The rooms are quite basic, you have 3 different prices, economy with shared bathroom, standard with inside bathroom and business with inside bathroom hot shower. Breakfast is included, and is a banana pancake, 2 piece of breads (ask for jam) and free hot tea and coffee. The restaurant's food is good and the price is correct. Not much other things around, mostly simple warungs.
The plus of this place is not the rooms but the family running it. Jenny is from North Sumatra and has lived and worked in several places in Indonesia before to follow her husband and come here. Her little boy Jonathan is very cute. She speaks perfect English and can help you out. Ask Erlyan to call her friend Aris if you want him to drive you for half-a-day or a day motorbiking to the spider web rice fields and his village Cancar where you can walk around, chill out with people and go to the market. Better go at sunrise to see children going to school, and catch the great morning light.
Hotel Rima has a spacy cosy lounge upstairs where you can rest for a day or afternoon, borrowing a book from the library, or surfing the internet on your netbook. There are also 3 pcs to use internet, the connection is good. I only slept one night in Ruteng so I can not compare to other places, but I really liked the people here and that made my trip here different and nice. They can arrange local buses to other places, ask as soon as you arrive, sometimes bus get full quickly for the next day. If you plan to stay a week or more on Flores and want to explore more remote places, check out the excellent book about Flores they have in their library made by the tourist office. It will give you exhaustive information and ideas of treks and customs to see on Flores. There is a good book about diving too.
Enjoy your time there!
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