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Hotel Vila Ombak
Ranked #7 of 38 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
Reviewed August 26, 2012

My Travel Agent used a first rate travel wholesaler in Asia which ended up gettung booked into a great hotel/resort. The small army of cats in residence added to the charm of the place. Gilli Island has NO mechanised vehicles. Transportation is by bike, horse drawn carts and your own two legs. I stayed in the "100" wing of the hotel which provided spacious rooms with outdoor bathroom facilities. Great bedding. My partner and I were well received. I enjoyed swimming in the nude at 5:00 A.M. and observing the milky way while I did the back stroke. (Too much detail).

The meals were fine and we shard some breakfast suasages with a feline who had just vien birth to three kittnes. I think that the PADI Dive School on site is a bonus and may encourage some guests to consider taking up diving as a hobby. Overall I was very HAPPY with the Villa.

Room Tip: This hotel tries to be as free of rules as possible giving the guests a sense of freedom.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We've had a great stay in Gili Trawangan and were happy to choose Villa Ombak. It is a bit away from other and crowded venues but all is walking distance. Room was big enough, thought the shower is sea water due to limited supply. Food was alright and we enjoyed most of the time on the beach, also taking a walk and a horse cart around the island.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night only. We intended only to go over to Gili Trawangan for the day but found it so relaxing that we booked in for the night. We had a wonderful time. Walked round the whole island.Very layed back with those who like diving and snorkelling having it all right there at there fingertips. The restaurant was lovely, food and bar service excellent. Nothing was too much to ask. Lovely beach, lovely hotel and gardens, and lovely helpful staff. Those who enjoy the above mentioned water sports would probably stay forever.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I stayed here with my partner and his brother for the third week in July. We had a family bungalow.
Accommodation: our bungalow was very nice and had plenty of room for the three of us. It also had a lovely outdoor bathroom, air-con, TV and the beds were comfy.
Location: great close enough to walk to the many places to eat and drink but far enough away that you got a decent nights sleep. The whole island is quite small though so I don’t think it would matter that much as long as you aren’t too close to the mosque which is very loud.
Food: Breakfast was very good here with a lot of variety. We also ate at the restaurant one night and it was also nice.
Pool: it looked nice and very big, but when I was swimming in it the water was very cloudy. Then I came out in a horrible rash I went to the doctor not knowing what it was and it turned out that I had an allergic reaction to the saline water in the pool, I was given medication and it cleared up in a few days. So I steered clear of the pool for the rest of our stay which wasn’t really a problem as the beach it right there anyway. Of course I cant say 100% that the rash came from the pool, but it was very cloudy and I did notice a few other people staying at the hotel with the same rash.
Activities: we didn’t book any tours through the hotel as they are much cheaper to book down in the main street.
Overall I really enjoyed my stay here.

Room Tip: Family bungalows well suited for three or four adults travelling together
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Lovely hotel with extremely efficient service and wonderful rooms. We had our own plunge pool, garden area and kitchen/dining area. Location is great - right on beach and in the middle of things but still quiet. Great transfer on hotel's small speed boat from Lombok right to the door and our bags were carried for us. Great dive school and lovely snorkelling guides - we had a boat with boatman and snorkelling guide to outselves. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We had a room right at the back which was lovely and quiet.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We are paid around USD$200 /per night and comes out with a small room..
the shower water is SALTY,not the FRESH water.
Location is Good,right in the main strip..but too busy for those lookings for the quiet place,Service is Ok,food is allright....

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights in Villa Ombak, the hotel provide boat transfer from the Lombok mainland to the islands with its own speedboat. The speedboat ride is quite bumpy, but thanks to the boat captain who has excellent skills controlling the boat.

Staffs are helpful, helping carrying our luggages from the jetty to the boat till to our rooms. We stayed in a superior room, but the room is very spacious with spacious open air bathroom.

Swimming pool is quite spacious with the jacuzzi pool. The surrounding area great, but you need to walk about 500m-1km for the good snorkelling site.

Breakfast with lot of varieties and staffs are friendly and approachble.

Join the diving with the Villa ombak diving academy, the divecentre is professional managed by the Australian. It is better to book in advance as there are lot of ppl join the dive trip especially during the peak season.

Overall, the hotel though the price at the high-side, the price is still reasonable given its quality of room, facilities as the best hotel in Gili Trawangan.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Vila Ombak

Address: West Nusa Tenggara 83355, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Gili Trawangan
#3 Spa Hotel in Gili Trawangan
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $66 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vila Ombak 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vila Ombak, the first international hotel on the magical island of Gili Trawangan, is a place that balances the comforts of first class accommodation with the natural beauty that surrounds.The Hotel Vila Ombak features the traditional building style of Lombok, and its neighboring islands, to blend harmoniously with the island's landscape.Hotel Vila Ombak is the winner of World Travel Awards as the Indonesia's Leading Hotel 2012, Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards as Indonesia Leading Island Resort - Lombok 2013, and World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013 as the Indonesia Leading Hotel 2013. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vila Ombak Hotel
Vila Ombak Gili Trawangan
Hotel Vila Ombak Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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