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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is not for everybody. It is crafted to perfection for those who comes to Gilli to appreciate island itself, unwind from daily stress, spend quality time with your loved one, experience something unique. If you want to make noise and be in the center of action among backpackers, divers and party people 24/7 than its not for you... More 

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Malta
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We absolutely loved Pondok Santi. The whole place has an air of calm to it. The grounds are spacious, the pool is lovely and the rooms are perfect. Everything from the food to the service was exceptional. You cannot fault this paradise in any way! Well done to the entire Pondok Santi team. Would not consider staying anywhere else if... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our stay we had one of the private pool villas and I cannot recommend them enough. The accommodation is beautiful and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Every time you walk past they greet you by name and want to know how your day is going. The location of this hotel is not right in the middle of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Many thanks to all the team at Pondok Santi Estate. This place is definitely 5 star and your staff are also 5 star in every way. We recently had a family holiday here where our daughter was proposed to, so we have fond memories. Your pool villas are luxury but in reality the whole resort is luxury and so spacious.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Pondok close to the center but quite place. The pool villa, garden and the private beach are beautiful. Everything was perfect except poor breakfast where we have to pay extra for a second Coffee

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Newly build, very clean and modern, secluded with a lot of privacy. get a villa that is closer to the pool as the street can be loud. they server afternoon tee with cake for free, amazing breakfast and we had dinner there every night as we liked it so much (there are many other options in the area though).

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Thank jaycee1982
PondokSantiTeam, Manager at Pondok Santi Estate, responded to this review

Tack så jättemycket för en sån himla fin Recension! The Afternoon Coconuts are a favorite, and the crackers are such a nice snack! We are super happy to hear you liked our Santi Lounge! Since we just opened its great to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks! The boys all say hello! We hope you enjoyed the rest of... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

*****Lovely stay in adorable Pondok Santi Estate, most beautiful hotel on Gili T. Friendly staff, calm and peaceful place, lovely beach, heaven on Earth. Tasty food, perfect servise. Highly recommended. *****

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

Thank you for such a great review! We can't help but be friendly when we have such wonderful guests like you stay with us! We love our calm haven too, and the food too - our restaurant is fairly new so it really means a lot to us that you enjoyed it so. Please do come and stay with us... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pondok Santi. A stunning hideaway from the main strip but close enough to walk. The whole esthetic has true heart and just the sprawling grass between the coconut palms had a certain class. Breakfast was delicious and was under the palms after taking my yoga mat onto their little private beach at sunrise. I could never sleep in . My... More 

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

Ah we loved having you stay, you were such a lovely and relaxed couple! Morning beach yoga, breakkie under palms, snorkelling on a luxury boat with an accomplished guide, myriad places to relax and rejuvenate.... We might put on a yoga retreat next year at this rate, it sounds so wonderful! Thank you for your lovely review and we really... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not rave about Pondok Santi enough! This place is truly the most magical place I have ever seen and the staff just completely complement it! Everything about Pondok Santi has been carefully considered and put into place to really make all their guests feel so special. We have to make a special mention to the man who seems... More 

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

Hi Sarah, Hendra, our head front office administrator, is over the moon at your lovely words - thank you! He (and the entire staff) were all more than happy to help you arrange activities and surprises to make your stay extra special, and we all can't wait to have you stay with us again! We don't blame you for spending... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have just returned home to cold, rainy Melbourne, and let me tell you, we are missing Pondok Santi! This was our third visit in just over a year, and we are as much in love with this place as ever. We were last there in February this year, and since then, there have been quite a... More 

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

Hi Wendy! It was lovely to have you and David back here! It is always nice to see familiar faces, and to be able to show you what we have been up to since your last visit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, again, and that you got a chance to try our New Restaurant and Bar!... More 

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  • 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
Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Price Range: €130 - €304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pondok Santi Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“all rooms adorable!”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraSkoda, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles sarahefisher711, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We've only stayed in the bungalows, which are gorgeous, but saw the new Pool Villas, and they are stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles Wendy61_12, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go with the pool villas!”
 of 5 bubbles melissajpence, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 9 which had a private swimming pool...just amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles VassiaK, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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