Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
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The tropical island of Lombok, just about 40Km east of Bali, is still almost untouched by tourism, here you can find the original world of Indonesia with its rich cultural and traditional life. A terrific scenerie with green rice fields and the long untouched sandy beaches, mountains, corals, palms and traditional villages as well as a almost 4000M …
Our 3 days in the Sheraton were so relaxing. We ate so much our first breakfast because we hadn't seen a spread like it in months. Cheese - oh glorious cheese and sushi etc etc. We lazed by the pool, watched so many movies, sat in the hot tub and the sauna, ordered room service and did very little. It was fantastic. I ventured out as little as I …
... we could get stuck in a place like this and settled in. Over the next four days we chilled out and did a couple of dives with one of the dive shops. The food here has been top notch and one restaurant serves up fresh yellow fin sashimi so good we ended up ordering it four times. We spent time snorkelling and explored the island followed by a nightly routine of a walk to the north point for sunset happy hour at a Rasta bar. We closed one night out at a Full Moon party ...
... around the other side, probably due to lack of business, however it's such a pretty island I would be happy just going round all day. The only bad thing was the path going round the edge of the island, some of it was so sandy you couldn't cycle, so we spent about 20 minutes pushing our bikes, which seemed a hell of a lot longer in the heat. I had sweat dripping off me, not what I did plan on, when we were meant to go for an easy cycle to see the island. After a ...
... night before returning home. Tom's sister cooked a really good dinner for us all (As is the custom we used no cutlery only our right hand not our left which is usually associated with a less pleasant task!). When dinner was finished we sat and talked until we got tired. Tom also kindly donated us his room. During the night we were constantly attacked by mosquitoes, especially me!
I got a shock the next morning when I checked myself in the mirror! Large red bumps ...
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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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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!