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“Thank you Samba... thank you Ank ;)” 5 of 5 stars
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Samba Villas
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Gili Trawangan Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia   |  
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“Thank you Samba... thank you Ank ;)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Wonderful experience in Samba. The most excellent manajer i have ever met.
Definitly will come to Samba again if i go to gili trawangan.
Please ask Ank if you go to Samba, you will experience the best service in Indonesia.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Went to samba villa amazing the staff couldn't do enough for us we felt very welcome ,stayed in the villa for 8 days as our friends son was getting married in the gillis ,nothing was to much trouble for the staff , the beach is within stepping distance so sad to be home ,villa are all very clean aircon free wii I would recommend samba villia as a great place to stay thankyou so much to all the staff that looked after us all miss you guys thanks again xx

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

on March me and my friend decided to go to Gili Trawangan. We choose this hotels from website, and when we arrived, this hotel is clean and nice. They just need to upgrade their electricity and menu. I stayed 3 night 4 days

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed here for five nights last March. The location is perfect; away from night life but not too remote. The beach was nice too.

We booked for deluxe room with extra bed, but apparently the air conditioner didn't work well so we asked the staff to check and fix it if necessary. After waiting for quite a while, we asked if we can move to another room with the same rate if there's any available, we also didn't mind to upgrade our room if there is not. But the manager then let us stayed at the family suite with the same price as we had for the deluxe room.

The manager has also helped my husband to provide a surprise anniversary cake for me from a five star hotel which is quite far from Samba, whilst there's no car neither motorbike at Gili.They also didn't mind to help us find a nearest budget room for our kid's baby sitter. All the staffs are friendly, even to my 3 year old son.

We also tried the restaurant for dinner once. The food was tasty but we need to wait quite long until the food arrive. Overall, we really had a good time there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I feel like i have to post this because we stopped to eat here due to the trip advisor rating they had posted. Poor service, poor food, poor overall experience. Took over an hour for food to come out, tasted bad. Bintang came out warm and covered in rust(?). Worst dining experience on the 2+ week trip!

I know its bali and you can't always expect perfection, but on the Gili's you can do way, way better than Samba. And the trip advisor rating they have is misleading! Hopefully a lower score would help them improve!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This resort is below average yet over-priced. The rooms are really ordinary (some even lacking a bed side light). The hotel pool is directly attached to one of the larger villas, so it feels like you are swimming in somebody else's pool. Even then the pool is small and grubby and it has no space for sun lounges or sitting by the pool. It does have a central location but this attracts endless hawkers and beach sellers and they often congregate there that can really make relaxing on the beach difficult.

If you get the room down the back, the wall backs directly onto the lane way and hence the noise of horse and carts and traffic. The room I was 1st offered was amidst some renovations with hammers banging. Furious with the overwhelming noise, I was promised another larger room towards the front in within 2 days. The next day the hammer works continued. When I finally got the upgraded room it was less than 3 meters away from the first room. BTW the mosque nearby will abruptly wake you in the morning. I moved to Vamana resort further north and had a wonderful quiet experience there, with a decent resort pool and big rooms on a relaxing stretch of the beach. Trust me there is so much better available than Samba Villas.

The staff are friendly, and there are lots roaming around, however renting out rooms at full price during renovations and not mentioning it is wrong. So it's a greedy owner who at any expense will try to get your dollar. There really are better choices around - even next door or not far away. Compared to other places Samba Villa is overpriced and offers not much, yet they brag a "Trip Advisor Recommendation" that they really don't deserve. Find somewhere else away from the mosque.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We had only two nights here but the place is great! Just a view minute by "horse rickshaw" to be there. Staff is extremely friendly and easy going. Rooms are clean and close to the beach but no beach view which is ok. They got a beach bar and restaurant and food and drinks are good and reasonable priced. Pool is soso but who needs a pool with such a great beach. Pool bar is there in case you want to cool down with a drink on the bar. For sure a place to recommend and come back! For divers, PADI diving shops are by close too...

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Gili Trawangan Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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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 Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 95 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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Also Known As:
Samba Villas Hotel Gili Trawangan
Samba Villas Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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