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Pondok SVD

Cibal, Flores, Indonesia
Pondok SVD
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel, may be better call it a hostel, has clean rooms, remotely situated. There is lot of room for further development of this place. Food and service are very basic and modest. so stay the night here and during day time go to the 17 islands to enjoy the giant bats, the corals, and the wonderful nature.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot find any star hotel in riung, but you can stay in pondok riung svd managed by catholic priester. It is clean with air conditioner and friendly staffs. The breakfast was only bread but it is ok. Just a sistance walk to 17 islands. Recommended if you stay here

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I stayed here with my boyfriend for 2 nights. The place was very clean, the beds comfortable, and the garden was pretty. Breakfast was nothing special, just some bread and jams. It's not a luxury accomodation, but considering the remoteness of the town, I think it's great.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed at Pondok SVD for one night as we passed through Riung. The staff were lovely, polite and very helpful. The room itself was basic but clean and tidy and the bed was comfortable and most welcome after a day of driving across hot and dusty terrain. The shower produced warm water and the toilet facilities were fine. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not being the best known tourist attraction in Flores, Riung offers little choice of decent accommodation, and Pondok SVD is definitely the best of them. Moreover, it was without a doubt the best hotel during our trip across Flores. The rooms were big and well equipped, but most importantly the hotel was CLEAN and really well looked-after, with flowers growing... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Anyone who has travelled the Island Flores knows that you don't need high expectations concerning the accommodations... That said, we truly enjoyed this place and we actually slept like babies :) The rooms are basic but clean and during our 2 night stay, i think we encountered practically no mosquito's... All the windows have special mosquito nets and there is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night here on our Flores road trip and I loved it. Lovely big rooms with bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. Aircon provided in the bedroom and sitting room which was a surprise. Outside, there is a lovely garden and sitting area. As elsewhere on Flores, the staff were all friendly and helpful. I would... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived into Ruing from Moni in the early evening only to find the electricity had failed. When we arrived at the place we were going to stay we realised that they did not have power and therefore no fans. At this time the humidity was very high so we booked in at Pondok SVD Riung (website: www.pondoksvdriung.com, email:pondoksvd@gmail.com, mobile... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It's a bit of a journey to get to Riung (it took us 3 and 1/2 hours on probably the worse road I've ever travelled on from Bajawa!) but as if often the case, the more difficult the journey, the more rewarding the destination, and that was certainly the case with Riung. Riung is a tiny village (little more than... More 

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Rho, Italy
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We spent 2 nights in this hotel and I would not recommend it to anyone. Rooms are very old and dirty. The place is unsafe. We've been told that people from Riung use to come at night to steal in the rooms while tourists are sleeping. We ended up not sleeping at all. There were red worms on the floor.... More 

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