Gaspar was a lot of help with everything ! He has two little girls who are adorable and his wife is super sweet too. The place itself is cute and cosy. We had booked three rooms and we got free bikes with them which were great.
The rooms and bathrooms are decent. One of the rooms smelled a little and the Aircons took quite some time to cool the rooms. These were the only downfalls. But since we barely stayed in the rooms, we didn't really care for it much. The breakfast is good and the location is also not bad.
All in all a decent stay !
walking distance from the night market, the beach and the jetty, free good condition bikes for guest, amazing pancakes for breakfast. we wanted some privacy at night time so the place is perfect cause there was no disturbance from the noisy beachside night parties. the room is big, comfortable, clean, with hot shower too. and the owner and staffs are friendly. will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy gili trawangan.
Everything on our stay was great, from the booking to the check out. Gaspar was great during the booking process, very informative, and helpful. Gave us a map to get to the place and also an e-book of the thinks to do, where to eat, what to visit once in the Gili T. The girls were wonderful too (sorry I didn't catch her names - I'm really bad remembering different names), very attentive and caring. We were in a honeymoon and they left us beautiful flower decorations on the sitting area and on the bed with a happy honeymoon note. Price is also a good incentive. I would definitely recommend.
The cottages was really nice and clean. Extra plus from the free water. Great location and really good service. The staff was really nice and the breakfast tasted good. I would go there anytime again.
Firstly, if you are considering taking a trip to Gili Trawangan, do not think twice! It was the most amazing place and for someone who has visited mainland Bali 7 times prior, Gili was absolutely picturesque and stunning.
Staying at Mandalika was daunting as a solo young female traveller but the host, Guillaume, was a Godsent! A French man who now lives on the island is an abundance of knowledge and is always more than happy to help you out.
The attraction to Mandalika was obviously the cheap rate and the inclusion of a bike (as there are no cars etc on the island). Having a bike was probably necessary given it is a 5/6 minute ride to the main road, but its a very 'local' fun ride which I loved. It's also nice being away from the hustle and bustle of the island especially the loud nightclubs. .
The room itself was great - the bed is massive, the bathroom is clean and there is an aircon! Also loved the little additions such as the beach bag and umbrella.
My trip was only 3 days but on the last night my bag was stolen with my phone, money room key etc in it (travelling tip #1, don't leave your bag on the beach at 2.30am because locals WILL steal it!). I was absolutely devastated but Guillaume let me into my room very early on my return (3.30AM!!) without a fuss and was great to deal with when discussing replacement of the keys.
Next year I'll be taking a few family members to Gili and will definitely be staying at Mandalika again!
Thank you so much for your help Guillaume, see you soon!