We had travelled through the Eastern part of Flores and this was our last stay. With so much poor and indifferent accomodation on this lovely island this was a blessed relief. Hot showers, cleaned every day, very efficient if somewhat unsmiling reception staff, and good rooms in separate bungalows were all very much appreciated and novel after travelling for three weeks on Flores.
We had a beach front bungalow which was lovely. It had a great view, a fantastic terrace to sit on and was quiet and of a good standard.
Meals were ok though probably no better than that. Breakfast tended to be a bit haphazard though there was a good range of food including some nice bread, which is unusual in Indonesia. Evening meals varied from quite good to average though we were glad we opted our of the beach BBQ where the food looked a bit dire.
The staff in the restaurant were young Indonesians from Tourism school who were being placed to learn the trade. The idea of giving them the chance and experience to train at a place like this is wonderful. However, though quite wiling when prompted they were pretty clueless and we felt sorry that despite us watching carefully there was really no training at all happening and the staff therefore tended to respond to requests rather than anticipate them. Therefore at breakfast one day they sat and chatted with each other amiably rather than serve the guests at the tables. It needed someone to watch and mentor them as to what the requirements were and we did not see this at any time.
There was slow wifi in the reception area but it tended to come and go.
That said we thought this was a great place to stay. It was relaxed, quiet and beautiful and the swimming great in waters that were clear and calm.
A really good place to stay and though not cheap it was worth the money.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Sea World Club Beach Hotel Maumere
- Sea World Hotel
- Sea World Club Beach Resort Maumere, Flores, Indonesia