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Mainski Lembongan Resort
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Dont Stay Here”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Very overpriced, dirty bedsheets and pillows. When asked staff to change bed we were met with a grunt and 2 (less dirty) pillows an hour later. The staff sit around waiting for you to call them to do anything, never thinking to use initiative. This is the result of poor management and training. There was a sign on check-in saying "No refunds in any circumstances". This should be a warning about the level of service. There are also signs (near the pool and bar), offering free meals for a positive tripadvisor review. I wish I had the photo to prove this sign, no doubt this will be refuted that it exists. please consider other accommodation on Nusa Lembongan. Mainski is more than dissapointing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I just loved the fact that they have a poster up in the restaurant saying to all the customers that if you write a good report on trip advisor then you will be rewarded with either two main meals or two cocktails of your choice! It kind of sums up the fact that there service is so shoddy in other areas, they feel they have to bribe people to post good reviews on here! Anyways Bruce was a really nice chap, most of the other staff seemed super lazy and couldn't be bothered to help, bathrooms stink, rooms weren't clean, or cleaned for the week we were there. Towels weren't changed for the week! Just abit poor really, although the setting is lovely!

  • Stayed July 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I made a mistake ignoring the bad reviews I read about this place. Don't make the same mistake....just look at the sheer number of bad reviews this place has gotten!

this large resort is very unwelcoming. In my 5 weeks of stay in the Indonesia, this was the single most unmotivated staff I have encountered. They really cannot crack even one small smile Indonesians are renowned for. They are totally apathetic.

The resort is big and you are just a number. The rooms are way too expensive for what you get. Dark and decaying rooms with a very noisy fan in my case. I paid 320.000 RP for something that should have been the half of that. The same holds true for the restaurant. Just order something from the kitchen and try the same dish the next day at one of the other restaurants and you will notice the difference....


Very strange, but this was also the first (and only) hotel that I staid in that wanted me to pay *all* the nights up front. Most places you pay when you leave, you pay only the first night, or you can pay as you go. Not at Manski. I guess they are afraid that people will leave half way after having found out what kind of place it is.....

They do have a nice bar to hang out and meet people. Only in my case also large groups of Australian "teenagers" were hanging around, which isn't my cup of tea.

As other reviews have pointed out, the water in the swimming pool is filthy. You can't even see your own toes, so unclear the water is.

After this I moved to Segada Inn. Check my review about that place. It was great and felt so sorry I spend the first 3 nights at Manski's!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed at Nusa Lembongan over the weekend and found this nice looking hotel over the internet. It looked like it had beautiful rooms and a nice pool and was right at the sunset beach.
The rooms are old and were full of insects as well as dirty bedsheets and towels. The water smells like sulfur, you would rather have a shower in the sea, in which you can't swim in front of the hotel because there are loads of algae farms, that smell quite strong especially at night.
If you are used to friendly Balinese staff you will also be disappointed, although they seem to be quite helpful nobody is smiling and you will have to fight for your rights at this hotel.
The positive reviews this hotel is receiving on tripadvisor are fake written by people who want to get a free meal or 2 free cocktails.
The restaurant and the beautiful sunsets are the only good things about this place!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

It's funny you know, you read other people's reviews and you know what sort of people they are immediately by the poor grammer and spelling mistakes, oh well, you get that in this sort of business.
This is not the first time we have ventured to Mainski and certainly wont be the last. The owner Brian is an expectional man, he arranged our pickup from our hotel in Legian, the ferry journey and transport to his wonderful place. I did meet some other guests who also frequented the place and love the location. It is not a 5 star establishment, but an affordable modest place to hang one's hat to relax and do nothing. Great food, decent serves and cold beer. Our 2 days went too quick but as Arnie says, I'll be back

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Another great stay with Brian & the team at Mainski. There is a great selection of accomadation for all, including Villas for Family visits at Mainski. It is also great value for the money.
The facilities are excellent, swimming pool, pool table & table tennis for the youngins. The selection of rooms are clean & with modern bathroom ensuites.
4 great surfbreaks right out the front - Shipwrecks, Razors, Laserations & Playgrounds, catering for all level of surfers. The diving & snorkelling on the island is also an excellent passtime. We snorkelled with the Mantarays this morning, which was awe inspiring. So there is heaps to do on Lembongan or just chill by the beautiful poolside at Mainski.
Brian's right hand person - City booked me a motor bike & a massage yesterday with no fuss at all. Both were excellent.

From my experiences over many years staying with Brian & the Mainski team, I would highly recommend Mainski. I look forward to my next visit to Mainski in 2013.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

we stayed 1 week at this resort and we really enjoyed our stay there. Rooms are big and clean with a nice balcony and a lot of place to tidy your stuffs. The resort is right in front of the sea and the waves (if you like surfing). Amenities are great : swimming pool with longchairs, free pool and ping pong tables, bar and restaurant ...
You can go to a snorkelling trip to see the manta rays from the resort and you rent book motorbike at very affordables prices.
The atmosphere is very nice, there's enough animation if you want to meet people and enjoy a beer but room are still quiet.
The staff is really friendly and helpful. They are always willing to help you.
We would definitively come back here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mainski Lembongan Resort

Property: Mainski Lembongan Resort
Address: Jungut Batu Beach, 80366, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Nusa Lembongan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #114 of 135 Specialty Lodging in Nusa Lembongan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mainski Lembongan Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently renovated & upgraded beachfront budget resort hotel set amidst tropical gardens, facing the sparkling turquoise waters of the Bali Bandung Straits. Both innovative and contemporary for Jungut Batu beach, comprising budget accommodation; a waterfront infinity pool and beach-side bar; international restaurant serving dishes using the freshest ingredients with icy cold beers, cocktails & wines; Free wi-fi internet. We offer a range of water and land activities and specialized services. Mainski Lembongan resort is a budget beachfront resort. ... more   less 
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