Review: Taos House Lembongan

FlipFlopGlobetrotters - Taos House Hotel LembonganWe weren’t very impressed with Lembongan at first, but the move to Taos House made all the difference. What a lovely place to stay! The lush garden, nice swimming pool and friendly staff were like a breath of fresh air after the terrible experience at our previous hotel on Nusa Lembongan. Read our full review of Taos House Lembongan here.

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We started off on the wrong foot with Nusa Lembongan. As you can read in our review of Shipwrecks Beach Resort (spoiler: don’t stay there!) we didn’t have such a great first night. So right away we looked for a new place to stay. We looked up Taos House and since we were in a bit of a hurry to find a new accommodation we called them. They actually picked up the phone (big improvement!). After telling us they only had a room for two nights instead of the four we wanted, they apparently made some arrangements because a few minutes later they texted us we could stay the 4 nights we needed. Great service!

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Swimming pool at Taos House

Getting to Taos House Nusa Lembongan

If you’re thinking of going to Nusa Lembongan, read our post about the cheapest way to get there from Bali. Since we were on Nusa Lembongan already, the owner of Taos House agreed to pick us up free of charge. Free harbor pick up is included if you stay at Taos House. So when you arrive by ferry, the Taos House staff can pick you up, or, depending on your ticket, you get dropped off by the boat crew. After our pick up in the morning, we arrived at their lovely hotel in the Mushroom Bay area. The owners (the father, his son and his daughter) were very nice and we were welcomed with fresh orange juice while we waited for our room to be cleaned. Taos House was a bit more expensive than the place we’d previously selected, but a hundred times better.

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Lovely garden at Taos House

The amenities at Taos House

Taos House has a really nice garden in front of the rooms and a lovely swimming pool to cool down on the hot days. Jace really loved the place too. Partly because of the pool, but also because there were two little kids and a four-week-old puppy for him to play with. The staff gave us great information about what to do and where to go. The rooms were comfy and clean, and we appreciated the mosquito nets over the bed. The rooms are located in bungalow type buildings, each with their own terrace.

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The rooms at Taos House are located in bungalow style buildings set in a nice garden

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The rooms at Taos House are comfy and clean

Location of Taos House

Taos House is located in the Mushroom Bay area. It’s not on the beach, which we initially wanted. But you can easily walk to Mushroom beach. We rented a motorbike, which is a great option to get around the island.

Food at Taos House

Breakfast at Taos House was included, which for us as budget travelers is always a good thing. It wasn’t a huge breakfast, but well made and enough for us to start the day. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner. Taos House is a lovely family owned accommodation, it’s not a large hotel, so food options are limited.

FlipFlopGlobetrotters - breakfast at Taos House Bali Lembongan
Breakfast wasn’t huge, but enough and tasteful



  • friendly staff
  • owned and operated by a local family
  • big swimming pool
  • nice garden with good atmosphere
  • decent breakfast
  • clean and good sized room


  • the hot shower didn’t work very well (the staff did their best to fix it and finally managed to on day 3)
  • not on the beach
  • a bit above our budget

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