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“Wonderful friendly little resort” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Danima Resort & Restaurant

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Danima Resort & Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 35 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
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perth
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful friendly little resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed three nights at Danima Resort. We had one of the garden villas which was nice and quiet and very clean. As you walk along from the main hustle and bustle of Gili T you come to Danima which is the last property as you come into the quiet area on the beach - and it feels like you are coming home - as you are always greeted by very friendly and helpful staff and owners - they really can't do enough to help you. The setting is perfect - nice breakfast on the beach and then stroll down into the beautiful water to swim with the turtles and brightly coloured fish (reef shoes in the water very useful). We would highly recommend staying here if you don't want to be in the main busy area of Gili T - but can still walk there in 5 minutes.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tranas, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed at Danima Resort 9 days and have never, during many years of traveling in Asia, had it better.
The rooms are very good, large and nicely. Cleaning twice a day.
Staff so personal that we become as friends.
Located in a quiet area but still close to the small village with many good restaurants.

Room Tip: There are two rooms on the poleside and it almost feels like it's private.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

From Day 1 to Day 8 we could not fault the Danima on Gili T. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would definately come back if we get the chance. The cleanliness of the rooms, the maintenance of the villas, friendliness of all the staff and owners was outstanding for a small complex - there are only 4 villas which made it even more special! We were greeted each morning by friendly smiles from Ali, Robbie, Jake and Tony and served a really nice breakfast where we could choose something different each day. My husband was learning the Indonesian language and all the staff helped him learn very quickly and were only too happy to teach him as much as they could and with plenty of laughs. Tony organised a day trip to Longbok for us and organised the hire of our bikes to ride for the week. The snorkelling out the front of the Danima is good and if you are lucky you can see turtles. We ate at the restaurant and the food was very good.
Eni, Ardy and Hafiz were also very kind and helpful on our stay at the Danima as well. The owners should be very proud to have such reliable and friendly staff. The place ran like clock work while you were away and we were sorry we didn't get the chance to say good bye. Thanks for a wonderful experience! Teresa & Steve from the Gold Coast.

Room Tip: The pool view room was very picturesque looking out to the pool, restaurant and beach!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Teresa S
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Snowy Mountains, Australia
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Damina Resort a couple of months ago to celebrate her birthday. Sadly our flight from Darwin was cancelled that afternoon which bumped back our arrival date and cut short our already short stay by a night. But this was no problem and Daniela was able to move our booking around easily enough and with no penalty which was a nice touch.

The boat ride across from Padang Bai was a cracker but there were a few green faces at the end of it as the weather was not ideal. We were greeted at the jetty by a friendly young guy and he organised a ‘Clip Clop’ for our little trip up the island towards the Resort itself.
The horse ride was only a few minutes and it would probably take about 10 min to stroll up there assuming you are not lugging your life’s collection around with you on holidays.

We were greeted on arrival by Daniela and her partner and welcomed to their lovely little property. Check in was easy and the room was right next to the pool which was a bonus. Upon entering the room Bec discovered a beautiful arrangement of flowers from the garden on the bed wishing her a happy birthday! Quality effort and really made us feel welcome.

The property was meticulously kept and the staff floating around were an absolute delight and very friendly and helpful at all times. The room itself was spacious and comfortable.
Brekky in the morning was a treat and pretty massive! The next morning we opted just for some fresh fruit instead of the full brekky.

Location is ideal – just across the ‘road’ if their section of beach which is nice and tidy and offers some spectacular snorkelling only 20 meters from the shore. We snorkelled both days and saw plenty of amazing colourful fish and a few decent sized turtles. It was probably some of the best snorkelling I have done over the years considering the location and ease to get out to.

As mentioned – only 10 min stroll away from the Jetty and the louder bars etc.
We hired push bikes for $4AUD a day and explored as much of this delightful little island that we could. This was organised through Danima along with the snorkelling gear so it made it nice and easy.

I’ll definitely be going back to the Gili Islands and I’ll be sure to stay again at Danima.
Well done

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend this resort for staying in peaceful relaxing, clean and welcoming place! Situated two minutes walk from the busiest part of the island Danima offers paradise for those who don't want to be isolated but still prefer to be in quiet place! Rooms are clean and comfortable.. and a couple that runs this place with all their staff will make sure everything is just great! There is a pool and a beautiful beach that is the island's best snorkelling point! Wake up early and catch beautiful sunrise.. Get great breakfast.. Finish your coffee on the beach... Swim with turtles and stay in for dinner as well as the food in the restaurant is fresh and delicious... Stay sitting on the beach for the best views of stars.. It can't get better than this:)!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Stayed at Danima in early March 2014 and it was the highlight of our trip. The staff are fantastic, very helpful and always with a smile. The owners are super friendly and will make daily recommendations of their daily special menu. We were very touched by their attention to detail, upon finding out that it was our 21st wedding anniversary, they prepared a table on the beach and made us a surprise dessert with candles, Danima is the place to stay...private beach with fishes and turtles swimming just metres away from the beach, close to the centre minus the noise and GREAT SERVICE. The food is simply delicious, fresh bread baked daily and fresh pasta. Very large comfortable rooms and very private. A very big GRAZIE MILLE and we will definitely recommend the place to our friends and return to this gem again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are much quieter and have day beds.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

nice and very clean resort. room elegant and very comfort. large pool, staff very friendly and helpful. breakfast very nice with choice of 3 menu and any coffee. perfect location out of busy centre but also close , private beach beautiful and great snorkelling .as well the restaurant is very nice and romantic, thank u to pancrazio with all tips for gili,

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Danima Resort & Restaurant
Address: Jalan Pantai, West Nusa Tenggara 83553, Indonesia
Region: 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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Danima Resort & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort was opened by Daniela and Pancrazio Palmieri in 2009 and is thereby one of the newest on Gili Trawangan. Only four Deluxe Cottage are situated within a beautifully arranged tropical garden with look on the pool. Our double-bed rooms are set with: fresh hot water, air con, Dvd, frigobar, safety box and free wi-fi. Located right on the beachfront, with seating on the beach, our restaurant is always open enjoy one of our delicious meals overlooking the ocean. ... more   less 
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