WHERE TO SLEEP ON FLORES?
To fall to the point: most hotels on Flores are not of the international standard and most of them are not on hotel bookingsites. Outside Labuan Bajo many hotels
are basic and simple but these days most of them have hot water (10 years ago we still had to struggle with a bucket of hot water heated for guests by
the hotelstaff) which is a basic need in mountain villages where mornings, thus water can be very cold.
For the months June, July, August and September, during Christmas/New Year and the week before and after Idul Fitri it is wise to book in advance. Rates change from time to time and are not always according to what you get. If possible try to book via one of these sites.
Traveloka and Nusatrip are Indonesian based and have sometimes more options for booking hotels on Flores than other sites.
Traveloka (English) (also for flights)
http://www.nusatrip.com/en (also for flights)
If you cannot book via bookingsites try to make a reservation via email, however sometimes communication via email is slow (you have to wait for a few days or you don’t get an answer at all). Better is to communicate via a mobile number (if available) with sms or even better via What’s App, Line or Messenger so communication will be quicker and more interactive.
Finally, it is not easy to recommend a hotel as standards and facility wishes for everyone are different. I personally like a hotel that is not too big and where I
can sit in front of the room in a nice garden. WiFi, aircon (except in mountainareas) and clean is a must also. I pay
an average of Rp 350.000 for a room on Flores. In places like Labuan Bajo, Bawaja and Moni prices sometimes increase in the tourist season. The semana santa in Larantuka, the week before
Easter you need to book at least 6 month in advance and expect to pay a lot more than published rates.
In the photo sector you will find a few pics of
hotels. To avoid misunderstandings: there is no benefit in relation to these photo’s. It is just to give you an idea for accomodation available on Flores.
I selected around 100 hotels for you here below in alphabetical order of towns and villages. Although checked bij myself if possible the information is not
always complete or up to date. Rates, telephone numbers and email adresses can change. If there is any trouble to contact hotels please contact me.
Aimere is useful for the crossing with ASDP to Waingapu on Sumba (on Friday, departure 07:00 am, 9 hours) or if you come back from your Belaraghi trekking. Aimere is 1 hour drive from Bajawa on the southcoast. So it’s hot an therefore no need to stay there; you better enjoy the cool nights in Bajawa. or at the guesthouse 7 kilometers further west in Wae Lengga (Manggarai Timur).
Gemo Beach Cottages
A new but simple place in Aimere ritght at the beach in a nice garden.
Rooms come with fan and start at Rp 250.000 - Rp 350.000.
Hotel Sinar Harapan
Basic hotel, used by locals and in case everything is full in Bajawa
The capital of Ngada situated in the mountains is a nice place to spend a few (cool) nights. In the area are many traditional villages. From June to September finding a vacant room can be difficult. Book in advance.
Bajawa Roo Hotel
This new hotel (april 2017) is on the outskirts of Bajawa perched against the hill. The
large rooms on the first floor are the nicest with seats in front of your room and views on Ebulobo Volcano near Boawae. It is a 10 minute walk to the centre of town or 20 minutes to the tourist
area (eg hotel Korina, Edelweis restaurants). Bookings can be made via Booking.com or via email or telephone. As it is
one of the few hotels which can be booked via Booking.com the hotel is full very often. Best choice in Bajawa.
Tel +62 813 38639607 (Moses, mobile)
Brandnew (April 2018)
Good sized and clean rooms in the middle of the "touristscene". Two rooms with attached bathroom for Rp 200.000 and three rooms with shared bathroom for
Rp 150.000. Ath the moment of writing they still had cold water only, however hot water is on the way. You can ask for a bucket of hot water in the meantime for a
surcharge of Rp 10.000. Good deal. Photo.
One of the first hotels in Bajawa which has been expanded and renovated. Many roomtypes and rates. Doublerooms vary from Rp 200.000 to Rp 375.000.
Tel +62 384 21345 (landline) +62 813 38456444 and +62 813 32115008 (mobiles)
This hotel often has rooms available when others on the mainstreet are full.
Tel +62 384 21223 (landline)
Tel +62 384 21292 (landline)
Hotel Bintang Wisata photo
More ore less adequate hotel. Roomrates will be around Rp 350.000
Tel +62 384 21744 (landline)
Hotel Edelweis 2
This is the second and smaller edition of Edelweis hotel on the mainstreet (about 300 meters). More cosy and homestay like. Take the room on the second floor for more privacy and less cold than the rooms on the first floor. Rp 350.000.
Tel +62 812 37254069 (mobile)
Hotel Happy Happy photo
One of the newer and small hotels in Bajawa run by Dutch/Indonesian management.
Rates Rp 400.000 - Rp 450.000
Tel +62 384 21763 (landline) +62 853 33704455 (mobile)
Tel +62 384 21079 (landline)
Tel +62 384 21072 (landline)
Rates Rp 350.00/Rp 450.000. Good Superior rooms.
Tel +62 384 21162 (landline) and +62 812 39415384 (mobile, ibu Mariana)
One of the new hotels in Bajawa.
Rates: Standard Rp 350.000/VIP II Rp 450.0000/VIP I Rp 550.000
Tel +62 384 21777 (landline) and +62 812 49592877 (mobile)
Wisma Nusantara 2
Very basic hotel. Rates Rp 200.000 and up
Tel +62 813 15144438 and +62 813 39238860 (mobiles)
Tel +62 384 21172 (landline)
Tel +62 384 21061 (landline)
Manulalu Bed & Breakfast
This small hotel is on the road to Bena 30 minutes from Bajawa. A welcoming and artistique interior and an amazing view (if
there are no clouds). Rates start from Rp 650.000 or to be booked via several booking sites.
Tel +62 812 51820885 (mobile)
This hotel is outside Bajawa on the road to Ende. In fact the accommodation itself is a bit rundown but the attraction is the amazing view on gunung Inerie.
Tel +62 384 2223865 (landline) and +62 852 53453298 (mobile)
Boawae is the base for climbing Mount Ebulobo.
Hotel Sa’o Asih
Tel +62 813 39474289
Wisma Nusa Bunga
The best but basic option in Boawae. Rp 150.000
Tel +62 813 39749690 and +62 852 53175025 (mobiles)
Wisma Santo Fransiskus
Staying with the nuns. This hotel is in fact a monastery, 33 kilometers from Moni (Kelimutu). Unfortunately it is not the best option in the area, but you may spend the night here when everything in Moni is full.
Rates Rp 125.000 per person including 3 meals
Tel +62 813 14350522 (mobile)
Brandnew (March 2018) and convenient located at Jalan Kelimutu near shops and eateries. Photo
Rates start at Rp 300.000 for a good sized room with aircon and bathroom.
Rates Rp 350.000
Tel +62 381 2627049 (landline) +62 85218638432 (mobile)
Rp 200.000-Rp 300.000
Grand Wisata Hotel
The biggest and most expensive hotel in Ende.
Rates: Standard Rp 550.000, Superior Rp 660.000, Deluxe Rp 770.000.
Tel +62 381 22974/24010 (landlines)
One of the first hotels in Ende close to the airport.
Tel +62 381 21997 and +62 381 22453 (landlines)
Next to Hotel Safari and the same quality.
Tel +62 381 21695 (landline)
Hotel Dwi Putra
Tel +62381 21685 and +62381 24029 (landlines)
Tel +62 813 39005008 and +62 821 45005999 (mobiles)
Rates: Standard double room Rp. 300.000, Superior double room Rp. 400.000, Deluxe Rp 450.000. All prices are including breakfast in the restaurant on top op the hotel on a hill overlooking the bay of Ende.
Tel +62 381 22082 (landline)
Hotel Satar Mese
Tel +62 381 22289 (landline)
Rates: Rp 185.000-Rp 300.000
New, simple and clean.
Rates Rp 275.000/Rp 295.000 for a room with aircon.
Tel + 62 38122799 and + 62 82247448474 (mobile)
Rates: Rp 200.00-Rp250.000
Koka Beach (Sikka)
On Koka Beach (southcoast Sikka) are a few simple but clean bamboo homestays for
around Rp 100.000 per person. Outside the weekends the beach is empty (and the homestays as well).
Labuan Bajo (Manggarai Barat)
Labuan Bajo has the most hotels in Flores - I guess around 100 or so including all the simple penginapan - and it seems almost every month there is a new one. Some of them can be booked via hotelbookingsites. There is a lot of choice for every budget. Summer can be very crowded so book in advance.
Tip: many names of hotels and guesthouses in Labuan Bajo are more or less similar and often the have “Labuan Bajo or "komodo” in their name, don’t mix them up.
Bajo Beach Hotel photo
Simple but adequate budget hotel in centre of town close to shops, harbour and pasar kuliner (nightmarket). Rooms are not too big and you can choose wether you want aircon or not.
Rates: incl aircon Rp 300.000.
Tel +62 385 41008 (landline)
Bintang Flores Hotel ****
A luxury hotel at Pede Beach which is outside the centre of Labuan Bajo.
Rates start at Rp 1.600.000 if you book directly at the hotel. Better to book via Booking.com which is much cheaper.
Tel +62 361 8465720 (landline)
Budgethotel uphill in centre of town, poorly maintained but views are great.
Rates around Rp 350.000 and difficult to book via bookingsites.
Tel +62 385 41032 (landline)
Eco Tree Otel
Nice hotel along the seaside in central labuan Bajo.
Rates start from Rp 560.000 for a superior roomTel +62 385 41561 (landline) and +62 812 46814655 (mobile)
Golo Hilltop Hotel
As the name suggest the hotel is on a hilltop overlooking the sea. Nice, clean and cozy run by two Dutch women.
Rates start from R 450.000 with aircon.
Tel +62 385 41337 (landline) and +62 813 39255535 (mobile)
Green Prundi Hotel
Rates start at Rp 350.000
Tel +62 385 41623 (landline) and +62 853 33069931 (mobile)
Hotel Gardena photo
This hotel on the mainstreet is one of the oldies in Labuan Bajo. It has a great location (if not the best) as all rooms are located on the hill overlooking the bay of Labuan Bajo. You can choose between bamboo bungalows, cute but basic and fan only starting at Rp 154.000 or one of the airconrooms starting at Rp 420.000. In summer prices are higher. Gardena also owns a resort on pulau Seraya.
Tel +62 813 39495244 (mobile)
Hotel Surya photo
Another basic hotel close to Chez Felix.
Rates around Rp 300.000
Tel +62 852 37448000 (mobile)
In centre of town, simple but clean.
Tel +62 385 41020 (landline)
Komodo Boutique Hotel
Nice motel like hotel but a bit far of the action. However, the hotelstaff provides free transport to/from the towncentre.
Rate Rp 420.000 for a nice room with aircon an terrace overlooking a garden.
Nice gardenhotel not far from the harbour and pasar kuliner. Rates start at Rp 450.000
Tel +62 385 41377 (landline)
L Bajo Hotel
Large middle class hotel in the centre of town.
Tel +62 385 42151 (landline)
Puri Sari Beach Hotel
Excellent and luxurious hotel at Pede Beach.
Rates start at Rp 950.000
Tel +62 385 2443710 and +62 385 2443720 (landlines)
Tel +62 813 39898167 (mobile)
Sylvia Resort Komodo
Top end middle class (with sister hotels in Maumere and Kupang)
Rates start at Rp 700.000
Tel +62 813 53567567 and +62 0812 39265392 (mobiles)
Islands west and north of Labuan Bajo
There are a few resorts and guesthouses on the islands off the coast Labuan Bajo.
Kanawa Beach Bungalows
The accommodation seems to be in so so condition.
Tel +62 813 53027256
There ís accomodation on Komodo island but obviously not bookable and reserved for special visitors. Stay in Labuan Bajo or overnight at the boat.
Tel. +62 385 41005
There is basic accommodation in Loh Buaya, the settlement where people start their visit of trek on Rinca. However, most people spend the night on the boat (or return to Labuan Bajo the same day).
Seraya island Resort (bookings via Gardena Hotel, Labuan Bajo). For rates (including boattrip to/from the island) and reservations contact Gardena Hotel in Labuan Bajo.
Tel +62 813 39495244 (mobile)
Larantuka (Flores Timur)
If you come to Larantuka for the semana santa, the week before Easter keep in mind to book in advance as far as possible and reconfirm frequently as Larantuka will be full. The alternative is to stay in Maumere at that time.
Asa hotel photo
Between the airport and (the best there is in) town. Two stories at the with a fence enclosed beach, good size rooms, nice garden, aircon, good breakfast. Advisable to book in advance.
Rates: Rp 450.000, aircon on groundfloor, terrace in front of the room
Simple and basic. Rates: Rp 390.000, aircon on groundfloor, terrace in front of the room
Fortuna Hotel I/II
Simple and basic.
Hotel Gelekat Nara
In towncentre opposite Pelnioffice. Brand new (may 2016). Rooms are a bit small but ok. Clean. Bathroom the Indonesian way (squat toilet). Good option if Asa or Sunrise is full and/or you want to stay in the centre of town.
Rates Rp 300.000 (double, aircon)
Simple and basic.
Rates: Rp 250.000/Rp 300.000, aircon on groundfloor, terrace in front of the room
Simple and basic. Rates Rp 250.000 and up.
Similar to Pelangi
Larantuka Beach Apartments
A few kilometers out of town right on the beach and in front of Adonara island you will find a cosy place with some wonderful accomodation. You can choose between a boathouse, beach bungalow or a beach house for you and your relatives. Bookings can be made by Booking.com or directly via email of telephone.
Prices start at Rp 350.000 for the boathouse. The bungalow is Rp 500.000. It is also the only and only divingcentre in Larantuka. Christopher is an experienced diver and his wife Maria takes care of the guests.
You can hire a boat for Rp 500.000 a day.
One hundred metres north from Asa, at the seafront. Bungalows set in a nice garden all on the groundfloor.
Rates are not clear. Count on Rp 300.000 to Rp 400.000
Susteran Weri (outside larantuka)
No information available.
Budi Sun Resort
On the beach out of town on the road to Larantuka. Similar to Sea World but cheaper. To be booked via Booking.com. Rates Rp 300.000-Rp 400.000.
Capa Resort Maumere
Very luxurious resort out of town on the road to Larantuka.
Rates: prices start at Rp 1.800.000 but outside holidays and weekends you will get discount.
Coconut Garden Beach Resort
Rates: Rp 450.000 for a "backpacker" room, bathroom outside. In the beautiful garden are 4 bungalows that are creatively decorated, however with Rp 1.250.000/a night prices are too high.
Email : email@example.com
Website: http://coconutgardenbeachresort.com (difficult to navigate)
Out of town along the beach to the west on the road to Magepanda
Hotel Eltari Indah
Rooms with aircon around Rp 300.000. Some aircons are right above the bed. Room V6 is the best option.
This basic hotel in the centre of town has seen its best days
A middleclass businesshotel on the way Larantuka
is the best there is in the towncentre of Maumere. Not as nice as Sylvia in Kupang but ok. Sylvia is populair and bookable via Booking.com and often sold out. Book in advance if possible, Rates: Rp 385.000 (Superior), Rp 500.000 (De Luxe)
Hotel Wini Rai
A basic hotel in the towncentre
Sea World Club (Pondok Dunia Laut)
Resort 13 kilometers from Maumere on the road to Larantuka Rates Rp 600.000 for a bungalow with gardenview
Hotel Pepita photo
A brand new Bali- like hotel on the outskirts of Mbay (on the road to Aegela/Ende) since May 2017. At the time of visit (June) they were still working on the rooms on the lower floor. The best option is a small Superior Room on the second floor for Rp 400.000. There are a few other very huge rooms. WiFi is in progress.
To be booked via https://www.traveloka.com/en/hotel
Hotel Sinar Kasih
This should be the best option in Mbay with facilities such as aircon and WiFi. However, Wifi is almost not possible as the signal is very low (whitin 5 days I only could use the internet a couple of times). Aircon is poor and as it is hot in Mbay you will still sweat from time to time in your room. Water is also a problem.
Rate Rp 350.000 for an aircon room with tv
Tel +62 812 37903164 and tel +62 852 38872674 (mobiles)
A new hotel (january 2016) at the edge of town on the road to Maumere. Rooms look good. VIP with ac and tv for Rp 300.000/Rp 350.000. No WiFi.
They have a huge list of "don'ts" and "dilarang" like no alcohol in the room and no unmarried couples in one room. This is the best hotel in Mbay.
Tel + 62 812 36201070 (mobile)
Samudera Hotel photo
Samudera is nice and cosy but simple. The shower is a typical Indonesian kamar mandi. Cold water only (but you don't
need hot water in Mbay). No WiFi
Rates for an aircon room are Rp 250.000 with a double and single.
In October 2016 there was a project in front of the part with the aircon rooms. So unfortunatelly not really comfortable.
Tel +62 813 53862005 and tel +62 821 45058653
In Moni most of the accomodation are guesthouses and homestays with a few rooms only. You don't need aircon as nights are cold. Most of the rooms have hot water. For the month june-september book (far) in advance and be aware of high prices in July and August. The alternative is 45 minutes west in Detusoko in case everything is full, or stay in Ende.
Prices for a room are not clear and seem to go up and down. In my opinion most homestays, guesthouses or lodges should be no more than Rp 400.000. These high room
prices seem to be a Moni, Riung and sometimes a Bajawa thing.
New homestay (2015) with two rooms. Rates were not clear for al long time. Now on Booking.com available for Rp 1.000.000 for some dates for example in July and August which is far too high. The normal price is Rp 450.000. Maybe less if you book direct at the hotel.
Tel +62 813 53177155 (mobile)
Guesthouse on the road to Ende-Maumere. Rate Rp 250.000. Also via Booking.com
Arwanty Home Stay
Tel +62 812 36873333/+62 821 44983968 (mobile)
This hotel has nice accomodation and is clear about prices. Check their website.
This small hotel has 4 decent rooms in a white house. Rates Rp 300.000 (Traveloka)
Another nice homestay on the mainroad. Rate Rp 350.000 (Traveloka)
This lodge was under renovation in October 2016.
Tel +62 821 47995023 and tel +62 182 37915480
Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge
Rates Tel +62 361 722775 and +62 361 4719383 (landlines)
Moni Ricefield Guesthouse
I saw this guesthouse on the way from Maumere to Ende which looked great but untill now I didn't found any further information.
Small and simple bungalows set in a ricefield. Tel +62 812 27320223
Pondok Wisata Hidaya
Overlooking the valley with fantastic views. Owner Brian also can arrange a motorbike or transport to Maumere, Ende or Bajawa. Rate Rp 300.000
Tel +62 853 39011310 (mobile)
Hotel Bintang Wisata photo
This hotel has motelstylerooms in a garden.
Rates for a doubleroom Rp 300.000/Rp 350.000
Tel +62 812 46130831 and +62 813 38963187 (mobiles)
Nirvana Bungalow photo
Nirvana offers 8 separate bungalows in a nice garden.
Rates: double Rp 350,000, triple Rp 475.000, family Rp 600.000.
Double with hot water Rp 450.000, triple with hot water Rp 550.000.
Tel +62 813 37106007 and +62 813 38528529 (mobiles) and +62 813 53178090 (mobile/Whats App)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email answered quickly and adequate)
Pondok SVD Riung
Rates: Double room Rp 350.000/VIP Rp 400.000
Tel +62 813 39341572
Small, simple and new and close to the harbour.
Rates: Rp 400.000 double room
Tel. +62 813 385510543 and +62 813 53882177 (mobiles)
There are a few very basic hotels in Reo which are not decent enough and donwright dirty. As Ruteng is only 1,5 hours away (and much cooler) there is no need to stay there.
An old and not so well maintained hotel close to the market and shops.
Rates start at Rp 200.000
Tel +62 385 21377 (landline)
Tel +62 852 53924553 and + 62 812 36969505 (mobiles)
Flores Sky Hotel
Small and brand new (2018) with decent rooms.
Rates: Rp 200.000/Rp 350.000/Rp 400.000/Rp
Tel +62 385 22084 (landline) +62 812 3884982 (mobile)
Hotel FX 72 photo
This hotel set in a nice garden is outside the centre with views on ricefields and mountains.
Rates: Rp 300.000/Rp 500.000 (also via Booking.com but more expensive)
Tel +62 822 37556999 (mobile)
A bamboo hut like hotel with many infomation and backpackers.
Rates Rp 150.000-Rp 300.000
Tel +62 385 22196 (landline) and +62 813 79581188 (mobile)
Rate: Rp 450.000
Brand new (October 2016) just a few kilometers before Ruteng (coming from Borong) and one of the best you can get in Ruteng. Prices start from Rp 600.000. (also via Booking.com)
In the towncentre
Rates: Standard Rp 385.000/Rp 475.000/Superior Rp 550.000/De luxe Rp 660.000/Executive Rp 875.000. Roomrates here increase quickly (plus 12% in 4 month). For a standard room you get a better value at Susteran MBC, FX 72 or Rima.
Tel +62 385 21197 and +62 385 2420016 (landlines) and +62 82234239493 (mobile)
Spring Hill Hotel
The most fancy (and most expensive) new hotel set in a beautiful garden with rooms
and bungalows in luxury countrystyle, a nice restaurant and a good location.
Rates start at Rp 750.000 for a deluxe room. Also a suite available. To be booked via many websites.
Tel +62 385 2420892 (landline) +62 813 39372345 (mobile)
Susteran Maria Berduka Cita (monastry)
If Sindha is too classy or too expensive this monastry guesthouse is the best option in Ruteng. Keep in mind that it's not done to share a room for a non married couple (...)
Rates Rp 150.000 - Rp 250.000
Tel +62 385 22834 (landline) and +62 813 93763129 (mobile)
Wae Lengga (Manggarai Timur)
Guesthouse Leko Lembo
The guesthouse is on the beach 7 kilometers beyond Aimere in a relaxed setting.
From/to Bajawa around 1 hour, 15 minutes. The owners are a Dutch/Flores couple who are also active with projects (on Flores and Sumba) for example to control malaria, building watersources etc. Check also: www.stichtingkarunia.nl
Leko Lembo has a view right opposite Gunung Inerie in Ngada which is across Aimere Bay. It's a tranquil place set in a garden amongst the villagers. Wake up around 5 am to watch the sunrise.
Rate: Rp 350.000 for a double room including breakfast. Meals and drinks are available on request. Also via Booking.com
Tel+ 62 8223 663 9712 (mobile, Jeanette)