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“Mediocre at best.” 2 of 5 stars
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Jl Yos Sudarso, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 19 Labuan Bajo B&B and Inns
Alberta, Canada
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“Mediocre at best.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As other travellers say, prepare for quiet the hike.. The room we selected was the only one left so we went with two single beds, a fan, and a bucket toilet for 220$ inc taxes. I would say that this hotel was not worth so much.
Cons: - the water pressure of the shower was non existent
- the wifi password is something you have to ask for after purchasing food from the Italian restaurant (which is overpriced and poor quality)
-those stairs. Oh man those stairs, especially with backpacks on after 32 hours of traveling.
- the beds have no sheets
-the fan was so loud and clunky we both awoke during the night thinking someone was banging on the door
- not a good cup of coffee to start the day
- random town dog trying to eat our food and sleep in our room (haha?)
-fact that random dog was the only friendly thing about the hotel
Pros: the way my butt looks after running all those stairs for three days
-travel Center attached
-better then average free breakfast
-central location
- the view over the harbour was absolutely breath taking
- the rooms were relatively clean, and included mosquito nets over the beds
Conclusion: money better spent elsewhere or good for very short term stays.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Düsseldorf
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most has already been said about this place: there is no WiFi and the bungalows are relatively run down- especially considering the price (200.000 for category b). However, our stay wasn't too unpleasant: the staff was nice whenever we dealt with them, the breakfast was above average with the obvious choices (egg, toast, pancakes, fried rice) being available buffet style and if not perfect due to construction going on the view from the bungalow terrace was nice. Would stay again. One more thing: when deciding on a trip to komodo and rinca I would not go with the Kencana travel agency. They messed up our itinery which meant that we spent a whole day doing little more than driving and hopping into the water once for half an hour while missing out on other promised spots. Also there was no English speaking staff on board.

Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

while bargaining the price the manager assured us the buffet was like no other in Labuan bajo. don't be fooled it's just pancakes fried eggs and basic nasi goreng. other than that nice location and clean rooms :)

ps go diving with dive Komodo across the street they're great ! ;)

Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was fine once we bargained down the price, WAY too expensive for what it is. Service is pretty bad, staff don't want to help or do anything for you (a part from a guy called Larry, he is the best!), Manager is rude and weird. other than that is a clean bed to sleep in.

Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights with the Double bungalow were 220,000/night.The room was basic but clean, 1 double bed with mosquito nets and a cold water bathroom with a shower and a western toilet with bucket flush, 2 pairs towels,fan, and with fantastic view but you have to prepare with a lot of stairs to get the room with nice view, my boyfriend was count the stairs and it 100 step stairs to reach our room. the breakfast was Ok. banana pancake, fried rice with veggies salad, eggs, coffee and tea.

every nite we always heard gecko it was so nature stayed here with good value and the location in city center near with the harbor and so many restaurant and tour and travel agent office around here. we really enjoyed staying in here.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed in one of the air conditioned rooms at the top of the hill. Great view from the room of the harbor. Bed was comfortable and the AC was really good. The Italian restaurant next door was really good.

This is just a basic place to sleep and leave your bags. There's no TV, wifi or anything fancy but at least you will get a comfortable sleep and shower for a cheap price.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Me and my brother stayed here for 3 nights during our divingtrip to Komodo National Park. No AC, kind of ok beds. Bathroom in general low standard, no sink. Good thing we spent all day out on the sea and used the bungalow only for sleeping. Staff seemed uninterested in helping, but did what you expect them to do if you talk to them.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl Yos Sudarso, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Labuan Bajo
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Ranked #16 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Labuan Bajo
Number of rooms: 126
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Gardena Hotel Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

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