This was one of the more interesting places we stayed on our 6 month trip. There is much to like about the hotel, but unfortunately even more that needs to be improved.
The best bits are the views and the pool. We were on the top floor and the sunset view was stunning. I do like a good sunset and this is easily in my top 5 ever. If youre unlucky enough to have a mountain view, the sunset is almost as good from the excellent infinity pool.
The room was also nice, a decent size with a balcony.
The rest though leaves a lot to be improved. I think most of it is due to the newness of tourism in LB so hopefully with time and training this will improve. I'll stick to the short list of low lights
Breakfast was shocking - Danish pastries were the best thing on offer, but I think the hotel got part cooked frozen pastries flown in and had them defrosted instead of cooked.
Lunch wasn't much better - chewy, bland rengdang curry. We didn't bother with dinner on any of our 4 nights so always had to trek into town (2 miles / 10 minute taxi away)
The shower in the ensuite is fitted at an insanely low height. I think most likely whoever fitted it had never seen a shower before.
They offer a $5 transport service into LB but this was hit and miss, often requiring a long wait. On one occasion, the driver sent to pick us up drove straight past us then didn't return until we called. It turns out he didn't know the dive shop we were at but didn't think to ask!
The level of english spoken is also very poor, it often took many attempts to get our message across.
... that's just the highlights!
Overall, I'll remember this place for the views and the pool while trying to forget the service!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- diving centre , speed boat ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laprima Hotel Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia