Four friends stayed 1 night in the 2 bedroom Villa. One of our party had stayed at the Tropical 12 months before . On her recommendation , we joined her for our first and only visit . We arrived late in the evening and the reception staff were unavailable but did have our reservation . We could not confirm a price as the staff were not on site . We had dinner and went to our villa . The kitchen floor was covered in bugs , literally thousands . We had no hot water in the double bedded room . The lighting was very poor for reading . We slept well and after breakfast were able to talk to the reception about the cost of the villa . AUD$920 per night . So for my wife and I the cost was AUD$460. It was our own fault for staying a night without knowing the price . I felt very uneasy going to be not knowing the price but there was nothing that could be done .
The food was nice and the property quite simple and pleasant . It is a basic 3 star property . No one would be able to complain about the property if it was a reasonable price . We have travelled more then 20 times to Indonesia staying at various grades of accommodation so I do have a reasonable handle on what costs should be . The charges by this hotel were an absolute rip off .
The price did include all meals and 2 beers . But when the breakfast is advertised as AUD$6 and lunch and dinner AUD$6 - $10 , there is no justification in charging what they do for accommodation .
We wanted to stay for 4 nights and I spoke on the phone to the man running the property and said that we were happy to move into a hotel room and could they offer a better price for the next 3 nights . There was no discount and the rate would be AUD$260 for 2 people and AUD$230 each for the 2 single ladies who required their own rooms . Totally unaffordable .
Internet was virtually non exsistent but I dont blame the hotel for that . I realise they are in a remote area . I just make that note for anyone who may be working and require the internet .