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Bale Sampan Bungalows

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Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spacious, clean bungalows that are beach front. My husband and I have been going to the Gili islands for years and this is always our first choice on where to stay. Bale Sampan is one of the few bungalows that still has beachfront on the busy side of the island and they provide beach loungers and tables for the guests... More 

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BaleSampanBungalows, General Manager at Bale Sampan Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Linds_Jo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We always love having you guys to stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Very best wishes, Rudy and all the Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt this hotel could use some improvements for the price you pay. Our bungalow needed some TLC. It appeared clean on the surface but on closer inspection there was grime build up in corners and areas that weren't immediately visible. The toilet ran about 90% of the time so it being an outdoor bathroom was a good thing, given... More 

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BaleSampanBungalows, General Manager at Bale Sampan Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Whinnie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are glad that you slept well and enjoyed the breakfast. We are sorry that you felt our bungalows were lacking TLC (tender loving care). Please rest assured, this is certainly not the case. In fact, all of our rooms have been completely... More 

Calgary
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The room matched the description and for the price, exceeded my expectations. The room (half of a duplex with garden view) was large and clean. The included breakfast was prepared when ordered (none of that mediocre buffet style) and a lunch baguette was quite good. This location as with all other hotels on the east side was across the road... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This review is a little bit different in as much as we have not been there yet but the assistance we have received from Tina at the Bale Sampan hotel/resort has been first class. We were not aware of the difficulty to get from Denpasar to Gili T given that the boats do not provide that service in the afternoon,... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Pros: - Walking distance to everything! Bars, restaurants, spas, bike hire, snorkel hire, shops and a great snorkel spot is literally across the road from the hotel, we saw turtles and loads of tropical fish. Another advantage is that there is private section of beach reserved for guests only which also has sunbeds and deck chairs. All along the strip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We loved Bale Sampan so much we decided to add an extra night to our stay while we were there. The staff were super helpful with this and were absolutely amazing the whole stay, super friendly and made the experience all that much better. The pool is really nice, out the front of the hotel so you can see the... More 

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BaleSampanBungalows, General Manager at Bale Sampan Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn C. Thank you very much for your kind words they are much appreciated by the Bale Sampan Team. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, we do make every effort to ensure that guests enjoy their stay with us. It is comments like yours that keep the team motivated and keen to help. We... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed 5 nights at Bale Sampan on our honeymoon and would recommend staying here to anyone. Location is perfect, just away from the noise of rowdy nightlife but close enough to walk to the main strip for most of the restaurants, night market and bars. We saw a turtle whilst snorkelling just off the beach, which is immaculate. Our... More 

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BaleSampanBungalows, General Manager at Bale Sampan Bungalows, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bale Sampan Bungalows. It is great to hear such positive things. The staff put a lot of hard work and pride into making Bale Sampan what it is. They are always try and assist guests wherever possible. More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Bale Sampan. There was absolutely nothing to fault, with lovely friendly staff, great breakfast choice, beautiful rooms and amazing setting. The pool was great and a little private beach opposite made our stay wonderful. We really didn't want to leave after our amazing four day stay!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I stayed for 2 nights with my friend for a short week end escape. We got a problem with the booking date due to our flight change, but the management was very helpful and we managed to change the right date without much problem. The hotel area was small but decent, neat and peaceful. It is a bit far from... More 

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BaleSampanBungalows, General Manager at Bale Sampan Bungalows, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us. Bale Sampan is a small business. Due to this we are able to offer our guests a friendly and helpful service. The rooms are thoroughly cleaned everyday. However i will let them know your comments about the floor. More 

Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Staff are very friendly. Well located in the island, a little bit far away from the confusion of the centre and the bars. The rooms are very nice and clean. The breakfast is really good. The beach in front is top. You can swim with turtles and a good spot for snorkelling

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