Hotel meets antique collection
You know that problem, where you amass so many antiques that you don’t know where to put them, so you start a hotel chain so you can furnish the rooms with your personal antique collection? Us neither, but that’s the story behind the Tugu hotels.
You can’t through a satay stick at the Lombok edition without hitting an antique of some description. While the overall visage is perhaps both ostentatious and slightly rough around the edges, there isn’t anywhere else in Lombok quite like here. We swung by for lunch (highly recommended -- the food is excellent) and staff graciously showed us through one of the rooms. It’s a bit of a curious setup, with the standard rooms back off the beach off behind the restaurant, each in their own cute little walled in enclosure. They’re oversized and, as with the rest of the resort, smothered in antiques. The deep, circular brass bathtub was like nothing we’d ever seen before and, despite being a walk from the ocean, we were quite taken with the room. The restaurant overlooks a well-sized swimming pool which backs on to lawn grounds to an almost white-sand beach. The beach is littered with deckchairs and umbrellas and would be a pleasant place to while away the day, though we were pursued by an extremely persistent pearl vendor who, had we been staying there, would have kept us off the beach. This is a sprawling and memorable resort, with plenty of space for those with kids in tow. If it fits your budget, it’s a solid choice. Shop online for a discounted rate and look to midweek for considerable savings - the hotel has a wide and varied price schedule (in US$ - odd for an Indonesian owned property). If you’re looking for something more upmarket still, the Oberoi is straight across the bay from here.
Address: Sire Beach, Sigar Penjalin village
T: (0370) 612 0111; F: (0370) 612 0444
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º6'35.42" E, 8º21'47.61" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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