Not only beautiful for its artful Indonesian design and architecture, Hotel Tugu Lombok will also spoil you with numerous cultural experiences and best hospitality. Just like its name that means ‘monument hotel’, it is filled with monuments to art. Furnished with wooden and rattan furniture, hanging paintings, handcrafted ornaments and sculpture as the interior decorations. Combined with the traditional architectural design, staying at this hotel will bring you to a historic ancient Hindu time of Indonesia.
But the hotel’s design is not the only thing to admire about it. Lombok is famous for its beautiful natural view. Hotel Tugu Lombok has one of the best views of the pristine-looking beaches, especially since the hotel has its own private beach. You can enjoy a relaxing time on the beach while having a barbeque. Furthermore, the hotel’s pool is right on the beach. Unlike most pools, the pool in this hotel is designed so it will look like a natural part of its surrounding, with tall palm trees further accentuating the image.
Hotel Tugu Lombok provides one of the best amenities as well. The five-star hotel provides complimentary parking and wi-fi. The parking is accessible with secured parking garages, meaning exclusivity and no need for prior reservation. In addition, the hotel has a mini-market on-site for your convenience too. It has an airport shuttle to make your airport transfer easier. The hotel is built in the best interests for all: fully air-conditioned in the non-smoking zones, and provided designated smoking zones as well. There are shops (gift shop) on-site, as well as a chapel and shrine. For the outdoors, there is a beachfront sun terrace in the private beach area set up for picnics with outdoor furniture. In addition, there is also a terrace and a garden.
The reception services provide private and express check-in/check-out, concierge service, luggage storage and ticket service. The front desk itself is 24 hours, and there is also a tour desk and currency exchange in the reception. While the cleaning services provided by daily housekeeping is complimentary. You can get trouser press, shoeshine, ironing service, dry cleaning and laundry for an additional charge.
For business travellers, Hotel Tugu Lombok provides a fax and photocopying machine. There are also special packages for the business centre and meeting or banquet facilities. If you are there with your family, the hotel has a fully equipped outdoor kids' play area. Alternatively, there are indoor activities for the children like board games and puzzles, books, DVDs and music. If you need it, you can also get a babysitting service with an additional charge.
Hotel Tugu Lombok offers various dining options, with some making this hotel unique and different: There is a royal tugudom dining, which is essentially royalty-themed dining. In royal tugudom dining, the staff will serve you like you are king and queen of the ancient kingdom, complete with a parade and costumes of the royal staff and local villagers, soldiers and dancers, and all the foods served are imperial dishes. On the other hand, dinner can also be conducted in the beach, making the outdoor dining experience a unique one.
Other available dining options in Hotel Tugu Lombok include Quixotic Dream Dining, Full Moon BBQ, Moonlight Spa Dinner, and Grand Rijsttafel. For breakfast, there is a romantic picnic set provided by the hotel, there you can eat your meal while enjoying a spectacular sunrise over Mount Rinjani. The hotel offers special dinner packages as well, such as the Babah Paranakan Dinner and Sate Iboe Sarongan.
Another prided facility in Hotel Tugu Lombok is its award-winning spa offering: The Hening Swarga Spa. Literally translated as “heavenly silence”, Hening Swarga Spa offers a relaxing spa service in a Hening Swarga temple. It has a jacuzzi with a full view of the Indian Ocean, with Singhapari and Majapahit statues to add an ancient, magical vibe. The spa has a constant aroma of Tropical Magnolia, Rose, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, making the experience at the spa and even more heavenly one.
For its eastern massage service, Hening Swarga Spa offers tugu volcanic and sea-shell facial pampering, with packages that range from 30 to 120 minutes. On the other hand, the Keputrenan service; an ancient treatment initially only delivered to members of the royal family, consists of a manicure, pedicure and facial aromatherapy. Other offered treatments include mandi lulur (herbal bath), four hands massage, body scrub, and yoga.
There are many recreational you can do if you stay at Hotel Tugu Lombok. At an additional charge, there is special live music and performances for your enjoyment, as well as cooking classes, local tours, bike tours and walking tours. There are also themed dinners and other forms of evening entertainment. For those who prefer outdoor activities, the hotel has on-site facilities for snorkelling and canoeing, and off-site packages for diving, windsurfing, fishing and hiking.
Alternatively without any extra costs, there is equipment for badminton, table tennis and a fully equipped games room and a kids' club for those travelling with children. For art lovers, Hotel Tugu Lombok houses a temporary art gallery and a well-stocked library.
In reference to off-site places of interests, there are a few: Lombok Wildlife Park, which has 195 animals and 50 species, is only a 15-minute drive away (6.1km). Another prime destination is Gili Meno Beach, and another adjacent island is Gili Trawangan and an extremely popular nightlife hot spot called Sama Sama Reggae Bar. Both can be reached via a 15-minute ferry ride across the ocean from the hotel.
Finally, the closest airport to Hotel Tugu Lombok is Lombok Airport, situated on a side street of Jalan Pantai Sire in West Nusa Tenggara and a 1.5 hour long drive (65.8km) to the hotel.