What a wonderful place to stay. Loved our 3 nights here. It is certainly not a 5 star hotel, but the owners, the staff and the view made up for it.
Our room was fairly basic but the bed was comfortable and it had aircon.
Next time I would probably opt for the deluxe rooms which are newer, slightly larger and even better views. Unfortunately this time they were already taken. There are only 10 rooms, so book early!
The owners of this great little place are 2 Dutch ladies, Judith & Ingrid. They were a delight to deal with by email, extremely quick replies to all my questions, and even nicer in person. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
The view over the bay while having breakfast was beautiful. Also an awesome place to watch the sunset.
Bajawa is a small and quiet town. Not many options for accommodation. You can find small hotels and lodges in the town center, but according to the guide and the reference, the best option among the limited options available is Sliverin Hotel.
The room is small and simple. There is hot water in the toilet and seated toilet, but the condition is very modest. A bit overpriced room though.
The receptionist will ask your ID card for photocopy. The lady said that this is required by the police to ensure safety. I asked them for laundry, which they did for decent price (Rp 20,000 for 5 pieces). They did the laundry manually and it took time to dry. So, the best is to put the laundry when you check-in and pick-up the laundry the day after. (when it rains, the laundry will be finished longer)
Breakfast is simple. Toast with jam and coffee or tea.
What I really like from this hotel is the terrace at the second floor that is also serve as sitting area. Breakfast is also served here for guests stay in the second floor. Afternoon view from the terrace is incredible. Golden sun with Inarie mountain. Lovely!
Once you reach Wae Rebo village, being welcomed by community elders with welcoming ceremony and traditional ritual, you will be asked whether you want to stay in the village. If you do, usually the community offers to stay in the traditional house no 5 that serves as guest house.
Visitor can also stay in Mbaru Niang, the main house in the village, where the elders live. It was interesting too as you can observe closely their daily activities. But I found that it was too crowded as Mbaru Niang is occupied by 6-10 families.
The cost is Rp 225,000/night including three times meals and fresh coffee. (the coffee is freshly grind from the houses)
It's lovely!. The "guest house" is built purposely with open structure, so that you can see the structure of the roof. The house is 15 meter tall and divided into "five floors". In other houses, these "five floors" serve as warehouse or to store harvest and crops, but you can't longer see the structure.
Therefore, staying in the guest house gives you peek to the structure and design of the entire house. I cant help to wonder and admiring their technology. There is no single nail in this house, and the villager only needs one equipment to build the entire house: machete.
In the guest house, there are lines of simple beds and pillows made of hand-woven pandanus stuffed with cotton fruits, hand-picked from the trees in the forest.
The bathroom is built outside the house. It was pretty clean. The toilets were squatted toilets.
I didn't stay in this lodge, although I thought the information might be useful. The lodge belongs to Martinus Anggo. It is located in Dintor village, 2 kilometer from Denge. The price is Rp 150,000/night.
Martinus Anggo is originally from Wae Rebo. Apart of running the lodge, he is also working as guide to Wae Rebo. Contact him at 0852 39344046 and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr.Blasius Monta and his family is the owner of the guest house. He expanded the house with additional 11 simple rooms to accommodate growing number of visitors to Wae Rebo village. The room is simple, equipped with blanket. The bathrooms are outside. Two bathrooms and four toilets are located outside the rooms. The price is Rp 200,000/night includes three times meal and coffee or tea.
This is the last house before visitor hiking to the forest to reach Wae Rebo village. In front of Blasius Monta's house, donor built visitor center for visitors to learn the re-building of Wae Rebo traditional houses. You can also see the guest book that Pak Blasius recorded since 1996.
As the telephone signal was poor in this area, to contact Pak Blasius is best by sending him text message. +8123 39350775
Tobias, the owner of Bintang Lodge, gave me a new renovated room. The room is spacious and clean. The double bed has mosquito net. The bathroom has hot and cold shower and seated toilet. During my stay, I couldn't manage to "tame" the hot water. Both hot and cold were boiling hot. So, I asked for the bucket to mix the water for right temperature.
I like the room. Although the lodge is situated in the main street, Trans Flores highway between Maumere and Ende, the room was quiet enough. It was perhaps because I got the room in the top row, so it was not too close with the road.
What I found a bit annoying was the loud music from the cafe with cheers of the crowd. And it was until late at night. If you want to catch the sunrise, you need to wake up maximum at 5. It's better to get ready at 5 as it takes one hour to drive and hike to the crater.
Tobias and his staffs are friendly. It seems many guests were foreigners and they were quite used to hang-out with them. Breakfast was selection of Western and Asian menu. Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, or pancake, eggs and cheese or toast with jams, serving with coffee or tea.
This is actually a convent run by Catholic Nuns. I have pleasant surprised for the clean and how spacious rooms were. They manage it professionally. My room was two bed rooms with two bath rooms, living room and television. I choose room with double bed, where as the smaller room has single bed.
The nuns are friendly. I felt homy. The price was Rp 250,000/night. But later I learned that there are also other rooms with price starting from Rp 150,000. Breakfast was simple bread, butter and coffee or tea, served in the dining room at 7 am.
Very clean and homy. It was a pleasant quiet. The gate will be closed at 9 pm, so make sure that you return to the hotel before that time.
During high season (June-August or December), it is recommended that you book in advance. The place is usually full by guests from the Tours and Travel bureau.
Wisata Hotel is simple and decent hotel. It is situated in busy main street of Jalan Soekarno Hatta in front of Bank BNI. It's easy to walk around from the hotel and find what you need from restaurants, cafes, diving tours and minimarket. Mostly locals are staying here. The room is quite clean. I took a Rp 150,000/night. The room is quite spacious with one single bed and double bed with the ceiling fan. What I less like is the bathroom. The water is brown and sometimes smelly.
Breakfast is religiously pancake and Flores coffee. So after 6 days, I found it was a little boring. (though I like the coffee). No room service and no cleaning up for your room. For laundry, I asked hotel staff to do it for me and I paid for that. (It was Rp 20,000 for 5 pieces, reasonable)
I found the arrangement of the AC is interesting. I paid Rp 150,000/night for fan. There is AC in my room but dont expect to find remote there. I need to pay Rp 325,000/night if I want the AC to be on. The air was pretty cool inside without AC.
I have pleasant stay at the La Prima Hotel. In my visit in beginning of September, the hotel was relatively new. Service was pretty good, although when you order for room service, expect longer time. Food was good. Breakfast was European and Asian style. You can also arrange airport pickup and transfer from here, as well as tour booking.
I love the view from my balcony. Enjoying the sunset is great from here. They have large glass window, so that you can enjoy beautiful surrounding of the beaches from here. The location of the hotel is less than 1,5 kilometer from the town center and you can walk. Nice strip of street for jogging. I also like the swimming pool with the view to the beach.
I live in Jakarta and I try to make a new business in Flores. During six months work in Flores, I know a lot of things, such as accommodation. There is nothing special service, all the accommodation services almost the same and base on standard. I think it leads to bad.
Why it happens in almost every hotel in the Flores? I thought it was a mistake from the way they recruit employees of the hotel. they take people who are not in accordance with its capabilities, for example, the ability to speak English language, rude guests who come to serve, arrange and clean the room properly is not only clean up the former bed of others without changing a pillowcase and bed cover.
I am telling the truth, not all hotels do it well, especially for rooms with low rates you need to carefully. Check everything especially the bathroom and toilet facilities. They are generally good, but we must say what they should do for us? We are their customers.
For security is quite good, average people are afraid of doing evil, 85% of the population embraced the Catholic religion. But also, you need to be alert to the habits of those who like to drink "Arak" local beverage is taken from a palm tree, but contain high levels of alcohol, so arak will take their control.
Well, for tourists who like tracking to the slopes of the volcano to reach the primitive village. I recommend you stay in Mbalata beach. There have "Mbalata Beach Inn cottage" in Waelengga, they make the resort blend with nature beach, following the link to read about Mbalata beach:
For more details information following the link above.
Landscape and nice views of rice fields that stretched in front of Inerie volcano, see people climbing a palm tree to take the materials and make arak, sunbathing on the beach or swimming etc.
Mbalata Cottages Beach Inn is on the way between Ruteng and Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia.
Five nice bungalows. Our bathroom had a clean western toilet and shower. Our bed was also western shaped. A relaxing place for use.
Next to the virgin beach, nice view to the inerie mountain ( near to Bajawa).
Hotel Flores Sareh is not actually a hotel, but it is more like Inn. The room is large, with big bathroom as well (too big I guess), hot water available in partial of the total rooms. No view, but clean enough. The restaurant serve good chinese food. In dinner time every guess in the hotel gathering around to have dinner and after they shared to each other about the experiences or places they had been in Flores. Chris is a young man who owned the place. He is a nice and polite young man. When we stayed there, the electricity was off for 4 hours, from 6pm to 10pm by the Electricity company. The only lighted source is from the candles. Make sure you bring torchlight. But we don't mind about the candle. The situation after rain, with only candlelight, somehow light up our spirit to enjoy our dinner, to see the stars clearly with the cold beer. It was almost a perfect night if someone ever catch the ambience.
Ruteng is really unpleasant town to spend your time in Flores and all accomodation here is oddly expensive. The Dahlia demands 250000 rp for a room with cold water, Sindha asks 150000 rp for very basic room with cold water and fan, and compared to them Agung I looks really good. It's out of town centre on jalan Waeces, but Ruteng is a very little town and you can reach any corner just for 3000 rp by ojek. The reception hall in hotel looks like a chacotic warehouse full of bags and boxes but it's a wrong impression. The 2-storey hotel house is situated in a quite courtyard behind the reception building. And it's amazingly clean and spacious. They don't have singles - only doubles and triples. Some rooms have false balconies, all have cold showers and european toilets. Despite its large rooms and good prices the hotel is very empty and quiet and the guy is easily gaves you discount. We paid only 100000 rp for a double room.
quite spacious rooms
Golo Hilltop is owned by Dutch girls married with local guys. As any other hotels owned by western people it looks very attractive. The standard villa costs 100000 rp and it's semi-detached house with a fan and cold water, and two lux villas cost 250000-300000 rp and they're detached houses on the top of the hill with air-con and hot water. The interior is nice, the bathroom is very clean, and the owner is lovely to chat to, but you definitely need a motorbike or a car to stay there. Because hotel is quite a hard walk from Labaun Bajo harbour to the hill by steep road, and you will feel yourself very isolated from other part of town and from all restaurants. The closest restaurant (owned by the same Dutch girls) is a Paradise bar with very great view over a harbour but with very bad and expensive food.
western comfort and great view
In my point of view Wisata is the best value for money in Labuan Bajo. The single costs only 50000 rp, the double 60000 rp., and the triple is 70000 rp. The hotel looks unattractive from the main road but it's very nice inside. Room are large and have 3 big windows, bedsheets are clean and they can change them everyday for small money. And they even have wash-basin, mirror, coat hangers, cold shower, coffeå table, ratang armachairs, european toilet etc. It's very rare to find so many comfort things in such cheap places. Unfortunately the hotel restaurant doesn't work anymore but they still serve brekfast with fried pancakes and a cup of local Flores black coffee. The girls are very sweet to bring the breakfast to your room or leave it on your coffee table if you don't wake up early. They also allow me to use their kitchen to make some lemonade, fresh juices, hot tea with honey etc. and keep some food in their lockers because ants are very easily attracted to the room by any strong smell. As well very big Pagi supermarket nearby sells a lot of snacks, sweets, toiletry and cold beer just for 12000 rp.
very big rooms and very friendly stuff
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