Great place to completely relax and heal your body and soul. Get away from noisy city life ,escape to the nature. Best place to get back your peaceful mind and appreciation.
The reservation was canceled 97 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 46 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I never had to write a negative review about any Airbnb place and we have used almost 50 of these in the past. We travel more than 260 days a year. I would like to write the positives first. As a lot of people mentioned here, the staff are very friendly like all the other islanders. Aki himself is a pleasant personality. However, I am supposed to review the place not the personalities associated with it alone. To begin with no environmentally conscious individual should ever visit any of the Gili Islands. But that is yet a different battle which I will start soon in the internet big time. Aki's contribution to the environmental disaster of an island where there is no potable water is enormous. He is building two concrete monstrosities on two sides of the "eco bungalows". The constant noise all day long along with all the garbage being flown to the ocean (I have photos of it) was simply repulsive. The bungalows were dumps. This is "Paradise Lost, Killed, found Dead to float on the water". Our private bathroom was so filled with moss and mold that I had to take Aki to show it to him and explain how to clean it. Although it got done, it was still a disgusting place. One evening while I was taking a shower, water stopped. They forgot to turn the pump on. Next night after using a toilet I found out there was no water. Hand sanitizer time. Never in our life we felt so dirty for 3 days, not even in the Gobi desert of Mongolia last Fall. Wifi is a joke. Food was over priced, however, it should be considering there is no potable water. Staff was wonderfully accommodating about everything but even then it was not worth it for anything at all. Read the Trip Advisor reviews before booking it. As one person said it there "The people who write positive reviews of Gili Islands are in desperate need of a good therapy and a shower". I will add to it that they also need CT scan of their brain and a good education about Marine Life. The ocean is DEAD. There are no marine birds whatsoever to give you some signals.
The beach in front of Amber House was very beautiful. Great place on the island. The bungalow itself was old and low-standard but if you pay a low price you can't expect a villa. The "bathroom" is very very basic - there is no "normal" sink eg. Don't forget that there is only salt water in the bungalow. The construction works were not a problem for me as they do not use very loud machines. Construction worker are passing by the beach often.
The staff was very very friendly and willing to help at any time!
It was great time in Amber House! Perfect atmosphere for relaxation! Very clean area, magic ocean view, cozy and clean room, very good tasty of food, very friendly staff! we had super holiday! Big thank you, guys!!!
Beautiful place on Gili Meno, it really felt like a paradise to us.. The staff is really nice and also very helpfull. The bungalows are sufficient and the view is amazing.. Also the best spot for snorkling is directly in front of the bungalows so the perfect place..
Unfortunately if you dont want to hear construction noice all day, like us, you should think about another place. When the construction next door will be finished we believe it is the best place on the island! (About the construction the staff is really honest so just ask)
Although having read all the positive reviews on Amber House… we disagree.
We booked three nights in advance because it seemed to be a very good deal and because we were afraid of not finding accommodation in Gili Meno the 1st of January.
Summing up: we left 2 hours after our arrival.
The location is really nice, but the first we felt when we stepped into the bungalow was the stink coming from somewhere (the toilet outside the bedroom). After taking a cold shower (no hot water at all) and trying to rest in the uncomfy mattress we decided to look for another place to spend our holidays.
We know the price was very low, but we also wanted to enjoy and relax after working hard all year long…
It was an excellent time, a great place, great staff and also awesome food! I will recommend this place to everybody!! thank you a lot for everything, oh! and sorry about the key... I forgot to give it back :-/... I'll try to give it back next time! :D best regards to all of you!!
Nice, relaxing stay on Gili Meno. They had snorkels available for rent and a bar/restaurant where you can order food. The guys working there are pretty nice. Try talking with them in Bahasa Indonesia if you can! The bungalows are right next to the beach, which is nice. No AC, just a fan, but it wasn't too hot. Overall, a pretty good experience. Thanks!
AMBER AND HER DAUGHTER WERE GREAT PEOPLE. VERY OPEN AND KIND. I AM HAPPY TO HAVE KNOWN THEM AND WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO MEET THEM :)
Great place to complately relax and heal your body and soul. Get away from noisy city life ,escape to the nature. Best place to get back your peacful mind and priciasion.