It's okay for one night but the rooms were not cleaned properly and the bathroom was stinky without towels or toilet paper. The breakfast was okay but there were not enough chairs. Things you should expect when you pay 500 thousend ruphia per night. We wanted to have a driver for one day but she wanted to charge us 2.1 million. For example she wanted 1.5 million for a small Ikat. In total the prices are way too high for the dissatisfing Service.
We arrived here on foot after the owner of nearby Palm Bungalows had not registered our booking and had no room available. The owner Jenny was very helpful and offered us a somewhat old but clean and big enough room with a good bed and bathroom, which we happily accepted. We had a nice local dinner at her place with a fellow traveller, she quickly fixed a problem with the shower and arranged us a driver to Kelimutu the next day, and a shared car to Bajawa the day after. The accommodation is located on the main road so can get fairly noisy at times, but this is the case for most accommodation in tiny Moni. Transport and the room may have been a bit on the expensive side (but not too bad), so in hindsight I would probably have bargained a little more if we would not have been looking for a room last minute. Overall happy with our stay though!…
This is a bit of a hard review to write, as staff here were very nice and the accommodations clean at first glance. I’m not sure if we went at a bad time, but we incurred power and water outages. These were bothersome, particularly as one of them occurred when one of us was all soaped up in the shower. Staff tried to remedy the situation as fast as they could, but it was still disconcerting. In addition, the quilt (which was needed due to the cool weather) smelled musty. We were not sure if the cover had been washed (there was no top sheet) or if the quilt needed to be cleaned. I do have to admit that odours sometimes prevent me from sleeping if I find them disagreeable. Finally for the negatives: our room was facing the street. It was like having a highway cross our bedroom. We had to get up at 4 am to see the sunrise, so we didn’t get much sleep. Otherwise, the hotel itself is well located, within a very short distance from one of the coolest cafes in town (i.e. Mopi’s Place).…
This room was chosen by the Tour Company we were using for our across Flores Island land tour (5D/4N). This hotel faces the main road (only road) through town so had motorcycle & other traffic noise in the evening. Check in was swift with room on the main floor, up a few steps, with a deck (table & chair). The room was large enough for a Queen bed, & our luggage. One night stand, power outlet for 3 charges, no wi-fi, bathroom with shower in middle, 2 towels and hand soap at sink, a basic, clean room. Breakfast included, choice of eggs/toast or banana pancake with tea/coffee served out front of room at time of your choice. We both had omelettes, very tasty. Fine for a one night stay.
Stayed here in March! Jenny arranged for the stay transportation to and from airport and to the sites. She arranged for our transportation to the major attractions. Also don’t miss a home cooked meal from her. She made sure we felt at home and she made time to chat as we discussed cultures. The place was nice and I thought we got a great place (upstairs room). In the lodge these were the newer rooms. Location was perfect a 5 minute walk to the town stuff. Jenny alone will make your stay worthwhile here.
ESTEVANIA LODGE meet all our requirements for a one night stay whilst visiting Kelimutu on an organised tour. Our hostess Jenny certainly knows how to whip up a yummy 😋 banana pancake for breakfast. This is a friendly basic place to stay in Moni and not far from Kelimutu. We had a great view from the upstairs balcony and it was fun to watch the passing traffic, locals at work, children going to school and all the daily activities that occur in a small town. Upon arrival Jenny showed us to our room which consisted of a double bed with a bathroom attached. The room was basic and clean and we were offered a cup of tea and had a pleasant chat with her. It has a friendly homely environment and their was much fun and laughter heard later that night with all their family around. Always nice to hear and they made sure that they quietened down at a reasonable time for us to go to sleep as we had to get up early the next morning for our walk up to Kelimutu. Thanks Jenny for your hospitality. …
Nice, clean rooms, all with hot water and good water pressure. The rooms upstairs are slighty newer, nicer and therefore a little pricier. We stayed downstairs and besides the noise of passing vehicles (the lodge is located directly on the main street) we had three wonderful nights here. Breakfast (either banana pancake or delicious toast with omelet, served with coffee or tea) was good. Host Jenny was lovely. Room prices are negotiable in low season.
We stayed in the ground floor rooms which had comfortable beds, were very clean and had a hot water shower - best bathroom I had on Flores! Jeny was great, helped us sort out our trip up Kelimutu and our onward travel as well as cooking us a delicious home cooked meal.
We reached Moni in the night and stayed in this simple and basic guesthouse for a night. next day we had to go to Kelimutu and later travel to Ende. We had reservations for 4 rooms. The landlady was nice and check in was smooth. Rooms, bed and bed spreads were clean and also bathrooms were quite big and clean. Only problems were charging points. Hot water was available for shower. Landlady was very co-operative and she looked into all the requirements. Food was good especially breakfast and we all thoroughly enjoyed the banana pancakes. She allowed us to prepare Indian breakfast also in her kitchen!!!. its a simple and nice place for an overnight stay on the Flores tour since there are very few options in Moni.
Our family of 3 stayed at Estevania Lodge. Jenny was very welcoming and polite. We got a double room with an extra bed for our child for 500 000 IDR. Price includes breakfast ( coffee/milk/tea + fruits+ banana pancakes/ eggs with toast). Most properties have similar standards in Moni. See pictures as reference. It was a bit loud but we managed to rest from 9pm till 4am . We didn't shower here therefore I can't say if the hot water was working or not. FYI Flores has the tradition to bury their dead at the front of their house. firstname.lastname@example.org +62 812 37915480 ( Jeny)