Hotel Tugu Lombok
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Hotel Tugu is a beautiful boutique resort overlooking the white sands of Sire Beach in northwest Lombok. The resort pays tribute to the multicultural history of Lombok with each of the private and luxurious villas decorated to reflect different cultural eras that make Lombok what it is today. The focus of is on appreciation of all that is beautiful and this extends from the beauty of the resort buildings and careful maintenance of the extensive grounds which then translates to the highest level of service to each and every guest, and to the loving preparation and delivery of gourmet local and international cuisine. Rarely have my husband and I stayed in a resort that is totally at ease offering a cultural experience that feels no need to compete with today’s new resorts, being looked after by a dedicated team of people who not only show immense pride in their work and their workplace, but a deep respect for each other and their guests. Nothing is too much trouble. Lunch or dinner by the beach? No problem. Breakfast or afternoon tea by either of the magnificent swimming pools? No problem. A boat trip to the nearby Gili Islands or a scenic drive to Mt Rinjani? No problem! So by now you may have guessed that in my opinion it is not a rave resort for the young, but is far more suited to newlyweds, families and couples who enjoy the luxury of time together in beautiful peaceful surroundings.
We stayed here early March with our 1 year old. Things we loved:
Staff: they were warm and attentive and very friendly with our little one. Ruslan and Joe were particularly thoughtful.
Room: quiet and spacious with comfortable giant bed, outdoor shower and looking onto the beach (Bhagavad Gita room).
Pools: good selection of fresh/saltwater pools to choose from. We had a small private plunge pool, there’s a long pool by the restaurant and another long (quieter) pool at the far end of the property.
Food: the kitchen was very accommodating in preparing food for our little one. Tugu has a wonderful breakfast selection made fresh to order. Much better than any breakfast buffet! They also put on tea every afternoon with a variety of bite sized snacks to go with tea & coffee every day. Dinner on the beach was lovely (although would be nicer if tables were spaced a bit further apart).
Grounds: lush greenery and large spacious lawns.
Character: Tugu stands out from other hotel groups in the way it exudes its founder’s nostalgia and fondness for Indonesian-Chinese-Dutch history and culture throughout the architecture, furnishings and artefacts. There’s interesting history/inspiration behind several of the buildings and rooms.
Spa: The 60 min Balinese massages were very soothing. (Could be even better if there was a foot wash and cold towel at the start and a hot drink at the end as is the custom in many other hotels)
Tips: The floors in the villa and in the great hall can be very slippery so need to keep a sharp watch on small kids.
And if there are smokers in the restaurant, take advantage of the eat-anywhere policy to sit next door in the Lara Djonggrang lounge or on the beach.
After 9 years living in Asia, we have found the best place on earth. Tugu Hotel is simply paradise on this beautiful island of Lombok. The environment, the rooms, the pools and beach are just so peaceful, beautiful and in the meantime integrated in the nature surrounding, with amazing decoration and sense of details. The staff is very friendly, always helping and having so many small attentions. You just feel good and have time to relax or explore (amazing snorkeling in the Gilis with turtles, bike tour in the rice field). We will come back, we found our place !
I will regret writing this review and revealing this hidden gem. From arrival to departure, everything was perfection: the service, the white sand beach, the food and the sorrounding landscaoe,
The hotel comolex is a mixture of a piece of art and a history museum. Beautiful grounds with numerous pieces of Indonesian art in each corner arranged with great taste makes the place feel magical.
We have just checked out but we are already planning our return!
Came for 3 nights, stayed for 10! Magnificent, Sublime, Divine.
I have had the privilege of visiting many luxury boutique hotels in Asia and I can confidently say no other property has offered the charm, service, beauty and all manner of architectural curiosity as we experienced at Tugu Lombok.
Every day was such a glorious experience that after just 3 nights, we cancelled all other bookings across Lombok and Bali, in order to stay at Tugu.
Tugu has to be the most beautiful and romantic hotel destinations one could hope to visit.
I would recommend it to every couple who wants to experience something out of the ordinary and into the sublime
Never before would I have imagined staying in one place for a holiday, but the staff at Tugu surpassed every expectation in every manner of service and attention to detail, our accommodation was unbeatable and the fascination we experienced across the property with its different moods and areas, each magnificently decorated, was unlike anything we had ever encountered.
Above all Tugu transported us into another world where one can relax. We could not get out of the pool and the beach side Bali beds.
The visit came just a few months after the island experienced an earthquake and despite the hardship faced by so many of the staff, they were impeccable - with great attitudes and good humour.
A special shout out to the head Gardner who created the most incredible floral gifts each day, to Nana, our boat captain, and to all the restaurant staff who shared their interesting stories and treated us like friends .
Also special thanks to Honey the GM, who looked after us so incredibly.
I cannot recommend enough for other travellers to take the time to visit Tugu Lombok.
Do yourself a favour. You wont regret it.