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“Paradise on a Paradise”
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Scallywags Resort
Ranked #3 of 157 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
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“Paradise on a Paradise”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here originally for 2 nights, but we booked an extra night at Scallywags because it was so nice being on this Island in this accomodation!

The hotel organised out whole trip van Bali to the Gilis and back by fastboat, taxi's everything!
The welcome was very warm, with a nice fresh squeezed juice and the service of the manager and the staff was very kind and helpful!
Wifi everywhere, the location is very central and the rooms are amazing! Especially the bathroom outside, so romantic!
The place is clean and they have a great bbq in the evening with fresh fish and lobster!

I would definitly come back to this place. For us it was a piece of paradise on a paradise!

Thanks Scallywags, we enjoyed every second of our stay!

Sarah & Nina Engelberts

  • Stayed March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

This was my third stay at Scallywags and we had a great stay again.

The location is really good - quiet enough if you want to relax but close enough to the action if you want to party.

The food is still pretty good, particularly the seafood and the chicken fajitas, although the buffet breakfast seems to have gone downhill a bit.

Yes the showers are randomly hot and cold but that's what you get on an island of this size.

Only one small issue the pool bar never seemed to be staffed as it has been on previous stays but it wasn't the end of the world.

The staff were all lovely, Nanang was so helpful with our travel plans. We would definitely come back again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I'll make this short sweet. Only stopped for lunch and was let down. I ordered a grange chicken sandwich and got bread with a little lettuce. There was a thin slither of chicken and it wasn't good.

Wouldn't recommend.

Although the staff were lovely

Stayed February 2014
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ireland
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Having stayed in Scallywags 2 years previously I was very disappointed to see the standards had dropped so drastically.
Scallywags has recently expanded and built new rooms. The manager ‘Brett’ explained that he had put on the extra staff to help with the increase in guests however this was not apparent.

House keeping
4 days in a row we had to request (1-5 times per day) towels. Every hotel no matter how high end or budget seems to understand if you remove a towel from the room it must be replaced with a clean one.

Dirty cups would be left unreplaced until we would request from front of house to remove and replace them.

Maintenance
The bathrooms are beautiful (outdoors – lots of plants and lighting), it’s a shame the shower didn’t work. The pressure would completely drop off every 7 seconds for approx 4 seconds. The temperature control was a major issue too ranging from boiling hot to cold.

Management
Having vocalised numerous other issues to management we simple got a “I didn’t know about this and will follow up” from our point of view nothing seemed to change.

It’s a shame standards have dropped so far in 2 years. This was a very well run place 2 years ago. Hopefully with the expansion Scallywags can get back on track however I won’t be recommending it to any friends.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went to this nice looking restaurant for a romantic dinner with my wife only to leave an hour later angry with no meal. The server took our orders. After a half hour wait we checked again and were told to wait a little longer. After an hour we discovered that the order was not being prepared. We walked out very disappointed. For a decent restaurant we would expect there be a supervisor watching over staff. No luck here. The supervisor or manager was helping cook food behind the BBQ! When we decided to leave the cashier wanted to charge us for all, which we refused.

Dear manager, I handed you our bill with a note on it explaining our displeasure. Please pay better attention so others will not end up with a spoiled evening.

Room Tip: Triple check that your server has taken your order then check regularly that it is being processed.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights on Year End and had wonderful experience in Scallywags. They are downright awesome in all stages, starting from booking, reservation modification, transport arrangement, and basically all kinds of assistance one would expect. Location is great and very strategic, after exploring the island def the best location to be.

The room is very clean and comfortable, with private foyer that perfectly sheltering from the Island's bustling street, spacious wardrobe, fridge, hair dryer, TV with dvd player (collection of dvds available by the pool), and an impressive outdoor bathroom that looks like a tropical paradise. Generous towel and bathing amenities. The only downside is that it was sooo nice, we didn't want to leave the room :)

Pool area is in the middle, separating rooms area and the restaurant, with great ambiance and we can just chilling out all day there.

The staffs are extremely friendly and helpful, and our special thanks is for Mr. Nanang at the front office who has been a wonderful and attentive staff throughout our stay.

Breakfast and seafood are great and reasonably priced with blue ocean as the main view. The only room of improvement is the lengthy duration of preparing the food, but hey, they're very packed and you're on island time, so doesn't really matter.

Will definitely come back and happily recommending Scallywags to everyone! <3

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Scallywags and judging by the main strip on Gilli T we were glad that we were at this end of the beach.. Being located on the main strip, albeit slightly further down, the main night life is only a few minutes’ walk but far enough away that you wouldn’t be disturbed by it.

The hotel rooms were comfortable although the outdoor bathroom is a little annoying.. Probably fine in dry weather however when it rains you get soaked on the toilet. Rooms were clean and private and the pool area looked nice, all set back from the main strip.

The breakfast was good and included in the price and we ate in the restaurant several times for dinner and were very impressed. Prices are very reasonable and the selection of seafood was excellent. There was a nice atmosphere to the place and it was apparent many people from surrounding accommodation were coming to SW for dinner.

Overall enjoyed our stay here but were slightly disappointed with Gilli T itself.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Scallywags Resort
Address: South Beach, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scallywags Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scallywags Resort on the beautiful holiday island of Gili Trawangan accommodates guests in stylish comfort at an affordable price. Featuring 6 resort rooms, 4 pool view rooms, 22 garden rooms, 4 ocean view rooms and 5 private plunge pool rooms all light-filled, private and equipped with modern facilities. Scallywags is the island's leader in quality accommodation. We're one of the only resort to offer fresh hot and cold water for showers (+ swimming pool) and 2 generator for constant electricity. Beside an azure sea with a large swimming pool and one of the island's best restaurants, Scallywags will be your home in Gili Trawangan. ... more   less 
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