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Pondok Santi Estate

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Picture a coconut grove, with a beautiful private beach looking out across a turquoise ocean. There are six villas, each (if ours was anything to go by) beautifully laid out, with a massive outdoor bathroom, which is super-private. It's really quiet, but only a few minutes walk and you're at Gili Trawangan's best restaurants and bars. It was our last... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect place to relax on vacation. Only 6 rooms means there is almost no other people on this expansive property that provides every amenity you might want save a pool. It is just far enough from the party scene to be quiet, but close enough so you are a 5 minute walk away. Also 5 minute walk from a great... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly one of the best places you could ever wish to stay. The best dawn chorus you could ever hear. Great beach and staff fabulous. The owners are gems. Away from the noise but close enouh to walk at any time of the day or night. Highly recommend, stunning, stunning, stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very lovely and kind place! All the employees are very polite and friendly. The breakfast is incredible and healthy. The enviroment is a complete atmosphere of paradise! The fact of being only 6 bungalows is that you feel relaxed and gives the place more exclusivity and more green area to practize any kind of sport! In one word:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The rooms were both beautiful and clean, the private beach was perfect and the staff were excellent. Definitely recommend renting out bikes for the day, as it only takes just under an hour to tour the entire island. It was the perfect place to unwind after a busy week in Legian and a tiring journey on Gili Cat.

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

Hello Emma, Thank you for sharing your experience with others from your stay at Pondok Santi. The biggest thrill for me is when I hear our staff are "excellent". They are such wonderful people who try so hard in their jobs and really like to help make guests have a memorable stay at Pondok Santi. Best wishes from Georgie and... More

Bangalore, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Pondok Santi is everything we had hoped it would be and more! After a long journey from KL (Plane - Taxi - Boat - Tonga) we reached the resort and were greeted by a very cheerful Georgie who welcomed us with a tall glass of fresh fruit juice! After a short chat she escorted us to our room, a beautiful,... More

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

Thank you for your prompt review and nice compliments. We are always happy when we know how much guests have enjoyed their Pondok Santi experience. And thanks for sharing your photos, you had some awesome shots of the beach and gardens. Also glad your first snorkelling experience was good for you. The fish certainly liked being fed that day! Thank... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

as a frequent traveller who is fussy with her accommodation, I must say this is the best hotel I ever stayed at. it is far away from the town and you definitely get the privacy you are looking for. I stayed here for 3 nights and I'm still looking forward to stay here again. it has such a huge compound... More

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

Thank you for your review. It is rewarding for us when we can tell guests are writing from their heart, and telling it like it is. We certainly do have a special "spot" and it is always great to share it with our lovely enthusiastic guests. Glad you enjoyed the staff and the complimentary coconut drinks. Atun(Tuna) is a bundle... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

From the minute we arrived at Pondok Santi, we knew we had discovered something special. Both the hosts and staff gave us the most warm of welcomes creating an impression that really lasted for the entirety of our stay. The estate is beautifully kept and in a great location, far enough away from backpackers partying but close enough to all... More

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

Thank you for writing a review( so promptly, i felt you were still here!) and sharing your experience with other travellers . It is always great to hear from guests about Pondok Santi means to you. It is no good just us and the staff loving it! Also glad you loved the beach area so much. I am just off... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The things that set Pondok Santi apart from all others is the sense of space and privacy when there is only 6 traditional Gili style villas on such a large piece of land. From the moment we arrived the setting provided all the ingredients for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Georgia, the manager is a warm and welcoming hostess. All... More

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

Hello, I know how busy you are when you get home, so really appreciate you taking the time to write a review to share your feelings and experience with other travellers. You are correct about the staff…..in our opinion they are just the most wonderful people, who are dedicated to the guests and grounds at Pondok Santi. They are so... More

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Large place with villas built on it. Good spaces in between villas for privacy, extremely clean and well maintained. Its very cozy. No satellite TV so, bring some of your favorite DVDs along (they provide some for you as well). Comfy queen sized bed, equipped with air conditioning, minibar, and an extremely nice outdoor shower. Takes u back to nature... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review with the good information in it.We really appreciate guests who share their experience with other travellers…nothing like "word of mouth" Great to have you both with us.Hope you can come again one day. All the best for this year. Best Wishes, Georgie Baz and the Staff. 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
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Pondok Santi Estate is an 8-hectare property, making it one of the largest and most manicured pieces of land on the island and only a 5-minute walk to the main restaurants, cafes and bars. Large open grass areas, day beds, Palm and Frangipani Trees are scattered throughout the property allowing you to find your own piece of paradise. The beauty of Pondok Santi is the share size of the grounds and small number of bungalows available. This is by far the most unique and natural eco friendly property on the island. The Estate houses 6 quaint one-bedroom one-bathroom Balinese bungalows positioned within 20m of the beach. Each Bungalow has an outdoor covered front deck, day bed overlooking the gardens, queen size bed, air conditioned, complete with a beautiful traditional outdoor bathroom. Princess Margaux was designed and hand built in neighboring Lombok Island. The traditional outrigger boat can comfortably accommodate 20 people, has a downstairs and upstairs level, built in ice boxes, an MP3 music system, toilet and an oversize day bed for those romantic or sunset cruises. The boat is very special and is the perfect boat for cruising around Gili Trawangan or Island hoping. The boat is exclusive to Pondok Santi and can be rented anytime demand permitting. Due to the small number of rooms available, bookings in advance are highly recommended. We look forward to making your holiday to Gili Trawangan the most amazing island experience you have ever had. Georgie & Baz. ... more   less 
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