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Gemma
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PostSubject: Trip Advisor   Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:58 pm

Mimpi Manis finally have thir first review on trip Advisor Very Happy

We would like to ask any previous guests who are members of Trip Advisors to please also post a review.

You can see the review here.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g297733-d1955345-r89704558-Mimpi_Manis_Homestay-Lombok_West_Nusa_Tenggara.html

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Did a 3 month S.E.A backpacking trip April-July this past year and I must say that Mimpi Manis was probably the best guesthouse we stayed at the whole trip. Made and the rest of the staff took great care of us. The food was amazing (Made goes fishing just about everday so you'll eat fish that was caught a few hours ago) and cheap (bout 1/10 of what you'd pay for that kind of fish in the US). The rooms are fairly basic but clean and cozy. Our room even had a TV with a dvd player where you choose from the 1000+ dvd selection they had... all for like $10 USD a night!

The only down-side (which isn't really much of a downside at all) is the location is a bit off of the main strip on Kuta Beach (1-2 km). That being said Kuta Beach itself is ugly in comparison to the other nearby beaches so you'll want to rent motorbikes anyways and explore the other beaches such as Mawan, Segar, etc. If your into sports, one good part about the location actually is that it is very close to a local soccer field with a volleyball net where I played with very friendly locals on many occasions. Great fun!

Lastly, if you're into fishing, Made also takes people out for a very resonable price... there were 4 of us and we paid like Rp 600000 total (60 USD)... We caught one pretty big Mahi Mahi and Made prepared a whole feast for us when we returned (included with the price). I'll never forget the ride back from where we went fishing to Mimpi Manis with this HUGE fish laying across my motorbike under my feet sticking out on both sides. The locals all seemed very impressed.

I HIGHLY recommend Mimpi Manis to anyone thinking about visiting Kuta, Lombok who is looking for a budget, safe, friendly place to stay!
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PostSubject: Re: Trip Advisor   Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:08 am

We now have another review on trip advisor - thanks to Nicki who has stayed with us a few times.

Great place, great food and even better service!

I stayed at Mimpi Manis in 2008/2009 two different times. It's a small, very comfortable guesthouse. They had 3 rooms at the time so it's very private and peacful. The rooms are simple but super clean with fans and televisions with dvd players. I believe they also have an a/c room but I stayed in a room with a fan and the temperature was very pleasant. The grounds are well kept with lots of flowers and tropical fruit trees. The price was around $8 USD when I was there, amazing value!
Made, Gemma and the staff are super friendly and full of advice on Lombok and everything there is to do there. Since I stayed almost 2 weeks total I spent alot of time hanging out and talking with them. They make you feel very at home, just like family. I even accompanied them to a ceremony at a Balinese temple and it was a great experience, no other tourists there.
There are bicycles and motorbikes for rent so you can explore on your own. The location is a few kilometers from the main part of the village but you get to see alot more local life that way.
Be sure to try the fried chicken and potato salad if it's still on the menu, delicious!



http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g297733-d1955345-r93080813-Mimpi_Manis_Homestay-Lombok_West_Nusa_Tenggara.html#REVIEWS
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PostSubject: Re: Trip Advisor   Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:33 pm

We are now on review number 6 on Trip Advisor - here are the latest reviews which I had not yet posted.


Our stay at Mimpi Manis was a definite highlight of our trip to Bali & Lombok.
The rooms are totally equipped for all of your needs, comfy beds, mosquito nets, fans/air-conditioning, own bathroom, TV/DVD, lockable safe and the list goes on! The place is totally secure and away from the main part of town, which I really liked.
The outside dining hut is a great place to relax, take in the beautiful view, read, eat & watch village life pass you by. The food was simple, cheap, fresh & delicious, the pancakes were the best I had on our whole trip, and the fish was fresh from the ocean, thanks to Made!
My partner & I hired scooters as Kuta, Lombok is uncrowded, friendly & easy to get around! We enjoyed surfing, fishing, eating, shopping, relaxing, massages (from Miss Ayou) & meeting the beautiful locals! There are many beaches to choose from and sights to explore.
We will definitely be back Surprised)



Kuta Lombok is an as yet undeveloped area.
Minmpi Manis is about 1.5Ks from Kuta the main tourist area.
You can walk or take a bike down to the beach area, it's lovely drive al a tree lined road.
Gemma and Made the owner/operators of Mimpi Manis Homestay are very welcoming and helpful. Myself and another guest were taken on tour, by Gemma of the area and all the best beaches. (They are all fantastic)
I usually ate breakfast on the porch of my room, which by the way was very clean and comfortable. It had a tv and dvd player. A selection of over 1,000 dvd's is available.
The innerspring bed was heaven, a gem when budget travelling. The sheets and covers were crispy clean. There is a saftey box in each room, which can hold quite a lot including a netbook/small laptop and a large camera.
For an authentic experience I would and have recommended Minmpi Manis to my friends.



“A true home away from home - safe, clean rooms; friendly and informative hosts.”
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: 7 Mar 2011

My mother, Wendy and I stayed at Mimpi Manis for 3 days last month, and we have great vivid memories from those 3 days - comfortable clean rooms, (spring mattresses), chatting and sharing experiences with friendly hosts and guests, nice meals and a wonderful 1 day tour where Made guided us to two fantastic waterfalls (do bring your swimming gear so you can stand under the cool hard natural jets of water), the best (in our opinion) walking beach, Selong Blank and a really nice swimming beach (sorry Made, I forgot the name of that one). Gemma gave us a mini tour of all the beaches in the area (I think that Tanjang area is the best) - all on the house. Truely wonderful hospitality.



I would also recommend that you stop in Praya, half way from the airport to buy fresh local fruit and have a nice Nasi Campur and Satay - all at local prices. If you like avocados, Gemma and Made will blend these for you at Mimpi Manis free of charge - and there is nothing nicer.

Gemma, Made - thank you so much for a great stay - needless to say, we will be back, before the development hits in a couple of years. Made, I'm polishing my chess skills for next time.



“Mimpi Manis is home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars
Date of review: 2 Feb 2011

We originally booked Mimpi Manis for 3 nights but extended it to 5 because we loved Kuta & our place. Gemma & Made are wonderful hosts. Our room was clean & they have an amazing DVD collection for their guests. On the last day we took a fish trip, which they offer, which was amazing. We caught a dozen fish & Gemma & Made cooked it for us. It was delicious. I would def. Recommend Mimpi Manis to all my friends. Oh, and they have the cutest son. His name is Martin.
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PostSubject: Re: Trip Advisor   Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:29 am

Another Great review on Trip Advisor.

“best accommodation in Kuta, Lombok”

5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Apr 26, 2011 - New

I stayed at Mimpi Manis Homestay for the first time in 2006. I spent almost 6 weeks in Kuta, Lombok during my 4 month holiday in Indonesia. I stayed at MMH the entire time I was in Kuta. I just went back again for a few days in April 2011 and again stayed at MMH. The rooms are still clean and bright and the breakfast is delicious. The location is a short drive from the beach which is nice because you get to see glimpses of Sasak lifestyle while driving around. It's also quiet and away from the souvenir sellers. The owners can take care of all your travel details as well. I always rent a motorbike from them and have them arrange airport transfers. The room prices are very reasonable for the quality of the homestay and all other activities and transport options are competitively priced. I have become good friends with the owners from my extended stay at MMH and highly recommend them to any travelers visiting the Kuta, Lombok area.

* Reviewer ratings for this hotel:
o 5 of 5 stars Value
o 5 of 5 stars Rooms
o 4 of 5 stars Location
o 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
o 5 of 5 stars Service
o 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality

* Date of stay: April 2011
* Visit was for: Leisure
* Solo Traveler
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PostSubject: Re: Trip Advisor   Thu May 12, 2011 8:36 am

No new reviews on Trip Advisor but Mimpi Manis is now up to #3 B&B of 37 in Lombok Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Trip Advisor   Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:54 am

Thank you to Liz & Mitch from UK who stayed with us last week and have already taken the time to post a review on Trip Advisor!

“Friendly and helpful hosts. Great value rooms.”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 August 2011 NEW

English Gemma and her Indonesian husband Made are extremely welcoming. Everyone is given an introductory tour of the beautiful local beaches by Made, who also provides a free pick up service to and from the town up until 8pm. However, it is possible to walk, which will take about 20 mins. The 2 rooms are simple, yet very clean and there are chairs outside on a small balcony overlooking the garden. There is also a larger house to rent which appeared larger and had an upstairs terrace with furniture to lay on. 1000 dvds to choose from to play in your room. Two dogs (quiet) and two cats (all friendly) share the house with Gemma and Made as well as their young son. Trips, motorbikes etc can all be organised through Made and Gemma. Thoroughly recommended. High season price was 150,000 INR
Room Tip: The house appeared bigger than the rooms and was not a lot more expensive
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* Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
o 5 of 5 stars Value
o 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
o 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
o 5 of 5 stars Service



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