Although Mataram is not as favored as the Gilis or Mount Rinjani, the charm of Lombok’s capital remains riveting. Accommodation here is also a treat, from Ampenan, home to the most dramatic of old buildings, reflecting the local Chinese and Malay cultures to Cakranegara, the bustling business center, the places for rest never disappoint weary guests.
Here are 8 of the best accommodations in Mataram, ranging from simple guesthouses to extravagant bungalows:
Minabi Guest House, located in Cakranegara, features enjoyable accommodation with a modest price, totally recommended for travelers on a budget. Despite its low cost, the property is liberally furnished with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with several channels for your entertainment and a seating area, great for newspaper or coffee time. Meanwhile, the personal bathroom has shower facilities, with linen and towels included. Planning to discover the capital? Simply benefit from the bike hire, here.
Minabi Guest House
Address: Jalan Abimanyu No 4, Cakranegara, 83231 Mataram, Indonesia (see map)
Price: from 21 USD
Favehotel Langko Mataram, close to the iconic Islamic Center, mini markets, and restaurant, is a cozy hotel, highlighting fashionable, large guestrooms, with bright decoration and air conditioning. They are complete with a personal safe, minibar, relaxing seating area, electric kettle and cable TV. The affable staff is so helpful in aiding you with the laundry and there are dry cleaning services, with an extra charge. Craving a plate of flavorful pasta with Bolognese sauce? Savor the food at Lime Restaurant.
Favehotel Langko Mataram - Lombok
Address: Jalan Langko No. 21-23, 83125 Mataram, Indonesia (see map)
Price: from 31 USD
Kurnia Jaya Hotel, set in the heart of Mataram, offers free parking on site and a stable internet connection – not to mention the affordable price, at only 19 USD per night. The clean bedrooms, along with queen beds and full amenities, including a flat-screen TV, table and chair, and air conditioning, are nothing short of fine.
Some of the rooms have balconies so that visitors can enjoy a garden view or unwind with an afternoon tea. If you want to go around the city, bike or car hire is available.
Kurnia Jaya Hotel
Address: Jl. Prasarana Terusan no. 11, Gomong, 83126 Mataram, Indonesia (see map)
Price: from 19 USD
Are you on the hunt for a place that is accessible to Mataram Mall? Then, be sure to secure your room at Werdhi Guesthouse. This accommodation, at an affordable price, features pleasant rooms, complete with air conditioning, a cable TV with various channels, and a lovely terrace for your laid-back moments.
Other amenities, for an additional charge, include an airport shuttle and car rental. If you want to devour some of the delicious local cuisine, such as the Taliwang Chicken and Plecing Kangkung, simply drop by Taliwang Restaurant.
Address: Jalan Cendana No. 16B, Cemara, 83122 Mataram, Indonesia (see map)
Price: from 19 USD
Puri Mama Family Guest House accommodates up to 16 people and boasts a great location, just three minutes away from Mataram University and a five minute-drive to Epicentrum Mall. The likable family/kid-friendly accommodation has a homey ambiance and a family’s warmth and hospitality, with an open green space, recommended for those seeking calm and composure. Facilities include a laptop friendly work space, free WiFi and parking, as well as a washer and TV.
Puri Mama Family Guest House in Lombok
Price: from 75 USD
Number of Guests: 16
If you are looking for a personal space with sumptuous facilities, grab a room at the recently renovated Villa Putih. It’s perfectly located, in the middle of serene rice field, ideal for escaping. Other reasons that make this villa great include its large rooms, with cozy beds and full amenities, including a large pool, right outside the door and a comfortable terrace, perfect for use as an outdoor eating area. Are you a yoga person? Make use of the provided yoga mat.
Entire Private Villa in Lombok
Price: from 62 USD
Number of Guests: 10
Lombok Krandangan Bungalow, nestled splendidly within Dream Estate Resort, is an incredible getaway, where you can feel the sensations of tropical pleasure and be captivated by the mountain views. This Indonesian-style dwelling comes with two cozy but large bedrooms, a dining room, living area and shared outdoor pool, for your convenience.
With a holiday setting, close to Krandangan beach and night clubs, you will find the property laid-back and soothing. Don’t miss having a taste of the delectable Sasak dishes, at the nearby warung.
Lombok Krandangan Bungalow
Price: from 86 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Seeking a rental with a reasonable price? This apartment, in the northern area of Mataram, will satisfy your search. Surrounded by tropical greenery, this flat offers two comfy bedrooms, with queen beds and a daily cleaning service. Feel at home and savor the amenities, such as the cable TV, air conditioning, free parking and wireless internet connection.
Whether you want to visit some historical sites or shop, simply stroll down the road and within a few minutes, you’ll find all the attractions.
Apartment House Mauricia
Price: from 49 USD
Number of Guests: 4
A peaceful place to sleep with good value
Spending some time in Mataram after stepping off the plane, is highly recommended. The capital of Lombok highlights a number of cozy places to stay, from cheap guest houses within walking distance to the busy shopping center, to opulent bungalows with great amenities.
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