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Pondok Santi Estate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent and lovely staff who provided service with a smile - nothing is too much trouble. Hana, Amber, keep up the great work! Very beautiful and spacious grounds. Low density, serene and boutique experience. However, do not expect full toilettries e.g. cotton buds, shaver, etc. as it tries to be as eco as possible. Traditional structure type of accommodation, clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW! WOW! WOW! My husband and I loved this place. We couldn't and wouldn't fault a thing. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, we were made to feel very welcome and special. As this was our honeymoon the staff left a beautiful note (on a palm leaf) and lovely gift for us. The attention to detail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights here in July. It was utter bliss: perfect service, immaculate grounds, a private beach that had other travellers pausing to stare enviously and take pictures - I felt like a movie star there! The highlight was an excursion on their private boat; I'd recommend doing a snorkelling trip and asking to return at sunset.

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

Hello and thank you so much for finding time to write a review. It means a lot to us and to our wonderful staff! It definitely has that 'rock star" feeling when you have so much private space to yourself and the envious onlookers! Happy you enjoyed your experience with us.. and yes the cruises on The Princess Margaux are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So beautiful and just a little out of the way of the main strip but perfectly close to walk to some of the best restaurants on the island (ko ko mo and Pearl are 5 mins walk) or down to the sunset strip in the other direction. The grounds are immaculate and the pool area is beautiful. You have your... More 

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

Hello Polly & Kevin!! Missing your happy faces here! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so happy you enjoyed your holiday with us here in our little bubble of goodness. We always love having positive spirits like yourselves staying. We hope you had a safe trip home and maybe see you back here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pondok Santi is one of the newer resorts on Gili T. The bungalows and villas are amazing. It's right next to town but far enough away for peace and guite. I have to say we had our favorite meal of our entire 3 week Asia trip. The local chefs are trained by one of the top chefs from the UK... More 

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

Thank you for your great review.. and great to know our fab kitchen team created your favorite meal on your trip!..Will pass on your compliments to chef! You are so right - our amazing staff truly do want your experience at Pondok Santi to be as magic as they can - they are happy when our guests are happy! Hopefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow factor of Gili! I had booked a room at another hotel and wanted to change it, so I took a bike ride around the entire island and checked every place out and came across Pondok Santi. It is a beautiful coconut plantation! Stop and never leave...but must have a prior reservation as they only have certain limited villas. It... More 

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

Hello Brandon & Veronica! Was so nice to spend time with you both.. Your lovely review on the new menu and the restaurant are greatly appreciated and a real compliment coming from those also in the Food & Beverage industry!! Come back and stay for longer next time!! Hope the rest of your Bali adventures were fantastic and full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of nights at Pondok Santi to end our two weeks in Bali and Lombok and it was absolutely stunning. From the moment I arrived I dropped into deep relaxation. This beautiful place has such a special energy. The coconut plantation the location, the staff, food and all the touches make this a truly beautiful place to... More 

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Hobbsy12, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Shae, Thankyou so much for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your beautiful Stella come and stay with us, we truly enjoyed having both of your smiling faces present on the estate and great timing to have you both here for the soft launch of the pop up restaurant too. I want to wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Pondok Santi and were totally impressed with this stunning resort and what it offered. We have stayed at many five star resorts and hotels around the world and rate this as one of the best. Because of the small number of villas available and the size of the beautifully manicured grounds, there is a real sense... More 

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Hobbsy12, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hi Pierre, Firstly, Thankyou so much for taking the time to give us such a great review.. it means a lot to us! We absolutely loved have you, Lynley and the gorgeous little Sophie here! We can’t wait for you guys to come back and next time stay for longer so we can sneak in a few more sunset trips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just left after a lovely 3 days at the pondok santi. From start to finish we received great service - welcome drinks were delicious, we were gifted a lovely honeymoon gift set and the resort is beautiful. As there are not many villas you feel like you have the whole place to yourself. The pool and... More 

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Hobbsy12, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Sama Sama. and Thankyou! Both for your review and for choosing to come and spend your holiday with us here at Pondok Santi! We all enjoyed hosting you both and always love having new honeymoon lovers like yourselves with us. It lifts everyones spirits! I will pass on your thanks to the staff as they go above and beyond to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is excellent,the staff is very helpful and service minded. We stayed for four nights, and it was fantastic. Bungalows with lots of space, and new and nice furniture. Good cleaning every day. You can get equipment for snorkling, padle board, badminton, volleyball with out extra fee. Various and tasteful beakfast. Best place on Gili!

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

We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and made the most of our free activities on offer! Gili Trawangan is such a special place and Pondok Santi estate is a pocket of paradise in paradise! Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review.. we really appreciate the feedback.. Enjoy your travels, until next time. The team... 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 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: Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $143 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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