Accommodation in Sumbawa Besar and Bima: Sumbawa Island

Losmens and smaller hotels dominate the accommodation scene on the island rather than top-class hotels and resorts unlike on the neighbouring islands of Lombok and Bali. However, there are some good value places around.

Sumbawa Besar

Kencana Beach Hotel
Poto Tana Road klm 11
Tel: 22555
Reasonable valued hotel that has a pool, restoran and timber cottages.

Hotel Harapan
Jl Dr Cipto 7
Tel: 21629
Family-run hotel. Has western toilets and mandis. Rooms are tiny.

Hotel Tambora
Jl Kebayan
Tel: 21555
Average style hotel with decent accommodation

Hotel Dewi
Jl Hasanuddin 60
Tel: 21170
Large place but good value. Top rooms have hot water and aircon


Mostly grotty, cheap losmens in this place and mainly because the town is small.

Hotel Lila Graha
Jl Lombok 6
Tel: 42740
Lots of economy rooms. The newly built area has rooms with hot water and phone.

Losmen Puterasari
Jl Soekarno Hatta 7
Strange place so check your room out before committing.

Hotel La’mbitu
Jl Sumbawa 4
Tel: 42222
Some rooms have aircon and hot water. Rates include breakfast. Nice and clean hotel.

Good accommodation in Sumbawa is at a premium and so check around different places before you lock into one certain hotel. Check for security, cleanliness and always bargain the price.