I recently spent four nights at the AA for a business trip. The resort is located about four kilometers north of the heart of Senggigi. I walked into Senggigi one morning from the hotel and it took me about fifty minutes. According to the staff at the bar, the AA was opened in 1996. The owners are a German/Indonesian couple. The rooms are comfortable with outdoor bathrooms and veranda furniture so you can enjoy sea views. Breakfast was included in the price, and the food was well prepared and fresh. The ubiquitous nasi goreng or mie goreng and western breakfast food are served. I had dinner at the AA three nights as did my colleagues. The pizzas were very good – good crust and generous toppings. There is a pool but it is not very large. Also be advised that the AA does not have a typical sandy beach. The beach is laden with large rocks. During high tide you can navigate around the rocks and go for a swim, but do not expect cabanas on the beach or laying out on a blanket or towel. There were also issues with hot water in my room. You have to keep the water running for five to ten minutes. Get the staff to help you the first time. Service was very good and the staff were very friendly. Blue Bird and Express taxis are common and reliable. As with Jakarta, stick to Blue Birds and Express. The other taxi companies often have older vehicles and meters that might not be reliable. If you have the time, hire a moped or a Blue Bird and drive north from AA to Lombok Utara (North Lombok). There are some great, clean beaches with no resorts. The highway is lined with people selling sate and corn. There are some good restaurants in Senggigi, and the local pearls make excellent gifts. The public beach in Senggigi is a good place to meet locals and buy t-shirts and other souvenirs. The place can get “seedy,” but most vendors will leave you alone if you keep walking. Bargain hard because prices will be at least double what you should pay. People might offer you drugs, but remember the penalties are stiff in Indonesia. If you want a quiet beach experience head to South Lombok. Overall, AA was a comfortable experience. However, I could see staying somewhere else when I return because there are many accommodation options.
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