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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Waiara Beach, Maumere, Flores 86112, Indonesia   |  
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Komodo, Indonesia
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“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The beachfront suite was jut as nice as we expected. Food was good even if a bit overpriced. Staff, for flores standards, was quite good and nice. Strongly recommended if you come to maumere. Only tip: car transportation is really expensive, rp 75000/hr better to look for ojecks, bike taxi....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

what we liked
- the seafront cottage where right in the front and we had a very good view from our very nice wooden terrace and even our bed
- most of the profit the resort makes goes to non-profit organisations to help the people in the area (the owner said)
- the restaurant offers nice food (even Indonesians come from town for having dinner there!)
- definitely the best place to stay in Maumere, a town which offers not too much
- as Germans we liked the dark home made bread they offered for breakfast

what could be improved
- we found it a bit too expensive for what they offered, but if the money really goes to non-profit projects then it is worth the extra pay
- the beach was littered with waste and plastic bottles - why not clean the hotel beach a little bit?
- it would be nice if they would maintain the resort a little bit more...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 February 26, 2013

We spent a lovely week at Seaworld ~ diving ~ eatting ~ exploring the surrounding villages.
After long days I enjoyed Rita's spa treatments , recently opened at Seaworld.
Especially the foot massage and the facial treatments.
I also loved all the lovely staff there... What a great relaxing visit.

Room Tip: The garden rooms are a good value. At the moment they are building a new beach bungalow closest to t...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 February 1, 2013

I went snorkeling here. The sea life was incredible. I believe it exceeded my experiences in the Gulf of Aqaba and in Australia. The diving operation is very good with helpful, professional, patient guides operating a good boat. Returning to a comfortable cottage, hot shower and a good meal was a real bonus. This place is very well managed. However, this is Flores, Indonesia so do not expect the Club Med.

The management is very helpful and arranges excursions to villages. My visit to Watublapi was a great experience and buying beautiful, hand woven, organically dyed textiles directly from the weavers was a real pleasure. Two regrets - I was unable to buy one from every weaver in this village and I was unable to get to other villages..

The sorrowful part of this experience was the underwater shock wave from some one using explosives to fish somewhere in the bay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We chose the See World Club (SWC) for our two first nights on the beautiful island of Flores. It's proximity to the airport (ca. 20 minutes drive by car, pick up service provided by SWC) and the availability of beach cottages were the key reasons for this choice.

1. Cottage
We stayed in the premium beach cottage number 7. It absolutely met all the criteria:
- beach front location,
- beautiful terrace with two comfortable chairs, a couch and a coffee table. Sitting there with a cup of coffee (complimentary provided in the room) and looking at the waves is a rewarding experience after a day of travelling or sight seeing,
- comfortable king size bed is big with mosquito net,
- ceiling fan and A/C: whatever you prefer,
- refrigerator,
- hot water shower,
- towels and beach towels provided,
- the cottage was clean, nice and cosy.

2. Food
Food in SWC is perfectly fine. We had two dinners. The first evening we had a buffet dinner (ca. 95k Rp per PAX) which was not only very tasty but also offered a rich choice. One could start with an aromatic fish soup and then move on to the main dishes: beef stew, grilled fish, sea food and chicken satay, and "classical" nasi goreng, mie goreng and some grilled or fried vegetables. On the house was arak (local strong alcohol served with a tiny halves of lime), on the base "all you can drink :-). All took place in the beach bar lit by candles, with a band playing local music (quite a refreshing experience after so much exposure to gamelan!). The other night we ordered grilled fished which was very fresh and tasty, along with marvellous gado gado!
Breakfast highlights of this place: real ("European style") bread and cold cuts! Ideal for those longing for the taste of home.

3. Beach
Black sand beach. what we liked most was the fact that local people (fisherman, women and playing kids) were passing by, happily waving at you with a "hello sir" which made us feel being in a natural surrounding and not in a tourist exclave.

4. Service
Service here is exceptional! Although Indonesians are in general exceptionally positive and friendly, we experienced the SWC's staff even above average. The front desk man Joseph, Erman, the restaurant manager, all the staff we had contact with were fully professional, always helpful, speaking English perfectly and SO kind! They help you to organise onward transport (rent cars with drivers, air tickets) and excursions.
The place is being managed by a German couple of Polish origin and was founded by a German Catholic Priest who - aged 83 - lives at the site and gets in contact with all guests to welcome them.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

You might expect a fancy resort after seeing the website. It's not that fancy but for Flores' standards it's a nice place.
The garden is lovely and their is good beach access. It's nice to have a drink on the beach .
We had a superiour garden cottage, which was old fashioned and needed some renovation. Hot water didn't work because the water heeter failed. All in all our garden cottage was too expensive. Never seen so much mosquito's as we've seen here.
Diner facilities were good, wifi was really fast. Breakfast was oké. You need to book in advance because they have many visitors and it was fully booked.
The hotel is outside the city of maumere. It's about An 20 minute ride to the airport of Maumere.

Maumere is not a charming place and there is not much to see or to do except for swimming/ snorkeling. If you're planning to visit other places in Flores, consider spending more time in bajawa and Moni which are much better.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stayed for one night for 225000 in a cold water bungalow. Clean, nice garden surroundings, nice sea and good breakfast. They helped us to organise trip to Labuan Bajo (some negotiations needed, but at the end satisfaction). Helpful staff and good accomodation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Waiara Beach, Maumere, Flores 86112, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Maumere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maumere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea World Club Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 2 hours flight from Bali bring you to this tropical beach paradise on Flores Island where you will enjoy peaceful & relaxing holidays. Flores island is a green jewel in Indonesia Archipelago and has something magical, it is so close to Bali but you wonder yourself in a different world. We offer our guests: comfortable beachfront cottages and bungalows, authentic Florenese hospitality, simplicity, a slow and easy way of life, free spirit, mind & soul, good music, good food and cold bear, always accompanied with a warm smile.The hotel and the island is really 'away from it all': peaceful and relaxing. If you want entertainment and sophistication don't bother - this resort is not for you. The hotel is a casual , read, swim, dive and relaxing beach destination. Enjoy the folklore and smile of the people. Leave the hectic, modern lifestyle behind, take your snorkel or diving equipment and lots of books, stay with us and enjoy relaxing holidays on a calm volcanic beach. This beach and dive resort is the perfect holiday place for those who look for silence, peace and recreation off the beaten track. ... more   less 
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Sea World Club Beach Resort Maumere, Flores, Indonesia

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