We spent nine beautiful nights at Qunci for our honeymoon. I had high expectations and they were certainly met by Qunci. We stayed in the private one bedroom villa with pool (a five min walk from the main resort or they are happy to drive you there and pick you up. We loved the walk though as it was through part of the village and past lots of little kids, and cows and goats etc). Our villa was large and beatifully appointed with a comfortable king size bed. The outside area was secluded and we were not overlooked at all.
I was nine weeks pregnant when we were there, and I was worried about water, ice, ensuring things were cooked properly etc. My anxiety was wasted, though, as cleanliness is next to godliness for Qunci. Everything was fresh and perfectly cooked. The water is bottled and the ice is made from bottled sources. We ate mostly in the resort and neither of us had any issues at all.
The food is impeccable. A great variety, all fantastically delicious. We mainly had the Indonesian/Asian fare, however, I must confess to having the Ceasar Salad twice as it was so good. Best ever. And we went back to the chocolate pudding about five times. The breakfasts were good, lots of variety and two different breakfast menus to choose from. And we could customise a bit here and there. Pretty decent coffee, too.
I have never seen better service anywhere. The staff were all friendly and accommodating. They all say hello and smile and make you feel like they love being there as much as you do.
The pools (both ours at the villa and the three at the resort) were clean. There were plenty of sun loungers (although if you want a good spot, go down early and claim it with a book). There is a brilliant spa there that is very very well priced. I had a couple of treatments for about a quarter of the price I pay in Australia.
We took a trip to the Gili Islands (organised directly with Sam from the bar on the beach right next to the resort at the Nooq end). It was all day and USD30 each. There were just the two of us and our boat captain Joom (not sure if that's the right spelling) was great. He knew just where to go for turtles and we saw several including a HUGE one that surfaced right next to us. Gorgeous. Sam gave us a water bottle filled with bread that we filled with water and fed to the fish, so there were pretty exotic fish all around us when we were snorkeling. It was pretty special.
We also took a trip to a couple of Sasak villages as we wanted to buy some quality handicrafty stuff. Really enjoyed the cultural aspect, but if anyone suggests going to the Hindu temple or the Mall in Mataram - say no!
Downside - the only one!
There was a mosque that was quite close to our villa and it seemed to have its speaker directed at the villa. A very loud speaker. At running the risk of sounding religiously insensitive, listing to prayer, koran readings and singing five times a day (4.30 - 5.30am, 9-10am, 12-1pm, 5-6pm and 8-9pm - approx) PLUS the additional extras as it was Ramadan (2am music and singing and other random times) was a bit much. The staff provided ear plugs but really it still woke us up in the morning and was a real interruption when trying to laze by the pool at the villa. We ended up avoiding it by spending days at the resort and timing meals appropriately. It was hardly a trainsmash but we'd not book that villa again next time and we'd stay in the resort (rooms 39, 25 and 31 looked good to us).
The mosque noise is very noticeable from the private villa with pool. We thought rooms 39, 25 and 31...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Report response as inappropriate
We are all very happy that Qunci lived up to your expectations; a honeymoon is a very special time!!
And thanks also for all your praise for the food, service, etc.
And yes, the mosque was particularly noisy at this time of year because of the fasting month but that being said, we are also going to redesign/rebuild the grass thatch (alang-alang) roof on the luxury villas this November to try and make it more sound proof. This should help in the future.
Good luck with your upcoming newborn!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.