This was once a very grand hotel with beautiful grounds, random art objects strewn around, a nice pool and pretty rooms, some with lovely decorations. It is also somewhat decrepit, in a romantic rather than a gross way. Our ceiling fan had lost most of its paint and was covered in some kind of growth, the sheets and towels were completely mismatched (I had a fake Gucci towel). It feels like being on an old, abandoned set of a Hollywood film from the golden ages, back when there were real stars. We went early in the season so were able to bargain the price of our room (we paid 200,000rp for a deluxe room but without a/c -- there were nicer rooms for around 350,000rp). The restaurant was completely dead and we never ate there -- there are plenty of more authentic warungs in the village.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matahari Inn offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in friendly and family-like atmosphere. Located in Kuta south of Lombok, with famous white virgin beaches, it's crystal clear water, and breathtaking scenery and it's ideal base for exploring the region's many outstanding Surf Spots. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Matahari Hotel Kuta
- Matahari Inn Kuta, Lombok