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Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Pantai Pede Km. | Gorontalo-Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 20 hotels in Flores
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“Happy Holidays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Recently returned from a holiday to LBJ, Flores to see the Komodo national park. We stayed at Bajo Komodo Ecolodges and spent about a week there. We enjoyed our stay there....we stayed in the cottage and found it spacious, clean and comfortable. Our two kids enjoyed the gardens and the lounge area upstairs esp the cds which they watched evry evening. The staff at the kitchen were prompt and friendly and packed us picnic lunches without a problem. The staff at reception also organised our various trips to the Komodo National Park (which included some lovely grilled fish made by the boat captain!) and even the islands around for snorkelling trips and also pick up/ drop to the airport both at LBJ and Udayana Lodges as our flight brought us to Bali first. The pool was a bit green and yes the beach isnt good for swimming, but it is beautiful and quiet and great for walks.
The Lodge at Udayana is very lovely too though the room did smell a bit musty but that changes after a couple of hours..the best part is that you are so near the city and airport and yet once you enter the lodge you forget about that...its soo green and quiet. The pool is lovely and clean and set is a pretty garden. The dining area and lounge is comfortable too.
We would like to thank Nyoman Martini, Santos and all staff at Udayana, as well as Mr Sylvester, Pak Michael, Mr Gabriel and all the staff at BKEL.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed there the last few nights and it is a little off because the pool was green so we had to go over two properties to use another hotels pool which was lovely. The place is tired but clean and the service was friendly as well as receiving a shuttle service to town for 50,000rp.The biggest disappointment was the beach which was not swimable because the local river drains into it right there. It was too bad because it does have a nice setting abnd the right plan. .

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We apologise with the lateness of our response to this report but have just completed a mangement review of the six lodges in our company and have used your report to attempt to overcome the service problems mentioned at our Bajo Lodge. We acknowleedge your pool problems and this area of managememnt has beengreatly improved.

We know our beach is very poor for swimming and inform all our guests booking through our Tours & Travl section accordingly. We have a special boat service to nearby Bidadari island for swimming and snorkeling.

We acknowledge that a weakness in our company business model is using unqualified local people; however, we are slowly improving and our company is setting a Conservation yardstick for Indonesia. with thanks,
Alan Wilson, Chairman Ecolodgesindonesia
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I am a 40 year old professor and my wife is a 30 year old lawyer -- we are from Canada and spent 3 weeks in Indonesia on our honeymoon, including 3 nights at Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge. This was a very inexpensive place to stay and good value for the money. It was in a quiet beautiful place on the beach. The room was basic but comfortable. Unfortunately on our first 2 nights our bathroom was stinky, but when we reported it, they moved us to a new room. The rooms were downstairs, and upstairs the second floor was open to the breeze and contained the kitchen and dining and lounging areas. The food was simple but good, clean and very inexpensive. We met the most interesting hotel guests from around the world as well. The beach was not a sandy bathing beach but nice to walk along -- alongside cattle and other livestock!!! There are really no amenities at the EcoLodge -- just your room and the upstairs lounging area. But from here, we visited Komodo Island National Park, and had a great adventure. If you're in Flores to visit the dragons, this is good value. We had a relaxing time with friendly hotel staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Again another of the eco lodges came up 'trumps'. Lovely setting beside the beach. Swimming pool was welcome. Food, room and service were very good.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We stayed here two nights when we went to see the Komodo dragons. The lodge is in a quiet area. The rooms are large with excellent AC and water pressure. They have a big pool and a nice sitting areas where many bird watchers would greet the morning while having their coffee/tea and watch the local birds and the ocean. They have excellent meals with both a set an ala carte menu. Everything we ate was wonderful. They have a small in house bar with wines, beer and soft drinks.The have an internet station as well.

The staff was most helpful. Enjoy the peace and quiet with cool breeze from the ocean!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We stayed here for 2 days on either side of a kayak/camping trip in Komodo National Park... we fell in love with the lodge. The rooms are simple, but clean and with A/C but the lodge itself as a gorgeous restaurant area and relaxing lounge area where we wiled away many hours reading, drinking coffee (lovely fresh cafetiere coffee) while watching the sun set over the distant islands... the gardens are great too and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We just found the ambience to be lovely and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We paid around $100 for a standard room which I thought was overpriced. On the plus side, the place is very relaxed and welcoming with bright and airy public areas and a beautiful garden. The rooms are nothing special however, nor is the pool, and I can only conculed that the Eco Loge name/brand allows them to get away with the inflated price tag. Careful with the beach, too, which though scenic, is tatty and not remotely inviting to swim in.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl. Pantai Pede Km. | Gorontalo-Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 hotels in Flores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge, designed and built by Meryl Wilson, was opened in 2002. It was the first hotel in Labuan Bajo to have a swimming pool and rooms with attached bathroom and hot water. It has been chosen as one of the special ecolodges in the world. The lodge follows all the key eco principles of the company.The lodge is a good stepping stone to the Komodo islands and also to access some of the most diverse diving and snorkeling sites in the world. It is also the start of The Trans Flores Safari accross Flores to our sister lodge in the east near the mystical crater lakes of Kelimutu.Like all our lodges, it has beautiful gardens, which include a Coucal breeding area. ... more   less 
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