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“I'm back......its just owesome” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (Gili Trawangan - Lombok)

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Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (Gili Trawangan - Lombok)
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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“I'm back......its just owesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Im back to Desa Dunia Beda... Its a lovely resort. Coming back to villa joglo.
It is a great enviroment with eco living way here. Can take a shower under the moonlight...and the water comes out from mouth of stone curving. We almost spent of our time in resort area. Just go to snorkel in front of hotel then meet turtle and another big fish and dont forget bring proper shoes as well......and after just lay down relaxing on long chair at beach deck waiting the sunset. So owesome......What a beautiful life.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The location is perfect, just around the corner of the 'busy' main street and right a the beach.

Snorkeling is absolutely perfect, try to go before breakfast when the sea is still calm and perfectly clear to see everything! We saw turtles, sharks, manta ray, lots of small and big fish! Don't forget some water shoes because you need them. You need to walk over some dead coral which is painful without any proper shoes/socks.

Also the service and food is excellent. The people are really friendly and always smiling and willing to help!

One tip: check your villa or cabin on gecko's, they make quite some noise especially at night...

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Desa Dunia was a very good place for our stay in Gili T. We liked our cottage, the hotel grounds and the service. We spent most of our time on the beach area eating and doing nothing! :)

As other customers have stated, the only drawback of the place is that the the beach in front of it is not a great beach for swimming. It is, if your plan is to snorkel but if you want a sandy beach, then you'll have to go to another beach on the island. Other than that, the place is a good option for Gili T. It's far from the noise but only a 30 mins walk away if you want to go at night (bring a flashlight).

In general we liked the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

This Hotel is the one you want to stay in Gili Trawagan

Why?
Amazing breakfast/food
Lovely people
Far from the crowd
Eco friendly
Super relaxing

Tiny detail you might want to consider, the beach is not made of sand and you have to wear flip-flops if you want to swim, apart from that, it was just perfect!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights earlier this week and absolutely loved it.

It's away from the main strip so you don't get any noise and the morning call to prayer isn't heard at this end of the island either.

We stayed in 2 types of accommodation: Kampung Villa with AC & Joglo Villa with AC.
The kampung villa is perfect with a comfortable bed, space for your stuff and a nice bathroom, albeit outside with a chilly saltwater shower!

The joglo villa was just superb. It is a lot larger, has an enormous bed, inside sink as well as the outside bathroom and is just lovely. Out of the 2 types of villa, I would choose the joglo every time. However, had I not seen the joglo, I would have been perfectly happy with the kampung.

The pool is lovely with nice chairs/loungers. Plus the resort is on the beach if you prefer to lie on loungers there.

Breakfast was included in the price and was delicious and huge. There was a very good selection of breakfasts in my opinion. You certainly won't be hungry after breakfast!

The only improvement that I could possibly offer is to use freshwater showers rather than the saltwater ones. Freshwater is provided in large clay pots but for convenience, it would be better coming from a heated shower. However, we still loved our stay and would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Travelling around the island, we felt very lucky to have chosen Desa Dunia Beda. At the quieter end of the island (but not too far from the action), this place was our favourite accommodation when compared to anywhere else we stayed in Indonesia. The rooms were stunning, the salt water showers invigorating, the pool area so relaxing, the service friendly but not intrusive, and the sunset view beautiful. One other tip - the tapas and sangria at Karma Kayak, a few hotels along - superb!

Room Tip: We stayed in both the garden and beach front rooms, AC and fan rooms. Both were excellent! Authentic...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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DesaDuniaBeda, Propriétaire at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (Gili Trawangan - Lombok), responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Smoodge,

Thank you for your great comment about our resort, and we are so happy that our resort was for you the best place you stayed during your holiday in Indonesia.

Happy to know also that you did like our Eco bathroom with (as you mention) invigorating shower.

We hope you will be back to us to enjoy the great sunset from the beach in front of our resort.

Sincerly your
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Venice, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed in one of the beachfront Joglos and I highly recommend. Filled with Antiques, gorgeous big comfortable bed and a really cool outdoor bathroom.

Beautiful and comfortable accommodation...and a much better value than any of the other places we researched along that quieter coast. Also loved the pool....and I'm very opinionated on pools.

Only downside was that the showers are salt-water....i can't do that and then lay down in bed so I showered by the pool. I guess other people are ok with it, but I don't like the way I feel with salt on me.

Free snorkel gear at the bar and bikes for rent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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DesaDuniaBeda, Propriétaire at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (Gili Trawangan - Lombok), responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Jessica,

Thank you a lot for staying with us and for your great comment about our resort.
We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and specially the pool.
About the shower, yes we still use the water from the well and it's a bit salty, by the way may be you miss the jug in the bathroom which is supplied with fresh water and that you can use to rinse you to make sure you will have a great sleep without any salt on your body.

Hope you will use it next time to make your stay perfect.

All the best and we hope to see you soon again
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Property: Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (Gili Trawangan - Lombok)
Address: Desa Dunia Beda, 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 ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (Gili Trawangan - Lombok) 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most quiet resort on Gili Trawangan.We are on the north part of the island and we have the longest private beach (170 mtr). You will enjoy it having a romantic time on our deck facing the indian ocean.With only twelve villa on our fifteen square meter property your privacy will be respected at any time. ... more   less 
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