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Moni, Flores, Indonesia
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Ranked #29 of 45 Flores B&B and Inns
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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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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
45 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I saw some saying that bed sheets were dirty and not washed but they do wash. Stayed for 2 nights and saw them washing and changing. Owners are great and funny. Make sure you negotiate over prices including ojeck to the volcano. I asked Brian(husband) to book a bus to Bajawa. He said 150k which l did not believe. He... More

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Labuan Bajo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stayed 3 nights in Room 1 and had no complaints. The doona kept me warm in the cold night, the mosquito net kept any insects away, the room was clean and there was plenty of water to wash. Laundry service also. But i liked best the hospitality of the family who runs it.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The rooms are very basic,.. maybe the sheets are not so clean, but we have stayed in worse. The family owners were very helpful and looked after us well when we stayed (maybe they liked our money). We were the only guests at the time. We used the family motorbikes (Ojeks) to go up to Kelimutu and they drove very... More

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Warsaw, Poland
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed in Hidayah for 1 night during our trans-Flores trip since it is located in the village of Moni, very close to the three coloured volcano lakes called Kelimutu. The place is extremely basic and for sure not the cleanest one in Indonesia... The rooms are spacious with an open corner with shower & toilet (unfortunately not working properly);... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We lodged here last September following the recomendations of Lonely Planet guide, but I will not believe this guide too much in the future. The room is so basic that you could have more comodities camping in a tent in a National Park in Australia. It is dirty, I am sure that they do not change the sheets of the... More

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Address: Moni, Flores, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores
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Ranked #29 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Flores

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