The Oberoi Lombok Indonesia Property.
Taking approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to arrive at the secluded location, The Oberoi Lombok Indonesia property boasts a massive space, spanning 24 hectares with its own private beach, restaurant, café & bar. The endless palms, frangipani, bougainvillea, stone pathways and beautiful flora segregates the different areas of the hotel quaintly, giving you the feeling you are always in your own little special place wherever you go.
As soon as you arrive at the property, all the front office team welcome you with open arms! They are so interested in your journey and very inquisitive to know all about me, and the suite life blog.
They could not do enough for me.
I was shown around the property by the Executive assistant manager of rooms, who was extremely helpful and full of humour and ‘great spirits’. The level of service will take you on an journey that will enchant you and mystify your perceptions of the ‘city life’ literally.
Being extremely simular to the seminyak property, only a little more modern (only a bit) the property is absolute beach front, in a non-congested area. The winding roads around the monkey forest mountains was an absolute awesome way to see the beauty of the island on our transfer from the Lombok international airport.
Check In was friendly efficient and welcoming. After greeting you at the front entrance you are given a frangipani necklace, which is a nice touch and scent. The oberoi bellboy / concierge team asks you to take a seat in the foyer overlooking their reflecting ponds and pool area as they check you in. An associate meets me and welcomes me again. This time with the cooling and refreshing ginger tea and of course a cold scented face towel. (was so good.
Your passport and credit card Mr Mansfield, and just a quick view over of your guest registration to confirm all details are correct sir and we are good to go.
Then I was whisked away by the hotel buggy to my traditional Lanai ocean view room 200. To my complete delight, they had upgraded me once again to their more expensive and better located ocean view lanais. I am a lucky man! I had the best located room on the property. Everything was located just a short stroll from my room which was unbeatable.
The lanai rooms are just so awe inspiring and traditional with wooden floorboards, carved and stone made sculptures, floor to celing windows, huge oversized king bed on a magnificent wooden frame and Balinese artwork adorned the rooms. Again, the details that have gone into making these lanai rooms so comfortable and workable is amazing. Egyptian full thread count linens and goose down duvet and pillows with a pillow menu on hand if you prefer hypo allergenic, cotton or contoured – whichever you prefer – will be delivered to your room very promptly, and however many you would like! Just dial housekeeping.
Television with DVD player (DVD’s are available free of charge in the business centre) is located within the entertainment / mini bar cabinet – again a nice Electrolux mini bar fridge filled with yummy juices, beers, soft drinks and mixers. The drawers also had cashews, crisps, red wine (Bali) cordless kettle and a nice selection of organic teas, coffee satchels, raw, brown and normal sugar, fresh milk was available on request and as much as you desired.
Fresh ice was well stocked on arrival (I find this great) and a welcome platter of local tropical fruit, linen napkin, cutlery and hand wash bowl all there for you every day of your stay (replenished) The likes of snake fruit (you must try these – fleshy crunchy sweet and sour and a local favourite), tangerines, tiny bananas await you every day for a little treat.
Bathroom was out of this world in size and just so lavish – it is massive and kept sparkling clean – heavy silver fixtures throughout. The oberoi bathroom concept is amazing…! The soaking tub is always located with a view of the outdoor bathroom area, which is accessible via the toilet in the Lombok property (a clear glass door which opens out to the garden area with a pond) (it was accessible from the shower at the seminyak property).
The water pressure was sensational (I am a big fan of strong water pressure – I really dislike low water pressure!) With floor to ceiling marble – and oversized silver fixtures everywhere, you truly feel so special when using these fantastic oversized bathrooms at all Oberoi properties.
By the soaking tub are the amenities – bubble foam, bath salts, organic sponge, candles, matches, floating pillow and a book for you to read. – really nice touch – and most appreciated.
The shower had two water heads (one was massive and had the massage features and one was railed for kids to adjust downwards) Bathroom also features a massive mirror which took up a whole wall and made the room look even bigger. 2 massive wardrobes with all the usual oberoi treats – including thongs, umbrellas, cordless iron, massive room safe, torch, extra pillows, dry cleaning and laundry bags, shoe shiner etc. The room was also fitted with electronic indoor and outdoor insect repellents – which worked a treat – didn’t spot one mozzie. Few froggies and cats seen around the property’s gardens at times. Cats stayed their distance.
The landscaped gardens and architecture around the property is truly a magnificent scene. One would just be happy here marvelling at the beauty of the integration of these spaces and how well everything just fits together perfectly. Endless places to park and sunbathe for the day – again with quality wooden framed sunbeds with soft cushions, menu’s, white flag for service, sunscreen and insect repellent all in the little box. Which is all set up for you once you choose where you would like to ‘park’! all this surrounding a magnificent tiled infinity pool which is positioned below the reflective ponds. (which are amazing)
The property also has a business centre located near the front desk which is again very similar to the seminyak property in set up, with the complimentary DVD’d, Novels, Books, Games, Stationary, i Mac’s, Printers, Telephones etc. Everything you need for your office away from home, (high speed internet access is complimentary at both properties) and usually where you will find me, blogging and communicating with the world!
Sitting in the lobby area gazing down to the beach with the reflective ponds and infinity pools, bars and sunken cabana’s dotted around, the feeling of ‘joy and harmony’ start to implode on your mind and body, in such a nice way.
Your requests are met with pride and smiles in every single department including the gardeners and housekeeping – with “how is your stay” or “is there anything we can do for you?” “Would you like some sorbet Mr Mansfield or maybe some fresh fruit skewers!” Nice touches make for an outstanding stay – that’s for sure.
I experienced dinner in the restaurant with a table to myself! The ambiance was superb and the service was special. The meal itself was just joy! Loved every mouthful. Here’s the pics
And last but in no ways least, the breakfast at the sunbird cafe, which was served a la carte from 0600-1100hrs every day with a glorious view of the ocean (lunch also served here). Staff here at the sunbird where awesome and very good at their jobs – the food was delicious again! thanks chef! I’ll let the pictures do the talking…
Thank you for your hospitality The Oberoi Lombok Indonesia, it truly was a pleasure meeting you and I assure you, we will meet again someday!
I am giving this property a score of 5.7 out of a possible 6 stars.