Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
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... walking like in a parade. We crawled along for the last km or so as we were right in the middle of it. Traffic was so slow in both directions since it was going at walking speed. It was quite neat to see though and after we made it back to our hotel, we walked out to the road to watch it for a while. I particularly liked the floats that were too tall for the trees – they had guys sitting up top with a curved blade, cutting down branches as they ...
... east, including Komodo and Flores. We originally gave ourselves a week to see Lombok, figuring that was enough time to get things sorted once we arrived, and booked just the first two nights on the island in Senggigi, the de facto capital. However, once we arrived in Gili T we realised that: (1) we don’t have the kit to hike Mt. Ranjani – we sent all our hiking stuff back to the UK from Hong Kong; (2) we don’t ...
... that evening. The best place to eat dinner on the island was the night market. There were lots of stalls selling all sorts of Indonesian food and dishes and then plastic seats and long tables to sit at and chat to other travellers eating around you. It's also a really cheap option! Lucy and I sat with Flora, a Swiss guy called Gabriel and two French guys from Flora's dorm. After dinner we all went and got a drink together, chatted ...
... back and picked up Melinda who jumped on the back. Extra weight makes it more difficult and my legs didn’t expect to need extra strength to hold the bike up! Completely changes balance of bike of course.
Now the interesting thing that happened was this. The scooter arrived and as we asked for two helmets our guy went to collect them. He soon brought one over and then I said we need another. He seemed a bit confused about this ...
... then what should have been a 2 hour trip became 5 hours, we were soaked, cold and thoroughly fed up. Suddenly the rain disappeared, we started to climb the steepest of hills, unsure if our little Honda would make it and finally below and beyond was the incredible view of Kuta's surrounding bays. Not to be confused with Bali's Kuta, this place is a gem and it's no wonder so many major developers are buying up land. Ten years from now and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
The room was beautiful and the views was great. We read a lot on the balcony. The pool is amazing, very relaxing. We loved Lombok because the sea and the beach are very very amazing! We want to Gilli Nanggu and I recommend at everyone for snorkling. The food was very good and we love this hotel. I recommend a lot.
Sheraton Sengigi Lombok
Nous avions effectivement obtenu un prix tout a fait raisonable pour cet hotel mais a vouloir le prix il faut reconnaitre que l'on ne pourra pas attendre de la qualite. nous avions choisi dans un premier temps bali pour son exotisme et quelle surprise de decouvrir que cet hotel n'etait pas a bali comme nous avez confirme la reception mais 15 minutes de vol plus loin !
rien a redire sur la piscine, assew de beach bed mais qul desapointement sur la chambre, fuites, nettoyage approximatif, demande a plusieurs reprise de papier toilette... un staff tres prevenant mais un management qui ne suit pas toujours. Peut etre qu'une attention plus particuliere du directeur de l'hotel sera la bienvenue pour esperer nous revoir car meme quand celui ci passe son jour off autour de la piscine il pourrait avoir un oeil "client". heureusement que son staff est prevenant pour excuser le manque de professionnalisme dans le service. Pour ce qui est de l'ile, surtout evitez la basse saison, vous serez harceles jusque dans la piscine pour un massage par des locaux, vous voulez aller au village voisin : idem ! Toutes mes felicitations au SPA, l'un des meilleurs.
i simply can't understand other peoples gripes!
what exactly do you expect from Lombok? If you want holidays full of amusement parks, and slot machines and games then go elsewhere!
Lombok is a truelly beautiful place, and the Sheraton Sengiggi is a fantastic hotel.
We spent 11 nights here after 2 nights in luxurious Singapore and we were not dissapointed. Agreed, we upgraded to a suite, and the room was well decorated, lovely big comfortable bed, spacious bathroom with separate Bath & Shower, Lounge & dining area was great, Satelite TV in bedroom & Lounge.
The pool is lovely, and great for swimming and relaxing around it. Plenty of sunbeds by the pool and beach. The restaurants served wonderful delicious food, and with a great variety.
ALL the staff were happy, and smiling, and were always very obliging to chat to you.
There are 6 bars/restaurants next to the hotel by the beach, not bad and a lot cheaper than the hotel, not that the hotel is expensive at all!
Yes, the hawkers can be a little pestering, but if you find the time to chat to them, you will realise that they are just as happy to learn from you, as they are to sell to you.
Overall i wouldn't hesitate to go there again.
By the way, the hotel arrange tours-a-plenty if you are that bored!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We both loved it!!!!!!!
Lovely hotel, nice rooms with comfortable beds and clean, new linen - make sure you ask to be in the refurbished ones. But..there is nothing to do here. The hotel is in a great bay with on shore winds and would be perfect for windsurfing but there are no boards to hire, no surfboards for rent, no sunfish to sail. The hotel has no tennis, golf or aerobics, no table tennis or pool tables. There is a small under equipped gym, a nice pool but - there is simply nothing for guests to do except avoid the beach vendors (who incidentally became a real pest - you couldn't leave the hotel beach area without being accosted by dozens of them all selling the same stuff - they even come into the beach resturants to pester you)..all in all - the hotel is very luxurious, the staff are excellent and very helpful but between here and Bali there is simply no competition.
Lovely Hotel, Great Island
We had the second leg of our honeymoon here. The hotel is nice, the pool lovely and the food fine. Having had 10 days relaxing in Bali we were ready for more of a look around the Island and it was fantastic. The rooms are nice inside but we did ask to be moved after our first night. We could here next doors room really clearly and listening to them using the toilet at night was not ideal. The room we moved to had a double bedroom, large living space and a full size dining table along with a lovely view of the pool area from the very large balcony. The pool is a little small but very beautifully done with an ornate slide to one side that is a sculpture of a big head (sounds rubbish but it is lovely). Having been in Bali noticed that everything here was half the price. The Sasaks (natives of Lombok) were not as good at English as the Balinesse however we got by.
Nearby the Hotel is the resort of Senggigi. It's full of great restaurants and bars that have some fantastic live singing. There are donkey carts parked up out of the front of the hotel that will take you and bring you back whenever you want for around 30,000 rupia.
This island is just full of lovely people. Remember the standard of living on Lombok is not great so prepared to be hassled to buy things. I just resorted to giving the occassional 10,000 rupia for nothing so they could buy lunch and leave us alone at times.
We booked a couple of trips through Kuoni and if you can I'd definately be asked to be taken by a local called Uji. He's a lovely man, very good English and a good knowledge of the whole island. We got invited round to his house for dinner to see his wife and children. It was very special. We even ended up buying his son a bike for school and returned the favour having them over for a day at the Sheraton.
We also did a boat trip to two north gili's (island). We booked this with a man on the beach. Just go onto the beach and turn left, you'll be approached by loads of street sellers but dig out the boat trip man. I think we paid 300,000 rupia (and that was without bartering) which got us our own boat and man to take us up the coast of Lombok, which we saw some lovely scenery, and to two north islands. The beaches and the water here was great.
Another trip we went on with Uji was to two great waterfalls and also to a south gili, gili Nangu. This south gili was beautiful, crystal clear waters and pure white sand, absolutely perfect.
We came back via a traditional market, we were the only westerners there but Uji knew all the locals well. Watch out for the stink of fish paste and I don't think I've seen so many flies on butterflied chicken in my life. It certainly is an eye opener.
For the brave hearted there is also a great tattoo artist on Senggigi. Head into Senggigi and just before you get to a big restaurant on your right with orange signs (sorry forgotten name, think it was Tamzan, a very nice place to eat) there is an internet cafe. Above there is a tattoo studio. Had one done myself and although more painful than normal the result was worth it. Don't expect them to stick a transfer on first and then go over it with a surgical needle. No such technology. Here they use board markers to draw the outline then with a regular sewing needle fixed to a tattoo gun with cotton away he goes free hand. The locals who like to watch are more than willing to fetch you bottles of whiskey (and drink it with you) to numb the pain. The tattoo cost me 1 million rupia, and I didn't barter for it.
The only downside I remembered was a lack of enough sunbeds so you've got to get up early to bag a good one.
While we were here so was the president of Indonesia so this must be one of the best on the island.
So top tips, go see the island, it's a great place and very humbling. If you can ask at reception for Uji to take you on your trips, he is just fantastic.
Good value, but not Wow!
We stayed here for 1 week to compliment the first half of our holiday in Bali. We had been recommended this hotel by family who had stayed some 5 years before.
Overall, we were disappointed. The hotel is fantastic value, but in hindsight we should have bit the bullet and stayed at the Oberoi. The hotel seemed very tired and we felt was in need of "lick of paint" across the board - peeling paint, poor TV reception (!), broken beach chairs, slow service and just in general not the WOW factor we have experienced in other Far East Hotels
Lombok is like Bali was some 15-20 years ago and we found there was very little to do outside of the hotel. The beach is not the greatest so we spent much of the day at the very nice pool. Food within the hotel was very poor but outside of the complex food was limited so we were resticted to eating in the same beach side restaurant each evening. Everything seemed to close very early so even a late night drink was impossible.
We made one day trip to the Gilli Islands which was fab. Great beach and really good dive sites.
If you want a great value break, where all you do is sit by a pool and read, then this is for you but we were left wanting more.
We camne here for a week during our honeymoon. It was excellent value for money, the service was great, food and cocktails delicious and location lovely. Unfortunately the rooms let the hotel down. we asked to see about 6 rooms before we resigned ourselves to paying extra for a suit. All rooms we saw had a huge milldew problem -mildew on the curtains, upholstery, cushions etc and the rooms smelt very damp. Hotels we stayed at in bali (albeit much pricier places)didn't have this problem. Good value for money but don't go if you're after somewhere special.
An excellent hotel. Staff are very friendly and efficient. It is extremely well run, everyone does their own job with excellence which makes your stay a memerable one. I visited during the low season, so the hotel only had about 50 guests during my 14 nights here. Consequently the pool was deserted and service at the resturants was super-quick. The pool is big and well kept, as are the gardens. The breakfasts are buffet style and you can eat what you like in whatever quantity you like, the range of food is endless. The evening meals are high class from the limited menu (the wine menu is poor), and themed nights are held on Wednesday and Saturday when very good buffets are offered. The beach is not private, but you do not get bothered by the sellers, as they are not allowed on the beach- security stop them..this is a big plus. The beach is quite nice, but the water is murky (not polluted) so there is not much to see. Stick to the pool is my advice. Do not be alarmed by the military style checkpoint outside the hotel, this is common in these parts and has nothing to do with the recent blasts in Bali. The hotel has a executive lounge at the airport, make sure you use it. If you are lucky you may see turtles released into the sea from the small hatchery they have here. One word of advice, when shown your room, check the walls for damp patches, some rooms suffer badly and have smell. Otherwise enjoy your stay.
The best on Lombok
I had the ultimate pleasure of staying at the Sheraton Senggigi for four nights. It is truly a beautiful place to stay. The staff are friendly, with excellent english speaking skills. The rooms are in excellent order. The food is fantastic. The grounds are lush, pretty and very well maintained. The swimming pool is large, gorgeous and very relaxing to be in. I cannot fault this hotel at all. Simply one of the best places to stay in Indonesia. The only drawback is the beach. It is very ordinary, so don't expect a postcard white sand/blue water setting. However, the hotel more than makes up for it. Highly recommended. I can't wait to get back there and spend more time. You'll love this place.
Skip Bali - Head to Lombok!
We wanted to avoid the craziness of Bali and get away to relax. I lived in the busy city of Jakarta, and my stay in Lombok was the most enjoyable time in Indonesia. We went during the low season, and since we speak Bahasa Indonesia we talked them into giving us the local rate (I think it was around $50 for two people!) The hotel was beautiful, tranquil and very relaxing. The food was wonderful. We also took a trip to explore the Gigi islands and founds some really nice white sand beaches. I have a postcard up in my mundane cubical now here in the US to remind myself that I have been there! I would definately avoid Bali and go straight to Lombok!