Welcome to our beautiful island of Trawangan!
We are Lisa and Marco an Austro Italian couple, who decided in 2011, to make their dream come true and settle on this little piece of paradise.
If you are looking for a unique, cozy yet stylish island stay and want to get away from big anonymous resorts, this is the place for you.
Located in a tranquil part in the north of Gili T, surrounded by local warungs and a charming village, only 120 metres from the turquoise sea, we set up this stunning bungalow compound with 5 rooms only.
We are offering a typical lumbung style room, with lovely garden views for a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.
It is equipped with a super king size bed (2 x 2 metres), air condition, fan, safety box for your valuables,semi outdoor bathroom with lava stone tiles and natural materials, a large terrace with teak wood furniture, where you will be served a delicious breakfast of your choice.
We will happily provide you with our own dining and sightseeing tipps, help you find a dive or yoga course, cooking class , onward transport or whatever you may be interested in.
Sampai Jumpa ( See you soon) !!!
Just a few facts and infos for you to have a pleasant stay.
-Check in time starts at 1 pm - Check out is at 10 am
-Our breakfast will be served between 8 am and 10 am on your terrace
-Please don't use a hair dryer in your room, we don't have enough electricity for that and it will lead to an immediate
break down (power cut).
Please respect the "silence hours" between 10.30 pm and 8 am
-Kids under 2 years are free in the room. -Additional person after 2 pays 150 000 Rupiah
-In case of a key loss, you will be charged 100 000 Rupiah for replacement :)
no smoking inside the rooms please
This was our second stay at Rumah Cahaya, as we enjoyed it so much the first time, we decided to come back at the
end of our Indonesia trip. This time we stayed in one of the upper floor Lumbung rooms and totally loved it. The rooms
are spacious, airy, very clean and of course come with the huge 2x2 metre bed, best bed we slept on the whole trip.
The breakfast delicious as usual and the the staff very friendly. We can again highly recommend Rumah Cahaya, book early,
as they are always full.
These villas were somewhat overpriced for what they offered I.e no pool, very basic breakfast etc. Also very very noisy due to staff staying on site with friends and structure of buildings. Staff were very helpful tho and attempted to accommodate us as best they could.
Let's face it Gen, first time on airbnb, first time not opting for a hotel. You wanted something new, something tropical and something not expensive.
You booked Rumah Cahaya. Unfortunately you really missed your concrete walls once you found out that a thatched lumbung roof wasn't 100 percent sound proof. You missed your TV
and especially your swimming pool. All things we DO NOT offer and we do NOT CLAIM to offer. Even the " very basic" breakfast as you call it, where we serve eggs any style, banana pancakes, fruit platter, bread from the bakery, homemade jam and fresh fruit juice, made you miss your beloved buffet hotel breakfast even more. Well, next time, dear, you know better what accommodation to book, and good luck for finding these standards at a bargain rate if you call our standard at 32 euros/January overpriced.
+ room was clean
+ bed was very big
+ Staff was very friendly & helpful and did their best to feel comfortable
+ breakfast was good and quickly reserved
What could be better:
- Towls are not changed. We stayed 7 nights and the towels were only changed once when we asked for it
- There were 4 elektricity breakdowns and there ist no emergency generator so that the air condition doesn't work/wifi
- Evert morning at 4 am there is a prayer in town which you can hear and is very loud (even you wear earplugs)
- The way to the accommodation was very sorry and wet cause there were everywhere big puddels on the floor (in fact it was rainy season)
- There is no hot shower
- There is no real blanchet for the bed so that it get'a quite cold at night when the air condition is on (but without it is to warm...)
Rumah Cahaya is a great place to stay on Gili T. The location is perfect, everything is walking distance, but its not noisy. The 2 houses are beautiful and clean. The 2 girls were very helpful, breakfast was good and we got some useful tips for what to do on the island. A real recommendation! Also the communication with Lisa was very smooth and helpful.
We stayed 5 nights in Marco and Lisa's place and we really enjoyed it.
The bungalow has a very good standard (giant bed, AC, good bathroom etc) and it is pretty quite taking in consideration how close it is from the main area.
We arrived in Gili T in a very rainy and busy day. So it was very good to have such a comfortable place to stay.
We will miss the amazing banana pancakes for breakfast...
If you are thinking about going to Gili T ... Stay in Marco and Lisas place! :)
Overall, we absolutely loved our experience at Rumah Cahaya and would highly recommend it to anyone staying on Gili T.
Location: Perfectly tucked away off the main street so it is quite, with a local feel but still so easy to walk to and find at night.
Room: Was clean and cool, which was all we needed while staying on this beautiful island. The bathroom was outdoor, but that wasn't an issue unless it rained hard because some water would get on you while using the toilet - but that is all part of the experience!
Breakfast: Order the banana pancakes - the best we have ever had! And we loved eating them on the deck off our room.
Staff: Marco and Lisa were out of town but their staff was so friendly and helpful, we loved them! Also, they provided us a map with recommendations, which was extremely helpful when selecting which scuba dive shop to use and which beach club to go to.
I can't recommend Rumah Cahaya strongly enough! We absolutely loved out stay, the room was beautiful and very clean. Although Marco and Lisa were away for Christmas we were very well taken care of by the staff - the included breakfast is amazing and a really nice touch!
The location is fab, close walk to everything but far out enough for us to get some peace! We also really appreciated the detailed directions and the map of the best places in the island that M&L left us.
Stay here, you can't go wrong!
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We are an Austro(Lisa) Italian(Marco) couple living in Italy since 2002, working in seasonal jobs in the tourism industry.
When we are off, we are travelling the world , mostly asia, where you will find us in a lovely little guesthouse on the beautiful island of Trawangan, near Bali.
We love different cultures and hanging out with people from all over the world.