A very laid back spot, clean and comfortable rooms. The Canadian woman who runs adds character and personal care. Flowers are put out every day on your bed, the staff is kind and happy. The beach front is across the way with a perfect snorkeling spot. Relative to the island it is a quiet spot away from the main party drag but a nice 20 min walk if you would like the variety of restaurants. I stayed here for ten days with a writing partner and searched the whole island for a good place to settle in. We had the bottom room across from the pool and for a reasonable $50 night price, it was the best find on the island for us. There was a large back garden and many common spaces, some are nice but could of used more attention especially the back garden which more of a work in progress. The comp. breakfast was superb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balikana is a family guest house situated on the north beach side of Gili Trawangan located in front of the prime snorkel location on the island. It is the place for romance, watersports, or relaxation. Eye stopping tropical garden, beautiful swimming pool, cozy traditional designed rooms with western amenities. A golden paradise retreat.Free wifi included with rooms. Lounge includes tv with satellite channels, lending library. Owner managed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balikana Boutique Beach Hotel Gili Trawangan
- Balikana Boutique Beach Resort Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan