info Maumere budget hotel
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 12:06 AM Last Post By: dc1
Jun 21, 2012 11:26 AM
Jun 21, 2012 11:35 AM
1The Wini Rai (number one of the two of the same name).
Jun 21, 2012 11:42 PM
Jun 22, 2012 3:11 AM
Am currently staying at Wini Rai 1 and got one of the back rooms for 50,000 (shared mandi) with fan. There are higher priced rooms (don't know how high they go) but I asked for a cheapie as soon as I crossed the doors.
Not sure about on-line booking though. The hotel could be cleaner overall with the shared mandi needing a bit of a clean and update but at 50,000 a night I'm not complaining.
There is a wini rai 2 more central but I walked past it today and I'm glad I chose where I am now.
Bemos run past constantly and the lovely ojek lads are always available to do a quick run if you don't want to walk into the centre (2 or 3 km).
Gardena Hotel is well thought of in LP book but after doing some on line research before I got here I was put off by several different complaints.
The staff at Wini Rai 1 are very helpful and always smiling - for my nightly fee a great price.
Off to the beach tomorrow for 2 nights - google search helped me decide where to stay there!!
Airport to that hotel - no idea how much a taxi will cost but an ojek to Immigration nearby to the airport costs me 3,000 each way on two return trips today.
Jun 25, 2012 2:39 AM
Jun 27, 2012 4:02 AM
Dec 5, 2012 7:03 AM
We were there on the end of November 2012. We found good review on the hotel, but is n't true. It is hotel with very bad service, not friendly staff. On the bed were plenty ant and in room on floor other insect. Shower room very dirty and is not working well.
The staff was very annoying, mainly one person, his name was Hironimus. He presented as owner, but probably not true. He tried sell to us over priced deals. On the end we bought through him tickets from Maumere to Ruting with fast car. He promised to us bring tickets later, he did n't bring its. On morning we were in rush, we forgotten to ask about its. It was big mistake. In Ruting, we were very bad surprised, when we had to pay again. We tried to call back to hotel, but they did n't answer to us. We lost 750000 for tickets for three people.
On the end we found on internet more bad stories about the hotel and staff.
Dec 6, 2012 12:06 AM
research is always helpful in that if research had been carried out by yourselves then you would never have gone to Gardena.
I used Maumere 3 times during my east flores travelling (visa extension stops). Some horrendous stories from good hard core long term travellers..... one used the guys at Gardena as a visa sponsor and actually handed all his passport etc over to them for them to submit to immigration..... surprise surprise his immigration exit slip went missing before the documents got to immigration.... it cost money for it to be retrieved as immigration refused to accept the application without the missing "slip"
Amazing that the owner and his right hand man can look people in the face and ask for money to recover something which is apparently lost.... but they did and they probably still do.
Bags feeling light?
Coffee table looking bare?
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