About This Listing
Located in the paradise island of Gili Meno, maoMeno is a place for relaxation, Yoga, art and any Life affirming activities. Whether you want to rent a family house with kitchen, just a simple island hut, organize an event or join us for daily yoga classes, maoMeno provides all this.
This two-story house is over 70 years old. We rebuilt it in maoMeno adapting it to our vision. The master bedroom is located on the top floor. Whitewashed walls, smooth lines and natural light enhance the peaceful quality of this house. Its spacious veranda is perfect to enjoy magic sunsets over the green fields, practice yoga or hang upside down with our yoga swings.
On the ground floor we have included a multi purpose studio with space for sleeping two more guests. This creative space includes a unique solid wooden table.
Hot/cold fresh water (shipped from neighboring island of Lombok) is provided. Breakfast for two is also included.
Our guest services include a juice bar (raw food options and traditional indonesian dishes), daily yoga classes, holistic therapies (massage, cranio-sacral therapy, detox plans), internet access, bicycles, snorkeling equipment, local fishing boat for rent and more...
There are no special rules in maoMeno, other than a mutual respect for each other. This includes our beautiful, unspoiled surrounding nature.
We had a hard time finding this place on foot (follow the white cocos) but apart from that we really loved it. The house is really open and airy and there is a fan for the evening. Breakfast is yummy and we love the secluded location. We did have a power cut due to a storm but not much that can be done about that. Oh and there are cats and cute kittens :)
AVOID THIS PLACE. This was our first truly negative airbnb experience. Please only stay at maomeno resort if you would like to experience the following: SHOWER - the water only lasted about 15 seconds before cutting out. After waiting for another 45 seconds there was another burst of water but it only lasted for about 10 seconds, then no more water. Ended up wiping the soap off with a sponge. Also, the open-roof shower concept is fine except that the neighbouring guests could see in the top of ours from the second story of their house. CATS - you will be sharing the resort with several cats who enter and leave your room/house as they please, and there is no way to shut them out. Not suitable for anyone allergic to cats, as my wife is. I also copped several flea bites as a result. WELCOME/ORIENTATION - there was none. Ten minutes after our arrival we finally found a staff member to help us, who simply walked us to our room and then quickly took off. Nothing was explained about the facilities, nor was there any obvious office where you could locate staff to ask questions, or guest manual. PRIVACY - the villas are located very close together and because they are so open you can readily see into your neighbours' houses. Not private at all. MOSQUITOES - our house was filled with mosquitoes upon arrival, including inside the already-lowered mosquito net on the bed. This might be less of a problem in the dry season? BREAKFAST - with the expensive price tag we were shocked to discover that breakfast cost extra. After reading previous reviews we asked to try the muesli but were told it was not available. So i asked for eggs with basil (one of the other four options on the limited menu) but was told that basil was not currently available. That's fine I said, I'll just have the eggs without basil. What I was served was 3 half-slices of toast with butter and honey (and no eggs in sight). PRICE - we could have lived with most of the above complaints if we had been paying about half of what this place was charging. But we were paying $140 a night, which is about the same as the nicest hotels on Gili Meno. Just without any of the benefits. FINAL WORD - I am not usually one to complain (you can check out my other airbnb reviews for confirmation of this) but this place really is a rip-off. We booked four nights but only ended up staying for one (with no refund) and booked a second hotel for the remaining nights - we just couldn't bear the thought of another night with the cats, mosquitoes and no showers. The only redeeming feature was the architecture of the villas - which looked great - but this was not nearly enough to offset its long list of flaws. Avoid at all costs.
Lovely house very spacious (however extremely overpriced especially when compared to other accomodation on the island) but the resort was not as described on the site at all. There was no smoothie bar (they simply said that they didn't do smoothies), there were no 'alternative therapies', Yoga was lovely but costs extra (even after paying $140 for a room), and despite asking several times we were not given new towels throughout our 4 day stay.
We also did not feel particularly welcomed by the staff, and were only given a brief rundown of the island by Kike. Thank goodness we brought our head torches, otherwise we could of got very lost on our way home through the cow paddock at night!
Overall, the place has a lot of potential but unfortunately is lacking in more ways than one.
Mao meno resort , le propriétaire très agréable , le resort un peu éloigné de la superbe plage de gilli meno ( 10 minutes ) site Mao meno est très bien si vous rechercher le silence ! Par contre je dois dire que j 'ai été très surprise que à ce prix , Mao meno n 'offre aucun service , pas de changement de serviettes , pas personne qui passe le balai dans la maison ....et salle de bain et personne qui prend soin de votre lit ...après 4 jours à Mao meno à 143$ us , nous pensons que ce service serai adéquat !! Surtout que nous sommes en vacances et nous avions le goût de se sentir bien et propre !
Étant des habitations qui a sont pas mal ouvert alors ...la nature est là ...feuilles , sable , grosses fourmis de feu dans la douche et sur la rampe d escalier " ........!!
Au déjeuner , nous aurions aimé avoir autre chose que des œufs ...car il y a au menu , mais il n 'y avait rien de dispo !
Je crois que Mao meno peux - être un bon choix mais malheureusement le resort manque d entretien et d ' amour !
Finalement si le standard du resort est cela alors le prix est trop haut !! Nous avons passé un mois et demi à Bali et toujours dans ce barème de prix et c est la seule fois que je peux faire ces commentaires !
We had a nice time at maomeno. Our house was very big, cosy, beautiful, really well designed, very natural (bamboo, wood, natural textures) with nice decor, the bedroom was spacious and the bed very comfortable. It's located inland so the it's calm and peaceful, we could really enjoy the tranquillity of the island (although the way to maomeno is not very pretty). Kike gave us a map and recommended some places to go, but he was rather absent as a host.The place had some disadvantages though: there was no water most of the times and one night there was no electricity and as Kike doesn't have a generator it was really uncomfortable to be unable to take a shower in the morning (or whenever we wanted...) or read in the evening (there where no candles either). The shower, open air and charming, but totally packed with big red ants. The bathrooom and our room wasn't cleand once. And finally the breakfast was rather modest. I'm not a picky person so I would accept all the inconveniences if the price was half of what we paid because for this amount of money you get a one of the best hotels with an exellent service, water and electricity. So the place is definitely overpriced.
Overall we had a nice experience at maoMeno. However, the cats around the bungalows and in the common area were very annoying.
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About the Host, Kike
Hi, my name is Kike, I was born in Spain. Lived part of my childhood in Morrocco, which certainly inspired me to look further on through the different paths in Life.
My girlfriend and me are currently living in Gili Meno, a paradise island, just one and a half hours from Bali (Indonesia). We have built a spacious village resort, specialized in yoga retreats and other life-celebrating activities,.
Before starting to build this place (2 years ago) I had the opportunity to travel around this beautiful world. To name some, Santa Teresa (Brasil), Byron Bay (Australia), Essaouria (Morrocco), Raja Empat (Indonesia)....Gili Meno...great places!
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