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Last 5 reviews
5 Days of Paradise
No cars on Gili Trawangan says it all. The pace of life slows right down. Highlights of Pondok Santi: Breakfast every morning at the beach, cooking class local cuisine, surf break out the front, sunset cruise, snorkeling seeing amazing coral and many turtles, the huts or cottages spread around the estate, the food, but most of all the staff. The staff were incredibly attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Our hosts, AHYAR and Rani ran reception smoothly and we're very accommodating. We'll return!
Pete n Nic from OZ
Robbie and his teams service was impeccable. Had sunset drinks and food, absolutely magic. Food was great, drink mixes fantastic and a view that complimented everything.. Thanx Robbie, top notch mate... Pete n Nic...
Island Paradise !
Our stay at Pondok Santi was magical! From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted with welcome drinks and a cold towel to cool us off from the hot ferry over from Bali! We stayed in the Ocean View Bungalow and it was perfect, spacious, comfortable and just what we needed after coming from busy Ubud. The service staff was very helpful and responsive, maybe a little delayed in their WhatsApp responses, but overall great. Pondok Santi restaurant is probably one of the best restaurants on the island, we had our breakfast and dinners here. Would definitely recommend. Security and staff at the restaurant were also very kind and made us feel like home. There are not many villas (and guests) at this resort which makes it quiet and the perfect resort getaway. It is away from the party scene of Gili T so you can make the best of both worlds. The turndown service was a nice added touch! The only negative side would be the offered tours. The island tour/snorkelling/sunset cruises are very expensive compared to normal Bali prices. We had been interested in the island hoping tour and we’re told another couple was also interested so we can split the cost. However, we then realized they were sold on a snorkelling tour. So our tours were half of what we expected for each of the parties. We spent most of it snorkelling and once at the islands, spent 5 minutes on Gili Meno on the non-developed side of the island and 1hr in Gili Air, just enough for lunch. The Princess Margaret boat was spectacular however!! Overall, would definitely recommend staying here. Comfortable for couples and families, would probably research other tours beforehand.
We loved every minute of our stay here at this resort, everything from the staff, to the grounds, the villas and the food. Considering we have just come out of a pandemic they are to be commended for such a positive vibe here. All maintenance is done, all linens are fresh and inviting and nothing is too much trouble. This is also one of the best restaurants on the island and everything we had was fist class. We’ll done guys, you deserve your success.
El mejor hotel de las Gilis!! The very best hotel at Gilis!!
We've been there for the last few days as part of our honeymoon and I just can say that it's amazing! We stayed in a bungalow with private garden which was cozy, comfortable and gorgeous! Everything was clean and beautifully decorated. The staff team is always smiling and are the kindest people you can find. Having breakfast right front the ocean is a priceless experience! I'll recommend this hotel forever and I hope to have the opportunity to come back sometime in the near future. A dream come true!
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