The Oberoi, Lombok
What We Love
- Prime location on secluded Medana Beach
- Watching the sun set at Tokek, one of the resort’s four restaurants
- Vast, palm-fringed gardens
- Spacious villas, some with private pools
What To Know
- The beach might feel a bit small to those who are used to megaresorts
- Lombok is a predominantly Muslim island, so guests should be ready to dress more conservatively than beachwear
- Some rooms allow smoking
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This laid-back tropical resort sits on Medana Beach, one of Lombok’s prettiest, with unobstructed views of the sunset and the shimmering Indian Ocean. Oberoi’s 50 secluded thatch-roofed villas are spread out over 24 acres, and most come with private pools. With an inviting spa, four restaurants and a discreet staff, this sprawling property is a restorative, romantic retreat.
Bed and Bath
All 50 of the traditional alang-alang thatch-roofed guestrooms have high-ceilinged bedrooms finished with local hand-woven textiles. Even the standard accommodations, which are incredibly spacious at nearly 1,000 square feet, have private gardens and shaded terraces for unwinding. Naturally, it’s worth upgrading to a pool villa for a private swimming pool, but you can lounge for hours in the sunken marble bathtub in the vast bathroom, the experience enhanced by heavenly scented soaps and salts.
Roaming the palm-fringed grounds and buying authentic souvenirs from local craftspeople is enough to fill an afternoon. But there are also the sprawling spa’s indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, which have romantic deep soaking bathtubs; try the Javanese lulur scrub and a long-stroke Balinese massage with a homemade selection of aromatic oils. Once you’ve sampled the resort’s four restaurants and outdoor pool, consider going off-site. The friendly staff can arrange any number of activities, from hiking the local volcano to a speedboat trip from the hotel’s wooden jetty.
In the Area
Check out the island on a rented scooter, or take the hotel’s free horse and buggy for a spin around the nearby village and its charming open-air market. The hotel can arrange for a guide to take you to nearby waterfalls and up Mount Rinjani, Lombok’s active volcano. The Gili Islands have some of Indonesia’s finest snorkeling and diving. Look for starfish, turtles and kaleidoscopic coral, and then stop for lunch at Scallywag on Gili Trawangan, a tiny island with no motor vehicles. After unwinding on Lombok, hop over to Bali and visit the Oberoi’s sister property, which sits right in the heart of the island’s shopping, dining and nightlife nexus on Seminyak Beach.
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We just spent 4 nights at the Oberoi on our honeymoon and it was the best experience we have ever had at ANY hotel we have ever stayed at. First off, the property is absolutely stunning. The rooms, the bathrooms, the pool area, the spa, the bar to watch the sunset -- all incredible. But the service is what was unbelievable.
Sunit, the hotel manager, and his staff were like nothing we had ever experienced before. Not only did everyone greet us by our first names every day, but they all went above and beyond to make sure that we had the absolute best honeymoon ever.
They truly anticipated our every need. We got in very late on our first night, and instead of making us check in, they took us directly to our room and had sandwiches and fries brought to us, knowing we would be exhausted and hungry from our full day of travel! They seemed to know when we left for breakfast and would clean our room immediately -- and I'm talking a real deep clean every single day. Twice a day! Turn down service was amazing. The restaurant and poolside bar service was perfection. Everything was amazing and some folks (Sayu!) even prepared us special treats, just because.
Thank you so much to everyone at the Oberoi for making this the best hotel experience of our lives!!!
We spent 5 nights of our honeymoon at the Oberoi. The hotel is absolutely breathtaking. We stayed in one of the villas that had its own private pool, which I highly recommend. The Food and drinks were fabulous. We enjoyed a candlelight dinner on the beach, which was wonderful, and a couples massage at the Oberoi Spa. However, the best part of this hotel is the staff. The staff always went above and beyond. They were constantly working even though there were very few guests on the property. They made sure every little detail was perfect. We have promised to come back and stay at this hotel the future.
My family and I recently stayed at the Oberoi Lombok and it was an amazing stay. We just happened to have scheduled the trip for their reopening weekend and they did not disappoint. The property's location is ideal for visiting the Gili Islands (which we did and the snorkeling with sea turtles was a lot of fun). The rooms, food and overall experience was great, but what really sets this place apart is the staff. From the always present GM Imran, to the front desk staff Hengki, waitstaff Dewi, Juni, Hanky and the amazing guys who look us on our snorkeling trip, everyone we interacted with were genuinely excited to have us there (and we have 4 young kids!). The pride in their work, their resort, and their island was self evident We will definitely return and highly recommend.
Got back from Oberoi warly hours in the morning june 2018 and was very sad to leave!!!I was depressed on the way out due to the fact i should been going to Jamaica but had this cancelled cos of the hurricane and ended up taking a very late booking to this cointry.Not a place i wanted zo go personally but have to stay that we are sorting out a booking for this year as well.This hotel could not have been any friendlier,helpful,cleaner amd completely at your service!!!We had clean bedding and towels every day and at night had our sheets turned down with flowers and chocolates every night.The food is wonderful with plenty to choose from,ecen the fussy eater would have plenty to eat.The pool area is to die for!If you are thinking of booking this hotel..dont think...book it!!!You wont be disappointed-only when you have to come back!
Hotel ini nampak sangat private, everything is look luxury, very quiet and location in deep of lust coconut garden, security guard is look carefully to let me come into the hotel resort. Everyone in the reception was very politen.