The Horizon is a special place at the foot of the majestic Mount Rinjani. With sweeping views from the mountain to the ocean The Horizon offers fantastic local cuisine as well as comfortable accommodation
When you visit Senaru, be sure to dine at The Horizon Restaurant to sample the best food on the mountain as well as the unique and wonderful tastes of regional Lombok food.
Grab a seat in the outdoor restaurant and take in the views from mountain, valley to the ocean. Lunch, dinner, a snack or a drink: The Horizon can cater for whatever you’d like.
And because we are a locally owned business, you can visit us and meet people who work and live in the village, and know that whatever you spend with us is money straight back into our local village economy.
The Horizon Senaru Homestay
This simple but comfortable villa offers private accommodation with two bedrooms. You may book the whole villa or guests can choose to stay in one of the bedrooms. We recommend you choose the master bedroom, which boasts a magnificent view of the valley and mountain. The master bedroom is adjacent to a comfortable living room with expansive views of the mountain and valley.
You can choose to take your meals in the living room or in the Horizon Restaurant that also offers terrific views.
The second bedroom at the rear of the villa has its own bathroom and can be booked separately.
Both bathrooms offer guests the experience of a traditional ‘mandi’ or shower. With hot water supplied from the restaurant you can freshen up after a long day’s soft trekking or after a mountain climb.
The best food on the mountain…
The Horizon offers the best food on the mountain. But we would say that wouldn’t we? We happen to think it’s true though!
We encourage you to be adventurous with the food. We encourage you to try the regional menu – just ask the staff and they’ll happily prepare and serve you some wonderful regional cuisine cooked the way it’s done for the locals. Some of it can be quite spicy so be sure to let them know if you’re not a fan of chilli, most of the dishes can be adjusted to mild – but if you are a fan of chilli, you’ll love what’s on offer.
The tempeh and tofu (soya bean cake and curd) is prepared simply and tastes great. Have it with greens (picked fresh from the garden) for a light but filling meal.
Local vegetables include spinach, lettuce, snake beans, kangkung (water spinach), potatoes, sweet potatoes, casava, corn and carrots. These are cooked in a variety of ways, all delicious and suitable as an accompaniment or on their own with rice.
Baked chicken with rice is another favourite. Spicy and simple.
The Horizon does have a western menu and you’ll find toasted sandwiches, and other favourites but we strongly recommend sampling the local food – after all it’s what they are best at making. If you really can’t bring yourself to go regional, then the cook at The Horizon will be happy to prepare pasta for you. Made fresh on the premises, it comes served with a delicious tomato sauce.
Finally, all of the food is sourced locally and as much as possible is grown in the garden on the property. So you can be sure that what your eating is fresh.
Take a seat in the outdoor restaurant and take in the views from mountain, valley to the ocean. Lunch, dinner, a snack or a drink: The Horizon can cater for whatever you’d like.
In the mountain village of Senaru, Lombok is a small restaurant called The Horizon. It is run by Ayu, a friendly and welcoming host – she also happens to be, in our opinion, the best cook in town. She cooks the most wonderful regional cuisine but for the less adventurous can whip up Indonesian classics like nasi goreng or more western style dishes.
The restaurant is clean and the staff friendly. Ayu can also help you with mountain climbing arrangements if you want to take up the challenge and climb Mt Rinjani – Indonesia’s second highest peak.
There will also be accommodation available on site by the end of 2008, but for now Ayu can put you in touch with other accommodation options in Senaru.
Superior Room : Rp. 550.000/night/single or double including breakfast
Deluxe Room : Rp. 650.000/night/single or double including breakfast
High and peak season apply from July 1-September 15 and December 01-January 15 with additional charge Rp 150.000/night/room