Friday Finds ☆ Qunci Villas in Lombok
During our vacation in Lombok in January, 2013, we stayed at Qunci Villas in Senggigi, located in the northwest of Lombok island. When I go on vacation, I often feel that I need a vacation to recuperate from a vacation I just had. This time I can say that it was a vacation where I felt very rejuvenated after returning thanks to Qunci Villas.
This villa in the photo below is the Garden View Room we stayed. I will have a separate post about our room because I felt the need to have a separate post. Please come back to check out a post about Garden View Room next week!
On the day we arrived and the following day, we had a lot of rain, so the ocean water looked pretty stirred up. I heard that 4 days prior to our arrival, the water was in an aqua color and looked beautiful. For your information, the rainy season in Lombok is from October to March. Bali apparently has a very similar climate, but I’ve read that Lombok is drier. It rains for an hour and it clears up. The second photo here is the view of Mount Agung in Bali from Lombok.
I only took photos of the swimming pools that kids were allowed to use. There was one smaller size swimming pool that was dedicated to adults only and there was a bar and restaurant called NooQ right by it. It looked very cozy. I forgot to take photos of the bar because we didn’t spend any time there, but I wish I took photos because I really liked the design.
QUNCI VILLAS RESTAURANTS
When you go on a vacation and spend most of the time at a hotel you stay, what gets you most financially is the food you order at restaurants in a hotel. One of many attractions of Qunci Villas was their restaurants. They offer good quality food at reasonable prices. We tried a couple of restaurants in Senggigi, a tourist city center of Lombok, because it’s fun to explore and we like to get out, but I came to a conclusion that I really liked the food at Qunci Villas restaurants.
Asian Seafood restaurant
Mediterranean food with a Lombok twist
Happy Hours (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
Buy 1 Get 1 Free!
Qunci Villas Breakfast
The highlight of our stay in Qunci Villas to me was their breakfast. You order breakfast a la carte, which is great because you do not waste food and you get to eat while looking at the ocean if you get to the restaurant early enough to grab a table. They are popular as you can imagine.
I find the prices at the Qamboja spa very reasonable. I would say the prices were very similar to Puri Santi in Jakarta. My husband got a foot massage. I was very tempted to get a massage at Qamboja Spa, but I can go to a massage place in Jakarta very easily, so I didn’t.
QUNCI VILLAS DESIGNS
Qunci Villas was like a museum to me. The American owner of Qunci Villas, Scott Coffey, says in the Qunci art photography book “Qunci inspired” “Art reflects the style and ambiance and sets one hotel apart from the next.” I find this statement true and this philosophy is reflected in every detail of interior design at this hotel. I purchased “Qunci inspired”, which was only IDR 100,000 (about US$10) because it inspired me. You can view this cool book as emagazine here.
QUNCI VILLAS NIGHT TIME
Our holiday in Qunci Villas was wonderful. It was perfect for us, but I also find that experiences vary. If you want a place where your kids can run around and get the energy out and play hard, Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort might suit better for the need. Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort is also where many expats in Jakarta I know have stayed in Lombok.
During our 5 day stay, we played at the beach, swimming pool and our room, but if you want some activities, there are choices. To view the pictures of what we did and also other activity options offered by the hotel, please read my previous post “Vacation in Lombok, Indonesia”.
Qunci Villas was perfect for the type of vacation we desired to have in January after a hectic month in December. All I wanted to do was to play, relax and rest. I did not want to have any schedule or planning. Thus, the low key vacation we had in Qunci Villas suited our family with a little baby.
Qunci Villas is known for its romantic setup and many say that it is very much like a honeymoon type of hotel. It is true. However, I can also say that there were many other families with young children or even babies at Qunci Villas when we were there. We did make sure that our kids would not disturb other guests and the peaceful atmosphere of the hotel.
Qunci Villas in Lombok, Indonesia
Jl. Raya Mangsit, Senggigi, Lombok
Tel: +62 370 693 800
Fax: +62 370 693 802
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org