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Pondok Santi Estate

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Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Pondok Santi for 2 nights in the beginning of our Asia trip. The place was everything we had hoped for. Small, very familiar setting with every employee seeking to make your stay perfect. Everything is easy, there is no pretending and in combination with this beautiful and relaxed island you can really forget the world around you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful piece of paradise on Gili Trawangan. So quiet, peaceful and spacious, quite a contrast to the remainder of the Harbour side of the island ! Nothing was too much trouble for the amazing staff at Pondok Santi. Beautiful bungalows so well appointed with amazing outdoor bathrooms. Never felt so relaxed and looked after. Thanks to all at... More 

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

Hello Peter, Thank you for your prompt reply. I was great to have you and your friends stay together here. It is a pleasure for us to look after such a happy relaxed group of friends! So happy you have enjoyed your second experience on Gili T. Yes it was a fun boat trip we all had and glad you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four days whilst visiting Gilli Trawangan. We could not of picked a better place to stay on GT!.... GOOD stuff first: From the moment we turned up we felt immediatly relaxed and welcomed! The large grounds totally sets this accomodation aside from the rest! The pool (recently built) is absolutely beautiful, the layout & the water... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot to us to get feed back from guests. Great to hear you loved the bungalows and bathrooms so much. And you were very correct about the beach. It is beautiful but reef shoes or swimming in your flip flops is a good idea. Thats what... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The setting is picture perfect, the hospitality exceptional and the experience will leave you spoiled.I often choose to stay in small boutique resorts as it often provides the space to get away from the crowds. Pondok Santi is overly generous with that! When you walk into the estate, you feel you've entered a sanctuary with all that space. The grounds... More 

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

Hello Little Nomad, Thank you so much for your review. Sharing your experience with other travellers is something we really appreciate. And having you both with us was our pleasure…you were so friendly and fun you will be rememberd by us all. And thank you for taking the adverse conditions during Cyclone Lam all in your stride. It was a... More 

San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It is fairly rare that you find a property that actually looks better in real life than it does in promotional photos, but that was the case for our visit. We did not know exactly what to expect when we booked online, since "bungalow" can mean VERY different things in different parts of the world, yes? But how many bungalows... More 

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Georgie1903, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Drew, Thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience with other travellers. ( As I write this I am watching the staff member yet again hand scrubbing the white paths! Glad you appreciate his effort. We have a tree near the path where the birds eat the berries then drop their " doings" on the path…..it... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I and two of our close friends stayed at the Pondik Santi between Christmas and New Year. The location and the grounds on the estate are fabulous. The staff were very friendly and helpful on arrival. Unfortunately for our AUD $450 per night it was very disappointing. Firstly the rooms were small and we had no where... More 

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Georgie1903, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Joanne, Thank you for compliments and comments. . I have taken on board what you mentioned. I hope you found the wicker baskets on shelf to unpack into. Maybe we can add a 4th one in there to give more "drawer space". And maybe show guests on arrival there is a shelf above mini bar fridge and maybe we... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Bungalow opens up to the outdoor bathroom was amazing and almost felt wasted, its such a nice area you’ll want to spend time out there. When you are in the shower you will be mesmerized by the open sky and the massive coconut trees that dominate the open grounds of the estate. The rooms are exceptionally clean, if you... More 

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Georgie1903, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such an explicit review. We really value peoples comments and constructive criticism .I hope I can reply as well to you! Thank you for your compliments about the cleanliness of rooms and the staff helpfulness. That means a lot to us.The staff love to part of the guests Pondok Santi experience... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We loved our stay at pondok. A little bit of heaven.the location is perfect, far enough from the noisy Barbour but close enough that it's an easy walk. The whole estate is pristine. The individual bungalows are so charming with outdoors shower and bathroom. The host, Georgie, is lovely. So nice, the pool is great and there is a beautiful... More 

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Georgie1903, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Alex, Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed all aspects of what we have to offer at Pondok Santi Estate. It was a pleasure having you with us and hope you can return one day! Best Wishes from Georgie Baz and the Staff More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed here for a week over Xmas. We arrived from Lombok via Princess Margaux which is a gorgeous boat, took around 20 minutes. Pondok lies on what is known as South Beach and is about a 5 minute walk to start of the madness in one direction and the same distance to the beach bars to watch the sunset... More 

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Georgie1903, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello and a big thank you for such a well written descriptive review! You covered everything! it is very nice of you to share all that information to other viewers. I am sorry we were not here to meet you, but delighted to read you enjoyed your time at Pondok Santi and the staff looked after you so well on... More 

Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed at Pondok Santi for 5 nights and the place is amazing. We arrived by fast-boat from Bali which takes around 2 hours. We decided to walk to the hotel from the jetty but in hindsight we should have taken a horse-drawn taxi instead of wheeling our cases in the heat (note there is no motorised vehicles on the... More 

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Georgie1903, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Rob, We know how busy guests are when they get home so very much appreciate the time taken in writing a review for us. So pleased to hear you had a happy xmas here and enjoyed your day of snorkelling on our beautiful island boat so much! Re your comments about the staff. The first thing the staff told... More 

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