Lombok itself is lovely, beautiful & unspoilt so was nervous about finding the perfect hotel which hadn't succumbed to the race to pack in the maximum number of punters as so many have done in neighbouring Bali. The Lombok Lodge lived up to it's well deserved reputation of being Lombok's #1 place to stay - it's wonderful We stayed with extended family over the New Year and enjoyed 7 days of being totally spoilt in the lap of luxury. Small, superbly designed and perfectly positioned on the edge of the ocean looking out to the Gili Islands and Mount Rinjani it's location couldn't be better. The grounds are beautifully manicured while the pool and pool bar provide the perfect escapist spot. The Lodge 'family' of owners, manager and staff smiled endlessly and went out of their way to include us in their world - names were remembered, favourite drinks arrived without waiting, snacks were fed to our 5 large active adult 'children' when they looked 'peeky' in fact, nothing was too much trouble, The food was fabulous : extraordinary dishes prepared by a really skilled chef who provided the best breakfast we've had in any hotel and a nightly 5 course dinner which was well planned, executed and beautifully presented. Dinner when weather permits is served on a terrace overlooking the water : candles, tropical scents & sounds : it's faultless. Accommodation is in 2 larger lodges and individual ones with private outdoor seating. The larger Family Lodge above the restaurant was a little disappointing as the large communal area, although beautifully designed, was open to the elements and too hot to enjoy - we moved to the individual lodges which were lovely, well fitted out with extremely comfortable beds, pilows and outside terraces; they all look out to the sea. Trips to the Gilis, waterfalls and mountain were seamlessly organized and enjoyable. New Year's Eve was wonderful : a multi-coursed dinner under the stars, music, dancing and a fireworks display that was unforgettable : the whole hotel family joined in the fun, we couldn't fault it. It was the perfect escape, we shall be back and hopefully for the turn of the next New Year's!
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20 February 2012
Dear Valued Family,
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We are flattered to be apart of such wonderful memories with you and your family!
We value your honest feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for the next New Year's Eve Celebration. See you soon again! Warmest greetings from the entire Lodge Family.
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