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Beachfront Villa Kokita, Gili Trawangan
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

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heb999
London, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
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“Loved our stay”
Reviewed 6 April 2012 for a stay in November 2011

My husband and I enjoyed seven very peaceful and relaxing days here. Our room was large and cool with a huge outdoor bathroom with plenty of hot water (something not to be taken for granted in the Gilis). The bed was very comfortable with a view straight out to the pool and the sea beyond.
The villa offers plenty of areas for relaxation. There are lots of bean bags and loungers, a gazebo and an undercover area with tv and dvd player. There is a small kitchen with a large fridge, ideal for storing beers and other necessities.
The best part of the villa, however, is the superb pool. Perfect for cooling off in. The setting is lovely, just metres from the sea (seperated by the island track) and so you can watch all the island comings and goings.
Josh and his assistants looked after us very well. Josh really made us feel special and he seemed to know when you wanted to chat and when you wanted to be left alone. He was very conscientious about looking after the villa and very concerned that our stay was just perfect. The breakfasts were good and the villa was kept very clean.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Anne-Marie, the owner.
The villa is situated on the north of the island which is quieter. Occasionally we could hear the island generator but only when the wind was in a certain direction. This was far more preferable than the loud music being pumped out on the more touristy side of the island. We also had the benefit of not being far from many good restaurants and even the eateries at the far south of the island were just a walk away.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a beautiful villa designed for outdoor living and the only property on the island, that we saw, with a pool right next to the beach. The views from the villa are magnificent.
If you are looking for a villa on Gili Trawangan that has superb sea views and a wonderful pool, then look no further.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Gili Trawangan's overdevelopment, but fortunately the villa is on the quieter side.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AlisonBat...
London, United Kingdom
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“Great Villa for Group”
Reviewed 9 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

We stayed as a group of 8 friends in Villa Kokita and had an amazing time. The staff were friendly and helpful, and kept the place tidy and cooked some delicious breakfasts for us. The villa was great and we had plenty of space between us all. The pool and veranda was a great place to hang out with lovely views, and we went on a brilliant snorkelling trip organised through the Villa. Restaurants only a short walk into the village. We had a few people wondering into the complex thinking it was a hotel or restaurant, so would suggest a more obvious sign or potted plant border - other than that, great! Thank you !

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Liked best: The space and view
Liked least: Not obvious it's a private villa
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Amelie L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“over priced, disappointing”
Reviewed 25 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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While the villa itself is very nice and the views stunning on the ocean, the photos on the website are misleading. the villa is beach front YES but there is a sandy road in between the villa and the beach. plus there is no fencing or gate which mean NO PRIVACY. Many passers by thought it was a hotel and we were constantly bothered by inquiries for rooms availability. If you pay USD450 a day for a villa, you should expect quiet, peace and privacy !

The bedrooms are roomy and comfortable but the bathrooms are shocking: no pressure in the shower (understand we are on an island with little resources but still ...), some toilets not flushing properly, towels (bath and beach) (and bed sheets) NOT changed once during our week long stay ! Also bathrooms are very slippery and dangerous when wet and no bath mats provided.
Breakfast is included but on our first day we were woken up by the staff preparing the breakfast in the villa's kitchen at 6:30am .... people on holiday tend to sleep a bit later than that to my knowledge !
The cleaning of the rooms and house was painfully slow for very poor results despite a cleaning in the morning and again in the afternoon, we found it slightly overwhelming.

It must also be mentioned that the villa is just a stone throw away from the island generator which creates a noisy background day and night but you get use to it after a day ...

Generally i would say that it has potential but it is overpriced. More privacy from the outside and also from the staff would be a great improvement and definitely a better maintenance of the equipments and better cleaning a must.

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Liked best: view on the ocean
Liked least: animal droppings in kitchen
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2011
Dear Amelie,

Sorry nobody ever came back to you to respond on your review. First of all thank you for reviewing us, we really appreciate the feedback and hope to learn from mistakes and we are happy to know if people are positive about their stay.
Unfortunately your stay wasn't what you expected and as it's already a while ago, there is not much I can do for you anymore. Even so I would like to respond, which might be helpful for other viewers.

Villa Kokita is a private villa, but as it's beach front and all beaches in Gili Trawangan are public there are people walking by in between the villa and the beach. Also horse carts make their way along the villa, which makes the villa less private as some people expect. On the other hand some people enjoy sitting at the veranda and watching life go by. I'm sorry to hear it bother you and for your information we do put some extra information about this in our first letter to guest when they make an inquiry. Also we close down the gate with a rope once the villa is full, but unfortunately sometimes people still jump over it.

I'm not sure if we still use the same water system as we did before, but the pressure in the shower is good at the moment. Occasionally we do have problems with flushing the toilets, but we are able to fix that in a matter of minutes. Also we ask our guest every day if they would like to have their bed sheets changed or if they need new towels.

Since last fall the electricity on Gili Trawangan is supplied by a under water cable straight from Lombok. The generator is now only running when there is a big power cut, which hardly ever happen. This is a big improvement for Villa Kokita and other businesses close to the generator and we are very happy with it.

At the moment we have a great team of boys working with us. Their might be other staff when you where here. Also the management changed. There is a lot of communication between guest, management and staff and we always do our out most to make everybody happy. So things have improved a lot. I'm so sorry that you didn't experience that and I wish it would've been different. My sincere apologies.

Kind regards,
Villa Kokita Team
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New York
Reviewed 4 July 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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Management Response
4 Jul 2011
Dear Aric,

Sorry nobody ever came back to you to respond on your review. First of all thank you for reviewing us, we really appreciate the feedback and hope to learn from mistakes and we are happy to know if people are positive about their stay.
Unfortunately your stay wasn't what you expected and as it's already a while ago, there is not much I can do for you anymore. Even so I would like to respond, which might be helpful for other viewers.

Since your stay we have new staff and new management and we updated all information on the internet (including the information that there is not boat). I make sure that every inquiry gets the honest information regarding our location and service.

Unfortunately this wasn't the case when you came to stay with us and I really regret this. I'm sorry.

Kind regards,
Villa Kokita Team.
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Cape Town
Reviewed 21 April 2011 for a stay in April 2011

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