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Mataram
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Mataram which includes a temple or place of worship

With water palaces, temples, markets and museums, Lombok’s laid-back capital has plenty to rewards travellers who choose to linger.

Lombok’s capital, Mataram, offers royal palaces and playgrounds, temples, markets and parklands. While many visitors use it simply as a transit point, the city has enough provincial and cultural charms to reward those who linger.

Explore Lombok’s rich history and culture at the Museum Negeri. The museum houses thousands of fascinating items such as masks, fabrics and traditional weapons.

Browse the stores and stalls of Mataram Mall, four floors of clothing boutiques, electronics stores and food outlets. For a more old-school Asian feel, wander through the markets and small independent stores at Cakranegara. Here, you’ll find pearl shops, gold stores and retailers selling sporting goods, fabrics and handicrafts.

Spend an hour or two at the Mayura Water Palace, built in 1744 as the administrative centre of Balinese royal court. Relax by the large artificial lake and lotus pool. Then walk over to the floating pavilion that was once a law court and meeting place.

Just across the road is Pura Meru, the largest temple in Lombok. Soak up the lavish decor of this elaborate Hindu place of worship. The temple complex, dedicated to the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, contains three courtyards and more than 30 shrines.

Check out the former royal playground at Narmada Park in Lembuak. This garden is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) east of Mataram and contains a Hindu temple, swimming pool, small lakes and attractive lawns. Stop by the “Fountain of Youth”, so named because its spring waters from Mount Ringani were believed to confer a long life on those who drank from it.

Situated on the western side of Lombok Island, Mataram is approximately 39 kilometres (24 miles) from Lombok International Airport. To get around the city take the regular shuttle bus, hail a taxi or hire a car or motorcycle. Other modes of transport include small minibuses called “bemos” and horse-drawn carts called “cidomos”.

Lombok Astoria Hotel
Lombok Astoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl Jendral Sudirman 40 Rembiga, Mataram, Mataram, ID
The price is RM124 per night from 24 Apr to 25 Apr
Situated in Mataram, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mataram Mall, Mayura Park and Pura Meru. Islamic Center NTB is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"nice, clean, pretty good size room with a beautiful view. Breakfast came with a lot of variety. If I visit Lombok again I would stay at the same hotel"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2020

Lombok Astoria Hotel
Aston Inn Mataram
Aston Inn Mataram
4 out of 5
Jalan Panca Usaha No 1, Mataram, Lombok
The price is RM135 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in the heart of Mataram, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mataram Mall, Pura Meru and Mayura Park. Islamic Center NTB and Lombok Epicentrum Mall ...
4.2/5Very Good! (105 reviews)
Good for a short stay
"For a short stay it's ok, the rate is quite cheap. Food taste was somehow strange. The aircon was not working, I called a 3pm, nobody was coming. Only after another call mechanic arrived a 9pm!!! to fix. When my husband arrives, security asked him to put on the mask, even many people inside walking ..."

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Aston Inn Mataram
Hotel Santika Mataram - Lombok
Hotel Santika Mataram - Lombok
3 out of 5
Jl. Pejanggik No. 32, Selaparang, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Mataram, Lombok
The price is RM129 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in the heart of Mataram, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Islamic Center NTB and Mataram Mall. Lombok Epicentrum Mall and Mayura Park are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (34 reviews)
Pleasant Stay and location is central
"We stayed at Hotel Santika for two nights. As a stop station after a long holiday in Gili islands, our stay at the hotel was perfect. For our family (with kids) we stayed in 2 superior rooms. Overall it was a pleasant stay. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is also perfect with a lot of traditional ..."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Hotel Santika Mataram - Lombok
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Matahari Terbenam
Villa Matahari Terbenam
4 out of 5
Jalan Bukit Batu Layar No. 19, Senggigi, Lombok, Mataram
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mataram Mall, Islamic Center NTB and Mayura Park. Pura Meru and Lombok Epicentrum Mall are also ...
Villa Matahari Terbenam
Villa Gili Bali Beach
Villa Gili Bali Beach
3.5 out of 5
Gili Trawangan, Gili Trawangan, Lombok
The price is RM121 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Gili Trawangan villa is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Gili Trawangan Harbor. Public ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"Upon arrival we were greeted “welcome home” by very friendly and helpful staff, they kindly carried our luggage and provided welcome drinks. Check in was quick and easy. We were staying at the bungalow by the pool, which was very clean, beautifully decorated, private, with amazing ocean view. Room ..."

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Villa Gili Bali Beach
De'Coco Villa
De'Coco Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Gili Indah, Pemenang, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Gili Air, Lombok
The price is RM175 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Situated in Gili Air, this beach villa is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Gili Meno Harbor and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bangsal Harbor.
De'Coco Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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19 Aug 2019

Mataram is a lovely place and we hope we can come back again and again

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

2 Jul 2019

You have to go there if you need your visa renew