Having stayed at Qunci Villa previously, we decided to give Jeeva Klui a try this time. Thought I would post this review to benefit others who may be deciding between the two.
Generally speaking, the hardware at Jeeva is much better, but the service at Qunci is more polished (perhaps because Qunci has been around longer).
Qunci rooms are bunched closer together and there is a lot of concrete. Jeeva uses more natural materials (wood, thatched roof) and has much more open, green space. Both hotels front the beach though Qunci's beach is longer for those interested in walking.
Jeeva's rooms are charming. I second all the reviewers who recommended the ocean front rooms as the way to go. They are well situated and give a beautiful view of the lawn and sea beyond. We stayed at one of the duplex villas at the back and found the private pool too cold to use and the road noise from the main road that the rooms backed on to spoilt the ambience.
Jeeva has a beautifully sited pool that is one of the prettiest I have seen. Staff were extremely friendly and obliging. There are some rough edges (e.g., a request made prior to check in was forgotten) but overall the owner has done a great job of picking staff with the right service disposition. They were uniformly prompt, friendly, and made our stay pleasant.
The landscaping at Jeeva and the garden maintenance are superb, as is the lighting at night. The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful and reflects great attention to detail.
Suggestions would be to ensure that curtains/screens provide adequate shade in the room (we had sunlight in the downstairs room very early) and perhaps to broaden the food menu given there are no nearby options and guests tend to dine at the hotel. The Amra villas need a heated pool (not sure if practical) and better noise insulation.
Overall we cannot complain. An excellent product at this price point. Highly recommended to those who appreciate fine detail and peace and quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near Sengigi on a private sandy beach, Jeeva Klui is a 35 suite and villa resort. All suites face westward and have ocean views with 18 absolute beach front suites. Jeeva Klui combines traditional Lombok design with modern comfort to create a unique tropical Indonesian experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jeeva Klui Hotel Mangsit
- Jeeva Klui Resort Lombok/Mangsit