We stayed at the Beach Resort in a Pool Villa with private plunge pool for four nights. We liked the location - it suited us because we just wanted to relax and be away from hustle and bustle. The resort is not in a town and was a couple of kilometers from Senggigi and took us about 30 minutes to walk there or you could catch a taxi for a couple of dollars. The grounds were immaculate, really pretty and well maintained. The infinity pool was lovely and you can either choose to lie on sunbeds near the pool or along the beach. There are beach hawkers who do try and sell goods but we didn't find them annoying at all. We only had to say 'no' once and they would leave us alone to relax. They were actually quite friendly - just people trying to make a living.
We found the fitness centre lacking for our needs. There was no decent cardio equipment - just two primitive odd contraptions - however the place claims to have 'different' exercise equipment so there's no false advertising there. They have a climbing rope, boxing bag, a few stretchy things, and some weights. I would have liked a treadmill. A downfall with this fitness centre is it is in the same building as the art gallery and we felt a bit awkward exercising in front of the person working in the gallery and/or visitors to the gallery.
Our room was brand new and it was spacious, clean and neat. It has a big spa bath in it, a huge bed, some deck chairs and a table near the plunge pool and cable TV. Although brand new, the room seemed to lack a little character - too much white and wood and not much colour or charm. The plunge pool was also shaded all day so never heated up, so we didn't actually use it.
We enjoyed the breakfast which was a self serve buffet with breads, cereals, fruits, juices, pancakes, croissants, freshly prepared eggs and more. We ate a few lunches at the restaurant and found the meals a little pricey but quite yummy. We also had some dinners which were much better value and also enjoyable - but not outstanding. There was evening entertainment two nights that we were there. The boy band 'Senggigi Trio' (???) were entertaining however another night there was a very cheesy lady singing very cheesy songs and it was completely depressing!
We found the cafe and grounds staff to be very polite and professional, however thought the receptionists were a bit vague at times.
The two big annoyances we experienced were the over-presence of Marcel (the owner) and the housekeeping. The room compendiums tell the history of Marcel, the cafe has photos of him and his family dancing, and the cafe lists things that are 'Mr Marcels favourites'. I know it's his place and he's proud, but I personally found it irritating.
In terms of housekeeping - I more refer to the waste of resources as a problem for me. On the door to our villa was a wooden plaque. On one side is a picture of a broom (meaning clean my room) and on the other is a picture of a person saying 'shh' (meaning do not disturb). As we were only there for four days we didn't think it necessary to replace towels and bedsheets everyday. We wouldn't do this at home, and do not require this on holidays. As such, we turned our sign to 'shh' everyday, however this was ignored every day and we would return to find our sign turned around - as if we had requested it to be cleaned - and new sheets and a full complement of towels replaced. I would prefer a bit of environmental conciousness in my hotel and also, if the cleaner is going to ignore the sign and turn it around anyway, why have it? Also, the spa bath in the room was half filled of water when we arrived and looked pretty, but again, I like to save fresh water. Overall, from what we saw of other accommodation options in the area, the Puri Mas probably is one of the nicest in that part of Lombok and we'd recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seeking a small Boutique Beach Resort without the hip and Ra Ra of a modern complex then Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa is the perfect location. Situated directly on the beach of Mangsit Bay just 5 minutes from Senggigi, this 40 room gem offers guests the ultimate respite from the outside world. The range of room categories means there is something for everyone, whether it’s a cute ‘n cosy budget room or a luxury Romantic Villa with 25m2 pool. No two rooms are identical, following our concept of Indonesian Tradition, Luxury & style”. Attention to detail is depicted in our rooms, facilities and gardens, but especially our Service. As we are a small intimate resort, we are able to offer guests the familiar, personal attention sometimes difficult to find these days. To keep connected we offer Free Wi Fi throughout the resort. Beach side buffet breakfast is included in all room rates. Facilities: Conde Nast recommended Luxury Garden Spa, Open Air Beachfront Restaurant, Beachfront Infinity Pool, Gili PADI Diving/snorkelling/island tours. Note to parents: Puri Mas has a NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS POLICY. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puri Mas Boutique Resort And Spa
- Puri Mas Boutique Hotel Mangsit
- Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa Lombok, Indonesia