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“But ... Warm water!” 2 of 5 stars
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JL Palapa 04 Ngedukelu,, Bajawa, Flores 06414, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bajawa
Hong Kong, China
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“But ... Warm water!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Warm water was definitely the thing of this place. And it worked. The rest? Don't expect too much, this is a simple, outdated place. But it offers a place to sleep. Breakfast was like the rest, you look at it and think "lots of opportunities to improve". Friendly people who could perhaps invest some of their time in those improvements. Cleanliness sub scale.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

As with the majority of accommodation in the towns of Flores, Bintang Wisata is sub-standard and overpriced compared with other accommodation throughout Indonesia. We had a 'VIP' room for 320,000Rp which, in my opinion, was extremely expensive for the standard of room. The staff were friendly enough, but there were around 10 people (staff and their friends I assume) hanging around the reception desk day and night smoking and being quite noisy. Our room (which was on the first floor above reception) smelt strongly of cigarette smoke throughout our one night stay due to the staff downstairs. The place wasn't particularly dirty, nor was it very clean, but the mattress and bedding had certainly seen better days.
Breakfast the next day was very basic (a tiny banana pancake and weak coffee) but the service was friendly.
Overall I would say stay there if you can't get anywhere better (if such places exist in Bajawa) but don't expect the cost of the room to be reflected in the comfort of your stay.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

There are few options in Bajawa and this one might be the best, but opt for a room on the 1st floor. These have hot water and some have TVs, but are cleaner and 'sealed' (i.e. no gaping holes above/below doors and slatted open windows). The standard rooms are drafty, cold at night, noisy and full of mosquitoes. They were also damp with stained walls and not clean.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

This is basic accommodation, close to the market and mini-mart. We asked for rooms on the second floor and were given 2A and 3A which share a long balcony with room 1A. I think it might have been quieter on the second floor as drivers park their cars near the rooms on the first floor. I had room 3A which had a double and a single bed, a dresser and two chairs.

Breakfast was coffee/tea and two pancakes. We were given bananas once, but never offered eggs, as mentioned in other reviews.

This might be one of the better hotels in town. At any rate, ask for a room on the second floor.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

t he hotel is one of the best in this place; backpacker tourism is the thing on Flores.
Simple hotel, hot water in the shower. Not easy to use, because I had to sit on my knees (shower very low); simple breakfast, room was clean, bathroom not so clean.
No window in the room (VIP room!)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We are told that this is the best hotel in Bajawa. If this statement is true, I feel sorry for those poor souls who stayed at these hotels.
Service was non-existent, the place is dirty and the room was musty and full of damp.
The only good thing about the hotel was watching it disapear from my rear view window as I was leaving. DONT stay unless you really have to!!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

The location is great as we were trecking Inerie but, the room we got was just 4 walls and stank of cigarettes. The hot water was a great touch, when it was on and running but all in all a tad claustrophobic and only good for one night stay. We stayed 2 nights and it was to many....
The staff are lovely and the place is kept well cleaned.
The only and best place to stay in town.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: JL Palapa 04 Ngedukelu,, Bajawa, Flores 06414, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Bajawa
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bajawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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Bintang Wisata Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia

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