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Hotel Waecicu Eden Beach
Pantai Waecicu-Kec. komodo, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Labuan Bajo
Singapore, Singapore
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“Very good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We came there in June with 2 other couples. The hotel had been recommended by a friend. The hotel location is right on a cliff which offers an amazing view from the rooms. The stairs are steep, it's a good work out if you need some! Rooms are very nice made from with really good wood quality. Cold water and no electricity at night as infrastructures at Labuan Bajo are quite poor, but you are in paradise so it makes your stay more adventurous!

We went for a 3 days boat tour, we loved it, but don't expect any kind of comfort, just enjoy the time with your friends. Some snorkling trips we did out there were one of the best I've seen (and I've seen a lot).

Philippe the owner is a bit shy but he is a really nice guy, he is very interesting and his wife who speaks French fluently is very kind.

To put it in a nutshell, if you are looking for remote holidays in a great place, there you go.

PS: I would suggest to clean every morning the beach in front of the hotel and on the sides as well. Even if trashes never stop coming, it has to be collected and property processed.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We Arrived in LABUHAN BAJO after 5 days our trip from MAUMERE. We heard Hotel from another traveler we meet who recommended us to stay in this Hotel.I saw the Hotel from boat,it's really beautiful and nice done.Nice beach with lagoon water . The owner PHILIPPE come to say hello and explained about Hotel and give us information for the activities.The Hotel organize trip to Rinca Island and we love it ,,On the way back to Hotel we stop over in Kalong Island To see flying Fox..It,s really excited,Thousand of flying fox come out from cave with nice Sunset..
we have good food, fresh grill fish..and we wonder how can they had so fresh yogurt in isolated area,,like in flores
We really enjoy stay in this Hotel,nice Staff,nice view from all side.Good for canoing
Location of Hotel only 20 mnts by boat to Lahan Bajo.We will back again because we love it and flores is really different with Bali..

Room Tip: Room number 1 if u don,t like hiking or steps Room number 6 for great view Room number 8 for large...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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T_diddy
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44 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Upon arrival we were so excited to stay at Waecicu Eden Beach. The resort got more and more beautiful as we approached it on the boat. It looked like a real paradise set in the hills and beach. We couldn't believe the cheap price we had paid was for this paradise.

The restaurant/bar/lounge area was very nice and we were brought a welcome drink. Unfortunately we were told nothing about the hotel itself. They could do with a better front face for the hotel; the guy who greeted us wasn’t very smiley or forthcoming with information.

We were helped with our bags up the steep steps to our twin bungalow high up the hillside. A pretty tiring walk if you’re unfit, elderly or have an injuries so make sure you are aware of this when you book (or maybe ask for a low room). The walk was worth it for us however as the views just got better and better. Our new home for 2 nights was like a hidden treehouse, with entrance from underneath and a hammock to relax and look at the view.

We were aware from reading other reviews that there was only cold water and that the electricity was available up to 11pm so I won’t let that be too much of a negative as we knew what we were getting with that, but I will just say that without any AC, we really needed our fan to be working when we were in the bungalow… and the electricity was off more than it was on, so we got very hot in the room. Being so far from any staff areas we could have done with a phone too…

There were heaps on trash scattered around on the beach… why? This was a truly beautiful beach and hotel, yet they let heaps of rubbish get built up and just leave them around… right next to the restaurant too. What a shame.

The real let-down for us was the restaurant service. We waited 2 hours for our dinner to be served. My partner’s drink order alone took an hour to get… and then the drink was totally wrong! Truly shocking service. The guy who served us told us in conversation that the hotel is usually much busier (there were only around 6 people including us in the hotel)… we would really hate to see how long it takes to get your food when the hotel is busier. We were the only two people there when we ordered, and another couple came to the restaurant after about an hour and a half. We have no idea what can take so long. There was no one to ask for most of the time, no apologies, no awareness that we had been waiting so long…. When we did finally get someone to ask, he had no idea and just guessed at another 30 minutes. We would have left if we had waited this long in any other restaurant but unfortunately this was our only option.

To be fair to the actual food quality, it was very nice when it was served… but to wait 2 hours just ruined the meal unfortunately.

We arranged our return boat trip for the morning of checkout. The information did not get passed to the right people and we were running around trying to arrange it ourselves in the morning (whilst lugging our heavy bags down the steps with no help because no one knew of our departure / no phone to contact). We had another boat to catch for a trip to Komodo. Luckily a young girl was getting a boat ride to school so there was a boat being organised and we managed to get a lift on that… 15 minutes later and we would have missed it and missed our tour.

We stayed for two nights and had the option of staying again a few days later after a Komodo trip, but we didn’t rebook for the negative aspects given above. We thought it was a real shame because it would be so easy for this Hotel to get a 5 star review. The views alone almost give it that… all they would have to do is not be a total let down in other areas… unfortunately the place really suffered with their service and so we can’t give the rating we thought we would upon arrival. So much potential and really disappointing – it could all be fixed very easily too. I hope they do fix them because it is a shame to waste such a beautiful place.


Pluses:
Good price for rooms
Gorgeous resort and rooms
Beautiful views from everywhere

Minuses:
Cheap price is justified by the bad service
Restaurant service was appalling
Service in general was bad
Trash on parts of the beach
Only cold water
Electricity hardly ever worked

Room Tip: "It's a steep walk so reserve a low room if you think you may struggle" "The hig...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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FRANCE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

4 nights in this very nice place, built beautifully into the hill and quite. If you look for nice nature a good style, good food, and a warm atmosphere its a perfect place to explore flores west coast. .
They organize also boatyrips to komodo and all other small islands....
The view is magnificent and breathtaking
For me “The most beautiful in Labuan Bajo”

The boss is French, do not hesitate to make suggestions, he is very nice.
have a nice trip in FLORES

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Located on the east coast of Flores Island, 15 min. by boat from Labuan Bajo, on the slope overlooking LBJ bay. About 1.5 hours to Rinca Island, Komodo National Park. The bungalow is clean but the shower closet is very small and difficult to maneuver. The higher up bungalow has a nicer view but will take a couple days to get use to (the climbing). The food is good, fresh and the beers are cold. Electricity stop at around 23:00. Recommended for a low budget traveller as resort on the Island could cost twice as much.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Neuilly s/Seine
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The 12 bungallows are wonderfully climbing the hill, set in a forest and beautifull garden the owners have planted over the last 3 years. The bungallows are very beautifull and comfortable with a stunning view upon part of the Komodo archipelago. Electricity may be cut during the day and most of the night which is no problem at all since nigths are not hot.
The restaurant offers good reasonibly priced food (though as the kitchen is astoundingly slow, one may consider ordering one's dinner just after having lunched). Yet as you're on holiday this is not too much of a problem, or is it? Especialy as the dining room is very nice and opens up to the see with again beautifull scenic views you can enjoy from each table.
The owner, a French chap maried to a Javanese is very helpfull and gives extensive information over the region and possible activities. A wonderfull address where you can spend few days, especialy if you go for Komodo dives (one day trips); the beach is quite and the sea easy to swim; unfortunately, despite being isolated, some plastic bottles are polluting the beach as well as plastic bags...
The "plus" of the hotel: they fetch you and bring you back to Labuan bajo's harbour by boat (included in the hotel price); a very pleasant 20 minutes ride.
The only reason we did not put the best rating (5) but gave a 4, is due to the breakfast that is quite beyond standard (a double pancake but no fresh juice fruit which is desapointing and curious for such a place. We told the owner he should improve the breakfast, otherwise a fine place!!

Room Tip: TRy to ask for the higest bungallows (ok you'll have to climb more but shall get the best views...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Almost in the middel of nowhere, about 20 minutes by boat from Labuan Bajo.
Beautiful, spacious rooms with quite big bath rooms, great views because of the location.
Restaurant and service is OK.
For us it was just a pity we were the only guests, which makes a stay here a bit different.
Enjoyed our two nights here anyway.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pantai Waecicu-Kec. komodo, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Labuan Bajo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Labuan Bajo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the western part of Flores Island, on a peninsula, just 15 minutes from Labuan Bajo, the gateway to the Komodo National Park. The hotel is in the middle of a wild and beautiful bay, offering a fantastic view of magnificent sunsets. The bungalows are on a hill, built with natural materials such as wood, banboo and coconut (eco construction). They are designed with Manggarai or Indonesian architecture, and all have thatched roofs keeping them cooler. The charming restaurant offers excellent international cuisine and the friendly service at our family-run hotel will make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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