Cute and comfortable
The star may be blue, but the main two-storey building here is lime green, with a cluster of simple but clean rooms at similar prices to the offbeach ones at neighbouring Villa Coral.
The rooms in the green building are fair sized, tiled throughout, with air-con, WiFi, hot water bathrooms and a wooden four-poster bed with a decorative spread (and a mosquito net) -- the upper floor attracts a 50,000 rupiah premium which we’d say is worthwhile for the view. You can pay 100,000 rupiah more still for a freestanding room -- we were unable to see because it was occupied. The location is great -- right on the beachfront with the coral garden right offshore, but bear in mind the beach here can get very busy with snorkellers and divers, plus you’re not far from where the Gili fastboats anchor. The beachside restaurant is cute and the grounds compact but pretty. Staff approachable. Not a bad beachfront option. If full, consider neighbouring Beten Enjung or Ombak, both of which offer similar fare at similar rates.
Address: Eastern end of Jemeluk beach
T: F: (0813) 3772 8459
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º39'39.85" E, 8º20'18.9" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||400,000 rupiah||400,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||450,000 rupiah||450,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room||500,000 rupiah||500,000 rupiah|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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