Lokasi berada dotengah kota waingapu dan dekat taman kota waingapu mudah mencari toko souvenir sekitar hotel dan restaurant sekitar hotel juga banyak, kamar tidal terlalu bagus lebih terkesan kotor apalagi kamar mandi sangat kotor
Saya menginap bersama seorang teman saya, tempatnya cukup strategis, dekat dari tempat makan, kamarnya cukup bagus, kami memesan kamar tanpa AC, cukup panas sebenarnya hanya menggunakan kipas angin di kota Waingapu, tapi dengan harga murah, you got what you pay for
I arrived late, around midnight, and was told the only room available was the most expensive. I was too tired to go elsewhere after having spent 60 hours on ferries travelling from Larantuka via Kalabahi, Kupang and Savu. The air con worked, the bed was big and I slept well. In the morning, upon closer inspection, the room could have done with a good clean. The bathroom was grotty. But my biggest complaint about this hotel is the breakfast - slice of bread warmed in a toaster and smeared with a skerrick of margarine! Really? And for IDR 300K! The coffee was ok, though.
Very bad managed hotel. My room was not clean. Dustbin was still full with rubish. They keep the same sheet on the matress and don't change it. The shower was broken so they said use the bucket!!! Breakfeast very poor, 1 piece of bred and a cup of tea or coffee. And i took what they said "the best room".
Yes they misspelled it maybe 40 years ago and unfortunately for them the correct spelling has been usurped by the more recent Sandalwood Hotel chain and Safari directs you there. So...the Sandle Wood Waingapu Sumba I have stayed at frequently over a period of 27 years. Like all hotels it has had its ups and downs but a review on Traveloka in 2015 by a Kiwi called Alan was a low point and is no longer accurate or justified. The grandfather who had it built and designed the fish pond and garden sadly passed away years ago and the eldest son who inherited it had other businesses and was frequently away so it did get rather run down in some of the standard rooms. Then when he set about renovating it he had a heart attack and had to go to Malaysia for a heart bypass operation so the renovation stalled and his son was still studying in Bali. Now his son Andrew lives in Sumba and has become more involved and overseen a major renovation. Old tiling has been replaced and new flush toilets and showers installed to replace old fashion traditional mandi . The rooms have been repainted and new windows, curtains and mosquito screens installed for the above window ventilation. The standard rooms are large with a comfortable large double and additional single beds. Also an even larger family room has been added all with no current increase in room rates to my surprise. A new efficient generator is on the way to replace the old one as there can be power cuts like everywhere in Indonesia. My last visit was over Xmas 2016 for 10 days and I had no reason to complain. The breakfast is basic but if you need something more substantial speak to the manager Mr Sonny or ask to speak to the son Andrew who lives nearby. It has the best hotel location in Waingapu being central but behind the main road and less than 5 minutes walk to restaurants (Mr Kafe recommended) the market or shops. There are other hotels like the modernised Elvin(formerly Elim) that is twice the price on the main road and next to a busy hospital. There is also the Merlin and as the tallest hotel has a good view from the roof but again on the main road, opposite the main petrol station and the standard room I once tried was small and pokey with a windowless 'bathroom' and very noisy. The Elim hotel alongside a river I have not viewed inside but am told is expensive and next to the airport so I consider to far out. Another small hotel the Kaliuda is a good location but basic, hot and the occasion I viewed its dogs barked at me continuously. The other Sandalwood hotel is too far out of the centre for me. So... I recommend the oldest hotel Sandle Wood for its location, friendly staff, newly renovated at the best price. It allows local traders of ikats and handicrafts to show there wares to you at its entrance and I have bought many items there and enjoyed bargaining with them. I also have never had a problem with security there and comfortable leaving valuables in my room. Finally there is free pick up and return to the airport if you give adequate notice.…