Thetraveljunkie.org – You may already had a peek at some of my favorite moments of my recent Gili Trawangan trip. Now it is time to share details of my hotel stay at Pearl of Trawangan.
Exciting beach huts of boyhood fantasies.
A romantic hideaway with undisturbed spectacular views on pristine azure waters, the neighbouring islands and the mountain range of Lombok’s majestic volcano, Mount Rinjani.
Was there any pre-arrival communication by the hotel with myself via email or social media? There was indeed. A few days prior to my departure, I got some very nice email which I could call teasers – of cocktails, of sunsets, of beaches. Very nice indeed.
Did I try to engage the hotel via social media? Did the hotel interact with me and made me feel welcome/special? In some days, I was inactive on social media.
Has the hotel tried to gather any personal information (e.g preferences) prior to my stay? I had not asked for anything (except for a doll, for a photo stunt, don’t ask). Needless to say, I had a Barbie waiting in my room.
The wow factor! What was the hotel decor style? I arrived at 1pm with a lovely welcome drink and I have to say it was stunning. I have a very vague recollection of the check in, for which I sat down, handed over my ID and within minutes, I was on my buggy.
How quick and efficient was the hotel check-in? Incredibly efficient and friendly.
Was I addressed by name once reservation has been located? Yes indeed. It was lovely and very relaxed – we loved the atmosphere at Pearl of Trawangan.
Did I feel genuinely welcomed by the hotel staff? We did. Every time I walked past someone, I was always greeted with a lovely smile and hello, of course.
Wifi – was I told anything about it? Was there a charge? Yes indeed. It was free of charge and you just needed to log in with username and password once. Easy peasy.
First impressions – decor, size and wow factor? My lovely lumbung beach cottage did not disappoint in any way. At almost 60.75 m² it was spacious and airy. A cozy and comfortable retreat, decorated with exotic rattan furniture and tasteful handicrafts where you can relax and enjoy the hotel.
Welcome amenity? We had a lovely cookies. It was a lovely touch. Oh well. I wish a lovely bottle of ScrewCap, a wine from South Africa and tropical fruits.
The bed? It was very good, very comfortable and huge. I slept really well throughout our stay.
Closet/Wardrobe – proper hangers or those annoying ones where you need a PhD to get them out one by one? Plenty of space. Very neat, plenty of space and hangers.
Bathrobes and slippers? I used slippers for a change.
Coffee and Tea? Yes indeed, but I did not use.
Free bottled water? Of course, and changed daily.
Power sockets in useful places – we have more and more devices and we know where we want them! By the bed, by the working area. Plenty, and in all the places you’d want them, especially by the bed.
The bathroom? Oh yes, sexy-sexy. It was lovely and airy.
Bath, shower and taps – I am looking for Duravits and Hansgrohes (or other fab brands) around the world. How fab was the shower? Everything was perfect and worked very well. The shower was fantastic.
Towels – yes, please! How many and how soft and lovely? Lots, and I loved how they were displayed. They were also lovely.
Toiletries – own brand, super brand, baby ones or proper ones? The own brand products were outstanding.
Amenity kit? All there and in a very perfect display.
Hairdryer – is it a human one, or just something stuck to a wall that only makes noise? There was one but I did not use.
How good and reliable was the wifi? I didn’t have a problem at all.
Did the hotel interact with me via social media during my stay? I was inactive on social media during my stay. Disconnecting is a luxury that we all need now.
Location? Outstanding – you are in one of Lombok’s most iconic destinations.
Would I recommend it to my best friends and readers? Without a doubt.
Would I stay again? Absolutely. The smells are just incredible. I love this resort. It was chic, local, understated and very relaxing.
Have you visited this hotel? What were you thoughts?
Pearl of Trawangan
West Nusa Tenggara,
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