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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 6 nights in May. Loved the place. Food was fresh & really good. Great service in the cafe or on the beach. Great location. No noise from the bars but close enough to walk everywhere. Lovely friendly staff. Will definitely come back.

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I (15yrs 20 yrs and 24 yrs) plus my parents stayed at the Bale Sampan for 5 nights from 5 th of June. The complex was perfect for our needs, comfortable rooms, nice breakfast, nice pool and a very nice beach area directly out the front with lounges for guest use. The owners Terry and Tina were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Bale Sampan does offer a friendly, family atmosphere and it wouldn’t be what it is without the entire Bale Sampan Team that all pull together to ensure that the guests needs are catered for. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and do look forward to you... More 

Hemsedal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So happy we chose to stay at Bale Sampan. The location is perfect!! It's right on the main beach with private beach access and comfy sun beds. Close to everything you need like restaurants, shops and bars but you still get a good nights sleep as you don't get disturbed from loud clubs etc. You can hear the mosque at... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. These reviews are very important to us and our staff. We do try and make sure that our guests have a comfortable stay with us and we spend time ensuring that the menu has enough choice to cater for everybody’s needs. We try and keep on top of the maintenance... More 

Perth western australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just come back from Bale Sampan and loved every minute of it.From the start of contact to book the hotel,everything has been professionally dealt with.They organised for our transfers from Lombok to the island on the fast boat which dropped us right on the beach in front of the hotel.Our rooms were not ready on arrival so we... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. I will ensure to pass this on to the staff. They do appreciate getting feedback especially when it is so nice The staff work very hard to ensure that each and every guest has a memorable stay and it is nice when their efforts are recognized. It is an ongoing effort to ensure that... More 

sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time to Gili Trawangan and we were impressed. The Bale Sampan Bungalows were very nice, the manager Rudy, was extremely helpful and polite. The bungalows are probably on the more economic side of the spectrum but very very nice. Individual rooms with no common walls, so no noise issues. Only 12 bungalows so on the intimate scale of... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Customers reviews are very important to us. We are a small, intimate establishment, with a lot of charm. Many of our staff have been with us since we opened and they all strive to ensure that each guest has an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to you coming back to visit us again... More 

Wellington, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are wonderful and friendly and have really made our stay memorable and enjoyable. We stayed in a pool view room and was great to just walk out to the pool. Breakfasts yummy and some good variety. The best snorkeling on the island is right in front with lots of fish to see. A nice spot not too busy or... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Customers reviews are very important to us. We are a small, intimate establishment, with a lot of charm. Many of our staff have been with us since we opened and they all strive to ensure that each guest has an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to you coming back to visit us again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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 

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