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Villa Karang Hotel and Spa
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Gili Air
Reviewed 15 November 2010

Stayed here for seven nights but could have stayed a lot longer not just because of the hotel and its lovely staff but every thing about the island and its people, very friendly and relaxing place all the bars and restaurants are very welcoming and very reasonably priced£1.00 large beer £5.00 tops for a meal for 2.The best bar /retaurant for us on the island was Tamis Neverland family run nothing was too much trouble would strongly reccommend a vist also known as turtle bar as you can swim straight out from the bars own private beach to swim with the turtles if you do visit say hello to ata and family from steve and paula

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2010

- There are big construction going on, very disturbing when resting around the pool. We weren't informed about the constructions, allthough we booked months before travelling. The constructions start around 9am till 5pm.
- We had a Deluxe Beach Front room. The rooms are standard and not deluxe. Beach front is also not really beach, well it's looking over the sea and beach, but it's not a beach you can go get your sun tan as boats are stored on the beach.
- Too expensive for what you get.
- There is no safe/locker in the room, take care you lock your money, as we got money stolen from our room, while we always locked the room by key. (I think staff is involved in this.)

- A nice bed, good working aircon and good fridge in the room.
- Very nice and quiet island. For snorkeling you have to stay in Gili Trawangan, as nothing much to see her.

- For great lunch and dinner, go to Tami's Neverland!! We went every evening when at Gili Air.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Bali-Spain-Lover
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KarangDivers, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Karang Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2011

Hi there,

Sorry that the hotel was not what you were expecting and I can only offer my deepest apologies that you were not informed about building work before you came to the hotel.

The building work is now finished and we have a wonderful new pool. If you find yourself back on the island please come back to the hotel and I'm sure we can sort you out a discount.

The hotel does not have safes in the rooms, we do have one at reception, however, I am shocked to hear that you had money stolen. Gili Air is a very safe island with strict local rules regarding crimes such as steeling. With these in place we have never had an issue, or heard of an issue with hotel staff stealing money. I am really sorry that this rare event fell on you.

Again, I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. But please come back soon to see the excellent changes.

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Reviewed 11 August 2010

Positive :
. Helpful staff
. in Gili Air, a wonderful island...

Negative :
. Very poor value for money (70 $)
. Gloomy room, absolutely nothing charming
. Rooms, blankets not clean
. Despite thé relatively small size of the island, hotel located in a bad area, far from cafés, restaurants, diving centers...
. To sum up : very far from website presentation

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Reviewed 15 December 2009

Prepare your necessity at the grocery shop near the dock + snack.
Water on the island is SALTY, and yes you'll shower w/ it.
Bring DVD w/ you in case u get bored, it does help w/ the in the room dvd player.
Hotel Resto closed 9pm or even earlier, Stuffed yourself out b4 they close !!
View is magnificent !! beautiful sunset...

Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
Thank VictorW1
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

We booked here for three nights, stayed for five and would have loved to have stayed longer. Our room was furnished with a four poster bed, insect nets and air-con - at around £25 pounds for two of us it was a real bargain. The only word of caution is that the shower was supplied with rather salty (but warm) water, but it was not a problem for us.
It's a little bit away from most of the night-life which meant it was quiet at night but it's only a few minutes walk in either direction for beach and bars.
Anton, the manager is one of the loveliest people you could wish to meet. During our time in Asia, we were fortunate to encounter lots of nice people, but this man stood out from the crowd. He was so helpful and kind and nothing was too much to ask.
The swimming pool was idyllic and a lovely place to chill after spending time on the beach.
Gili Air is an amazing place; so chilled out that we even fell asleep after one meal and the waiters were in no rush to wake us. Mirage bar on the north of the island had great drinks, staff and music.
One piece of advice is to bring cash - there's no ATM here on the island.
If you are near the Gilis, try and visit, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Dusun Gili Indah | West Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia (Formerly Gili Indah Hotel)
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Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
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Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Air
Price Range: $46 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Karang Hotel and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Karang Hote and Spa are offer 12 Standard room with wooden floor, 10 Superior classic with wooden floor, 20 superior room with modern architecture, 6 deluxe room. Located a 5 minute walks from Gili Air Harbour , We offers an outdoor pool and direct access to Gili Air Beach. Rooms overlook the garden.Daily BBQ at The Rinjani Restaurant, bar and grilled, Rooms come with air conditioning. A TV is provided. with high speed wi-fi, suite bathrooms offer either cold or hot water supply. Hotel Villa Karang is an hour’s drive from downtown Mataram where guests can shop and dine. Sightseeing arrangements, snorkeling, Horse ridding, Yoga, Diving, Jogging, Cooking class and stand up paddle can be arranged by the tour desk. The hotel has a concierge desk for guests’ convenience. Laundry services are available. Guests can enjoy a selection of local dishes in The Rinjani Restaurant, Bar and Grilled, which features sea views. a new renovation was done by June 2017 ... more   less 
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