We stayed at turtle beach hotel in February. Upon arrival we were greeted with a delicious welcome drink by smiling, helpful and friendly staff. Lovely traditional wooden room, outdoor tropical bathroom. We really enjoyed our breakfast on the beach after seeing the sunrise and mountain view just before - this was the highlight of our trip! Very good value for money, when you consider the location and the facilities on offer!
Turtle Beach Hotel in Gili Air is a lovely little beachside hotel on the east side of Gili Air. About a 20 minute walk from the port. You can wheel your suitcases there but it is a bit of a hike. Horse and cart for around $15 AUD probably better. With great snorkelling directly opposite and lots of bars and cafes extremely close to town it’s well located and a little gem. Bikes and snorkelling gear can be hired next door and the island can be easily rode around in about an hour. Set in beautiful traditional gardens, the rooms are wood filled bungalows with mosquito nets and outside showers which are quite novel. Lovely and quiet with excellent air conditioning and a good size fridge / freezer. Staff are lovely and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is a basic set course of a tasty Mie Goreng, Nasi Goreng or eggs with fruit, fruit juice, tea or coffee. Look some TLC is probably needed to bring a few negative aspects up to scratch ... the pebble finish in the shower was incomplete, the toilet didn’t flush well at all and the room was very dark. So this may not suit some but most places in Gili Air are still a work in progress since the earth quake. Sensor lights made walking back at night feel really safe though. But look overall, great value at around $60 AUD per night. I’d come back again.…
Stayed during the holidays: December 2019-January 2020. Amazing value! Very comfortable and clean stay. Daily breakfast by the beach was wonderful. Pool was great. Staff was kind and helpful. Just a really great stay for the price!!
The lighting in the room was incredibly poor, it was fit with a bare open fluorescent white bulb .. some of them were not even working and we could hardly find our things as it was super dark. Water was slightly salty in the shower but perhaps this is true of most Gili Air accommodations. Location was decent with some nice beaches nearby.
The island has so much character and so does this hotel. It is lovely and clean, big bathroom, big bed, lovely pool and all about 5 steps from the beach where the water is crystal clear and the snorkelling is beautiful. It’s a stone’s throw from local bars and restaurants and walking distance from the harbour....your couldn’t ask for any more. The staff at the hotel are really friendly and always happy to help....a special mention to Juan who was always extra happy to lend a hand and even helped us arrange a tour on the next part of our trip. 10/10