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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow as soon as you arrive you know you have made the right choice. After staying at the pearl and les villas Ottalia comming here was a dream. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful private bungalows. Even the bathroom is amazing with a open garden and open outside shower. I highly recommend staying here

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

That is some lovely compliments, Thank you very much! It makes us super happy to hear you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. The outdoor bathrooms are a favorite amongst guests, and it is hard to beat taking a shower in a lush garden. We hope you had a fantastic rest of your holiday, and we hope we... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant for dinner with my boyfriend and friends during out visit to Gili T. The setting is fantastic and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I went for the pumpkin and feta salad for my main and the chocolate brownie for dessert - both fantastic! A great choice of salads with lovely fresh ingredients. I am... More 

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Thank Spet6
PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that lovely review! We are super excited to have finally opened our Restaurant here at Pondok Santi! We have aimed to have a menu with something for everyone, and it is lovely to hear you enjoyed the food (and the brownie, it is a favorite here) and the service - I will pass on the... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 2 nights traveling around Bali and Java and we regretted we did not stay longer. Pondok is very spacious and quiet. Not crowded at all with a piece of beach reserved for the hotel guests. Service is very good and the big pool area just great. From out of the pool you can drink a cocktail from... More 

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Thank Koen D
amber_gili_t, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Hello Koen.. Thankyou so much for your lovely review! We are very lucky here to have so much space and tranquility in our little pocket of paradise. Although the hussle and bustle of the island is exciting and the people watching is second to none there is something to be said for escaping back to Pondok Santi for utter rest... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very special place, it's hard to tell how the feeling is when you stay here. You have to visit it! The place is spacious and quiet. But on walking distance from good restaurants. You have your own private beech. You can book their own boat for snorkelingtrip. The food in Pondok is very high quality. The villa's, the garden, the... More 

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

Hi Ria and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed you stay here at Pondok Santi, the Princess Margaux is a favourite amongst our guests, and a snorkel trip is almost a must so we are super happy you got to experience the gilies on our beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Lim L
PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for those Kind words Huey! it was great having you here and we are happy you had five nice relaxing days here with us. Our outdoor bathrooms is one of our favorite features of the bungalows, nothing quite beats having a shower under the clear sky surrounded by the gardens! We hope you enjoyed the rest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi Sharmaine! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here, and that we got to be part of your honeymoon. Our staff are all hopeless romantics, and pretty amazing at decorating the bungalows, and it makes them so happy to know you loved it! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon, and we cant wait... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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Thank lpitch
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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Thank Chefv760
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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  • Pool
  • 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: Pemanang, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $142 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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