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Bale Sampan Bungalows

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Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very simple but clean and comfortable staff are awesome , thanks Rudi . I'm used to the hustle and bustle of Bali but Gilli T is just so relaxing . 😄😄😄 Location is great , right opposite the beach and far enough away from all the young folk partying . Their baguettes for lunch are yumo

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review Bale Sampan Bungalows & Café. All reviews are valuable to us and our staff. Our staff take a lot of pride in ensuring that our guests have and enjoyable stay with us. I will ensure that your comments are passed on to the staff. We hope that you come back and... More 

Paris
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly. The hotel has a good beach bar which is very cheap.The room was perfect, clean. Everything was perfect, highly recommended. Wifi in the bungalow is not the best. The size of the safe is not big enough.

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review Bale Sampan Bungalows & Café. Our staff at Bale Sampan do try to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable stay here. We are a small resort with a lot of character. Our rooms are regularly maintained to ensure that they remain a pleasant and comfortable place to be. Unfortunately the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on the delightful Gili Island of Trawangan from 4 April to 7 April 2015 – lovely snorkelling both close to shore and from enjoyable boat trips around the islands. We stayed at the Bale Sampan Bungalows which we felt were quite overpriced for what you get. The hot water system on our bungalow was broken from day 1,... More 

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

Bale Sampan always takes very seriously any comment that our staff have not lived up to their normal and much heralded reputation for excellent customer service. In attempting to get more details from the customer we have tried numerous times to contact them directly and get to the bottom of this to no avail. Unfortunately the customer has chosen not... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Gili T at the Bale Sampan for 3 nights. I chose this hotel in large part due to it's location. It has a great snorkeling beach right out front. We spent 3 days watching the fish and turtles (while we were dodging the boats coming in and out). They've got plenty of lounge chairs on the beach... More 

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review Bale Sampan Bungalows & Café. Bale Sampan is ideally positioned for snorkeling and for seeing turtles. As we are an island there are many boats coming in and out. However, the boats are being encouraged to use the designated harbor area instead of the public beach. The amount of boats coming... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Gorgeous place! Stand alone bungalows, with outside bathroom! Obviously covered for privacy. Lovely rooms. Made to order breakfast included, best breakfast I had in Asia. Opposite beach, private part of beach with sunbeds for bungalow guests. Nice pool in grounds. On main street but towards end so quiet but close to everything still. Cheap bikes to hire to cycle island.... More 

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review Bale Sampan Bungalows & Café. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. You comments are gratefully appreciated and I will ensure that I pass them on to our staff. Best Wishes, the Bale Sampan Team More 

Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Standard is pretty high compared to other Gili T accomodation. Place was 2 years old and everything worked perfectly. Location is beachfront to the main beach and close to the market/pier. Didn´t use the pool much, but small and clean. WIFI worked ok. Generator switched on during the customary power cut on the island. Staff was amazing! Try the banana-nutella... More 

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

Dear Pete_Maria, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back for another stay and a banana-nutella pancake soon! Very best wishes, All The Team at Bale Sampan More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The accomodation at Bale Sampan was great! Loved the outdoor bathroom area, quite the novelty when it rains! The staff were wonderful. They all remembered your name. Breakfast was to order, not buffet style. Gili T was just a great place to be all up

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

Dear Joolz1169, Thank you so much for taking the time to write of review of your stay with us. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, found our staff wonderful and enjoyed your breakfast made freshly to order. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Very best wishes The Bale Sampan Team More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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
81 helpful votes 81 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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