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Pondok Santi Estate

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Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time to Gili T and Pondok Santi, the island is great fun and its great to be staying at the nicest place where you can return to relax and unwind away from the mayhem of GT itself. Pondok Santi is first class, we stayed in one of the new pool bungalows which were well worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is more beatiful than the pics on websites! Friendly staff, great location and clean!!!!!. They have already thought for all your requirement. You will gain more than you pay. They do not have 24/7 room service and reception. if they had it, they should be 7 star hotel and I couldn't afford it.😜

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the brand new pool villas and it was amazing! It was our honeymoon and we could enjoy it fully. Very nice and friendly crew, awesome food (breakfast and lunch), beautiful huge resort with nice coconut trees, nice garden and a relaxed atmosphere. The pool bar serves great Cocktails, such es chilli margarita and espresso martini.... More 

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1 Thank Ulrike K
PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are so excited to finally open our new Private Pool bungalows and we are super happy to hear you think they are just as nice as we do! We are also happy to hear you enjoyed our cocktails! The chili berry Margarita is a favorite amongst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Close to a breathtaking beach are these beautiful bungalows, which you don't want to leave to go out (however you have to, of course). Greatr staff who prepares your bungalow at night. Great atmosphere and do take your breakfast at the beach...

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Thank Martijn P
PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Martijn! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you liked the bungalows so much you did not want to leave! But we are glad you did so you had a chance to enjoy the pool and grounds, and off course breakfasts on the beach! More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I think there are two types of tourist/traveller; the first is the one who is always looking for the new place, the new experience. The other loves wherever they are on this holiday and wants to come back to the same place because they love the familiar and anyway, what could be better than here, wherever here may be. I'm... More 

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PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for those kind words and the amazing review! It is never easy to cater to everyone, travelers and "Going backer-ers" alike, but when they are as easygoing as you two it is never a problem! It was so much fun to have you stay with us we almost forgot we were working (or were supposed to work anyways).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

For our honeymoon, we stayed three days there, and it was fantastic, the staff are really friendly. Private beach is really nice and you can even made breakfast there. Breakfast is really good althought not very varied. We hope to return back some day.

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2 Thank Pedro M
PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Pedro! Thank you for your lovely review! Breakfast on the beach really is something, isn't it! You will be happy to hear that we have a brand new breakfast menu, and a new lunch menu! so there will be plenty of new exciting things for you to try on your next visit, but don't worry, we are still serving... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

From limitless pool to sparkling beach, Pondok Santi was exquisite. A variety breakfast of many choices (my favorite was banana pancakes) served on the lawn under palms by sweet, smiling ladies started our day. Our cottage could be opened to the daytime air or shuttered for evening privacy. It had a tile shower open to the sky but shaded by... More 

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PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi you! Thank you so much for those kind words! To start your mornings with a "Hello" and "Good morning" From Eni and Hayati really does make you start your day with a smile, banana Pancakes makes the whole thing so much better! You guys were a blast to have with us, thank you for trying out the bar and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

How can one place have so many outstanding staff members?? Everyone we encountered was helpful, kind and genuinely wanting to make our stay the best ever!! A true highlight of our 2 week holiday was the 5 days we spent here. Travelling with an infant (2 year old) was made easy with the spacious room and portacot provided. We highly... More 

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PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for such amazing words! It was a blast having you, Jarred and little Jet here for a couple of days! Its great to know that our gardens and beach were popular - there is lots of space for running around, swimming, hanging out and kicking a football around and its great to see it used and appreciated! The... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights at this jem of a place and will most definitely be returning. From the moment we arrived, greeted by the lovely Hanna who manages Pondok Santi we knew this place was special. The resort is super peaceful, set in an old coconut plantation with bowling green like grass, hammocks hanging from palm trees and small comfortable... More 

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PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Matt! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! It means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed your stay, and the staff will be delighted to hear how much you appreciated all their hard work! A Boat Cruise and Dinner in Gili Air is a personal favorite,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The place very Green and so quite! We love this place,many coconuts tree,big pool, and friendly staff. The price incloud Breaky and lunch time is very chip. i think this place is Number 1 in gili trawangan. Very highly recommend.

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PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We love the big green open spaces here at Pondok Santi and we are so glad you do too! The pool is a favorite amongst many if our guests, specially during this very hot time of year! We look forward to having you here with us again,... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. The Pondok Santi Team ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pondok Santi Estate

Address: Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $248 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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