Charm and Comfort in Hotel Ombak Sunset
Hotel Ombak Sunset is a resort in Gili Trawangan that offers a beautiful sanctuary for rest and relaxation. The resort is located on the peaceful western side of the island. Although the place is quite a distance from the center, I found the resort a charming and comfortable place because of its magnificent accommodation and amenities. We couldn’t have any better resort to make our stay more pleasant than staying here.
Staying at Hotel Ombak Sunset gave us a quiet and peaceful vacation in Gili Trawangan despite of the island being a party place. We actually love to party but it is great to have a resort like Hotel Ombak Sunset because we could have a space to relax and laze around.
It was already afternoon when our group arrived at the resort. Because it was little too far from the harbor, we rode a horse cart to get here. The only way to get to the resort from the center and vice versa is by riding a horse cart or a bicycle. We could have rented bicycle when we arrived in the port for a cheaper way of transportation but we didn’t realize that early.
The staff welcomed us when we arrived at the resort. They helped us with our luggage and accompanied us to the lobby. While we were walking towards the lobby, I was already turning my head left and right peeking through the facilities. I got excited. I was surprised to see how big the resort is. They have a big pool that would welcome you as you enter the resort. There are bar and restaurants on the side and on the beach. I got really excited to spend my time here. And my amazement about the resort got even more when I saw the lobby. It features traditional styles and intricately carved woodwork.
The front desk assisted us immediately when we arrived. Welcome drinks were served to our group. We were asked to fill up the forms. Passports were presented. Credit card was also asked for security deposit. And after fulfilling all those things, our key to our room was handed. It was a smooth check in process, I must say.
Hotel Ombak Sunset currently features 130 newly developed and spaciously appointed rooms and suites. Rooms are categorized to Deluxe Terrace, Deluxe Terrace Family, Island Bungalow, Sunset Bungalow, Agung Ocean View, Agung Ocean View Suite and Two Bedroom Suite. You may check room rates and availability here. Each guest room has its own private balcony and terrace with exceptional ocean, pool or garden views.
Our room was a Deluxe Terrace Family Room. It is perfectly suited for family and groups. It was spacious and comfortable. The room is air-conditioned. It has a king size bed and a double bed. The room also has a huge bathroom equipped with modern indoor bathroom facilities.
Our room also has television, mini fridge, writing desk and in-room safe. Our room was generally neat and comfy. It has all the basics that we needed to have a comfortable stay in the island.
What made this resort also a charming place to stay in Gili Trawangan are its wonderful amenities. This tropical beachfront resort offers outstanding facilities such as bar and restaurants, outdoor pool, spa, Wi-Fi connection and some other recreational services. The resort also has its own private beach. In fact, it has the perfect spot for sunset viewing. It is also where the famous Datu Swings are.
It was already nearing sunset when we went out of our room to go to the beach. We wanted to capture the sunset and have some enviable pictures at the swing. We went to the beach again the next day before checking out from the resort. And because the swings looked really charming and very picturesque, we had some photo shoots again despite of the scorching sun. We withstood the heat for the sake of having great photos. Well, as always!
The swimming pool is also one of the desired facilities in the resort. The main pool is 40 x 10 meters in size and equipped with a Jacuzzi and a small children’s pool. There’s also a pool bar located at the end. It is nice to spend afternoons here relaxing or maybe lounging at the pool bar and having some light refreshments, fresh juices or mock tails.
The resort also has several bars and restaurants to choose from. There’s the Horizon Restaurant for semi-fine dining, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is actually where we also took the complimentary buffet breakfast. Another restaurant is the Datu Restaurant & Bar, which is located on the beach. They offer Indonesian menu and a selection of cocktails and refreshments. There’s also the Sea Wind Bar that offers more casual and relaxed dining. The menu is a selection of sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and western dining options.
We left the resort past noontime. It was sad for us to leave that early. It was short but definitely, our group enjoyed our stay. Hotel Ombak Sunset showed us the charm and comfort that made our quick getaway in Gili Trawangan an enjoyable one.
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Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara
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Disclosure: Hotel Ombak Sunset hosted our stay for the purpose of reviewing the resort. All notes and opinions are my own.