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Reviewed August 2, 2012

we save a lots of $$$$$ to not use horse car, we have 3 kids ,we find samba villas has good location & family room with reasonable price(we get really good deals ) & staffs are very friendly
and nice with kids, they try to do their best for kids & everyone , English is ok the most Important is from their heart so real,and always Smile and courtesy,let u feel you are the Important guest from them,we meet two nice family from Norway ,kids enjoy become good friends &with samba staff play the games together,samba is definitely the best choice for family &kids~ amazing trip for us ,we definitely come back to visit Sam & Rosi in gili ,keep the family room for us~ya~

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We had a lovely stay at Samba Villas. The staff are very friendly and great with the kids, they loved them, and so did we!! Very nice location, beautiful villas/bungalows, good restaurant and bar/ coffebar, beautiful beach view and no party noise. Loved eating breakfast in the sand every morning;) Will definitivley come back!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank eivi
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Poor breakfast.
Our room was brand new (we were the first guests staying there) and the bathroom still had a hole in the ceiling covered by a fake window. Also the room was incomplete compared to the others (missing hangers, complimentary water, drying rack...) and things were only appearing during our stay. Staff is really clumsy and with no good English: every time you walk by they scream your name. They probably think to be nice and funny, but they actually became quite annoying!
Management unprofessional: one night the light went off and they switched on an extremely noisy generator that was just behind our room. We asked several times to switch it off (from 7 pm to 10 pm) or find another solution and their answers were vague. At night we had to go to the owner and ask him again as we couldn't sleep and then eventually they switched it off...after almost 4 hours of complaints. They never apologized and the day after the owner just avoided us!!
Absolutely overpriced for the service you receive.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

have just stayed here for 1 week in July and was happy with the Family suite for $120usd. The room was big enough for myself, wife and 2 boys aged 6 and 8. Rooms were well cleaned on a daily basis. good size fridge, big bathroom, hot water (although water flow was weak).air con worked well.

Staff were all very helpful and freindly.Food at the resto (and drinks) all good.

Position on the island was tops, close to many restaurants, good snorkelling and swimming straight off the front of the hotel.The only thing that might bug you though, is the Mosque is quite close by and the call to prayer at 5am each morning is quite loud, although this only lasts for a short time, not like Roosters that can start up at about 3am and continue on till well after sun rise! (like we have had at other accommodations throughout Indo).

Although minor, a little more attention to the front courtyard/pool areas might be worth it as it was quite sandy/dirty on the paving and you tended to drag this into your room. I did drop the hint to them a couple of times...but to no avail.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

So relaxing, gorgeous staff, pristine sea. Sam you run a great place! You and your staff are lovely. I had a wonderful holiday with you, totally relaxed. Great accommodation, food and ambience. I will recommend your villas and Trewangan to all my friends and work colleagues. Can't wait to return to the Gillis and Lombok. Thankyou and all the staff for one of my favourite holidays!

Room Tip: Go on a 3 island boat trip on a Friday. Hire your own baot and skipper.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank travelbugDarwin
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Gili Trawangan is the largest of Lombok's Gili island. No motorized vehicle on the island, only bikes and Horsedrawn. Samba Villas is situated in the more crowded part of the island. From the harbor heading to the right (West) the "Rooms" are at a walking distance (15/20minutes). The left side of the island is a bit too "poached" and hotel and restaurant are, for the area, expensive. The "Samba Villas" have the essential needed, nothing fancy, but but they are located just in front of a nice white beach with a great blue/green water and an easy "water front" for kids and adults. Personnel is great and friendly, Internet a bit slow, and foods simple but tasty and correctly priced, breakfast is included till 11am.... Restaurants around the villas are basics but correctly priced, as for the hotel same apply for the restaurant going on the left of the island from the harbor you will find your dinner ticket multiplied by 2 or 3. You can rent bikes and snorkeling equipment every where....I recommended it for family with young children....and couples looking for a nice relaxing vacation with good value for money...

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

The villa has a very strategic location, beach in front of the villa was an amazing place for snorkling. The crowd area just walking distance from villa (night market, pub, bar, club), you just need to hire a bycycle to get to where dinner was cheap in the night market, or just walking will also feel more fun because of the atmosphere of a pleasant island. The villa itself provides a tasty breakfast, bedrooms are clean and comfortable, bathrooms are clean, friendly staff. Overall, this villa is amazing, great value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Outer Ring Road - East Coast, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 260 Specialty Lodging in Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $60 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samba Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samba Villas enjoys a direct access to the beach. It 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 in diving, 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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Samba Villas Hotel Gili Trawangan
Samba Villas Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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