The Lombok Lodge

Tanjung, Lombok, Indonesia Book from Book from £283 per night

A stunning destination hotel on Lombok with 9 designer lodges, excellent food and generous hosts; day trip to the Gili Islands in 10 minutes
You’ll feel like a treasured house guest at this super-exclusive boutique hotel in northern Lombok, a short boat ride away from Indonesia’s Gili Islands. Nothing is too much trouble for Belgian owners, Ben and Anja Olaerts, and the stellar staff will steal your heart with their generosity. Garlands, cold flannels, popcorn on the house, sorbets by the infinity pool - it all makes you feel very, very special.

There are just 9 striking cubist lodges, plus a flexible 2-3 bedroom family suite, all with their own outdoor seating areas built to showcase the luminous views. Sharp, well-lit bathrooms with open-air showers invite serenades to the moon as you lather up with the finest Hermes toiletries. Soulful guests can head to the hotel’s jetty to watch the magnificent volcano, Mount Rinjani, blush at dawn, then back to bed till you’re ready for breakfast, which can be served at any time and any place you please. How civilised is that? The Indo fusion food is downright gorgeous, and you’ll meet executive chef Jiwa and personable manager Pak Mangsur at each night’s convivial 5-course dinner. Whether you're a solo traveller, family, honeymooner or independent couple, you will happily recharge your batteries at this absolutely splendid destination hotel.

Highs

  • Rates include a healthy breakfast, indulgent afternoon teas and a stunning 5-course dinner (tailored to your tastes)...
  • ...and the truly superb Indo-fusion food is created by one of the best chefs we’ve come across in Indonesia
  • Flawless service by discreet, insightful staff
  • The many lovely treats and extras, which are on-the-house and replaced without question, which feels like you’re staying with good friends
  • Unlike Bali, Lombok is largely untouched by tourism and has has a distinct culture. You can explore indigenous villages, visit Hindu and Muslim places of worship, and the hotel can arrange treks to Mount Rinjani volcano and its sacred lake

Lows

  • The beach is rocky, so it's not the best place for a swim in the sea. But there’s a huge infinity pool, and they offer a daily shuttle to Gili Air, where you can swim, snorkel and laze on white sands
  • Though the chef has the lightest of touches, it's easy to over-indulge in all the scrumptious food!
  • This sheltered little cove gets hot. Really hot. Siestas are definitely the order of the day
  • Be aware there is a strict cancellation policy

Best time to go

Any time! Lombok is blessed with a dry, tropical climate. There's no 'monsoon season', so expect to book ahead in peak months. If travelling the region, we suggest visiting here at the end of your holiday, as it will almost certainly become your Gold Standard hotel.

Our top tips

If returning from the Gili Islands, The Lombok Lodge is a perfect antidote to lost weekends and missed mornings. The owners and the staff are genuinely lovely people who not only listen, but remember, and you'll be waved off like a duchess when you leave.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Foodie
Honeymoon
Spa
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 10
  • Half-board stays (B&D)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Bicycles Available
Room:

Rooms

Italian cool dominates the 9 Ocean View lodges and first-floor family suite. Interiors are cream, white and grey, with bleached floors, muslin curtains around the bed, and oversized furniture. Throw in teak sculptures and massive driftwood side-tables and you’ve found a joyous tropical pulse. All the lodges have semi-private outdoor chill-out spaces (high walls would kill the view, so it's a price worth paying), with half-ceilings beautifully framing the sky, and pillars framing the ocean.

The bathrooms are bliss – make-up mirrors with great lighting (a rarity), a curvy tub on a pebbled platform, and an outdoor rain-shower to refresh your spirits (and your best singing voice). We adored the abundant Hermes toiletries, the sumptuous bed linen, and the ample dressing area for all those floaty clothes.

In-room gadgets include a Nespresso machine, a PlayStation (on request), Apple TV, and an iPad from which you can book a spa or order a juice without even leaving your bed.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • IPad
  • Ipod dock
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Mosquito net
  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Safe box
  • Smart TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi

Eating

Food is directed by talented Indonesian chef Jiwa Raga, and served at the fine-dining yet cosy Flavors restaurant, and the L’Osteria Lombok (traditional Italian). A beach bistro & bar also offers delectable cocktails and tasty light bites.

For breakfast and lunch, you can eat anywhere you choose on the estate. Expect to be spoiled! Breakfast is a la carte: choose from the super-healthy menu (fresh-pressed detox juices, cauliflower and quinoa curry, avocado and smoked salmon on spinach) or extravagant specials: crunchy croque monsieur, Eggs Benedict, even grilled barramundi. It’s so good you may have to force yourself to order the complimentary afternoon tea later on.

The inventive 5-course tasting menu at dinner is further evidence of Jiwa's magic. Served on the lantern-lit garden terrace, each little plate of deliciousness is tailored to suit your dietary needs: my mahi-mahi with lemongrass was perfect - so simple and clean - while my companion’s tiny pork ribs in soy and ginger merited their own post on Instagram.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Children's meals
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Coffee maker
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • The hotel's Frangipani Spa is a must. Five therapists provide a wonderful array of treatments, including Shiseido facials, Balinese massages, body wraps, hot stone treatments and OPI manicures and pedicures.
  • Exploring Lombok is another must. The hotel can arrange a variety of scenic and cultural day tours: Visit a traditional "Sasak" village to see indigenous life up close, trek to magnificent Mount Rinjani - Indonesia's second highest volcano - which has a stunning crater lake. or visit Lombok's holiest site, Lingsar Temple, a fine example of Hindu and Muslim traditions coexisting in harmony.
  • Grab a hotel kayak and paddle in the Bali Sea, or head over to Gili Air in the hotel's private boat to snorkel the island's impressively restored reef system
  • Learn to cook Indonesian food in an open-air one-to-one lesson. If that sounds too much like hard work, book your own fully-staffed private beach BBQ - it's super romantic
  • Take a surf lesson half an hour away in Senggigi, or join a private PADI or group-diving course
  • Enjoy daily early morning yoga, or have a workout in the hotel's brand-new gym which is equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment

    Activities on site or nearby include:

    • Birdwatching
    • Boat trips
    • Cooking classes
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain biking
    • Plantlife / flora
    • Private guided tours
    • Sailing
    • Scuba diving
    • Scuba diving courses
    • Snorkelling
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Traditional cultures
    • Trekking
    • Well being
    • Wildlife
    • Windsurfing
    • Yoga

Kids

Families are welcome and children of all ages are catered for. PlayStations are available to borrow and the kitchen is able to cope with the finickiest of eaters (there are special kids' menus). Older children will love the rock pools on the shoreline, the kayaks, bikes, movies, and the opportunity to 'breakfast with the dolphins'!

Best for:

All ages

Family friendly accommodation:

There are 2 luxurious Family Lodge Suites, with either 2 or 3 ensuite bedrooms. They have a completely private outdoor terrace, a lounge and dining space, and the best views in the hotel.

1 Luxury Lodge Suite and 1 Panoramic Lodge Ocean View is available for twin set up.

Baby equipment:

Baby cots

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Children's meals:

Kids menu

Kids Activities on site:

Swimming pool, watersports

Kids Activities nearby:

Beaches, boat trips

Families Should Know:

The swimming pool is 1.6m deep and unfenced, and there's no lifeguard, so you will need to be vigilant with little ones

Distances:

  • Airport: Lombok (65km)
  • Shop: 25km
  • Hospital: 33km
Kid Friendly:

Location

The Lombok Lodge is set on a small peninsula in northwest of Lombok, just over an hour (70-90 minutes) by car from Lombok International airport. The island’s low-key main resorts of Sengiggi are a 30-minute drive south.

By Air:
Lombok International Airport is served by several international flights. You can also fly to Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, then travel overland or take a connecting flight to Lombok.

From the airport
The Lombok Lodge can arrange a chauffeur pick-up from Lombok airport.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.



Airports:

  • Lombok International Airport 65.0 km LOP

Other:

  • Beach 0.1 km
  • Shops 25.0 km
  • Restaurant 25.0 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 1 independent review from i-escape guests

10/10
Room
10/10
Food
10/10
Service
10/10
Value
10/10
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