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Meno Dream Resort
Ranked #2 of 28 Gili Meno B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“Friendly, Charming and Wonderful.”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have just stayed at meno dream resort. We stayed for the nights and felt welcome from day one. Breakfast each morning was amazing, the kitchen is closed for dinner weekends but we had a cooking lesson the Monday evening which is a must. Made is an amazing chef and very passionate.

Location is away from the beach, about a 10 min walk to the main harbour. However it is close to a very quiet and beautiful beach another side of the island, but also the best place to snorkel for turtles! You Walk through the real Islands living experience past locals houses and really see the natural beauty of it.

Rooms were Beauitful, clean and had character.

On the last day we lost our room key. Completely our fault but where as other hotels may have charged or got angry...Made merely said 'no problem, just relax'. Really got a chilled, warm vibe from him at all the staff and the Meno Dream.

A really really relaxing, Beauitful, and charming experience of meno. Would recommend to anyone.
Thank you!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We loved Meno Dream! Beautiful, small and secluded- the photos really don't do it justice. The rooms are lovely, so comfy, gorgeous interiors and amazing outdoor bathrooms. Lots of nice areas to sit outside and relax, I loved reading my books in the hammock! Very short stroll to the beach, where we could watch the sunset every evening. The breakfasts were great- fresh fruit, juices, pancakes etc. We also stayed in for supper one evening and enjoyed some of the best food we had in Lombok! The owner was really friendly- all of the staff were. We stayed in the twin rooms, which we found quite warm at night- after the first night we slept with all of the doors open which made things a bit more comfortable. If your budget can stretch to one of the air conditioned rooms I'd probably recommend it. Apart from the noisy cockerels (who appeared to be nocturnal!), we had a perfect stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Holland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Small 'resort' in the center of Gili Meno, close to the beach, surrounded by local small farms. Traditional eco-style houses with outdoors shower, GREAT! Staff is so kind, food is excellent, much much better comparing to the cafe food on the beach. Great great great, I can't say anything else!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you're not sure what to do at this resort, read the sign. There is a sign for everything!
Dont walk on the grass, Check out by ten or we will charge you more, Do this, don't do that, Wash feet here. etc. AND they only stock small Bintang!
Most inhospitable upon us arriving after a long boat ride on a hot day. No welcome drink, or a welcome smile. No welcome as a guest.
Had booked originally for 8 days. Upon seeing the Meno Dream Resort and it's lack of facilities, we offered to pay for four days, cash in advance. We were told by Made that we must pay 8 days in cash in advance, or else leave i.e. no negotiation. We decided to leave and Made refused to call any local transport for us to find another place to stay despite the distance from the centre of town. A most unpleasant experience especially in light of where we ended up staying. Do not recommend. A more suitable name would be Meno Nightmare Resort.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Meno dream resort is a real gem in Gili Meno.
Made is the owner and he is a nice host, we were confortable since our arrival, besides he really enjoy to cook!
Our room, Sweet Lumbung, was clean, spacious but a little bit dark, besides there's no places to hang our clothes. The bathroom, very peculiar, has no roof (and no hot water).
Is possible to reach the beach through 10 minutes walk from the resort (bring a torch after sunset).
To summarize we raccomend Meno Dream Resort

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Horsham, UK
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Meno Dream is great - granted the walk from the boat is a bit of a trek but when you reach Meno Dream you find this isolated little oasis that so beautifully maintained, it's total paradise. We stayed in Twin Room Left and it was really nicely arranged with an outdoor bathroom that has to be seen to be believed. Air-con would be a very nice touch but as it's the cheapest room and the others have it we couldn't really complain. Loved the table tennis table and the different areas to kick back and relax around the resort. Made & Bernie are lovely as I'm sure all the other commenters will tell you. And yes, his breakfasts are amazing. It was a shame we stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night when the kitchen was closed for dinner as we would have loved to try one of his other dishes! And make sure you take time to walk round the island in the day, some of the beaches we found were incredible.

One last thing - don't believe anyone who says there aren't mosquito's on Gili Meno, my girlfriend will testify that that definitely isn't true!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Bernie and Made have carved a small slice of paradise in building this intimate resort. We stayed in the two-storey hut, the lower half of which has air conditioning which is not needed in the top room as you can sleep with the blind open watching the stars. The hospitality, advice and friendliness of Bernie and Made was second to none during our stay in the Gilis. Each day we rented snorkelling equipment from them, a must on Gili Meno, and so found ourselves surrounded by untold tropical fish and turtles. The resort is a short walk to the beach on the west (and completely empty) side of Gili Meno, where the best sunsets and beach bars are. Not only have Bernie and Made built this resort with their own hands, they are genuinely warm hosts with a real flair for welcome. Made's cooking is fantastic. If you stay here a torch app on your phone is recommended for the night walk home. Meno is the quietest of the Gilis, and during Ramadan even quieter, so perfect for getting away from it all. Rumours abound that is is about to be developed so our advice would be to get there while you can. If you have a desert island fantasy, this is the place to live it out.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Meno Dream Resort
Address: Gili Meno, West Nusa Tenggara 83111, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Meno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get away from it all…We are here for you, open in June 2012. Located on the southwest side of Gili Meno. Five minutes stroll to the beach and surrounded only by nature.Choose between 4 different types of bungalows, traditional exterior, an interior mixture of modernity and warmth.Restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes from traditional Indonesian to western cuisine. Eager to know how to cook traditional Indonesian dishes? Cooking courses are available.Indulge yourself with pleasures of different massages in romantic atmosphere.Sport Activities:Table tennisBadmintonBeach tennisSnorkeling ... more   less 
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