Best hotels and hostels in Lombok

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Ekas

    Heaven on the Planet

    The aptly named Heaven on the Planet has units scattered along a cliff's edge, from where you'll have spectacular bird's-eye views of the sea. Others are down at the idyllic beach. Each is utterly different. Heaven is primarily a posh and idiosyncratic surf resort, but kitesurfing, scuba diving, yoga and snorkelling are also possible. Meals are bountiful and creative.

  • Lodging in Gerupuk

    Inlight Lombok Resort

    Curvaceously designed by the Russian architect-owner, this stunning hotel on a secluded beach just south of Gerupuk was built for detoxing. Wi-fi is only available in common areas, there is no alcohol and the health-food restaurant has an energising pescetarian menu. The four rooms, while not quite as show-stopping as the grounds, are spacious and comfortable with astonishing views.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kuta

    Kuta Cabana Lodge

    This eclectic thatch-roofed lodge spills down a hill just east of town, offering sweeping views over the bay from each artfully designed room. Teachers from Ashtari run yoga classes in the top-floor shala, while the French-flavoured restaurant, The Other Place, draws big crowds for the tangerine sunsets (mains 50,000Rp to 80,000Rp).

  • Lodging in Sire

    Oberoi Lombok

    For sheer get-away-from-it-all bliss the Oberoi simply excels. The hotel's core is a triple-level pool, which leads the eye to a lovely private beach. Indonesian rajah-style luxury is the look: sunken marble bathtubs, teak floors, antique furniture and oriental rugs. The 50 rooms and villas took a hard hit in the 2018 quakes, but a planned reopening was set for mid-2019.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Sire

    Rinjani Beach Eco Resort

    This gem has bamboo bungalows, each with its own theme; hammocks on private porches; and access to a pool on the black-sand beach. Two cheaper, smaller cold-water bungalows cater to budget travellers. It also has a restaurant, plus sea kayaks and mountain bikes. Waste water is treated and used to water the lush grounds. It's just along the coast from Sire.

  • Lodging in Senaru

    Rinjani Lodge

    Rinjani Lodge suffered from extensive damage in the 2018 earthquakes, but had plans to reopen with five bungalows, four family rooms, four triples and two pools (one exclusively for hotel guests, and one shared with restaurant visitors). The property has jaw-dropping views across north Lombok and is just down from the Air Terjun Sindang Gila entrance.

  • Lodging in Selong Blanak

    Sempiak Villas

    Tucked away on the cliffs, this fabulous boutique resort is one of the Kuta area’s most upscale properties. Seven villas are built into the hillside above the beach and feature antique wood; some have covered decks with stupendous views. Another five cheaper villas lie down below. It has a beach club for daytime frolics and dinners on the sand.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Senggigi

    Qunci Villas

    A spectacular, lovingly imagined property that comes close to a luxe experience. Everything, from the food to the pool area to the spa, and especially the sea views (160m of beachfront), is magical. It has 78 rooms (including many villas) that, together with the other diversions here, give you little reason to leave. It's 1.2km north of Senggigi.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gili Trawangan

    Gili Joglo

    You'll find three fabulous villas here. One is crafted out of an antique joglo (traditional Javanese house) with polished concrete floors, two bedrooms and a massive indoor/outdoor great room. Though slightly smaller, we prefer the one built from two 1950s gladaks (middle-class homes). Rooms come with butler service.

  • Lodging in Gili Trawangan

    Gili Teak Resort

    New Age bungalows have teak walls and a stylish, simple design that lets in lots of light. Terraces for each of the 11 units have plush loungers, plus there's a lovely seating area down by the ocean, all of which begs guests to settle back, relax and let the days drift by. The grounds on a quiet stretch of west coast are attractive.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gili Trawangan

    Gili Treehouses

    These five 'tree houses' (really stilted wooden villas) are a welcome change from the tried and true Gili T villa concept. Though tightly packed together, each feels remarkably secluded with cool chill spaces below the rooms that have kitchenettes, loungers and private pools. Perks include free bikes and portable wi-fi boxes.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gili Gede & The Southwest Gilis

    Pearl Beach Resort

    One of the few places to sleep on Gili Asahan; cottages are simple, bamboo affairs with outdoor bathrooms and a hammock on the porch. The 10 bungalows are chic, with polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings, gorgeous outdoor bathrooms and fabulous daybed swings on the wooden porches. There's great diving, kayaks and more.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gili Gede & The Southwest Gilis

    Hula Hoop

    This fantastically bohemian getaway is tucked away on a quiet west-coast hill with four stylish lumbung (rice-barn) rooms and four bigger and better-appointed bungalows. All get a great breeze and offer spectacular sea and sunset views. There are also seaside hammocks and funky chill zones with hanging shell art.

  • Lodging in Sire

    Tugu Lombok

    An astonishing hotel, this larger-than-life amalgamation of luxury accommodation, eclectic design and spiritual Indonesian heritage sits on a wonderful white-sand beach. Room decor is a fantasy of Indonesian artistic heritage, while the exquisite spa is modelled on Java's Buddhist Borobudur. Smart green practices abound.

  • Lodging in Gili Trawangan

    Coconut Garden

    An atmospheric spot with six bright and airy glass-fronted Javanese-style houses with tiled roofs connected to outdoor terrazzo bathrooms. Expect plush linens, queen beds, a rolling lawn dotted with coco palms and a small pool. It's on its own in a quiet inland quarter of the island and can be hard to find. Call ahead.

  • Lodging in Senggigi

    Chandi Boutique Resort

    A stylish boutique hotel amid the palms about 1km south of Pura Batu Bolong. Each of the 15 luxe bungalows has an outdoor living room and a hip modern interior with high ceilings and groovy outdoor bathrooms. The ample oceanfront perch is likely to absorb your daylight hours.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gili Trawangan

    Eden Cottages

    Eden takes the form of six posh, upgraded bungalows wrapped around a pool, fringed by a garden and shaded by a coconut grove. Rooms have tasteful furnishings, stone bathrooms, TV-DVD and freshwater showers. The charming expat owner does all she can to ensure her guests' serenity. The veggie cafe-bar is a delight.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gerupuk

    Bumbangku Beach Cottages

    Bumbangku Beach is across the bay from Gerupuk and is wonderfully remote – almost island-like. This relaxed resort has 25 rooms ranging from simple bamboo huts on stilts with outdoor bathrooms and cold water to much nicer concrete rooms with hot water and air-con. It's 2km along a narrow lane off the main road.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gili Meno

    Rabbit Tree

    You know you've tripped deep down the rabbit hole when you find yourself sleeping on a dorm bed in a technicolour ball pit, or when the floor you're walking on suddenly becomes a netted hammock. Such are the befuddling joys of the most bonkers hostel in the Gilis, a true Wonderland for every Alice wannabe.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tetebatu

    Edriyan Bungalow

    Three two-storey bamboo bungalows, each with intricate designs, offer astounding views over the glistening rice fields. Also on offer are an inviting pool, plant-filled gardens and Sasak cooking classes (200,000Rp, two hours) in the restaurant where you can learn how to make dishes such as jackfruit curry.