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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is spectacular and paired with the views of the property, the experience can't be beat on Gili T. The staff was very accommodating and perfectly present during our dining. The risotto was cooked just right, the salad so fresh, and the juices were clearly just fresh pressed. The featured cocktails are fantastic with unique and local flavor combinations...

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Thank mzurk
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Everything at pondok Santi exceeded our expectations we stayed here for 4 nights and could easily have stayed longer, the pool, bar area and grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Our bungalow was excellent and we loved the outdoor shower and bathroom area. All the staff were very welcoming and were extremely polite. We had dinner on the beach...

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Thank Gandert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Pondok Santi for two nights after a bit of a bad experience in another hotel on the island and the place truly changed our perspective of Gili T. The surroundings are amazing and the staff match. We were made to feel like VIPs for the whole time. The food is magnificent and the cocktails are great. Take...

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pondok Santi is a truly breathtaking resort in Gili T. It is a beautiful oasis away from the chaos of Gili T. It is set in the most stunning grounds, with beautiful palm trees and greenery. It is a large resort, with only a handful of villas! I stayed in a private pool villa, and it was truly spectacular. The...

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Thank joethumb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pondok Santi is by far the best resort on Gilli T I must say admit I was a little hesitant about going to the island as they say its a party island and I couldn't really find any 5 start hotels until this one was recommended to me. We stayed in the new villas with the pool........... Amazing, such a...

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Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a night in 1 of the bungalows here while staying on Bali. We wanted to go the one of the Gili islands and came across this place. Wish we could have stayed longer!! This place is amazing. Great room, great location, great swimming pool. People very friendly and helpful. This is one of the best locations I have ever...

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

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review on Pondok Santi! It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us!! We loved having you. We are very proud of our staff and how helpful they are when it comes to looking after our guests, thank you for noticing....

Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional location near the central .incredible swimming pool with fantastic bungalow very confortable . Is not cheaper but it s a Nice place with perfect team friendly and very professional . I will recommend the princess Margaux experience for an amazing snorkeling. Merci pour tous we did 4 amazing nights in gili

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

Hello and thank you so much for the amazing review!! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the service we provide here at Pondok Santi. Our team are very passionate about keeping our guests (friends) happy and it shows! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Beernem, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another place we visited because of bad experiences elsewhere on the island. This resort is luxury! The pool, the villas, the bar and pool: everything is 5/5!! Great for honeymoon or if you want to enjoy luxury for a few days. Thanks again to the very nice owners/managers for their great help trying to find a place for our group....

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

Hello Rudolf! Thanks for taking the time out to write a review Pondok Santi! It was such a shame to hear about your situation during your stay here at Gili Trawangan but we were happy to look after you the best we could in our restaurant/bar Santi Lounge! We look forward to seeing you next time (hopefully we have space...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best hotel we had during our roundtrip through Indonesia. The staff will ask you the whole day if you are okay and if they can help you with anything. In the evening they come to your bungalow to preper it for the night. When it started raining the staff runs into you to make sure...

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

Hello!! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review on Pondok Santi! Wow - Nice to hear that this was your favorite stay in Indonesia. Our turn down service is a special touch we like to do here at resort, it makes for a nice feel in the evening when it's time for rest. We...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pondok Santi exceeded all of our expectations this place is amazing the estate looks like it could be straight out of a travel magazine! The staff were so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Special mention to Madison... What a fantastic host! After the fast boats were cancelled due to weather I contacted Madison who was able to organize...

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

Hello Sam!!! Thank you so much for the amazing review. We were so relieved that you didn't have to cancel your stay with us! You guys were an absolute pleasure to say the least. It makes us so happy that you enjoyed every minute of your stay. Can't wait to see you next time!! P.s Once you go Chilli Berry...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pondok Santi Estate is the ultimate getaway retreat featuring ten beautiful bungalows set in lawned grounds on an ancient coconut plantation. Each traditional bungalow has a beautiful open-air bathroom, safe, air conditioner, mini bar, fan, lovely front terrace and day bed overlooking the manicured grounds. Private Pool Bungalows also include their own plunge pools, sun lounges and king size outdoor daybed. There are 10 beruga palm-thatched day beds in the grounds and along our private beach, which are the perfect place to chill out, sleep or read. During the day, get together around the large 25m central pool where snacks and cold drinks can be ordered, listen to music or just relax on the sun lounges. The resort offers a boutique restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner while the main beachfront strip starts just 400m away with dive shops, restaurants, and beach bars, so you're never short of somewhere to eat. Cooling white stone paths link the areas of the estate, and coconut palms provide welcome shade in the heat of the day. In fact, everything has been designed to make sure your stay is comfortable and hassle-free. The island, with its coral reefs, is a favorite destination for divers, and one of the best dive spots is right outside Pondok Santi. There are plenty of dive shops on the beachfront where you can hire equipment, and arrange a boat trip. You don't need a boat for snorkelling as there's plenty of colorful coral and marine life to discover from the beachfront, including turtles, clown fish and many more! If surfing is your thing Pondok Santi is the perfect place, with a surf break right off the beach. For a couple of hours either side of high tide, you can paddle out and enjoy the waves. Most days and evenings 'Princess Margaux', the resorts luxurious traditional outrigger is available for sunset and snorkeling cruises, the boat can also be hired privately for island hopping adventures throughout the day. The island also offers riding and kayaking, and there are numerous spas on the island, where you can enjoy facials, massage and other beauty treatments. Lombok is just 20 minutes way by boat - a great destination for a game of golf, exploring the markets or a hike up Mt Rinjani. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pondok Santi Estate

Address: Pemanang, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $143 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The private pool villa is spectacular with every amenity well thought out.”
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“Choose the private pool villas”
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“This is a luxury resort at a VERY reasonable price.”
 of 5 bubbles doctordick2017, Feb 1, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a bungalow close to the beach, you can hear the ocean waves when you sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles 277sally, Jan 31, 2017 | Read review
“Any of the little huts are perfect”
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