Food was delicious, and beautifully presented whether at breakfast or dinner, staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms and grounds very well maintained and clean. Great place to stay, and a good base for exploring areas nearby. You can't really walk along the road very comfortably however if you want to walk into town/to another restaurant. There are paths, but not along all bits of road, and traffic is on the erratic side - and of course it can be sweaty work! Some restaurants arrange free shuttle buses, so you could take advantage of this, although taxis are really cheap into town.
Only other minor annoyance was that people would come selling their bracelets and other ornaments on the beach right in front of the hotel - which is fair enough, they need to make money, but they were quite persistent. The hotel staff did have to ask them to leave customers alone a few times while we were there. I don't think this was just particular to this hotel though. Make sure you wear something on your feet in the sea as there is lots of coral even in the shallow areas. There is quite good snorkelling off the beach - I saw lots of nice live coral and varieties of fish.
The massage I had was really awful - they didn't have an actual spa on site, but would draw curtains across one of the sun lounger areas, which was pleasant as you got a nice breeze. However the girl that came to do my full body massage did not do a good job and I actually had one really tight calf muscle for about a week after which had been fine before she'd touched it. Apart from that we really enjoyed our stay. The room had a/c and also a fan and the 'outdoor' bathroom was brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chandi Boutique Resort & Spa is a place where life is calmer, where every day is a break from everyday life … Situated in a beautiful coconut grove on the west coast of Lombok Island, The Chandi Boutique Resort & Spa offers it´s guests an exceptional level of comfort and tranquility. Guest satisfaction and unforgettable holidays are our vision; personalized service and privacy for our guests is our mission. Our hotel is only a 5 minutes’ drive from Senggigi, Lombok’s tourist and shopping area, 20 minutes’ drive to Mataram (capital of Lombok) and 40 minutes’ drive to Lombok´s international Airport (Bandara International Lombok). The Chandi Boutique Resort and Spa offers: 15 Generous Villas All villas are furnished with exclusive interior in a modern minimalist style and feature a furnished outdoor veranda, king-size bed, spacious bathroom with open garden shower, dressing area, flat screen TV, DVD- player, telephone, free Wi-Fi access, minibar and air-conditioning. The hotel provides complimentary amenities, such as daily bottled mineral water, tea & coffee facilities, thoughtful toiletries, bathrobe & slippers. ... more less
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