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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Gili Air, Gili Islands, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

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Adriana L
Oakland, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolute Paradise with the Best Staff”
Reviewed June 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I were visiting Gili Air for our honeymoon and fell in love with Villa Samalama. It is complete paradise with your own private pool, a gorgeous garden, clean room, and strong AC to cool you down after long days at the beach. All that is great, but the best part is the staff. They cook you an amazing breakfast every morning and are so kind and helpful. They suggested great places to eat every day and even arranged a private snorkeling trip to sea turtles. We will never forget our stay here!

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Management Response
Jun 24, 2017
Hi Adriana,

Thanks you for your stay among us and for this awsome review!
It was a real pleasure to welcome you in villas Samalama , the whole hope see you soon.
Congratulation again for your honeymoon!
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Jman86
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent property, wow!”
Reviewed June 14, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed as part of our honeymoon and were honestly blown away when we first checked in.

The location is towards the North coast, and is a few minutes walk to a lovely beach with excellent snorkelling. Staff are really friendly and make breakfast for you in the villa each morning.

Pool, gardens and rooms are all really clean and well maintained. Free cycle hire is included which is handy, but some trails are not passable on bikes due to deeper sand so we opted to walk most nights. Within a few minutes you are within distance of some good restaurants and bars. We walked further around the North coast and found some real gems. It'll take you approx 40-45 minutes to cycle a full lap of the island and transfer from the pier is approx 150,000IDR.

One small issue (and not Samalama's fault) is that there are villas being built nearby, and due to Ramadan meant work was ongoing into the night. We had a visit from the manager after raising this with reception and she assured us they'd be finished earlier.

Great property, friendly staff and a great location. This was easily the best standard of villa we've ever stayed in.

Thanks for a lovely stay.

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Management Response
Jun 24, 2017
This is a lovely review!
We are really happy to read a pretty word about our villas and Gili Air !
We hope you had a safe trif back home !
Thanks you for your stay , do ne hesitate to contact for your next trip!
Take care

I
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Juuku
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed June 12, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Amazing paradise! Even better than pictures. Stuff is very friendly and grounds very good condition. Everything is clean and nice. Booking made via Air Asia.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2017
It was a pleasure for the whole team to welcome you , we hope that your stay allows you to bring back wonderfull memories !
Thank you for your stay and to take time for write a review!
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Aussie100...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little piece of paradise”
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Villa Sama Lama did not disappoint from start to finish. Staff are fantastic and will do anything to help make your stay that little bit extra special, even the property cat, Isabel is happy to come and say hello if you like. The banana pancakes for breakfast are delicious. If you are looking for the little extra luxuries (tissues, shower caps, etc.) they are not provided. However the bikes are a great extra allowing you to explore the island at your leasure and after a hot day out riding it was great to come back to the villa for a refreshing dip in our private pool. It was good to not have the distraction of a television, allowing you to unwind and relax in the outdoor living space, even with presence of bugs, ants & lizards which all make for part of the experience.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 5, 2017
Thanks you so much for this amazing review !
I hope you had with you mum a safe trip back home , you miss Isabella and the rest of the team!
We was greatfull to welcome you and we hope see you again!
The extra luxuries will coming soon , the order is on the way !
Take care of you ,
Regards
Samalama team
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Florian F
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of the best places we ever stayed at”
Reviewed February 7, 2017 for a stay in October 2016

Villa Samalama was the best place we stayed at during our vacation on Bali and the Gilis. The four villas are located in a very quiet part of the island. With the provided bicycles you can reach every part of the island within 20 Minutes, the beach is located only 5 Minutes from the hotel. The service was amazing, the breakfast was freshly made every morning and tasted delicious. The staff is very friendly and takes care of all your needs. We will definitely come back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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pnut35
Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed December 16, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Currently staying at the Samalama villas for 5 nights and absolutely loving it. The staff are fantastic and the breakfasts are delicious. The villa is beautiful and very comfortable. Tucked away in a quiet back road but just minutes from the beach.

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Happiness...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mr Mrs”
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Wow what a wonderful hideaway. The staff were fun friendly and very helpful. Our 4nights stay here was just amazing. It was great to have the bikes to get around the island and enjoy beautiful views wonderful food and friendly people. A bit sad to leave. Thankyou Thankyou for welcoming us and creating this beautiful oasis for us to enjoy.

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