We visited the resort for five days, and that was just the perfect amount of time for Gili T. Any longer and you would be bored.
We stayed in a Garden Bungalow, behind the resort reception which was lovely. There is large main building just being finished beside the reception, however we were not disturbed by any construction noise as garden area with the villas, is too far away to hear anything.
The staff could not have been any more lovely and helpful if they had tried. They really went out of their way to make us feel special.
The only complaint I had about the accommodation is that I am paranoid about getting bitten by mosquitoes, and the outdoor bathroom of the villa (although very enclosed and absolutely lovely) did tend to have a few mosquitoes if you went out at night, that followed you back inside if you were not quick!
I asked if we could be moved to a villa with an indoor bathroom, and they moved us immediately and very graciously however the villa was not as nice as the one with the outdoor bathroom but hey, you can't have it all! And it was still perfectly nice.
Bed sheets were changed every day, and villa was cleaned really well and fresh fruits placed in room. Food in the restaurants was lovely, and the pool area was a great place to chill out.
The private beach front (belonging to the resort) is the most beautiful place to watch the sunset, possibly in the world! You get best view on the island, and there are loungers and day beds and drinks service. Also a lovely restaurant on the beach, where you can have dinner and watch the sunset....very romantic!
The spa was absolutely wonderful. The spa manager Gary is incredibly healing,and he does reflexology like no-one else. I went back two days in a row! The body massage I had was also great, and all the staff lovely. Only complaint about the spa was that they were using cheap nail polishes, and my manicure didn't last very long. Manicure was great though, apart from the polish so take your own polish.
Only other negative things that I would say are: Wireless is only available in the reception area or in the villas beside the reception. They need to increase the wireless coverage. Also they give you individual session log ins and passwords on paper for logging on which is not necessary, as they could just give everyone a password and change the password every few weeks.
Also, the need to increase their medical supply box. There is a doctor on the island but he is an hour away by the time they send for a donkey and cart to get you, and sometimes you don't want to travel to the doctor on a donkey and cart when you feel ill! I got a mild vomiting bug the first day we were there (almost certainly from breakfast I ate at another resort) and I needed hydration sachets and anti-sickness pills and they had none, and also no thermometer as my partner wanted to check my temperature but their old mercury thermometer was broken. I ended up having to make the journey into town on the back of the donkey to get stuff from the doctors. Not fun when you're being sick!!
All in all though, this is a beautiful resort! Perfect, romantic place for any couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ombak Sunset is the sister hotel to the popular Hotel Vila Ombak and a new addition to the Island inspired hotel group, The Ombak Group. This idyllic beachfront, garden resort features 152 rooms in 6 categories each with it's own mixture of Indonesian flavors fusing traditional Balinese, Javanese and Lombok Sasak architecture and crafts with modern western facilities. It's fusion concept that makes the Island of Gili Trawangan and the Hotel Ombak Sunset such a unique and refreshing experience ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ombak Sunset Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan