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Pondok Santi Estate

3.0 of 5 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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The advertising for pondak santi is much better than the guest experience. In fact promotion this the thing they do really well. The huts are great and love the outdoor showers. The floors though are not continguous planks which renders the air conditioning ineffective and frustrating. The space is great; but if you want a serene experience probably gili trawangan... More 

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

Hello Peter, Thank you for your review. We do take all comments on board. I see on TA that you were here Feb 2014. .My memory is a little hazy, but I do hope you mentioned your problems to the staff at the time.Yes it is a problem to have AC's working efficiently in a traditional indonesian Bungalow and we... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Worth every penny. Amazing grounds, location, facilities and staff. I have never done a rating on trip advisor before, but this place was so good it spurred me into action! ---------------------------

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

Hello, Thank you for your " first" review . We loved it! Great to have more happy guests enjoying their Pondok Santi experience.Lovely to have you with us. I hope you can visit us again one day. Best wishes and Merry Xmas from Georgie Baz and all the staff. More 

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Pondok Santi. Beautiful grounds; secluded and peaceful. Their new swimming pool is beautiful too. Breakfast each morning was delicious with a fresh fruit platter and eggs any style (poached with chilli was my favourite). Pondok Santi's private beach is lovely with some decent snorkelling in the area. The beach barugas (basically four poster beds)... More 

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

Hi Ben, I know when you return home life is so busy again finding time to write a review is limited. We very much appreciate your time and positive comments.Lovely to have you with us. It is a long way from London, so I am glad you enjoyed relaxing in the barugas( four posted beds in the garden!) and hammocks.... More 

Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Pondok Santi was just fantastic. Stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip in October and really could not have asked for better accommodation. Having only six villas on a sprawling estate with private beach really gave a boutique feel to the whole place. The staff were extremely efficient and very friendly, and we were lucky enough that the pool... More 

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

Dear Honeymooners, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with other honeymooners! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Pondok Santi experience so much. The bungalows , the beach and the new pool, yes it is a blessing at low tide, and the boat trips. Yes it is a feeling of luxury... More 

Cooma, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend 7 nights at Pondok Santi and the only thing we didn't like was leaving. What we loved; - Baz, Georgie and the beautiful staff - Sleeping at night with the windows open, listening to the sound of the ocean - The private beach - The fact that is was close enough to walk to... More 

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

Hi Steven, Thank you for your prompt review and sharing your experience. It kind of feels you are still here! We loved it that you popped back to see us after you left and certainly the staff did also. Yes the boat trips are a winner and guests always enjoy, snorkelling and the comfort of Princess Margaux . It was... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Paradise exists and it is Pondok Santi. Lush gardens filled with palm trees and pure tranquility, this is a perfect place to completely disconnect from the world. There is a lovely beach right in front of the gate, with hammocks and private hotel beds. The breakfast is terrific. Managers and staff make you feel at home. I don't think there... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for the review…better late than never and I am so glad your Pondok Santi holiday still lingers in your mind! We have now finished the swimming pool which gives a whole new experience at Pondok Santi.It is stunning and guests loving it. Thank you again for sharing your experience with others. Kind Regards, Georgie and Baz. More 

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Address: Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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