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The Baliem Valley Resort

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Three essentials: bug spray, flashlight, poncho and umbrella during rainy season The electricity does go out so have a good strong flashlight for the resort and if you go exploring in caves. We were there during rainy season which means off and on rain sometimes and definitely muddy hikes and slippery rocks but everything is green and lovely flowers. One...

Thank Sebastian3962
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Was at the resort for 9 days. Took many hikes that lasted 4-5 hours. They are very strenuous because of excessive mud and wet rocks. The views are spectacular. The huts are quite large with large full length windows over looking the valley. The bathrooms are large with large showers. We were very pleased with the daily housekeeping. The food...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I stayed here with my 16 year old son and we had a great experience. I have to admit- it isn't in 5 star condition and its not exactly loaded with mod cons. But the food was delicious and all sourced locally. The rooms are clean, comfortable and the showers worked. The staff are helpful and friendly. And most importantly...

Thank andypubah
Domzale, Slovenia
Reviewed December 1, 2016

The hotel is ok, it has the most reliable wi-fi in wamena (still non-reliable) and the staff speaks english and can arrange you to meet some guides for the nearby areas. The breakfast is at western standard, which is nice change for the area. However, the rooms are pricey for what you get and the wi-fi is subject to payment...

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Neuhofen, Germany
Reviewed September 4, 2016

No, too hot, too dirty, bad accomodations.But there are exceptions like the Baliem Valley Resort. An ideal starting point for hiking in the West Papua Mountain area.Its located in the mountains 1900 m altitude. The nights were cool,the bungalows are very clean and comfortable with a fantastic view into the valley. We had full board and the cook worked exellently....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 17, 2016

The resort if you call it such a thing is one of the worst place we have ever stayed for value. To begin with, it is in a very remote place, so your stuck buying everything from the resort who prices are like the French Reverie! While the cottages look good from the outside, inside the all wood cabin smells...

3Thank Riazdanish
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We are independent travellers and spent 2 nights at the Baliem Valley hotel (4 adults, 2 teenagers, 3 cottages). It may have been a nice place once, but now it's a sad bunch of non-maintained, deteriorating bungalows. In terms of value for money perhaps worth 30-40 $ per night, 150 $ is ourageous and ridiculous.Their website is at least 5...

3Thank Marian K
Jayapura, Indonesia
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Located in a hill of nowhere in Wamena. About 45minutes from the airport. Very nice view of the hills and forest. The restaurant and lobby is very unique with full of local ornaments. No one can access to the cottage except in house guest. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful place to stay especially for honeymooner.

1Thank Jack E
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice resort in the middle of nowhere. We stayed here for two nights and made two hikingtrips with Bernard to the Saltspring and the next day to the South Baliem valley. He even took my 77 year old dad on his shoulders passing the Baliem River! The resort serves excellent meals in a beautiful atmosphere, full of papua-art. they even...

Thank Guido H
Odessa, Ukraine
Reviewed March 19, 2016

I spent 4 nights in this resort. The location is amazing, 2000 m up on a hill, all valley is as on a palm of a hand if it is not hazy. It takes about 40 minutes from Wamena by car to the hotel though, as most of the road is bad. Traditional Dani houses, but much bigger than the...

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Discover the highlands of Papua. The Baliem Valley Resort is a German-Indonesian project, founded in 1999 by Dr. Werner Weiglein. The Resort is situated at 1900 metres altitude, surrounded by the mighty Jayawijaya Mountains. It provides visitors with all the comforts that are possible here in the highlands. The resort includes its own 1600-hectare nature paradise. Our visitors can admire breathtaking and stunning sites of natural beauty. The resort is surrounded by a magnificent mountain landscape with rainforests, rivers, streams and lakes. In the midst of it all you'll find, tucked away, the Dani villages where the men still wear the traditional sheath, the koteka. The Baliem Valley Resort is located at the eastern edge of the Baliem Valley. Its name is derived from the second-largest high valley of Papua New Guinea. The Baliem Valley with its provincial capital of Wamena is the home of the Dani and Lani tribes. To this day it can only be reached by plane. A breathtaking and truly primordial experience for any visitor! The resort complex includes a restaurant with large observation terrace, a reception with conference building, and 15 bungalows in the traditional Dani-Honay style; all are equipped with a modern bathroom, comfortable interiors and a large sun terrace. The terrace affords stunning views of the Baliem Valley and the nearby high-altitude mountain range of Trikora. The Baliem Valley Resort offers fantastic opportunities for hikers of all abilities wishing to explore the territories of the Dani and Lani tribes. In ten varied day-trips visitors can discover the entire highland. Many of the paths lead through the traditionally cultivated gardens, vast bush and grasslands, and wonderful primary rainforests full of orchids, moss and ferns. Discover the quaint settlements of the some 300 Dani tribal people scattered across the resort grounds. The people here are friendly and helpful, and they are pleased to see visitors. ... more   less 

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Address: Sekan Village, Baliem Valley | Jayawiiaya Highlands, Wamena, Indonesia (Formerly The Baliem Valley Resort)
Location: Indonesia > Papua > Wamena
Price Range: $168 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Baliem Valley Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Baliem Valley Hotel West Papua
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“Hut number 5 has an excellent view”
Sebastian3962, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“We had Bungalow Nr. 1”
guenther_seybold, Sep 4, 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here!!”
Riazdanish, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“All houses are the same, there are some with wooden roof and some with metal one though. But houses are identical.”
Svitlana19, Mar 19, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms i saw are nice”
932renel, Jan 5, 2016 | Read review
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