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“The only Villa on Gili T thats right on the beach !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Julius
Ranked #37 of 145 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
Arundel, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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“The only Villa on Gili T thats right on the beach !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

We actually booked another hotel quite near Villa Julius , but found on our arrival , that the rooms were awful...... so , we got on a horse cart and made our way round the island to find our perfect spot.
Villa Julius was it.
A gorgeous Villa , with a salt water pool , on the beach.....perfect.

As we had met another great couple of nearby Meno , we booked the entire top floor.. giving us oodles of privacy.

The breakfast was great , loved the muffins...and they had proper English breakfast tea....
Nice touches on the menu , like Tuna Carpaccio , foccacia bread and we all loved the Villa Julius Trophy , which was a gorgeous ice cream and meringue desert ....yes we put on weight here !

The staff were attentive , but never crowded us...and were sweet and friendly , nothing was too much trouble.... our friends birthday fell on one of the days we were there , and one of the staff made a coco-nut pina-colada for her , adorned with flowers and a little note for her as a suprise...so thoughtful.

The Villa is spotless , gorgeous bathrooms and comfortable beds with perfect pillows.

The salt water pool was a real touch , soft on the skin and practically on the beach.

The highlight of our stay was meeting the huge blue spotted gecko on our last night , priceless

Don't forget that Gili T has no fresh water , all the fresh water is shipped from the mainland...so having a fresh water shower is a real bonus.

Gili is a small island , so bear in mind , sometimes the generators break down , this is the tropics , so yes , there are insects now and again...but Viila Julius is an absolute find.

It truly is the only place thats right on the beach...far way from the noise of techno T...yet close enough , if you fancy a boogie , to all the action !

Oh yes...and wi-fi with a pretty decent connection.

We loved it !

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2011

By accident we found this place and the food and drinks were freak and delicious and you get real 5* service. I can recommend this restaurant to everyone.

  • Stayed February 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2010

We had an amazing time at Villa Julius, I have no complains at all. It is a bit expensive for being in Indonesia but it was definitely worth it!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2010

Villa Julius was everything my wife and I were looking for during our honeymoon in Indonesia.

Located on the north section of the island, VIlla Julius is a peaceful oasis on a pristine section of beach with almost no other tourists. When we first arrived in The Gilis, we were disappointed to hear booming techno and see hordes of tourists mobbing the east section of Trawangan. Villa Julius was the exact opposite. This place is a real paradise for anyone looking for peace, quiet and the perfect romantic getaway.

Service was phenomenal from every member of the staff. The Swedish manager deserves extra credit for calling down to friends on the east part of the island to help us arrange activities. We were even bumped up to a superior room that was vacant and included a huge terrace overlooking the beach. The room was spacious and included large candles, gorgeous bed and mosquito net, beautiful stone bath tub, rain shower, electric safe, elegant lighting. It was everything we had hoped for and more.

Every morning we woke up to order a delicious breakfast (don't miss out on the blueberry smoothies), which was served anywhere — by the pool, in our room and even on the beach — and included in the price of the room.

Only the most high-end places on Trawangan have fresh water (imported from Lombok) for bathing (the others use saltwater), and Julius is among the places with fresh water but at a more affordable price. The bathroom and shower were gorgeous. Everything about the room was fabulous as well — though, as another reviewer noted, the air conditioner was not working (we were notified of this before we booked our room, and the air conditioner was unnecessary anyway.)

Villa Julius is the very last place hotel as you walk north around the island, and it is also the most secluded. Disappointed with our first hotel, my second morning on Trawangan was spent visiting every hotel my wife and I might want to stay at. I visited more than ten. All of the places I liked were on the north end of the island, but Julius left all these behind. If you are staying on Trawangan and looking for serenity or a romantic escape, there is no better choice than Villa Julius.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sandnes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2010

I came to Gili Trawangan with my girlfriend, but without any hotel bookings. After 3 nights at a mediocre bungalow place called Gili View at the north east side of the island we discovered Villa Julius. After 3 nights at a sandy, dusty and not so well run hotel, it was a total relief to discover the romantic perfect little getaway called Villa Julius. We only had two nights in the second floor of the first building, but oh my enjoyed them.

First of all, the staff was incredible. So friendly and happy, and not expecting anything extra for it, it was just the standard. This hotel is free from noisy neighbors and has an extremely nice little beach. The beach has sun beds in many variants, a cozy Gili-ish sitting group for 8-12 under straw roof with lots of pillows and serving from the hotel restaurant and bar. In front of the hotel is a nice little pool with direct access to two of the first floor villas.

The room was roomy with air condition (broken at our stay, but a new power supply was on its way) and a huge bathroom. Only place to shower was in a bath tub, which causes lots of water spilling on the floor, didn't like that. The room lacked a minibar fridge, so all cold drinks had to be bought at the bar. What we really liked was the view from our room. Straight to the beach and sunset at the evening. Woow!

The hotel manager is a Swedish girl with support from a German girl, both very helpful! With a western management, I feel I get more understanding as a customer, it makes my stay more relaxed. At the other place, Gili View, we struggled a bit with the communication.

As mentioned, the hotel is away from the center noise, and that means a 15 minute horse or bike ride away. If you have to order one from the center as well, add another 10-15 minutes.

All in all we had a great time. I enjoyed the peaceful environment, the view, the sunsets and the incredible and smiley staff! We tipped them well at check out :-)

If you're not the "party all night, all nights" kind of person, wants some peace, sunset, nice rooms, kind management and helpful and happy staff, this is the place!

PS: At our stay the air condition was out, but was to be fixed in November 2010. They were also in the working of establishing WiFi as well.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2010

We stayed at Villa Julius for 5 nights. The hotel is beautiful - inside is modern, very clean with great decor. The grounds are just as good. It's set on the white sands of Gili T on a secluded part of the island. No nighlife here, only the sound of waves lapping at the shore. It's a place to relax... but if you want the buzz of the bars and restaurants it's only a 20 minute walk away, or you can hire bikes from the hotel for Rp50K per day or catch a 'horse and cart' taxi for Rp50-80k one way.
The staff would do anything to help you and the food is very good, and great value for money for eating at a hotel. They make the best banana pancakes at breakfast!
I notice some previous reviews comment about the failing electricity. At the moment the hotel is waiting for a new generator, so the current system can't cope with the in-built aircon, so no, there is no aircon and the lights are dim. My husband hates the heat so I was concerned it would be too hot, but because it's right on the beach, there is a slight breeze at night that cools the rooms and we had a fan installed above the bed, so heat at night is not an issue, we didn't find it uncomfortable at all. There was a mosquito net for the bed, but we slept with the doors open and found we had no need to use it. The new generator should arrive in the next month, so the aircon issue shouldn't be a problem anymore.
The hotel is set on a beach but surrounded by reef. You can only swim/snorkel at high tide (snorkel over the rocks) or walk over the rocks at low tide to get to an area deep enough to swim in. If you snorkel here you will see turtles and other amazing fish. The odd small harmless reef shark can be seen deeper (20-25m) when scuba diving here.
Anything to criticise? There are no fridges. I'm guessing because the current generator can't cope. When the new generator is installed a small bar fridge wouldn't go astray.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lacho16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2010

we stumbled upon this hotel when we were walking around the island. It was the last one before the island just turned into beach and very little else. It said $60/night on the sign but as there was noone staying we got it for 50 with a la carte breakfast.

The hotels' very cool decked out in modern whites, greys, black and reds our room was at the front on the top floor with stunning with views across perfect, untouched sea and the sun set right opposite the hotel - where we sat on the balcony listening to nothing but the waves. This hotel is a gem - the staff are super friendly and helpful, the food is fantastic and all made for you in their little kitchen (you can watch if you really want to. They have an awesome salt water infinity pool which is perfect as the beach has a lot of coral and the sea is shallow ( I cut my foot on day one!).

to escape everything but still feel spoiled this is the hotel to do it... only wish we could have stayed longer, a lot longer!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Julius
Address: Pantai Street, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Julius 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel located right on the beach, offers panoramic seaside views with stunning sunsets over the island of Bali in distance. The Philosophy of Villa Julius is to combine design and innovation on a paradise island, to create a small bohemian chic Hotel for today's traveler. The small hotel is situated on the northwest of the island, nestled amongst palm trees on the beach with breathtaking views and only a short bike ride from where the action is. Villa Julius offers a perfect balance between splendid seclusion, and being stranded on a tropical island – it’s everything a luxury beach hotel should be, but for the most affordable price. ... more   less 
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