The rooms aren’t that big, but they are clean. There is a safe. Common areas are pleasant. Breakfast was rather disappointing with unripe fruit and noodles fried with no vegetables or sambal. It was a noisy during traffic times and there was a light on in the common area which kept waking me up. It was fine for us.
Nice rooms but a few big bugs to deal with. Make sure you zip your bags. There was cereal for breakfast which we welcomed after weeks of rice or eggs. Owner is not always there so you don’t get the fresh bread promised in the write up. If you are travelling on the local bus from Ruteng you will be dropped off at a junction a couple of kilometres from the town. You will be met by several men with SCOOTERS looking to take your bags. Yes they somehow managed to get your bag on and you! We used a guy called Ignathews (Iggy). If you ask him he will be your guide and give you a good experience. He took us to both villages. We wanted to walk between the two (very hot and a long hike), he was a fount of knowledge pointing out all the plants and spices. The other guides mock him because he can’t read and write so don’t try and message him make sure you call. His English is very good. However when he took us up to see the sleeping princess he told us to bring warm cloths. The other more educated did not tell their guests who were visibly cold so who’s the brightest. WhatsApp him on +62812-3663-2178. If you like being on the back of a scooter it’s a great way to get around. If there are two of you he gets his mate to help out. I felt very safe. If you use him please Say hi from Dot and Lynn. …
I strongly advise tourists to avoid this hotel and any tours with the manager, Alfons, particularly if you are a single woman traveller. He is only interested in money and is passive aggressive, bullying and sexist. He also gives out the wrong information to try and force you to book his tours. In short, you will pay a lot of money for poor service and just count the minutes to get away from him. A horrible experience.
This place was a nice stop to explore Bajawa. The common spaces are inviting and pleasant, and I very much enjoyed the breakfast. The hot water showers here were a nice treat after visiting more local places around Flores with only cold water. They have motorbike rentals on site, which I would recommend doing - the roads around Bajawa are fine and you would not need a guide to get around. (I booked a motorbike for a half-day through one staff member for their half-day price, but when it came time to pay, the manager was very reluctant to give me that price, so be careful of that). There was laundry service here for an added cost and free drinking water available. Nice, relaxing place for your time in Bajawa!
We were the only ones staying at the hotel and the service was fine. It’s more of a 1-2 star hotel, feels more like a hostel but it was fine. I’m not sure why people raved about the breakfast because I wasn’t thrilled by it. It was suitable given there is little to chose from in Bajawa.