We had a fantastic 4 night stay as part of our honeymoon. The villa was just as described in the description and the pictures. The location was great, just a few minutes walk from the beach and bikes were provided which made it very easy to get around the island (you can cycle to the other side of the island in less than 10 minutes). We enjoyed having our breakfast prepared for us in the villa each morning. We loved Gili Air, the beaches and snorkelling were amazing and there's plenty of nice restaurants and bars yet it never felt too busy or noisy.
Unfortunately our last night coincided with the Lombok earthquake. The owners and staff (particularly Mike) showed real class and professionalism. It was a frightening situation but Mike and the staff stayed with us and the other guests the whole time and told us exactly what to do. They put the guests first and did everything they could to ensure we were safe and comfortable. They arranged for a boat to take us off the island in the morning which saved us waiting for hours in the harbour and made sure we were able to get to our next destination. We honestly don't know what we would have done without Mike and the staff.
Obviously this was not the ideal end to our stay but the staff left a big impression on us and we will always be grateful to them.
Thank you to Mike for looking after us so well! All the staff were excellent from helping us settle in with a welcome drink and information about the island to making us breakfast each morning in our yard and teaching us some of the local language! It was my dad's birthday during our stay and I emailed ahead to ask for a cake to be ordered and the staff organised this and helped prepare the cake as a surprise with candles which was lovely! The villa was very clean and even my fussy mum thought it was scrupulously clean! Each villa had it's own yard and pool which was nice to chill out in and the price of the mini fridge is very reasonable. The shower was lovely and even though there was a power cut one night the generator came on and sorted out the hot water. The location of the villa is not on the beach front but is less than 5 mins walk from the beach (and best location to watch the sunset). There were nice restaurants nearby including the Mexican kitchen and scratch and bars showing the world cup! Terima kasih for this fantastic stay! Sampi jumpa!
Beautiful private retreat just minutes from the beach and fabulous sunsets - perfect for our Ruby Anniversary. Breakfast superbly prepared each morning at your own villa. Good sized private pool and fantastic staff. Bicycles at our disposal too, they were very useful. Fab.
We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Samalama and our only regret was that 3 nights just wasn’t enough!
Location is great, just a few minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and bars near by, and perfect for watching the sunsets.
The staff are fantastic, and really make your stay as easy as can be, breakfast cooked for you each morning in your own villa was a highlight, plus in the evening when we chose to stay in one night they helped with a pizza delivery!
The garden around the pool and outside area is beautiful with varied colours of flowering plants, all add to the atmosphere.
Having gone around the island, we were so happy with our choice of accommodation and would most definitely stay here again should we return. :-)
We have just left the villa this morning. Our favourite place we have stayed on our tour of Bali and Lombok. Beautiful outdoor space with large private pool. Great outdoor dining area and Maria made us breakfast every day. The best pancakes!! The bedroom was stunning with a great bathroom too. Everything was honestly perfect. We loved using the bikes to get around (free from Samalama) but you can also walk to the good sunset beaches from here. The staff thought of everything from giving us torches for the night time to a waterproof bag for snorkelling. Absolute private paradise.Thank you so much to Maria who made our stay so perfect! Cannot recommend this place enough.