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“Overpriced and over it in Moni (not Ende)”
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Maria Inn
Ranked #8 of 9 Ende B&B and Inns
Hobart, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Overpriced and over it in Moni (not Ende)”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

We booked 2 nights and stayed 1. We paid too much (300 000rp) for a room with "hot water". There are so many leaks in the plumbing the owners keep the water switched off, so to have a shower you ask the owners to switch the water on, wait 1/2 hour for the heater to do its work and then discover the water's been switched off midway through. We were happy throughout Flores to have cold water in mandis, but were disappointed here. We've also stayed in homestays and had great experiences. This wasn't. Within moments of putting our bags down we were subject to the hard sell - we declined the kelimutu tour as we preferred to hire a bike and helmets. The bike we organised was not the one we got, and we were given helmets that were festy and falling apart. When we went to use it, it wasn't there. The last straw for me was when we wanted to go for a walk, our exit was literally blocked by the owner's son who has Bambu restaurant - again the hard sell.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

The charm of Maria (the hostess) lasted just long enough for us to agree to stay and then unpack. I am angry with myself for not seeing how bad this woman and her son were more quickly. I rented a motorbike from her son and we never saw it. He insisted on us paying up front which is not how things are done in Flores - once he had the money we didn't see him again. I felt that Marie and her son would maximise any opportunity of getting money off us without actually providing any service or goods. Her son runs the bamboo restaurant in Moni - so I'd keep away from there too. They are both quite controlling. I wanted to leave Moni because of them. They were always in our faces telling us what we should do (usually involving us handing over money). The hot water never happened. Everything leaks so they turn the water off to the room. If you want a shower you have to ask for the water to be turned on. It takes the little hot water service about 30mins to get warm water - every time I waited for warm water Maria had already turned the water off. So although we paid for hot water it was still cold baths from a bucket (moni is cold at night).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

When getting out of the bus from Maumere, we welcome by the promise of a room for 75000 IDR. Went to check Maria Inn, a four-room homestay. Simple rooms. Since we were two and wanted each a room, we negotiated 100000 IDR for each room (the 75000 IDR promised were ment per person in a double room). Rooms are simple with a separate toilet, cold water, a big bed. Maria and her husband speak very good english and can help with anything. Check around for prices though.
There is a sign for the inn close to where the bus drops you, the inn is located inside the village on the right hand side of the main road when coming from Maumere.
We went one night at the Bamboo restaurant for dinner. Set price of 90000 IDR, expensive by indonesian standards, but a very, very good meal with elaborated dishes. Try it once at least.
The second evening we ate at Maria. for 50000 IDR each, we had big portions of rice, vegetables, very good baked potatoes, and free range chicken. Very good value.
50000 IDR for the motocycle ride up to the volcano, we hiked down through villages.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Maria Inn
Address: Jl. Trans Flores, Moni, Kelimutu, Ende, Flores, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Ende
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ende
Number of rooms: 17
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