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Hidayah

Moni, Flores, Indonesia
Hidayah

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many lodges in Moni where you should base yourself if you plan to have a glimpse of Kelimutu; most of them are typical local houses converted to lodges. Hidayah has 4 bedrooms, each with double bed but as there were 3 of us, the staff quickly set up additional bed. Room was ok and clean. Breakfast is included.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We arrived late at night but still knocked on many guesthouses doors for looking at the room. During that traveling time, it was so many constructions around the area, we picked a place that was rather quiet and simple and easy to go on to kelimutu in the morning. This place had different set up than others which had little... More 

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Geetbets
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56 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed only one night in Hidayah Homestay during our trip through Flores. I was not sure what to expect because the reviews on Trip Advisor were very diverse. We arrived quite late from Maumere. The owner apologized right away because he could not shake our hand and could not show us the room because he was repairing a kerosene... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I arrived to Hidayah late in the evening without a booking, and inititally I wanted just to have a look at this place and compare it with other homestays, but after what I've seen, I decided to stay and not look anymore for other accomodation. I was offered a room for three persons, but was informed that this room is... More 

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At my desk
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A great choice- large room, comfortable bed, lots of hot water with hosts who are charming and kind and genuinely want you to have a good time. It's certainly not a palace, but at this price it's excellent value. Moni and its surrounds are amazing and well worth the visit.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was going to Moni with my friends, we haven't made our reservation at any hotels in Moni. Our travel driver seemed only having little knowledge about inns or hotels in Moni. We were going to stay at Bintang or Estevania lodge because we read nice reviews about them. But the driver stopped at Hidayah because he didn't know where's... More 

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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed again at Hidayah and I am very puzzled at the bad reviews. I have stayed there about 10 times, since it was a very basic bamboo, and have been pleasantly surprised, compared to the other hotels in Moni. The hot water is really appreciated, and the sit-on flush toilet is rare for this part of the world.The duvet... More 

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Edegem, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had made reservations through a local contact in Flores well in advance. We arrived after a long day-trip with 3 weary kids, unloaded or backpacks... "We're full." "But we have reservations ;-)" "We're full. Nothing in our book." Packed up again, only to find every other accommodation in Moni already full at this time of day. Ended up staying... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Hidayah was the top pick in the previous Lonely Planet and was removed from the book on the recent edition given customer complaints. Since recent TripAdvisor reviews were positive, we decided to give the accommodation a chance. That was a mistake. We were put off from the beginning when Brian tried to charge us 700,000 Rupiahs for a driver from... More 

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pulborough
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Initially we were going to say here for 2 nights but stayed for 3 after bonding with the family who run the place. Our day we arrived and soon realised there in no cash machine in the village (it was 1 hour away in the town ende) Brian drove my boyfriend to Ende and bought him some noodles for dinner... More 

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