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Villa Nautilus
Reviewed January 16, 2013

If you decide to stay here insist on a front villa or stay elsewhere. We had a back villa (number 4) and the smell from the septic tank was overwhelming; inside and out. Also, the back villas don't have a water view.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank SB W
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Villa Nautilus is easily the best place to stay in Gili Meno compared to other places to stay on the island. We made the right choice and had an excellent stay on the Villa and on the island. Located 100 metres from the boat landing, right in front of the beach and the main road of Gili Meno. Great location.

The design of the villa is similar to a five star resort, with separate living room, elevated bedroom, en suite bathroom below the room separated from the toilet upstairs. Room has a back door that connect directly to the shower below, very clever. Since the electricity on the island is undependable, the villa have its own power generator.

Air conditioned room, safe deposit box, mini fridge, with 22 inch LCD TV satellite broadcast, 2 umbrellas for rainy days, laundry hanger, ceiling fan for those who felt the air conditioner a bit too much, water dispenser, room service, sun deck with two lazy chairs. The perfect place to stay in Gili Meno.

Our only complaint was for the bed, pillows and bolsters, it's not decent any more and should be changed.

I'll let the photos do the talking...

Room Tip: Villa Nautilus have 5 villas, 3 in front, facing the ocean, 2 at the back and the view is blocked by...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Handy K
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Excellent trip, nice people, friendly and all round accommodation was great! Had To ask for towels twice on arrival as not in the room but that is the only thing. The shower in the villa was brilliant great pressure. Overall a great place to stay!

Room Tip: We stayed in villa 4 which was great, location right beside where they drop you off the boat so not...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lorrycarr
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We have recently come back from our Honeymoon in Gili Meno, where we stayed in Nautilus for 1 week. We found the villa to be modern, clean and very comfotable. Unilike much of the accomodation on Meno, Nautilus had hot water, air con and a shower. Staff were really friendly, polite and very helpful. The pizza's were fantastic and the beachfront location of the restaurant was ideal for a romantic meal! We met the owners who happened to be staying the same week as us, they were very friendly and happy to help with any questions we had.
Great location, literally 20 seconds from beautiful white sandy beach and restaurants.
All together we were really pleased and had a great week on thie beautiful island!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Firstly, my husband and I visited Gili Meno for 4days as part of travelling around Bali, we couldn't believe how beautiful the island was & our choice of villa was by far the best place to stay on the island.
It is very small & could walk around the outside of the island in an hour,after our walk we both decided that our choice of place to stay was the best option. The beach infront & the harbour side is stunning,great watching the sun rise & early sunbathing. Unfortunately the sun goes down on the otherside of the island.
Bi bi's cafe on the seafront was also the best place to eat (highly recomend there spicy chicken satay) we were disapointed with the other resturants & there fresh fish bbq's as wasn't as good as expected!
Dean who also spends alot of time at Bibi's cafe will organise a snorkling trip just alittle out from the island with his son & friend who will take u to see turtles & all the sea life!was pretty amazing & only cost about £20. They will also charter you to another island.
The villa was lovely & staff there could not do enough for you, they work long hours & sometimes service is alittle slow but that wasn't a problem as there is no rush on this island.
Couldn't recomend it here enough!


  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Kel-Cr
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Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

First of all: this is a fantastic accomodation, luxury, beautiful, and an unforgettable island!

Why criticise it then? Beacause you can feel, from the minute you arrive until the final payment, that your money is the only thing that counts in the eyes of the owner. Not a good feeling! The owner lives in Australia, and couldn't care less about your actual stay. The staff is friendly but obviously would have to work till retirement before they could pay 1 hour in the villa's they rent out. All in all: I would choose another place to stay, with more involved and sympathetic owners.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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5  Thank JBackpacker
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed in Villa Nautilus with our 12 year old in July. The villas are located a few steps south of the harbour right on the beach. The restaurant is next to the water. We had one of the front villas close to the beach. It was quite spacious with one split level upstairs room with a double bed and a sofa area where our daughter slept. The glass doors open onto a decking with a couple of deckchairs looking out towards the ocean. There is a toilet and sink next to the bedroom and then downstairs there is a shower. The shower was great, hot and plenty of pressure. Cable TV with plenty of channels. A small tank of water is supplied for drinking (bonus!). The air con works a treat and there is a ceiling fan also. Two towels per person per day are provided (beach and shower). The rooms are a bit worn and the decor a little dated, the sheets had small rips in them. This is a tiny laid back island so you need to be a bit forgiving of the small details, there are no 5 star resorts here. We enjoyed our stay here as the island is so peaceful and unspoiled.
The restaurant at Nautilus does great pizzas (they have had training from Perth's own multi award winning pizza chef Theo of Little Caesars). They delivered them straight out of the oven to our deck where we sat and ate them under the gaze of Cous Cous the very pregnant cat!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Meno
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Gili Meno
Price Range: $52 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five beautifully appointed self contained villas with views to the ocean and Mt Rinjani directly across the grassed area in front of your villa. Each villa has its own large king-sized bed, full air/con, hot water showers, an extensive lounge seating area, a safe and TV and served by an al la carte restaurant on the beach front. ... more   less 
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Villa Nautilus Gili Meno, Gili Islands

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