We were greeted by very friendly staff who showed us a room which appeared clean and they then offered us a "welcome" drink and a seat in the reception area/restaurant. We were then given a long and annoying sales pitch by the hotel's travel agency about dolphin and snorkeling tours. We politely declined but they became very pushy and annoying.
Our room was clean and large but in the bathroom we discovered handfuls of dead ants everywhere as well as lots of live ants crawling in through the window. We contacted reception and they sent someone to come take a look. The employee said he would clean it and started spraying the ant piles with the shower hose which really just spread the ants all over the floor. The entire room and garden area seemed to have a huge ant problem.
The location was not desirable and it was quite a far walk from the main area of town and the "better" beach area. The included breakfast was very good and the pool next door that you could use was also very nice.
We ended up leaving Lovina after just one night. The entire town including the beach was very dirty and poorly maintained. The beach was full of animals, garbage and people trying to sell you anything and everything. After touring south east Asia for 2 months, Lovina was by far the worst place we visited. More