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“Slice of paradise next to the Gillies” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Medana Resort Lombok

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Medana Resort Lombok
Ranked #74 of 171 Hotels in Lombok
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Slice of paradise next to the Gillies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2009

The Medana Resort is a lovely, if somewhat isolated hotel. It’s perfect for couples wanting peace, quite, beautiful surroundings, and attention to detail. The cottages are huge and beautifully decorated. Unfortunately, the air conditioner doesn’t do a very good job of cooling down the large rooms, but they provide fans which help a lot. The staff go above and beyond on all services and they are warm, friendly and make you feel like family, as do the owners who live on the resort grounds and who take time to interact with guests without being intrusive. The restaurant menu is a little limited and sometimes items were unavailable. However, the quality of the food was good. I especially liked the pasta dishes. One of the best things about Medana is it is only a 10 minute taxi ride to the port where you can catch a ferry to the Gillie Islands, so it’s perfect it you want to snorkel or dive these islands but don’t want to reside on them due to their lack of upscale accommodations. Warning: your taxi won’t be able to take you all the way to the port and will drop you off at a lot about a 5 minute walk to the ferry office which is right on the water. DON’T pay for a horse and buggy ride, it’s a short walk and don’t let anyone convince you to buy your ferry tickets from them or tell you that you need to charter a boat, you don’t, go to the ferry terminal at the very end of the road. So all in all, the Medana Resort is a little slice of paradise for those looking for peace and access to the Gillies.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank VancouverClucky
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2008

This place was great! We were the only guests (out of six villas) and we had the place to ourselves. The staff were very courteous and helpful, especially Resty, the owner of the resort. She made it a point to make sure our stay was great and that everything was perfect. She even took us into town (Senggigi) for a night out, plus a trip to a beautiful waterfall (1.5 hours each way) and wouldn't accept a donation for fuel.

The villa was more than adequate for my wife and I. Each area (living room, bathroom, and bedroom) had ample space and amenities. The bedroom featured a large, canopy bed and the blessed air conditioner. The bathroom had two showers (one indoor and one outdoor), a large sunken tub, and a large vanity. We didn't use the outdoor shower, but it was a nice touch. The living room had a couch and chairs, a spare bed, and a mini bar. Fresh water was delivered daily.

The pool, bar, and restaurant were great! In the six nights we stayed, we had it all to ourselves. The only people in the pool were either myself or my wife. Everyone who worked there was very pleasant, saying hello and smiling whenever we saw them. The restaurant was decent. They excelled at making some dishes more than others. We didn't complain, considering where we were.

The beach was beautiful, but it was a ~10 minute walk from the resort through palm groves and farm areas. We did some snorkeling and also arranged a boat (owned by the resort) to the nearby Gili Islands. Much of our free time we spent lounging around the pool reading and working on our tans. It was very quiet and relaxing.

The Oberoi is not very far from the Medana. We visited it and had a drink near the pool. Oh, it was beautiful and all, but the prices were crazy. Medana's prices are about 5 times lower. We considered the Medana a much better value, plus we got to "know" some of the locals.

On our last night, a fabulous dinner for two was prepared for us. We had fresh grilled snapper, rice, potatoes, and vegetables, all served in an elegant, private (and romantic) setting in the pool area; our table was flanked by two large candelabras glimmering with candles. It was a great send-off!

Would we stay at the Medana Resort again? Definitely!

  • Liked — The peace and quiet.
  • Disliked — Remote area.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Medana Resort Lombok

Property: Medana Resort Lombok
Address: Jl Medana | Tanjung, Lombok NTB 83352, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 171 Hotels in Lombok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Medana Resort Lombok 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is an 'insiders' gem of a hotel. Just six luxury bungalows in 1.5 hectares of land means room for all. The pool is just tremendous, overlooked by the restaurant and bar. Each bungalow has a bedroom, sitting room, large bathroom (with sunken bath indoor and outdoor showers) and a large balcony with a view of the sea, featuring Bali's Agung volcano as a sunset backdrop. ... more   less 
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