Lesong Hotel and Restaurant

Lesong Hotel and Restaurant

Simple secluded family-run hotel

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Tucked away amid rice terraces, Lesong Hotel and Restaurant offers four spacious rooms and fabulous scenery.

Travelfish says:

Housed in a two-storey brick building, which looks more like a house than a hotel, light-filled rooms are decked out with polished wooden floors that give warmth and add character to the simple furnishings. Mosquito-netted wooden beds have lovely thick mattresses and cosy white covers. Simple wooden open shelving provides storage.

Ah, book time. Photo by: Sally Arnold.
Ah, book time. Photo: Sally Arnold

One family room affords a mezzanine with an added double bed; watch the steep stairs! Two other rooms have double beds, and the third, twins, so for a large family or small group this would be an ideal private villa. Although there’s no swimming pool, the sensational views make up for it. Each room offers tea-making facilities and a safe, however free WiFi is only available in the restaurant. Wide furnished terraces have daybeds and comfy chairs and even the ground-floor rooms have a magnificent outlook. Simple but spotless tile and pebble-stonework ensuite bathrooms include hot-water showers and stone washbasins.

The twin room. Photo by: Sally Arnold.
The twin room. Photo: Sally Arnold

Mountain bikes can be used for free, or guided bike rides are offered at a cost. You can enjoy stunning sunsets and sunrises as well as great views all day from the restaurant. The menu is a mix of Balinese plus other Asian and Western cuisines. They offer a daily set Balinese meal, and if you order, you are invited into the kitchen to watch it being prepared — a free cooking lesson. Breakfast is included — you can help yourself to toast and hot drinks, and order a la carte. The staff are warm and welcoming and owner Pak Nyoman Witama is interesting to chat to — the aim of his small hotel is to raise funds to promote sustainable development in the neighbourhood, and benefit the whole village. He has set up micro-finance initiatives and provides interest-free loans to get his neighbours started in small businesses. The hotel provides transport and guiding services, and can sort you out with cultural activities that include language lessons and a herbal medicine class.

Great outlooks, even from the ground floor room. Photo by: Sally Arnold.
Great outlooks, even from the ground floor room. Photo: Sally Arnold

As the crow flies, friendly Lesong Hotel is a kilometre away in the valley below Munduk, but as we’re not crows, we have to take the road for a about five kilometres. Alternatively if you’re on foot or motorbike there’s a two kilometre track to get you there.

Lesong is a little pricey considering there’s no pool, but the standard of the rooms and unbeatable views make it a good midrange choice if you’re happy not being in the heart of Munduk.

Contact details for Lesong Hotel and Restaurant

Address: Gesing Village, Buleleng
T: (0859) 6594 4522; (0819) 1611 4969;  
Email: lesonghotel@gmail.com
Web: http://www.lesonghotel.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º2'56.25" E, 8º16'20.85" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 600,000 rupiah 800,000 rupiah
Family room 850,000 rupiah 1,150,000 rupiah

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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