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“A great stay @ La Prima Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Laprima Hotel
Jl Pantai Pedeh no 8 Manggarai Barat, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia (Formerly Laprima Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Labuan Bajo
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“A great stay @ La Prima Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed there for 6 nights and enjoyed it. The hotel just opened last April and the rooms are clean. I think we were particularly lucky as we came during low season (end of September) and we got a very nice Superior room with a sea view. The room was in the middle so everyday we can sit in the balcony and see the sunrise and sunset. It was amazingly beautiful.

The public beach directly in front of the hotel would be so much nicer if people won't throw their rubbish in the sea. Every Friday their staff clean the rubbish from the beach, I wish the beach could be clean everyday..

Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was okay; some days are better than the others. They change their menu everyday. But if you are there quite late the breakfast would be finished as they don't really top it up.

Minus point for us is that they should install WiFi to be available for the rooms. As for now, WiFi is only available in the lobby area and the restaurant area - which is quite a hassle if you need to get on the internet. Telkomsel 3G also didn't work sometimes.

We also spent our last night in their Deluxe room (bigger room with a bath) but find it not too be as worth it as the Superior room. Deluxe room is not in the middle, it is on the side although we can still enjoy sitting at the balcony looking at the sea and pool area. The bathroom is very weird as it has a see through glass window and the curtain is located at the room's side instead of inside the bathroom. I think they need to fix this part.

We spent a few times sitting by the pool area and find that they need to invest more on their sun beds as it is very rough to sit on and they only have 6 sun beds for the whole hotel. I would imagine in the peak season, many people won't be able to sit by the pool. The pool area is very nice and spacious.

Pick up and drop off cost Rp 50,000 - there's no hassle. I would recommend to eat in town. Wonderful restaurants: Made In Italy, The Lounge, Medditeraneo.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at La Prima Hotel in Labuan Bajo and would recommend this hotel. Thank you for a pleasant stay and wonderful memories :)

Room Tip: Superior room (sea view) in 6th floor and above, request for room in the center if available.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

La Prima Hotel was a pleasant surprise after reading the reviews here. The deluxe room with the ocean view was great. A king size bed, TV, complimentary tea and coffee were all appreciated. The staff were exteremely kind and helpful. We had a problem with the safety box (our own fault) and it was promptly resolved. The pool is great to chill out and to have a drink. Towels are available and deck chairs too. There was a decent range of food for breakfast, which we enjoyed on the patio overlooking a little fish pond. The hotel offers a free airport pick up and drop off and it costs 50,000 to be driven to and collected from the town - per car - so it works out really well.
I found the hotel really really comfortable and staff helpful. I would definitely opt to stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bogota, Colombia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I been here with my girlfriend 1 month ago, was august and was very hot.
After 10 days around Flores when i arrive in this hotel i feel like home. Hot water, nice view, relax...i really miss it. Really nice experience.Flores island is very nice and if you have to spent some nights in Labuanbajo i suggest this hotel, nice position and the room are clean.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bali, Indonesia
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11 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Clean &nice room. Great Swimming pool. Its not a budget hotel and they have ocean view rooms. Perfet to see sunset from you room. Staff,s need to train more. They are really friendly staff but they confuse with what they have to do. I really feel sorry with them. Breakfast from 6 AM - 10 AM but they don,t have anything if you come for breakfast on 9.30 AM. Its should be refill the buffet if they mentioned room & buffet breakfast include in the room rate.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Brand new hotel and it shows. The staff are friendly but not well trained. The restaurant is not recommended but the views are fantastic and the pool is beautiful. Overall, I didn't find it to be great value for money....maybe in a year or more.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

-The rooms are clean - excelent
-The facilities are great, compare to the other hotels in Flores
-The breakfast buffet is good enough to accommodate the guests not really excellent
-I probably was not lucky enough for having the upside down service from them the tour to rinca island and renting the boat for 1 day fishing tour, We have ordered 3 weeks ahead for the fishing tour on the 21st of August, and Rinca island tour for 5 persons on the 22nd of August. They sent us the reconfirmation already and even 2 days before our arrival. On the day we had the tour, the boat was not ready, and they've risen up the price for mostly 2 times than the price that they have offered us (finally they have agreed to accept the price that they have offered for the first time)
The next day for our tour to Rinca Island, they asked us to standby at 6.30 am to take us to the harbour for the tour. We were waiting up to 7.15 am nobody came, we asked the front office about our tour, they could not find out our reservation. The manager did not do anything just walk arround like a nut chicken. Finally the lady (Ryan?) has got the seat for 5 of us for the tour. Arriving at the harbour, we just found out HE DID NOT RESEVED THE TOUR FOR US.
Please to make sure when you arrange any tour
-on the 20th of august on our arrival we came to the restaurant at 8pm, ordered 1 gado-gado (peanut salad), 3 fresh garden salad with thousand island, 3 carbonara pasta and 1 rice with grilled fish, our order ready at 9.30 pm
-Having massage with Ms Mila, the bathroom is so dirty with scale and dirts (probably is not cleaned after used before), and she should be asked to turn off the television and light when giving me massage (they use room 318 for the massage room)
-The most positive thing is, Mr Linus - the owner of the hotel, is quick to response for the needs of the hotel
-The hotel will be great if they can improve their staffs competency to acomodate their guests

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The hotel is new and the rooms have an amazing sea view where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. Pool are is great (could use more sunbeds), beach is not great but you can take trips to other amazing beaches everyday.staff is friendly and hardworking but service is extremely slow.at the reception desk (overpopulated by staff) not everyone is reliable. They will accept your requests and write them down but won't really do much about them. Teddy assured us on a day at 6pm that our trip for the next day was booked but at 11 pm when we were confirming details he scrambled to call and book it as if we had never asked. He then said it was too late to book (previously he gave us an appointment at 730am next day) and then stopped speaking to us. Stenly at reception, although possible the youngest and less experienced is the best! He really came through and took care of us for the rest of our stay! I would put him in charge, seemed the best of all the staff at laprima!definitely good value hotel!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Jl Pantai Pedeh no 8 Manggarai Barat, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia (Formerly Laprima Hotel)
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Labuan Bajo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Labuan Bajo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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