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Reviewed July 22, 2012

My friends and I tried three different hotels in Waingapu before settling on the Elvin Hotel.
I'm really glad we did. The rooms were really large and all the closets had locks and keys, which made me feel safe. They also had a cold shower and working toilet (which was not my experience in other places in Sumba). The A/C was cold and the beds were comfortable and clean. There was also a small t.v.
The staff spoke little English, but made up for it with enthusiasm. They were very helpful with directions, and the one time the front desk agent gave me the wrong directions, he actually chased me down the street to correct himself. The service was really impressive. They seemed to genuinely care about my well-being and my experience there. The also provided next-day laundry service, and even served afternoon tea.
There's also a gym on-site, with a lot of new equipment.
As the other review said, there was no restaurant on-site, but there's a few warungs in the area and Mr. Cafe (which was pretty good) is just a few streets away. It's a great location to explore the town.
If I get back to Waingapu, I'd stay here again in a second.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The Elvin is probably the best hotel (not resort) in Sumba and has clean rooms, a/c, comfortable beds and a new wing under construction. No hot water. The staff are a bit clueless and don't always get the reservations straight. Breakfast is a boiled egg, tea and bizarre white bread. No restaurant, no pool.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 8, 2018
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  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 17, 2018
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 14, 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled on business
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