Ok so I stayed here because the online recommendations seemed ok. I stayed in April 2014 just for one night so i could get the bus the next day to Moni.
They have a sheet of paper with the prices on and tried to charge me 150,000 but at the bottom of the paper i saw a cheaper rate and asked for that one which i got for 75,000. The room had three single beds in, not that nice and blood on one of the beds. The room was too hot for me so i slept with the door open to get some breeze through as there are no fans in the rooms. This was not great as i am a single, woman traveller and was concerned with the door open, too hot with it closed. I go no sleep!
The family there are lovely. Two giggly teenage girls, a talkative young lad and an older man, I presume the father. Their English is non existent so sign language is the only way forward. After i arrived they offered me food and donuts and I sat and watched a film with them in the front lobby area.
The hotel felt very empty and isolated. I was quite happy to leave even though they were lovely people. I was on my own, maybe in a couple it would have been better. Maybe i should have checked a few rooms before saying yes but with the language barrier, it was difficult.
This is definitely a place to stop for one night only! For me though, i cant stand hot rooms so i wouldnt go back there. I would be interested to know what the other hotels around are like and to compare them. I had much better stays around other areas in Flores however I feel that Maumere is totally missing a trick.
To go to the bus station, leave the building and turn right. Walk for about 5 minutes and on the right you will see an empty gravel space. This is it, however im sure one of the bus men will see you first so just speak to him.
- Also Known As:
- Wini Rai Maumere, Flores, Indonesia