Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel on Nusa Lembongan, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 9, 2019

Review of Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel in Bali.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – Traditionally-designed cottages amidst the likable village.

This newish boutique hotel offers a limited number of Balinese-style cottages facing a garden bursting with tropical foliage. Each is tastefully designed with a thatched roof and enjoyable patio, but some are better than others: e.g. a few ground-level rooms can be dark, and those with bedrooms upstairs have bathrooms on the ground floor. The two-story suites, featuring living areas on the lower level, are bright, airy, and decorated with Balinese arts and crafts. The pool and café can suffer from traffic noise, but rooms are quiet and separated from each other by shrubs. The hotel is located very close to the sea and along the main street of Jungutbatu village, home to the terminal for speedboats to/from Bali and the island’s best selection of shops and cafés.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – The Location

  • Address: Jungutbatu village, the main settlement on the island of Nusa Lembongan, about 40 minutes by speedboat from Bali (or longer from the Gili Islands).
  • Area: Along the main street in the southern part of Jungutbatu, with enough facilities in either direction.
  • How to Get There: The only way to reach Nusa Lembongan island is by speedboat from Sanur or Padangbai on Bali, often with connections to the Gili Islands. Compare schedules and book online. Majority of the boats arrive at Jungutbatu, the main village, with most arrival/departure points about 700m south of the hotel. And note: getting on/off these speedboats often involves wading through the water (many times at least knee-deep).
  • Handy to: Jungutbatu village. Offices/terminals for speedboats to Bali and the Gili Islands.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters almost exclusively to couples, and children under 12 are not allowed. Many guests seem older and are unfazed by the lack of direct beach frontage.
  • Beach: The public beach, which is usually packed with boats, is about 300m away (3-minute walk). A better place to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe is in front of a resort, like the Lembongan Beach Club, about 600m north (7-minute walk).
  • Views: All rooms face the enchanting tropical gardens.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at this sort of midrange boutique hotel on Nusa Lembongan.
  • 
Wi-Fi: Free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)877 6174 1486
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: tigerlillyslembongan.com

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: Small and functional, with oodles of shade and style. Near the lobby and main street, so noisy at times.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: Alongside the pool and attached to the reception, the café is mostly used by guests for breakfast. It does, however, offer a nicer setting, including artifacts collected by the owner, and a more tempting, healthy, and vegetarian-friendly all-day menu than most places in the area.
  • Breakfast: Included in rates, but double-check when booking.
  • Room Service: Not available.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Double Rooms • Twin Rooms • Suite Getaways
  • Smoking Rooms: Strict no smoking policy around the grounds.
  • Best Room: Furthest from the street and pool, the 2 suites provide more seclusion and privacy. Gorgeous upstairs bedrooms with garden views, and charming chill-out areas at ground level.
  • For Families: The twin-level suites can fit in an extra single bed, but there’s a strict limit on the total number of guests overall at the hotel. And children under 12 are not allowed.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Expect to do plenty of walking. Bicycles are a great option in and around Jungutbatu village but nowhere else because of the hills and potholes. Plenty of places in the village rent bikes.
  • Other Transport: No cars are allowed on the island. However, motorbikes are easy to rent and a terrific way to explore the island – and with no police, licenses are not required. New ‘taxis’ (pickup trucks) ply the narrow roads, but most are commandeered by speedboat companies and hotels, so arrange a lift through the hotel, if required. Cumbersome drive-yourself buggies can be rented at Mushroom Bay, and boats can be chartered anywhere for a more scenic way to reach remote parts of the island.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Radya Restaurant (0)812 3600 352 – Classic Jungutbatu café: tiny and friendly, serving simple meals at low prices. Opposite the hotel entrance. 1-minute walk.
  • Kubu Nusa – One of very few cafés with a second level offering village views. About 100m south, along a quiet lane. 1-minute walk.
  • Tiki Bar & More (0)812 4402 6795 – A cut above rivals, featuring tasty Western delights and elegant wooden décor. Only 50m north up the street. 1-minute walk.
  • Jungutbatu Theatre Restaurant – Such a terrific idea: café with nightly movies on a big screen. Best slumped in a beanbag. 250m north of the hotel. 3-minute walk.
  • Warung Made – Been around forever. Tastiest meals and cheapest prices in the village. About 50m past the theatre restaurant. 3-minute walk.

Shops & Markets

  • Enough minimarts and other low-key shops along the main street in both directions.

Attractions

  • Mushroom Bay (11-minute drive, 3.5km) is better than Jungutbatu for swimming and snorkeling, but access is problematic. The Crusoe-esque beach at Selambung (also called Coconut Beach and Song Lambung) is more preferable. It’s a 1.3km walk (17 minutes) south via the beach and stone path that passes Batu Karang villas. More serious exploration of the underwater delights can be arranged through scuba-diving agencies in Jungutbatu.

Tigerlillys Boutique Hotel – The Hotel

All guests arrive at Nusa Lembongan by speedboat from Sanur.

Everyone comes to Nusa Lembongan island by speedboat, mostly from the chaotic terminal at Sanur on the south coast of Bali.

Almost all speedboats leave the island from Jungutbatu village.

From Nusa Lembongan, almost all speedboats leave from an area in Jungutbatu village, about 700m south of the hotel.

The hotel is located by the main street of Jungutbatu village.

The hotel is located along the main street of Jungutbatu, the major village on the island.

The hotel entrance is vibrant and traditional.

The entrance, with its vibrant colors and thatched roof, sets the tone throughout.

The pleasant hotel cafe faces the pool and features artifacts collected by the owner.

The hotel café at the lobby and facing the pool is very pleasant. The fascinating décor includes artifacts collected by the owner.

The cafe is very popular with guests and public.

The café is a relaxing hangout for guests and the public.

The cottages are located across the tropical gardens.

Cottages are scattered among lush tropical gardens.

The traditionally-designed cottages have thatched roofs of alang-alang grass.

Cottages feature an unusual traditional design, with a low thatched roof of alang-alang grass.

The 2-level suites offer excellent garden views.

The 2-level suites offer the finest views of the gardens.

Rooms feature memorable decor and furnishings.

The décor and furnishings among all rooms are memorable.

Accommodations feature wooden patios with outdoor furniture.

The wooden patios are ideal for unwinding.

Classy Tiki cafe is nearby.

Tiki is a classy café only 50m up the street.

Popular Warung Made is within walking distance of the hotel.

A long-time favorite, Warung Made is about 300m north of the hotel.

Radya Homestay cafe is right opposite the hotel entrance.

This fabulous little cafe is right opposite the hotel entrance.

The unique Jungutbatu Theatre Restaurant is within walking distance of the hotel.

Unique on the island, and within a 2-minute walk of the hotel, is the Jungutbatu Theatre Restaurant.

Kubu Nusa café is located down the lane and within walking distance.

Kubu Nusa café is just down the lane at the junction where the main street heads towards the beach.

The hotel is very close to the beach with its perfect white sand and blue water.

The hotel is about 300m from the beach, which offers perfect white sand and dazzling blue water.

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