Bayview Gardens is perched on the hillside overlooking the Labuan Bajo harbour. Quite simply, the view is stunning, at sunset, sunrise and any time in between, day or night. The rooms were also quite comfortable, and the included breakfast was brought to a private terrace outside our room at whatever time we requested. The hotel is well organized and efficiently run. It was definitely one of the nicer places we stayed in on our trip across Java, Bali and Flores, and was exceptional as compared to other hotels on Flores, which is one of the less touristy islands.
I was a little disappointed not to have met the owners, as all matters were handled by staff. There was no reception desk, but a telephone was provided to allow us to call a staff member whenever needed. The staff members worked hard and did a good job, but it would have been nice to be able to deal with someone more fluent in English (I realize this is easier said than done though, especially in a small town like Labuan Bajo).
Overall, we were very happy with our stay here, and would definitely recommend the place to anyone visiting Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo is not a very touristy town though, so anyone coming here should be prepared to rough it a little.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique boutique hotel in a lush tropical garden setting in a prime position above the town.Every room has a panoramic views of the harbour and Komodo archipelego. All suites accommodation with air conditioned bedrooms and fan cooled terraces, mini bar & safe ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bayview Gardens Hotel Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia