Stylish tropical romance
The quintessence of tropical romance, Tigerlillys' large thatched double-storey lumbungs poke through their lush garden surrounds amid wafting floral fragrance and birdsong.
Choose from an upstairs room with a treetop view or downstairs with poolview and terrace (and potentially the sound of footsteps overhead) or go the whole hog and nab the gorgeous suite with sleeping loft and a comfortable living area below. Interiors delight in the all-wooden huts with mosquito-netted beds and a sophisticated boho style that spells let-your-hair-down-and-relax—think distressed furnishings and colourful traditional textiles.
Air-con and ceiling fans offer a choice of cooling options, but we’d just open the windows and let the tropical breeze do the job (be wary of the critters though). Twin or double rooms are available and in-room safe and tea-making facilities are standard, but surprisingly at this price point, only the suite offers a TV and minibar. Bathrooms are semi-outdoor style and a word of warning—the bathroom for the upstairs room is outside and down steep stairs, and the bathroom for the downstairs room is ensuite, but adjacent to the other, so it may not be entirely private (nor the upstairs suitable for less mobile or clumsy folk).
In the grounds, carved stone goddesses pour water into the enticing turquoise swimming pool edged by a thick veil of greenery. Splash about to cool down, roll out onto a shaded sun bed, then saunter over to the open thatch restaurant offering a delicious selection of international and Asian fare, cocktails and wine. Your included breakfast is served here too.
Tigerlillys have a no kids policy, however the restaurant and pool are open to the public (and worth visiting). When full it may not be as serene as some guests would hope, although the rooms are quite secluded. We were impressed by Tigerlillys concerns for sustainability, with a n- plastic policy and water refills available.
The British hotel manager and Indonesian restaurant manager are both very attentive and friendly with many local tips. Tigerlillys is lovely and a top pick if it’s within your budget, but just be aware it may be too rustic for some. Tigerlillys is on the main road at Jungut Batu—look for the turquoise and thatch entrance gate and bright pink sign—you can’t miss it.
Address: Jalan Raya Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan
T: (0877) 6174 1486;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º26'56.63" E, 8º40'25.08" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
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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