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Golo Hilltop Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Labuan Bajo
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London
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6 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This review is well overdue by a year and apologies are forthcoming. We stayed in February 2013.

Amazing view, basic rooms and simple breakfast in the morning, but you don't mind when you have such a sumptious view. There is a swimming pool which has been recently installed, it's lovely (albeit baking in the sun). There is a lovely bar just down the road where you should definitely catch a sunset (Paradise Bar). Altogether, a great 2-3 days stopping station or Komodo Island etc. We had chosen this place over the new 4 star hotels which were offering amazing deals and we didn't regret it one bit!

As a sidenote, we left a cuddly mascot in the bedroom. It's been travelling with us for a few years and whilst it might seem silly, we were devastated when we realised we had left it in the room. The Dutch ladies who run the Golo went well out of their way to reunite us. They sent someone to the airport with it but couldn't get through immigration (as we had just gone through). It was then after we had emailed, they sent it in a box to our new hotel and would't accept any more money for it. A small token, but a very welcome one and indicative of the great service of this place. THANKS!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Golo Hilltop is a simple but nice B&B run by two Dutch ladies. The rooms are quite spacious and also clean: nothing really fancy, but all the basics are there: AC, a small fridge, hot water, etc. However, the views you get from your room's veranda are what make this hotel truly shine: we could never get bored of watching the magnificent tropical bay of Lubuan Bajo. It gets even better when you look at it from the nice new pool they got built last year. Be sure to get a taste of the chicken nuggets they serve too: we thought them great!
We also got our 2 day Komodo boat tour booked via Golo Hilltop in advance, which went quite smooth because the we got quick replies to our e-mails, The tour itself was a really great experience. Our guide, Jos(eph), was also a really nice guy, as was the crew of our boat.
All in all we highly recommend this place and will definitely stay here again should we return to Flores and we would surely book trekkings via the guesthouse as well.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We had a very nice and relaxed stay in this hotel. The views from this location are amazing, the kindness of staff and owner (Ingrid) was more then perfect. The bungalow was simple, contains everything you need, and very clean. You have AC, fan and musquitto nets in the room. The terrace is also a pleasant spot to relax and watch the sunset and sunrise.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night and it was plenty. The view is wonderful and the wifi is also good. The room was also clean but very BASIC ie it makes a college dorm room,Motel 6 and Red Roof inn look luxurious. There were also plenty of Mosquitos and not a bug spray or coil anywhere. The restaurant menu is also very limited. Eggs or 1 pancake for breakfast and sandwiches and Indonesian basics for lunch or dinner. In Labuan Bajo you need to prioritize your requirements. Pick Golo for wifi and Luwansa for a nice room and good bed.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

i stayed 2 nights in Golo, the staffs and owner were very friendly. I was alone there so I have enough time to chat and hang around with the staffs, om sam, ivan and om pieter. Humble and nice service, the room were clean and spacious. I admire the view from the room number 10. try!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

After having traveled for two weeks in Indonesia, it was a wonderful treat to stay at the Golo Hilltop Hotel. This place is the spot to stay if you want a fresh, tidy, well organized home. It was the first time we've seen someone come out and spray down and clean a table immediately after a guest has used the restaurant - the staff is trained well to keep the place spic and span. The room at the top is amazing - number 8. Incredible views and sunsets. Would suggest to improve - broaden the menu a bit more for dinner - while there are lots of restaurants in town, it's just nice to hang out in such a clean environment and have a great meal, with great views and not have to treck down town and end up needing another shower before bed. Second - perhaps don't put so much chlorine in the pool - perhaps we were there the day it was cleaned but the Chlorine was really too strong to enjoy the pool, though the pool was spotless on that day. Finally, as others have mentioned a little more generous breakfast would be greatly appreciated... one pancake or a small helping of eggs is hard to hold one over when you're going to venture out for the day. Include juice - it's only $1.50 usd more, but would leave a lasting impression.

Loved the two day, one night boat tour we were set up on - while expensive, you get what you pay for, and our guide Lexi was fantastic, the food on the boat was plentiful, and the snorkeling amazing... didn't even need to dive to see the mantas. Overall it was a great place, Judith was a gracious host, so friendly... and super responsive on emails coordinating everything. Thanks for making our trip great! We'll be back!

Room Tip: room 8 at the very top has the best views!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Golo Hilltop is a friendly place with amazing views. We stayed in one of the bungalows on the top. Great pool, clean and simple rooms.
Limited options on the restaurant menu, but there are a lot of places to eat in town. Good location if you don't fancy staying in the middle of town. Thought the beds were a bit hard.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Golo Hilltop Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Jl. Binongko, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Labuan Bajo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Labuan Bajo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Golo Hilltop Hotel & Restaurant 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golo Hilltop Hotel & Restaurant Flores, is a modest hotel, located in Labuan Bajo, a city at the tip of Flores Island in Indonesia. Labuan Bajo is a base to explore the surrounding islands for the world class diving, wildlife viewing and for some of the least crowded beaches and tiny islands and of course the infamous Komodo and Rinca.Golo Hilltop is a small Boutique Style hotel run by two Dutch women and presents a pleasant family atmosphere. It is situated on top of a hill about 1 km from the city centre, this makes it a quiet and relaxing place but everything is still on walk-able distance. This hotel is a haven for nature lover and adventurous and is away from the town area. The bungalows are spacey, bright and clean. Each bungalow has its own balcony providing nice views of the ocean and a daily sunset. It provides comfortable stay with a variety of guest’s rooms - deluxe, superior and standard rooms. With all these services, this hotel provides a perfect camp to 'explore' Labuan Bajo. ... more   less 
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