I have travelled a lot in SE Asia and rarely feel compelled to write a review of a hotel. However, this place has to be one of, if not 'the', worst place I've ever stayed. We were a bit desperate as we arrived in Moni quite late and (as it was high season) all the better places were fully booked. What I found so terrible about this place was the rates it charged for the rooms. Our room was 250Rp and it was the most expensive *hole I've ever stayed in. The state of the building is just hideous - we had damp and dripping water off the ceiling and everything felt wet. The windows didn't shut. But it was the bathroom which was what was so disgusting. I avoided using the toilet as I didn't want to enter the place. It really was in its own league of filth. We only had water for the first 10 minutes after we arrived and it came on again as we were leaving so couldn't even wash our faces.
If you have to stay here (and I stress 'have to' as please don't choose to stay a this place) then I would advise negotiating on the price before you commit. I dread to think what you'd have got for the 500Rp (!) they are asking for the 'VIP' room. I mean, 'VIP', what a complete joke! We didn't pay full price due to the water situation, but even what we did pay what was well above what it was worth.
Having got through the night (and as our departure was imminent) I actually found the state of the dining room quite amusing, if not extremely depressing.
This place is basically a slum and should not be charging anywhere near the rates it does. Please plan ahead and book one of the much better options in Moni.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms are now equipped with water heaters are also provided towels, soap, toilet paper & electricity 24 hours (if there is a temporary blackout of the state electricity company, we have set up generators), water for 24 hours (while it is still only for the VIP room only, but we are working on to another room so that water can continue to exist for 24 hours)guests will get a free coffee / tea & fried bananas or anything like that at the time of check in.breakfast will get coffee / tea, delicious banana pancakes & fried eggOur room prices:VIP : Rp 500,000Standard with water heaters : Rp 350,000Standard without water heaters : Rp 250,000But if you make a reservation for getting this information from tripadvisor we will give a big discount.just in case, if any of our employees that if not provide correct information to you, you can call me.RESTAURANTWe Also Provide buffet: Rp 35,000 or Rp 50,000example menu:Asparagus (soup)fried noodlesfried chicken sweet and sourcapcay (vegetables)crackersfruitsFrench fries>>> English fried fish sauce (complete Rp 50,000) We Also Have Car Rental Services:Below is the calculation based on the best car we have (Ford Everest, Toyota Innova, etc.)Rp 600,000 per day (minimum 5 days)under 5 days, your journey will be calculated based on distanceEnde - Maumere : Rp 600kEnde - Moni : Rp 450kMaumere - Moni : Rp 500kMoni - Riung : Rp 900kMoni - Bajawa : Rp 900kBajawa - Riung : Rp 600kEnde - Bajawa : Rp 600kEnde - Ruteng : Rp 1,2mEnde - Labuan Bajo: Rp 1.8mPrices have included fuel & driverfor more information, you can contact me. ... more less
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