our staff work hard to make guests stay both memorable and enjoyable and they truly enjoy meeting and getting to know all of our guests.
It was very good for us to hear such positive feedback about our staff and so very nice to hear that you found the service of such a high standard.
Our team do work incredibly hard to ensure complete guest satisfaction and make sure that our guest experience is both memorable and enjoyable.
It really is our ultimate aim to make all guests feel at home!
It's such a huge compliment for us to hear that this was your best experience in 5 trips to the Gili Islands.
We are so pleased that you have found us and we are looking forward to your next visit.

Thank you also for you comments about our restaurant and our very popular cocktails.
Fi is very talented and works hard to create new and innovative cocktails for individual guests.
We offer a unique dining experience and menu on Gili Meno and our dishes use fresh local ingredients in an unique and idyllic setting directly on the beach.
Chef will be overjoyed by your lovely comments about his menu and quality of food.

We very much hope that we can welcome you back soon to MAHAMAYA for another amazing experience!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed here for a week and had an amazing experience. It was teh vacation experience of a lifetime.

The staff was incredible. I've never experienced such amazing customer service. They helped us arrange our travel to and from the island, in addition to helping us coordinate on the spot travel changes due to a massive delay in our flight arrival time.

The rooms and the property were immaculate. This resort is truly eco-friendly, but while other resorts can make this feel as though the burden is on you, Mahamaya turns it into an opportunity to provide you with a better experience.

The location of the resort on the island is perfect as well. The snorkeling off the beach is some of the best on the island. Not to mention the food is DELICIOUS!

I can't say enough about how incredible our experience was. I highly recommend this hotel. Thank you Mahamaya. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear ktez_ny,

Thank you so much for your amazing review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
It’s for us to read such lovely comments about your whole experience at MAHAMAYA.

We are happy that you liked our chic, modern design and the attention to detail of our service team.
Our staff work hard to make guests stay both memorable and enjoyable and they truly enjoy meeting and getting to know all of our guests.
We all truly enjoyed having you guys stay here.

Thank you also for you comments about our restaurant and food quality.
We offer a unique dining experience and menu on Gili Meno and our dishes use fresh local ingredients in an unique and idyllic setting directly on the beach.

Our eco policy is highly important to us at MAHAMAYA and we have invested heavily in modern technology to assist our endeavors.
It's so nice to hear that you appreciate our eco efforts and it was not a burden for you.
We find that our guests in this age really do appreciate our sustainability efforts.
Guests are happy to work with us to minimise tourism impact on our tiny island!

We are always happy to assist with domestic travel arrangements to ensure that you arrive relaxed and stress-free!
We are pleased to hear that our airport transfer service was both efficient and friendly and mostly importantly, flexible!
We have given your feedback to the whole team who were very happy to hear so many nice comments.

We very much hope that we can welcome you back soon to MAHAMAYA for another dream vacation!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights for our honeymoon and staff were fantastic. Fantastic Eco credentials which is very important given their location. We stayed in the beach front villa, about 20 steps to the water. The chef Jar is fantastic - the resort is run and owned by him and his English wife Alison - both lovely. My husband and I were very sad to leave, and hope to return one day. We ate at the romantic beachfront tables every night. Absolute paradise! A must do is a visit to the turtle sanctuary where you can make a $10AUD donation and release a turtle into the ocean - really special!

  • Stayed April 2013
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear etihw ,

Thank you so much for your lovely review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort and for choosing MAHAMAYA for your honeymoon.
It’s great to hear such positive feedback about our staff and so very nice to hear that you found the service of such a high standard.

Thank you also for you comments about our restaurant. We aim to provide a high standard whilst offering great value for money.
We offer a unique dining experience and menu on Gili Meno and our dishes use fresh local ingredients in an idyllic setting directly on the beach.
It is truly romantic and nice to hear it was so perfect for your honeymoon.

Our eco policy is highly important to us at MAHAMAYA and we have invested heavily in modern technology to assist our endeavors.
We have a rain water collection system to compliment our complete bio water recycling system.
We actively encourage guests to minimise water consumption, which reduces our need for additional water-boat supply from Lombok.
We also have a reduce plastic policy and do not sell bottled water throughout our resort.
Drinking water is provided at no charge both in the room and throughout our resort in order to support this philosophy.
Our buildings are designed to maximise air-flow and the room doors can be opened both back and front to allow good air flow which in turn can reduce AC usage.
Our policies do help to reduce our impact on our tiny island, in the hope that you leave our tiny island as beautiful as when you first found it!
It's so nice to hear that you appreciate our eco efforts.

We very much hope that we can welcome you back soon to MAHAMAYA for another hot and heavenly holiday!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay at Mahamaya in Candy Villa for one week 19th to 26th March. We had been travelling for 10 weeks around SE Asia and had promised ourselves a special treat at the end of our trip.
We knew the minute we were swept up on the beach from our fast boat transfer that we had made the right decision. The sky was clear and starry, the sea as warm as a bath and all the other guests were tucking in to their dinner at beautiful beach-side tables lit only by suspended globes. The atmosphere was magical and the welcome warm and friendly.

Our room was large, comfortable and spacious with a view to die for. We left the curtains open at night so we could wake up to the amazing view of palm trees and blue water. The outside shower was fantastic, the moon at night above you and all the sounds of the outdoors.
The owners Ali and David think of everything. Within the room were two straw hats, two umbrellas , mosquito repellent and even ant spray if you had needed it. One day we got caught in the cabana in the rain and David went out of his way to bring us an umbrella to make sure we got back to our room dry.

The food was fantastic and as somebody else said - it was the quality of a 5 star hotel. Jar takes a lot of pride in his food and is always keen to make sure you have enjoyed it. He will also make something of your choice even if it is not on the menu. Some people found the breakfast menu a bit limiting but we thought the porridge and eggs benedict were the best we have ever had.
Lunch was also a highlight followed by afternoon tea and cake then fabulous cocktails at "Happy Hour" as we watched the sun go down.

The snorkelling was amazing right in front of the Hotel so absolutely no need to go anywhere else. The kayaking was so much fun too after initially going around in circles. Twenty minutes takes you to Gili Trawangin where the young people hang out. There is a lovely sandy beach there so nice to visit for a short while.

The staff are are all very young, friendly , enthusiastic and only too keen to please. Their English is very good and they can't do enough to make their gusts have the best holiday possible.

Thank you to all who contributed to giving us such a fantastic holiday. I hope we will see you again.

Room Tip: Villa Candy is a self contained bungalow with direct view and access to beach. Patio with tables and...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Susiq1957,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a totally amazing review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
It was very nice to hear that you had such an amazing time during your stay with us.
We were really very touched by your charming review and thank you very much for choosing MAHAMAYA. for the finale of your epic journey!

Thank you especially for your lovely comments about our team, we do work incredibly hard provide an excellent service level.
It's so nice to hear that you felt we are achieving such high standards of service.
We will share your comments with our team and this will encourage them to continue to provide high levels of service.

Chef Jar was very pleased with your comments about his food.
He is always happy to cater to individual requests and does love to interact with the guests to ensure that the kitchen is also maintaining high standards.
His team were very happy to hear your feedback and the bar team were also thrilled by your comments about the fabulous happy hour cocktails!

We are pleased that you enjoyed the complimentary water sports facilities provided by the hotel. It was so nice to hear that you joined our list of guests who have seen turtles in front on the resort.

We very much hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another perfect chillout!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights and it was amazing. You have to take the only mode of transportation, horse and cart (fixed 80,000rr) to an amazing place. The staff were so accommodating and helpful. The owners are ever present and super friendly. Your ahower is outdoors! (yes cold water but they dont have much fresh, so be thankful). The chef/owner makes delicious specials which change daily. Yes you can get cheaper down the road but we never even bothered. Meals were comprable to LA or NYC. Things be mindful though, the shore is coral so if tenderfooted, bring shoes. Also, the sun is incredibly hot so don't come pasty and get burnt. Bring cards or book and most of all enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2013
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Wookienurse,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an amazing review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
It was very nice to hear that you had such a lovely time during your stay with us.

Thank you especially for your lovely comments about our team and our restaurant.
We are so pleased to hear that you thought the food was comparable to LA and NYC.
Chef does work hard to create an exciting and innovative daily specials menu so it was nice to hear that you appreciated the fresh food.

You can take a horse cart from the harbour and the hotel is also able organise a private charter speedboat, direct to our beach depending on tides.

We do have hot water in the room showers, we can only imagine that you were so diligent in observing our eco policy that the hot water never got a chance to flow!
We thank you for taking care of our limited resources and helping the environment of our tiny island by reducing your water consumption.
It is helpful if you have reef shoes to avoid the corals on the way our to see the turtles from the beach!

We very much hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another incredible stay!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at the Mahamaya resort on Gili Meno April 26 & 27. Everything about our time there was first class. The food from the restaurant was some of the best we have had. The menu offered much of what you might find in a 5 star hotel. We looked forward to each meal as much as anything. The rooms were large and very comfortable. The beach was steps from the resort. Everyone working there went out of their way to make us feel welcome; and that could be hard to do with our group being 3 families including 9 kids.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank T J
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Dear TJ,


Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a charming review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
We are very pleased to hear that you had a such a lovely time during your stay with us.

Chef Jar and his team in the kitchen will be very pleased that you thought the food was 5 star and our whole team really do work very hard to ensure that all of our guests are satisfied and happy.
We will of course pass on all your lovely comments to our team.

We are lucky to have a unique beach-front location and the villa you stayed in is literally steps away form the turquoise island waters.
We were very happy to have your group stay with us and thank you for choosing MAHAMAYA.
We very much hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another top rate stay!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Spent 5 nites at Mahamaya and we were so thankful we planned it as our last stay in the Bali area because it represents the "best of the best" including:

- best staff and service - they go out of their way to make it special for guests
- best food with great menu options and customed made orders too
- best sunsets with unbelievable colors and time lapses
- best snorkeling right off their beach - swam with the turtles everyday/everytime
- best cappucinno with milk foam unmatched anywhere

Can't wait for our next visit to Mahamaya and it will definitely be for a longer stay!!

Room Tip: We stayed at Cookie Villa with ocean front views that were out of this world.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MAHAMAYAResort, Owner at MAHAMAYA Gili Meno, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Dear 371toml371 ,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an amazing review for MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort.
It was very nice to hear that you had such a lovely time during your stay with us and how great for us to hear that we were the best part of your 3 week vacation!

Wow, the best of the best thank you for such amazing accolades for our:
staff and service - our team do indeed work very hard to ensure are guest have a great stay
food - Chef loves to created great food and cater to individual requests
sunsets - we are blessed with our location and truly have seen some amazing sunsets here
snorkeling right off their beach - most of our guests have enjoyed this pastime with the free snorkels we provide for guest use and we are pleased that you have joined our list of guests that have seen turtles right in front of the hotel.
cappuccinos - we have to agree the milk foam is unmatched anywhere!

We will of course pass on all your lovely comments to our team and they are very much looking forward to your return visit!

Warmest Regards,
MAHAMAYA Management Team
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Property: MAHAMAYA Gili Meno
Address: Turtle Point, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Meno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MAHAMAYA Gili Meno 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The meaning of MAHAMAYA is ultimate paradise. And that's exactly what you'll find at our chic, eco inspired resort. So if you're looking for the perfect, leave-it-all-behind, luxury beach destination, we'll be delighted to welcome you to the idyllic island of Gili Meno. ... more   less 
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