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“Gili Air - wonderful stay for the family”
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7SEAS Cottages
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Gili Air
Pemberton, Australia
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“Gili Air - wonderful stay for the family”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We stayed in Gili Air in July 2012 for four days after climbing Mt Rinjani coming by small boat up the coast from Sengiggi.

We stayed in the family bungalow with two rooms, air conditioned and a magnificent spacious bathroom on the ground floor. We had a private court yard with the lounge on the verandah, perfect for laying on whilst reading and it was located next to the pool. The kids had their own private room downstairs which they were very happy about and the restuarant was just over the road.

Each morning we would start with a swim in the refreshing ocean, the beach was deserted so you had the whole place to yourself. Breakfast in the beruga is a wonderful way to start the day, fresh fruit and Indonesian food. The staff were very friendly, wifi was available and the location is great to explore the island. The main jetty is just up the road and the massage places are an easy walk. The Mt Rinjani massage recovery program was perfect, combined with snorkeling, swimming, enjoying meals at the many different eating places on offer.

We mainly walked as we enjoyed stopping and looking at the various shops and finding diffetent places to spend the morning. The horse taxi is really good when you want to go to the other end of the island (fixed price no haggling) and it passes through some of the back streets so you have a different perspective. The whole island is very easy to walk around. It is a lovely place to enjoy, highly recommended.

Room Tip: The family bungalow is great for a family with the large open air bathroom. Our children are 15 &...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Chloe G, Guest Relations Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Hi there,

Thank you very much for your nice comment.
We are glad to know that you've spent such a nice recovery time at 7SEAS Cottages with your family.
Feel free to come back anytime, we would be happy to welcome you again.
Chloe - 7SEAS Cottages - Gili Air
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Grover Beach, California
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The bungalows are very clean and spacious . The bathroom was so huge it included a ladder. Im still puzzled as to why there was a ladder in the bathroom, It was the lovers bungalow so I suppose it requires imagination.The bungalow included airconditioning , fan, refrigerater and a small safe. It had a very large private outdoor area with table and chairs to eat a very nice breakfast brought to us by friendly staff. This hotel also had a large clean pool with plenty of lounge chairs. The hotel is situated on the main road and short walking distance to all beaches, restaurants, and bars. The only negative is the shower is salt water. For me, it was easily overlooked, because this was the very best accomodation I had in Indonesia. I highly recommend this hotel for the price, quality, location and service!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Chloe G, Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 9 December 2012
Hi Lori,
Thank you very much for your review about 7SEAS Cottages. We are happy to know that you have spend great holidays on Gili Air with your daughter. Feel free to come back anytime, we'll be glad to see you again.
Chloe
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Much as we love Bali & the Balinese people, it was a God send to discover Seven Seas Resort on Gili Air. It was like stepping back in time to a beautiful oasis in a busy world. Swimming, fishing, snorkelling, diving, sunbathing and then a slow massage to finish the day. Wow! Seven Seas fitted just perfectly, the bungalows were excellent, staff were so friendly, food was good and did I mention everything was so peaceful? The resort caters to all travellers, backpackers to 5 star luxury in the soon ( if not already) completed Villa, complete with a massive private pool. All guests that we met during our stay were very impressed. Our grown up kids ( 21-29 years) did'nt want to go home.

Room Tip: we spoilt ourselves and opted for a cottage with air con, which in the hotter months, could make the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Chloe G, Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Hi Robbi,
All the 7SEAS team thank you for your very nice comment. We are glad to know that you spent a great time on Gili Air with your family. It will be a pleasure to see you again soon !
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

I had a great time with 7SEAS Cottages.
I went there last july with my family during school holidays.
We are from Australia, Perth.
We rent the Family Cottages at the back. They are double storey, with upper balcony overlooking the pool and the sea... I mean the view was amazing from up there.
Service was great, food was great.
My 2 daughters enjoyed the pool very much.
We had fantastic time and I strongly recommend the place to anyone looking for a comfortable place to chill on Gili Air.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Family Cottages, but they have Deluxe Cottages facing the sea that looked just amaz...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Chloe G, Guest Relations Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Hi Frank,

Thank you so much for your nice comment.
We are glad you've spent such a nice time with your family at 7SEAS Cottages.
We would me happy to see you again soon!
Have a nice days and receive our best regards.

Chloe - 7SEAS Cottages - Gili Air
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

We went several times to the 7seas cottage with my boyfriend and it's clearly my favourite place to stay in the Gili islands, we came back at least 3 times with friends and everyone loved it as well !
Gili Air is very relaxing, the bungalows of 7seas are brand new, comfortable while respecting the environment which I find very important in such a beautiful and wild place. I especially love the big and opened bathroom, it's all very clean and the breakfast is simple but good with delicious fresh fruit juices.
Prices are reasonables and the staff are always smiling and ready to help, the French boss Laurent who is a dive instructor and has lived in Indonesia for many years is also very interesting to discuss with.

7seas is also a great dive club, I did a few dives there, including my very first one! The instructors were very nice and professional, the corals around magnificent, we saw sea turtles even when just snorkling in front of the hotel !!!

My advice, just go see for youself, you won't regret it ! :)
Catherine

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chloe G, Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Thank you very much for your review Catherine. Feel free to come back any time, we would be very happy to see you again soon. Have a great day !
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London
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

I actually stayed at the 7SEAS backpackers hostel which is on the same site as the cottages - perhaps this part of the complex is fairly new and so not listed yet. Anyway...I can definitely say this is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The rooms are very clean and maids come around every morning, and with just one bunk bed and a double bed (on a higher ledge) in each of the dorm rooms, they never get too crowded. There are plenty of showers and toilets (at least 4 of each if I remember right) and the location is great - pretty much one of the first places you'll pass if you turn right from the harbour, and whilst it's just seconds from the beach, it's set far back enough from the main road that you don't really get disturbed.
What else...WiFi is free, and whilst breakfast isn't (and for 70k a night who's complaining!) there's a couple of nice places just across the road where, coincidentally, internet access via a real PC is also free if you're a 7SEAS guest.
If you're looking for somewhere cheap, clean, with good facilities, and in a great location then you could do a lot worse...I would have stayed here a LOT longer than five nights if I didn't have to catch the dreaded fast boat back to Bali for my flight home!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Chloe G, Guest Relations Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 18 April 2013
Hi Jamie,
Thank you for this so nice and enthusiastic post about our Backpacker accommodations.
Hope you'll come again soon!
All the 7SEAS team would be glad to welcome you again.
Our bests regards,
Chloe.
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We moved to 7SEAS Cottages from other accommodation on the island that we weren't 100% happy with. Our criteria was that we wanted to be closer to the main bars/restaurants on the east coast (but not so close that we'd be kept awake all night!) and preferably somewhere with a pool and hot water for the shower (hard to come by on Gili Air!)

We spent a day scouting accommodation on the island and had the benefit of being shown the rooms prior to booking. We were really impressed when we were shown the cottages at 7SEAS which were enormous compared to where we had been staying, with the addition of a huge bathroom with double sinks and gorgeous shower space. We opted for the standard fan room which was $55 a night (air con was available for $75 but we found this close to the beach you didn't need it because of the sea breeze).

We spent two nights in cottage number four and couldn't have been happier. There was a ceiling fan, floor fan, fridge (with mini-bar), wi-fi, safe and more storage space than you could ever possibly need! The shower was salt water (as many on Gili Air are) but ran hot which we were happy with.

There's also a nice outdoor space with a day bed and a table and chairs with an umbrella where you can opt to have breakfast if you wish.

We were also impressed with the breakfast menu (we took ours in the cafe with gorgeous loungers looking out over the sea) - you get a choice of six or seven set menus ranging from fruit salad with fruit juice and tea/coffee to more elaborate options of bacon, eggs, toast etc all included in the room price.

The location is literally 30m from the beach and about a 5 minute stroll from some of the best restaurants and bars on the island, but despite that we were never disturbed by noise from the bars. Before booking to stay we even wandered past the accommodation twice between 10 - 11pm to make sure it was a quiet spot!

The pool was great and we particularly glad we had it on day three of our trip when a sandstorm kicked off in the morning and stayed all day - meaning hanging out on the beach was impossible! The pool was nicely sheltered with loungers and we only briefly saw one other couple come for a brief swim while we were there.

The staff were also really friendly and would offer help on booking tours or even just hiring snorkels etc - we wouldn't hesitate in staying here again if we ever return to Gili Air.

Room Tip: Wi-fi is easier to access in the cottages closer to the main reception
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chloe G, Guest Relations Manager at 7SEAS Cottages, responded to this review, 18 April 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for staying with us and for such a nice feedback about our hotel.
We are glad that you enjoyed so much your stay at 7SEAS Cottages.
Hoping to see you again soon,

Best regards,

Chloe - 7SEAS Cottages - Gili Air
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Property: 7SEAS Cottages
Address: Jalan Pantai-Labuhan | Desa Gili Indah, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Gili Air
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Air
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — 7SEAS Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
7SEAS Cottages is a charming resort located right by the white beach of Gili Air, Indonesia. It offers cosy bungalows with seaview private terrace and nice packbacker rooms at 10m from the sea. You can also relax by the swimming pool or at the Garden Cafe which has a full menu available from breakfast to dinner. It is the perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunsets of Gili Air. 7SEAS Cottages also has a Dive Center facility. You are very welcome to come and dive with us to discover the underwater world of the Gili Islands. ... more   less 
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