Stayed in one of the hideaway bungalows. Arrived before check in time, promptly seated served a cold welcome drink-nice touch. Place is about a 5-10 minute walk from dock area so really appreciated. Thankful a room was just being cleaned so I was shown to it less than 10 mins after.
Gorgeous bungalow, straw teepee-shape roof with semi outdoors bathroom (shower is beneath stars but all enclosed and private.) Big double bed with decorative hanging net and cushions, long window seat, nice porch with outdoor seats and table for smoking. One of 4 bungalows in private paved garden with small pool, sun chairs and vegetation. Even though bungalows are close together the shrubbery made it seem otherwise.
2 towels provided and okay to be brought to the beach.
Storage is mainly in bathroom as space is limited in bungalow but I had no problem with it. Bathroom is huge with big towel rack, wardrobe, hanging area, sink counter, etc.
3 steps up to porch and down to bathroom
No a/c only fan but I thought it wasnt uncomfortably hot at all during my stay.
Shower is a bit cobwebby as outside and made of bamboo but i loved the 'beneath the stars' aspect of it. Also no hot water-standard for Gili T island.
Creaky floorboards as all wooden but to be expected.
Beach 5minute walk away. Located down darkened path so returning at night was slightly nerve wracking (as lone female traveller) but later discovered a torch in the room also I didnt explore other routes home so a well lit one could exist.
Breakfast was included and delicious: I had banana cinnamon pancake with honey which was served with a fruit platter and tea or coffee-the coffee was freshly made, in a huge jug and I think Balinese, which is a nice touch, and the fruit platter was huge! Pineapple, papaya and watermelon. Other options were eggs, omelette, and maybe cereal? Im not sure.
Check out was 12 and very simple.
Also rented a bike from this place: so easy-not sure how it compared price wise to other places as I didnt shop around but I liked giving them my custom.
Every staff member was super friendly and most introduced themselves to me and seemed keen to help me in anyway.
I really enjoyed my stay there-if only for one night!- and would definitely return.
Perfect for couples looking for reclusive getwaway on beachy island with a great social scene if desired.
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- Also Known As:
- Gili Hideaway Hotel Gili Trawangan
- Gili Hideaway Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan