My partner and I stayed in a pool villa at the beginning of October. The villa itself was lovely and spacious but was showing signs of wear and tear, which is surprising seeing as I didn't think the resort was that old. I can agree with what some people have said about stains on ALL of the towels and on some bedsheets - definitely time to replace some, as you just can't feel clean drying yourself with a stained towel!
We had a problem with big ants and even though they sprayed insecticide fog around the resort, it just didn't tackle the bugs. As the villa had 2 bedrooms, we had to abandon one of the rooms on our first night as there were ants crawling all around the back wall and then even came onto the bed, luckily in the other bedroom, we only noticed a couple which we quickly got rid of.
Breakfast is great and there is definitely a really decent choice, which fills you up until lunchtime. We ate lunch at the hotel on our first day which was OK but we explored other resorts and restaurants for the rest of our lunch and dinner meals.
The resort is in a great location, situated at the quieter end of the island, although we were disturbed by a few loud Australian groups who were in the villas next to us, as they had pool parties that went on well into the night, without any consideration for other guests, so that was frustrating. Also the dark moon party in the nearby bar had a party late one evening/morning and you could just hear the thumping beat of the music. It was difficult for us to get a great sleep because of these issues and we were often getting up early to go for morning scuba dives.
However, these are all little niggles really as we loved our stay and loved the absolute beauty of Gili T - I would definitely recommend cycling around the whole island one day, although check the bikes first as the chain kept coming off both of our bikes and we had to constantly stop and sort it out.
The staff are great... on our final morning we had to leave at 6am before breakfast had even started and we knew that we would just have to grab some food at the airport instead, however they contacted us the evening before and offered to put some things together for us - they came to the villa 20 minutes later with cereal, yoghurt, fruit etc... it was an amazing spread and we have never had a resort offer anything like this before (normally if you leave before breakfast, then tough, you miss it!) but I really hope that the kitchen/waiting staff are praised for this, as it was definitely above and beyond what they needed to do and we were very appreciative.
You will definitely enjoy your stay on Gili T!
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- Located on the south beach of Gili Trawangan, THE TRAWANGAN RESORT brings a superior level of comfort and sophistication to your Gili Island experience ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Trawangan Hotel Gili Trawangan
- The Trawangan Resort Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan