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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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Carmel Valley, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

When you stay in Pondok Santi, you don't need anything else. It's the most beautiful resort in Trawangan. Now, there are only 6 bungalows in a big part. But more are building. But the place is big enough to garantee exclusive service And peaceful. We stayed there in june And very often, we were the only guests at the swimming... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday at Pondok Santi and your breakfasts on the beach.So stunning down there at that time of the day. And the pool area, is now becoming very popular with the guests. Beach in the morning and pool in the afternoon. Thank you for your visit. Best wishes from... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stayed at this hotel somewhere in March. Went there with my family, my wife and 2 kids. This place is amazing we love it. Stayed for 3 nights not complaint we loved it. (except, the place went blackout - this is beyond their control - it was blackout the whole island without electricity about 15 mins) The best thing... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your positive explicit review. Good to read you enjoyed our breakfasts so much…and having them on the beach is special…a pleasant tranquil way to start the day…..a lot of guests say our breakfasts keeps them going all day! Thank you for mentioning the staff with such positive comments , they all love their jobs and... More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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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Georgie_Newton, General Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Mike and Tina, Thank you for your review and sharing your thoughts with other travellers. Great that you fell into "relaxation" mode so quickly here. It certainly is designed for just that, with plenty of different options to relax in! Thank you also for the compliments re the staff , they do try hard to please our guests and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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 

Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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