“Initially we were planning to stay at another hotel for our 3 night stay in Lombok, but then I came across the reviews of this hotel, and I could not believe all the 5 stars.
However, after our 3 nights were over, Tugu Lombok TRULY deserves all the 5 star reviews.
Basically the hotel is situated next to its own private 900metre beach. Although we were there after a tide, the staff did its best to clean the beach every day. All along the beach there are deckchairs, open-air cabins chairs etc
Rooms: We stayed during Ramadan, and our room was close to a mosque. The praying could be heard throughout the night. When we talked about this to the GM, they immediately did their best to accomodate us in a new room, which was farther from the mosque and its sound could not be heard. The rooms are clean, and service is twice a day, morning and evenings. Our first room had a semi-open-air bathroom (still very private), which was something we never came across, but enjoyed.
Hotel grounds: Hotel grounds are magnificent. Clean cut green grass, sandy beach and sea. The hotel offers free snorkeling equipment, free canoes and also other sea amenities.
Staff: The staff were incredible. They really go out of their way to make your stay great. We were on our honeymoon, and they brought a cake for us in the last night, and decorated our room (whilst we were dining) with various ‘towel animals’. We were super delighted to see it and could not believe our eyes. Since the hotel has limited rooms, staff knows you on a personal basis, and it really makes you feel more at home.
Excursions: We took 2 excursions from the hotel. One was to Gili islands and the other to the waterfalls. Both were a little bit pricey, but we enjoyed both of them. The Gili islands one was exceptionally good..they literally give you a boat to use at your own leisure with your own captain and his helper 🙂 They suggested good snorkeling spots etc.
Dining: Since there are no restaurants nearby, we took dinner at the restaurants hotels. Food was really really good, especially the fish, but a little expensive. For our last night, we also had the opportunity to dine on the sand and under the stars, surrounded by candle light. Truly one in a lifetime romantic experience.
Conclusion: This was one of the best hotels we have stayed into in our 3 week Bali honeymoon. The 5 star reviews are really well deserved.
IF we are ever back to Lombok, we will surely stay there again!!”