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Pondok Santi Estate

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I came here for lunch and drinks. We were escorted to the restaurant area, past the beautiful bar and pool. Prices were reasonable, music good, customer service second to none, not to mention the food and drinks were without a doubt the best we've had since being on the island. I almost wish we never came here,...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is the best in the island, however it could be better. The first night we found the room too hot and then we figured out how to work the fan. Floorboards were bouncy as the joists are spaced too far apart. If I were to stay again I would go for the villas with the private pools -...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Pondok Santi for 4 days in the family house. What an amazing peacefull place this is. The personal is absolutely fantastic and all the green and the birds are so great!! We would recommend anybody to stay here. The food is amazing to! And if you stay there make sure to book the sunset cruise with snorkeling...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Idyllic location. We ate dinner here and were blown away by EVERYTHING! A stunning location set back behind the resort, the new restaurant is gorgeous. The service was exceptional and the meal was out if this world. Good options for vegetarians and a decent wine list too. Give the price, Would recommend this for a special night out.

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PJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at Pondok Santi. This was a celebration of my birthday and we wanted a break from work. Getting into Gili T was not easy, after a 3 hour flight from Malaysia we endured a 2 hour car ride, a 15 minute speed boat ride and a 25 minute walk before we managed to get into Pondok...

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

Hello, Firstly thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review on the Estate. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the layout and design of Pondok Santi. Here at Pondok Santi we offer all types of transfers to and from Gili Trawnagan upon request. This is generally organised via email and I apologize if you...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the best resort i've ever stayed at!! very very friendly staff, they treated us like a princesses and we had such a cozy, beautiful and clean room!! we had our private pool, it was just amazing and i would really recommend staying there!! for me it was like a dream and it was a perfect week on gili trawangan!! couldn't...

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Thank Sandrinefra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the necessary budget to stay in Pondok Santi, please do - you will not regret it. It is by far the best resort on Gili Trawangan. Their gorgeous private villas with lovely backyards and porches (private pool optional) will feel like your second home. The villas are located in a green haven with lots of palm trees...

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

Hello!! Wow! Such an amazing review. We really appreciate your kind words. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the water sports activities we have to offer here for our guests. Sounds like you really enjoyed the full Pondok Santi Estate experience! See you again soon!!

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is just amazing. We stayed 2 nights in the normal bungalow which is just perfect with an open air bathroom that is surprisingly (at least to me) great. Everybody is very helpful and I loved the staff effort to make you feel good. The last night we spent in the private villa, and it is just a dream,...

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such an amazing review on Pondok Santi. We enjoyed every second of your stay and we look forward to your return! Take care and see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel really is heaven on earth. The beautiful garden, the lovely pool and the delicious Restaurant will make you never want to leave. But what is really making this hotel special is its staff. They are simply wonderful and are the hotel's biggest asset. We celebrated my wife's birthday at Pondok Santi including a sunset cruise on the beautiful...

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

Hello Jan!! Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a detailed review on Pondok Santi. Sunset cruise is the best on our beautiful boat Princess Margaux. The birthdays at Pondok are always the best fun!! I'll be sure to let all the staff know about your kind words. We all loved having you both...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited for a week in April and had the absolute BEST experience. Amazing accommodations, staff, restaurant/bar and food. The grounds of the resort are absolutely beautiful and well-kept. The staff is extremely friendly, personable and made us feel very special. We will definitely return and would ABSOLUTELY recommend this place to anyone that asked.

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

Good Afternoon Roger, We are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us. Thank you for writing the review and appreciating the work that goes into keeping this Estate to the standard it is set at. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to your return.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
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
Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range: $197 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The big villas come with a private pool-- super clutch!”
rogerwR7264CV, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Family rooms are No 14, Its the newest one too.”
240trangt, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“All are good. There are only 10 villas on the property. Some have their own pool, which we really enjoyed.”
  • Private area by villa pool
  • Front porch
  • Private pool in back of villa
  • Front porch
  • Front Porch
annaliese828, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room 7 - 10”
  • outdoor shower
UlianaS007, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“a quick bike ride to sunset swings!”
674janeller, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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