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“Perfect spot”
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The Exile
Ranked #11 of 159 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect spot”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

This idyllic beachfront hideaway is perfect for getting away from the busy strip of Gili T. It has the best sunset view on the island, with beach beanbags and usually live djembe drum soundtrack. The rooms are gorgeous individual thatched wooden huts, with beautiful bathrooms - you can shower looking up at the stars! The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great. And bicycle hire is as cheap as anywhere else on the island, so you can get to the main strip with no trouble at all. It's no wonder people get stuck here for much longer than they intended...

Room Tip: The fan rooms are very good value, spacious and beautiful, but if you struggle to sleep in the heat...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place is great for the right people. The exile is for those who come to gili T for the excitement, yet want to get away, love a good djembe session , and think a 10 minute bike ride around an island to get home is a good thing. The guys who work here make it happen. They wait on you like you are they only thing that matters but make you feel like a friend cracking jokes and handing you a guitar to play in their circle. This place has the best sunset on the beach and people from all over the island come here to watch the sun fall and sit in the bean bags and hammocks scattered while they rock the drums as it goes down. They are very welcoming and want anyone with a drop of rhythm to play along and join. we stayed In The place with ac. Its amazing. You literally have a yard covered with flowers and goats to trim the grass every morning. The bathroom as the best we've had, very open to watch the stars at night. Ray and Vincent couldn't be better. When first arriving ray said "if you need anything just yell my name and I come like rocket. He wasn't kidding. Its more for the younger crowd. (Late 20s mid 30s) as its a place that has fun. With Bob Marley, jack Johnson, and some scattered hip hop in between. This place was the highlight of our trip and would recommend to all of my friends and family. Perfect distance to get away yet close enough to have a damn good time!

Room Tip: Spend the extra $$$ and get the room in the middle, you feel like you are royalty for an extra $10
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monterrey, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Amazing place for sunset lovers. Good breakfast and very chilled out staff. Rooms are functional, though a bit small. Very quiet place a few minutes away by bike from the main street and restaurants/ bars/ diving schools.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

With affordable price for drinks and very friendly staffs and owner, this place is the best hangout on the island.
However, it is pretty far from other places. If you're looking for some place quiet, this is the place for you.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Kununurra, Australia
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Exile for a reason. Location is the draw, with it being away from 'sentral' you have a better feel of Island Life! Staff are are of great humour and efficient... Always keen to get the drums out to watch the sunset from the best place on the island!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Paris
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

A wonderful place for backpackers or family ! Nice staff and very friendly people !
Very good food and fun ;) Nice bar and transate on the beach and a realy quite place not so far from the big party in the center.
ESCAPE FROM THE to busy CENTER !

Cedric from France

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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london
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stumbled across this place as we were cycling around the Island and ended up staying 3 nights. Beautiful clean beach, wonderful food, scrummy breakfast provided every morning (even able to each on the beach). We hired out lumbung (hut) which was super clean with outside bathroom and bamboo shower was a truly magical experience. It is slightly further away to the night life/night market but easy walk or cycle ride in (always places to leave your bike safely). Would go back to this place every time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Exile
Address: Western Beach Front | North of Sunset Point, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 159 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Exile Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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