As pointed out by many reviewers, the views are definitely this hotel's biggest asset. Travelling as a family of 5, we had two adjoining rooms at the top of the hill, with a private balcony. The views of Labuan Bajo harbour and port are beautiful. Add to that a sunset over the sea and the call to prayers floating up the hill from the mosque in the seaside town down below, and you have evenings of sheer poetic beauty. Sitting on that balcony with the noises and views of the town below was definitely the highlight of our stay in Labuan Bajo. The main upside of this hotel also comes with a downside; most bars and restaurants are in the town centre and you will have to make a steep 10 minute climb up the hill in the dark to get back to the hotel. Nothing daunting though and as Indonesia is a safe place, we didn't mind the climb to burn some after-dinner calories to be honest. Other pluses of this hotel are Adriaan the friendly owner, the beautiful hillside gardens in which the rooms are located, and breakfast which is brought to your room at the time of your choosing. Some of the other reviewers are probably right when they say that it's a bit expensive for the rooms that you get but hey, what do you travel for; unforgettable hotel rooms or unforgettable views? The view is worth the extra euros/dollars if you ask me. While preparing for our trip in Komodo National Park and Flores, Adriaan was extremely helpful sorting out our boat trip and overland trip with driver/guide. He sees this as a service and doesn't charge you extra for it.
- Also Known As:
- Bayview Gardens Hotel Labuan Bajo
- Bayview Gardens Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia