Kei Kecil Hotels

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Savana Cottages: THE place to relax in Maluku

Four simple bungaows/cottages with balconies allowing you to relax just 20 metres from a beautiful water front make this an ideal place to chill out. There are shared bathrooms which are more than adequate and kept clean Tea and coffee can be made throughout the day. Gerson, the 'crazy' owner, is a real wit, very helpful, and has lots of stories to tell about the islands' culture and traditions including 'don't break the sasi'. In January 2011, rooms including free tea and coffee were 130,000 rupiah, about US$15. Breakfast, which was huge, was an additional 30,000 rupiah. Gerson will ask in the morning if you are intending on having dinner (50,000 rupiah) at the cottages - there are no restaurants in the village so the only other option is to travel the 12km into Langgur or Tual. It is well worth it - not just for the fresh fish and vegetables which are varied every day - but for the opportunity of sharing a beer with Gerson and hearing some of his stories.
Note that mobile reception in parts of Kei Kecil is not good, so an SMS is the best option for booking.

Couldn't ask for a more serene location or a more entertaining host.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Photography, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written February 11, 2011
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View from balcony at Savana Cottages, Kei Kecil

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  • Reviews: 22

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suita hotel: air crew's abode at langgur

hotel is clean. rate is at 175 000rp/nite. this hotel is always occupied & thus safe as it is where the airlines staff are being put up. it is also a convenient location to taking the bemo to pasir panjang beach, to the airport, to pelni office & to the jetty to kei besar. all within walking distance. it is also near to the market.

the only turn-off is the suita travel agency whose staff could be rather unhelpful & rude once they realise you're merely checking the rates, not buying. they also quote ridiculously high prices for the air-tickets.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written September 22, 2007

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  • nabunay profile photo nabunay
  • Reviews: 22

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coaster cottage: a little haven tucked in a corner

a good tranquil place to stay at the beach. it now has electricity. there are only 2 rooms for rent at the wooden hut, costing 75 000rp per nite each. & a more modern 2-bedroom 'villa' at 250 000rp per nite. prices for food could be a little steep compared to warungs in the city.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 22, 2007

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