We had mixed feelings about Gili Air and this accommodation. We did not book in advance because we could negotiate a cheaper price than booking in advance. We had an aircon room for 400k IDR. Negotiated with the owner (not with the guys working..)
The guys who 'work' there, work there because they do not need to work (hard). This is what they openly admit/state. The room was not cleaned very well. You needed to ask for clean towels (towels on the floor would be laid back on your bed again). You also needed to ask for simple things like new toilet paper. The ground felt dirty.
The bathroom concept was nice, but not practical. There was even a frog living there (be careful not to step on it). I am sure that other accommodations on Gili Air can be worse, but this was surely less than I expected. The location however, is very nice. Nice part of beach (with snorkeling possibilities) and enough warungs nearby to eat.
The guys who worked there really worked on my nerves to be honest. They seemed very friendly and kind (calling you "My Friend" all the time), but they would also easily overcharge you for snorkeling trips (double the price), or for renting stuff. I did not trust them for a bit, which gave me a really unpleasant feeling.
Breakfast on the roof was really nice though!
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- Also Known As:
- Segar Villages Gili Air, Gili Islands