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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A stones throw from the vibe of Gili T, but a world away. Complete paradise, with the perfect host. The resort is small, personal and has an understated luxury, plus the luxury of space and privacy. Will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pondok Santi is THE paradise of Gili Trawangan. We are big fans of luxury hotels and this estate is easily a 5 star hotel experience and more. The cottages are great. We loved the open-air bathrooms, that made the experience unique. Moreover, the outdoor area makes this estate absolutely outstanding. The garden has several areas to lounge and plenty of... More 

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

Dear Guilia and Fillipo, I know how busy you are when you return home so we really appreciate you finding time to write a review.. It is lovely to read how you have enjoyed all our spaces and places, including the beach, pool garden and your trip on our beautiful island boat The Princess Margaux. I hope your trip home... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just to reiterate what others have said really...beautifully located amidst spacious green lawns, lovely rooms with outdoor showers (here a luxury not a punishment) and truly charming staff. The pool is lovely too, I really didn't see anywhere comparable on the island. You always feel as though you are the only people in the resort as well even though it... More 

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

Dear Sophie, Thank you so much for finding the time to share your feelings about Pondok santi with others. Decadent luxury….. we like that description! It is a long way from home for you but we would be delighted to have you visit again one day. Best Wishes to you both, Georgie and Baz and the Staff. More 

Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We almost did not want to do a review for this place in case we wanted to come back and it was full!! But if you are coming to stay at Gili T PLEASE STAY HERE. Its is absolutely wonderful. We looked at most of the other places to stay and we are quite sure we have the absolute best.... More 

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

Hi Mandy, Thank you so much for your honest review. It really makes us so happy when we know our guests have left Pondok Santi and enjoyed their stay here. I am sorry we did not have the extra night available for you! I have taken on board the hairdryer problem and will be replace all those with super duper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth every Euro. Everything is perfect: -location: withing walking distance from any restaurant, but far enough to be peaceful and quiet. -breakfast: typical like everywhere, but finally a decent amount to keep you going till lunch and everything is fresh. -private beach with everything you might need. - huge swimming pool, badminton, massage. - limited amount of guests (only 6... More 

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

Hello, I always tell everyone we have such nice guests at Pondok Santi and then your review arrived and was so nice to read the warmth between the lines. Thank you for taking the time to share your holiday experience with others. I promise you Pondok Santi will not change when the new bungalows open! We all love it just... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hello Vicki, Thank you for your review. I am happy to read we "ticked all the boxes" for you. I am glad it worked out so well for meeting your daughter here and she also enjoyed Pondok Santi. It was nice to read about you enjoying breakfast in the garden and palm tree climbers, your opinion of the bungalows and... More 

Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

"Best Accommodation in Gili T wow…thank you so much! You will be pleased to hear we are trying to get our new bar in as soon as the new Private Pool Bungalows are finished. Thank you for choosing Pondok Santi. Kind regards Georgie Baz and the Staff. More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Emmanuel, Thank you for taking the time to write such an explicit review. I wish I could write as well as you! It means a lot to us that you share your experience with other travellers. I am glad you enjoyed the bathroom so much…it is special to be able to shower amongst the stars isn't it. Thank you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello to our "Royal" couple! What a lovely "wow" review you gave us, thank you very much. I am pleased to hear you choose breakfast on the beach, it is beautiful down there early in the mornings….one of my fav places also. Also it was kind of you to mention the staff…they try so hard to make the guests a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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