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“bring head phones”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ricel Homestay

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Ricel Homestay
Ranked #35 of 148 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
1 review
“bring head phones”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

room very basic ,very close to local mosque ,heard this in the morning and at night ,bring ear plugs ,room small and tidy ,staff helpfull,breakfast ok ,no fridge ,you definately need a/c.Hard to find .

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We booked to stay here a couple of days before arriving on Gili. We paid what turned out to be an expensive price for an extremely basic room.

Firstly we found it extremely hard to find but when we eventually did get there we were shown to our room which resembled an oven - it was so much hotter inside than it was out. We did not go for aircon as the price was already quite expensive... Massive mistake.

The bedding was clean and the room was fine and had a safe. The bathroom was averagely clean but was horribly lit and for some reason had a massive puddle of stagnant water in it which I found pretty disgusting.

Having read these reviews I see mention of breakfast which was not offered to us at all - nor was the option of renting a bike.

Overall it was an average stay in an average place made really poor by the heat of our room and the price that we payed. I'm sure we could have got much better value elsewhere if we hadn't have booked ahead.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Ricel homestay is a lovely place to stay in a small tropical garden. The rooms are nice and clean and the guy that works here (Kim) is just very sweet and helpful. He'll arrange everything you need -from borrowing his own bike to having your laundry done. Rooms are pretty quiet given that the partycenter of Gili T is so close (5 min walk). The horsecarts drive by the back of your room (so that might wake you up early) and of course you hear the Mosk, like everywhere on the island.

Downside to this location is that the rooms, bed and towels weren't cleaned nor changed. We also understood from our neighbours that they paid almost the double price (600.000 idr/n) for the same room as we had, but they didn't have airconditioning and we did. That seemed pretty strange to us. So be alert on the roomprices!

Overall it's a good budget option to stay at the Gili's. We paid 350.000 idr/n for a standard room with AC (no hot water).

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

Lovely, clean room and bathroom, very good location 5 minutes from the beach but just off the main street so not noisy, staff were so friendly and really helpful. Good wifi and breakfast too - would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

+ Staff very friendly and helfpul
+ Rooms nicely decorated and a Samsung AC which was almost not hearable
+ Close to the beach
+ Breakfast espacially the banana pancake was awesome
+ Lovely atmosphere
+ Beds really comfy
+ WiFi pretty fast for this island

- Shower despite being hot, low pressure
- Some rooms don´t have a table or something like that in the room (because they have just been build) but we didn´t mind and they said soon all the rooms will have the same furniture.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our staying in Ricel homestay. Mostly because of the friendly and helpful staff,but also good location (close to the beach and main street, yet far from noise). We would have preferred cupboard or desk in the room,but all the rest existed. We recommend to take a room with aircon. Definitely would go back next time:-)

  • Stayed May 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 2 night's recently. Firstly we booked through agado which was more than walk in prices. The room is nice, clean and basic and bathroom big. Maybe could do with a fridge/bedside table to put things on. Balcony was nice and breakfast was minimal. This was place was busy when we were there and we wanted to stay an extra night which they said was fine until the next day when we were told to leave (in a nice way) as they had an online booking. Location is good, close to the beach BUT the mosque is very noisy in the early hours of the morning. Overall good stay, pricey but I guess that is the whole island.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ricel Homestay

Property: Ricel Homestay
Address: West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ricel Homestay is family run, laid back and friendly place located about 2 minutes from a lovely beach with top quality snorkeling. You will be 5 minutes from the main restaurants and bars - a great location whether you want to have a laid back retreat or finding the nearest party. Several rooms have been newly built with the others being refurbished at the same time. Fan and air-conditioned rooms are available. ... more   less 
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