Great hotel along the main strip
Posted Mar 24, 2017
Although Vila Ombak was a pricier option for Gili T, we were pleased with our 5 night stay. You have similar amenities to an all-inclusive resort (breakfast buffet, lounge chairs around the pools, towel service, pool bars), and it is close enough to the hustle and bustle of the main strip, while also being far enough away that you can separate yourself if you feel the need to. The pool bar food and drinks were somewhat reasonably priced, and they offered happy hour from 4-7 where cocktails were buy one get one free. We stayed in a Lumbung hut and it was great. The only downfall I would say is the ladder/stair situation to the bathroom, as it gets a bit old after a while having to climb up/down every time you need to access the sink/toilet/shower/drying rack. The air conditioning worked well--we did have to reset it a few times but once we hit the reset button it was all good. The spa was overpriced compared to all of the other spas on Gili T, and the experience wasn't amazing, so I would recommend trying out a different spa if you feel so inclined. Also the pricing for snorkeling through the hotel company was outrageous as they wanted you to rent an entire boat for the day. The snorkeling tours in town were great and very cheap.
The hotel was undergoing some renovations which didn't interfere with our stay. It would have been great to have a gym at the resort.