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3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Gili Trawangan Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tommyandval Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first trip to the gillis went down swimmingly. Beautiful rooms with everything you need. Nice beach straight out the front. Good food and a live band on most nights, staff were all really nice and helpful. Room was made everyday and hotel was kept nice and clean. All in all a great place and we'll defiantly be coming back.... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guests, your review made us extremely happy because you brought everything in short sentences to the point. There are many things we can influence on this place and we try to make the best of it. A nice smile, friendly help, clean environment, comfortable accommodation, good food and guest entertainment are on our focus. Being located at one of... More

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

be prepared to feel very welcome here!!! nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the food was great, the entertainment at the restaurant was great, we got to talk with Sam, who explained a lot about how the island is run...info that is hard to come by elsewhere. We had a group of 10 friends that had the first... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guests, we are very happy to receive your comments and it was a real pleasure to serve all of you. You made it easy for us to be what we are and what makes us special, natural friendly local people. Our staff had fun to make your days good days at Samba Villas. Make sure you will be coming... More

Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually never write reviews after my travels, but after my experience with Samba Lounge it is about time! My friend and I didn´t stay at the Samba Villas, but as our hotel was really close we discovered the restaurant/ bar Samba Lounge on our first night out. We stopped by for dinner, which was so delicious. The staff was... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we remember the two of you very well. With your charming smile and your positive energy You have been our staffs favorite customers and everybody been happy when you stopped by. Our mission is to create a happy place for happy people and with Your feedback You give us the confidence that we are on the right way... More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Melati room at the rear of the hotel. This was one of two rooms on the first floor. Room was clean and well equipped. Small sitting area under the two bedrooms had comfy couches, a tv and portable air con. Down side of these rooms is there is no balcony or verandah. Pool also looked a little... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank You very much that You enjoyed Your stay at Samba Villas and for Your positive feedback. The Pool is on our Improvement program at highest priority. To give the place a more traditional look and feel we modified the roofs around the pool from tile to traditional AlangAlang. We did not consider that this will influence the... More

Bali, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to 'Gili Trawangan' island for honeymoon purpose. I n my husband never planned about the place to stay. First when we arrived at the Island, we walk through the island, we amazed about the beach, the bars, the happy people we saw, and then we stopped at a cafe named 'Samba'. The live music was played at the... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Honeymoon is one of the big highlights in life. We are happy and proud that you have chosen Your Honeymoon with us and gave us the chance to lighten up Your happy event. Happiness comes from inside out and if happy people meet happy people than the place is bright and shiny. We wish both of You a... More

Dongguan, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed in Samba for almost 2 weeks over CNY 2014. The rooms are clean and equipped with everything needed. The food in the Samba Lounge is great. Especially the Indonesian Food i would rate the best on the island. If you like live music than i suggest to come around 5pm. They have very good Live Music The SPA... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank You very much for the nice review. We are very happy that You enjoyed Your stay. Samba Villas Team waiting for Your return and pile up the stock of Coffee (Tequilla) and Tea (Beer). We are further developing our services and we will give You some good surprises for the next stay. More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

For a million rupiah a night I expect at the very least moderately decent service. First problem with this place is the included breakfast: your choice of old cereal, fake orange juice, badly made eggs, or fruit. I ate fruit every morning which wasn't even that great (watermelon and pineapple). I just stayed at a homestay in Ubud where I... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear valuable Guest, thank You very much for taking the time to write a review and telling us where we should improve. After a long series of good, well almost perfect reviews, we take Your rather negative comments very serious and as checklist for making our place even better. Regarding the breakfast we are sorry that our Indonesian style fried... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We didn't stay at Samba Villas but visited their restaurant/bar (Samba Lounge) every night on our trip to Gili T. It has great service and a good menu. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and a great spot to see the moon rise over the beach. They have great music and a good party mood gets going later in the... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, we have the life music in our Samba Lounge just since beginning of this year and it is beautiful to see how You and our other guests utilize this service to make themselves a good time during their best time of the year. We are just able to provide the hardware (facilities) and software (our employees) but guests... More

Mackay, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed with my two brothers for four days, wished we could have stayed longer. The rooms are immaculate and the staff are fantastic. The Gilli Islands have a great vibe, and there is no better place to enjoy than at Samba. The included breakfast at the restaurant on the beach is great, along with the live music at the... More

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JoeandVivian, Guest Relations Manager at Samba Villas, responded to this review

Dear Zac, giving a feedback on Your comment is just so difficult. The only words I find is THANK YOU so much for spending Your prime time with us and THANK YOU so much for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We created this place for people like You and it is giving us the confidence that we... More

Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Didn't stay here, but did have a wonderful massage in the upstairs spa. Very relaxing; listening to the horses going by and thunder in the distance, cool breeze blowing off the sea and really professional massage getting rid of my aches and pains (that scuba gear is heavy).

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Additional Information about Samba Villas

Also Known As:
Samba Villas Hotel
Samba Villas Hotel Gili Trawangan
Samba Villas Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan
Address: Gili Trawangan Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 85 Specialty lodging in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samba Villas 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samba Villas located direct access to the beach offers a perfect base as an Indonesian family owned and run operation, attention to each and every guest gives you truly unique experience at the same time as supporting local business. whether your holiday focuses indiving, island hopping, or simply relaxing in the sun.with local and international cuisine and strong knowledge of the island and surrounding area, we aim to keep you satisfied both inside and out.Samba Villas is a special places if you are swimming in our pool, enjoying the bar and lounge area, resting in your villa or somewhere in between, Samba Villas will not leave you wanting.Samba Villas have a fresh water pool from where you can watch beach life in front. ... more   less 
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