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“Simple, clean room, tasty breakfast overlooking the garden” 4 of 5 stars
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Moni, Flores, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #33 of 53 Flores B&B and Inns
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“Simple, clean room, tasty breakfast overlooking the garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Nice, simple hotel for catching a few hours of sleep before the classic pre-dawn trek to Kelimutu. The room was large, sparsely furnished and clean as was the bathroom. We returned mid-morning after the hike for a cold shower and a breakfast of banana pancakes, fruit and coffee. Breakfast was served in the typical Flores way, on the deck in front of the room, looking out over the garden and farm fields beyond.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

The Hidayah has four very basic guestrooms. They only furniture was a large bed and one bedside table in the room. I believe other rooms had twin beds. There was no place to put your things. There is no A/C - it's not needed as it can get cool there, especially at night. I feared the comforter on the bed would not be enough to keep warm. But, it was. it might have been a problem if there had been two people in the bed since it wasn't a large comforter. Above the door and windows were wire-meshed windows that couldn't be closed and let the cool air and some noise (not too much) into the room.

I had to request a bar of soap and toilet paper for the bathroom. The shower is a cold water shower. The day I left, they ran out of water. I was told a pipe burst in the village. One of the guests was able to take a shower in the family's house. So, not really sure about the burst pipe. They brought me a bucket of water (cold) upon request so that I could do a basic wash before traveling that day. They gave one towel with the room. If there is something you must have, I'd bring it yourself.

There is no on-site restaurant. The Rainbow Cafe is a short walk away. But, for other restaurants, it would be best to have your own transport as I don't remember seeing any taxi's. They did include a small breakfast of a pancake and fruit which was made in the owners house.

The location for going to Kelimutu is wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Moni, Flores, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores
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Ranked #33 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Flores
Number of rooms: 4

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