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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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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
80 helpful votes 80 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
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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