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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.