Lombok, Indonesia

The Lombok Lodge

Rates from (inc tax)$395.04

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD478.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Serene by the sea


A gad from the Gilis

The Lombok Lodge can thank its setting for its blue-green tropical beauty and its Belgian owners for its coconut-white interiors and glittering pool. Days here are spent idling in the glittering infinity pool (where you can peer at the ocean beyond, and plan your next boat trip), being pampered in the spa or being serenaded at dinner by the poolside musicians.

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A candlelit beachside dinner for two


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Need to know


Nine suites.


11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $395.04, excluding tax at 21 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD478.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include à la carte breakfast and a daily five-course dinner for two.


Serious sunbathers should prep skin with an exfoliating scrub in the spa; clumsy sunbathers can treat parched skin to a cooling aloe vera treatment. The spa also has a beauty salon with a hairdresser, should your barnet need a trim.

At the hotel

Gardens, beach, boat, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, DVD player, preloaded iPod with dock, minibar, Hermès bath products, bathrobes, slippers. Family Lodge Suites also have a Nespresso machine, Bang & Olufsen sound system and iMac.

Our favourite rooms

After spending time soaking up Lombok's warmth and colour, stepping inside the hotel's calm white suites is as refreshing as a long, slow drink of ice-cold milk. We particularly love the Poolside Lodge Suites for their Instagram-worthy ocean views and direct access to the pool deck and glittering infinity pool. These suites also have a cosy sitting area with plump armchairs, should you wish to curl up with a book or enjoy room-service breakfast in air-conditioned comfort. However, you can expect to spend most of your time outside on the little wooden terrace, which has an L-shaped sofa and a little table with chairs.


There’s a glittering pool in the gardens, with views of the bay beyond. At night, staff set tables around the pool for dangerously romantic dinners.

Packing tips

Marine-print bathers, to impress the local sea turtles.


If you can tear yourself away from the Lodge’s luxury, the hotel has a herd of mountain bikes for guests to borrow.


Babysitting can be arranged (IDR50,000 an hour). The restaurant has a kids’ menu; the wonderful chef will also happily adapt dishes for junior palates. Extra beds for under-12s (US$85 a person) and over-12s (US$125 a person) can be added to rooms.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

By the pool, close to the resident musicians, who serenade guests with traditional Indonesian music. If you’re planning a proposal, ask staff to set up a candlelit dinner for the two of you by the yoga pavilion.

Dress Code

Bright white, like the hotel. Mrs Smiths: bring a glittering necklace for sparkly poolside dinners; a dash of cologne and a crisp shirt will do for Mr Smith.

Hotel restaurant

Lombok Lodge’s chef, Jiwa, has worked in fine-dining restaurants across Indonesia, so expect elegant dishes cooked with precision and flair; chef doesn’t mess around when it comes to dinner – every night, guests are treated to a five-course extravaganza. Jiwa’s equally adept at turning out local and western cuisine (we ordered the brilliant tuna niçoise salad every day for lunch).

Hotel bar

There’s a lovely outdoor bar area by the pool, graced with cosy seating and ocean views. You can also enjoy zingy gingery cocktails and ice-cold white wine in the restaurant.


Last orders

To make you feel relaxed (and keep you in bed), the hotel offers breakfast at any time of day. Dinner is served until 11pm.

Room service

Order items from the restaurant’s menu to your room between 7am and 11am.


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The Lombok Lodge
Jalan Medana, Desa Medana, Tanjung


Lombok International Airport in Tanak Awu (central Lombok) is 60km away, a 90-minute drive. Alternatively, you can fly into Denpasar in Bali and get a boat trip over to Lombok, or hop on Garuda Indonesia's flight service from Bali to Lombok (roughly 30 minutes). From Lombok International airport the Lodge is a 60-to-90-minute drive – shared transfers can be booked through the hotel for US$55 a person, each way (must be booked in advance), from US$104 for transfers in a private car.


Don’t worry about wheels, you’re better off getting around by boat or booking cheap local taxis.

Worth getting out of bed for

If you want to find out a little about Lombok’s culture, you can visit a Sasak village, such as Sade, located north of Kuta, which showcases the way of life and traditions of Lombok’s indigenous people, as well as the architecture of their buildings, constructed without metal tools. The 500 villagers eke out a living by farming and selling woven cloth to visitors. At Taman Narmada (water palace), the pleasure gardens and temple (and a fountain of eternal youth) were built as a replica of Mount Rinjani 200 years ago by the king of Mataram when he could no longer visit the volcano's sacred lake. The Lingsar temple complex combines Hindu and Muslim places of worship: entrance is free, but take along a sash or sarong to wear. You'll see stalls selling hard-boiled eggs outside the Pura Lingsar temple – these are not for emergency snacking, but for tempting the holy eels that live in its temple pond to the surface. Now that's entertainment. 


Local restaurants

The Oberoi Hotel on Medana beach, Tanjung has three dining spots to choose from: the casual Sunbird Café, which serves local and Continental cuisine; Lumbung restaurant, an open-air thatched pavilion in a coconut grove overlooking the ocean, and the Amphitheatre, where you can dine by flickering candlelight on the beach, entertained by Sasek dancers and traditional music. There’s also Tokek Bar, where light meals and potent cocktails are served on the sandy beach. Tugu Hotel (+62-370-6120111) also has a week’s worth of eating options, our favourite of which is Bale Kokok Pletok: an open-air space with a lofty thatched ceiling and views of the ocean, lotus ponds and the tropical landscape. Sample fusion food and Indonesian specialities here. Round off the evening with drinks at the hotel’s Lara Djongrang bar, a traditional hut decorated with 100-year-old wooden benches and tables.



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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this hotel by Medana Bay and unpacked their binoculars and beachwear, a full account of their Indonesian luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from the Lombok Lodge…

We could wax lyrical about the Lombok Lodge’s colour-saturated surroundings; we could write reams of poetry about its milk-white suites; we could ring in praises for its glittering pool. But we won’t (much). Instead we’d like to talk about its people. Ask staff at Lombok Lodge what time breakfast is served and they’ll answer with a question: ‘When would you like it?’ This is typical of the hotel’s approach: Lombok Lodge fits around its guests. When you arrive here, everyone gathers in the lobby to greet you, and when you leave, staff assemble to wave you off. When you eat dinner, the in-house band (made up of hotel staff from different departments) will serenade you, either by the pool or in the breezy restaurant. When you laze by the pool, they’ll bring you cold drinks and ice-cream, unprompted. When you arrive, you’ll love the temperature, the views and the delicious food, but when you leave, it’s the staff you’ll be sad to leave behind.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Lombok Lodge’s Guestbook below.

We loved

From beginning to end we felt right at home. All the lovely staff knows your name, and do everything to make sure you never lack anything. My husband and I both had birthdays during our stay and were treated to amazing songs, cakes and even fireworks! The food deserves a review of its own, the chef is very very talented and the daily five course dinners, different every night, are a definite highlight. It's the perfect place to relax and recharge batteries. We're already planning to go back!

Don’t expect

Minor details - the bathroom towels are on the small size, and the amenities are not my favourite.


Stayed on 24 Dec 2014