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“Great location, friendly staff and owner, and amazing on the beach restaurant.”
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Samba Villas
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We found all the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. The rooms were exceptionally clean and well serviced. Unfortunately we had an incident when a thunderstorm with heavy rain for over an hour caused water that was coming off the roof of the building next door to shed onto our veranda floor and wash under our front door flooding some of our room floor. I reported it and the staff were around directly to sweep the waster away and dry the floor with a mop and stop the cause of the water ingress. Well done. We had no damage to our belongings and other was no damage to their room.

The restaurant was over the road and on the beach, the menu was great, prices reasonable, and food of great quality. Service was prompt despite the restaurant being full.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

we stayed at Samba Villa for one night in July 2013. The room is excelent. the staff s are very friendly especially the manager , mr Ank . The locaton of the hotel is good enough and also the beach. The staff ( Mr Chaerul / Haerul ) helped us to rent a boat for snorkeling because we couldnt joint snorkleing tour that day . We will stay here again if we visit Gili Trawangan . The only disappointment of us is we stayed only one night.
Any way the phone in the room does not work.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank effendy p
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We travelled as a family, with 3 kids (12, 10 and 2) .... This place was perfect. Great location, friendly staff who love kids, walking distance to everything but far enough away from the partying. Clean rooms - serviced daily including sheets changed daily which was great given the sand that crept in every day from our swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving adventures.
Thank you team Samba,
Justine, Paul, Bonita, Willis and James

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
3  Thank Justine B
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed at Samba Villas for 20 nights in total throughout June 2013 and the service was nothing short of excellent.

My wife and I got married on the island and having stayed at Samba Villas for the last 5 years we used it as our base, and also decided to offer the place to the majority of our 42 guests. We were not disappointed. The staff were spot on as usual, they really could not do enough for us. We truly believe that Sam (Samba Villas Owner) really has put together the best team on the island. Each and every employee would go out of their way to help, and service is always accompanied with a smile.

We loved the new renovation (which has now finished), the grounds really have come on leaps and bounds. One thing we also noticed was the food had improved and the menu had some great new additions. The menu catered for all; people like myself that love to eat Asian food, and people like my Dad who will eat nothing but spring rolls and chilli chips!

The restaurant was noticeably busier of an evening, and the outdoor beach bar meant that we didn’t have to venture out at night if we didn’t want to.

The rooms as always were clean and tidy with very good air-conditioning. Yes the local mosque does tend to go off at 5am every morning, but it’s only for 5 minutes. I’ve seen a number of negative comments below regarding the mosque that I feel are not really fair to Samba Villas. Gili Trawangan is a small, Muslim island. If you really do not want to be awoken by the call of prayer, may I suggest that this beautiful, picturesque island may not be the ideal holiday destination for you.

Like I have said, my wife and I have been coming here every year since 2009 and every year it has improved. We got engaged here last year, married here this year, and will more than likely be back for our anniversary in 2014. If you can look past the little imperfections that come with island life (such as being awoken by the local mosque at 5am) then you really will have the time of your lives.

Well done Sam and thank you for another amazing trip. Keep up the good work!!!

Ryan

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

The location of the place is very good as it is central and close to dinner spots but because of that it is not quite at night and you can hear all the noises from the street. The place is under construction so if you think you will be having a quite time during the day, I regret to disappoint you. There are lots of insects in the room and in the bathroom as it is not clean. The mattresses underneath the coverings are dirty and old ( have no idea where they got them from). Breakfast is poor and if you want extra, they require you to pay. Swimming pool is small and not clean. There are lots of places in Gili T for the same amount of money which are clean, friendly and new! Hope you will not do the same mistake staying there as we did!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Wonderful experience in Samba. The most excellent manajer i have ever met.
Definitly will come to Samba again if i go to gili trawangan.
Please ask Ank if you go to Samba, you will experience the best service in Indonesia.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Went to samba villa amazing the staff couldn't do enough for us we felt very welcome ,stayed in the villa for 8 days as our friends son was getting married in the gillis ,nothing was to much trouble for the staff , the beach is within stepping distance so sad to be home ,villa are all very clean aircon free wii I would recommend samba villia as a great place to stay thankyou so much to all the staff that looked after us all miss you guys thanks again xx

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Outer Ring Road - East Coast, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 256 Speciality Lodging in Gili Trawangan
Price Range: £58 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samba Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samba Villas enjoys a direct access to the beach. It offers a perfect base as an Indonesian family owned and run operation, attention to each and every guest gives you truly unique experience at the same time as supporting local business. whether your holiday focuses in diving, island hopping, or simply relaxing in the sun. With local and international cuisine and strong knowledge of the island and surrounding area, we aim to keep you satisfied both inside and out. Samba Villas is a special places if you are swimming in our pool, enjoying the bar and lounge area, resting in your villa or somewhere in between, Samba Villas will not leave you wanting. Samba Villas have a fresh water pool from where you can watch beach life in front. ... more   less 
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Samba Villas Hotel Gili Trawangan
Samba Villas Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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