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“don't get sucked in by their flyer, check out a few other hotels first” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Unique
Ranked #33 of 35 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
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1 review
“don't get sucked in by their flyer, check out a few other hotels first”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2010

Rooms are OK but the shower/bathroom leaves alot to be desired. Fair effort with the decor but the phrase 'a turd rolled in glitter' springs to mind. Loved the hammock on the private balcony and the free internet in room but although the location was great the price was high as was the noise levels. No pool either which the other hotels have for the same price!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2009

The hotel lies right next to one of the most popular bars/clubs in Gili. We had just arrived (late afternoon) and were therefore unaware of the location. This is the only place during our travels in bali and lombok that kept the passport at the reception. (make sure you do not do that)

The rooms are ok. We were told that the rooms have hot water and are quiet. Needless to say, No Hot Water! We were told that this would be fixed, guess what 4 hrs later, no hot water.
Around 9 pm the music starts and the beats are palpable in your room. It shouldn't be a problem for someone who is spending the night outside but there are several other options on the island that are nicer. We wanted to speak to the manager and leave , who was sleeping at a house in the back , we had to spend 3 hours to get our passport back, which we only managed because we called the island security. The french owner also accompanied him and was extremely arrrogant. He demanded that we pay for all 3 nights. We paid half the cost for that night only because the island security managed to help us. We left at midnight and found another hotel. In our opinion , there are several other beautiful and better value options on the island and there is no reason why one needs to take this chance ,not unless you want to go deaf!
We can't comment on much else due to our stay cut short! .

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank redgeck0
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2009

Unique bungalows are located right off the main strip, in the middle of all the "action", but because they are hidden behind the main road they are really really quiet and you feel really secluded, which is fantastic. I had also stayed in the Beach House tree house bungalows and paid loads more, and had a really noisy room. OK, Unique does not have a pool or restaurant, but you can eat out anywhere you want on the island (and use any pool you want if you buy a couple of drinks) so for what you are paying, it is good value. The little verandahs outside the room are great and we played music and swung in the hammock and chilled out for hours. We had banana pancakes and fruit for breakfast, and yummy Lombok coffee. The staff are really friendly and even decorated our bedroom with flowers one day as a surprise.
Our room had a tv and dvd in it, there are people selling dvds all around the island so you can buy one really cheaply to watch in your room.
If you want complete luxury, there are other more luxurious options on the island, but if you want a friendly, clean, nice quiet room within staggering distance of all the action, this is a really good option.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank SoffyLondon
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Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2009

My girlfriend and I headed to Gili Trawangan from Senggigi (Lombok). Surprisingly, Gili Trawangan is rather busy, many Bali Tourists coming there. The Unique is a bungalow style hotel like any other in the center of Gili Trawangan.

It states to be one of the cheapest with AC and after checking almost all places in the center, we decided to take the empty room at Unique. They have 5 bungalows with AC and hot water (salty). We were given a special rate of IDR 200 thousand incl. breakfast. A very reasonable price, actually, but as it turned out, the AC did not work.

After a heavy discussion with the manager he decided that what ever we plan to do, we will have to pay the full charge for the room. Now our room all the sudden was an expensive no-AC room that had no windows to open.

Beware of the stubborn and not customer minded manager.

This concerns the last of the 5 AC bungalows, counting from the front. AC is not working.

The room is decent, with shower, toilet, terrace with hammock, and plenty of plants surrounding the bungalows and the walk way. Breakfast is 3 1/2 slices of toast, butter, jam, tea or coffee and juice (not fresh).

  • Liked — Central location, many plants and flowers
  • Disliked — Stubborn managament, AC not working
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank jschudel
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göteborg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2009

We walked down to the centre of Gili Trawangan and we were looking for a hotel better than the one the night before. The first thing we noticed was the friendly staff welcoming us into a cosy garden with bungalows in all kinds of crazy colors. My girlfriend loves pink so she obviously wanted the pink bungalow but sadly it was already taken :) We got the screambright green room right next to the pink one instead.
They offer free breakfast, have very nice staff and very nice bungalows with nice interior. If you have DVDs you can pay a small amount of money to get access to TV and DVD player.
We loved our stay at Unique and will definately go back there if we return to Gili Trawangan in the future !

  • Liked — The cosiness
  • Disliked — No hot water
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank caincain
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Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2008

the hotel was nice.
it was hard to find because the reception was empty and because it is 30 meters away of the street.
the garden is beautiful, every bungalow is painted different color. Our bungalow was the pink one. the bungalow was perfectly clean and i appreciate to find a hairdryer in the bathroom. The decoration is good and the bed confortable
We paid 40 euros a night. They put a extra bed for our little girl for no extra cost. It was not cheap but in high season the price in gili trawangan was high, we looked 3 hotels before but they were too expensive or not clean or one was just boring room.
just the breakfast was too simple : coffee , orange juice, a pancake and a salad fruit.
We had also one day the hot water was not working but we ask the staff and they fix it in 10 minutes.
The staff was really nice, helping us for getting a tour in lombok or diving in gili.

  • Liked — design room
  • Disliked — reception look always empty
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank paula_marco
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Property: Hotel Unique
Address: Center, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
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Ranked #33 of 35 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hotel Unique Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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