Plenty of rooms
Set just up the hill from Rinjani Lodge, Pondok Senaru is a mainstay on the tourist bus and tour group circuit, meaning it can go from deserted to Disneyland in the blink of an eye.
That’s not to say it isn’t worth considering, as some of the dining areas (there are a few!) have some of the most spectacular views in Senaru -- including some of the waterfalls. However, as with Rinjani Lodge, it can get extremely busy -- to the point of being downright unpleasant here, so if you do opt to stay here, be sure to vacate the area during lunch! Rooms are a very decent size, with comfortable bedding and Western-style bathrooms. Some of the rooms have views, but the best are really from the restaurant. There’s no swimming pool (you’ll need to head next door for that) but as the rates are half of next door, that’s no big deal. This wouldn’t be our first choice, but it is as unmemorable as it is inoffensive.
Address: Jl Pariwisata Senaru Village
T: (0818) 0362 4129; (0819) 9996 7737;
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º24'29.57" E, 8º18'3.83" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||400,000 rupiah||400,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||500,000 rupiah||500,000 rupiah|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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