Bad experience overall. I made an airport pick-up deal, but seeing the taxi and driver that picked me up was worse than ever (see picture of completely crassed car). They charged 450.000 Rp, while arriving at The Place the noted fare was 350.000 Rp. Completely ripp-off. People we met told us the Place Bungalows is for sale by Australian owner and the local staff do not care lees anymore. Restaurant staff was not there when you need them (gone to prayer or taking a shower at 6.30 pm dinner time 😳😳😳😳. I would not advise to come here anymore, we loved out after 1 night.
The male staff (he said he is manager) not friendly, many time i asking about the water for shower and hot water because the water not running well and he answer my request with rude, at 2.30 am next door so noisy, baby crying, someone open and close the door so hard, they noisy until 4 am and stop it when we say please we need rest. They clean the room not properly too, still have mineral bottle from the last guest on the wastafel, and smelly pillow and sheet, ac not working good, power cut only in our room at 4.30 am, the night shift person continue his sleep when we asking his help. So disappointed and feel angry at that time.
I hitchhiked alone in whole Lombok island in 4 weeks, and on the way from Mataram, via Lembar stayed in The Place Bangalow for 2 days in July 2018. The ownner-manager is an amicable expat Canadian, convenient for foreign traverlers. The breakfast was delicious with variety of options of bread, eggs, fruits juice and fresh fruits in the cool by breeze ocean view restarant. I'm sure that everyone can relax on reclining decks around the swimming pool facing the ocean in the quiet tropical atmosphere. The bungalow room is a spacious clean modern western style in which you can flush toilett paper. It also have a nice garden, well tended and beautiful with bougainvillea. I swam in the beach but found no fish there, only sea weeds. I would say, The Place Bungalows is a little bit expensive for backpackers but worth to the price. Why not spend a little bit of extra money for change? オーナーマネージャーは引退して現地に住んでいるたカナダ人です。 綺麗で近代的なバンガローです。 トイレットペーパーは流すのもOK。 バックパッカーにはちょっと高い宿ですが、その価値はあると思います。…
It is very a nice place. Staff very nice. They can provide good advice and really take care of the people. They provide good food and very nice boat trip to visit the three gili island. Including gili Nanggu, the paradize of snorkeling.
We spent 4 nights in The Place and no one was cleaning. Also the bungalow beds need to get new mattresses. You kinda sleep on the floor. No A/C which is not a problem it is not so hot during night time. But which is a problem is the staff. The girls are not really friendly the chef always needs his sleep after an "exhausting" breakfast time and you will not get any food for lunch because he is sleeping and no one else is able to do simple food. Also the food is expensive compare to the other restaurant just next to it. On the plus side is that you can refill your water bottle all day which we really liked. In the end a lot to improve but worth the visit.