We stayed at the Oberoi for the final 5 nights of our honeymoon and loved it. On arrival it Lombok from Bali, everything seemed to relax and the Oberoi was certainly the most chilled out location we stayed at, while still balancing wiht excellent service. There is something natural about most of the staff, you meet real Indonesian people!
Reception: Our first interaciton with the hotel was when we discovered we could fly back to Bali rather than taking the long boat that had been booked by our travel agent. A couple of members of staff took over from us and organised the entire booking without our input and charged it to the room, including cancelling the original booking with our agent. The team were extremely helpful and very competent and we were delighted with the help we received.
Room: Our room was excellent, we had a sea view and a lovely big balcony from which to enjoy it! Unfortunately we had one issue with the air con, and when it wasn't rectified the hotel moved our room and actually upgraded us in the process.
Hotel Grounds: Great layout, beautifully maintained, loved that the beach loungers were on the grass, not on the beach, great infinity pool! The beach itself is not ideal for sunbathing but is nice for wandering along.
Food: Breakfast was fantastic, great blueberry pancakes. Lunch had great options too, and the service was very prompt which you want at those meals. Lumbung had great food at dinner time, although i felt that asian portion of the menu was heavily influenced by India, which isn't necessarily my preference for dinner but my husband loved it. The daily specials werer excellent and the service at dinner was great, a nice amount of time left between courses and Amuse Bouche and after dinner treat offered. The in room dining was also fantastic, we only tried it on our lsat night and we regretted not trying it earlier! It's your own private dining experience!
Diving/Beach Club: This was a personal highlight of staying at the Oberoi. On arrival, we thought we might dive two or three days, and then we tried it and ended up diving all four! The equipment was excellent, the staff were fantastic, and great for helping to relax you and ensure you have fantastic diving! The dive sites around Gili Islands are fantasitc, we tried 8 locations, and 6 were amazing, and the other two were fine but the visiblity wasn't excellent due to currents. there are alot of currents in this area, which makes for great drift dives and some intersting swims on the way out but once you're in, the experience is fantastic. We saw more turtles than other divers and sharks, eagle rays, mantis shrimp, napeolean, the list goes on! I plan to go back to the Oberoi and the diving is possible the number one reason! Diving starts at 9 (promptly), your equipment is set up for you prior to your arrival, you step on the boat, are at the first site in 20 minutes, dive, relax on a beach at one of the Gili's for an hour, then dive again and are back between 12.45 and 1. So efficient and a very relaxing way to dive!
There are other things available at the hotel so make sure to ask on arrival. You can take out canoes, go to a local market, see a local village etc! The hotel will organise anything and everything for you, so make sure to ask! We loved it and hope you will too!
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- 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