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“Very cosy and comfortable!”
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Hotel Happy Happy
Ranked #2 of 11 Bajawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Very cosy and comfortable!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

A small but nice garden and cheery colours of the Hotel's facade welcomed us to this place. It feels very homely and welcoming. We were shown to our room and offered tea before the check-in process begin. We have booked the Triple Room, it is spacious and very clean with an attached bathroom as well. The bed is comfortable, sheets are clean and smell fresh. Breakfast is another highlight with plenty of fruits, tasty banana pancake and strong coffee! WiFi connection is strong and fast as well. Only stayed one night and wished that I had more time as there is definitely more to explore in Bajawa and Hotel Happy Happy would be a great base. Excellent value for money!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We spent several nights in Happy Happy.
The rooms are very clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful to plan your day trip around Bajawa!
You get free Water to refill!

If you want to sleep without the sound of the mosque from the center of Bajawa, your lucky to stay in happy happy!

The breakfast is gorgeous!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Bajawa is a small town with limited accommodation options, but we were more than satisfied with our stay at Happy Happy.

The rooms are bright and clean, they could just do with a little bit of TLC - there were wires hanging out of sockets, a cracked mirror etc.

The Indonesian manager was very friendly on check-in and gave us welcome teas. However, as other reviewers have mentioned the Dutch male owner doesn't live up the 'happy happy' name and seems to be lacking in customer skills - he's not rude, just doesn't seem interested in his guests!

Happy Happy is one of the first hotels you'll come to in town if you're coming from Ruteng but Bajawa is only a very small town so everything is within a short walking distance. We ate most of our meals at Lucas Cafe which was 5 minutes walk away and had an excellent local menu.

Breakfast was one of the better ones we had in Flores with eggs, toast, fruits, juice, teas.

Happy Happy also had the strongest wifi connection we came across anywhere in Flores and wifi is available in all rooms.

If you're spending a couple of days in Bajawa for trekking/visiting local villages etc, then Happy Happy is a good option for a base.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights an enjoyed this place. Was basic and clean. Hot water was great. Nice breakfast was included with room rate. Free water bottle filling is a nice touch :) We used a guide from here to trek with us one day to Bena, Tolela, etc and he was pretty good--Alfonso was his name. He was very happy and friendly! We ate dinner at Dito's and Luca's which are a quick walk from this hotel. Would definitely recommend this guest house to other travellers!

  • Stayed May 2014
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Happy Happy Hotel is a name to remember and it kept his promises of having comfortable and big rooms (the beds & matresses have been great!) , hot water shower with a very good price value. The breakfast was good.
We were walking around in Bajawa and we haven´t seen any other better choices to stay. Luckily we were traveling in low season, so we did´t book in advance and could get a room upon arrival, but it would be recommendable to do so, since the place is very busy and quickly booked out. The only thing we have encountered during our stay, both managers seem to be not happy at all! We have been very surprised, that we might met someone new, but we did met both Dutch guys. But nobody ever ask us if we would need assistance or some information or made an effort to do more than a quick check-in/out and a rough breakfast service. It was actually quite avarage hospitality, we we don´t mind, since we didn´t want to be friends with the managers, but having a nice accommodation, so in fact I would really recommend that place.

Room Tip: Choose the one not next to the road which can be a bit noisy...but the ones along the hall are fine.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We stayed here the night after staying at the worst hotel in Ende, so discovering a clean, well maintained place was an absolute joy. The room was light, airy and a good size. The bed was very comfortable, and I very much like that we got tea on arrival. Breakfast was lovely. We didn't really want to leave! The owners and staff seemed pretty friendly.

Room Tip: Room 1 was a good size.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Pressbaum, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is presumably your best option to stay overnight in Bajawa. The place is clean and the breakfast was the best we had on our tour through Flores. The only surprising fact is that the Dutch owners did not make any effort to decorate the place. No pictures on the walls, nothing. And if you see how ugly the cables for the reading lamps are fixed you wonder whether any of the owners was present when these works were done.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Henk37, Owner at Hotel Happy Happy, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks for your nice review. But did you noy see the painting in the room,the ikat and pictures outside the room? What is your suggestion for more?
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Property: Hotel Happy Happy
Address: Jln. Jendral Sudirman, Bajawa, Flores 86413, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Flores > Bajawa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Bajawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel near the center and the intrance of Bajawa, with only six rooms available. A Dutch family from Ameland the Netherlands runs the hotel.After travelled across Flores about 10 times.Our purpose is to give you a warm feeling the time you are staying with us and also to provide the service you require.Our manager and guide is Alfons. He has been guide for many years. He can arrange transport and trips for you. The breakfast we serve is unique for this part of Flores. Homemade bread, juice, fruits and an excellent pot of coffee or tea. It keeps you going for most of the day ... more   less 
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Hotel Happy Happy Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia

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