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Gili Air, 83352 Gili Air, Indonesia
17 August 2015
9 August 2015
눉This place does bad business. We booked the standard air con room on Bookings. When we arrived, the only room available was the shack above the kitchen. No apologies made. More of a take it or leave it with option to upgrade when another room comes available the next day. I'm of the impression this is regular business to maximize capacity as I saw this done to another patron as well. We were asked to pay in advance and as the Gilies book up fast and because I'm traveling with child, I felt obliged to pay up lest we have no place to go. After scoping around for a bit, finding no vacancy, we decided to pay for three days. Not long after, perhaps 2 hours, we came upon our ideal place right on the beach, with vacancy for the 3 nights. He would not reimburse us. And so we spent our first night in paradise in a chicken shack. There's got to be a song in that. Moreover, this is the first time in my travels whereby the staff overcharge on services and skim off the top. Darah will sell you a snorkelling trip for 150 000 when the outfit price just steps down the road is 100 000. He charges 50k for bikes when price on the street is 40k. Horse and carriage, 150k when the carriage drivers themselves charge 100k. I could go on and on as I made it my personal charge to ask the price of this or that and write this review. This guy is programmed to add a few thousand which he pockets for himself. I'm not sure if this is normal for Lombok, but it sure isn't for Bali. Beware. He'll come across as friendly, but preys on unknowing travellers.
눇The room that we booked was fine, once we moved into it.
9 August 2015
눉-wifi -the room could be cleaned during the stay -breakfast
눇- nice staff -room -quiet -close enough to restaurants
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