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Pondok Santi Estate

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Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so lucky to have found Pondok Santi! My husband and I were looking for somewhere that we could meet my 20 year old daughter and her friend who were travelling around SE Asia for four months. We certainly found the right place and stayed there for eight nights in June 2015! Beautiful surroundings in a coconut plantation with... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed there 3 nights and had great time. the everything is nice. except there no bar. island tripping by charter boat was incredible nice experience. huge grass gardens are keeping clean alway by friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The second you step foot on the Pondok Santi estate, you know you're staying somewhere special. The complex is simply stunning, with palm trees and hammocks dressing the open plane. On your right you see the 6 authentic bungalows which house the eager guests that keep this place busy during the high season. In the distance a lavish white stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got on our horse & cart when we arrived on Gili T and set off to find our accommodation - passing numerous resorts, hostels and villas along the way. We were in awe & actually vocalized 'WOW' when we stopped in front of Pondok Santi Estate. Pondok Santi lives up to its high reputation. There's currently 6 bungalows -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pondok Santi will be an incredible place to stay. But at the time of our visit the resort was still under conduction and so the facilities are very limited. For the price we paid, we were very disappointed. The good: - beautiful grounds and bungalows/cabins (a relief from the noise, crowds and litter on much of Gili T) - equally... More 

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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review .We are happy to hear you enjoyed the grounds, pool and beach area. Because Gili trawangan is a small island surrounded by a reef there will always be coral on the beaches. (On our web site we do recommend bringing reef shoes) We specifically built the pool to cover for the times when the... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was the best place we stayed on our indo trip. gili T is amazing and we did a lot of diving (all most everyday) and coming back to pondok was just amazing. you are close to all the fun but far enough away not to hear all the night life. All the staff are so friendly and helpful all... More 

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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Dear Esterban Thank you so much for your prompt review. It was great having you both with us ( and extending your stay twice made you very much feel like family! Good to hear you enjoyed returning to Pondok Santi after your busy days of diving. We look forward to your next visit when you can do total relax Thank... More 

Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I had been long planning an epic adventure for the summer of 2015. Gili Trawangan did not disappoint. However, the epicenter for our trip was our stay at the Pondok Santi Estate. Traveling with heavy bags down the crowded, dusty street..there it was…this beautiful oasis of coconut palms set back just far enough from all the activity..with... More 

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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Vicki, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you sharing your experience with other travellers. I was delighted to hear we were the epicentre of your holiday. You came such a long way to see us! It was a pleasure to have such enthusiastic guests here who enjoyed all we had to offer. It would be awesome if... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We found Pondok Santi by chance passing by on an evening stroll when we spotted the quite incredible grounds of Pondok Santi estate. Quite honestly the first impression was WOW - that place looks incredible. We were so inspired by the sense of tranquility and luxury quite beyond anything else we had seen on the island that my husband decided... More 

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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Nancy, Thank you very much for your prompt and well written review!…..How lucky were we that you were victims of the Volcano! So pleased you enjoyed your time at Pondok Santi so much. It is always great for us seeing families totally at home here and enjoying island life. We appreciated you sharing your experience with other travellers. Thank... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In my opinion the Pondok Santi Estate is by far the best hotel and location on Gili T. I stayed for 6 nights with my 18yr old. It is not always easy to find somewhere that will please us both - but Pondok Santi did! From the moment you arrive you are cocooned in an oasis of calm and tranquility,... More 

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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Rock Stars! Thank you for such a prompt descriptive review…it really put a smile on my face as you were the first person to mention our obsession with power points everywhere!( lots of nice offices!) and great that they were put to good use! It is always pleasing to hear guests sharing their holiday experience at Pondok Santi and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

After having spent time on both Air and Meno before going to Trawangan, we wanted somewhere just as peaceful to stay on the busier island and we found it. Pondok Santi is close enough to all the restaurants, bars, etc but far away enough to feel really secluded and peaceful - it also has its own private, beautiful beach for... More 

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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your descriptive and prompt review. You summed up Pondok Santi very well! We are glad you found Pondok Santi so appealing…especially your garden bathroom and shower .Yes we did have a great trip on the boat and nice to have you with us. We are looking forward to hearing from Gary also. Best wishes for... More 

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