The place itself is fine, on Jl. Trikora, and short car ride to the airport. It is clean and smart. Food is 1987 hotel cuisine, ALWAYS wrapped in clingfilm. For convenience (in case you start leaking, but more on that later).
Location-wise, it's convenient. Shopping can be had through the naked hill tribesmen, who stake out the entrance. Unless there are roving bands of soldiers firing indiscriminately (full-auto) on Jl. Trikora, which is a fair description of my experience on 6 June. In such a scenario, the hotel's central location might be liability (i.e. if you wanted to make a hasty exit from Wamena). With that said, the hotel shutters up nicely and its lock-down mode is rapid and effective. The walls are really thick too, so it would take mortar-fire or an RPG to breach the perimeter walls. Which is where the clingfilm comes in; were you to be winged or sustained a shrapnel injury, at least your plastic-protected sliced fruit and cornflakes wouldn't be blood spattered!
Will I be going back? Um, let me get back to you on that!
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