My husband and I stayed here in May as part of our honeymoon. We had stayed 3 nights in Ubud Bali before coming here for 4 nights then went back to Bali to finish off our honeymoon at the Samaya in Seminyak,
The Oberoi, Lombok was an absolutely stunning hotel, set in beautiful grounds and the staff could not have been more helpful. (Sometimes perhaps overly attentive as my husband and I are more that happy enough to refill our own glass from our coke can at lunch!)
The rooms are absolutely stunning, we stayed in a terraced garden pavilion which was so spacious and had all the mod cons. The allowed us to keep our room for a late check out free of charge which was very good.
The staff and locals are very proud of their island and more than happy to tell you about the best places to go. We recommend getting a guide to take you to to the waterfalls.
The hotel is however very isolated and there are no villages, shops, restaurants etc nearby that you could walk to. The town of Sengiggi is about 40 minutes away in a taxi (take a bluebird taxi as it is far cheaper than the hotel car) where there are some restaurants and supermarkets should you need. If you are looking for a place to completely relax then this hotel is a very good option.
The pool and pool area at the hotel is stunning. They also have lots of loungers down at the waterfront so you can sunbathe by the beach. You do need shoes however to go into the sea at this beach thanks to the local wildlife.
The main issue that we had was there was absolutely no entertainment for guests in the evening, even some atmosphere in the pool bar would have been nice but we were often the only people there. We just felt that as there is no where else to go, something to do in the evening (and I don't mean dodgy karaoke or tribute acts) should have been provided.
Overall, a very pleasant stay, good food, friendly service, very very clean, however if you are not a sun worshiper I would perhaps look for somewhere that has a bit more to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secluded Luxury Resort with traditional influences, situated on the beach in 24 acres of tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Oberoi Lombok Hotel Mataram
- Oberoi Hotel Lombok
- Oberoi Hotel Mataram
- Oberoi Mataram
- Mataram Oberoi