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Star Bar and Bungalows
Ranked #55 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Gili Air
Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Star Stay!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Gili Air offers many different types of accommodation at various prices but Star Bar ticks all the boxes! Lovely rooms, staff, location and great menu in the restaurant too. Tried some Swedish dishes i'd never heard of before and lovely bread and cakes. Kajsa made us feel welcome and part of the Star Bar family during our stay and was more than willing to tell us stories and offer tips on what to see and do. A no nonsense, honest approach which is very welcoming when others are trying to scam you for every last penny in Asia sometimes:)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

While I was travelling had heard from other people about Starbar. Was really happy when the had availability. The room was spacious & clean staff friendly & willing to help. Nice breakfast especially the homemade bread. Good atmosphere easy to relax & right next door to a dive centre. Also the beach just a stones throw away with great snorkeling. Thanks Kajsa & your team for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We checked out this place due to positive reviews on tripadvisor. The room however was not very nice and clean. They guy said that you do not need a mosquito net because there are none that bite humans. We stayed somewhere else and were realy glad that there was a mosquito net available. The price was very reasonable, however, the the dealbreaker was urine on the toilet seat. Bye!

Room Tip: do not take the one with urine on the toilet seat! :s
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, Canada
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

My boyfriend and I finished up a three week trip in South East Asia with a few nights on Gili Air. We had hoped this to be a nice, relaxing end to our trip, as we had been very busy and moving around a lot. We had chosen the bigger room at Star Bar with "ocean view" and air conditioning, just to treat ourselves. It's quite far away from the harbour, and we took a cidomo (horse and carriage) to the resort. We were shown to our room, which was the furthest bunaglow from the ocean, with very little view. We were also not given a key to our room, which was not explained to us until much later (the previous guest had taken it with him and they had to go retrieve it). The villa was large and relatively clean, but the "private garden" was not quite that. There were men doing construction work in the back of the yard, that was quite noisy. Also, there was no privacy. These workers had their clothes strung about all over the yard, and hung out in the grass smoking and chatting, so we had no privacy on the balcony. There was also garbage in the yard and a large mattress. The power went out during the first night we were there and we slept horribly with the heat. The food was pretty good. We had prepaid for one night and we were supposed to stay for three nights. When we talked to the owner the next morning, she was very understanding and apologetic. She had no other rooms to offer us, and had no problems with us moving to another resort. I think we just had some bad luck with the construction and the air conditioning. We would have liked to stay and try out one of the newer bungalows but it didn't work out that way.

Room Tip: We stayed in the villa and it was not as advertised! No ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We have been visiting here for years. Kajsa and her staff are some of the nicest people you could wish to meet. The bungalows are good value for money. The food here is great with a touch of Sweden. In the morning if you're lucky, you can snorkle off the beach with Turtles. In the morning you can view the sunrise over Lombok and in the evening it's only a short walk from here to view the magnificent sunset on the western side of the island.

Room Tip: Reserve your accommodation on their website to avoid disappointment.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Star bar and bungalows is the perfect place tho get away from it all. Located amongst the main stretch of accommodation and restaurants on the east coast of gili air. We stayed 4 nights but wished we could have stayed longer!
The room was great and we had a bungalow which was fairly new so appliances/bathroom were all new. My only 2 complaints would be the bed sheet had stains on it, the sheet had been washed but the blood marks were obvious. The other would be our doors were very noise to open and close, which isn't a problem for us but I'm sure it was annoying for our neighbours! A couple of things which are easy to resolve!
The restaurant did a decent breakfast and we had a couple more meals here too which were a decent standard. The restaurant area is right by the beach so a great place to hang out.
My only other negative comment would be that we asked one of the staff if they had snorkeling equipment, he said he would get us some and 5mins later it was there. Once we had been snorkelling we asked how much we owed and he asked for 100k for the 2 of us...we had seen everywhere else that the price was 20 or 25k each, so we told him about this and he backed down to 20k each. A bit cheeky considering he was staff and we had already spent a decent amount of money there.
Overall I would recommend this as a place to stay for those on a $20ish budget, decent price for the accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We booked our room for a few nights, and ended up staying 5 nights- we would definitely stayed longer if we could.
Staff is great and very friendly and helpful, always smiling!
Restaurant has good price and food is very tasty, one of the best in the island.
We stayed in one of the rooms of the family house. It was clean and spacious. Even the window was facing the bar, it was not noisy at all.
Internet connection is not great, and they switched off at night time, but of course, this is not something you would care about in such a paradise place!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Star Bar and Bungalows
Address: Gili Air, West Nusa Tenggara West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Gili Air
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Star Bar and Bungalows opened in July 2010 and is one of the newest resorts on Gili Air. We provide accommodation, food from our restaurant, bar, bakery and activities.Star Bar and Bungalows offers 6 rooms with different standards. All rooms and bungalows are situated near the beach, beautifully surrounded by gardens filled with tropical flowers and trees. Each room is complete with their en-suite bathroom with a western toilet and shower, and a balcony with a hammock. ... more   less 
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