Mataram

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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 Vaganza Hotel
Lombok Vaganza Hotel
3 out of 5
Jl. Panji Tilar Negara, Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, 83115
The price is AU$24 per night from 11 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mataram. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Islamic Center NTB and Lombok ...
Lombok Vaganza Hotel
ASTON Inn Mataram
ASTON Inn Mataram
4 out of 5
Jalan Panca Usaha No 1, Mataram, Lombok, 83126
The price is AU$60 per night from 13 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Mataram. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (106 reviews)
"The staff were so polite and friendly and assisted us when we need."

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2022

ASTON Inn Mataram
Lombok Astoria Hotel
Lombok Astoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl Jendral Sudirman 40 Rembiga, Mataram, Mataram, ID, 83239
The price is AU$60 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Mataram. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (51 reviews)
"Kkebersihan kamar,menu sarapan"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2021

Lombok Astoria Hotel
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Villa Matahari Terbenam
Villa Matahari Terbenam
4 out of 5
Jalan Bukit Batu Layar No. 19, Senggigi, Lombok, Mataram, 83355
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly villa in Mataram. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Mataram Mall and Lombok Epicentrum ...
Villa Matahari Terbenam
Bidari Villas Lombok
Bidari Villas Lombok
Jl. Raya Pemenang - Setangi, Mataram, Lombok, 83355
Stay at this villa in Mataram. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Popular attractions Mataram Mall and Pura Meru are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
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Lombok River Villa
Lombok River Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Raya Meninting, Montongbuwoh, Mataram, Lombok, 83355
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Mataram. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Popular attractions Islamic Center NTB and Pura Batu ...
Lombok River Villa
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