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“not to bad for 1 night in waigapu”
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Elvin Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Waingapu B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 15, 2013

For indonesian standards this is quite good,maybe western are to critical about "details"
-on the wall its called hotel-restaurant,but there is no restaurant
-after the shower we found clothes of somebody else in the cupboard..so sorry,already other person..we moved
-the staff is looking tv,not interested in you
-the breakfast will be put before your door in the morning--at the time that suits the staff
-as usual no body was speaking 1 word english and no manager available
So you need an indonesian partner to survive or even enjoy this ..
Question,why is sumba poor..it seems nobody cares to do better..but there are special historic things to enjoy..

Room Tip: dont think much difference..its cheap,so if you accept bad service its ok
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
8  Thank tfinn141
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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.

Room Tip: look at the rooms before you commit, some are better than others
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Cat W
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Reviewed November 14, 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled on business
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Thank Fajar Sakti P
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Address: Jl Akhmad Yani no. 73, Waingapu, Sumba, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Sumba > Waingapu
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Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Waingapu

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