My partner and I just spent 3 nights at Ke Rensia after a recommendation by a friend and we couldn’t have been happier with our stay! Alfret, Linda & Kamile gave us such a warm welcome and outlined the best spots to eat, drink, snorkel and chill on the island which really helped when there were so many options. The room was perfectly clean and maintained throughout our stay and every staff member we bumped into was super friendly. The bikes were the best that we’d had on all the Gili islands and the breakfasts were delicious. Couldn’t speak more highly of this little treasure, we’ll definitely be back and will be encouraging all our friends to stay too!
We had excellent service from Ben (one of two owners) in pre-planning. Ben put us in touch with a service in Padangbai that helped us to navigate the process of getting to and from Gili Air. We arrived just after midday and took a short horse & cart ride to Ke Rensia. Arrival - Upon arrival we were met by all the staff who greeting is with warm smiles and a cold drink. We were also met by Kamile (the other co-owner), who personally walked us to our villa. The villa - was very clean, bright and modern, with plenty of Indonesian charm. The pool was larger than we expected and room was well appointed. The real surprise was the outdoor washroom. It was very private, but we both felt open and relaxed. Gili Air can get quite hot, but the Villas are well positioned with good canopy cover, high walls and a private pool, all of which help to keep the temperature lower. Location - Ke Rensia is located in the middle of the island. Nothing is more than a 20 minute walk away. But Ke Rensia provides you with your own private bike. We peddled all around the island during the day and walked the streets at night. For location you can't beat this spot. Things to do - Ben offered plenty of ideas to keep us both busy. By far the best piece of advice offered from Ke Rensia was the cooking school located across the street from the ferry wharf. We went to the school one evening and had a fantastic time with a few other travelers learning to make local dishes. Something to look out for - WE both got very bad sunburn on the second day. I had mentioned to the front desk that we were not doing too well and within 5 minutes someone turned up with a fresh Aloe Vera plant for us to use on the burnt areas. Time of Year - We stayed at the beginning of the low season - Late November - Early December. This was the prefect time for us. Very few tourists were present, so there was plenty of space to really stretch out and explore the island. Final score - Ke Rensia was one of the nicest places we have stayed. The Villas were fantastic and the Staff were so friendly and eager to help in any way. Ben and Kamile have really build a solid team. I would highly recommend staying here if you ever make it to Gili Air.…
We absolutely loved our stay here! The staff are all incredibly friendly but also respect your privacy. Our favorite part was the breakfast that’s delivered to your villa each morning with amazing vegan options—we loved the homemade beans on toast and coconut oat pancakes with fresh strawberries. The private plunge pool was decadent and insanely refreshing after a long day of travel. Also walking distance to great vegan food—musa cafe and fire& flowers. Loved the bikes they provide free of cost. Since there are only a few villas your room gets cleaned right away and the service and attention to you are spectacular. We’ve traveled all over Southeast Asia and this place is hands down one of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed!
Located in the middle of the Island we feel lucky to have found Ke Rensia with private pool villas. Complete relaxation. You dont need to leave your villa apart from dinner. If you have luggage you will need the pony from the harbour which seems relatively expensive at 150000 Rupiah for a 5 minute trip, but thats the way it works and it keeps money moving. Would recommend staying here. Linda (manager) and other staff really helpful.
We had a wonderful time! It's like a small paradise in a small island. The service, the staff, the breakfast, the pool, the shower in the nature, the atmosphere - you feel very welcome. Kids enjoyed it a lot and didn't want to leave!