We (two adults and two kids aged 8 and 5) spent 7 nights here in early July 2012. I have mixed feelings about our stay, we enjoyed our holiday but there is the potential for Tanis Villas to be much better. Essentially it's quite run down and the rooms, in our experience, need a good clean and a plumbing overhaul. We stayed in a two-bedroomed Villa - which had two king size bedrooms with an indoor ensuite each, with a connecting door. The beds were comfortable but the sheets and towels were old and grubby - they could really do with new linen. The biggest issue was that there was no hot water - cold water showers only. Which was Ok for my husband and I but way too cold for the kids. I believe some rooms do have hot water plumbed - though not always working - so it's worth checking on the hot water situation when booking if you are there in the cooler season. the staff were all friendly and helpful. We both had massages which were good.
The two pool areas are very nice and the kids enjoyed swimming everyday, but the water was a little cool for me, the pool loungers could also do with some maintenance. The beach at Mushroom Bay was OK for the kids snorkeling and swimming but you have to watch for boats.
At Tanis The breakfasts were basic but OK. We just ordered extras when we wanted these - such as fresh juices and fruit plates both costing less than $2 AUS each. We had lots of lunches and few dinners at Tanis, the meals were generally OK - good and well priced. my favorites were a Balianese chicken dish and the baked fish cooked one night following an early morning (5.30 am departure) fishing trip by my Husband and 8 year old son.
we also ate at the Bali Hi restaurant (very good), Bali Cafe (good), The Mexican place (good), Beach Club at Sandy Bay (good). Overall the food on Lembongan was more expensive and as good as Bali, but it has other charms.
I surfed most days at Lacerations which is a good beginner to intermediate wave when the swell is small (only 1-2 foot while I was there). I also surfed at Mushroom Beach once and got a few fun waves but it's very tide dependent.
We enjoyed Lembongan for a laid back holiday, with surfing, snorkeling, swimming, riding scooters and exploring Lembongan and Ceningan. I would definitely holiday on Lembongan again, but would only stay at Tanis with hot water and if there is an improvement in the rooms.
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